Monday, June 27, 2016

RE-UP: Pink Floyd live in Foxboro 1988 - 3CD - June 8

Pink Floyd
8th June 1988
Foxboro, Mass.
Sullivan Stadium

Disc 1
01 Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts.1-5  12:22
02 Signs Of Life  3:40
03 Learning To Fly  6:07
04 Yet Another Movie  6:28
05 Round And Around  0:49
06 A New Machine Part 1  1:37
07 Terminal Frost  6:24
08 A New Machine Pt.2  0:38
09 Sorrow  10:48
10 The Dogs Of War  8:08
11 On The Turning Away  9:26
Total Time 66:27

Disc 2
01 One Of These Days  7:47
02 Time  5:45
03 On The Run  4:17
04 The Great Gig In The Sky  5:09
05 Wish You Were Here  5:07
06 Welcome To The Machine  8:24
07 Us And Them  7:34
08 Money  10:49
09 Another Brick In The Wall Part 2  5:42
Total Time 60:34

Disc 3
01 Comfortably Numb  11:51
02 One Slip  6:36
03 Run Like Hell  9:06
Total Time 27:33

David Gilmour Lead Vocals & Lead Guitars
Nick Mason Drums & Percussion
Rick Wright Keyboards, Lead & Backing Vocals

The Accomplices:
Jon Carin Keyboards & Vocals
Racel Fury Backing Vocals
Durga McBroom Backing Vocals
Scott Page Saxophone & Guitar
Guy Pratt Bass Guitar & Vocals
Tim Renwick Guitars & Vocals
Margaret Taylor Backing Vocals
Gary Wallis Percussion


RE-UP: Pink Floyd live in Uniondale 1975 - 2CD - June 17 - source #2

Band: Pink Floyd
Name: One Day Closer To Death
Taper Location:
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, New York
    Setlist / Tracklist

Song  Time
a01  Raving and Drooling 
a02  You Gotta Be Crazy 
a03  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (par... 
a04  Have A Cigar 
a05  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (par... 
b01  Speak To Me 
b02  Breathe 
b03  On The Run 
b04  Time 
b05  Breathe (reprise) 
b06  The Great Gig In The Sky 
b07  Money 
b08  Us And Them 
b09  Any Colour You Like 
b10  Brain Damage 
b11  Eclipse 
e01  Echoes


RE-UP: Pink Floyd live in Uniondale 1975 - 2CD - June 17 - source #1

Pink Floyd, 1975-06-17 Nassau Coliseum
Godfather Records GR 267/268

'Wishes, Echoes and Desires'

Disc 1:

 1. Raving and Drooling        14:36
 2. You've got to be Crazy        14:02
 3. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (1-5) 12:48
 4. Have a Cigar                4:42
 5. Shine on you Crazy Diamond (6-9) 12:29

Total Time: 58:37

Disc 2:

 1. Speak to Me    3:30
 2. Breathe            2:55
 3. On the Run    4:35
 4. Time            6:41
 5. The Great Gig In The Sky  6:41
 6. Money    9:22
 7. Us And Them    7:54
 8. An Colour You Like  10:08
 9. Brain Damage    4:12
 10. Eclipse    1:29
 11. Echoes  22:46

Total Time: 79:13

Audience recording, lineage unknown.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

RE-UP: Roger Waters & Eric Clapton live in New Jersey 1984 - 2DVD - July 21

Roger Waters
with Eric clapton
Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey
July 21, 1984

Recorded by Ken G.
Audio transferred by Diego T.

Transferred from the master VHS tapes.
Audio captured at 48kHz/16 Bit stereo from linear stereo tracks from the VHS masters.

Set the Controls
Welcome to the Machine
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Pigs on the Wing
In The Flesh
Nobody Home
Hey You
The Gunner’s Dream

4.30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
4.33 AM (Running Shoes)
4.37 AM (Arabs With Knives)
4.39 AM (For The 1st Time Today - Part 2) 
4.41 AM (Sexual Revolution)
4.47 AM (The Remains Of Our Love)
4.50 AM (Go Fishing)
4.56 AM (For The 1st Time Today - Part 1)
4.58 AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)
5.01 AM (The Pros & Cons Of Hitch Hiking)
5.06 AM (Every Strangers Eyes)

Brain Damage / Eclipse (encore)

I was given the master VHS tapes while I was in Denver for the 2008 Roger Waters show because I assured Ken that I could extract the audio (linear stereo tracks) from the master VHS tapes. 

Some notes from Ken G: 

"We drove all the way from the SF Bay area to the East Coast in a 1970 Volkswagen bus to see this show. We were the only people in there with a video and the only person in there with a baby. Of course this was all way pre-internet, so we had no access to a seating chart or anything to see whether there were seats anywhere in Brendan Byrne Arena that were in the front row balcony, with nobody being able to stand up in front of us. Obviously it was going to be impossible to hold the camera up at eye level and in any case a tripod was the only way to go to eliminate shaking and not get caught. We somehow got access to a New York yellow pages and found some ticket scalping agencies. After making a couple calls we found out that there was one section where there was one side entrance to the coliseum style arena (where the elephants would come in for the circus, etc.) and there were about 10 seats along the top of that section. Amazingly, they had 3 seats for sale there, so we bought them (a friend who we met at the London 1980 Wall shows took the third ticket and held the mics). It took two trips through the door to smuggle everything in, as I had to go back out and come in with a second ticket (elsewhere in the arena) to bring in the 7 pound lead-acid battery belt. On the first trip in my wife took in the deck, tapes, mics and cables and I brought in the camera and tripod (one down each leg, with an Egyptian men's robe over them I was wearing). However, once we got to the seats it turned out that the opening we were over was roped off as security headquarters, with guys wearing yellow jumpsuits and holding walkie-talkies! So I set the stuff up and it was a few feet over their heads -- I put a jacket over the railing to hide the camera, which was at knee level. When the show started I started the tape and got down on my hands and knees to try and peer through the little round view finder (with my baby daughter kicking me in the head). All I could see was black, then some flashes and I realized that I was zoomed way in. I focused the camera on the performers, zoomed back to take in the entire 90-foot wide screen and had to leave it like that. There was no way whatsoever that I could have looked through it again during the show and zoom in and out, it would have been too easy to get caught. In retrospect I wish I had zoomed in to the main stage for the first set and adjusted for the second, but that didn't happen. My heart was pounding during the entire show, it was completely not enjoyable (fortunately, we had seen the night before from the floor and went to the Chicago gig after). For some reason I forgot to change the tape to number two before the second half -- hence the tape ran out just at the beginning of "The Moment of Clarity", the final short bit that ends the Pros and Cons. If it had to cut, that was a good place to do so. If I had it do to over again.....but then again I didn't have the chance. Glad to get what I did  - it was well worth the effort - and even though the video isn't great when the large screen is not on, the soundtrack is awesome throughout!


