mercoledì 26 dicembre 2018

Pink Floyd - 1972-10-21 - London, UK (AUD/FLAC)

(Audience FLAC)

'The Oxfam Concert'
Wembley Empire Pool, London

The Godfatherecords GR 361/362

Silver CD > FLAC

Disc 1
01. Speak To Me / Breathe
02. On The Run
03. Time
04. Breathe (Reprise)
05. The Great Gig In The Sky
06. Money
07. Us & Them
08. Any Colour You Like
09. Brain Damage
10. Eclipse

Disc 2:
01. One Of These Days
02. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
03. Echoes
04. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
05. Blues

**Notes with Silver CD**
Pink Floyd spent the majority of 1972 developing "The Dark Side Of The Moon" suite, which would ultimately become one of the highest selling albums of all time worldwide, and a benchmark for audiophiles even to this day. After extensive touring in England, Europe, Japan and the United States throughout the year, the epic gradually evolved into the monument that now belongs in the collection of every self-respecting music aficionado, bar none. Though it is far more grounded compared to the deep space flights of Floyd's prior efforts, addressing the universal fears and pressures of every man - war, death, madness, time - musically, it is a logical progression from "Atom Heart Mother" and "Echoes" - both side-long masterworks in their own right.

That being said, it is also a departure musically in tha there was a much stronger emphasis on memorable melodies and a variety of moods within the framework of several compact songs, which when played together, formed an entirely different entity. The earliest versions of the suite featured segments that differ greatly from the final result, and it is fascinating to hear how it developed into the magnum opus that it did via rare recordings such as this. Contained within is the silver debut of Pink Floyd's performance from "A Benefit Of War On Want and Oxfam" at Empire Pool, Wembley on October 21st, 1972 - the band's sole concert of that month. By this time, "The Dark Side Of The Moon" had developed significantly compared to the earliest performances in the UK during January of 1972, and this rare document provides yet another glimpse into its evolution. The 2nd set includes several other important pieces from the Floyd reportoire such as "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", "Echoes" and "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun", giving the audience some familiar things to latch on to. Perhaps it is Sound's magazines review of the conert that best sums up this release: "From the word go, they gave rhe packed stadium a faultless demonstration of what psychedelic music is all about. There wasn't a note, or a sound, out of place during th whole evening...". Thus, it is with great pride that we present to you, the listener, with yet another important and overlooked gem from the Floyd concert canon!

Godfather chose to use only the first, very good sounding source, meaning the MC before “One Of These Days” and the lengthy tunings in the second half are absent but this is musically complete and sounds wonderful.

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