Monday, October 17, 2016

NEW: Roger Waters & Eric Clapton live in Montreal 1984 - 1DVD - July 31

Roger Waters & Eric Clapton
The Pros & Cons Of Early Bootlegs
7/31/84 - Montreal


Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Money
If
Welcome To The Machine
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Pigs On The Wing (part 1)
In The Flesh
Nobody Home
Hey You
The Gunners Dream
4:30AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
4:33AM (Running Shoes)
4:37AM (Arabs With Knives And West German Skies)
4:39AM (For The First Time Today, part 2)
4:41AM (Sexual Revolution)
4:47AM (The Remains Of Our Love)
4:50AM (Go Fishing)
4:56AM (For The First Time Today, part 1)
4:58AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)
5:01AM (The Pro's And Con's Of Hitch Hiking)
5:06AM (Every Strangers Eyes)
5:11AM (The Moment Of Clarity)
Brain Damage
Eclipse



Name: The Pros & Cons of Early Bootlegs
Format: DVD
Discs: 1
Recording: audience
Release:
Lineage: Beta master > S-VHS submaster > Digital8 clone > DVD
Taper: Pierre
Equipment:
Generation:
Length: 129 min

Review from Spare Bricks:

Some fans and critics have long labeled Roger Waters 'misogynist', as his lyrical content in The Wall and The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking suggest that women in his life have caused him great harm. Whether it was his mother or his wife, they were castigated as controlling bricks in his personal wall. While The Wall was very blatantly biased against women, Pros and Cons wasn't nearly so, but it got near- universal condemnation for its cover showing a naked woman hitching on the side of the road.

For his first tour apart from Pink Floyd he assembled Eric Clapton's band, basically calling it "Pink Floyd but with Eric Clapton on guitar". He had recruited Slowhand for his bluesy story of betrayal, isolation, and (eventually) redemption. At the time, Clapton wanted a break from being the leader of his own band, preferring to play in the shadows as part of someone else's; he later found the experience "stifling" and only particpated in the first leg of the Pros & Cons tour during 1984, playing nineteen concerts.

Only three performances from this tour were captured by video bootleggers, and all suffer from the limitations of camcorder technology at the time. In 1984, video cameras were a far cry from the palm-sized Handicams of today. The early video bootleggers had very bulky equipment to sneak into the venue, their cameras required quite a bit of light to produce a decent image, and the zoom lenses were very limited at 4-10x. The huge staging for the tour also presented a challenge to the tapers in that there were three large projection screens that depicted a bedroom where the dream occurs and also showed films which told the story of Reg's dream and his family's adventure into the backwoods of Wyoming. These projections weren't bright enough to come across clearly on the video, and thus a good portion of the visual storytelling is hidden from the viewer.

Bootleg videos of this tour have surfaced from East Rutherford (New Jersey), Toronto, and Montreal. Unfortunately, the East Rutherford and Toronto shows were recorded from the side of the stage and didn't offer much view of the projections. The only video filmed from the back of the venue was the July 31, 1984 show at The Forum in Montreal. A typical version of this show on VHS would be extremely dark with very little viewable footage of the backdrop films. There isn't much detail seen in the musicians, due to the distant shot and limitations of the camera. With the advent of computer video editing and correction some of these images could be adjusted, making a slight improvement on the VHS versions that had been in circulation. The result was a bootleg DVD called EC Was Here, released by the veteran PF bootlegging outfit Pigs On The Wing Productions. While this was a functional release, it still left much room for improvement.

Recently, an upgraded version of the Montreal concert entitled The Pros & Cons of Early Bootlegging appeared in the trade circles. The source tape for this show was a major upgrade, as the only S-VHS submaster from the original Beta format camera was cloned to Digital8 tape and used for the new DVD release. The improvement is quite noticeable but the video still does suffer from the technology limitations of the time. The original video was shot hand-held, resulting in some shakiness, so the video was run though 'steady shot' software, resulting in a much smoother video to watch. Some brightness and contrast was added to help bring some detail previously unseen out of the video, however there is still a glowing halo effect around the musicians that apparently couldn't be corrected.

