Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pink Floyd - 1970-07-18 - Blackhills Garden Party


1 comment:

Dr. Forrester said...

Pink Floyd
18th July 1970
Blackhills Garden Party, Hyde Park Free Concert, Hyde Park, London

Well here it is at last the lost tape from the 18th July Hyde Park 1970 - this is the genuine article.

It is a shame that this recording is not complete as it is missing the Atom Heart Mother.

01 Blues
02 The Embryo
03 Green Is The Colour
04 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
05 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

I was contacted by the guy who taped the show and this is a transfer direct from his master tape.

The transfer was carried out as follows: -

The transfer was made on 10th September 2005 from the master BASF L-C60 cassette

Transfer made as follows: -

Nakamichi ZX-7 cassette deck.

Manual adjustment to height and azimuth of playback head to match that of the original tape recorder and to optimise the sound.

Direct connection to analogue input of Audiophile 2496 soundcard via high quality Clicktronic interconnects with 24K gold plugs.

Recording made to Wav file at 44.1kHz

I fixed a few pop's so that I could normalise the recording but apart from that this is an unaltered version of this show

The sound quality ranges from good to very good, there are some microphone "nudge" noises and some wind noise.

The show was recorded using a mono Phillips cassette recorder with a microphone mounted on a 6 foot pole.
The taper, David, was sat about 100 meters from the stage to the left of centre.
Overall the recording quality is mostly very good. Some wind noise is picked up by the microphones and also the
quality of the sound changes due to wind "blowing the sound around". Occasionally there is a little distortion
but really nothing to complain about considering how this show was taped.

Merry Christmas

Steven Carr - 18th December 2005