Wednesday, March 9, 2016

RE-UP: Pink Floyd live in Anaheim 1977 - 2CD - May 7

Pink Floyd
Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim, California

Rating: VG/VG+

Disc 1 54:52
101  Sheep
102  Crowd
103  Pigs On The Wing (Part 1)
104  Crowd
105  Dogs
106  Crowd
107  Pigs On The Wing (Part 2)
108  Pigs (Three Different Ones)

Disc 2  70:32
201  Shine On You Crazy Diamond I-V 
202  Welcome To The Machine
203  Have A Cigar
204  Radio
205  Wish You Were Here
206  Shine On You Crazy Diamond VI-IX
207  Thank You, Goodnight .....
208  Money

Comments: Well now, where to begin. This recording is from 7 May, it is not not the fake that has been floating around, edited and disguised to be something that it is not. Now that that is out of the way ...

There is a fair amount of hiss and mic saturation during the loudest riffs. At times, it sounds as if Roger has his mic in his mouth. It doesn't make this recording unlistenable, but it is there and can be annoying.

As for the performance, the boys definitely messed up a lot that night! While this was not their best performance of the tour, you can tell they had fun. 'SOYCD (Pts. VI-IX)' is very good, clocking in at almost 23 minutes. 'Pigs (Three Different Ones)' is one of the longer versions from the tour.

There is a small cut between 'SOYCD (Pts. I-V)' and 'Welcome To The Machine'. There also seems to be a different source used for the encore. Not confirmed, but possible. Roger squeals "30-10" or "32" during 'Pigs (Three Different Ones)', third verse.

The sound quality is VG for most of the tape. The fun performance, however, makes this a solid 7/10 in overall quality. Not the best 1977 recording out there, but it's probably from a lower generation recording. I think the Money recording may be from the same taper, but he moved slightly and swapped out tapes. And, the tape that he used was a tape with other music already on it, which bleeds over. He might have had it as an emergency spare . . . and who knew that the boys would play a 22 minute SOYCD? The taper was obviously sitting in the field, which is evident by the many shouts of "sit down" from the audience.


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