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Format: CD
Catalog: TGP-CD-115 The Genuine Pig
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Produced: Italy
Date: 691202
Cover: Very weird futuristic graphic with all sorts of objects protuding out of a man's head. This is a painting of some sorts, possibly original.
Sources: 02 Dec 1968- 16Jul70 1, 2: 16 Jul 1970, BBC, Paris Theatre, London 3: 17 Sept 1969, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 4, 5, 8: 02 Dec 1968, BBC, Maida Vale Studio 4, London 6, 7: Dec 1969, Zabriskie Point recording session, Rome
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      1. Green Is The Colour             3:52
      2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene   6:55
      3. Labyrinth                       2:41
      4. Point Me At The Sky             4:23
      5. The Embryo                      3:24
      6. Oneone / Fingal's Cave          8:15
      7. Crumbling Land                  6:12
      8. Baby Blue Shuffle in "D" Major  4:05
         Total time:                    40:18 

      Roger Waters*
      David Gilmour*
      Rick Wright*
      Nick Mason*

  • Ex/G
  • Ex (tracks 1, 2, 4-6)
  • VG (track 3)
  • Poor (tracks 7 & 8) -SVID
Comments: The Genuine Pig's "Ultra Rare Trax" series offers a fair sample of Pink Floyd's BBC sessions and unreleased material. For "Ultra Rare Trax vol2", The inclusion of Oneone/Fingal's Cave is the most noteworthy, as the other material can easily be found someplace else.

Tracks 1 and 2 are indentical to the 'Libest Spacement Monitor' recording, but they may have been taken from a different radio broadcast. They sound note for note the same, but the sound qualities are somewhat different than 'Libest..'

The sound quality ranges from excellent to tolerable until the last two tracks, which sound like they were recorded from inside a tin can. I highly doubt that "Crumbling Land" is a live performance, as it sounds exactly like the Zabriske Point soundtrack version, except that the city noises at the end go on much longer.

All in all, I wouldn't call this a must-have recording, but it's not a real stinker either.

If you can get it cheap, grab it. - SVID

The sound quality on all three of these disks is excellent. On the first two volumes there is a short DJ commentary about the BBC broadcasts before several of the songs. It does not hurt the CD overall in any way. It sounds like it is taken from a recent broadcast by BBC intended to be an anthology of early Pink Floyd songs. Anybody have any more info on this?

Obviously since most of the songs are from BBC broadcasts, there are numerous x-refs. However, these disks make for a very nice compilation of some of PF's best songs of that time, including some relatively rare tracks. My personal favorite is Vol.2. "Green is the Colour" is very beautifully done, as well as the rare tracks such as "Labyrinth" and Oneone/Fingal's Cave. -ANON

Second volume of the "Ultra Rare Trax" trilogy. Excellent sound. The sources given on the back of the CD are often wrong (the correct sources are those listed above).

"Green Is The Colour" and "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" are not from July 1969, but from the well known "Peel Sunday Concert" broadcast, recorded on July 16, 1970, at the BBC Paris Theatre in London. Sound is excellent stereo, but these tracks were mastered from a vinyl source. There are many X-refs with better sound. The good point here is that the lost of one channel during "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" (from 4:11 to 4:19 on the Swinging Pig's CD) that appears on a lot of X-refs, doesn't appear here. Sound quality for these two tracks: Ex+

"Labyrinth" is an extract from "The Man And The Journey" show played in Amsterdam, on September 17, 1969. The complete title for this instrumental piece of music is "The Labyrinths Of Auximenes". This track was played during "The Journey" set, between "The Pink Jungle" (alias "Pow R. Toc H.") and "Behold The Temple Of Light". Curiously, on many RoIOs, this track was misplaced and appears just before "The Beginning" (alias "Green Is The Colour"). Sound quality is not better than on "The Man & The Journey" RoIO, and there's no stereo separation. VG

Tracks 4, 5 and 8 come from the December 1968 "Top Gear" session (the source for track 8 is wrong on the back cover, and should be the same as for tracks 4 and 5). Tracks 4 and 5 seem to be taken from the same BBC re-broadcast as on "Ultra Rare Trax Vol.1" (they are introduced by the same DJ). The sound is much clearer than on many X-refs (Ex+). Track 8 isn't introduced by the DJ, so I guess this track doesn't come from the re-broadcast. This can explain why the sound quality is not so good (VG-), and why the source given on the back cover is different. In fact, "Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major" is a very early version of "The Narrow Way (Part 1)", released the next year on "Ummagumma". BTW, Pink Floyd played four songs during this "Top Gear" session. The fourth was "Interstellar Overdrive" and is missing here.

Tracks 6 and 7 are in fact three outtakes from the Zabriskie Point sessions, and are in stereo. "One One" is a very quiet instrumental piece, with strange sound effects by Gilmour and Wright. "Fingal's Cave" is a short, strong instrumental that usually comes right after "One One". This is probably why they were merged on track 6. "Crumbling Land" is very close to the regular soundtrack version. The main difference is that the end part ("noisy cars and busses") is uncut. These outtakes are very rare, and the sound quality is good (VG+).

This CD is interesting for the Zabriskie Point outtakes, and also for the excellent sound quality of "Point Me At The Sky" and "Embryo". Combining "Ultra Rare Trax Vol.1" and "Ultra Rare Trax Vol.2" will provide the four common Zabriskie Point outtakes, and 6 exceptional sounding versions from the 1968 "Top Gear" sessions. -MARC-OLIVIER.

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