Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pink Floyd - 1975-04-26 - Echoes From The Past

I do not have the SCS version of this concert. However, I do have the version from Digital Reproductions. This is also a nice segue into our next RoIO label.

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Dr. Forrester said...

Pink Floyd
Title - "Echoes From The Past (Platinum Edition)"
Label - Digital Reproductions DR 42675-4

There are many Pink Floyd RoIOs out there. Most of them are audience recordings
and pretty diffcult to listen to. This one, however, has to be the best audience
recording of an old Floyd show ever. This rivals the Boston Garden show for quality,
IMHO. If your a Floyd fan, don't miss this one!

Disc 1:
1. Intro
2. Raving and Drooling
3. You've Gotta Be Crazy
4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)
5. Have a Cigar
6. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (6-9)
7. "Sit down and enjoy the show..."

Disc 2:
1. Speak to Me
2. Breath
3. On the Run
4. Time
5. The Great Gig in the Sky
6. Money
7. Us and Them
8. Any Colour You Like
9. Brain Damage
10. Eclipse
11. Echoes

The Digital Dan Review:
An incredible audience show from the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California
on April 26, 1975. This is the complete master tape source, so complete that
you here the taper testing the mics as the show starts. The sound is nothing
short of astounding. Incredibly clear and quite devoid of almost any fan noise.
The bass is well captured, deep and powerful with no distortion whatsoever. The
highs are also very crisp and not the least bit of harshness. In other words,
the mix is just about perfect as if it were a soundboard. I think I have a good
idea who taped this show and it explains a lot. There are a few things that make
this recording truly unique. First, the pre-release versions of Sheep (Raving
and Drooling) and Dogs (You Gotta Be Crazy). Raving and Drooling is much
different instrumentally during the jam sections than is the album version,
including some rhythm guitar that sounds like disco-funk! The lyrics to You
Gotta Be Crazy are quite different from the album version of Dogs. Even Roger
calls it a rather "mean" song. "Any Colour You Like" is the great jam version
and this is the last tour with performances of "Echoes" in its entirety. All
and all this recording is absolutely amazing for its age and one that you will
definitely want in your collection.