PINK FLOYD - Pro-Shot In Europe 1969-1972Video : MPEG-2, 720x480, 4:3, 29.95fps, NTSC 6000kbps (except Brighton: 8000kbps)Audio : Linear PCM 48kHz, 1536 kbpsLength: 54 min1969: BELGIUM Amougies, Mont de l'Enclus, Festival Actuel, 25Oct69 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - Careful With That Axe, Eugene1970: HOLLAND Rotterdam, Kralingse Bos, Holland Pop Festival, 28Jun70 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - A Saucerful Of Secrets1971: FRANCE Royaumont, Abbaye de Royaumont, 15Jun71 - Cymbaline - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun1972: UNITED KINGDOM Brighton, The Dome, 28-29Jun72 - Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The SunThe video files from Amougies and Royaumont were receivedfrom an anonymous fan without any info about the lineage.In order to complete the DVD, we took the best version ofthe Brighton footage (from "Waking The Grapevine"DVD )and we worked on the audio in order to remove some cracklesand drop-outs from the original transfer and improve thesound quality. So big thanks to A_L who gave his permissionto use his transfer for this DVD! We also want to thank RonToon who gave his permission to use the Stamping Groundvideos from Harvested's Pink Floyd Video Anthology. Again,we improved the original audio, this time by using thesoundtrack from "Rock Fieber" DVD, which was the best audioquality we could find for the Holland Pop Festival.Four successive years ...Four European countries ...Four live performances professionally filmed ...While the extracts from the 1970 Holland Pop Festival andthe 1972 Brighton footage filmed by Peter Clifton arecirculating for some time now, the sound quality presentedhere is the best we've heard for these documents.But the most important thing about this DVD is the inclusionof extremely rare pro-shot footage that was not available onany VoIO until now: extracts from the 1969 Floyd performancein Amougies, and two songs from the 1971 French concert inthe Royaumont Abbey.The Amougies stuff is from the famous 25Oct69 concert whereFrank Zappa joined the Floyd onstage for a jamming versionof Interstellar Overdrive (unfortunately, there's no videotrace of that particular moment of the festival). The videofootage from Amougies comes from the "Music Power" film shotby Jerome Laperrousaz. That documentary was shown in someFrench cinema theatres in 1970, but very quickly it wasremoved from the public circuit (the Floyd was not happyabout the way the music was mixed in the film, and thoughtit was not representative of their true sound on stage).On the DVD, we have an almost complete version of Set TheControls For The Heart Of The Sun, in black and white,followed by a short but intense extract from the songCareful With That Axe Eugene (the screaming part), thistime in colour.The Royaumont concert from 15Jun71 was filmed by French ORTFTV, and two songs were broadcast less than a month later(12Jul71) in a program called "Cinq grand sur la Deux".On this DVD we have the complete broadcast, which consistsof Cymbaline followed by Set The Controls For The Heart OfThe Sun.The viewing of these 4 pro-shot documents reveals the bandevolution between 1969 and 1972. By coincidence, eachdocument shows two songs of the filmed performance, andeach time, one of them is Set The Controls For The HeartOf The Sun (thus appearing four times on the DVD).Enjoy!
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