Taylor Hicks at the Roxy, March 18 2009, FLAC and mp3 download


(Thanks to Cali50 for the photo!)

Taylor Hicks
The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, California
March 18, 2009

source: SP-CMC-20>SP-SPSB-9>Edirol R-09
location: back of the floor, center, a few feet from the soundboard.
conversion: R09>audacity (gain)>CD Wave>FLAC Frontend
taper: T&Jam (tandjam@hotmail.com)

Hear samples in my recap post: HERE.

Guitar: Josh Smith
Sax: Brian Gallagher
Percussion: Luis Conte
Drums: Gary Novak
Organ: Tim Carmen
Pedal Steel Guitar: Jay Leach
Bass: Michael Mennell

Disc 1

1. The Distance
2. Give Me Tonight
3. Heaven Knows
4. The Maze (tags: Inner City Blues/Warm Love/Be young, Be Foolish, Be Happy)
5. crowd noise –banter- “This is where it all starts: Right here at the Roxy Theatre..”
6. Hide Nor Hair
7. Nineteen
8. Gonna Move (tag: Old Weakness)
9. Woman’s Gotta Have It
10. crowd noise
11. I Live On a Battlefield

Disc 2

1. The Deal
2. Seven Mile Breakdown (harp)
3. –banter- “a nice manly voice”
4. The Right Place
5. banter>>Once Upon a Lover
6. What’s Right Is Right
7. Soul Thing (tags: Mama Said/Eastbound and Down)
8. crowd noise –calling for encore-
9. encore: My Sweet Lord

16 bit flac files:
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Always FREE.

When you click on the dl links, you will see a folder of files. There is a link at the top to download the entire folder at once, instead of one track at a time.

I think that audio recordings of live shows are where it’s at.

Good quality recordings of live shows are great for the artist in terms of viral marketing and great for the fans, but there is always the risk that once the recordings are out there, someone could burn them to discs and start selling them on eBay or someplace else. It is this risk that makes many artists hesitant to come right out and publicly state that they allow or even encourage taping of their live shows. And it is this risk that makes some artists come out against audience recordings all together.

Every time a pirate sells a show, the artists who preformed the show thinks twice about allowing audience recordings. Every time a pirate sells a show, it puts the tradition of sharing live music for free at risk.

If you enjoy these recordings, and you would like to get more free recordings of you favorite artists performing live, then please support the artists by buying their albums, going to their shows, and reporting the illegal sale of taped shows whenever you see them.

Please, never, ever, pay for audience recordings.


32 Responses to “Taylor Hicks at the Roxy, March 18 2009, FLAC and mp3 download”

  1. 1 Malisa
    March 21, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Thanks, thanks, thanks!

  2. 2 Malisa
    March 21, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I did all the searching I could to figure out the drummer and I give up.

    I’ve read in a couple places that Lamar (or is it Lemar or is it LaMar or is it LeMar) Carter was at the first three shows (or some of them). I don’t think he was the drummer at either So Cal show.

    The drummer’s name was announced at the Belly Up show, but the price for standing up front was that the sound was not as clear as it might have been elsewhere and I didn’t catch it.

    I thought that the band was announced at The Roxy. I guess we’ll all get a chance to hunt for it now.

    But I’m sure someone out there knows and can help.

  3. 3 Harp
    March 21, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Thank you so much for these downloads!

  4. March 21, 2009 at 10:47 am

    You’re welcome, Harp. enjoy!

    Thanks for trying, Malisa…

  5. 5 MusicFan
    March 21, 2009 at 10:55 am

    There are no words…. but I’ll try… THANK YOU!!!

    What a special memory, having been at The Roxy that night. For those that couldn’t be there, this is such an awesome chance to have the experience. I know we will all enjoy this forever.

  6. 6 griz
    March 21, 2009 at 11:57 am

    A FYI – Luis Conte – percussion – played with Michael Nesmith of the Monkees back in the 1980’s

  7. 7 WooTaylor
    March 21, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    The album is now ALIVE! Thanks Lisa, for your midwifery!Love it! Sound is fabulous! Are you headed to San Fran??hehe

  8. 8 TMW
    March 21, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Just to remind everyone that Taylor has asked for no recordings. I made the mistake of assuming it was lifted when pictures were allowed at The Roxy and posted this blog’s link on one of his fansites. Sorry Taylor! And as much as I would love these versions, I won’t be downloading them.