RE-UP: Roger Waters "The Wall On Tour 2010" - 2DVD

Roger Waters The Wall on Tour 2010
"iShoot, iEdit" (HRV DVD 019)
Filmed at The United Center, Chicago, IL September 20 & 21
Additional footage filmed at The Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY October 12 & 13

Format: NTSC DVD (16 x 9 widescreen), 5.1 Dolby Digital Stereo (48kHz)

iShoot: tapehead 2
iEdit: rontoon
iRemaster: MOB
iCheck: Big Ed
iDesign: Christopher for Ediskrad Studios
iHelp: Pinkerton, volcso, selbst93, Robert Perry (additional photopraphy)

Video: Sony HDR-CX520V @ 1920x1080i (AVCHD) > MPEG2 720x480 (16 x 9 widescreen, CBR 8)
Audio: (tapehead2): SP-CMC-8 (AT943s) > SP-SPSB-10 > M10 (24/44.1) > FLAC > WAVE (front left, center, and right speakers)
Audio: (Rick B) Mics: DPA 4022, Recorder: Sound Devices 722 (16/44.1K) > FLAC > WAVE (rear speakers and LFE)

DVD ONE: Approx. 58 mins

In The Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
What Shall We Do Now
Young Lust
One Of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3)
The Last Few Bricks
Goodbye Cruel World

DVD TWO: Approx. 53 mins

Hey You
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Bring The Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
The Show Must Go On
In The Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting For The Worms
The Trial
Outside the Wall

All songs are chapter indexed.

The foundation of all the footage (and audio) was taken from 9/20. Additional shots are from the 9/21, 10/12 and 10/13 shows and all are from tapehead2's HD master files.

Thanks to all those who shared their footage for this project. Thanks once again to the HVR team, MOB for the appropriate EQ work and Big Ed for checking and correcting, and for the quick turn around. Thanks to Chris for the artwork, you always have the coolest sigs on the forum. Thanks to Rick B. for this and 30+ years of recording shows in Chicago.

But the biggest thanks of all goes to my new friend tapehead2 (TH2) for shooting these shows so brilliantly. After posting the initial clips on YouTube I contacted TH2 to see if a multi-camera edit was ever considered. The response was that TH2 wished for the shows to be shared "as is". I decided to cut together a few songs just to show TH2 the possibilities and after watching them on YouTube agreed to send me the master HD footage. The 9/20 and 9/21 shows cut together beautifully, but I still wished that we had a few more shots covered. Since TH2 had tickets to the Nassau Coliseum shows and was planning on shooting them as well I offered some camera suggestions, a lot of them in fact, to get some of the shots I still wanted. The dude abides. So thanks to TH2 for the ultimate sacrifice of not being able to enjoy these shows like the rest of us have. That's a hefty price, especially when considering that Pink Floyd isn't on the top of TH2's favorites list. Perhaps inspired by being embraced by the PF "communities" has changed that? And of course thanks to Roger for putting on such a kick ass show.

This was great fun and a labor of love. The biggest challenge was not in the synching up of all the various shows. Since this is all run to a precise click track synchronization was fairly easy. The challenge was finding matching choreography from shot to shot while at the same time retaining my shot preference and length as well. I'm sure you'll find a few transitions that reveal such continuity blunders, but I'll bet that there's even more that you don't catch. It's amazing how much did actually work. It's all part of the fun and we hope you enjoy the product of our collaboration.

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RE-UP: Roger Waters live in Dallas 2010 - 2DVD - November 21

Roger Waters
November 21, 2010
Dallas, Texas, USA

This was filmed with my Flip Video recorder. Unfortunately,
my seat was way up in the balcony: I was on the 5th row from
the CEILING of the arena. So this is not a wonderful recording
at all. It is complete, and the sound is very good.

DVD 1 :
1. IN THE FLESH 4:42
4. MOTHER 10:17

DVD 1 = 57 minutes

DVD 2 :

DVD 2 = 54 minutes

Download part 1 here
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

RE-UP: Pink Floyd "What Syd Wants" - 2CD - various rare tracks

The Pink Floyd
"What Syd Wants"
Harvested Records (HRV CDR 032)

Disc One

101 Reaction in G             6:36
102 Arnold Layne              4:06
103 One in a Million          6:25
104 Matilda Mother            6:46
105 Scream Thy Last Scream    5:32
106 Astronomy Domine          7:32
venue: Star Club, Copenhagen
date:   September 13, 1967
time:   36:57
source: Bernard's reels

107 Let's Roll Another One (rehearsal)
date:   January 20, 1967
time:   4:33

108 Matilda's Mother (Granada TV)
date:   January 27, 1967
time:   2:11

109 Interstellar Overdrive (Granada TV extended version with voiceover)
date:   January 27, 1967
time:   4:55

110 CBC Radio Interview (with Interstellar Overdrive)
date:   January ??, 1967
time:   10:40

side one total time:  59:17

Disc Two

201 Reaction in G             5:28
202 Pow R Toc H              12:04
203 Scream Thy Last Scream    4:36
204 Set The Controls         10:11
205 Interstellar Overdirve   13:55
venue: Oude-Ahoy Hallen, Rotterdam
date:   November 13, 1967
time:   46:14
source: Bernard's reels

