| Once again, a generally nice recording marred by some very
RaD fades up
SOYCD I has a tape cut
SOYCD II fades down and up and the CD track mark is wrong
Later, SOYCD II features yet another cut
UaT is missing a bit at the beginning due to a fade
It's also annoying having a disc change in the middle of
DSOTM, but I suppose that was the only way around putting
the set on three CDs. This is presumably the same material
as Crazy Diamonds, but I haven't heard that version and
can't compare them.
After they begin playing SOYCD, Roger decides to introduce
it by name, but interrupts himelf to make bizarre choking
noises: "This one...[strangling noises]...this is called
'Shine On You Crazy Diamond'."
This is the same "Echoes" as Total Eclipse, but here it's
presented with the beginning and ending completely intact.
Some of the best stereo I've ever heard in an audience
tape. The cash register at the beginning of "Money" has
some very clear separation.
All in all, a good recording of a good show, but I have a
feeling all those tape cuts are going to get very, very
annoying in the long run.
With regard to the Boston Gardens CD, I'd disagree with the
VG ratings folk have been giving it. I'd rate it as Ex;
would've been better still if it weren't for a wee bit too
much hiss. -THE HEDONIST
Good sound, a little dark (little treble) maybe.
There are some very good versions of "Any Colour You Like"
and "Echoes" (with a great sax solo). Recorded at the
Boston Garden, the first CD to cover a complete 1975 US tour
set. Songs a little bass-heavy. -MISC
In as much I was asking about a comparison with the Random
Precision CD, the responses I received were more or less given
about the shows themselves. All responses were unanimously
in favor of the Boston Gardens 16 Jun 75 show over the NY
18 Jun 75 show.
Many thanks to those who did respond, in fact I'm listening
to the Boston Gardens 16 Jun 75 roio as I type and I can
attest to the performance at this show as being top notch.
While I will agree on the comments in the roio db about the
few edits (especially during SOYCD) as somewhat annoying,
the sound and performance is better than I had hoped and
more than outweight the deficiencies listed. I would even
go so far as to say that if the NY 18 Jun 75 show is near the
level of this show it would be a worthy one to have as
Avoid this CD like the plague. The edits are annoying, to
say the least. I have the Crazy Diamonds version of this
concert, and the edits are not there for the most part. The
maker of this CD apparently thought it would be cute to have
a fade out at the end of each track and a fade up at the
beginning of the next. The problem here is that, with
material like Dark Side of the Moon, it is absolutely
essential that the music be continuous. This doesn't happen
on Crazy Diamonds (except in a couple of places).
And, if memory serves, this seems to be two concerts edited
together. The Raving and Drooling and You Gotta Be Crazy
tracks are taken from one show, and the rest of the show is
taken from another. R&D and YGBC are from the 16 Jun 75
show at Nassau Coliseum, while the rest of the show is from
Boston Gardens (I checked them against Total Eclipse to be
It sucks, trust me. Find Crazy Diamonds if at all
I just wanted to say something to Boston Gardens. It's very
good, but the editing makes it just okay. It really cuts a
large part of it out and almost ruins the ROIO. But
overall, it's okay. -ANON
I think the differing opinions on the annoying editing on this
CD set can be explained because there are two of this
"seemingly same" disc set.
My friend bought this disc (I have had a tape for years) and it
sounded amazing. There were only a couple of fade out/in edits
that seemed to make sense given analog recording and tape flips
(it was also the same edits I have known for years). I ran out
to the same store and bought the same disc and it had fade
out/ins between every song on Dark Side and listening to it
drove me nuts. We compared the two disc sets and the only
differences we could find had to do with the pictures on the
cover. On one of them the photos had better color and focus. I
also seem to recall that one of them had pink discs and one
didn't. I'm not sure though. I can't recall which was which but
knowing there are two versions of this same disc (not same
show) may help...
I hope people that have this disc can write in with any
comments on which is which as I have avoided buying it since I
do not want to get stuck with the one that has VERY annoying
edits. You just can't fade out and in between brain damage and
eclipse (as well as every other song on DSOTM).