PINK FLOYD - MONTREUX 1971

February 15, 2014 – 5:09 am

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PINK FLOYD
Remember The Lesson of Giving [Pinkroioshn PRS-CDR-020, 2CD]

Live at the Montreux Casino, Montreux, Switzerland; September 18, 1971. Very good audience recording. Speed corrected.

Pink Floyd went through an interesting phase of their career between 1971 and 1972.  In composing the multi-part, semi-orchestral piece “Atom Heart Mother,” there was the idea that they represented a new direction for progressive rock into respectability in the world of classical music and the fine arts. Their appearance at Ossiach earlier in the summer plus their collaboration with the Roland Petit ballet in Marseilles in November 1972 is evidence. Among this is their appearance in the two-day Festival de Musique Classique in Montreux/Vevey on September 18 (evening show) and on September 19 (afternoon)…

The set culminates in the “Atom Heart Mother” suite played with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. This twenty-eight-minute performance would be the final time the piece would be played live with an orchestra. - collectorsmusicreviews.com

This was originally shared in 2007. Thanks to danlynch for the efforts; and to rserling for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Original notes:

New to circulation is a first generation transfer from the audience soundboard reels of this famous recording of the early Floyd. The common roio in circulation is the White Witch/Black Wizard, but this is taken from a lower generation recording, and sounds richer, fuller, and has less hiss. A speed correction was necessary however, as the recording runs quite slow. The excellent speed correction done by the WW/BW producer was used as reference for track timings, and ultimately a speed correction of 4.5 per cent was utilized.

Source Material provided from the Vaults of sydb.

Lineage:
Audience Recording
First Generation Reel to Reel > DAT > PCM > DAT [clone] > Sony DTC-A7 > SoundBlaster > Cool Edit Pro > wav > Soundforge (speed correction, several edits/patches, set fades) > CDWave (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

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UPDATED: October 9, 2015

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  1. 16 Responses to “PINK FLOYD - MONTREUX 1971”

  2. Love the 3-D cover art - very period correct.

    By drkrick on Feb 15, 2014

  3. Yes, although I’m pretty sure I saw 4D once while listening to “Meddle” after putting a couple of sugar cubes in my tea.

    These days, it’s enough to hear a clean soundboard like this one.

    Thanks, Big O!

    By Eric on Feb 15, 2014

  4. [audience]

    By Eric on Feb 15, 2014

  5. I always love it when I get on the big o website and - YES! - another Pink Floyd offering. This band is so awesome - I especially love recordings right around this time, when they were still on their JOURNEY to the DARK SIDE. This one is another must-have. Thanks big o - AGAIN!!!

    By Daniel Kershner on Feb 16, 2014

  6. Thanks BigO!

    By Tom on Feb 16, 2014

  7. im sure for many this would go without saying because when people collect rare recordings of concerts they of course realize that artists and bands play the same venues year after year. so say when someone says hey do u have pink floyd at such n such a location? the other person should say.. what year? such is the case here. many people may not realize that pf did a famous show in montreux in 1970 as well. its kinda important that if u are a floyd fan and like to have as many good and rare recordings of importance that u realize that this show here isnt the same as the one a year prior. now i know many fans have both and know this info but im not bringing this to their attention. obviously.

    btw.. a nice flaming lips show from alabama 2012 is on the palladia channel quite often for an hour and features them covering the dark side album in its entirety. i think its on youtube also. i believe they released it on dvd.

    By darth on Feb 17, 2014

  8. ^darth…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 18, 2014

  9. Pink Floyd - Montreux 1970: in case anyone is curious about the show Darth mentions instead of just being critical

    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=645

    By jdallenx on Feb 19, 2014

  10. thanks JD for the link & posting something valuable…

    (unlike that clown douchebag various ego’s Darth the resident asshole around here…)

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 19, 2014

  11. I am a hardcore fan of the Floyd but imparticular the 70 - 73 period before DSOTM.This period was key to the song development and musical progressiveness that would carry them through the next phase of their career.A great,quality recording and another fascinating piece to the puzzle,thanks Big-O!!!

    By Couz on Feb 19, 2014

  12. This is one of the key pre-1973 Floyd shows and a must for all Floyd collectors, especially now that’s its been speed-corrected.

    By Andrew Wild on Feb 19, 2014

  13. So when are the extraction songs(WYWH And Animals alternates ) going to be available in mp3 format? That would be cool…

    By 5 Man Floyd on Feb 26, 2014

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    By darth on Feb 28, 2014

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