206 See Emily Play (acetate #1)
date:   May 21, 1967
time:   2:45

207 Scream Thy Last Scream (Jones mono mix)
date:   August 7, 1967
time:   4:39

208 Vegetable Man (Jones mono mix)
date:   October 9, 10, or 11, 1967
time:   2:37

209 Roger Waters interview (Swedish radio)
date:   September 10, 1967
time:   2:54
source: ???

210 Vegetable Man (1967 mix)
date:   October 9, 10, or 11, 1967
time:   2:53

211 Vegetable Man Jam (rehearsal)
date:   ???
time:   3:22

212 [In the] Beechwoods (backing track)
date:   October 20, 1967
time:   4:42

213 Green Onions (Tomorrow's World snippet)
date:   December 17, 1967
time:   0:32

214 Improvised Instrumental (Tomorrow's World snippet)
date:   December 17, 1967
time:   1:12

side two total time:  71:51

Dedicated in loving memory to Roger Barrett and Bernard White.

Liner notes:
"Bernard White died in 2005 and he is dearly missed by Pink Floyd fans from across the globe.

Before the sad events that lead to his death, he was a true groundbreaker in terms of Pink Floyd collecting and knowledge.

A contributor to various early books and articles about the band, with a happy knack of being in the company of the right people at the right moment, Bernard always had time to talk to fans who visited the various shops and market stalls that he worked in and owned in London.

People would track Bernard down from all over the world and stand around for hours asking questions and seeking a chance to borrow his precious reels, tapes and memorabilia. Most requests were politely declined but there were a lucky few whom he assisted.

The Copenhagen, Rotterdam, CBC and Irene Winsby recordings on these discs are from Bernard's reels. The two 1967 concerts were copied from a visitor to the UK capital in around 1975. Bernard knew Irene Winsby and CBC was from Capital Radio when they made the six-part Pink Floyd Story.

For this Harvested release, the reels were transferred using the best equipment under recording studio-type conditions, then enhanced and edited. A little more Rotterdam was found separately and added in to give a longer recording than most will have.

Much of Bernard's archive was disposed of hurriedly after his death, with very little regard to how it would be kept. Indeed, rumor has it that a lot of it was simply thrown away. The cream of the collection survived; however, and it's just possible that other items will reach the light of day."

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RE-UP: Pink Floyd "Total Eclipse: A Retrospective 1967-1993" - 4CD

Pink Floyd - Total Eclipse: A Retrospective 1967-1993 (4-CD Box Set)

Publisher: Great Dane Records
Reference: GDR CD 9320
Made In: Italy
Date: 1993
Quality: Excellent/Superb
Total Duration: 5 Hours and 25 Minutes

01. Arnold Layne 2:56
02. Candy And A Currant Bun 2:46
03. See Emily Play 2:53
04. Flaming 2:49
05. The Scarecrow 2:02
06. The Gnome 2:11
07. Mathilda Mother 3:22
08. Scream Thy Last Scream 4:41
09. Vegetable Man 2:28
10. Apples And Oranges 3:08
11. Pow R. Toc H. 2:56
12. Jugband Blues 3:49
13. Nick's Boogie 11:48
14. It Would Be So Nice 3:44
15. Julia Dream 2:25
16. Let There Be More Light 3:42
17. Murderistic Women 3:50
18. Massed Gadgets Of Hercules 2:51
19. Point Me At The Sky 3:34
20. Baby Blue Shuffle in 'D' Minor 4:03

Total Time Disc 1 72:00

01. The Embryo 3:26
02. Green Is The Colour 3:28
03. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 7:15
04. The Narrow Way part 1 4:37
05. Biding My Time (Work) 5:06
06. Oneone/Fingal's Cave 8:11
07. Rain In The Country 7:01
08. The Violence Sequence 4:33
09. If 4:27
10. Cymbaline 10:50
11. Atom Heart Mother 20:13

Total Time Disc 2 79:09

01. Blues 5:07
02. Breathe 3:00
03. On The Run 6:22
04. The Great Gig In The Sky 4:32
05. Money 1:43
06. Brain Damage/Eclipse 3:27
07. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 1-5 23:31
08. Raving And Drooling 10:45
09. You've Gotta Be Crazy 13:10

Total Time Disc 3 71:39

01. Echoes 21:25
02. Pigs On The Wing parts 1 & 2 3:35
03. Comfortably Numb 2:39
04. When The Tigers Broke Free 2:55
05. Mother 6:40
06. What Shall We Do Now? 4:42
07. Bring The Boys Back Home 1:47
08. Outside The Wall 4:09
09. The Hero's Return parts 1 & 2 3:58
10. Run Like Hell 7:24
11. On The Turning Away 6:48
12. Money 11:33

Total Time Disc 4 77:37

Track Source Details:

Disc One
1. Arnold Layne (Barrett) The Pink Floyd's first single, released in the UK March 11th, 1967, was one of a handful of tracks that was laid down at their first studio recording session. Produced by Joe Boyd at Sound Techniques Studios in Chelsea on January 27th, 1967, "Arnold Layne" was chosen because unlike the other tracks it was short enough to release as a single. The Pink Floyd made three appearances on BBC-TV's "Top Of The Pops" promoting its release. Of the title itself Barrett stated, "I thought that Arnold Layne was a nice name and it fitted very well into the music I had already written." It charted number 20 in the UK.

2. Candy and a Currant Bun (Barrett) The B-side to "Arnold Layne" was recorded at the same session along with an early version of "Interstellar Overdrive". Originally titled "Let's Roll Another One" the lyrics were changed due to the obvious drug inferences. Waters commenting on the BBC's attitude towards the track, recalled "They didn't like that at all. Very under the arm." The song dates back to the Floyd's Free School repertoire.

