25 October 2011

2002.11.06 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta USA - Re master v.02














2002.11.06 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta USA - Re master v.02

Lineage: DAB>DA120-F batt box>sharp md-sr60
Quality/Performance: 90/100

Great concert, very clear voice, nice seperation and balance of instruments. Can't really fault this one!

Set List:



01 Vaka
02 Fyrsta
03 Samskeyti
04 Salka
05 Ný Batterí
06 Njósnavélin
07 Svefn-G-Englar
08 Milano
09 Hafssól
10 Olsen Olsen
11 Popplagið
12 Outro

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8 October 2011

2002.11.01 Beacon Theatre, NYC - Re master



















2002.11.01 Beacon Theatre, NYC - Re master

Lineage: Unknown: AUD
Quality/Performance: 87/100

Flawless concert with a great 'big concert hall sound' Despite having such a big concert hall sound the sound is very nice, well balanced and an effortless joy to listen to.

Set List:

01 Vaka
02 Fyrsta
03 Samskeyti
04 Salka
05 Ny Batterí
06 Njósnavelin
07 Svefn-G-Englar
08 Milano
09 Hafssól
10 Olsen Olsen
11 Popplagið

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24 September 2011

2001.07.13 Montreux Jazz Festival - Re-master V.03 1st Gen















2001.07.13 Montreux Jazz Festival - Re-master V.03 1st Gen


Lineage: Soundboard DAT (PIAS promo recording) > CD-R (1st gen) > EAC v0.99 prebeta 5 (Secure Mode) > FLAC > Abode Audition 3 > FLAC > you
Quality/Performance: 100/100

This is the 3rd time now this concert has appeared here but with very good reason. This final version, presented here I have mastered from a 1st generation copy of the original, kindly passed to me by Einzak.
I must stress this version sounds nothing like the other versions we have heard to date. This definitive Master is nothing short of superb in every way. Whilst the original had a wonderful, calm, mellow sound, this final Master sounds Epic!
A lot of work went into this master and I now feel completely satisfied with this particular concert and feel excited for fans and new comers to Sigur rós to experience the band at their very best. You can also download this via torrent over on Dimeadozen . 

Set List:

01 Nýja Lagið
02 Fyrsta
03 Samskeyti
04 Svefn-G-Englar
05 Ný Batterí
06 Vaka
07 Mìlàno
08 Olsen Olsen
09 Dauðalagið
10 Hafssól
11 Popplagið

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23 September 2011

2002.10.30 Massey Hall, Toronto Re-master















2002.10.30 Massey Hall, Toronto Re-master

Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/Performance: 89/100

As Ive said before, for some reason the most incredible concert recordings seem to come from this venue. This one is no exception. You can hear its in a big hall but the way the sound fills the hall is so beautifully done as to get a feeling of depth, weight and the sheer power from this music. A wonderfully different sound from the last 3 posts. We see Milano and Daudalagið making a first appearance. Milano in particular a nice surprise as it isn't listed on the notes. I really love the 'background' singing on Milano that Jónsi does. I can't remember if its unique, the way he does it here but the way he ends Milano is exquisite. Also there is a very interesting extended version of Daudalagið here with the intro lasting 4.20!

Setlist:

01 Vaka
02  Frysta
03 Samskeyti
04 Ny Batterí - False Start
05 Milano
06 Ny Batterí
07 Njósnavelin
08 Svefn-G-Englar
09 Salka
10 Hafssol
11 Daudalagið
12 Popplagið

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18 September 2011

2002.20.10 Sodra Teatern, Sweden Re-master v.03













2002.20.10 Sodra Teatern, Sweden Re-master v.03

Lineage: CoreSound Cardioids -> Denon DTR-80P @ 44.1 kHz transfer: Denon DTR-80P -> Audiowerk8 (coax in) -> Cool Edit Pro 2.00 editing: Cool Edit Pro 2.00 (minor editing) -> CDWave 1.6 (track 
Quality/Performance: 90/100

For those who prefer their concerts not too bright and quite subdued (essentially as they sound un-mastered) this one should really satisfy. Very nice relaxed, well measured, soft, mellow concert. Lovely

Set List:

01 Vaka - Missing
02 Fyrsta
03 Samskeyti
04 Ny Batterí
05 Njósnavelin
06 Svefn-G-Englar
07 Salka
08 Hafssól
09 Von
10 Popplagið

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2002.10.24 Philhamonie, Koln FM Re-master
















2002.10.24 Philhamonie, Koln FM Re-master

Lineage: Unkown FM
Quality/Performance: 70/100

Quite a quiet sound with everything coming from a distance and at times a little strained. Not a very typical FM sound but its not too bad and having a unique type of sound will suit some people who prefer it.

