the din - technically live





[01]  Leamington, Ontario  [01:37] 

[02]  "75"  [03:09]  

[03]  Alleyways And Apartments  [03:52] 

[04]  In Search Of The Perfect Moment  [03:37]

[05]  Learn To Fly [Foo Fighters]  [03:40]

[06]  Out Of My League  [04:15]

[07]  Remember  [04:21]

[08]  The Old Apartment [Barenaked Ladies]  [03:09]

[09]  Flux  [02:53]

[10]  Times Like These [Foo Fighters]  [04:19]

[11]  Potato (Should've Known Better)  [03:01]

[12]  With A Little Help From My Friends [The Beatles]  [02:25]

[13]  The Rose  [04:57] 

[14]  A Drive Through The Peninsula  [08:07] 

[15]  Differences  [05:18] 

     On 12 August 2016, The Din took the stage at the Baldwin Auditorium at The Tech in downtown Sault Ste Marie, to celebrate the release of their debut album, Give In To The Din. The  388-seat auditorium hosted a paid crowd of 335 eager concertgoers, many of whom had ties to the local music scene, including various members of local media and other performers.

     Serving as the springboard for their promotional efforts surrounding their debut album, the group delivered an energetic and blistering set of original and cover material alike. Featuring renditions of all nine album cuts, including a fresh arrangement of Remember which saw the original track electrified for full band performance, the set list was crafted around the central theme of promoting Give In To The Din. In addition to the nine album cuts, four fan favorite cover songs were also included, as well as the non-album original track Differences, a track which was initially recorded for the album, but ultimately wasn't included. Opening the concert is Leamington, Ontario, an extended introduction for the set's first proper song, "75". Heavily promoted ahead of time by various local media outlets, the concert was filmed by Christian Lemay of Shaw Spotlight, later airing as the pilot episode of OnStage, a series airing performances from local artists and bands.

    The song performances included on the record are largely unaltered, though occasional missed notes have been smoothed over in post-production. As is the case with the group's 2018 live album The Suburban Sendoff, preservation of the human element on the live tape was of the utmost importance when trimming the audio for release. However, with Technically Live, some between-song banter was trimmed from the tape to make for a higher-energy release with less downtime between cuts. The recording plan used at the auditorium included a single microphone solely dedicated to capturing crowd noise, which aided efforts in post-production to include as much applause and crowd interaction as possible during and between songs.

     The live board audio was recorded and subsequently mastered by Daniel Schmidt of Pretoria Hill Productions, and edited further for commercial release by Mike Haggith of MorningStar Studios. Released over five years after the concert for digital download, the live album compliments the 2016 release of the full concert video on Shaw Spotlight's YouTube channel.

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