PINK FLOYD - CALIFORNIA 1975 SOUNDBOARD

September 1, 2013 – 6:30 pm

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PINK FLOYD
California Soundboard [SD75 A1/B1/C1, 1CD]

Live at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA; April 21, 1975. Very good to excellent soundboard (mixing desk).

A Pink Floyd soundboard from 1975?

In March 2013, when the California Soundboard coloured vinyl went up on Ebay, it generated a debate on whether this was a genuine soundboard or an “alternate audience” recording. The debate continued at the Yeeshkul Forum and also when Andrea82 shared the 24-96 vinyl rip (click here - registration required); and it’s now generally accepted that this is a soundboard recording.

A big thanks to Andrea82 who also shared the 16-44 vinyl rip at Dime.

Pink Floyd fan RonToon commented at yeeshkul.com: “This is great, a soundboard from the 1975 tour. The thing with soundboards is that they always have their pros and cons. And as much as I appreciate this, and am looking forward to many, many listens, I would tend to prefer the Millard recording from the Sports Arena a few days later. But it’s great to have another choice. When all the pieces are put together I feel a thorough remastering is in order. There’s a low frequency hum throughout this which can be easily reduced or removed. Again, thanks for all the expense and time that went into bringing this to Y!”

Lineage:
My vinyl > Philips 903 stereo music centre > Sony PCM-M10 > WAV 24bit-96kHz > Soundforge for conversion to 16-44 > TLH > FLAC.

Conversion to 16 Bit/44.1khz with iZotope 64 BIT Sample Rate Conversion /iZotope MBIT+ Bit depth.
I split in tracks, and removed some seconds of silence that there are in the 24-96 version, at the start and the end of the discs.

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UPDATED: October 9, 2015

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  1. 46 Responses to “PINK FLOYD - CALIFORNIA 1975 SOUNDBOARD”

  2. This looks nice..odd set list for that tour.. I thought the entire SOYCD album was played along with entire DSOTM.. perhaps incomplete? As always thanks BigO!

    By Tom on Sep 1, 2013

  3. soycd album is called wish you were here. and no.. in 75 they only did raving and drooling from animals and you’ve gotta be crazy from wish you were here. in 77 they did the wish and animals albums in their entirety. that tour in 77 was called in the flesh. that this show happens to have shine on is a huge bonus because they didnt do that at every show. its a huge deal here.
    there is another soundboard that i have had on cassette tape from the cow palace in sf. i dont have it any more but that date may have been 4-13 if im not mistaken. it was most of a 90min tape.

    By darth on Sep 1, 2013

  4. hey bigo, it looks too short of a setlist. look here:

    http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com/pink-floyd/pink-floyd-%E2%80%93-san-diego-1975-sigma-51/

    i already have boston, seattle and uniondale you’ve offered over the years. do you have any roger waters shows from pros and cons of hitch hiking? clapton was on the 1984 shows. be nice to have one.

    thanks,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Sep 1, 2013

  5. Darth, I’ve got plenty of shows from ‘75 where they played the entire Wish You Were Here album plus the entire DSOTM album plus Raving and Drooling / You got to be crazy / Echoes thrown in for good measure.. they played very long shows back in the day!

    By Tom on Sep 1, 2013

  6. well tom he did say, “if im not mistaken”

    By daves not here on Sep 1, 2013

  7. whether it’s incomplete or not, thanks for the share.

    By Paul on Sep 1, 2013

  8. Setlist from the 21st April, 15 show was typical. It was:

    Sheep
    Dogs
    Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
    Have a Cigar
    Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)
    Speak to Me
    Breathe
    On the Run
    Time
    Breathe (Reprise)
    The Great Gig in the Sky
    Money
    Us and Them
    Any Colour You Like
    Brain Damage
    Eclipse
    Encore: Echoes

    By Warfish on Sep 1, 2013

  9. darth “in 75 they only did raving and drooling from animals and you’ve gotta be crazy from wish you were here.” You’ve gotta be crazy isn’t from wywh. It later became Dogs and is on Animals just like Raving and Drooling is Sheep.

    By blue moon on Sep 1, 2013

  10. blue moon now you have done it. wait for the great one to unleash a profane rant on you for trying to correct his mistakes.

    By daves not here on Sep 2, 2013

  11. Wow -Nice Soundboard! It’s Labor Day Weekend here in America, and this Post has “Made My Day!” I too have several shows from 1975. This is a wonderful addition - I don’t even care that it’s not the whole show. THANK YOU!

    By Daniel kershner on Sep 2, 2013

  12. I have the whole show in audience format and collect this tour as well as the British Winter Tour from November/December ‘74. This is a great addition to my collection, but I wish there was the first set. I have grown to love the early versions of Sheep and Dogs more than the Animals versions. Also, if you hunt some of the French shows from ‘74 you can hear all of SOYCD complete without the other songs from Wish You Were Here. Thanks!