The DVD initially opens to a menu screen that has a background picture of the stage before the concert begins but there is a motion video inlay of the band playing which gives the background a clever appearance of the live concert. Background music is a shortened edit of The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking. The main menu offers the choice of playing the video, going to a song selection menu, viewing a photo slide show, or reading additional information about the DVD. The song selection screen is only one page long with no motion menu or backing audio track and all 24 songs played at the concert are accessible from this screen. The additional info screen lists the original filmer, as well as the person who performed the digital transfer and the DVD authoring. Credits are given to websites where tour information and pictures were acquired. The Photo Slide Show option shows a four-and-a-half minute collection of photographs taken at the concerts, as well as album covers from various album pressings, single sleeves, and bootleg covers. The photos are shown with a backing audio track playing the full version of The Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking.

The full concert is a definite upgrade over previous versions, however it is a shame that a better video of this incredible live spectacle isn't available. This video will give you an idea of the stage presentation but the bottom line is that much of the video is still dark. The audio is from the camera but is able to get a decent recording as the camera was away from the crowds of people who could ruin a recording (like most of the 1977 Floyd audio boots). Overall, I would have to say that despite its flaws this should be a must-have bootleg DVD in any good Waters/Floyd collection. It does represent the best Pros & Cons video from either the 1984 or '85 leg of the tour. Even though you miss quite a bit of the show due to darkness, it is still a vital document for collectors of both Roger Waters and Eric Clapton, and I would definitely recommend this version over EC Was Here.

John Waters is a staff writer for Spare Bricks.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

NEW: Pink Floyd "Some More Secrets" - 9CD - 1967-1988 soundboard

Pink Floyd
Some More Secrets
10 CD box (disc 10 is official and not included)
all soundboard recordings
full artwork included

CD1
01 - Introduction - 1:12
02 - Daybreak I - 8:12
03 - Work - 3:55
04 - Afternoon (Tea Break) - 3:35
05 - Afternoon (Biding My Time) - 5:14
06 - Doing It - 4:04
07 - Sleep - 4:38
08 - Nightmare - 9:15
09 - Daybreak II - 1:23
10 - The Beginning - 5:58
11 - Beset By Creatures Of The Deep - 6:28
12 - The Narrow Way - 5:14
13 - The Pink Jungle - 4:49
14 - The Labyrinth Of Auximenes - 6:40
15 - Behold The Temple Of Light - 5:32
16 - The End Of The Beginning - 6:47

CD2
01 - Echoes - 23:29
02 - Careful With That Axe, Eugene - 12:49
03 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - 14:11

CD3
01 - Cymbaline - 12:28
02 - Atom Heart Mother - 30:01
03 - A Saucerful Of Secrets - 20:33

CD4
01 - Tuning & Intro - 3:29
02 - Raving And Drooling - 11:59
03 - Tuning & Intro - 1:43
04 - You Gotta Be Crazy - 13:28
05 - Tuning & Intro - 1:51
06 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts I-V - 12:31
07 - Have A Cigar - 4:37
08 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts VI-IX - 13:28
09 - Speak To Me - 6:09
10 - Breathe - 2:55
11 - On The Run - 4:32

CD5
01 - Time - 6:29
02 - The Great Gig In The Sky - 6:05
03 - Money - 8:08
04 - Us And Them - 7:53
05 - Any Colour You Like - 8:40
06 - Brain Damage - 3:44
07 - Eclipse - 2:12
08 - Tuning & Intro - 1:56
09 - Echoes - 22:21

CD6
01 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part 1-5) - 11:44
02 - Signs Of Life - 4:27
03 - Learning To Fly - 6:16
04 - Yet Another Movie/Round And Around - 7:12
05 - A New Machine (Part 1) - 1:43
06 - Terminal Frost - 6:21
07 - A New Machine (Part 2) - 0:33
08 - Sorrow - 10:17
09 - Dogs Of War - 8:17
10 - On The Turning Away - 8:59

