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MD5 Record Set:    Disc 1    -    Disc 2 -    Disc 3 -    Disc 4 -    Disc 5 -    Disc 6
  • Band / Artist
  • Concert Date
  • RoIO Title
  • Venue
  • Pink Floyd
  • 1971-08-13
  • Melbourne 1st Generation Genuine Take 1
  • Festival Hall
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • Melbourne
  • N/A
  • Australia
  • SHN
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • Rec 1
  • Very Good
  • MuabDib
  • 17th of October 2008
  • Posted By Request - This is a direct copy of the 1st Gen cassette - ONE SINGLE 100 minute Track! This was a work in progress copy and of course in the future it will need to be done again but here it is now... I always have file errors when making flacs so here is SHN error free with MD5. Overall definitely sounds slow... Lineage SONY TC 80 (CASS {BASF} <MASTER>) (I can't remember offhand what brand of deck this cassette was played back on but it was owners house on his cassette deck, azimuth balanced) recorded onto and played back on Sony Natural Sound Cassette Deck but standard sound card as done on old computer. First time Seeded anywhere with this lineage on YEESHKUL Sunday 20th January 2008. _________________________________________ 0 : 00 : 00 - blank - testing setup 0 : 01 : 45 - Start of Cassette - Tuning/Intro 0 : 02 : 45 - Atom Heart Mother 0 : 19 : 25 - Applause/Tuning/Intro 0 : 22 : 10 - Green Is The Colour 0 : 26 : 57 - Careful With That Axe Eugene 0 : 37 : 15 - Applause 0 : 37 : 45 - Tape flip (unique to this 1st gen transfer NOT on original recording) 0 : 37 : 48 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 0 : 50 : 48 - Applause/Tuning 0 : 54 : 07 - End of Tape Side 1 - (unique to this 1st gen transfer NOT on original recording) 0 : 54 : 52 - Start of Tape Side 2 - (unique to this 1st gen transfer NOT on original recording) 0 : 54 : 57 - Tuning/Intro 0 : 56 : 00 - Echoes 1 : 18 : 12 - Applause 1 : 18 : 42 - Tape flip (unique to this 1st gen transfer NOT on original recording) 1 : 18 : 46 - Tuning/Intro 1 : 21 : 17 - Cymbaline 1 : 31 : 49 - Applause/Tuning/Intro 1 : 34 : 42 - A Saucerful Of Secrets 1 : 40 : 40 - End of Tape PF by ME Pink Floyd first performed in Australia on Friday 13th August 1971, at Melbourne Festival Hall, and on Sunday 15th August at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. [IMG][/IMG] They arrived in Australia on 11th August 1971, and at Melbourne Airport they were interviewed by Gary Mac for Go-Set (a 24 page music newspaper). Australian journalists, not realising that the Floyd disliked talking about their music, actually received a couple of decent interviews with all the members of the band. Mac's interview at the airport, plus a review of the Melbourne concert [IMG][/IMG] appeared in the Saturday, 28th August 1971 edition of Go-Set (volume 6, number 35). There were subsequent reviews in Daily Planet, Revolution Magazine and Australian Hi-Fi. The Rock Concert Club of Australia was responsible for bringing Pink Floyd down under on this occasion, but their promotion left a lot to be desired. The resulting audiences put Floyd off coming here again. At each gig, the Rock Concert Club put 10" round, purple leaflets on every seat, telling the audience that if they were members of the club they could have seen the band for free. I am sure that the Floyd were unimpressed by this. Oh and the tickets were PINK in Colour [IMG][/IMG]. The Melbourne Festival Hall is renowned for its poor sound, but the Floyd along with their quad sound were able to overcome the hall's shortcomings. The hall was only about half full owing to almost non-existent promotion. At both concerts Pink Floyd were supported by other bands, a very rare occurrence indeed! Pirana came on first and played for one hour followed by Lindsay Bourke. Both bands were well below the Floyd standard of extreme freeform improvisation. After a ten minute break (9:30pm approx), Pink Floyd came on stage and Roger announced "Good evening. This is called Atom Heart Mother". They then went into a sixteen minute non-orchestrated performance of the piece. After a minute or so of tuning up, Roger announced, "We're just going to retune then we're going to do two things together. The first of which is a song from the soundtrack from the film More, which I hear was banned over here, and it's called Green Is The Colour. And the second is an instrumental called Careful With That Axe, Eugene". Both songs together lasted fourteen and a half minutes. This was either the last, or the penultimate, performance of Green Is The Colour (I'm not sure if it was played in Sydney). After that, Roger