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Friday, October 29, 2010

Pink Floyd 1975 Echoes From The Past - Platinum Edition

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.

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!


01 - Intro

02 - Raving And Drooling

03 - You've Gotta Be Crazy

04 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1 - 5)

05 - Have A Cigar

06 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6 - 9)

07 - Sit Down And Enjoy The Show...

08 - Speak To Me

09 - Breath

10 - On The Run

11 - Time

12 - The Great Gig In The Sky

13 - Money

14 - Us And Them

15 - Any Colour You Like

16 - Brain Damage

17 - Eclipse

18 - Echoes


Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4

Enjoy the music!

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