CD7
01 - One Of These Days - 6:59
02 - Time - 5:40
03 - On The Run - 4:41
04 - Wish You Were Here - 6:15
05 - Welcome To The Machine - 7:10
06 - Us And Them - 7:39
07 - Money (End Cut) - 8:25
08 - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - 6:33
09 - Comfortably Numb - 10:35

CD8
01 - Murderistic Woman Or Careful With That Axe, Eugene - 3:57
02 - The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) - 8:01
03 - Let There Be More Light - 4:33
04 - Julia Dream - 3:34
05 - Point Me At The Sky - 4:25
06 - Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major (Narrow Way Part One) - 4:12
07 - Embryo - 3:11
08 - Interstellar Overdrive - 8:34
09 - Grantchester Meadows - 3:46
10 - Cymbaline - 3:38
11 - Green Is The Color - 6:54
12 - Narrow Way Part Three - 4:43
13 - Vegetable Man - 3:35
14 - Scream The Last Scream - 3:47
15 - Jugband Blues - 3:52
16 - Pow R. Toc H - 4:37

CD9
01 - Intro By John Peel - 0:42
02 - Fat Old Sun - 14:59
03 - One Of These Days - 7:43
04 - The Embryo - 10:46
05 - Echoes - 26:29
06 - Blues - 4:57

CD 1: September 17, 1969 Amsterdam
CD 2 & 3: September 18, 1971 Montreux
CD 4 & 5: April 26, 1975 Los Angeles
CD 6 & 7: February 19, 1988 Melbourne
CD 8 & 9: At The BBC 1967-1971

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in New York 1994 - 2CD - June 11

Pink Floyd
New York
June 11, 1994
artwork included

Astronomy Domine
Learning To Fly
What Do You Want From Me
On The Turning Away
Take It Back
Coming Back To Life
Sorrow
Keep Talking
One Of These Days
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Breath In The Air

Time
High Hopes
The Great Gig in The Sky
Wish You Were Here
Us And Them
Money
Another Brick In The Wall
Comfortably Numb
Hey You
Run Like Hell

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NEW: Pink Floyd "Lonely Hearts In Pepperland" 7CD - 1970-1972 soundboards

PINK FLOYD "LONELY HEARTS IN PEPPERLAND (7 CD´S BOX) SEALED"

ORIGINAL MASTER SERIES,  REF. : OMS 199-205

Discs: 7
Recorder: sbd
Label: OMS 199-205

RLT - Radio Broadcast Live At Palais Des Sports De L'Ile Des Vannes Saint-Ouen, France, December 1 1972

Disc 1

1  Speak To Me
2  Breathe
3  On The Run
4  Time
5  Breathe (Reprise)
6  The Great Gig In The Sky
7  Money
8  Us And Them
9  Any Colour You Like
10 Brain Damage
11 Eclipse
12 One Of These Days
13 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
14 Blues

Disc 2

15 Echoes
16 Childhood End

Winterland Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, September 24, 1972

17 Speak To Me
18 Breathe
19 On The Run
20 Time
21 Breathe (Reprise)
22 The Great Gig In The Sky
23 Money
24 Us And Them
25 Any Colour You Like
26 Brain Damage
27 Eclipse

Disc 3

28 One Of These Days
29 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
30 Echoes
31 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Pepperland Auditorium, San Rafael, CA, October 16, 1970

Disc 4

32 Astronomy Domine (1st Attempt)
33 Astronomy Domine (2nd Attempt)
34 Astronomy Domine (3rd Attempt)
35 Astronomy Domine (4th Attempt)
36 Fat Old Sun
37 Cymbaline
38 Atom Heart Mother

Disc 5

39 Tune Up
40 The Embryo
41 Green Is The Colour
42 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
43 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
44 A Saucerful Of Secrets

Festival De Musique Classique Pavilion De Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland, September 18, 1971

Disc 6

45 Echoes
46 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
47 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Disc 7

48 Cymbaline
49 Atom Heart Mother (With Brass And Choir)
50 A Saucerful Of Secrets

Previously Unreleased Dark Side Of The Moon Studio Outakes

51 Time
52 Brain Damage
53 Us And Them

Digitally remastered. SOUNDBOARD recordings at:
Pepperland Auditorium, San Rafael, CA, 1970; Festival de Musique, Montreux, Switzerland, 1971; Winterland Auditorium, San Francisco, 1972; RTL broadcast at Palais des Sports, Saint-Ouen, France, 1972.
Also includes three completely unreleased Dark Side Of The Moon studio outakes.
Pressed on 24k gold discs. Packaged in a fat boy jewel case with an outer slipcase. Comes with 36-page colour booklet.

