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    70s Pink Floyd Live Boots

    There are several local record shops here in the Philadelphia area that carry quite a few quality bootlegs. I was curious about buying some of Pink Floyd's live boots from the 70s era. Can anyone recommend good soundboard recordings that I should look into especially? Thanks in advance.


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    Look elsewhere, there are plenty of ways to get excellent Floyd boots (Yeeshkul etc.) without feeding the bootleg mafia industry. Gilmour and Waters have both basically said they don't care if Floyd boots are being exchanged as long as no one is making money.
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    I collected many Pink Floyd bootlegs on vinyl in the 70's and 80's. Many are great. I was very happy to find recordings of concerts that I went to, including their post-DSOTM concert at the LA Sports Arena and the three-record set of them at Oakland Coliseum Animals show (where I sat in the third row!). I assume that better quality versions are available after all these years.

    If they are available online without cost, then suggest some!

    I also love the Atom Heart Mother shows, with and without horns and chorus, early BBC and studio outtakes with Syd; there are so many to choose from. They also appeared on San Francisco PBC television in the early days.

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    The Complete Concertgebouw is the one to get for "The Man/The Journey". Outstanding recording. Not a soundboard though.

    It goes by a few different names, of course, but that's the most common one.

    I like "Pigs, Wishes & Moons" but it's a "dry" soundboard recording (no vocal effects) so not for everyone's tastes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItalProgRules View Post
    The Complete Concertgebouw is the one to get for "The Man/The Journey". Outstanding recording. Not a soundboard though.
    It's an FM broadcast.

    BBC Paris Theater shows from 70 and 71 are my favorites.

    KQED TV Studios , San Francisco, CA , April 30, 1970 (perfect sound)

    Don't limit yourself to SBDs, though. There are some killer audience recordings that actually sound every bit as good, if not better than SBDs.

    Oakland Coliseum 1977 (remastered audience with incredible sound)

    6/18/75 Boston Gardens - Boston, MA (Magnificent sounding audience)

    1980-08-04 Earls Court London (Unbelievable quality)
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    BBC sessions from the '60s (ok, so it's not the '70s, but if you don't have these . . . ):
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    I've had a few of my unofficial CDs all-of-a-sudden become unplayable.

    As much as I love early PF, I'm staying away from the disappointment of unofficial recordings.
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    I've had a few of my unofficial CDs all-of-a-sudden become unplayable..
    Probably because they were CDR's with color printed labels,. Those are poison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    As much as I love early PF, I'm staying away from the disappointment of unofficial recordings.
    Your loss. Reset your expectations and you might be surprised.
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    I know that it is silly to pay for something that you can get for free, but I actually don't mind buying a really good bootleg recording which is fairly priced. The store that I go to in Philadelphia sells factory pressed CDs with real cover art. They look and sound just like a CD that you would buy in any normal store. Anyway, Please keep suggesting live shows to look for!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    I've had a few of my unofficial CDs all-of-a-sudden become unplayable.

    As much as I love early PF, I'm staying away from the disappointment of unofficial recordings.
    Even though that's some of their best material...

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    Surely the BBC stuff, especially the 1970 and 1971 "Radio One In Concert" sessions (both 50-60 minutes long), which are available taken straight from the radio masters, comes highly recommended. You're entitled to be critical of sound quality, but this is clearly not an issue here. Neither is it with several of the older, John Peel type radio sessions, for example the Spring 1969 one which has superior (imho) versions of some of the "More" and "Ummagumma" ("Man & Journey", really) songs.

    Of the others, particular favourites are the ones identified as "Ummagumma" outtakes (unused reels from the Mothers Club concert etc.) and the other Amsterdam Concertgebouw '69 concert which is almost totally instrumental since Waters' mike malfunctioned but sounds glorious.

    There are many excellent boots of the Ummagumma/Pompeii era (Montreux '70 comes to mind), worth comparing as there was a higher dose of improv in those early days, and I concur that the later Boston Gardens 75 show is excellent, and also the Paris 77 show (I believe there are several sources, and indeed several different nights).
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    There are over 300 PF shows being shared currently on Dime right now.

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    It would take years to listen to 300+ shows and judge which are worth my time. I was hoping to start with the best 5-10 live recordings for starters.


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    Look for a Radio City Music Hall show,early 70's ,played older material and DSOTM. Its the only RCMH from that period I've seen as a boot. Great quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Library Jon View Post
    It would take years to listen to 300+ shows and judge which are worth my time. I was hoping to start with the best 5-10 live recordings for starters.


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    Dime rate/review offerings fairly objectively. I would bet any Floyd boot sold is available on Dime right now.

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    I like physical stuff, bootlegs including. I prefer to pay to legit owner, but if there is no such option I pay to bootleg mafia. Well, maybe in my case it is a nasty habit of paying for music, no matter whether deservedly or not.

    Sometimes highly charting bootlegs, especially on European market, make artists and labels open their vaults to have the cut too (e.g. Bruce Springsteen). Some artists used to sell their tapes to bootleg industry to bypass unfavourable deals they signed in the past. Others like King Crimson, Soft Machine or Grateful Dead are in full control and have their live vaults well curated, so bootleg industry has little use of them. However most, like Pink Floyd in question, do not care about this niche market (or do not control their vaults), so here comes a boo(tle)gie man (or Internet if you do downloading or streaming).

    These days bootleg CDs and LPs are easily available on eBay, Amazon, Discogs, etc. Releases on "respected" Japanese labels can be costly and harder to come by, European publishers are more affordable and at the low-end there are cheaply manufactured "grey area" releases and Russian counterfeits flooding Amazon. The quality of source and mastering vary wildly and there is no golden rule to assess a release based only on its "publishing house".

    As for Pink Floyd boots, Sigma is a Japanese label, which have been in recent years a kind of a leader of quality Pink Floyd boot releases on CD. I cannot vouch for each of their releases but the ones I have are very very nice. Here is a helpful break-down of essential live releases on this and other "unofficial" labels:

    http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.co...sential-floyd/
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    Dime had a good long run of all the Harvested editions a while back. All of those are worth getting for sure. DONT BUY THEM. Someone is making a nut from it and they don't deserve a penny.

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    A few years ago, I discovered a bootleg label called "Godfather Records" which sell really high quality bootlegs that always have perfect sound, come factory pressed, and have perfect cover art. I have assumed that they were legally made in a country in which it was legal to make them officially.


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    There is NO REASON to pay ANYONE for a bootleg anymore. The artists get NOTHING, so why should anyone else? There are far too many blog sites and torrent sites to freely trade them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Look for a Radio City Music Hall show,early 70's ,played older material and DSOTM. Its the only RCMH from that period I've seen as a boot. Great quality.
    That's the one Andy Warhol (among others) was at. I think it's got the guitar "On the Run."

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    Let's try to stay on topic and suggest worthwhile live recordings. Whether I pay for them or not!!



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    Although, I know that Pink Floyd have released those "Immersion" box sets, They really should have done what King Crimson did with their box sets. I would love a big chunk of several nights on a tour.


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    The 1975 show at the L.A Sports arena. Excellent sound, and I was there! Opened with the entire DSOTM album, then played most of Wish You Were Here months before it was recorded, and even played some songs from Animals, 2 years before it was laid down in wax. And the encore was Echoes! A show I will always cherish, and it's great to have the audio memory. My friend who was at this show with me still has the nasty flyer from the L.A.P.D that says THIS IS NOT A SANCTURY FOR POT SMOKING!, but we took our chance and snuck some in, after all it was a Pink Floyd show!
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