3. See Emily Play (Barrett) The Second single by the Floyd, was recorded on May 23rd, 1967, at Sound Techniques Studios after sessions at EMI failed to capture the essence found on Arnold Layne. Two of the Floyd's biographers, Miles and Karl Dallas, dispute Emily's origins. Miles states that the track is a reworking of the "Games For May" concert performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on May 12th 1967, while Dallas says that "Emily" was performed April 29th at the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream in Aid of the International Times. Mick Schaffner's book states that "Emily" was in real life the daughter of Lord Kennet (Wayland Young) who was well known to the UFO club crowd. Schaffner also reports that David Gilmour, who was coincidentally at the session with his band Joker's Wild, first noticed Syd's mental decline. Released on June 16th, 1967, it charted number 6 in the UK and 134 in the US.

4. Flaming (Barrett) Deleted from the US release of "Piper at the Gates of Dawn", "Flaming" later appeared as a single on August 5th, 1967. Performed live for a brief period, as well as BBC and French TV appearances.

5. The Scarecrow (Barrett) 6. The Gnome (Barrett) 7. Mathilda Mother (Barrett) All three tracks appear on the first Floyd album "Piper at the Gates of Dawn". These cuts were the first of many recorded for the John Peel's "Top Gear" show on BBC radio, and was first broadcast on September 30th, 1967.

8. Scream Thy Last Scream (Barrett) 9. Vegetable Man (Barrett) Recorded in August, 1967, "Scream Thy Last Scream" was planned as the Floyd's third single. The song was performed live during 1967, and was also entitled "Scream Thy Last Scream Old Woman With A Casket" and the shorter "Old Woman With A Casket".

Also recorded in August of 1967 was the unreleased "Vegetable Man". Manager Pete Jenner recalls the origins of the song. "Syd was around at my house just before he had to go to record - and because a song was needed, he just wrote a description of what he was wearing at the time, and threw in a chorus that went 'Vegetable Man, where are you?'."

This is one of the last sessions featuring Syd Barrett with the Pink Floyd. These two tracks are the actual August 9th, 1967 sessions.

10. Apples And Oranges (Barrett) A third single that fared poorly in the charts. The track was recorded in August of 1967 and released on November 18th. A promotional film featured a Barrett-less Floyd, with Roger Waters lip-syncing to Syd's vocal. Waters' recollection of the track was that it was a "fucking good song," that "was destroyed by the production." All around, producer Norman Smith seems to have become the fall-guy for the failure of this single.

11. Pow R. Toc H. (Barrett/Mason/Waters/Wright) 12. Jugband Blues (Barrett) "Pow R. Toc H." is from "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" and "Jugband Blues" was recorded at the time of "Apples and Oranges". So disappointing was the reaction to "Apples and Oranges" that their manager, Pete Jenner, proposed releasing "Jugband Blues" in its place. "Jugband Blues" was used by the Central Office of Information for a promotional film about Britain that was distributed in the US and Canada.

For the track Syd Barrett brought a Salvation Army band into the studio, instructing them to "play what you want to." These tracks are taken from the second session they did for John Peel's "Top Gear" show, broadcast on 12/19/67.

13. Nick's Boogie (Barrett/Mason/Waters/Wright) A studio outtake that was recorded in April of 1967 for the soundtrack to the film "Tonite Let's All Make Love In London". "Nick's Boogie" has only been officially available as a CD bonus track since the soundtrack album was released in 1990. This extended instrumental is a variation of "Interstellar Overdrive."

14. It Would Be So Nice (Wright) The Floyd's fourth single released on April 12th, 1968. "Fucking awful that record, wasn't it?" recalls Nick Mason about the track. There was a general feeling at the time that the band needed a commercial hit and this single was an attempt at that. The version released to the stores mentions the London evening newspaper The Evening Standard, but the BBC, fearful of advertising, made the Floyd change the Lyric to The Daily Standard. "At that period we had no clear direction," stated Mason.

15. Julia Dream (Wright) 16. Let There Be More Light (Waters) 17. Murderistic Women (Waters) 18. Massed Gadgets of Hercules (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) Taken from the June 25th, 1968 Top Gear session, these tracks are some of the first recorded performances of Pink Floyd with David Gilmour (there had been a brief period with both Barrett and Gilmour in the line-up). Julia Dream had been the B-side to "It Would Be So Nice" and featured David Gilmour on vocals.

"Let There Be More Light" was released in the US as a B-side to "Remember A Day", and the 1981 release of the remixed "Money".

"Murderistic Women" was an earlier, shorter version of "Careful With That Axe, Eugene". Up until the "In The Flesh" tour of 1977, Pink Floyd regularly tried out new tracks in front of live audiences, often with very different titles from the finished piece. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" was also the B-side to their next single.

19. Point Me At The Sky (Waters) Their fifth single, released on December 17th, 1968 was produced by Norman Smith. It failed so badly in the charts that the Floyd did not release another single until "Another Brick In The Wall - Part II" in 1979. The promotional film for "Point Me At The Sky" features the Floyd flying in a yellow biplane, and photos from this promo film appear on the double compilation album "A Nice Pair". As he did with "Apples and Oranges", Roger Waters defended the song, blaming its failure on the poor production.

20. Baby Blue Shuffle in D Minor (Gilmour) "Baby Blue Shuffle in D Minor" was the working title for what would later become "The Narrow Way - Part 1" on "Ummagumma". This was written by David Gilmour as his contribution to the solo section of the album.