Set List:

01 Vaka/Fyrsta/Samskeyti
02 Ny Batterí
03 Njósnavelin
04 Svefn-G-Englar
05 Salka
06 Hafssól
07 Von
08 Popplagið

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2002.10.24 Swedish TV Interview

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2002.10.16 Spark 7 Hall, Vienna FM - Re-master


















2002.10.16 Spark 7 Hall, Vienna FM - Re-master

Lineage: FM>DAT
Quality/Performance: 84/100

Fine recording although its quite full sounding due to it being an FM broadcast. Still very nice though. The Flac downloads include 3 different versions of cover art

Set List:

01 Intro
02 Vaka
03 Frysta/Samskeyti
04 Ny Batterí
05 Njósnavelin
06 Svefn-G-Englar
07 Salka
08 Hafssól
09 Von
10 Popplagið
11 Olsen Olsen

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2002.10.13 Akifumi, Japan - VIDEO



Includes Interviews & live material including an incredible performance of Guitardjamm
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17 September 2011

2002.10.06 Ambassador Theatre, Dublin - (2nd night ) Re-master















2002.10.06 Ambassador Theatre, Dublin - (2nd night) Re-master

Lineage: SBD DAT
Quality/Performance: 100/100

Same equipment/taper as the last 2 concerts so the quality is just heaven sent! Perhaps out of these three this is the best, its hard to say but it looks like you will have to just download them all :)
A couple of points of interest, Von sounds (again) phenomenally good with the drums rolling beautifully through the sound stage from right to left with Jónsi letting rip in the background in such a way you would probably sell your grandmother/give your right arm to be in his shoes at that time!!
Avalon is played in full and interestingly morphes into Olsen Olsen a rare encore. Also maybe rarer is Jónsi speaking, saying thank you and saying " we are going to play one more song for you as you such an amazing audience and kind off little bit similar to Icelandic people, a little bit crazy in the head but thats nice "
Must add a huge thanks to who ever taped these shoes x


Set list:

01 Intro
02 Vaka
03 Fyrsta
04 Samskeyti
05 Ny Batterí
06 Svefn-G-Englar
07 Salka
08 Hafssól
09 Popplagið
10 Avalon
11 Olsen Olsen

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12 September 2011

2002.10.05 Ambassador Theatre, Dublin - Re-master
















photo by rory mcgarrigle





Alt. art with thanks to KiDG


2002.10.05 Ambassador Theatre, Dublin  - Re-master

Lineage: Unknown SBD
Quality/Performance: 100/100

There is nothing I can fault about this concert, everything is just wonderful. It is quite an exceptional stand out concert  because of the drums and the stereo field. The drums are just...epic. Perhaps the best Ive heard on any of these recordings! and if you listen closely during parts of Von you actually hear different drums on different ears, which in quite extraordinary on a live non-commercial recording. I didn't do much work on this one, if anything I had to calm it all down! Its difficult to say if this 'the' best live recording of Sigur Rós but I'd say its easily within the top 5. Couple of interesting historical points, the intro is the start of Starálfur blending into Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása and I think this may be the first time that Jónsi sings the whole of the end of Vaka out loud (it began as quite a subdued end) It sounds like he steps back from the mic, almost as if he's testing it out? Later as it developed Jónsi really belts out Vaka at the end. Seeing him do this  :)
You can see what I mean here: @5.20 onwards (never fails to give me goosebumps)

Setlist:

01 Intro
02 Vaka
03 Fysta
04 Samskeyti
05 Ny Batterí
06 Njósnavelin
07 Svefn-G-Englar
08 Salka
09 Hafssól
10 Von
11 Popplagið

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11 September 2011

2002.10.02 The Leadmill, Sheffield UK - Re-master V0.2
















2002.10.02 The Leadmill, Sheffield UK - Re-master v.02

Lineage: SBD DAT
Quality/Perfromance: 95/100

What an amazing start to the 2002 concerts! A new addition to the *Top Ten Concerts* The quality of this soundboard recording is stunning. What sets it apart from others is the incredible balance of everything, the bass is rich and deep whilst the cymbals come across as deliciously crisp and above everything Jónsi's voice effortlessly soars cleanly and crisply. The performance of Salka is perfect here, perhaps the best Ive yet heard. Von also is sublime. The only thing that stops this being a perfect live recording is the sound of the drums bouncing of the walls for a few moments during some of the songs.

