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Format: CD
Catalog: PYCD 046 Triangle Records
Misc.: Audience recording, AAD
Produced:<no info>
Date: 711017
Cover: Stage shot with Gilmour in the front. Picture is mirrored. Psychedelic pattern border the picture (like on CD Any Colour You Like). One sheet only.
Sources: 17 Oct 1971, Golden Hall, San Diego, U.S.A.
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       1. Fat Old Sun                                15:02
       2. Atom Heart Mother                          15:11
       3. The Embryo                                 11:21
       4. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun  12:29
       5. Cymbaline                                  11:23
       6. Blues                                       5:32
          Total Time:                                71:00

      Roger Waters*
      David Gilmour*
      Rick Wright*
      Nick Mason*

  • 8 -OSO
  • VG- -TOR
  • Ex -Scott
Comments: Fat Old Sun is good sound, relatively. Distortion evident on louder tracks. -DAve

One of the best versions of "Fat Old Sun" around. Some tape hiss. -OSO

Tape hiss and distortion on the loder tracks, sound effects is very clear and good. Great stereo. This is a really good performance by Pink Floyd, especially Atom Heart Mother and Cymbaline with a long segment where PF shows of their quad sound effects; The music fades out and somebody enters through a door, walks around in the room opening doors with different sounds behind them, after awhile Cymbaline fades in again, just great. -TOR

It has one of the best renditions of "Embryo" I have EVER heard. It's acctually suprisingly good quality compared to the other bootlegs I've heard. Some of the other Triangle stuff sounds really bad. If you have the means I highly reccommend you pick it up. -ANONYMOUS

A truly inspired performance. The band had a good night in San Diego. Every song is played with authority and enthusiasm. Fat Old Sun is the extended version, with an extra verse sung before the jam. AHM smokes and Blues is aggressive (especially compared to the Falkoner Teatret version). Sound quality is excellent, with solid bass. I find this performance to have a warmth to it not found on many other shows. This is possibly the best currently available show from the Fall 1971 shows (I can't decide between this and Obscurity). Rated as essential collection material. -Scott

Exellent quality, considering age and equipment that would have been used. Some wow seems to be present, but it isn't too distracting.

Unlike other reviewers, I prefer the studio Embryo of Picnic, the live versions I have heard (here and on A Trick of the Light) lose that other-worldly feeling that I love about the song. AHM is pretty good, though, as with Cymbaline, some of the singing is a bit ragged. Stonking version of Set the Controls. -KeithC

I compared 3 different RoIOs of the San Diego show: "From Oblivion", "The Heart Of The Sun" and "Life Could Be A Dream".

First, about the sound quality. All these RoIOs come from the same source: an excellent stereo audience recording. One can hear the same people clapping and chatting between songs (BTW, audience is very quiet). So I think they all come from the same recording, but probably from different generation tapes. "The Heart Of The Sun" RoIO seems to suffer from some noise reduction technique: the sound is good, not too hissy, but the high frequencies are muffled. The sound on "Life Could Be A Dream" RoIO is very clear, but there's a lot of tape hiss. "From Oblivion" RoIO is better than the others: the sound is very clear, and with almost no hiss!

Secondly, about completeness. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" is missing on "Heart Of The Sun" RoIO. "Cymbaline" and "Blues" are missing on "Life Could Be A Dream" RoIO. "Atom Heart Mother", on "Life Could Be A Dream" RoIO, fades out too early (the last 30 seconds are missing). The most complete RoIO is "From Oblivion". It contains "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", "Cymbaline", "Blues" and the very end of "Atom Heart Mother".

About the recording speed, I noticed that the speed on "The Heart Of The Sun" RoIO is too high! For instance, "Atom Heart Mother" lasts 15'11", although it's complete (the version on "From Oblivion" RoIO has the correct speed and lasts 16'05"). The wrong speed is noticeable (voices and instruments are a too high, and the tempos are too fast), and listening to "The Heart Of The Sun" RoIO soon becomes very annoying!

So, I recommend "From Oblivion" RoIO above the two others: best sound quality, more complete tracklist, and correct speed. - MARC-OLIVIER.

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