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Format: 2CD
Catalog: GDR CD 9103 Great Dane Records
Misc.: Audience Recording
Produced:<no info>
Date: 770509
Cover: The front cover is a nice picture of a pink light shining on the pig and the back cover is from the poster for the concert (for those who have seen it or have it!). The bootlet is great too! It is a full colour 20 page booklet with pictures (I think all of them from Miles), a Great Dane catalogue, and an essay by Ron Fleischer, a collector from Chicago who writes for Brain Damage every now and then. All of the artwork refers to the disc as In The Flesh, but the discs themselves say Black Holes In The Sky.
Sources: 09 May 1977, Live at Oakland.
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      Disc 1:
       1. Sheep                                   11:25
       2. Pigs On The Wing (Part1)                 2:15
       3. Dogs                                    18:43
       4. Pigs On The Wing (Part2)                 3:25
       5. Pigs (3 Different Ones)                 17:47
       6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)  13:08

      Disc 2:
       1. Welcome To The Machine                   8:14
       2. Have A Cigar                             6:46
       3. Wish You Were Here                       6:10
       4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)  22:40
       5. Money                                   10:38
       6. Us And Them                              7:52
       7. Careful With That Axe, Eugene           10:18

      Roger Waters*
      David Gilmour*
      Rick Wright*
      Nick Mason*
      Snowy White*
      Dick Perry*

  • Ex-/VG+ -HERWIG
  • Sound quality is excellent -RAFAEL
  • VG++ -HAMISH
Comments: 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. -RAFAEL

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:

old new 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

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