| Times are taken from CD player and are the length of the
track (including audience noise)
Excellent show except for the fact that the crowd is
extremely obnoxious. They start each set out very bad but
calm down. One of the guys near the taper gives a nice
running commentary about the show :)
Unlike "In the Flesh", this 2CD set contains the entire show.
(Cross reference the comments from "In The Flesh" (Diamond In
Your Ear for further description).
This is a somewhat frustrating CD. The performance seems to
be good, but the sound varies from clear to muffled from time
to time, almost as if someone kept moving back and forth in
front of the mic.
The crowd is very obtrusive during the entire show. You can
hear a number of conversations taking place around the taper,
which although interesting (and at sometimes downright
hysterical), take away from the overall enjoyment. Be
prepared for excessive vulgarity, fireworks, planes flying
overhead, lots of babbling drunk/stoned people, etc.
Exhibit A: During Sheep, the taper screams to someone in
front of him "Sit your fucking ass down, you dumb
Exhibit B: Before WYWH, the taper and his friends start
complaining "Hey, we didn't come here to listen to no record,
I can go home to hear the record..."
Exhibit C: An obviously intoxicated concertgoer near the
taper yells "Pink Floyd" at the top of his lungs ever few
minutes, as if to inform everyone there that there was a Pink
Floyd concert in progress (as if they didn't know)...
Exhibits D,E,F: (got the idea yet!?!?) :oP
Track 1 "Radio Advertisement" is a snippet of a radio
commercial that was broadcast in Florida during the weeks
leading up to the show. One of the most interesting parts of
the commercial is that while "Dogs" plays in the background,
the DJ announces that tickets are "ten dollars in advance,
twelve dollars during the day of the show"!!! Last time I saw
the Floyd, I think I paid $65. Ahhhhhhh, the good 'ol
At 13:40 into the Pigs (3DO), Roger yells "Thirty!" amidst
one of his STCFTHOTS screams. Sorry to be so exact, but when
I was a newbie to ROIOs, I spent a number of hours listening
to the Animals tour discs TRYING to hear Roger yell the
infamous numbers. I figure that maybe it will help someone
else hear it...
After P3DO (Roger): "We're gonna take a break, and come back
in... Hmmmm.... however long it takes us to put the screen
up... twenty minutes..."
Roger and Dave both struggle through a number of vocal parts
during the evening (particularly during Welcome To The
Machine and Have A Cigar). Certainly NOT the best versions of
After SOYCD VI-IX (Roger): "Thank You, Goodnight..." (in
I'm not convinced that "Money" and "Us & Them" are from the
same mic source. A few things support this. First, during the
bass intro for Money, the audience starts to clap along. It
sounds awfully distant and has a lot of ambience/echo, as if
the taper was now at the back of a hockey arena or stadium,
much different than the previous songs. Second, the voices of
the people around the mic are quite different. One of the
conversations heard: "You think that pig is supposed to do
that?" and the guy next to him says "I don't think so man,
that pig is in about 6 pieces by now..." Totally DIFFERENT
voices. Third, the sound is now tremendously bassy, almost
overdriven. My guess is that this CD set was compiled from 2
different source tapes of the same show.
After Money (Roger): "Sorry we didn't manage to get the
screen up, so you didn't see all our wonderful pieces of
movie, but fuck it! Anyway, this something else from Dark
Side Of The Moon, it's called Us And Them, and thank you for
I'm not sure what to think of this CD. It runs hot and
cold... I wouldn't completely disqualify it, but I wouldn't
spend a lot of money to purchase it either. There are far
better '77 vintage tour discs out there (Azimuth Coordinator
2, In The Flesh) to collect first.