Mark Knopfler
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey
July 25, 2008

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Track List:

Disc 1:

Why Aye Man
What It Is
Sailing to Philadelphia
True Love Will Never Fade
The Fish and the Bird
Hill Farmer's Blues
Romeo and Juliet
Sultans of Swing
Song for Sony Liston

Disc 2:

Band Intros
Speedway at Nazareth
Telegraph Road
(Encore Applause)
Brothers in Arms
So Far Away
Going Home (Theme from Local Hero)

Geetarz Comments:

What a night! This was my first show at the fairly new Performing Arts Center. A true 21st century venue, the acoustics were superb and we were treated with one of the best sounding shows ever. Mark and band were in top form, and everything was perfect, including the lighting.


2nd Row Center Balcony > Church Audio Cards > Church 9100 Pre > Edirol R-09 > SD Card > PC > SoundForge 9 (Normalize, Edits) > CDWav > FLAC (Level 5) > You !!!

I had (after a long wait after I placed my order) just received my new set of Church Audio cards in the mail, and decided to break them in on this show. I literally opened the package on the way to the venue. So imagine my dismay when I began recording and saw that the left mic was running quite a bit hotter than the right mic, as they are not properly matched.

This is the untampered, original recording. If anyone would like to take a shot at equalizing the channels, feel free. In the past when I've had mic issues I've simply taken the better channel and mirrored it for a mono signal; that may be the best option here in the future but I wanted to get the original recording out there.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did the concert, which was one of the musical highlight of 2008 for me (out of 35+ shows!).

Recorded, Edited, and Torrented by Geetarz, December 2008.