Set List:

01 Intro
02 Vaka
03 Fyrsta
04 Samskeyti
05 Ny Batterí
06 Njósnavelin
07 Svefn-G-Englar
08 Salka
09 Hafssól
10 Von
11 Popplagið

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6 July 2011

2002.04.21 Odin's Raven Magic - Barbican Centre UK - Re-master















2002.04.21 Odin's Raven Magic - Barbican Centre UK - Re-master

Lineage: Unkown
Quality/Performance:95/100

The re-mastering of this amazing concert has breathed new life into what is a modern classic. I have removed all clapping in the interludes so you have a pretty much seamless concert.
There is some excess noise on the first two tracks which unfortunately came with the original, I tried to EQ them out but in the end I have just left them so as not change the track as a whole. Sorry.
If you havn't got this one get it, if you have it already be sure to download this re-mastered version - its well worth it

Setlist:

1. Chapter 1 7:21
2. Chapter 2 8:07
3. Chapter 3 7:47
4. Chapter 4 10:17
5. Chapter 5 6:22
6. Chapter 6 9:18
7. Chapter 7 21:20
~ Download contains extras such as images and program

Sigur Ros - drums, keys, bass, guitar, stone marimba, programming
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson - composer
Steindór Andersen - rhymer
The London Sinfonietta Orchestra
The Sixteen Choir

This score is based on a lost chapter of the bible of norse mythology, the edda.

the edda was originally an unwritten oral history of heathen and early christian scandinavia, where the region's isolation led to a long changeover period to organised religion around 1000ad. the stories, myths and legends of heroic deeds and nordic strife were collected together by persons unknown sometime during the 12th and 13th centuries, before being recorded by danish scholars during the 17th century.
in the 19th century the authenticity of one of the chapters was questioned by a later generation of academics, and 'odin's raven magic' was excised from the text, adjudged as a 15th century fake. now some 150 years later new research has concluded that 'odin's raven magic' was indeed authentic and this autumn it is finally being reintroduced to the edda. it is the loss, and subsequent rediscovery, of this hidden history that sigur rós and hilmar örn hilmarsson are marking here.

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2001.10.26 Free Jazz Festival, Rio de Janeiro - Video (Re mastered soundtrack)

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2001.01.17 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia - Video




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2001.10.15 Club Quattro, Tokyo - Re Master - PENDING















2001.10.15 Club Quattro, Tokyo

Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/Performance: 65/100


Quite a tricky one to do due to the quality, so we have quite a rough, dirty sound which has a big emphasis on the high end giving this concert quite a sibilant sound. In some cases there can be limitations on improvements in quality depending on the original recording so, as in the case here, this is not the best in terms of quality but it does have quite a unique sound. I think its good though overall to have concerts here that emphasise different types of sound with some for example, displaying a large booming drum bass and others, such as this one having more emphasis on the higher end. For those who like a very clear crisp sound this concert will please

Set List:

01 Vaka
02 E-Bow
03 Svefn-G-Englar
04 Álafoss
05 Lagið i Gaer
06 Olsen Olsen
07 Fyrsta
08 Samskeyti
09 Daudalagið
10 Ny Batterí
11 Popplagið

PENDING

20 June 2011

2001.10.14 Shibuya Club, Quattro, Tokyo - Re master



















2001.10.14 Shibuya Club, Quattro, Tokyo - Re master

Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/Performance: 75/100

This particular concert has a very clear sound with more emphasis on the high than the low end frequencies. The main work with this particular concert was to bring Jónsi's voice back to the centre of the soundstage. A good sound over all but there is some small clipping during the loudest parts.
(You'll have to forgive the use of the same photo twice!)

Set List:


01 Vaka
02 Njosnavelin
03 Ný batterí
04 E-bow
05 Nýja Lagið
06 Olsen Olsen
07 Fyrsta
08 Samskeyti
09 Svefn-G-Englar
10 Dauðalagið
11 Popplagið

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22 May 2011

2001.10.12 Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan - Re master



















2001.10.12 Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan - Re master

Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/Performance: 70/100

Lot of work went into this one. The sound was ok-ish but very 'muddy' Over all Im quite happy with the results. Although it still lacks some 'meat' and overall warmth/depth its a fabulous concert with some exceptionally measured slow paced playing, as in Álafoss

Set List:

01 Vaka
02 Njósnavelin
03 Ný Batterí
04 E-bow
05 Álafoss
06 Olsen Olsen
07 Fyrsta – Samskeyti
08 Svefn-G-Englar
09 Daudalagið
10 Popplagið

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2001.10.06 Wiltshire Theatre, Los Angeles - Re master















2001.10.06 Wiltshire Theatre, Los Angeles - Re master

Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/Performance: 88/100

Faultless show in both quality & performance. A very nice balance of clear vocal & instruments and some elements of a 'big theatre sound' Very nice

Set List:

01 Vaka
02 Njósnavelin
03 Ný batterí
04 E-bow
05 Álafoss
06 Olsen Olsen
07 Fyrsta - Samskeyti
08 Svefn-G-Englar
09 Dauðalagið
10 Popplagið

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2001.10.04 Warfield, San Fransisco - Re master v.02















2001.10.04 Warfield, San Fransisco - Re master v.02

Lineage: Unknown AUD

Quality/Performance: 87/100


Quite a well known and loved concert from 2001. Despite being an audience recording Jónsi's voice is very clear and in the fore front of the mix making it a very enjoyable concert

