Wednesday, May 18, 2016

RE-UP: Pink Floyd live in Tampa 1994 - 1CD - soundboard - rehearsal - May 6

Catalog: OCTO 055, Octopus/Why Not?
Misc.: Soundboard; gold disc
Produced: Italy, 1994
Date: 940506
Cover: All clear-plastic jewel case. Tray liner: Outer has color photo of flash pots at stage front with tracklist, source and label info.
overlain; inner has color photo of stage showing 'Young Syd' on Mr. Screen. Booklet: Front has full view color shot of stage with artist
and CD names overlain; rear has color photo of stage showing 'Old Syd' on screen with band credits at right; inside pages comprise montages
of color stage shots with stills from the High Hopes video and the 'talking heads' tour logo; centerspread has a nice narrative talking the
reader thru the contents.

Sources: 06 May 1994, Tampa, Florida ("2:00 p.m.")




Comments:  Soundboard, maybe a slight background noise like if it was made from a tape copied from the original, if you see what I mean. -ANON


The soundboard nature of the source sounds doubtful in places, but the recording quality appears to improve somewhat starting with 'Lost For Words,'
which restored my faith. The source is not without its flaws (unstable separation, dropouts, etc.), but these are relatively minor; overall this is
a great recording of an unusually lengthy rehearsal/soundcheck, with Dave taking occasional considerable liberties with lyrics. Hunt it out! - THE HEDONIST


It is the soundcheck from Tampa. It is a 'board recording and they rehearsed Lost for Words but didn't do it at the concert. They did similar things
at other sites. They even played Stones songs at some rehearsals. -ANON


This is a very good recording although I doubt it was recorded directly from the soundboard. The original recording has some small dropouts etc and
sound is worsened slightly by the generations the source tape for the CD went through. However it is still excellent with no crowd noise. Dave invents
some new lyrics ("Up and sideways.....", "Shine on you crazy bastard").


Note: The CD is a bad edit of the original source tape. Time ends abruptly in Breathe (Reprise), Money also cuts out early. Neither of these flaws are
in the circulating tape. Us and Them and Money are reversed from their true order. A lot of dialogue and improvisation/messing around are cut from the
CD. Worst of all, it is missing _Comfortably Numb_, the last song performed at the soundcheck. There is a brief drop out in the first verse of Wish You
Were Here (that is present when the source tape got to 45 minutes and ran out). A total of maybe 15 minutes is missing from the CD.


The CD is made from gold but that did not stop flaws from developing in my copy - seethrough holes opened up in the gold layer. - HAMISH


I have the ROIO Just Warmin' Up CD taken from the soundcheck at Tampa Stadium. First of all the date is wrong.The Tampa concert was on May 6th, not May 5th.
It is a decent recording of the soundcheck, but it pales in comparison to the actual concert recording. I have the analog master of the Tampa concert,and
the rehearsal CD, and it is one of the better recordings of the 94 tour. -ANONYMOUS


                                    

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