|Comments:|| Some titles are wrong on the cover : The Great Gig In The
Sky is listed as Brain Damage, Sorrow as Lost Paradise, and
Run Like Hell as Another Brick In The Wall Part 2. The three
last tracks of some crossing references are from Delicate
Sound Of Thunder, but this one features the complete concert
including Gilmour's speeches. It sounds like the radio
broadcast. There is one drop out at the begining of Run Like
It seems that this is the only Knebworth RoIO that features the
complete Pink Floyd performance from that night. "The Knebworth
Concert" and "The Knebworth Tales '90" only contain 4 tracks
from Knebworth, the other tracks being dubbed from the official
"Delicate Sound Of Thunder". Maybe the "Aurora Spectralis" RoIO
also features the whole concert, but with one more track (I
suspect that "Run Like Hell" appears twice on that RoIO: once
under the title "Another Brick In The Wall Part 2", and then
under the right title).
The sound quality here is excellent. This is taken from the
stereo broadcast. Even "Comfortably Numb" and "Run Like Hell"
are taken from the broadcast, as they sound slightly different
than the "clean" versions on the official "Knebworth - The
Album". It was a live broadcast, so there are some
imperfections in the mix (the debut vocals on "Shine On You
Crazy Diamond", "Wish You Were Here" and "Comfortably Numb" are
first too low mixed, then suddently perfectly audible).
There's one thing _very_ annoying with this RoIO. It seems that
some unscrupulous mixer found funny to "extend" some songs! For
instance, during "Wish You Were Here", at 3:59, there's a cut
that brings us back 44 seconds earlier in the song! So, the
second that must follow 3:59 can only be found at 4:43! You
have to "jump" from 3:59 to 4:43 to hear the true song!!! This
kind of "repeat-loop" happens on 3 other tracks: on "Sorrow"
(from 6:57 to 10:10), on "Money" (from 6:00 to 6:44) and on
"Run Like Hell" (from 1:10 to 1:51... there are 8 guitar intros
instead of 4). Nothing is missing, but some portions appear
twice. I suspect that the "Aurora Spectralis" RoIO has the same
problem (see the timings: 13' for "Sorrow").
The performance is very good. The Floyd hadn't play for one
year, and they seem to really enjoy themselves, comparing to
the 1989 performances. The bad point is a disastrous version of
"The Great Gig In The Sky" by... Claire Torry herslef! As if
she has lost her voice that evening. One can hear Gilmour
introducing her after the song, along with saxophonist Candy
Dulfer, who only played that night with the Floyd. This is also
the only 1990 public appearance for the band.
In one word: this RoIO is perfect quality and contains the full
show... but a little more. The only thing you can do is to make
a copy (on tape or CD-R) from this RoIO, skipping the repeated
portions! Then you'll have the ultimate version for the
Everything about this roio is great, except The Great Gig In
The Sky. Clare Torry was certainly in a bad night.