Set List:

01 Vaka
02 Njósnavelin
03 Ny Batterí
04 E-Bow
05 Nyja Lagið
06 Olsen Olsen
07 Fyrsta
08 Samskeyti
09 Svefn-G-Englar
10 Daudalagið
11 Popplagið

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2001.09.18 Massey Hall, Toronto - Re Master



















2001.09.18 Massey Hall, Toronto - Re Master

Lineage: Unkown AUD
Quality/Performance: 70/100

For some reason every Sigur Rós show from this venue has been spectacular, with this one being no exception. The whole concert is exception although sadly its let down by 'soft clipping' of the bass drum. With a bit of imagination you can pretend you are there at the venue and the bass drum is mic'd a little too loud...which in general works! with the exception of Lagid i Gaer in which the bass is very noticeably clipped. Don't be put off though, the sound itself is wonderful. In fact of all the various 'sounds' from these audience recordings this is my favourite type. Im wondering if some of those lovely DPA mics where used?

Set List:

01 Nyja lagið
02 Njósnavelin
03 Vaka
04 Lagið í Gær
05 Álafoss
06 Ný batterí
07 Fyrsta
08 Samskeyti
09 Olsen olsen
10 Svefn-G-Englar
11 Dauðalagið
12 Popplagið

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2001.10.01 St.Andrews Cathedral, Vancouver FM - Re master














2001.10.01 St.Andrews Cathedral, Vancouver - Re master

Lineage: Unknown FM
Quality/Performance: 95/100

Quite simply one of, if not THE very best concert of Sigur Rós. Certainly my favourite from 2001. There's a danger of me writing pages on the good qualities of this one so I'll just put in two words:
Truly Magical!
NB: This is no different from the previously posted version. One of the main reasons of this new layout and Sigur Rós dedicated blog is to host the final versions of all the masters Ive done. During the course of mastering the first round I learnt many new things including a now finalized and agreed upon naming/tagging system for these concerts. This means though that I have to re-upload some of these concerts, but its good in that I can take a second critical listen to the first masters I did and if there are any that I feel can be improved upon can take the time to do just that so that by time this project is completed we should have a complete and exhaustive collection of live Sigur Rós material, properly mastered to get the very best out of each of them

Set List:

01 Vaka
02 Njósnavelin
03 Ny Batterí
04 E-Bow
05 Álafoss
06 Olsen Olsen
07 Fyrsta
08 Samskeyti
09 Sven-G-Englar
10 Dauðalagið
11 Popplagið (fades out early)

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14 May 2011

2001.09.22 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia - Re Master V.02

















2001.09.22 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia - Re Master V.02

Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/performance: 75/100

This is a slightly revised 2nd master of this newly arisen concert. The sound itself on this 2nd version is more rounded and much smoother around the edges. It won't be ranked amongst some of the greatest recordings we have but its still a very listenable and powerful concert. Another small change I made on this version was to master it particularly to be played loud. Because we are so fortunate to have such a great collection of live material it gives me on occasion opportunities to do something a little different. In this case to master it going with its strengths and as such it sounds very powerful played loud! Thanks again to Alyssa for her kindness in getting in touch and passing this on.

Set List:

01 Lagið Í Gær
02 Àlafoss
03 Olsen Olsen
04 Fyrsta
05 Samskeyti
06 Svefn-G-Englar
07 Dauðalagið
08 Popplagið

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8 May 2011

2001.09.18 Gem Theatre, Detroit USA - Re master














2001.09.18 Gem Theatre, Detroit USA - Re master

Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/Performance: 80/100

Powerful big sounding Audience recording concert featuring some rare recordings of songs such as Syndir Guðs and Lagið í Gær. An interesting concert to master, it was a challenge to balance all the various elements. The end result is a more balanced, smoother, crisper, less harsh experience. Not perfect but the sound still works very well though for the bigger tracks such as Lagið í Gær.

Set List:
01 Nyja Lagið
02 Vaka
03 Syndir Guðs
04 Lagið í Gær
05 Alafoss
06 Samskeyti
07 Sven-G-Englar
08/09/ Daudalagið and Popplagið Not Recorded

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2001.07.04 Quart Festival, Kristiansand Norway FM - Re master















2001.07.04 Quart Festival Kristiansand, Norway FM - Re master


Lineage: FM
Quality/Performance: 95/100


Almost faultless recording with no hissy FM elements at all except a little at the beginning where there is some tuning going on :) Sven-G-Englar & Vaka are of note here as they are early versions which feature different beginnings and endings than later versions


Set List: 


