Friday, 14 October 2016

Pink Floyd [1970.11.21+22] Smoking Blues (Montreux) [SBD]

Pink Floyd
'Smoking Blues'
(1995 Funny Boot Records : FBR 001/002)
Montreux, Switzerland
November 21/22, 1970

Soundboard Recording
Encoded: 256 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Artwork Included)
Disc 1:
1. Astronomy Domine (10:35)
2. Fat Old Sun (14:07)
3. Atom Heart Mother (18:36)
Total Playing Time: 43:17 (min:sec)
Disc 2:
1. Cymbaline
2. 2. The Embryo
3. Just Another Twelve Bar
4. More Blues

This is a soundboard recording and well worth seeking out, but one can see why it was not officially released: Dave has one of his trademark laughing attacks during 'Fat Old Sun'. Also, during the closing segment of 'Cymbaline' (after the footsteps sequence), there is a particularly bad and prolonged problem with the sound system, causing Dave to burst into laughter once again. Roger introduces the show with a "good morning" and introduces 'More Blues' with remarks about it being "too late for mind
expanding music, so we'll play some music to calm down by", presaging his words years later before the concluding encore of the infamous Montreal '77 concert.
There is a minor amount of tape hiss, and a somewhat more annoying distortion during loud passages which prevent a EX+ rating for this CD, but then again how often does a newly uncovered Pink Floyd soundboard recording like this appear? The most important thing is Disc #2, Track #3 'Just Another Twelve Bar' It's the first available recording of this blues number. -Original

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