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Format: 2CD
Catalog: RPCD 2165-2166 Red Phantom
Misc.: Digital Mastering, audience recording, ADD.
Produced: Made in Italy, Distributed by Why Not? S.r.l. - Italy
Date: 940417
Cover: Front: picture of band with Mr. Screen lit in blue with green border. Gilmour in spotlight. "Pink Floyd" in pink, _Jurassic Park_-style letters, with "Jurassik Sparks" in same font in a circular pattern. Back: an undisclosed field, after a show (likely not a Pink Floyd gig), with garbage and a few people in front of a mixing board. Spine: says "Pink Floyd Jurassic Sparks RPCD 2165-2166" Insert: many pix of the band in concert, mostly full-stage shots. Late-80's picture of Gilmour, Mason, and Wright on back cover of booklet. Has a list (fairly inaccurate) of European Floyd dates for World Tour '94. CDs: picture similar to that of cover, with lettering in JP style.
Sources: 17 Apr 1994, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.
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      Disc 1:
       1. Astronomy Domine                   4:59
       2. Learning To Fly                    5:51
       3. What Do You Want From Me           4:43
       4. A Great Day For Freedom            4:23
       5. Sorrow                             9:59 *
       6. Take It Back                       6:02
       7. On The Turning Away                7:39
       8. Keep Talking                       7:09
       9. One Of These Days                  5:53
      10. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part 1 11:23
      11. Breathe                            2:51
      12. Time                               7:01

      Disc 2:
       1. High Hopes                         8:41
       2. Wish You Were Here                 5:29
       3. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2   6:26
       4. The Great Gig In The Sky           4:53
       5. Us And Them                        7:41
       6. Money                              8:48
       7. Comfortably Numb                   9:36
       8. Hey You                            4:48
       9. Run Like Hell                      8:35

      David Gilmour
      Nick Mason
      Richard Wright

      Guy Pratt
      Jon Carin
      Tim Renwick
      Gary Wallis
      Durga McBroom
      Sam Brown
      Claudia Fontaine
      Dick Parry

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  • VG/VG- -RUDI
  • Ex -PELLE
Comments: An audience recording of the 17 April show at the Rose Bowl. The sound is varied, with many areas of treble dropout. I have a feeling that the person recording this show has the microphone attatched to a hat brim and turned his head a lot during the show. The crowd around the recordist seems to be VERY inebriated, and tends to be loud at rather inopportune times.

Regardless, the performance is quite good. The band plays everything quite well, and all of the solo breaks are good. It is at these points that I wish the person recording the show would've stood still - when he had a good (i.e. uninterrupted) "sound line between himself and the speakers", the sound is EX, with very clear treble and good bass response. Often, though, treble fades as somebody walks in front of the microphone or the recordist turns his head.

The only areas where this CD set is better than _The Live Bell_ is that the beginnings of "Astronomy Domine" and "Hey You" are complete and intact, and that "High Hopes" doesn't have the splice edit in the first verse.

Ideally, I'd get either _The Live Bell_ or _Moonlight Tunes_ before _Jurassik Sparks_.

Times taken from the label. Sorrow is listed on the disc as 'A New Machine Part 2' -RUDI

"Jurassic Sparks" is just plain awful, even by the ROIO standards of twenty years ago. It's a very low fidelity analog recording which constantly wavers back and forth across the fidelity and volume spectrum until you want to scream. The standard show (no DSoTM set). The second Rose Bowl show, 17 Apr 94. Packaging is OK, with picture discs, but it's not worth it, and my disc 2 was damaged and skips. I wouldn't even recommend this one if it were half price and you were hard up. Of course, I know how hard up one can get sometimes, in which case... -ECHOES

Indeed the crowd is a lot disturbing, but I would have other concerts with this sound quality and performance (there are some orrible ROIO regarding this tour, e.g. Rome '94). I think this ROIO is interesting document (not the best, I admit) of the early 'The Division Bell Tour' performance, so I still recommend it. -PELLE

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