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in San Bernadino 1994 - 2CD - March 16 - soundboard

Pink Floyd
Norton Air Force Base
San Bernadino, California
March 16, 1994
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Source: Yeeskul post by 'dorenberg'
From The Master (A2>CD4)

Set List
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11.43 Shine on You Crazy Diamond
08.35 High Hopes
01.19 Tune ups
02.14 Breathe
06.35 Time/Breathe (Reprise)
04.33 The Great Gig in the Sky
05.45 Lost for Words
00.10 Tune Ups
03.17 Wish You Were Here (cut cross-faded in)
08.01 Us and Them
07.39 Money
07.41 Comfortable Numb


Quality: The only 1994 really worth an EX
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Definitely the best basic quality recording of the 1994 tour and possibly the only
SBD (Remaster), ...Hope you enjoy it too !!

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in Uniondale 1988 - 2CD - August 23

Pink Floyd
August 23, 1988
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY

Field:
Audience ECM-909 -> Cass Master (D6/MX-90)
unknown taper


Set I - Disc 1
01.  Shine on You Crazy Diamond
02.  Signs of Life
03.  Learning to Fly
04.  Yet Another Movie
05.  Terminal Frost Part 1
06.  Sorrow
07.  Dogs of War
08.  On the Turning Away

Set II - Disc 2
01.  One of these Days
02.  Time
03.  On the Run
04.  Great Gig in the Sky
05.  Wish You Were Here
06.  Welcome to the Machine
07.  Us and Them
08.  Money
09.  Another Brick in the Wall
10.  Comfortably Numb

11.  Encore: Run Like Hell


Quality : Vg/Ex

Known problems:
d1t6 tape flip
d2t8 tape flip not much missing
d2t9 brief amount of analog clipping

            

RE-UP: Pink Floyd live in Los Angeles 1980 - 2CD - February 7 - Azimuth Coordinator volume 3

Artist:        Pink Floyd
Title:         Azimuth Coordinator 1975-1980
Format: 6CD
Catalog: Comfortably Cool Productions
Date: 750408


CD1-2: "Wish You Were Here" -  8 Apr 75; PNE Exhibition Park, Vancouver, BC
CD3-4: "Animals"                     -  6 Jul 77; Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
CD5-6: "The Wall"                    -  7 Feb 80; Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California

Quality:
    * CD1-2: VG
    * CD3-4: VG+
    * CD5-6: VG-

Tracks:                              

      Disc:  5
       1. Intro                  
       2. In the Flesh?    
       3. The Thin Ice    
       4. Another Brick In the Wall I            
       5. The Happiest Days of Our Lives    
       6. Another Brick In the Wall II
       7. Mother                              
       8. Goodbye Blue Sky            
       9. Empty Spaces                  
      10. Young Lust                        
      11. One of My Turns                
      12. Don't Leave Me Now          
      13. Another Brick In the Wall III
      14. Goodbye Cruel World [mis-cued]

      Disc:  6
       1. Hey You                                    
       2. Is There Anybody Out There?      
       3. Nobody Home                            
       4. Vera                                          
       5. Bring the Boys Back Home          
       6. Comfortably Numb                      
       7. The Show Must Go On                
       8. Isn't This Where We Came In? (announcement)
       9. In the Flesh                      
      10. Run Like Hell                
      11. Waiting For the Worms  
      12. Stop                              
      13. The Trial                        
      14. Outside the Wall            
      15. Drift Away-Blues            

Band:

      Roger Waters
      Nick Mason
      David Gilmour
      Rick Wright