THE DARK SIDE OF THE FLAMING LIPS

July 24, 2011 – 4:19 am

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THE FLAMING LIPS
Hollywood 2011 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA; June 15, 2011. Very good audience recording.

Looks like when The Flaming Lips perform, it’s either a mini-festival or a spectacle unto itself.

This is what Amanda Mae Meyncke blogged: “I just got back from seeing The Flaming Lips play at Hollywood Forever Cemetery… Because it was so late, everyone else was at the far side of the enormous cemetery, and I could hear the far off music and began to walk towards it among the towering mausoleums and tombs, graves and headstones. Psychedelic colors from the stage-show filtered through the fog and I started to feel a little panicky, walking quicker and quicker, but I thought to myself ‘Even if this is all I saw, it was worth the money.’ (And then, if I’m being more honest, because it is a constant thought these days; ‘Aww, this’d be great in a movie.’) How often are you alone in a foggy graveyard with one of the most explosive and visually exhausting spectacles beckoning you on? Well, maybe you live a more exciting life than I do.”

Jeff Miller, from Billboard, wrote: “The Lips’ venue of choice for two nights of musical ecstasy? The eerily magical Hollywood Forever Cemetery, whose many famous permanent residents include Cecil B. DeMille, Marion Davies and members of the Ramones, who no doubt enjoyed their side-stage spots… Credit the group’s chief freak, frontman Wayne Coyne, who flew to LA months earlier to scout the location. His vision resulted in several art installations, including an LED-display dangling from a willow tree, and an upside-down mirror ball that seemed to defy gravity. He also appeared in the plastic bubble that’s become a signature of Lips shows - the bigger, the better.”

And Ben Wener posted at the Orange County Register: “It may have mattered more to them that they do justice to Dark Side Of The Moon, which they’ve played even less than The Soft Bulletin. Takes incalculable chemistry to pull off something as complex as Dark Side and make it feel almost entirely your own. As it is, this version stands tall alongside the handful of times I saw Roger Waters masterfully re-create it last decade. I’ll never forget it.”

Thanks to Pat Myers (aka DATPAT) who recorded, mastered and posted the tracks; and to poizon45 who shared the tracks on Dime. Picture by Chris Molina posted at thescenestar.typepad.com.

Equipment used
Pair of Nuemann U-89i’s (cardiod) ORTF + one Earthworks SR-77 Facing Forward
3 mic mix down using Soundforge. 50hz roll off done in post.

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 [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. Band intro (13.3MB)
Track 102. Eclipse intro (13.6MB)
Track 103. Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland cover) (4.4MB)
Track 104. Speak to Me/Breathe (4.5MB)
Track 105. On The Run (10.8MB)
Track 106. Time/Breathe (Reprise) (10.5MB)
Track 107. We’re Off To See The Wizard (3.4MB)
Track 108. Laser Hands (6.4MB)
Track 109. banter (2.5MB)
Track 110. The Great Gig In The Sky (with Peaches) (7.1MB)
Track 111. Money (10.5MB)
Track 112. O E O (5.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Us and Them (20.2MB)
Track 202. Any Colour You Like/If I Only Had A Brain/Brain Damage/Eclipse (22.8MB)
Track 203. She Don’t Use Jelly (9.3MB)
Track 204. banter (3.8MB)
Track 205. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (9.3MB)
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Track 206. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (16.4MB)
Track 207. Is David Bowie Dying? (13.9MB)
Track 208. banter (4.3MB)
Track 209. Do You Realize? (13.6MB)

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  1. 12 Responses to “THE DARK SIDE OF THE FLAMING LIPS”

  2. This one looks like a lotta fun.

    By Sking on Jul 24, 2011

  3. Wooooow Thank you!!

    By Pobelhaft on Aug 4, 2011

  4. Can’t wait to listen. Looks like an awesome show.

    By Matt on Sep 13, 2011

  5. Thanks again

    By Pol on Apr 5, 2015

  6. Track 105 is missing

    By Roo on Apr 17, 2015

  7. Hello Roo

    Kindly refresh the page and try again.

    By bigozine2 on Apr 17, 2015

  8. “Is David Bowie dying?” What on earth?? How absolutely convincingly wrong….

    By APex on Mar 7, 2016

  9. How absolutely convincingly odd, I meant to type, not ‘wrong’, oh well

    By APex on Mar 7, 2016

  10. Tracks 103 107 111 missing.
    Please help me find them if you can.

    By Kalfaz on Feb 28, 2017

  11. How absolutely convincingly odd, I meant to type, not ‘wrong’, oh well

    By APex on Mar 7, 2016

    Hahahaha what a MORON !!!

    By APex MOron on Mar 1, 2017

  12. Dead links on these three. Is the source still available?

    Track 103. Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland cover) (4.4MB)

    Track 107. We’re Off To See The Wizard (3.4MB)

    Track 111. Money (10.5MB)

    By Kalfaz on Jul 26, 2017

  13. Interesting enough - I found it by digging here.
    http://web.archive.org

    By Kalfaz on Jul 26, 2017

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