said "This next thing is a new piece, and it's called Echoes. And it's going to take us a minute or two to get it together because one of our lenses has burnt out". This was the first time it was announced as "Echoes" (and lasted twenty two minutes), but it still had the alternate lyrics for the first verse and chorus, and the quick ending without the multi-tracked choir as at the Montreaux 1971 gig. The band then played a twelve and a half minute Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun without announcing it. They then played an eleven minute Cymbaline before Roger proclaimed "Okay. This is going to be our last tune. Thank you all for coming. It's called A Saucerful Of Secrets and we'll see you again some time". Unfortunately the original tape ran out after five and a half minutes into Saucerful. The show was recorded about fifty yards from the stage [IMG][/IMG] using a Sony TC80 mono portable cassette recorder, smuggled in a schoolbag, and a normal position BASF cassette (chrome wasn't available in 1971)! With the Melbourne concert out of the way, Pink Floyd made their way to Sydney for an afternoon performance at Randwick Racecourse. Before they went on stage, they were interviewed for the GTK (Get To Know) programme in one of the rooms at Randwick (see transcription in the Pink Floyd Interviews section of this site). The GTK programme was a short (five to ten minute) music show that was screened weeknights before the 6pm news. The Floyd interview lasted four minutes. This is the only interview on film that features all four members talking together! As yet, no audio recording of the Sydney concert has surfaced, but the GTK programme aired a two minute, fifteen second film with audio taken from the Ummagumma version of Careful With That Axe, Eugene. This showed the band surrounded by the audience with the cameraman at the top of the stands, achieving good closeups of the band, stage, and audience. It is not known how much of the concert was filmed, but this segment is all that has survived. The third part of the GTK show was a two and a half minute clip for Set The Controls using the Saucerful album version. It featured three girls running around in the desert and is an Australian only promo. This was broadcast after the band left Australia on Tuesday 17th August 1971. No one here (Australia) who saw the Floyd in 1971 knows anything about a 1972 tour. I am still seeking information on this, but I believe the March 1972 dates were cancelled as was the Japan gig on the 11th March 1972. *** Note: This article first appeared in Brain Damage Magazine albeit in an edited form of what was submitted, I had also included a detailed review of the GTK program and I have now corrected the 11th March 1972 cancelled concert date as BD for some unknown reasoning changed that to read 11th March 1971 which is meaningless... I have repaired the above write up as I keep finding unauthored changes made by BD ;<( Reproduced with errors corrected. *** The original cassette actually has some of the Lindsay Bourke performance which is why Saucerful is cut short. The Lindsay Bourke material was not transferred to this 1st gen tape. I claim responsibility for the changed running order as when I transferred the tape at the tapers house I used a 100 Minute tape and had to revise the running order to fit onto one tape. I notice on the PF DB site 6 variations only 2 have the correct running order. Correct! The correct running order gigs most likely come from a mid 70's copy which can account for Cass(1)>DAT(?) but I believe Any and All copies of this gig with the incorrect running order are Cass Master>Cass(Mine)>Cass(FB)orCass(SH)> so are CASS(2)>Dat(?)>SHN. My copy of the cassette (CASS(Master)>CASS) was copied three times, FrostBrent has 2nd Gen, SteveHa has 2nd Gen and PsychDub has 2nd Gen. SO the SCS - Speed Corrected Series is 2ND GEN and in the notes with that recording FrostBrent is named as providing the source which I KNOW came from ME. ___________ ECHOES Vs The Return of the Son of Nothing I only re-iterate this as numerous books keep getting this wrong! (Glenn Povey's etc) August 1971 sees the band touring and reducing (Reduction) the Album which became Meddle, On the GTK Video Interview and in the Go-Set printed Interview, Dave & Roger allude to the new ending of Echoes with multi tracked choir. Just for future reference IF the band announce a song with a title variant, this should be the name of the song on the torrent - The Return Of The Son Of Nothing name was only used for less than 4 months. ECHOES is the title used to announce the song on this concert. ___________