Sunday, October 11, 2009

PF - 1972-11-15 - Echoes Of The Past


Dr. Forrester said...

Pink Floyd
Böblingen, Stuttgart, Germany
November 15, 1972

Artist: Pink Floyd
Location: Sporthalle, Böblingen, Stuttgart, Germany
Date: 1972-11-15
RoIO: Echoes Of The Past (ICP1-1998) (CD-R)
Source: Audience recording
Quality: EX+
Lineage: Master > cooledit > CD-R > eac > wav > flac
Tracks: 3
Length: 49:54
Recorder: 2
Sound: EX+
Overall: 9/10

Disc 1
1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
2. Echoes
3. One Of These Days

This concert was taped by two people. The first one captured the whole concert, the second only these three songs because he hadn't brought enough reel tape. But the recording of the second person was far better. This is what you get here.

A copy of this reel was distributed on tape and an nth generation copy was finally available as "The Return Of The Sons Of Nothing" on CD. Although an nth gen copy it became still famous for its great sound quality and extraordinary performance. To be honest, these are by far my favourite live versions of these three songs. The third track on that CD was named "Looking Through The Knotholes In Grannys Wooden Leg" because Roger announced "Echoes" that way.

In 1998, the owner of the master reel decided to newly transfer the master tape to his computer and create a better version. In fact, he decided to also fix some problems, especially some whistling and shouting of the crowd. You may decide for yourself if you like that or not. Most notably the whistling guy at the start of "One Of These Days" is missing.

Nevertheless, this recording is even superior to the already great "Return Of The Sons Of Nothing". Although the show is incomplete, this is definitely a must have.

The taper distributed this version through me, so I'm the only owner of the original CD-R and original artwork which is supplied as scans.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for this show. This is the best transfer I've heard so far from the Boeblingen 72 set...
One of the best version ever of Careful With That Axe Eugene...
frightening version, perfect built-up before the scream (besides, the new surfaced Lille 72 version give us another "pict rant" pre-scream killer version)
I got this cookie years ago as a trade...
Now that the software has been considerably upgraded for no-noise remastering, do you know if one day the "untempered" master will surface the light of the day? or perhaps a re-denoise version revA or whatever we call it, with the new software technology? (the one that the little Greys brought to us...)
I've always thought and hear, even before my abduction, that the sound was a little bit muffled sometimes : but in the 1998 war, when we had to fight the "hiss", there was no other way... that's it?