01 Sven-G-Englar
02 Vaka
03 Samskeyti
04 Ný batterí
05 Olsen Olsen
06 Dauðalagið
07 Popplagið


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7 April 2011

2001.06.03 Mini Festival - Laugardalshollin Reykjavik IC - Re Master












2001.06.03 Mini Festival - Laugardalshollin Reykjavik  IC - Re Master

Lineage:Unknown FM
Quality/Performance: A

Very nice FM recording. Actually sounds quite the opposite of an FM recording, quite flat & neutral. Perhaps a little too much low end but overall a very pleasing concert

Set List:
01 Fyrsta
02 Samskeyti
03 Vaka
04 Rímur - Hugann seiða svalli frá
05 Rímur -  Fjöll í austri fagurblá
06 Daudalagið
07 Popplagið

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3 April 2011

Rímúr - Tour EP with Steindór Andersen


















Rímúr - Tour EP with Steindór Andersen

Information from: http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/disco/steindor.php

In early 2001, sigur rós set out to record some songs in their newly-completed Álafoss swimming pool studio with their friend Steindór Andersen. Steindór Andersen is a fisherman and chairman of the Icelandic Poetry Society, called iðunn. Steindór is a chanter/singer of the traditional Icelandic epic poetry form called Rímur. Rímur are narrative poems which generally tell stories of Icelandic heroes and epic battles which have been passed down generations in Iceland through word-of-mouth since the 14th century. Rímur were regarded as a performance art; a good Rímur chanter would engage his listeners with his clever rhyming schemes and catchy melodies. Rímur were performed on winter nights when inhabitants sat occupied by their work (making clothing from wool, wreathing horsehairs into ropes, cutting tools from wood, etc.) For seven centuries, this was icelanders' only branch of entertainment and it's only recently that this tradition has dissolved.
the Steindór Andersen ep contains six songs, three of which Sigur Rós accompany him on. Two songs feature Steindór alone and the last song on the cd is Steindór and his friend Sigurður Sigurðarson singing the poem Lžkurinn (the stream), recorded under the bridge of the stream by Sigur Rós's studio.
1000 copies of the cd were printed and sold in the spring tour of 2001, where Steindór joined the band to perform the songs from the ep. (here is a photo of Steindór performing with the band.) The cd was sold in a blank white paper case and the artwork on the cd itself was minimal. there are currently no plans to release this cd.


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2001.05.08 Irving Plaza, NYC - Re-master



















2001.05.08 Irving Plaza, NYC - Re-master

Lineage: Unknown
Quality/Performance: B

A good performance and a fairly good quality recording although spoilt by clipping in the louder sections although some of the quieter songs are ok. For this reason I've only uploaded a 320mp3 version for the benefit of those who may have a specific interest in this particular concert.

Set List:

01 Ný batterí
02 Nýja lagið
03 Viðrar vel til loftárása
04 Sven-G-Englar
05 Rimur - Hugann seiða svalli frá
06 Rimur - Fjöll í austri fagurblá
07 Daudlagið
08 Samskeyti
09 Olsen Olsen
10 Hafssól
11 Popplagið

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2001.05.02 KCRW Radio Session










2001.05.02 KCRW Radio Session

This event marked Sigur ros's 1st exposure to America. As Nic Harcourt, the host DJ says "Agaetis Bryjun is the most requested and continuously out of stock import that the record stores have" Its great to hear a young Sigur ros talking about the future especially in retrospect. There is some beautiful reverbed guitar playing on the begining of the Hafssol. Always makes me laugh hearing Kjarten blowing a quick raspberry at the end of Hafssól!
edit: This is the first lossless version Ive found of this one  so is a huge improvement on the previous posted version. (first posted in 2008)
With thanks to 'Tranehead'

Set List:

01 Olsen Olsen
02 Hafssól
03 Interview

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31 March 2011

2001.05.02 Fillmore, San Fransisco, USA - Re Master v0.2



















2001.05.02 Fillmore, San Fransisco, USA - Re Master v0.2

Lineage: Unknown Aud
Quality/Performance: B+/A

After a disappointing quick listen to the original I almost didn't master this one but thank goodness I did as it has turned into one which actually sounds really good and has a quite unique and  particular sound, which is always welcome on these masters. What strikes me most about this one is how you get something of the power of a Sigur Rós concert in terms of the depth of the low end parts of the sound. One thing I remember very clearly from seeing them in 2005 was how I could feel the bass guitar going straight through me and hitting the back of the chair! A very powerful experience and one which the sound here reminds me off. This concert also includes my all time favourite SR song as well - Hugann seiða svalli frá, so it gets a double thumbs up. This is a great concert to play really loud. Enjoy :)

Set List:

01 Ný batterí
02 Nýja lagið
03 E-bow
04 Sven-G-Englar
05 Rimur - Hugann seiða svalli frá
06 Rimur - Fjöll í austri fagurblá
07 Daudlagið
08 Samskeyti
09 Olsen Olsen
10 Hafssól
11 Popplagið

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26 March 2011

2001.05.01 John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood - Re Master



















2001.05.01 John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood - Re Master


Lineage: Unknown
Quality/Performance: A+

A Mammoth 12 song performance with a beautifully balanced sound that makes this one of the best all round concerts from this period.

