||Great sounding recording from a
very rare charity concert. Mark Knopfler, Guy Fletcher, Glenn Worf and
Richard Bennett performed an intimate and "acoustic" concert (at least no
drummer) for a sold out crowd at Boothbay Harbor's Opera House. All proceeds
from this sell-out concert are to be be used to benefit The Opera House
Challenge, a fundraising effort with a goal of $500.000 and an approaching
deadline of 30th September 2006. Apart from the fact that this was a unique
charity concert, it also features various songs that Mark never performed
live before. Mark's voice and guitar sound a bit louder than usual and with
the sound being fantastic, it must be an In Ear Monitor recording. On this
recording, you can hear exactly what Mark hears when he's on stage.
It's a soundboard recording, but
it isn't from the "Front-of-house" soundboard, but from the "Stage Monitor"
soundboard. Since these signals are
separate monitor board mixes sent via a wireless frequency to the receiver
pack that each musician wears, anyone with a wireless multi-channel receiver
can record it as long as they know the frequency. And that's what probably
happened during this show. A really special recording, complete concert.