Disc Two
1. Embryo (Waters) "Embryo" was originally recorded for the album "Ummagumma" but was dropped in favor of the individually written tracks concept. The unfinished track was chosen as Pink Floyd's entry on the Harvest (the Floyd's UK publisher) label's sampler album "Picnic". The album cover features a typical Hipgnosis design that actually foreshadowed some of the images from "The Wall", with a family sitting on a sparse beach, wearing gas masks. The Floyd themselves were dismayed by the songs appearance, and have prevented the album being reissued. David Gilmour recalls that "For some reason we never actually finished the recording of it... EMI got Norman Smith, I think, to mix it, and they released it without our okay."

Nonetheless, the Floyd played the track on John Peel's show in January of 1969, and on tours throughout 1970 and 1971. The song was also performed with free-form sections against a background of pre-taped sound effects (most notably that of children playing), extending the 3 minute song up to as long as 30 minutes. The track was also issued in the US on the "Works" compilation album. These two tracks are from the "Top Gear" recording session of January 1969.

2. Green Is The Colour (Waters) 3. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) 4. The Narrow Way - Part 1 (Gilmour) Three tracks taken from the BBC "Top Gear" broadcast of July 25th, 1969. The first, "Green Is The Colour", was originally titled "The Beginning", the opening sequence of the concept suite "The Journey". The song appeared on the soundtrack album "More", which was also released in July of 1969 and stayed in the Floyd repertoire through 1971.

"Careful With That Axe, Eugene" was originally titled "Keep Smiling People", then "Murderistic Women" before being included in "The Journey" entitled "Beset By The Creatures Of The Deep". "Axe" also turned up as part of the "Committee" soundtrack, and on "Zabriskie Point" as "Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up". The song appeared as a B-side to "Point Me At The Sky" on the compilation album "Relics", and a live version was released on the double album "Ummagumma" in 1970. It was filmed live on a number of occasions, once for "Live At Pompeii" and again in 1973 as a promo film available on the "Superstars In Concert" video.

"The Narrow Way", originally titled "Baby Blue Shuffle In D Minor", was David Gilmour's solo composition for the album "Ummagumma". Gilmour confessed to a certain amount of desperation in trying to compose a track by himself.

5. Biding My Time (Waters) Originally titled "Work and Afternoon", this track originated from the concept piece "The Man", and the track has only been released officially on the compilation album "Relics". This version is taken from the Concert Gebow, Amsterdam show of August 17th, 1969.

6. Oenone/Fingal's Cave (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) 7. Rain In The Country (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) Recorded for the movie "Zabriskie Point", but never used in the film or on the soundtrack album. These two outtakes are from the studio sessions in Rome, December 1969. Track 7 is now available on the official Zabriskie Point 2 CD re-release.

8. The Violence Sequence (Wright) This track, originally composed for the film "Zabriskie Point" would later become "Us And Them" on "Dark Side Of The Moon" two years later. Of the film sequence itself, Nick Mason recalls that "there was a lot of news film, of cops and students fighting it out, all with no soundtrack apart from this very lyrical piano thing which Rick played as a solo." This version comes from the Theatre Champs D'Elyses show, January 23rd, 1970.

9. If (Waters) Recorded for the album "Atom Heart Mother", released in 1970, "If" clearly indicates the future direction of Waters' songwriting. With a pleasantly disarming acoustic guitar line, Waters delivers some stark and disturbing lyrics about being insane. The track was essentially a filler on the album, and was not widely performed, although Roger Waters did revive it for his solo tours of 1984 and 1987. This recording is taken from the Paris Theatre, London, September 16th, 1970.

10. Cymbaline (Waters) 11. Atom Heart Mother (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) Recorded at Pepperland, San Rafael on October 17th, 1970, "Cymbaline" appeared on the soundtrack to "More" and was performed throughout the 70/71 era. It has been suggested that the song, about dreams and dreaming, was a reference to Shakespeare's "Cymbaline", but given the Floyd's failure to read Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past" for the aborted 1972 Roland Petit Ballet project, this seems unlikely.

"Atom Heart Mother" was a landmark for the Floyd as it devoted the entire side of an album to one piece, paving the way for "Echoes" and ultimately "Dark Side of the Moon". The track also brought together many of the sound effects that Waters had been interested in, along with an orchestra. The Floyd briefly toured with "Atom Heart Mother" accompanied by a live orchestra but had to rework the composition when played as a quartet. This version, performed without the orchestra, was also played during a 1970 TV broadcast from KQED studios in San Francisco.

Disc Three
1. Blues (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) A generic blues number from the Paris Theatre show of September 30th, 1971. These jams were a frequent, yet undocumented part of the Floyd shows of the early 70s. They were usually short free-form departures from the band's standard repertoire, and would occasionally appear on bootlegs with titles such as "Pink's Blues", etc.

2. Breathe (Gilmour/Waters/Wright) 3. On The Run (Gilmour/Waters) Taken from the Rainbow Theatre concert of February 17th, 1972, this was the first official performance of "Dark Side Of The Moon". "Breathe" is slightly different from its incarnation on the album, and "On The Run" features a powerful, driving riff by Gilmour with a bluesy accent. This was eventually dropped and replaced by the now familiar sound effects/VCS3 synthesizer track.

4. The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) This version of "The Great Gig In The Sky" was taken from the Hollywood Bowl concert of September 22nd, 1972.

5. Money (Waters) A snippet of the demo performed by Waters, playing an acoustic guitar. It is important as it shows the difference between the original demo and the finished product, and indicates just how much influence the whole band has in shaping the final piece, despite what the credits say.

6. Brain Damage/Eclipse - Alternate Mix (Waters) The climax to "Dark Side Of The Moon". This mix was made some weeks after the initial release of the album, which differs from the quadraphonic release. It contains some alternate guitar overdubs, some of which can be seen being laid down in the film "Live At Pompeii". "Too much feedback?" remarks Gilmour during the session. "Don't worry about that. Where would rock and roll be without feedback?"

7. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Gilmour/Waters/Wright) Taken from the Empire Pool Wembley show of November 14th, 1974, this version predates the release of the album "Wish You Were Here". "Shine On" saw the first use of the revolving mirror disc that was to become a staple of their shows for the rest of the decade. 32,000 people saw the Floyd those four night sat the Empire Pool, indicating the success of "Dark Side", yet ironically the band were unhappy with their performances. In particular, David Gilmour recalled this show with a sour note, describing it as "the worst we've done on the whole tour." The technical side of the show had some major hitches, although the audiences didn't seem to notice.

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was Waters tribute to Syd Barrett, who said of the track "I wrote that song, above all, to see the reaction of people who reckon they know and understand Syd Barrett. I wrote and rewrote and rewrote that lyric because I wanted it to be as close as possible to what I felt... and even then it hasn't altogether worked out right for me." The inspiration for the song was Gilmour's guitar riff. "I think it was a guitar line of Dave's that sparked me off," recalls Waters. "It's actually the signature tune from a radio show 'Take if from Here.'"

The track was performed through the 1977 tour and again for the 1987 World Tour, ending at a rain soaked Knebworth in 1990.

8. Raving And Drooling (Waters) 9. You've Gotta Be Crazy (Gilmour/Waters) Along with "Shine On," these two tracks made their debut during the French tour of 1974. Ultimately, they would become "Sheep" and "Dogs", forming the core of 1977's "Animals" album. In this earlier version the lyrics do not have the animal motifs that would become so familiar, but instead are about the stresses and strains of everyday work.

"Raving And Drooling" features a thunderous bass line by Waters and finishes with the blistering guitar solo from Gilmour.

"You've Gotta Be Crazy" also shows off Dave's virtuosity and has both Waters and Gilmour sharing the vocals. This recording is from the Nassau Coliseum, New York, June 16th, 1975. The 1975 tour also marked the last time that Pink Floyd previewed their new material, as the shows became more elaborate in terms of staging.

Disc Four
1. Echoes (Gilmour/Mason/Waters/Wright) Recorded at A.I.R. (EMI) studios, the Floyd finally shrugged off the legacy of Syd Barrett and confidently found their own direction, paving the was for "Dark Side of the Moon". Released in November 1971 on the album "Meddle", the track proved to be a milestone in the history of the band, and like "Atom Heart Mother" took up the entire side of an album.

Originally "Echoes" was recorded in January of '71 as a series of individual pieces that were collectively known as "Nothing - Parts 1-24". Gilmour explained that "We never know what an album will be called or what it will sound like right up until the finish." Nick Mason added that "By the end of January we had thirty-six different bits that sometimes cross-related and sometimes didn't. 'Echoes' was made up from that." The piece was first performed at Norwich University on April 22nd, 1971 and at this stage was called "The Return of the Son of Nothing", although Roger Waters would later introduce the piece as "The March of the Dambusters", "Looking Through The Hole in Granny's Wooden Leg" and We Won The Double".

2. Pigs on the Wing - Parts 1 & 2 (Waters) Taken from the 8-track release of "Animals". To accommodate the 8-track repeat feature this version has an added bridging guitar sequence between the two tracks. The riff was performed by Snowy White, who was the Floyd's back-up guitarist during the 1977 tour. This version has not been released on any other format, although the bridge was added to "Pigs on the Wing - Part 2" when performed live, as a coda.

3. Comfortably Numb (Gilmour/Waters) Originally the riff was written by Gilmour and recorded at the Bear Les Alps studios for his first solo album. It was resurrected for "The Wall", when Waters was searching for musical ideas to accompany his lyrics, inspired by his own experiences of being forced on stage when very sick.

Performed live the song is perhaps the crowning moment in the history of Pink Floyd, as all the elements came together perfectly. At this stage of the show the Wall is already complete, as Waters, dressed in a white doctors coat, tries to coax his patient in. Back lit by an orange arc light, Gilmour, his shadow cast wide across the audience, performed a searing guitar solo from the top of the wall.

Recognizing the importance of the track, Gilmour performed the song on his 1984 "About Face" tour, and was climax to Pink Floyd's 1987/90 World Tour where the mirror-ball made a welcome reprise. This track is a snippet of Gilmour's demo from 1978.

4. When The Tigers Broke Free (Waters) A track that was specially written for the film "Pink Floyd - The Wall". Released as a single in the US and the UK (where it charted at number 39). It was to have been a part of the upcoming album "Spare Bricks", a collection of new material from the film. When that project was dropped for "The Final Cut", so did an album release for the song. The track was also released on a promotional CD for Roger Waters' Berlin 1990 concert.

5. Mother (Waters) 6. What Shall We Do Now? (Waters) The film version of "The Wall" reworked some of the familiar tracks of the album, and the most radically changed track was "Mother". The flow of the song was broken up to accommodate the linear story telling, and the acoustic guitar was replaced by an orchestra. This version of the song has previously been unreleased and is taken from the digital laser disc version.

"What Shall We Do Now?" was left off of the original album at the last minute, although the lyrics were printed on the record sleeve. The song, a list of obsessions that Pink is faced with to compensate for the "Empty Spaces" in his life, was however performed live to great effect. This version is again from the film, where it was reinstated with brilliant animation of Gerald Scarfe's sexually provocative flowers.

7. Bring The Boys Back Home (Special Version) (Waters) Released as a B-side to "When The Tigers Broke Free" this promotional 12-inch mix is different from the film and the more common 7-inch release.

8. Outside The Wall (Waters) This version of the track was used as the epilogue and end title sequence of the film. What is different about this version is that the back-up vocals that repeat Waters' vocal is missing, and a Salvation Army-like orchestration is added. The music for the film was produced by David Gilmour, although technically only Waters appears on this track.

9. The Hero's Return - Parts 1 & 2 (Waters) "The Hero's Return" was written for the album "The Final Cut" and was released as a B-side to the single re-dubbed version of "Not Now John". The 12-inch and 7-inch versions feature "The Hero's Return - Part 2", an extra verse of the song performed by Waters. "Part 2" could possibly be a demo version since the sound is distinctly different from that of "Part 1".

