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Format: 2CD
Catalog: Gold Standard; RAL-515 (CD1), NAV-537 (CD2)
Misc.: Audience; "gold" discs
Produced: EEC/SIAE, 1993
Date: 711116
Cover: Front tray liner: Band photo with equipment on road (a la Ummagumma); "Pink Floyd" & "Return of the Sons of Nothing". Rear tray liner: Blurred photo of band on stage; playlist overlay. Insert: Folded; assorted concert photos ('74 era?).
Sources: 16 Nov 1971, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC.
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      Disc 1:
       1. Embryo                                        12:36
       2. Fat Old Sun            (edited)               14:30
       3. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun     14:26
       4. Atom Heart Mother    (_BAD_ edit c. 12:30)    16:01

      Disc 2:
       1. One of These Days                              8:59
       2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (edit c. 12:30) 13:40
       3. Cymbaline                                      9:23
       4. Cymbaline (conclusion)                         2:54
       5. "Looking Through the Knothole In Granny's
           Wooden Leg AKA Echoes" (sic)                 24:50

                                       (Timings from CD player)

      Roger Waters 
      Rick Wright 
      Nick Mason
      David Gilmour

  • VG/EX -Scott
Comments: Playlist on rear of case places "One of These Days" on CD1, whereas it actually starts off CD2 - and a real spaced- out version it is, too.... The CDs carry the legend "Astral Navigation" where Gold Standard usually puts the CD title.

During the Cymbaline "footsteps sequence" there is an edit which has been separately indexed, so that the song is split into two "tracks"; this is not listed in the playlist on the case. During the second part, "Cymbaline (conclusion)", Dave misses several vocal passages because of a laughing attack.

No recording details are listed for this venue/date in "Journey Through Time & Space" - a newly-surfaced tape, or just another mis-assignment? - THE HEDONIST

The CDs have some trouble playing on my CD player; then again, my system is currently makeshift, so that might be part of the problem. There's also an annoying skip in the middle of "Echoes" -- as the C#m freakout is becoming the seagull/wind bit.

The recording leaves a bit to be desired, but this is a damn good show. This is simply the greatest version of "Set the Controls" I have ever heard, and is the highlight of the show. "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" is also damn fine, as is "Cymbaline."

I do wonder about the date too, but the setlist makes sense (this had to be recorded within a couple months after Pompeii -- "Echoes" has the final lyrics, OoTD is similar to the Pompeii version in the middle, etc.), and they were in Washington, D.C. that night. There is some guy talking right before AHM -- it sounds like an American accent.

Anyways, there are better cookies out there, but if you can find this for a reasonable price, grab it. For the $36 I picked it up for, it's more than worth it. -ANONYMOUS

A complete show from the Fall 1971 tour. The recording is decent. Fat Old Sun is the extended version, with an extra verse sung before the jam. On my disc, during Fat Old Sun, the sound goes out of the right channel from 4.00 - 6.17. Dave starts laughing two times during the last verse of Cymbaline (Dave seems to have a lot of fun when he's on stage). Though all song performances are decent, the band seems to be lacking enthusiasm. This is not one of my most listened to shows from late 1971, though I recommend this title above Falkoner Teatret and Montreux 1971. Recommended. -Scott

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