Demos & outtakes 1983-1993
01. Like A Rolling Stone (David Gilmour demo 1983)
02. Like A Rolling Stone (David Gilmour demo 1983 - FM source)
03. Learning To Fly (Jon Carin demo 1986)
04. Learning To Fly (Jon Carin demo 1986 - FM source)
05. The Dogs Of War (demo 1986)
06. Signs Of Life (outtake 1986)
07. Untitled #1 (demo 1993)
08. Untitled #2 (demo 1993)
09. Untitled #3 (demo 1993)
10. Untitled #4 (demo 1993) (incl. What Do You Want From Me)
11. Untitled #1 (outtake 1993)
12. Wearing The Inside Out (outtake 1993)
The Instrumental Suite (outtake 1993):
13. - Cluster One
14. - Marooned
15. - Untitled (incl. High Hopes)
This is a revised version of the one I shared in the past on various Floyd sites.
Tracks are either upgrades compared to previous versions, or new tracks (tracks 2, 11, 13, 14 and 15).
Tracks 1, 3, 5 and 6 come from a tape that David Gilmour brought to BBC Radio One studios on 28Jul92, for his interview by Nick Horne (promoting the "Shine On" box set). They are from a pre-FM source and sound slightly better than the versions on the previous release, but are still mono. For that reason, the current compilation also includes the versions of "Like A Rolling Stone" (track 2) and "Learning To Fly" (track 4) taken from the stereo FM broadcast ("The Dogs Of War" and "Signs Of Life" were on the tape but were not broadcast during the BBC show).
The most significant upgrades are the 4 untitled demos from 1993 (tracks 7 to 10), for which I received unprocessed versions some months ago. The versions circulating until now had severe NR and were very muffled. The new versions offered here have some hiss, but sound natural and clear. The 1st demo was apparently assembled from two jams, and the first part was probably accelerated in order to have the same pitch as the second part. This demo was later developed and properly recorded by the band (the resulting studio outtake can be heard on track 11). The 4th demo is also an assemblage, from four separate jams (the third one containing the ascending chord sequence that appeared later on "What Do You Want From Me").
The outtake of "Wearing The Inside Out" (track 12) is from the same source as previously ("Bear In Tree" RoIO), with muffled sound as if the tape was played back with Dolby ON while the recording was not using Dolby. It was carefully remastered in order to bring some clarity and now sounds slightly better than the previous version.
The last 3 tracks are completely new, and form together an 11 minute instrumental suite. These outtakes probably come from an early version of "The Division Bell" album, and reveal that the first intention of the Floyd was to make a long instrumental piece where "Cluster One" segues into "Marooned", and then into a third part with percussions. This third part was abandoned for the final version of the album, but its harmonies were re-used in the bridge of "High Hopes". Please note that this instrumental suite was given to me with plenty of digi-noises, crackles and clicks, and was almost unlistenable in its rough form. I used de-clicking and de-crackling methods in order to make it listenable – and even enjoyable - but you can still hear some kind of "surface" noise or saturation during the loud parts. There is still hope to get a better (cleaner) version in the future. In the meantime, this is the best as it could sound.