|Comments:|| Grantchester Meadows and Green Is The Color are GREAT. Set
The Controls For The Heart of the sun is a jolly good piece.
Jupiters Eye/ Trip On Mars - one of these two is another
version of Careful With That Axe, Eugene. Cymbaline is the
best version so far. A Saucerful Of Secrets is only the last
6 minutes, which is too bad, because they're great.
Improvisation is SPLENDID, just great.
Overall: This is a really must have roio : the audience is
very calm, and only applauds between songs. The quality of
the recordings is not excellent, but good. -ANON
Strange collection, tracks are definitely not all from 19.
Oct. 1969. Some of them are clearly studio recordings.
Audience only between the songs audible. Saucerful features
only the last part. Cymbaline is extra-long and extra-good!
This is a rare one, the bootleggers have spent quite some
effort on this one, and have even made up some funky names.
Jupiters Eye is a piece of Corrosion. Trip on Mars is the
best version of Moonhead I've heard. Improvisation is
Fingals Cave. And to complicate matters even further, the
footsteps in Cymbaline have been replaced with Oenone.
Grantchester Meadows and Green .. are probably taken from a
performance of The Man and The Journey. All in all this
ROIO is very enjoyable, since it has both a VG sound quality
and the Performance/Rarity value is also high.
The only sad thing is that ASOS only has the last 6:44
minutes, but still, if you happen to see this cheap ...
Also, if you're hunting for authenticity this is *NOT* your
disk, it's a bunch of recordings from different concerts
thrown together in one disc, coupled with some official but
rare floyd songs -GERHARD
I think is a fairy forgery, not a '69 London concert.
"Jupiter's eye" and "Improvisation" are from "Oneone
/Fingal's cave" studio outtake (listen to 'Total Eclipse'),
while the audience applause is artificial (all the same
identical through the "concert"!!!, and it seems recorded in
a small ambient, not in a theatre). The sound quality is
variable (in "Grandchester Meadows" you can listen to
scratches from vinyl source). Moreover "Grandchester
Meadows", "Set the Controls" are identical from those of
Fillmore West, San Francisco Oct. 1970. The other live
pieces are from the same or other '70 concerts, I have not
established yet. Thanks to Roio contributions for help in
discovering this vile cheat. I'm very dejected about that.
Please, let this ROIO to simpletons like me. -PELLE
"This is taken from various sources, not 'London, October 19
'70' as stated in TAP 48 - including the BBC sessions, the
Zabriskie Point outtakes from the Omayyad b*****g LP, and an
'unknown' concert. Furthermore, each song has been doctored
by some unscrupulous mixer. Careful observation reveals that
the audience applause (apparently from only a handful of
people) at the start of each song is identical, the first
being a 7.27 Grantchester Meadow.
Green is the Colour/Careful with that axe, Eugene (12.48) are
the BBC performances, with the fake audience; although Set
the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (11.00) is a legitimate
Jupiter's Eye is where the butchery begins. After some
research, I concluded that this is, in fact, Oneone from
Omayyad, over-dubbed with the sound of bubbling mud (i.e.
'Live at Pompeii'). Trip on Mars, meanwhile, is Moonhead
from Music For Architectural Students. Cymbaline (18.28) is
extended; about 6.15 in, the song is interrupted by
footsteps and a slamming door. I realise that such effects
were not uncommon for live performances of this track, but
the abrupt switch makes me doubt that this was the work of
the Floyd; who, even on a bad day, could do better. This is
followed by a spacey intrumental passage - actually an
extract from Omayyad's live version of Interstellar Overdrive
- then a repeat chorus, and a further ten minutes of
Saucerful of Secrets (6.44) is, as stated in TAP 48, the
Celestial Voices sequence from that track. The closing
Improvisation (2.00) is a poor reproduction of Omayyad's
Fingal's Cave, albeit with added audience !
However, despite all the trickery. I agree that Around the
Mystic is an excellent CD; my favourite, in fact !" -TAP
It claims to be from one concert (London, 19 Oct 1969), but
this is obviously a compilation of different performances.
There are some annoying things with this RoIO. Some audience
applause are added between songs (they are always the same!)
and are in stereo. Most of the tracks are mono. It seems that
this CD was mastered from vinyl, with some strange things added
in the mix! So, sometimes one can hear "stereo" effects, but
only because of the "stereo" vinyl scratches, and the stuff
1. Grantchester Meadows It's from the KQED TV show, 29 Apr
1970. In the middle of the song, there is a very low noise
(similar to a bass drum) that doesn't appear on the original
version (see "Colourful Meadows"). But this version seems to be
"clearer" than the "Colourful Meadows" version (there is no
crackle suppression as for "Colourful Meadows"). The
performance is great.
2. Green Is The Colour This is in fact "Green Is The Colour" +
"Careful With That Axe, Eugene", again from the KQED TV show,
29 Apr 1970. It sounds far better than the "Colourful Meadows"
CD. Again, a great performance.
3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun One of the 3
tracks in stereo. I have not identified the concert yet.
4. Jupiters Eye It's in fact "One One", from the Zabriskie
Point recording sessions, recorded in Rome, December 1969. It's
in stereo. But, sadly, they over-dubbed it with some bubbling
sound! For authenticity, the "Ultra Rare Trax vol.2" version is
5. Trip On Mars It's in fact "Moonhead", from the BBC
"Moonlanding Special", probably recorded in 1969. Very rare.
Maybe you should buy the CD only for this track.
6. Cymbaline It lasts more than 18 minutes, but there are in
fact TWO different versions of "Cymbaline" mixed together. It
begins with the KQED TV performance, 29 Apr 1970. But, at the
end of the (short) walking section (at 6:44), it turns into the
Cymbaline intro from Amsterdam, 17 Sept 1969. This intro is
sometimes entitled "Sleep", on other RoIOs. Then we have the
entire "Cymbaline" from Amsterdam.
7. A Saucerful Of Secrets There is only the "Celestial Voices"
part. Stereo. I have not identified the concert yet. Nice
8. Improvisation It's in fact "Fingal's Cave", from the
Zabriskie Point sessions, Rome, December 1969. Mono. The "Ultra
Rare Trax vol.2" version is better, and in stereo.
So, this RoIO is not bad, but it is not essential. Buy it if
you don?t have "Moonhead", or if you want to hear clear
versions from the KQED TV show (and you don't mind if there are
some vinyl scratches...).