    By John on Sep 2, 2013

  13. For John - yes, it’s really cool to hear the 26 - minute version of SOYCD with all parts put together in one piece. And I do have some of the ‘74 French Tour with them doing the obligatory BLUES tune. And as far as ANIMALS, for me PIGS {THREE DIFFERENT ONES} has become my favorite off that album. It just rocks. Anyway, any snippet of SOUNDBOARD is gold. Good times. . .

    By Daniel Kershner on Sep 2, 2013

  14. Thanks blue moon, I was wondering why my copies of “Animals” and “Wish You Were Here” don’t have the songs darth mentioned. I’m not a huge Floyd fan, so I didn’t know about the title changes.

    And it looks like “SOYCD” was played at every show on the 1975 tour, so it wasn’t really a big deal at this show. All 19 Pink Floyd full length shows from 1975 on SugarMegs have it.

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  15. tom - no u dont.

    and yes i mistyped. i meant that raving and youve gotta be crazy are from animals. and those were played in 75. the complete album wish u were here was never played in 75 tom. im sorry to tell u. it never happened. your tapes are mislabeled. theyre from 77. the only time the album was done complete was in 77. half the show for each album. animals was the other half.

    the part that i said ‘if im not mistaken’ about was only the date for the cow palace in sf.

    they did not do sheep and dogs in 75. the songs youve gotta be crazy and raving and drooling are slightly different than sheep and dogs. thats why they have different titles. and most boots will have the correct titles listed on them from 75. they will not have sheep and dogs listed.

    one of the best audience recordings to come out of the 75 tour is the boston 6-18 set that i think bigo has offered. i saw over 20 shows on this tour but of course none in 74 and none in europe. this 75 tour was the last time they did any dark side material of course with the exception of the live8 reunion performance in 2005. now everyone can go racing around looking to prove me wrong on this. trust me. im not wrong. idiots.

    By darth on Sep 2, 2013

  16. “this 75 tour was the last time they did any dark side material of course with the exception of the live8 reunion performance in 2005.”

    “now everyone can go racing around looking to prove me wrong on this. trust me. im not wrong.”

    It’s never that difficult, darth, you should know this by now. During the In The Flesh (AKA The Animals) Tour of 1977, a typical encore would include the songs “Money” and “Us And Them” from the album Dark Side Of The Moon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Flesh_Tour

    Looks like you’re….. wrong again, darth. Who’s the idiot now?

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  17. trust me. im not wrong. idiots.

    play nice turd breath because you are wrong so often you need to play nice.

    By daves not here on Sep 2, 2013

  18. Great advice, daves not here. For those who don’t trust Wikipedia, go here to view the set lists for every Pink Floyd 1977 show: http://tinyurl.com/kfvp49w

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  19. oh my…now we’ve got daves not here all upset

    By donkey breath bootlick on Sep 2, 2013

  20. I was wrong darth.I apologize.

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  21. I DID NOT write that apology!

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  22. before the serious bloodletting begins, thanks for the sbd post big-O, and for all the clarifications from y’all.

    By Billy Jack on Sep 2, 2013

  23. wait a minute….YES I DID! sorry once again

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  24. No, I wrote it. I apologize to everyone.

    By lowend darthlick on Sep 2, 2013

  25. no. i wrote it and apologize to everyone here for all the prior apologies.I am truly recalcitrant and sorry.Forgive me wontcha?

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  26. No. Not until you learn to spell and punctuate properly.

    By lowend darthlick on Sep 2, 2013

  27. Thanks Big O!

    Great shows as usual!

    But unfortunately, as usual, it seems all the arseholes are at it again!

    Why not just graciously accept whichever show takes your fancy, thank those who offer & then fuck off?

    That’s what i’m doing. Bye Bye darlings!

    By The Speedy Boy on Sep 2, 2013

  28. i will do that lowend-but know that you owe me and big time.

    sorry about speedy boy as well

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  29. “this 75 tour was the last time they did any dark side material of course with the exception of the live8 reunion performance in 2005. now everyone can go racing around looking to prove me wrong on this. trust me. im not wrong. idiots” I’m not trying to prove you wrong darth, but I saw them in ‘87 and ‘94 in Atlanta and both shows they played Dark side material. Just listen to Delicate Sound of Thunder from the 87 tour and Pulse from the 94 tour. Unless you think Time, Money and Us and Them are from a different Floyd album.

    By blue moon on Sep 2, 2013

  30. Harold Pinter has written a radio play around DSOTM. A copy is downloadable at

    https://soundcloud.com/thechrisgregory/darkside-a-play-by-sir-tom

    Very interesting and thought-provoking it is, too. One of you clever fellas could probably make it available on BigO if you felt like it, eh?

    By mr upside down on Sep 2, 2013

  31. Harold Pinter has written a radio play around DSOTM. A copy is downloadable at

    https://soundcloud.com/thechrisgregory/darkside-a-play-by-sir-tom

    Very interesting and thought-provoking it is, too. One of you clever fellas could probably make it available on BigO if you felt like it, eh?

