Paradiso, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Recording date: July 10, 2007
Engineers: Aram Verwoerst Peter Bakker and Jurriaan Balhuizen, Pieter Brouwer.
The venue is inside an old church, which has been transformed into a "temple of music". It is located on de Weteringschans, bordering the Leidseplein, one of the nightlife and tourism centers of the city. Outside, the building is somewhat dark and forbidding. The main venue in the former church interior has high ceilings and a balcony overlooking the stage area, with three large illuminated church windows above the stage. The acoustics are rather echoey, but improvements have been made over the years. In addition to the main venue, there is a smaller cafe stage on an upper floor and a cafe in the basement.
Recorded using 4 DPA 4006 Omnidirectional microphones
and a Genelec 1032 monitor to play back the sweeps.
Paradiso was opened by the city in 1968. On May 26-27, 1995, the Rolling Stones played two semi-acoustic concerts at the Paradiso. Scalped tickets reportedly sold for many thousands of dollars. Recorded tracks from these concerts were released on the Stones' Stripped album later that year. Keith Richards said that the Paradiso concerts were the best live shows the Stones ever did. (Wikipedia.org)