Set List:

01 Nýja Lagið
02 Ný Batterí
03 Syndir Guðs
04 Rimúr - Kem ég enn af köldum heiðum
05 Svefn-G-Englar
06 Fyrsta
07 Samskeyti
08 Daudalagið
09 Von
10 Olsen Olsen
11 Hafssól
12 Popplagið

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25 March 2011

2001.04.24 - FM - Empire, Sheperds Bush, London Re Master












2001.04.24 - FM - Empire, Sheperds Bush, London Re Master

Lineage: Unknown

Quality/Performance: A


Fantastic concert, short but including two quite rare tracks, Syndir Guðs and one of the Rímur songs. Excellant quality with only a little bit of 'FM radio crackle' noticeable during quieter moments.


Set List:

01 Nýja Lagið
02 Ný Batterí
03 Syndir Guðs
04 Svefn-G-Englar
05 Rimúr - Kem ég enn af köldum heiðum
06 Samskeyti
07 Von (Incomplete)
 

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14 February 2011

New 'Streamed' Concert 2001.04.12 Teatro Ciak, Milano IT

Great News! 2nd full length watchable Sigur Rós concert now ready
The magnificent 2001, Milano, Teatro Ciak concert (with a re-mastered soundtrack) is now available to be watched online. This amazing 95 minute concert was the first live appearance of Sigur Rós in Italy...and what a first performance! Huge thanks & gratitude to www.popplagid.com for making this possible.
Sigur Rós - Teatro Ciak, Milano IT : HERE :

9 February 2011

Sigur Rós - 'Streamable' Concert Videos

*News*
Ive been working towards the idea for some time now of having some of the Concerts of Sigur Rós available to be watched directly from within the blog as well as downloadable. Its still a work in progress but the 1st one is available to watch in its entirety : HERE :
Let me know if you have any thoughts/suggestions/ideas but mostly...enjoy :)
Edit: silly of me but I just saw the 'X' at the bottom right of the video, which when clicked makes it go fullscreen ! Awesome :D

31 January 2011

2001.04.21 St. Georges Church, Brighton UK - Re Master V0.3

2001.04.21 St. Georges Church, Brighton UK - Re Master
















2001.04.21 St. Georges Church, Brighton UK - Re Master V0.3



LineageUnkown AUD


Quality/Performance: A


This concert has come as a real surprise, the quality being very different from the 1st time I came across this concert. The sound is just amazingly good but what's most exciting is having the 3 'Rimur' songs here as performed bySteindor Anderson in a quality I don't believe we have heard before. Simply stunning.


However... Only the first nine songs are in this quality. The last four (which originaly I wasn't going to include) are off an inferior 
standard but for the sake of completeness they are included as a '2nd disk'
Part 2 of the FLAC downloads just contains the 3 Rimur tracks if you particularly want those on their own

Set List:

01 Fyrsta
02 Samskeyti
03 Von
04 Ny Batterí
05 Rimur #5
06 Rimur #3
07 Rimur #1
08 DaudlagiÖ
09 Nyja Lagid
~ Second Disk (lower quality)
10 Olsen Olsen
11 Hafssól
12 Sven-G-Englar
13 PopplagiÖ

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2001.04.18 Dreikonigskirche, Frankfurt DE - Re Master

2001.04.18 Dreikonigskirche, Frankfurt DE - Re Master
















2001.04.18 Dreikonigskirche, Frankfurt DE - Re Master


Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/Performance: B+ / A

A great performance featuring a rare appearance from Steindór Andersen the head chap from the Icelandic Traditional Rhyming Society. The sound quality itself is a little mixed due mainly to the size and reverb of the venue itself and some clipping during early parts of the recording. Ironically, on the night Geog himself was a little worried about how the venue acoustics would affect the sound. A few songs though come through very well though such as 'Olsen Olsen' and 'Svefn-G-Englar'

Set List:


01 Frysta
02 Samskeyti
03 Nyja Lagið
04 Von
05 Ny Batterí
06 Untitled With Steindór Andersen
07 Untitled With Steindór Andersen
08 Untitled With Steindór Andersen
09 Dauðalagið
10 Olsen Olsen
11 Hafssól
12 Svefn-G-Englar
13 Popplagið

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28 January 2011

2001.04.17 Kampnagel, Hamburg DE - Re Master V.2

2001.04.17 Kampnagel, Hamburg DE - Re Master V.2











2001.04.17 Kampnagel, Hamburg DE - Re Master V.2

Lineage: Unknown AUD
Quality/Performance: A+ (*Top 10 Concert*)

This concerts sits comfortably within the '*Top 10 Concerts*' category, a category designated to the hand full
of concerts that are exceptional and stand out from the rest by their exceptional quality, performance or both. Even though the first master I had done was good enough I spent a bit more time on this one adding a little more warmth, depth and clarity. Not a huge difference but one which I feel is well deserved. One very lovely aspect of this particular recording is the drums. They have the most prefect reverb and 'boom' but, only at the points where its really needed, for instance during Dauðalagið.
Its not perhaps obvious at first why this is such a great concert because nothing about it really stands out but ironically that is what makes it so good. Its wonderfully balanced, played and leaves you feeling completely satisfied. An epic Sigur Rós at their most comfortable & confident.

