| Fat Old Sun is good sound, relatively. Distortion evident on
louder tracks. -DAve
One of the best versions of "Fat Old Sun" around. Some tape
Tape hiss and distortion on the loder tracks, sound effects
is very clear and good. Great stereo. This is a really good
performance by Pink Floyd, especially Atom Heart Mother and
Cymbaline with a long segment where PF shows of their quad
sound effects; The music fades out and somebody enters
through a door, walks around in the room opening doors with
different sounds behind them, after awhile Cymbaline fades
in again, just great. -TOR
It has one of the best renditions of "Embryo" I have EVER
heard. It's acctually suprisingly good quality compared to
the other bootlegs I've heard. Some of the other Triangle
stuff sounds really bad. If you have the means I highly
reccommend you pick it up. -ANONYMOUS
A truly inspired performance. The band had a good night in San
Diego. Every song is played with authority and enthusiasm. Fat
Old Sun is the extended version, with an extra verse sung before
the jam. AHM smokes and Blues is aggressive (especially
compared to the Falkoner Teatret version). Sound quality is
excellent, with solid bass. I find this performance to have a
warmth to it not found on many other shows. This is possibly
the best currently available show from the Fall 1971 shows (I
can't decide between this and Obscurity). Rated as essential
collection material. -Scott
Exellent quality, considering age and equipment that would have
been used. Some wow seems to be present, but it isn't too
Unlike other reviewers, I prefer the studio Embryo of Picnic,
the live versions I have heard (here and on A Trick of the
Light) lose that other-worldly feeling that I love about the
song. AHM is pretty good, though, as with Cymbaline, some of
the singing is a bit ragged. Stonking version of Set the
I compared 3 different RoIOs of the San Diego show: "From
Oblivion", "The Heart Of The Sun" and "Life Could Be A Dream".
First, about the sound quality. All these RoIOs come from the
same source: an excellent stereo audience recording. One can
hear the same people clapping and chatting between songs (BTW,
audience is very quiet). So I think they all come from the same
recording, but probably from different generation tapes. "The
Heart Of The Sun" RoIO seems to suffer from some noise
reduction technique: the sound is good, not too hissy, but the
high frequencies are muffled. The sound on "Life Could Be A
Dream" RoIO is very clear, but there's a lot of tape hiss.
"From Oblivion" RoIO is better than the others: the sound is
very clear, and with almost no hiss!
Secondly, about completeness. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene"
is missing on "Heart Of The Sun" RoIO. "Cymbaline" and "Blues"
are missing on "Life Could Be A Dream" RoIO. "Atom Heart
Mother", on "Life Could Be A Dream" RoIO, fades out too early
(the last 30 seconds are missing). The most complete RoIO is
"From Oblivion". It contains "Careful With That Axe, Eugene",
"Cymbaline", "Blues" and the very end of "Atom Heart Mother".
About the recording speed, I noticed that the speed on "The
Heart Of The Sun" RoIO is too high! For instance, "Atom Heart
Mother" lasts 15'11", although it's complete (the version on
"From Oblivion" RoIO has the correct speed and lasts 16'05").
The wrong speed is noticeable (voices and instruments are a too
high, and the tempos are too fast), and listening to "The Heart
Of The Sun" RoIO soon becomes very annoying!
So, I recommend "From Oblivion" RoIO above the two others: best
sound quality, more complete tracklist, and correct speed.