10. On The Turning Away (Gilmour/Moore) 11. Run Like Hell (Gilmour/Waters) "On The Turning Away" was the third single released from "AMLoR" marking the new Gilmour-lead era of the band. A video of this live cut was produced, recorded at the Omni, in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Run Like Hell", from "The Wall", was released as a single in the US and Europe, backed by "Don't Leave Me Now". Like "Comfortably Numb", "Run Like Hell" was originally intended for Gilmour's first solo album and was played during both his 1984 tour and the Pink Floyd 87/90 tour, in which it was the show stopper. The song in context of "The Wall" illustrates Pink turning into a fascist, manipulating racially oriented hate crimes in the name of fascism. Out of context "Run Like Hell" is a great rock number that really gets going.

Both these performances are from the Omni Atlanta, November 5th, 1987, and appeared as a bonus cut on the release of the "On The Turning Away" CD single.

12. Money - From Knebworth. The sax-player on Money is Candy Dulfer (and is announced by Gilmour).


Monday, June 13, 2016

NEW: Pink Floyd live in London 1973 - 1CD - May 19

Pink Floyd
Earls Court, London,UK

This is from the "If You Were A Bluebird" Cd. (Oil Well - RSC CD 106)

1. Obscured By Clouds  5:52
2. When You're In  7:53
3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun  13:27
4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene  11:01
5. Echoes  24:37
6. One Of These Days  8:40

Total Time: 1:11:33


NEW: Pink Floyd live in Chicago 1973 - 2CD - March 7

PINK FLOYD - Illusions Of Childhood’s End

Highland HL219/220

Matrix Disc 1:  HL 219
Matrix Disc 2:  HL 220

(P) 1998    Made In Japan - Not For Sale - For Promotional Only


Disc One and the first eleven songs of Disc Two are from International Amphitheater, Chicago, Illinois 3/7/73.

Disc Two song twelve is from Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, Missouri 3/6/73.

Disc Two song thirteen is from University of Cincinnati, Fieldhouse, Cincinatti, Ohio 3/8/73.

Illusions Of Childhood’s End is a title documenting Pink Floyd in the middle of a contemplation.
The main show on the tape, March 7th, 1973 in Chicago, is only the fourth show and occurs a week before the release of Dark Side Of The Moon and reveals a first draft of the setlist with emphasis upon more numbers from Obscured By Clouds which, technically, was their latest LP.

The sound quality of the audience recording is fair to good and perfectly listenable for the committed Pink Floyd collector.
In The Chicago tape there are cuts after “When You’re In,” at 4:31 in “Childhood’s End” and after the song, a cut after “Careful With That Axe, Eugene,” at 2:44 in “Brain Damage” and one before “One Of These Days.”

The bonus tracks are the two performances of the rarity “Childhood’s End” flanking the Chicago show in sequence.
St. Louis is the night before Chicago and is a slightly closer but more muffled audience tape that has a cut at 6:54.
The final bonus track is the same song from the Cincinnati show, the nigh after Chicago.

This also is in a good but muffled audience tape but it has the complete show.
Highland basically copied onto silver the CDR release Childhood’s End on Hip Cat records from 1997.
It is the same sound quality and has the same mission to present the three performances of the rarity.
The complete Cincinnati show was pressed on Pink Is The Sky (Rock Lone Records FROCK 001/2).

Chicago represents their first thinking of the setlist on this important tour.
The concert begins with the pings signaling the beginning of “Echoes” and they treat to the crowd to the twenty-five minute long, tightly performed epic.
They follow with three songs from their latest album: ”Obscured By Clouds / When You’re In” and a rare live performance of “Childhood’s End.”

The song had a few outings late the previous year, the most common performance from the December 5th Zürich show. It’s not one of their all time great songs, but the catchiness of the melody and the heavy metal chords do make it a compelling live piece which also could have been a vehicle for further improvisation.

It would be dropped after the night after, never to return (as far as we know). It would then be replaced by “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.” The final song of the set is “Careful With That Axe, Eugene.”
Roger’s scream and the band’s reaction in the second half are some of the most intense live moments for Pink Floyd.
It’ rare that Waters gets off such a long and penetrating shriek, but he does in this recording.

The aggression continues into the Dark Side suite in the second half of the show.
It is marked by a sardonic delivery of “Breathe,” but Wright truly carries “The Great Gig In The Sky” with fascinating improvisational melodies on the organ.
“Money” is an excuse for rock and roll fun but the focus of live performance rests on the seven minute jam on “Any Colour You Like.”
After “Eclipse” the only encore is “One Of These Days.”

Illusions Of Childhood’s End is an interesting release by Highland.
It would be much better to have each of the three shows complete, but nevertheless this is a good pressed version
of the Chicago 1973 concert.

  Disc 1: Time:
  1. Echoes 23:49
  2. Obscured By Clouds - When You're In 13:06
  3. Tuning - Childhood's End 10:22
  4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 11:32
Total Time: 58:49
  Disc 2:
  1. Speak To Me  1:45
  2. Breathe  2:45
  3. On The Run  5:27
  4. Time  6:40
  5. The Great Gig In The Sky  5:03
  6. Money  6:57
  7. Us And Them  6:54
  8. Any Colour You Like  7:06
  9. Brain Damage  3:13
  10. Eclipse  1:49
  11. One Of These Days  7:51
  12. Childhood's End  9:38
  13. Childhood's End  7:56
Total Time: 72:54


David Gilmour
Nick Mason
Roger Waters
Richard Wright

07 March 1973 Live at The Ampitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in Hakone Aphrodite 1971 - 2CD - August 6

Pink Floyd
'71 Hakone Aphrodite (Open Air Festival)
Venue: Joufudai, Seikei University campus, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan
Dates: August 6, 1971
Recorder 4

Tape Info:
Sony HF-370
7.5 ips (19.05 cm/s)
1st Generation Reel-to-reel
Duophonic Stereo
Recorded by T. Kuroshima

