Taper : larryrulz
Rig : CA-14 (cardioid) > Sony M10 (24/44) > Audacity (amplify, tracking) > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000 (FLAC tags)
Sound Quality : Audience - Sample Below
Length : 110.12
01. intro to the film "I Am Easy To Find"
02. after film Q & A
03. stage entrance / intro to concert
04. You Had Your Soul With You - with Julien Baker
05. Quiet Light
06. Roman Holiday
07. The Pull of You
08. Hey Rosey
10. I Am Easy to Find*
11. Her Father in the Pool* (Live debut)
12. So Far, So Fast*
13. Dust Swirls in Strange Light* (Live debut)
15. Underwater* (Live debut)
16. Hairpin Turns
17. Where Is Her Head - with Julien Baker
18. Light Years
19. intro to Not in Kansas
20. Not in Kansas*
21. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
22. Bloodbuzz Ohio
23. Fake Empire
*with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Audio Sample :
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio - New York 22nd April 2019 [larryrulz]
This was a very cool event. The National have a new album "I Am Easy To Find" which will be released next month.
In addition, they made a short film of the same name with director Mike Mills which utilizes many of these new songs.
They put together a mini tour of 5 nights in 5 cities (Paris, London, NYC, Toronto, LA) to premiere both the short film and the new album.
The night started with a short intro by lead singer Matt Berninger, followed by a screening of the 25 minute film, followed by a Q & A with Matt, Aaron Dessner, Mike Mills, moderated by Julien Baker.
After a 45 minute break, the concert began. The entire album was played, almost in sequence, culminating in an encore which ended with 3 of their most well known songs.
There was a full string section on stage, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus was featured on several songs. As you can imagine, this was a very difficult ticket.
StubHub prices were still $400+ before fees on the day of the show.
I managed to find a reasonable pair on The National's subreddit page.
I'm a casual fan, but I love these special events, and this was definitely worth the trouble.