ROGER WATERS (WITH GILMOUR, MASON) - O2 ARENA, LONDON 2011

May 26, 2011 – 10:53 am

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ROGER WATERS
London 2011 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the O2 Arena, London, UK; May 12, 2011. Excellent audience recording. (MOB remaster from Doc’s recording.)

Ever since Roger Waters and David Gilmour jammed together on July 10, 2010 at the Hoping Foundation benefit in Oxfordshire, fans have been hoping for a more permanent team-up of the surviving members of Pink Floyd. While that is not to be, the audience response was still unmistakable when Gilmour played on Comfortably Numb. [Gilmour and Nick Mason were both featured on the final track, Outside The Wall.]

This is what Pink Floyd fan Zennews posted: “When I heard the crowd roar as they realized the momentous occasion of the Waters/Gilmour reunion, I got goose bumps.”

Another fan, Jens-live8, commented: “I went absolutely nuts when I saw Gilmour coming up on the lift behind the wall even before he even had the lights on him. I sat in Block 102 Row N and had a perfect view. I’ve never heard a more ecstatic crowd when he first started singing. Being at the O2 that night was truly exhilarating. I did all the London shows and the two Manchester shows, but I’m still buzzing from the Gilmour night at the O2.”

Thanks to The Doc for recording this show and sharing it, and to Mob for his efforts and then sharing the tracks on the net.

This is what Mob noted:

The original recording captured perfectly the sub-bass frequencies (below 100Hz) and high frequencies. But frequencies between 100Hz and 2kHz were lacking somehow, making the raw recording sound rather “thin” (others would say “metallic”).

So, I remastered it a bit (EQing, adjusting levels and re-indexing tracks) for my own purpose before burning this historical show on CDRs. I contacted The Doctor to see if he would agree that I share my remaster, and he generously accepted.

Million thanks to The Doctor, who taped the show and shared it in the first place.
And another million thanks to him for allowing me to share this remaster!

Recorded and mastered by: The Doctor (for floydpodcast.com)
Recorded from: Section B3, Row A, Seat 50
Recorded with: SP-BMC-12 (Audio Technica Miniature Binaural Microphones) > BBox w/Rolloff > Tascam DR7
Recording Specs: 44100Hz, 32-bit, Stereo Wav
Mastered with: Adobe Audition 3.0 > 44100hz, 16-bit Stereo Wav > FLAC
MOB Remaster: FLAC > WAV > EQ + levels adjustments + re-indexing > FLAC

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro (3.3MB)
Track 102. In The Flesh? (5.6MB)
Track 103. The Thin Ice (4.6MB)
Track 104. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 1 (7.2MB)
Track 105. The Happiest Days of our Lives (2.1MB)
Track 106. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 (14.2MB)
Track 107. Mother (12.8MB)
Track 108. Goodbye Blue Sky (5.8MB)
Track 109. Empty Spaces (4.5MB)
Track 110. What Shall We Do Now? (2.5MB)
Track 111. Young Lust (8.9MB)
Track 112. One Of My Turns (5.6MB)
Track 113. Don’t Leave Me Now (6.9MB)
Track 114. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 3 (1.9MB)
Track 115. The Last Few Bricks (5.5MB)
Track 116. Goodbye Cruel World (2.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Hey You (7.7MB)
Track 202. Is There Anybody Out There? (4.8MB)
Track 203. Nobody Home (5.5MB)
Track 204. Vera (1.8MB)
Track 205. Bring The Boys Back Home (3.6MB)
Track 206. Comfortably Numb (featuring David Gilmour) (12.6MB)
Track 207. The Show Must Go On (4.0MB)
Track 208. In The Flesh (9.3MB)
Track 209. Run Like Hell (10.6MB)
Track 210. Waiting For The Worms (6.3MB)
Track 211. Stop! (871k)
Track 212. The Trial (16.6MB)
Track 213. Outside The Wall (featuring David Gilmour and Nick Mason) (10.2MB)

Click on the link to order Pink Floyd’s Wall.

  1. 21 Responses to “ROGER WATERS (WITH GILMOUR, MASON) - O2 ARENA, LONDON 2011”

  2. Thanks!

    By Alberto Boschini on May 26, 2011

  3. david said he would appear at a north american date with roger. there were supposed to be 94 dates in all and over 50 north american dates in that 94. so the show he appears at is in london not the usa after all. sigh. the clips i saw on youtube leave a lot to be desired. if someone filmed it from anywhere above the floor im thinking that it would be much better. if anyone finds a better clip of comfy numb showing more of david than just his head please post the link here or email me directly. thanks. darthcdrx@aol.com

    By darth on May 26, 2011

  4. hey bigo, thanks!!! it’s been awhile on waters. i got chicago and toronto, and i was at atlanta. i have that shirt you’re using as a a front cover jpg. it was 2 for $25 bootleg shirts on the street. if you’d hurry up and get on facebook, you’ll see me wearing it in my profile picture with mary halvorosn. mary’s the best! speaking of mary, she mailed me tom rainey 3-pool school on clean feed records. he gave it to her to send me cause i was missing it for my mary collection. it’s the same trio as ingrid laubrock’s anti-house. people need to download her vortex jazz club show, london, england 1.18.11 that bigo offered not too long ago. do a search.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on May 26, 2011

  5. Thank you Big O for making this recording available to download. I know it’s a good recording because I downloaded the Doc’s podcast the other day but having it this way too means I can burn it to CD for my collection.