  9. 9 TMW
    March 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    From Taylor’s MySpace:

    Thursday, January 15, 2009
    Live Show Policy
    Please note that for all live appearances, there is a strict no recording policy. This applies to all video recording devices, including amateur and professional video cameras as well as cellular telephones. This policy will be strictly enforced.

  10. 10 osb
    March 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I know I saw the drummer’s name somewhere, but, I can’t seem to find it.

    These are really great, Lisa, thanks for sharing!

  11. 11 Danielle
    March 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    How lucky are we that the crowd was cool for this show? I’ve heard a lot of pretty reasonable ‘amateur’ recordings wrecked by crowd noise that puts the performer in the background. So having a cool Roxy crowd on the floor when a real taper happened to be there —- SCORE!

  12. 12 anothersusan
    March 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    TMW, in 2009 this is referred to as “viral marketing.” You can read about it online. It’s good for the artist…..promotion and all that.

    Thanks for the MP3s. I’ve purchased WalMart’s, Target’s and the bonus track on itunes, but it’s great to enjoy these live versions as well.

    P.S. I love this site.

  13. 13 Redrosespeedway
    March 21, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you so much!

  14. 14 fishwater
    March 22, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Lisa, sounds great! Good job!

  15. March 22, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Thanks for all the comments! I’m so glad so many are enjoying the music. The music’s the thing.

  16. March 22, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for the downloads – I’m listening (and enjoying) as I type.

  17. 17 FT
    March 22, 2009 at 8:01 am

    What a fantastic recording!!! Thank you so much!!

  18. 18 Playford
    March 22, 2009 at 8:46 am

    What a great treat and what a wonderful job. I cannot comprehend the amount of time you put into this.
    Yes, it’s all about the music and I applaud you for putting it out there for us.
    I hope you’re enjoying some kick back time. 🙂

  19. March 22, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Hey Sojie, long time no see!

    Playford, I loved every minute I put into this, I really did.

  20. 20 merlyn61
    March 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    thanks for the download, downloading now. waiting to hear it!!

  21. 21 LucyInTheSky
    March 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Unbelievable! Thank you!

  22. March 23, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Lisa, I’ve had a chance to listen to your tape a couple of times now, and I just want to say, this is a terrific recording. I know how hard it is to get a good capture of a highly amplified show. This is so clear and balanced, no distortion or reverb that I notice in listening for pleasure. Finding that sweet spot to record, doing your own dancing and cheering on the inside, so as not to disturb the sound: well done, girl!

  23. March 23, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Thanks, boolz. I know you’ve made some audience recordings, too. It’s a pretty fun hobby isn’t it?

  24. 24 hickifino
    March 23, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Wonderful !! Thank you, thank you!

  25. 25 Malisa
    March 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I know you filled in the question mark on the drummer, I’m just pointing it out here in case it has been driving anyone else as crazy as it has been driving me.

  26. 26 Basenji
    March 23, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Digesting….domo arigato. Back later.

  27. 27 AH
    March 24, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Lisa, can’t thank you enough for these files .. have some idea of the effort and $$ you’ve put into learning to do this. Am very grateful for the taper community because, like you, I’d rather have good audio than video 95% of the time.
    It would be wonderful if Taylor would recruit tapers everywhere he does shows and file a permission letter with archive.org so they could upload there. For someone like TH who is so good in a live setting, having show audio available is a great way to keep the fan base “fed” and recruit new people as well.

    Basenji, so very glad to see your post .. you have been missed.
    (btw AH = AgingHippie)

  28. 28 Playford
    March 24, 2009 at 3:14 am

    AH, great idea….if only in a perfect world…….

  29. March 24, 2009 at 4:45 am

    AH, as I understand it, Taylor did give Archive.org permission to host his shows, pre-Idol. But then Idol came along and put the kabosh on everything post-Idol. Now that he’s his own man, perhaps he will update his permission there. I hope so!

    As far as recruiting tapers…yeah, that would be cool. I also hope some more fans get into audio recording. Fans like maybe you, AH!

    I started because Dewey inspired me… I’m just a beginner with some fairly inexpensive mics and a recorder…If you go to a lot of concerts, and the idea of trying to get the best audio you can sounds fun, it’s a great hobby.

  30. 30 cali50
    April 27, 2009 at 7:54 am

    I’m late to the party, here, Lisa. But just want to say thanks. These are beyond wonderful! What a great way to relive that night!

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