Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tape 18: Pink Floyd - Festhalle, Frankfurt, West Germany 16-Nov-72

This is a third generation tape.. Sorry about that. Still, it's the best copy of this date in my collection. If you have an upgrade, it would be well received!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tape 17: Pink Floyd - Sporthalle, Boblingen, West Germany 15-Nov-72 (1st gen)

Master Tape 16: Pink Floyd - Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria 1-Feb-77

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Master Tape 15: Pink Floyd - Earls Court 19-May-73 Pt. 1

Master Tape 13: Pink Floyd - London 11-4-73 | Earls Court 5-18-73 Pt. 2 | 5-19-73 Pt. 2

Master Tape 12: Roger Waters - Ice Palace Arena, Tampa, FL 2-June-00

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Roger Waters Interview - Video

You can download a new video showing Roger discuss his willingness to get back together with the other guys. There's also some discussion of his current tour wrapping up.

Master Tape 11: Roger Waters - New World Music Theater, Tinley Park, IL 8-July-00

This is a recording made on DAT, cloned twice, then dumped to .wav. It's never been analog or in any lossy format.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Tape 10: Pink Floyd - Cleveland 6-25-77 (From Master) | Copenhagen 9-13-67 - 2nd Generation

Master Tape 9: Pink Floyd - Radio City, NY 17-March-73

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Master Tape 8: Pink Floyd - Dusseldorf 14-Nov-72

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Master Tape 7: Pink Floyd - Tokyo 7-March-72

Friday, May 23, 2008

Master Tape 6: Pink Floyd - Philadelphia 26-Sept-70

Master Tape 5 - Kralingen Pop Fest 28-June-70

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Master Tape 4: Pink Floyd - Aachen 7/12/70 | San Tropez 8/8/70

One of my friends did a study of all of the circulating versions of the Aachen gig & found that they had all gone through an .mp3 generation at some point. Even the silver-pressed CDs of this show had been .mp3s at one point or another. (He studied the sound spectra.) But, when he compared the version you will download here, it has a vastly superior sound spectra. It has never been an .mp3.

From the Master Reels to DAT to lossless to you. Two wonderful gigs from 1970!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Master Tape 3: Pink Floyd - Lund 20-March-70

Lund, Sweden... One of the most famous recordings of that tour. Wonderful stuff, straight off the master!

Master Tape 2: Pink Floyd - 25/2/77 Paris | 15/3/77 I Wembley, UK

Here are two more shows from the original reels... Both have been widely circulated, so I thought it might be nice to include (above) some of the artwork from a few of the circulated "versions" of these shows.

But, again, the versions of the shows that you'll download here do not technically "belong" to any of the artwork. You'll download the raw, unremastered, unedited version from the master reels.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Master Tape 1: Pink Floyd - 5/7/75 (2nd Source) | 26/6/71 (2nd Source)

We're back into the Master Tapes again... Just as a reminder, these are all master reel-to-reel tapes. Each of them has this lineage -

Master Reels > DAT > .wav file > .shn file > .rar files > you

If there is sufficient interest, I have some 30+ of these recordings. Each of them is an improvement over all circulating versions that have come across my stereo. But, I would love to hear your opinions if your mileage varies.

Nothing has been "remastered" or edited in any way. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Harvested DVD - The Wall Rehearsals

Pink Floyd
Earl's Court, London
1 August 1980

"The Wall Rehearsal"

Format: NTSC/PCM Mono
Lineage: PAL VHS Master > AVI (PAL) > MPEG-2 (NTSC)/PCM Mono
Captured, edited and converted with Vegas 6

Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
One of My Turns
Another Brick in the Wall (Part 3)*
Goodbye Cruel World*
Is There Anybody Out There?*
Nobody Home
Bring the Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
In The Flesh
Run Like Hell*
Waiting For The Worms*

Running Time: Approx 45 mins


Shot on a tripod from the left balcony, Mal was able to capture a good part of Pink Floyd rehearsing The Wall at Earl's Court. The tape has faired well over the years and I was able to pull off a pretty decent transfer from this VHS relic. I tweaked the image a bit adding a tad of contrast and brightness to deepen the blacks without losing any of the details.

Please note that during "Goodbye Blue Sky" the camera zooms in to focus on the images on the screen. The camera remains here until the start of "One of My Turns" so unfortunately "Empty Spaces" and "Young Lust" do not show any images of the stage or musicians. In fact, the latter only features the lights on Mr Screen and I'm assuming that the camera was left shooting on the tripod without being checked until a few sonngs later. Anyone who doesn't want to sit through this can simply advance to the next track.

This DVD contains the full contents of the master VHS tape. The only time I added short dissolves was to cut out the points where the camera was paused and then started again, causing severe tape glitches and audio distortion.

(excerpt from Mal's original post on YouTube)
"I was fortunate enough to have a tenancy at Earls Court which expired at Midnight. I was asked if the band could rehearse, given the hall was contractually still mine. I had no objection. I rushed home, picked up my "steam powered VHS" and filmed what I could. It's been hidden away for 27 years, I recently got the tape out, had a quick edit and posted."

Get the download info here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Kate Bush - 1986 Interview

A nice, but short interview...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Pink Floyd - Wishing

Another 2 CD set of interviews...

