THE GREAT PARK '03/04/18 COQ D'OR, OLTEN, SWITZERLAND'

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THE GREAT PARK '03/04/18 COQ D'OR, OLTEN, SWITZERLAND'

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Live recording from The Great Park's concert in Olten, Switzerland in April 2018.

Hand stamped CDr and insert in a 100% recycled sleeve.

Part of the Live Recordings series - each recorded by ourselves and released in simple physical editions and digital downloads.

01. Song For Fee (live 03/04/18)
02. Boys, I Am Worried (live 03/04/18)
03. The Royal Canal (live 03/04/18)
04. The Leaving, Or What's Left Of It (live 03/04/18)
05. If There Could Ever Be Anything As Mean As A Man (live 03/04/18)
06. Lover O Lover (live 03/04/18)
07. I Do Wrong (live 03/04/18)
08. The Woods Were Full Of Them (live 03/04/18)
09. When I Was Single (live 03/04/18)
10. (talking)
11. Five Miles Down The Lane (live 03/04/18)
12. (talking)
13. Song For No One (live 03/04/18)
14. Barbara Allen (live 03/04/18)
15. SUPER GOOD ADVICE (live 03/04/18)
16. So Long Song (live 03/04/18)

Some context and words about the recording:

This was the last concert of a Spring tour through Germany, Paris and Switzerland. The night before I had played at El Lokal in Zürich and it had gone really well. I like the Coq d'Or very much, but it was a quiet Tuesday night there and the room was pretty empty. A few good friends came along, and perhaps another table of guests were there for the concert, but anyone else in the room was there by chance and I didn't have the impression that too many people were into it. A few, mostly bored young faces staring collectively at phones and a couple chatting at the bar. In most other occasions it would have been disheartening, but I was ok to be playing such a low key night at the end of a fairly hectic period.

Anyway, I think I played a quieter set of songs than on most dates that month - of course I could have been a lot braver with what I tried this night but I like the selection here somehow. As it is this is probably one of the better ones to listen to if you weren't there. Less talking in between songs, less 'fun' in the room, you get the idea.

'Five Miles Down The Lane' was played for Joelle, 'Song For No One' was a very surprising request and I didn't get an encore.

I recorded this the same way as most of my concerts these days: a Zoom H5 recorder from the mixing desk and the stereo mics recording the room. As the desk was at the very back of the room there was a little too much distance and noise from the mics so there's not quite as much ambient sound as I would have liked. But fine.

The photo on the cover is by Daniel at https://www.instagram.com/coqdor_olten/

Thanks for visiting and please share if you enjoy this stuff,
Stephen

ps
I don't mean to sound pissed off here, or low or anything like that - I honestly wasn't and I think it was a show to share somehow. That's why it's up here.

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The complete concert in a variety of high quality audio formats available to stream and download through Bandcamp.

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