[Bootleg Filter] Help me recreate my girlfriend's most memorable experience
September 17, 2009 9:09 AM   Subscribe

My girlfriend's birthday is next month and I would like to offer her the opportunity to relive her most memorable experience: Radiohead's Concert at Coliseu dos Recreios (Lisbon) in 24 July 2002. Can you help me do it?

She often talks about the hum she took home from the concert's last music, Karma Police. I would really love to see her smile when she listens to it once again...
To do this I'm planning to give her a mp3 player loaded with a recording of that particular concert. The problem is that I can't find it!
I've already found a setlist. I was even able to find some bootleg collectors that listed this recording, but they didn't answer me and on their websites they stated that they would only trade recordings.
Do you have any suggestions on where to look next?
posted by racardoso to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Here.
posted by alynnk at 9:15 AM on September 17, 2009

If you want, I could download / convert / burn it for you.
posted by alynnk at 9:16 AM on September 17, 2009

Duh. Just realized that you won't be able to see the torrent link without registering for an account. Sorry! But it's the one you're looking for, promise.
posted by alynnk at 9:25 AM on September 17, 2009

I didn't check if these links actually work, but a little googling led to this.
posted by modernnomad at 9:40 AM on September 17, 2009

And disc 2, with karma police.
posted by modernnomad at 9:42 AM on September 17, 2009

Response by poster: What can I say?

I feel dumb for not finding this links before but I really googled for it. Honest!

Thank you very much alynnk and modernnomad!

I will definitely tell her who helped me with this.

MetaFilter rules!
posted by racardoso at 9:50 AM on September 17, 2009

Best answer: Unfortunately, modernnomad's links seem to go to an MP3 paysite (unless I should really allow some scripts to get download access). This tactic is to appear to be a plain directory with files listed, but it's just to get you to pay some nomnial fee to a sketchy company who found the files on some P2P system or whatnot. If "MP3" is in the URL, it's usually a safe bet that the site will try to sell you MP3s, even if it doesn't look like that from the initial search results.

Dime A Dozen is a reputable site: they only share unreleased material with lossless encoding. They have a list of artists and venues you cannot share, based on statements from the bands or locations, and will kill any torrent with released material. The files will be a lot larger than MP3s, and just because there is no loss due to encoding doesn't mean the recordings will be great. Many posts include MP3 samples, to help you check if you really want to download the set, and people will often comment on the recording quality for big name artists like Radiohead (you may have to take a chance with the recordings of bands with smaller followings).

If you're not sure how to turn those FLAC files into an audio CD, wikipedia has a list of programs supporting FLAC in some fashion.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:03 AM on September 17, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks, filthy light thief!
I was trying access those files and failed, of course.
I did download the torrent from Dime a Dozen and I am very pleased with the quality of the recording.

Thank you all very much!
posted by racardoso at 10:33 AM on September 18, 2009

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