CASPIAN‘s benefit concert from The Old South Church in Boston, MA is available for streaming.
‘Live At Old South Church’ Track Listing:
01. Last Rites (Live)
02. The Dove (Live)
03. ASA (Live)
04. Concrescence (Live)
05. Sycamore (Live)
Get the LP version here.
Here’s the official statement:
On Friday night, October 22nd, 2010, Caspian played a benefit concert in Boston, MA at The Old South Church. the performance was a benefit for Amirah, a non-profit organization located in Boston dedicated to providing whole-person care for victims of human sexual trafficking. Now, we’ve wanted to release live Caspian material since the first time we ever saw them perform; if you’ve ever seen them play, then you know why. On this evening in particular, the band was in that special place that special bands go when things come together perfectly during a performance, and keep in mind we were in a MASSIVE, Gothic Revival style church built in 1875. I suppose the term “epic” would fail miserably in trying to convey the sheer size of the sound that was reverberating hundreds and hundreds of feet from wall to wall to ceiling to floor. Natural reverb, an organic wall of sound. Again, if you’ve seen the band perform, you have witnessed this impenetrable wall, but never like this. Not in a building this size, or in a room this conducive to utter aural bliss. For those lucky enough to be witnessing the event this evening, it’s highly unlikely that anything ever felt quite so “religious”. The audio of this experience was captured, and while it’s true that there’s nothing like actually being there, this recreation is about as close as it gets. It’s our privilege to bring these first official live recordings of Caspian to you, in a way we feel is indicative of the sheer power on display when the band performs. If you’ve never seen the band, this should serve as the ultimate motivator in making that happen as soon as possible. If you have seen the band, just close your eyes and imagine.
1000 of these will be pressed total. with 200 of them on a record store exclusive white vinyl, not available anywhere online. The 5 color jackets will be printed on 20pt SBS stock and feature an image of the church the performance was held in. $2 from every sale will be donated directly to Amirah. This serves as the proper documentation of an evening that will live on for eternity.