Friday, December 11, 2015

RE-UP: Pink Floyd live in Amsterdam 1968 - 2CD - May 23 (early & late show)

DIGITAL LUNATICS present:
Sycopated Pandemonium - a look at early Pink Floyd

Setlist:   (disc 1)

----------1968.05.23 (early set) Paradiso, Amsterdam - low gen source-----

01 - tuneups                                     01:14:69
02 - Let There Be More Light                     07:26:13
03 - Interstellar Overdrive                      11:14:58
04 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun  12:27:62
05 - tuneups                                     00:52:07
06 - A Saucerful Of Secrets                      14:09:12

notes:
This is likely the first live performence of A Saucerful Of Secrets (depending on the date of a German TV clip). Historic, eh? Personally,
one of my favorite performances. For the time period in which this was recorded, a decent recording indeed. And also is the centerpiece of
this little project.

Moving on...

----------"1966 Syd Home Demo"-------------------------------------------

07 - Interstellar Overdrive                      06:21:34

notes:
Unfortunately, this puppy is reputed - by some very "higher ups" in the Syd collectors food chain - to be a fake. :(

----------1968.06.25 Picadilly Studios, London - BBC appearance----------

08 - Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (early Saucerful) 06:40:69

notes:
BBC appearance, early performence of Saucerful. Not sure why the name is as it is, since they were calling it Saucerful the month
before ... but whatever. Nice source.

----------1967.01.20 Mike Leonard's house, North London-------------------

09 - Lets Roll Another One             03:02:61

notes;
Often said to be from "66/10/31", that is not true. Recorded by Irene Winsby, during a rehearsal at Mr. Leonard's house. This new
information comes from very knowledgable Syd collectors, and is finally correct. It's almost certain that no recordings circulate
from that 66/10/31 private recording session!!

As interesting as the recording is, it is unfortunately borderline atrocious. If there even were any, lyrics are unintelligible.

----------1967 - studio sessions-------------------------------------------

10 - Candy And A Currant Bun - drug lyrics         01:58:00
11 - Candy And A Currant Bun - clean lyrics        02:42:72

notes:
Two studio versions of this b-side, one with the drug lyrics, one with wholesome clean lyrics that your grandma would allow ... :)

The drug lyrics version wasn't officially released (no way would the "higher ups" allow that sort ... ), and is said to be sourced
from a studio acetate. Kudos to that fine fellow who leaked it.

They both apparantly cull from the same instrumental backing track, with the first version edited a bit.

I won't comment on the recording dates - I have a feeling that a book about to be published will set the records straight on that.

This concludes your tour of disc one.


Setlist:   (disc 2)

----------1968.05.23 (late set) Paradiso, Amsterdam - low gen source-------

01 - tuneups                                          00:34:24
02 - Keep Smiling People                              10:09:00
03 - tuneups                                          01:04:19
04 - Let There Be More Light                          08:04:58
05 - tuneups                                          01:14:11
06 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun        12:34:59
07 - tuneups                                          00:51:30
08 - Flaming                                          04:59:26
09 - tuneups                                          00:45:49
10 - A Saucerful Of Secrets                           12:41:59

notes:
the complete late show from this date. Keep Smiling People is an unrecorded instrumental that has some similarities with 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene'. Accolades of this are not limited to: early performence of Saucerful (possibly the 2nd time ever played live) and two
fairly rare songs in live form. Another of my favorite shows, and also a nice recording considering the shoddy equipment available in those days.

----------1968.06.25 Picadilly Studios, London--------------------------

11 - Murderistic Woman                                02:20:43

notes:
another early variation of what would become 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene'.

----------1968.12.28 Margriethal Jaarburs, Utrecht---------------------

12 - Careful With That Axe, Eugene                    08:00:39

notes:
Apparantly the first circulating recording of 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' as most of us know it.

----------1969.04.14 Royal Festival Hall, London------------------------

13 - Beset By Creatures Of The Deep                    08:26:16

notes:
Live variation of Axe, as was part of the Man & Journey suites.

----------What is this?--------------------------------------------------

14 - bonus track.  some will recognise it immediately. For the sake of keeping up the illusion of this being a decent surprise,
please don't mention what this is to the list(s), mmmkay?

Well, that's all folks.


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