| If you haven't got "Libest Spacement Monitor" I would highly
recommend this recording - great sound quality/nice
I'm afraid you're wrong about the date that the "Mooed Music"
was recorded. Both my reference sources, and my knowledge of
roios tell that it was rather 16 Sept 1970.
As I've read, the first public performance of AHM was at 23
Jan 1970 in Paris. The idea of adding the choir and orchestra
came much later. The first performance of the suite with Ron
Geesin's orchestra arrangements was on Bath Festival, 27 June
'70. Therefore, the "Mooed" version cannot be as early as 12
Also, the Mooed Music is supposed to be a BBC session for
John Peel. As I just see in an interview with Gilmour (Polish
translation), "When we were doing a recording for John Peel -
and it was in September, a month before the album release
(...)" - it was definitely Sept.
Then, the roio evidence. "Mooed Music" contains THE SAME
material as roios being reported as recorded on 16 Sept 1970
(Libest Spacement Monitor, two tracks on The Dark Side Of The
Sky, and others), except one track - Fat Old Sun. Check this
out, even the noise in AHM (around 4:30) is present on
different roios. The Mooed Music is just a clone of Libest
Spacement Monitor, with Fat Old Sun added.
Fat Old Sun does not seem to come from the same source. It
sounds a lot different, more distant, heavy on drums, with
much more hiss. All looks like a roio manufacturer's trick:
take known material of good quality, add "the newly
discovered BBC track" taken from anywhere else, add excellent
packaging, change the date of the performance and sell as
never released. Nice try, must tell.
So, I think it was recorded on 16 Sept 1970, except from Fat
Old Sun where I can't recognise the source.
For the curious, Mooed Music is not a clone of Libest
Spacement Monitor - it is in fact mostly taken from the
Westwood 1 CD's. There are a number of other sources used to
fill in what is missing from that CD set. Of course, it is
the same performance, only it has better sound and is more
With regard to Fat Old Sun, it is the version from the BBC
broadcast - just not the same source. It was the best source
we had at the time. In fact, two sources were discovered and
it has parts of both. So, indications are that it was
broadcast at least twice, once a shorter version than the
With regard to the date, I don't know about July 12, but July
16 is a reasonably accepted date. This is indeed shortly
after the 'recent Bath festival' mentioned in the intro. The
September month mentioned in the Gilmour interview probably
referred to the 1971 BBC sessions, which were in September.