Friday, 16 December 2016
Pink Floyd [1974.11.16] BBC Archives 1974 [Pre-FM]
'BBC Archives 1974'
(2007 Harvested Records : HRV CDR 033)
Featuring 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' Live
Wembley Empire Pool, London, England
Saturday November 16th, 1974
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3
Track List: (Artwork Included)
01. Speak To Me
03. On The Run
05. The Great Gig In The Sky
07. Us And Them
08. Any Colour You Like
09. Brain Damage
In the spirit of our previous "BBC Archives" series (after "BBC Archives 1967-1969" and "BBC Archives 1970-1971"), Harvested is proud to finally present "BBC Archives 1974"! In 1974, the BBC taped the second set (The Dark Side On The Moon) and the encore (Echoes) of the Floyd performance at Wembley Empire Pool, on November 16. However, Echoes was never broadcast, and for many years only the DSOTM set was circulating from broadcast sources.
In recent years, recordings taken from the BBC pre-FM tapes began to circulate, some of them including the long lost soundboard version of Echoes. However, none of these RoIOs are fully sonically satisfactory in our opinion. Most of them are processed and used some kind of noise reduction, sometimes very slightly (the Sirene releases), and other times more heavily (the Winston remasters, "Time In London") The rare, unprocessed versions currently circulating, like the "FM Pre-Master" Russian bootleg, are pleasant but not without a certain amount of hiss, which reveals that the lineage was not without some generational loss. The hiss from the unprocessed versions available until now is probably one of the reasons why so much NR was used on the various remaster projects.
After much research, Harvested found a superior source, totally unprocessed, with much less hiss than the other unprocessed versions circulating until now. A spectral analysis of the audio file showed that this source was very pure and could be the result of direct transfer from the BBC masters. (More...) -Original