Thursday, December 8, 2011

PRS-010 - Pink Floyd - 1975-07-05 - Yesterday's Triumph



Dr. Forrester said...

Pink Floyd
Knebworth Festival
Knebworth Park
Hertfordshire England

"Yesterday's Triumph"
Pinkroioshn CDR-010 (PRS-CDR-010)

Master Audience Cassette - Recorder 1
Recorded in 1975 by
and DAT Transfer in 2006 by
"Old Grumpy Bastard"
aka "lordsnooty"

ITT Studio 73 Sony Microphones > BASF Chrome and Agfa Cassette Masters >
HP DDS-1 Data Cartridge 4GB DAT Master > digital coaxial > Audigy 2 ZS Platinum >
Soundforge 8.0 > 16 bit 48 wav > Soundforge 8.0 > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac
Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

*Soundforge was used to extract, set fades, boost levels (100%) and resample to 16/44.1.
The 16/48 wav is available upon request.

And here we finally have it, the actual MASTER of Knebworth, transferred in 2006 to DAT directly from
the Master Cassettes by the recorder himself, a self-proclaimed "grumpy old bastard" who is actually
a supremely generous individual--and to whom we owe much gratitude not only for providing the master
DAT, but for recording the concert 31 years ago. Additional kudos to fatoldpig who communicated with
the recorder and received the DAT from England for release by Pinkroioshn.

Unfortunately, the DAT was recorded at fairly low volume, so that a significant boost of the levels was
necessary. As a result, there is a bit more hiss in these 31 year old cassettes than there should be.
No noise reduction was performed, however, in order to maintain the recording in its purest form.
Additionally, absolutely no edits were done, so that this flac file contains all the lengthy tune-ups, stage
chatter, and indeed the entire event as it was captured by the recorder that day. The Floyd surely took
their time at this concert. This is the final performance of the Dark Side of the Moon suite by the
four-man Pink Floyd.

DAT Master acquired for Pinkroioshn label by fatoldpig.
Produced by danlynch 2006-09-30

Further notes from the Recorder as posted at Dimeadozen:
"The taper and friends are not heard on this recording. People nearby are heard
chatting. 'More music and less audience' hmm... I only missed 30 secs while I turned
the tape over. Not bad for a show that was 160 odd minutes, but we are talking about
the Floyd community here and they seem to moan about just about everything.
BTW the original master tape has no cut in DSOTM"

Set 1:
01 Raving and Drooling
02 You Gotta Be Crazy
03 Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)
04 Have a Cigar*//
05 Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)

Set 2:
06 Dark Side of the Moon

07 Echoes

*Roy Harper lead vocals
//end of HAC is cut on Master

mahavishnu floyd said...

There are two Reeling versions of this show - the one using rec4 is said to be the best sound, but I have never found a version to listen to.

There is a 6 minute video from a French TV news broadcast, about half of which is video of the band on stage playing Raving and Drooling. Find it at JJJewels =