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Format: CD
Catalog: BG CD 014 Bulldog Records
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Date: 671113
Cover: The front cover says in big 'HORROR' letters: the live PINK FLOYD And in small text: "it was more than 20 years ago" Drawing of a head breaking up through the ground, and a small picture of the early Floyd in the middle
Sources: 13 Nov 1967, Oude-Ahoy Hallen, Rotterdam.
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      1. Reaction In G                                 04:07
      2. Pow R Toc H                                   11:12
      3. An Old Woman With A Casket                    04:41
      4. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun     08:49
      5. Interstellar Overdrive                        13:59
                                          Total time:  42:54

      Syd Barret*
      Roger Waters*
      Rick Wright*
      Nick Mason*

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  • G+ -AARO
  • G+/VG- -ANDRE
  • Bad - The sound quality is poor, as in barely audible! -TAP (#52)
Comments: This is an Italian release of a complete - if rather short - concert at the Oude-Ahoy Hallen in Rotterdam. The liner notes suggest that this was the Floyd's first concert in Holland, and that it was very well-received hence "Holland became one of (their) favourite destinations". Pow R Toc H, with a long improvised center-section, is a rare feature, while an early Set The Controls has Roger singing, and Syd on bass. Although this is no doubt important as an historical document, listeners after clear versions of the likes of Scream Thy Last Scream (Old Woman..) would be better off with one of the BBC or studio outtakes releases. Put another way, the sound quality is poor, as in barely audible! Note: the disc is variously listed as 'The Live Pink Floyd', 'Rotterdam Oct 12, 1967' or 'Oude-Ahoy Hallen'. -TAP (#52)

Apparently the guy who reviewed it could use some hearing-aid ;-)

IMHO, the quality rates G+. This is better than other roios from similar period, like Mystery Tracks. Though, vocals on "An Old Woman With A Casket" are bit inaudible.

"Set The Controls" is very much like the later versions, ie. with instrumental section with heavy gong bashing & organ solos from Rick. -AARO

First of all the date is wrong. It's from November 13th 1967. This was not the first show by the Floyd in The Netherlands, they had played before in Terneuzen and Vlissingen on June 11 and allegedy also in Rotterdam in October 1967, although I still haven't found any evidence for that show (dates mentioned were Oct.12th and Oct 22). This recording however is from concert at the Hippy-Happy fair on November 13th (They were scheduled for the 12th but they played on the 13th).

Sound isn't that bad, but the vocals are almost inaudible. Still very worth while for the inclusion of 'Reaction in G' and a speedy version of 'Set The Controls' -ANDRE

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