Bookmark as:
Format: 2CD
Catalog: GDR 9418/ab Great Dane Records
Misc.:<no info>
Produced:<no info>
Date: 750616
Cover:<no info>
Sources: 16 Jun 1975, Nassau Coliseum Disc says Long Island June 16, 1974
Hires-coverscans: <no info>
MP3-Soundsample: <no info>


      Disc 1:
       1. Raving and Drooling                  10:40
       2. You've got to be Crazy               13:10
       3. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (1 to 5)  12:50
       4. Have a Cigar                          4:40
       5. Shine on you Crazy Diamond (6 to 9)  11:20
       6. Speak to Me                           5:50
       7. Breathe                               2:55
       8. On the Run                            4:45
       9. Time                                  5:10
      10. Breathe (reprise)                     1:59

      Disc 2:
       1. Great Gig in the Sky                  6:15
       2. Money                                 8:55
       3. Us and Them                           4:30
       4. Any Colour you Like                   8:20
       5. Brain Damage                          3:45
       6. Eclipse                               2:00
       7. Echoes                               23:35

      Roger Waters 
      David Gilmour
      Rick Wright 
      Nick Mason
      Dick Parry - Sax

  • EX-EX+ -ANON
  • VG -ANON
Comments: According to an anonymous article in the latest Brain Damage, the author sourced this tape for GDR. It's actually Nassau Coliseum, NY, 6.16.75. GDR altered the year to fall within the 20-year rule; this will be their last ROIO issue. :-( -THE HEDONIST

As mentioned earlier, Us and Them fades out early, and I even think that this is from another source, probably not the same show. There is very little audience noise on this one.

If the dates are correct, this was only two days before the Boston Gardens show (June 18, 1975) so the show is the same, but IMHO, this one is of better quality. If you are looking for a good '75 show, this one is a must. -ANON

It is decent, but I think the Boston Gardens (18 June 1975) show on Triangle Records is the definitive 1975 show. Better performance; better sound quality. Plus, Random Precision has part of Us & Them cut. -ECM

Some songs fade out prematurly. Us and them is listed as being 7:10, but actually only runs 4:30 before it fades out during the sax solo. Some blistering and very rough guitar work and some nice improvisation. The band sounds very tired and sloppy, but this adds to the soulful and genuine quality to the work of this period. The audience is very enthusiastic (occasional air-horn blasts and shouts - Roger just loves this stuff) and Dick Parry plays with his usual beauty and class. -ANON

In as much I was asking about a comparison with the Boston Gardens CD, the responses I received were more or less given about the shows themselves. All responses were unanimously in favor of the Boston Gardens 6/16/75 show over the NY 6/18/75 show.

Many thanks to those who did respond, in fact I'm listening to the Boston Gardens 6/16/75 roio as I type and I can attest to the performance at this show as being top notch. While I will agree on the comments in the roio db about the few edits (especially during SOYCD) as somewhat annoying, the sound and performance is better than I had hoped and more than outweight the deficiencies listed. I would even go so far as to say that if the NY 6/18/75 show is near the level of this show it would be a worthy one to have as well. -ANON

This is the first roio I've bought - i found it in a record store in Italy - so I'm not sure what standards to judge it by. Raving and Drooling and You Gotta Be Crazy are interesting for a die-hard fan, I suppose, to chart the development of those songs, but they don't bear repeated listening, because they're almost the songs we know and love, but not quite. Likewise, the Dark Side performance is very ordinary. The break after Breathe (Reprise) to change CDs is awkward, and what really shows up is how badly they needed another guitarist on songs like Time. The only things that make the roio worthwhile are: a) a ragged but still fantastic early version of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, which, the band declare, is "about a diappearing act" b) a completely manic, frenzied Have A Cigar, which would far excel the album version if it wasn't for the awful vocals. they really couldn't sing this c) a brilliant Echoes, complete with saxophone. (although there are occasional microphone taps.)

I don't regret buying it, but I'm sure there are better roios out there. - SEB

(Last update: 980122)

[ Home | CDs | LPs | Videos | Tapes | FAQ/Guides | Link Us | Mail Us | Links | How to get RoIOs | Traders | Sellers | Audio | Forum ]

All content in whole or in part is ©1991-8 The Pink Floyd RoIO Database. Articles and images on this site are reproduced for reference, research and comment only. Copyrights are retained by the original author, artist or publisher.