    By mr upside down on Sep 2, 2013

  32. If anyone wants the Harold Pinter/DSOTM on mp3, just click on the “Download” button on the page. Thanks, mr. upside down.

    By Dingus on Sep 2, 2013

  33. It’s a pity that concert posted here is incomplete…but thank you very much for this great boot!

    By Rochacrimson on Sep 2, 2013

  34. Big O Amigos, thank you so much for a new Pink Floyd show. It will be the soundtrack for some Thompson sunset-watchng and braut-grilling this upcoming Saturday after a trip to a nice little winery in Higbee. Be well and stay cool.
    PS, send us some rain if you’ve any to spare.

    James

    By James on Sep 2, 2013

  35. “Why not just graciously accept whichever show takes your fancy, thank those who offer & then fuck off?”

    Indeed.

    Now if only someone could share “Obscured by Father Time”, Radio City Music Hall, New York, March 18th, 1973.

    My collection has a rather seriosu hole in the 1973 Tours, worse, I LOVE Obscured by Clouds…

    Thanks BigO.

    By Warfish on Sep 3, 2013

  36. Dingus where is Harold Pinter/DSOTM on mp3 link to download??????

    By Rochacrimson on Sep 3, 2013

  37. Rochacrimson, it looks like they’ve already removed the Download option. It was next to the “Share” button.

    By Dingus on Sep 3, 2013

  38. But what is the page?
    I just see the page from Darkside by Tom Stoppard and not from Harold Pinter…

    By Rochacrimson on Sep 3, 2013

  39. blue moon - i meant with roger. of course. im not counting the 87-89 and 94 tours. those werent really pink floyd u know. cmon now. i thought it was obvious that i meant as a full band with all 4 members. thats why i said with the exception of live8 in 2005.

    By darth on Sep 3, 2013

  40. ok darth, I have several Floyd boots and a few from 1977 have Dark Side material…Olympic Stadium in Montreal July, 6 1977 and Paris Feb.22, 1977. All four members were there. Not wanting to drag this into the ground but you aren’t always right.

    By blue moon on Sep 3, 2013

  41. blue moon, you’re absolutely right, on both the songs played, and darth’s all too common mistakes.

    During the In The Flesh (AKA The Animals) Tour of 1977, a typical encore would include the songs “Money” and “Us And Them” from the album Dark Side Of The Moon.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Flesh_Tour

    By Dingus on Sep 3, 2013

  42. ok money (and a few us & them’s as encores in the latter part of the 77 tour starting in feb). i accept that i made that mistake. im not above admitting errors. that is.. when i do make them. i admitted the cream one. i didnt make one with the yes garden / spectrum recording thing.
    i never claimed im always right. i usually am.

    btw… radio city is a great show but not a killer recording. one show that i have had but not in the sbd that does exist but i have never seen.. is carnegie hall 72. i know that they recorded the event. i didnt get to see this show. it would have been my first floyd show. radio city became my first floyd show. people in the balcony didnt get to experience it as well as those on the floor tho. pity. the sound however was incredible. the venue is considered the largest theater in the country. it could be the largest anywhere. i remember the capacity was 6270 when i went. they may have changed it by now.

    roger played there as the last performance(s) on the pros tour in 85 with andy fairweather lowe. the last leg. they brdcst that show. in all actuality however anyone listening on the radio heard half the show from the first nite and half the show from the 2nd nite. they just didnt know this. the intermission was 20 mins long but radio listeners heard about a 2min break. after the 2min break the actual live music began from march 28th.

    By darth on Sep 4, 2013

  43. i never claimed im always right. i usually am.

    you could run for office on that bit of bullshit.

    By billyjojimblob on Sep 4, 2013

  44. I would love to hear the LA Sports Arena gig - I was there. A lot of really high kids spent the night in jail thanks to crazy Ed Davis the police chief.

    By slot sleet on Sep 5, 2013

  45. to confuse things a little more, this page gives a different setlist - no SOYCD - for this date - though I have seen many errors on this ’setlisf.fm” site
    http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/pink-floyd/1975/san-diego-sports-arena-san-diego-ca-43d7031f.html

    By Confused Confucious on Sep 5, 2013

  46. @ slot sleet- I was gonna tell you there was a show from 4/26/75 that I got from a now defunked blog. I was at the 4/25/75 show. I remember the security there. Chief Ed Davis was the reason I registered to vote as he wanted to run for mayor or governor or something and I wasn’t going to let that happen. I was gonna tell you all this but then I found a good link to 4/26. This is excellent for an audience recording.
    http://fp.io/179dd6d2/
    info here-
    http://brooklynsteveridesagain2.blogspot.com/2012/09/pink-floyd-cruel-but-fair-1975-mike.html
    Enjoy!

    By sking on Sep 5, 2013

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