|Booklet Pages 2 & 7
||Booklet Pages 4 & 5
||Booklet Pages 3 & 6
|CD 1 Full Face Label
||CD 2 Full Face Label
|CD 3 Full Face Label
||CD 4 Full Face Label
|CD 1 Label
||CD 2 Label
|CD 3 Label
||CD 4 Label
Twice Around The Moon (Special Edition 4 CD Set)
June 18th 1975
The Garden, Boston, MA
- The Steve Hopkins Source -
|01.||Raving And Drooling||12:53|
|02.||You Gotta Be Crazy||13:37|
|03.||Shine On You Crazy Diamond (I-V)||12:03|
|04.||Have A Cigar||04:27|
|05.||Shine On You Crazy Diamond (VI-IX)||11:46||
|01.||Speak To Me||05:38|
|03.||On The Run||04:56|
|06.||The Great Gig In The Sky||05:52|
|08.||Us And Them||07:24|
|09.||Any Colour You Like||08:22|
- The Dan Lampinski Source -
|01.||Raving And Drooling||12:32|
|02.||You Gotta Be Crazy||13:23|
|03.||Shine On You Crazy Diamond (I-V)||12:15|
|04.||Have A Cigar||04:27|
|05.||Shine On You Crazy Diamond (VI-IX)||11:33||
|01.||Speak To Me||05:49|
|03.||On The Run||04:56|
|06.||The Great Gig In The Sky||05:50|
|08.||Us And Them||07:23|
|09.||Any Colour You Like||08:21|
|Roger Waters||Bass & Vocals|
|David Gilmour||Guitars & Vocals|
|Nick Mason||Drums & Percussion|
|Rick Wright||Keyboards & Vocals|
|Carlena Williams||Backing Vocals|
|Vanetta Fields||Backing Vocals|
Face to Face
Pink Floyd was in the middle of their second American tour of 1975. They had just finished two shows at the Nassau Coliseum before arriving at the Boston Garden in Massachusetts. This tour featured much of the material that was to be released later that year on their new album, 'Wish You Were Here'. The tracks for the album were actually recorded between the tours, giving the band the opportunity to perfect these songs before the studio versions were recorded.
During the 1974 French and British tours, the new song, 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' was played as one long song lasting over 20 minutes. However, by 1975, the band had decided to split the song into two sections. The audience in Boston on June 18th was going to hear the full song, parts 1 through 9, split into two sections as it is on the studio album. This was performed during the first half of the show and included the bridging song 'Have A Cigar'. It is strange that 'Welcome To The Machine' and 'Wish You Were Here' were not part of the set list at this time. Instead, two unreleased songs were performed. 'Raving And Drooling' began the show and would later become the song 'Sheep' on the 'Animals' album, released in 1977. 'You Gotta Be Crazy' was performed next and was also part of 'Animals' as the song 'Dogs'. Both songs had been performed since 1974 so it was a surprise to many that they were not included on the new album. The second half of the concert included the whole 'Dark Side Of The Moon' plus the haunting 'Echoes' from 'Meddle' as an encore.
For years, there have been two sources and many versions of this show available. Earlier in the PRRP series a new A/D conversion of the recording generally referred to as "source 2" was obtained directly from the taper Steve Hopkins and this was used to produce the remaster named PRRP038. In the Autumn of 2009, a taper named Dan Lampinski allowed his treasure chest of recordings to be digitised and released to the public via torrent. One of these tapes was his recording of this Boston Pink Floyd show on June 18th 1975. His recording will probably be referred to as source 3 by the trade community. As with his other recordings, this Lampinski capture of the Pink Floyd performance was outstanding. With both recordings essentially complete and of outstanding quality, there was an opportunity to produce a remaster of each using each as a reference for the other.
The Hopkins recording had tape flips during applause so there was no missing music. A recent trader forum entry suggests that this was due to the use of C120 tapes which allowed up to 60 minutes on each side. This forum entry also pointed out that Hopkins and Lampinski used the same recorders and microphones. The Lampinski recording had tape flips during the music so the Hopkins recording could be used to restore the missing segments of Lampinski. As with most cassette tape recordings from the 1970's, there was a speed error identified in each recording. This was not corrected in the original PRRP038. Using standard references, the speed error of each tape was more easily identified and corrected. The EQ or tonality of the recordings was compared and matched as much as possible. From the clarity of the two recordings it is assumed that both tapers were in a good location for a good capture. In fact, we now know that Steve Hopkins was sitting in floor section CC, row 10, seat 14 while Dan Lampinski was sitting in section BB, row 5, seat 6. When comparing the two recordings, the Hopkins tape sounds slightly more distant than Lampinski's. Similarities and differences were noted....
Talking can be heard in Hopkins that is not in Lampinski at 22 seconds after last beat of You've Gotta Be Crazy.
Fire crackers 6 seconds before Roger's introduction of Raving and Drooling has "Yea" in Hopkins but not Lampinski.
Roger's introduction of Raving and Drooling sounds a bit more distant in Hopkins than Lampinski.
During Speak to Me someone says "Jesus" and can be heard in Hopkins but not Lampinski.
Talking can be heard in R channel of Hopkins but not Lampinski at 4:06 of Any Colour you like.
"Nice and easy" is heard in both recordings during slow guitar segment of Money at 5:14.
Carrier signal at 15,700Hz is present in Hopkins source, but not in the Lampinski source so clearly they are different recordings.
The two recordings in a remastered form can now be appreciated for their similarities and differences. Both are available here. Each has a separate information file identifying the source, the track times and the general process used for the remastering.
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