Thursday, 13 October 2016

Pink Floyd [1969.12.06] Port Talbot, Wales 1969

Pink Floyd
'Port Talbot, Wales 1969'
Afan Lido Sports Centre
Port Talbot, Wales, UK
Saturday December 6th, 1969

Good Audience Recording
Encoded: 224 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Artwork Included)
01. Interstellar Overdrive
02. Green Is The Colour
03. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
04. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Lineup: Roger Waters / David Gilmour / Rick Wright / Nick Mason

Mega-rare restored LP. Fairly good audience recording.
This is not the entire show.
The entire full set was:
-Green Is The Colour
-Careful With That Axe Eugene
-Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
-Interstellar Overdrive
-Saucerful Of Secrets

The performance is great, the recording is a bit distant and sometimes overloaded. It’s a nice listen, though.
Pink Floyd offered some new songs which I had not seen them perform before, but which perhaps did not suit the venue as much as the more manic numbers they played at Swansea. Overall the improvisation was not so much to the fore here, they had seemingly moved on to a more structured set, but perhaps that was due to the nature of the gig, at PH Fields they were performing to an audience that was probably more open to them taking risks - hard core freaks, whereas the Port Talbot audience was a lot more parochial and were there to hear the hits. Also the open air nature of the PHF concert gave a warm vibe, whilst the brick walled ugliness of the Lido did not really go very far towards creating a special atmosphere.

However, the band played a very decent show and were well received, although Gilmour looked as though he was not too happy with the on-stage sound, I can remember him looking rather distressed at times. By this time he had swopped sides with Waters and was stage left, Mason still being slap centre and his drum kit seemingly getting larger and more elaborate at each passing gig .By this time he definitely had his gong, which dominated the stage behind him and was used just once during the course of the show I think. -Original

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