Set List: 


01 Fur Alina (Intro)
02 Fyrsta
03 Samskeyti
04 Nyja Lagið
05 E-Bow
06 Von
07 Ny Batterí
08 Njósnavelín
09 Olsen Olsen
10 Dauðalagið
11 Hafssól
12 Svefn-G-Englar
13 Popplagið

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21 January 2011

2001.04.16 Columbia Fritz, Berlin DE - Re master

2001.04.16 Columbia Fritz, Berlin DE - Re master




















2001.04.16 Columbia Fritz, Berlin DE - Re master


Lineage: AUD/WEBCAST?
Quality/Performance: A

A very nice quality concert although there were quite a few 'oddities' that arose during the mastering! Its archived as an audience recording but there were some audio artifacts that appeared, that Ive only seen before; during the recording of a web-streamed concert and there is a brief drop out in signal. For this reason I've amended the lineage. Also the tracks do differ slightly in quality throughout the concert so again this may be possible with bitrates dropping & rising during a stream. Anyway, its still a very nice concert that does seem to share something off a soundboard type element in the audio so its reccomended.




Set List:


01 Fur Alina
02 Fyrsta
03 Samskeyti
04 Nyjá Lagið
05 Olsen Olsen
06 Njósnavélin
07 Viðrá Vel Til Lóftarasa
08 Hafssól
09 Svefn-G-Englar
10 Popplagið (incomplete)

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20 January 2011

2001.04.13 Szene Wien, Vienna IT - Re Master

2001.04.13 Szene Wien, Vienna IT - Re Master
















2001.04.13 Szene Wien, Vienna IT - Re Master


Lineage: SBD
Quality/performance: 100/100

One of the very finest live recording of Sigur Rós we are lucky to have. This one has always easily taken pride of place as one of the top 5 of all time. Not much to say about it as it speaks for itself but listening to the drums on 'Von' is as close to Sigur Rós heaven as you can get!! There is a potential issue with the sound itself as explained in the notes. Any comments gratefully received. Also, perfectionists may wish to adjust some small tagging errors that I made with regard to Icelandic lettering (still learning about the correct use of them!)

Set List:


01 Intro - Fur Alina
02 Nyja Lagið
03 Fyrsta
04 Samskeyti
05 Von
06 Ny Batterí
07 Dauðalagið
08 E-Bow
09 Olsen Olsen
10 Hafssól
11 Svefn-G-Englar  
12 Popplagið

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2001.04.12 Teatro Ciak, Milano IT - VIDEO - Re Master Soundtrack





2001.04.12 Teatro Ciak, Milano IT - VIDEO - Re Master Soundtrack

Very nice audience Cam capture. There is some brief pixalation in parts and the begining starts approximatly half way through Nyjá Lagið but over all a very nice video. Maybe the only video with Jónsi sporting a skinhead haircut!
Its quite a big file at 1.6gb. Ive started .Rar'ing instead of .zip'ing these video files so hopefully there should be no issues with Mac users

See Previous post for set list.

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Watch Below:


Sigur Rós - Teatro Ciak 2001.04.12 (Re-Mastered Soundtrack) from Victoryrosemusic Blogspot on Vimeo.

Download Video - Disc 1 - part1   part2   part3   part4   part5   part6   part7
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2001.04.12 Teatro Ciak, Milano IT - Re Master

2001.04.12 Teatro Ciak, Milano IT - Re Master





2001.04.12 Teatro Ciak, Milano IT - Re Master

Lineage: 
Aiwa CM-30a > Sony MD MZ-R55 > Audiophile 2496 Soundblaster > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)


Quality/Performance: A+

The 1st visit to Italy from Sigur Rós resulted in this fabulous A+ concert. There really is nothing I can fault on this concert. Absolutely fantastic, everything :)

Set List: 


01 Fur Alina / Nyjá Lagið
02 Frysta / Samskeyti
03 Von
04 Ny Batterí
05 Dauðalagið
06 E-Bow
07 Olsen Olsen
08 Hafssól
09 Sven-G-Englar
10 Popplagið

