Thursday, 16 October 2008

Sigur ros - Benaroya Hall - Seattle 05.10.2008 - RE-MASTER 2008

Sigur ros - Benaroya Hall - Seattle 05.10.2008 - RE-MASTER 2008

Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again . . . this is a really great show. It starts off softly with 'Heysatan' and 'All alright' before cranking up with 'Ny Batteri'.
There is something special now, with 'Njosnavelin' where at the end, Jonsi sings a heart rending solo which gave me goosebumps. Another song of note is 'Festival'. Jonsi holds a consistant barely audible note for about 30 seconds which is exquisite and as you can hear is appreciated by the audience. Maybe doesnt sounds that impressive? Try it !
Maybe its just me but i'm sure Jonsi is using some different effects for his guitar, check it out during Vio vel til Loftarasa. Also i wish i was there because just before Meo Blotnasir he talks away in Icelandic for a while before asking the audience "do you understand the word 'seiour', it means sing, can you sing with us now?" I just wonder who he was talking too? This is Seattle USA ! If you speak Icelandic I would love to know what he says
This is a fantastic quality concert, not too far from retail quality, so massive thanks to the taper - "cut_here" Enjoy


01 Heysata
02 All alright
03 E-bow
04 Ny batteri
05 Njosnavelin
06 Vio spilum endalaust
07 Hoppipolla
08 Meo blotnasir
09 Inni mer syngur vitleysingur
10 Vidrar vel til loftarasa
11 Saeglopur
12 Festival
13 Gobbldigook
14 -Encore- (not included)
15 Flotavik
16 Popplagio

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Pasword: victoryrosemusic

PS - (kellydeathless) This remaster surpasses some soundboards i have heard - superb quality


Anonymous said...

Are any of these soundboard recordings?

J Arthur said...

Jonsi holds that note in Festival for an INCREDIBLY long time in the Bonaroo show I have. He did the same thing at the end of "Sven-g-Englar" when I saw them in Kansas City a few months ago. Looking forward to this show.


Unless indicated as SOUNDBOARD or FM BROADCAST some of these are from the audience BUT the you will find the quality is not that different ! Hence why i am remastering them. In some cases a taper version has proved better than a soundboard. Give them a try, i very much doubt you will be disapointed :)

J Arthur said...

I really, really love this version of "All Alright". The song has been difficult for me simply because of the vulnerable, fragile nature of Jonsi's vocals. It's a beautiful song and I know I'll come around to the original version but for now it's almost painful to listen to. But here it's not quite as intimate and that works to it's advantage for me right now.

This is a great show.