Monday, October 12, 2009

PF - 1977-02-04 - With Bright Knives

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Dr. Forrester said...

Pink Floyd:
Zurich Hallenstadion, 4Feb77
Berlin Deutchlandhalle, 29 & 30Jan77
Vienna Stadhalle, 1Feb77
Re-mastered, re-edited and re-released by
Man of Leisure Music (MoLM)
January 3, 2002

Set One (Disc One):

1.) Sheep 11:32
2.) Pigs on the Wing (pt 1) 1:44
3.) Dogs (29Jan77) 18:00
4.) Pigs on the Wing (pt 2) 2:16
5.) Pigs; 3 different ones (30Jan77) 16:51

Set Two (Disc Two):

1.) Shine on Yoy Crazy Diamond (1-5) 13:52
2.) Welcome to the Machine 6:42
3.) Have a Cigar 5:46
4.) Wish You Were Here 5:47
5.) Shine on You....(6-9) (1Feb77) 17:33


6.) Money 8:30

Sourced by Steve Blank and Brett Pfieffer
Artwork by Ken Brankin, aka Tweak.

This is a compilation of tracks remastered and
re-released by MoLM to resurrect the incomplete
4Feb77 Zurich Hallenstadion performance. Much of
Dogs, all of Pigs and most of SoYCD6-9 were missing
from the low generation 4Feb77 source.

There are a number of qualities that make this show so
interesting to have and listen to. The taper is very
close to the stage, and the recording has some of the
fullest sound you'll hear from the '77 tour. The "prayer
sequence" from Sheep is one of the clearest, most audible
version in circulation. Dave's solos during Pigs (3d.o.)
and SoYCD(1-5) are remarkable in their quality and intensity,
which also sets this apart from some of the other '77
roios. This version of WYWH is also one of the better
performances going.

MoLM chose the "filler tracks" from the two Berlin and
Vienna concerts for several reasons, including similar sound
quality, recording levels, and audience noise. The 29Jan77
tracks are from "Animals from the Soundboard", the 30Jan77
performance of Pigs (3 d.o.) is from "Absolut Floyd," and
SoYCD6-9 is from 1Feb77 Vienna Stadhalle.

Remastering work included spending lots of time blending
tracks to make this roio a "complete" concert, some minor
speed correction, recording level adjustments and de-clicking.
All tracks are from the lowest generation sources available.

Like any roio, it certainly has its flaws. In terms of the
performance, while some passages are clearly inspired, the
band also commits some obvious errors as well. Probably the
most annoying aspect of this show is that "close to the stage"
means some unwelcome bass distortion. Either that, or the
speakers were right on top of the taper. There are cuts or
gaps in PotW2 and WttM. Potw2 also has some speed problems
that are not worth trying to correct. The encore, Money, is
missing about one minute of its beginning. The show came with
only about three minutes of Dogs, and about seven minutes of
SoYCD(6-9). Neither track could be saved. Pigs was totally

A few words about Roger's "numbering" of shows. Obviously,
since Pigs (3do) is missing, it's hard to say for sure what
number this show is. However, if one were to speculate, it
would likely be "9". After quite a bit of research, here's
what I can tell you about the numbered shows of that early
string of Animals concerts:

29Jan77 Berlin is number "5"
30Jan77 Berlin is number "6"
01Feb77 Vienna is also number "6" (Rog goofed a few times)
03Feb77 Zurich is number "8"
17Feb77 Rotterdam is number "10".