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18 January 2011

2001.04.05 Sal La Victoire, Montpellier FR - Re Master

2001.04.05 Sal La Victoire, Montpellier FR - Re Master
















2001.04.05 Sal La Victoire, Montpellier FR - Re Master


Lineage: AUD / SBD?
Quality/Performance: B++

A very interesting concert to work with. It was documented as being a soundboard which led me to being very puzzled at some of the weird audio discrepancies that were arising during the mastering which have no place appearing on a soundboard recording. To cut a long story short, this is an audience recording and not a soundboard although its still an  excellant recording. Over all its a very good recording/concert but please be aware of the following issues: 1, In some of the loudest sections there is some clipping although its too bad 2, the soundstage is a little off on some of the tracks 3, The tracks are often different from each other but each can be enjoyed on its own merits. Don't let any of that put you off though ! Its still a great concert, in fact in parts, quite stunning

Set List: 


01 Njosnavelin
02 Nyjá Lagið
03 Fyrsta
04 Samskeyti
05 Von
06 Lagi Í Gær
07 Daudalagið
08 Olsen Olsen
09 Hafssól
10 Sven-G-Englar
11 Popplagið

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2001.04.01 Paradiso, Amsterdam NL - Re Master

2001.04.01 Paradiso, Amsterdam NL - Re Master




















2001.04.01 Paradiso, Amsterdam NL - Re Master


Lineage: AUD : Unknown
Quality/Performance A-

The first concert of the 2001's starts perfectly with a fantasticaly powerful performance of Lagið Í Gær. Over all a very good concert although Jónsi's voice does get a little lost in the mix at times

Set List:


01 Lagið Í Gær
02 Nyjá Lagið
03 Álafoss
04 E-Bow
05 Fyrsta / Samskeyti
06 Von
07 Olsen Olsen
08 Svefn-G-Englar
09 Hafssól
10 Daudalagið
11 Popplagið

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13 January 2011

2000.11.17 Schlachthof, Hamburg SBD - DE - Re-master

2000.11.17 Schlachthof, Hamburg SBD - DE - Re-master














2000.11.17 Schlachthof, Hamburg SBD - DE - Re-master


Lineage: Unknown SBD quality / although probably FM Broadcast
Quality/Performance: SBD?: A+


This is the same concert as previously posted although this version does not contain the complete set list. However the sound quality for this one is exceptional and I feel better than the FM one. Also with the previous FM Broadcast post there are elements that sometimes give it something of a feel of an audience recording (although as stated its still a superb concert) There where 2 extra tracks that came with this recording, the radio announcer introducing and ending the show. I haven't included these as they had no relevance to the music although this will explain the sharper than usual fade out at the end of the last track!
A fantastic show and certainly due the mixing, one of the most interesting to listen to from this period

Set List:



01 Nýja Lagid
02 E-Bow
03 Olsen Olsen
04 Svefn-G-Englar
05 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
06 Hafssól

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9 January 2011

2000.11.17 Schlachthof, Hamburg FM Broadcast DE - Re-master

2000.11.17 Schlachthof, Hamburg DE - Re - Master














2000.11.17 Schlachthof, Hamburg FM Broadcast DE - Re - Master


Lineage: Radio1 (cable)> Sony Tuner ST-S390> Sony DAT DTC-670 (A>D)> optical Soundpool SRC44 (48kHz>44.1kHz)> optical Midia Prodif 100> CD Wave Editor recording> Wavelab 3.0cuts/fading> CD WAVE Editor Track Splitting> WAV MKW Audio Compression Tools 0.97b> SHNv3
Quality/Performance: FM: A


An absolutely stunning concert both in quantity and quality. Alafos is simply breathtaking. There is something about the line up of tracks which works really well. This easily goes into my top 10 list of favourite concerts. There just seems to be something so sublime about these 2000 concerts. Enjoy this one, its a special one.
edit: This is a different version to the second post of the same concert. It features all the tracks from the concert but is not as good quality as the latter version (although its still very good!)


Set List:


01 Nýja Lagid
02 E-Bow
03 Álafoss
04 Daudalagið
05 Von
06 Olsen Olsen
07 Svefn-G-Englar
08 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
09 Hafssól


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2000.11.14 Le Bikini, Toulouse FR - Re Master

2000.11.14 Le Bikini, Toulouse FR - Re Master


















2000.11.14 Le Bikini, Toulouse FR - Re Master


Lineage: Unknown
Quality/Performance: AUD: A

I really like this one, it has a lovely warmth & clarity about it. In my notes I gave the quality of the sound from the re-master I did a 95/100 but after a re listen I think the bass has too much presence although this may have had some relevance from the original. Anways, apologies if you also find the bass too overpowering but you should have no problems adjusting your personal EQ to your own taste :) Never the less its still a very nice concert as it stands

Set List:

01 Von
02 Olsen Olsen
03 Sven-G-Englar
04 Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
05 Hafssól

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