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

1999 - Roger Waters Interviews

Just found these guys tucked away, deep in the old archives... Some local radio broadcasts during Roger's 1999 tour. Great stuff!

1) Hartford 5/6/99
2) Toronto Q107 5/99
3) CHOM FM Montreal 5/99

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive - promo film

There have been many, many assorted releases of Interstellar Overdrive and Nick's Boogie from Peter Whitehead's tape. These include a pile of various editions of the soundtrack and there must be at least 6 or so different CD singles promoting the soundtrack CDs. The primary film, Tonight Let's All Make Love In London, is virtually unreleased. It was issued, briefly, on Laser Disk in Japan. I understand that it was issued briefly in the UK on VHS, but I can not confirm this. A second film, London '66-'67, was widely released on VHS both in the UK and the US. It was issued (briefly) on Laser Disk in Japan. This second film is allegedly a promotional film for TLAMLIL, but is a laugh that the promotional film is widely available and the film that it promotes is essentially unknown.

The DVD edition of the London '66-'67 film was released in 2005. It includes portions of TLAMLIL. This suggests to me that there were, perhaps, legal problems with some of the other bits. That would explain why the official releases of the full film were so limited.

In 2005, someone decided that what was needed was a short film to promote the DVD release of London '66-'67, which, as I have explained, is, itself, a promotional film. And, so, a 3 minute long PAL VHS tape appeared on eBay. The seller was in Greece, not a likely candidate, I thought, for an interesting promotional item. But, hey, what harm could there be in investigating it ?

And, so, I bought the VHS tape, not really expecting anything of interest, and had it transferred from PAL VHS to a PAL .avi file.

Incredibly, this film turned out to be something genuinely special! It has no credits or titles. There's no voice-over or anything else that you would typically associate with advertising or promotion. It's a 3 minute film featuring footage from both TLAMLIL and London '66-'67 and - this is the weird bit - a few scenes that do not appear in either film!!! The audio is an edited version of Interstellar Overdrive.

Read a review of the DVD here. I hope that you buy one! It's a wonderful film that belongs in every Pink Floyd collection!

Get the rare 3 minute promotional film here -

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

Please note that once you unpack these files, you will have the original .avi (uncompressed video). You can build your own DVD or play it from your hard drive with Windows Media player or whatever else suits you.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pink Floyd - There Is No Dark Side

This is a 2 CD set of interviews taken from various sources. Of course, none of the sources are listed, which is unfortunate. Some of it sounds pretty crappy, honestly. I suspect it's very much a case of someone slapping a package together as quickly as possible to make some cash. This is not the work of a serious archivist. A pity. Still, there are one or two items of note. Hope this satisfies your curiosity and saves you some cash. B-)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Saturday, May 3, 2008

From a rare UK promotional CD, a very nice interview of Rick Wright regarding his solo album, Broken China. I can't begin to say how much I wish there were more interviews of Rick. Seems like such a swell guy, buy shy, I guess.

Another Brick - Another Wall

This is one that always left me wondering... The photos are all of Gilmour's Floyd in the 1980s or of members of the Surrogate Band from the Wall concerts.. The text in the booklet is largely about Syd Barrett. So, what would you expect that the interview on the CD would be about ? Well, it's an interview of Roger Waters discussing Radio KAOS and how he's really Pink Floyd.

Rog Not Reg

Limited Edition

This CD contains 2 interviews of Nick. The only source info is that the first is from 1981 and the second from 1985. Both sound like journalists preparing to write an article on the Floyd. The first is (of course) largely about The Wall. The second touches on the state of the band and whether or not they'll ever put out another album. Fun stuff! I wish the sound were a bit better... But, they weren't recorded with commercial release in mind.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Conversation Series

The original Conversation Series CD came out more than 20 years ago. It was a limited pressing & absolutely impossible to lay hands on. It took me many years to find a copy & it's the only one I have seen for sale. B-)

The CD itself is one great long audio track consisting of 2 interviews. The first interview was later reissued as a different CD called "Full Of Secrets". I don't know the source information. They talk about whenther or not they are an underground group, so I am going to guess that it is from before Dark Side. The second interview is generally given as 1970-Sept New York University. The interviewer is clearly very, very stoned.

For your convenience, I have split the two interviews into 2 separate files. Although, if you want to be a complete purist, you'll want to join them again before burning.

2006.07.01-02 - Nick Mason Interview at Hyde Park


1988-08-07 POPTOP Norwegian TV Interview

A short 22 minute audio interview with Gilmour et al, originally broadcast in Norway.

Part 1
Part 2

2005.11.16 - UK Hall of Fame

BBC Radio 2 Interview with Nick Mason and David Gilmour.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

2006.07.04 - Pulse DVD Screening - XFM Feature

The interview with Pink Floyd was actually done on Monday 3rd July 2006 but was broadcast by Xfm the day after. This is an audio capture of the Xfm presenter and news man discussing the DVD a little, Pink Floyd playing together again perhaps and features audio from the actual press conference after the screening of the Pulse DVD at London's Vue Cinema in Leicester Square on 3rd July 2006.

Pulse Out

David Gilmour - 2000.April.10 - Deutschlandfunk

A 45 min German language interview. For the first half, Dave's voice is completely overdubbed in German. After that, they leave him alone & you can hear him clearly. The entire show is about The Wall album (20th anniversary).

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4