<Duophonic Stereo (Raw)>
01. Atom Heart Mother (Side 1)
02. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Side 1)
03. Echoes (Side 2)

Total time: 54min 23sec

<Remaster Mono>
01. Atom Heart Mother
02. Echoes
03. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Total time: 54min 21sec

In 2015, an astonishing source has been discovered: A new recording of the first day of Hakone Aphrodite. Since there are already other three sources available, I name this "Recorder 4." It should be noted that unlike the other sources, "Echoes" is totally uncut and includes Roger's words "This is the new piece, it's called Echoes" at the beginning. Also, "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" is included for the first time ever.
The source, originally recorded in mono, was cut down to 60 minutes during the duplication and given to the original taper's cousin. Unfortunately, the edited copy was improperly mixed into fake stereo (Time delay one channel slightly), which caused the jumpiness in the audio. Though "Recorder 4" has already been released by a bootlegger under the title of "HAKONE APHRODITE 1971: MASTER RECORDING (Sigma 138)," here I release it again with my best restoration of the above problem. My remaster uses the same digital copy as that of the bootleg.
The box of the tape says "August 7th, 1971," but this date must be wrong because the taper of Recorder 3 including the same performance said he had attended only the first day of Hakone Aphrodite. In addition, according to the cousin of the taper of Recorder 4, he attended just one day, which means that "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" in this source is from the first day.

Given this new source, now the following must be the actual set list:
Atom Heart Mother
Green Is The Colour
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
A Saucerful Of Secrets

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in Paris 1970 - 2CD - January 23

Pink Floyd
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

CD 1: The Man
1. Daybreak pt.1 [a.k.a. Grantchester Meadows]
2. Work
3. Tea Time
4. Afternoon [a.k.a. Bidind My Time]
5. Doing It! [a.k.a. The Grand Vizier's Garden Party (Entertainment)]
6. Sleep [a.k.a. Quicksilver]
7. Nightmare [a.k.a. Cymbaline]
8. A Saucerful of Secrets
-- cut (tape flip) --
9. A Saucerful of Secrets [continued]

CD 2
1. [banter]
-- cut --
2. Astronomy Domine
-- cut --
3. Green Is The Colour
4. Careful with That Axe, Eugene
5. The Violent Sequence
-- cut --
6. More (Main Theme)
7. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
8. The Amazing Pudding [a.k.a. Atom Heart Mother]
-- cut (tape change) --
9. The Amazing Pudding [continued]
-- cut --

Roger Waters: Bass, Vocals
David Gilmour: Guitar, Vocals
Richard Wright: Keyboards
Nick Mason: Drums

This recording comes from a 40 years old master tape and has never been circulated before.
It must have a few glitches from times to times, but it's a miracle that it was not
completely gone after all this time. In particular the song Cymbaline has some gaps,
but luckily I've been able to play it completely after many attempts since the deck
was often stopping the tape during that part. Sadly the very end of The Amazing Pudding
is cut because of another concert that was overtaped.

Big thanks to Gérard for digging out his tapes collection, and coming home with some of them,
and of course for taping this show at the time!

A soundboard recording also exists, as the show was recorded for French radio Europe 1's
Musicorama program. Many recordings based on various FM broadcasts are in circulation, however
this is the first time a complete audience tape surfaces and gives us the complete and correct
running order of all the songs.

Pink Floyd also played the same venue the day after, 24 January, but no recording of this
second performance is to be known. The taper did not attend the second show since he attended
(and recorded) The Nice at L'Olympia, Paris, that night. Sadly the very beginning of The Nice
recording was taped over the very end of 'The Amazing Pudding'.
Some parts between the songs may also be missing, since the recorder was stopped to save the tape.

Because of a low recording level, the original recordings had a terrible amount of hiss.
I reduced a big part of it, but there's still a quite noticable hiss on the final recording.
The right channel has also a lower volume than the left channel. I did some adjustement, but
I did not increased too much the right channel since it was increasing its hiss as well.

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in London 1969 - 2CD - June 26

Pink Floyd
Royal Albert Hall

(The Man and the Journey - EAT 76-77)

101. Afternoon
102. Doing It!
103. Sleep
104. Nightmare
105. Daybreak (Part 2)

201. The Beginning
202. Beset by Creatures Of The Deep
203. The Narrow Way (Part 3)
204. The Pink Jungle
205. The Labyrinths Of Auximenes
206. Behold The Temple Of Light
207. The End Of The Beginning
208. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in London 1969 - 2CD - April 14 including rehearsal

Pink Floyd
Royal Festival Hall
London, UK

Afternoon Rehearsal
101. Biding My Time
102. The Beginning / Beset By Creatures Of The Deep
103. Variation on theme from Nightmare
104. Sleep
105. Organ Exercises (The End Of The Beginning) The Man
1The Man
106. Daybreak (Part 1)
107. Work
108. Doing It!
109. Afternoon
110. Sleep
111. Nightmare
112. Daybreak (Part 2)

The Journey
201. The Beginning
202. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep
203. The Narrow Way (Part 3)
204. The Pink Jungle
205. The Labyrinths Of Auximenes
206. Behold The Temple Of Light
207. The End Of The Beginning
208. Interstellar Overdrive
Bonus Track
209. Nightmare / Daybreak (Part 2)

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NEW: Pink Floyd live in Stockholm 1967 - 1CD - September 10


gyllene circelen
(replay on may 7th, 2011)

SOURCE: sonic studio dsm 6 (w/ pre-amp & bass roll off) > tascam  tascam dr-07 (44khz/24bit)
LOCATION: next to the soundboard, approx. 6 meters off the speakers, center
TOTAL: 43:02

01 <announcement>
02 mathilda mother
03 pow r toc h
04 scream thy last scream
05 set the controls for the heart of the sun
06 see emily play
07 interstellar overdrive

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