    Hey Darth, Gilmour never stated he would play the States, that was just internet speculation. He never actually sated any particular date or country he would play in, just that it would be one gig and one gig only. The sensible money was on one of the London shows from the outset as, why would he fly to the States for just one number? The official pro-shot video with Gilmour playing Comy Numb is available on the official Floyd website and is very good, far better than the audience shot footage, so give that a try. Hopefully, you’ll like it.

    I was at four of the London shows but sadly not the Gilmour show, but at least I was lucky to see the show four times in London and once again in Manchester so I’m not grumbling too much! It was originally reported on Roger’s Facebook page that the London shows were to be filmed for a future DVD release and when I saw that there were no video cameras set up I asked one of the sound guys why. I was told that other shows later in the tour were now to be filmed (Athens, Greece I believe) for the DVD. When I asked if there was a release date in mind, the answer I got was “before the end of this year”. And the guy was very firm about that! So, hopefully we can all see it again in glorious high definition from the comfort of our front rooms!

    All the best, Kev.

    By Kevan on May 26, 2011

  6. Thanks Big O (as usual) for providing this complete memento of a very historic event.

    And confirming what Kevan posted Darth; DG never specified a particular show, city, country, etc. where he would appear w/RW.
    Also both official HQ videos of DG/RW & DG/NM/RW are on David Gilmour’s web page too.

    By Kevin on May 26, 2011

  7. Backing vocals, from Venice Beach California the world famous (in Holland) Venice. The best vocal band in the world (quote by David Crosby)

    By Gerard on May 26, 2011

  8. Fantastic post. Thanks to BigO and everyone involved. I was talking to a friend of mine from Long Island who attended both the original 1980 shows at the Coliseum but also one of the MSG shows on this tour. Besides the radical difference in stage sound and visuals, he thought the current tour had more emotion and a more powerful impact on him. Can’t wait for the BluRay which now seems certain to included the Gilmour/Mason bits as extras! Ho Ho Ho, Santa, you know where to go for me.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on May 27, 2011

  9. Thanks, bigO! Great work.

    By Namoosedog on May 27, 2011

  10. Great AUDIENCE recording. Great job on making the share available.

    By JALtheImpaler on May 27, 2011

  11. BigO does it again!

    By TDC on May 27, 2011

  12. It really replenishes my faith in human beings every time these guys get together. That they have been able to grow past their differences gives me hope that we all can get past our own personal petty squabbles with whom ever they occur, given enough time. I view it as inspiration to keep trying.

    By Steve on May 27, 2011

  13. i dont have the ambtion or patience to find the specific article and or transcription of the particular statement or interview where it was stated that he would appear at a north american gig. but i am not mistaken. i am definitely positive in what i saw and have repeated here. otherwise i wouldnt have mentioned it. it wasnt speculation on anyones part. it was verbatim and i repeated it as i heard and read it. it wouldnt have mattered to me in particular in that i wouldnt have risked seeing that particular show in person anyway. the odds of picking the right show to see wasnt a problem here. i dont go to shows anymore. the only speculation was whether or not it would be canada or the usa. im glad that it was filmed.
    as for having the clip–yes someone was kind enough to send it to me directly so that i could download it. and i then made an audio clip of it. essentially thats what i wanted. but having the video clip of it in such perfect quality made me delirious too.
    thank u for posting the full show here as well. i expect the sbd version will make the rounds soon.

    By darth on May 29, 2011

  14. Thanks, d/l’ing this in the middle of thunderstorm…!

    By oh, voe is me... on Jun 2, 2011

  15. Thanks so much for this and for everything you do. Viva la BIGO!!!!

    By Dave on Jun 6, 2011

  16. I too remember hearing David was going to play a NA show. When I first heard about it London made the most sense to me but they specifically said it would be a NA date. I was hoping for Chicago, went to the 2nd and 3rd shows. Great, great shows. Maybe not the best concert I have ever seen, but by far the best show I have ever seen. Really wish I could have seen them back in the day.

    By Don on Jun 13, 2011

  17. I haven’t seen or heard any of the shows yet so this is very appreciated. Much thanks

    By Matt on Jun 22, 2011

  18. BigO had ZERO to do this… thank me. I recorded it and shared it. What I’d like to know is who is “Naughty Dog” for spapping his “label” on my recording? Not cool.

    By Doc on Jul 3, 2011

  19. Hello Doc

    Once again, thanks for sharing the tracks. If you run through the write-up above, you were thanked not once but twice.

    Naughty Dog is, like some say, a house brand. It’s our attempt to give it a lineage. If there is a label, we’ll identify the label. If not, then at least we know we had a part in helping to share the show.

    As everyone who has enjoyed the tracks feel, your efforts are greatly appreciated and keep up the good work.

    By bigozine2 on Jul 3, 2011

  20. Hello, and thanks for this one!! Just wondering if you could check track #210. The link says that the track doesn’t exist. Thanks!

    By alex on Jul 24, 2011

  21. also track 108, 115, & 119 :-(

    By alex on Jul 24, 2011

  22. thanks!

    By Fletcher on Nov 15, 2011

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