| The 2 disc set comes with a very informative booklet with
a discussion of the tour and shots of the band. Pigs On The
Wing (Part2) has a special extended guitar solo. For this
show only they played as an additioanl encore, Careful With
That Axe, Eugene. This hadn't been played since Oct. '73.
This is the same show that has been immortalized on The
Abdabs: A Great Set RoIO. However, the problem with that
bootleg has always been that the set order was messed up and
the final encore of Careful With That Axe Eugene, played for
the first time since Vienna on 10/14/73 was left out. In The
Flesh corrects those problems. The double disc on the Great
Dane label is one of the nicest I have seen for Pink Floyd
disc. The Springsteen discs on Great Dane have always been
excellent, and it is finally nice to see some attention
given to a Pink Floyd disc. The sound is from the same tape
as A Great Set, but much clearer. -ECLIPSE
A release in the same format as 'Black Holes In The Sky'
(exellent throughout) GDR release the 1977 Oakland show
from May 9th. This marks the first and only time since
October 1973 that PF Played Eugene, here as an encore.
Again an superb colour booklet accompanies this release.
GDR should rest assured in the knowledge that they are
surely the best b**tleggers in town at the moment. -BD (#24)
It seems that there are versions of Plays The Animals that
have SOYCD 1-5 truncated. But mine is not. It features the
complete show, and I prefer the sound quality on it than on
In The Flesh. So I would say that if you are lucky enough to
have the untruncated version, PTA is preferable. -ANON
ITF is one of the candidates from GDR suffering from laser
rot. Mine had become "bronze" as is unplayable (clicking
noises, laser jumping). -HERWIG
There is a 'fade out' fairly early into SOYCD 8. It sounds
like the fella needed to flip the tape or something, it
merely fades out and then fades right back in. -ANON
This CD has been one to suffer from degradation/browning of
the aluminium. The following information goes some way to
explaining the CD mix-up with Black Holes In The Sky.
These are the matrix numbers of the GDR CDs 'In the Flesh'
and 'Black Holes In the Sky'. Apart from the text
'MANUFACTURED...' and the long number '99195...' they are:
Black 1: 1102-B 2411-B
Black 2: 1102-A 2437-B
Flesh 1: 1102-B 1418-B
Flesh 2: 1102-A 2437-A
'Old' stands for the CDs that got a brown colour and 'new'
stands for the CDs that were received from GDR in exchange for
the brown CDs.
The fade-out in SOYCD 8 is really weird--there's actually no
missing material at all. It fades back up _before_ the
point where it faded out, so there's actually a few seconds
of repeated material.
Much of the WYWH material is marred by interference in the
right channel on the CD. During quiet passages the
offending material is clearly identifiable as the "Animals"
portion of the show! And yes, I'm talking about the actual
CD itself, not a tape made from it. -ANON
The sound quality of this recording is marred by a constant
15750 Hz whine, the same as what comes from a TV set (equal
to the horizontal line-scanning rate). Fortunately, if you
have a parametric equaliser it is easy to eliminate. This
recording can be further improved with a little EQ but it
sounds like it was recorded too hot - there is a reasonable
amount of distortion. That doesn't stop this from being a
good CD considering the age of the recording, and especially
since it contains the complete show, and complete Animals
and Wish You Were Here. -HAMISH
I tend to agree with the other contributors, not a bad CD
concidering the age of the concert. If you're looking for a
Floyd concert with Roger, and like Animals, then this one's for
you. Crowd noise seems low, but there is some distortion with
the sound. My copy also has the Animals playing in the
background during WYWH. Do all copies suffer from this
annoyance? My copy also is missing some text from the intro in
the booklet. During WYWH, at 1:17 and 1:24, my copy has a loud
thump, like something fell over? I'd recommend it. -JZ