Label: Acid Ray / Media Roscom Productions - ARK 001,Acid Ray / Media Roscom Productions - ARK001 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Remastered 3x, CD Box Set Compilation • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
Pink Floyd bootleg recordings are the collections of audio and video recordings of musical performances by the British rock band Pink Floydwhich were never officially released by the band. The recordings consist of both live performances and outtakes from studio sessions unavailable in official releases. In some cases, certain bootleg recordings may be highly prized among collectors, as at least 40 songs composed by Pink Floyd have never been officially released.
During the s, bands such as Pink Floyd created a lucrative market for the mass production of unofficial recordings with large followings of fans willing to purchase them. In addition, the huge crowds that turned up to these concerts made the effective policing of the audience for the presence of recording equipment virtually impossible.
Vast numbers of recordings were issued for profit by bootleg labels. Some Pink Floyd bootlegs exist in several variations with differing sound quality  and length because sometimes listeners have recorded different versions of the same performance at the same time. Pink Floyd was a group that protected its sonic performance, making recording with amateur recording devices difficult.
Pink Floyd was one of the mainstays of the bootleg industry in the s. This bootleg includes one of the first performances of The Dark Side of the Moon. One year and one month before the official release of that same album, the bootleg had already sold overcopies. Blues One (Live) - The Darkside - Complete Studio Masters of these bootlegs were released by the label "Ace Bootlegs Production".
As late asa bootleg album entitled "Outtakes From Outer Space" emerged from Israel on the dubious-sounding "Hippie Shit Label", featuring a compilation of studio session recordings and outtakes, some mentioned above.
During the two one-week recording sessions in November and December of the soundtrack for Michelangelo Antonioni 's Zabriskie Point at International Recording in Rome, Pink Floyd experienced for the first time a studio leak. With the advent of a deluxe reissue of the movie soundtrack on a double compact disc, four previously unreleased Pink Floyd out-takes were also revealed. Almost simultaneously, a track bootleg CD of the complete sessions appeared that revealed additional works in progress, among them a track that was long referred to by Pink Floyd as "The Violent Sequence".
It was penned by Richard Wright for a riot scene in the movie and although unreleased in any form officially, was incorporated into their live set as an acoustic piano piece in the early part of the year.
At least 34 bootlegs of different concerts from were released not counting the several bootlegs of each concert. Sometimes the smaller record mastering and pressing plants simply hid the bootleg work when record company executives would come around in which case the printed label could show the artist and song names and other times they would print labels with fictitious names.
A lot of Pink Floyd bootlegs date back from this period. Most of these bootlegs contain a pre-release version of the whole album. The bootleg Supine in the Sunshine contains an audience live recording with extended versions of two songs from the soundtrack Obscured by Clouds ; namely the title track and " When You're In " The name has inspired a forum for discussing Pink Floyd bootlegs.
The bootleg British Winter Toura recording of the 19 November show in Stoke-on-Trent was a notable bootleg released in It featured the three new songs that Pink Floyd were playing on that tour. It sold an estimated 50, copies. The British Phonographic Industry were not impressed, and attempted to find out who the bootleggers were, with the intent of prosecuting them. The classic line up of Pink Floyd David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason played together on stage for the first time in 24 years the band toured without Waters in — and They were the only band not to be verbally introduced, instead the house and stage lights were darkened while the introduction to "Speak to Me" was played accompanied, on the video screens, by an animated version of the heart monitor graphic from The Dark Side of the Moon sleeve.
Due to the death of Richard Wright in Septemberthis would be the only reunion of all four members of the post-Syd Barrett incarnation of the band.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Dark Side of the Moon Tour. Main article: Pink Floyd tours. Main article: The Wall Tour. Main article: The Division Bell Tour. Main article: Live 8. Archived from the original on 5 August Retrieved 13 August The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd 1st ed. London: Rough Guides. Ace Bootlegs. London: The Guardian. BBC News. November Hip to the Trip. Retrieved 17 September London: Guardian. Rolling Stone.
Television performance. The performance consisted of a truncated version of " Pow R. Toc H. Syd Barrett and Roger Waters were then interviewed by show host Hans Keller, who memorably asked the band why their music had to be so loud, finding it unbearable. The performance and interview have been repeated on BBC since,   and consequently circulate on both audio and video bootlegs.
It is Blues One (Live) - The Darkside - Complete Studio Masters of the few pieces of professionally filmed footage from the Barrett-led era that has survived. Gyllene Cirkeln, Festival Time - Its Immaterial - Lifes Hard And Then You DieSweden, 10 September This bootleg is considered as the only complete recording of a concert by Pink Floyd.
It includes the show's soundcheck and the minute concert played at a Swedish restaurant and jazz club called Gyllene Cirkeln a. Golden Circle. The setlist included " Matilda Mother ", " Pow R. Despite the overall Blues One (Live) - The Darkside - Complete Studio Masters being very good for the time, the vocals are almost impossible to hear An indication as to the poor quality of P.
A equipment Petr Štěpánek & Unisono / Odyssea / Spektrum - Vykopávky, Rarity A Úlety. Star Club, CopenhagenDenmark, 13 September Audience recording. Also released as "Hippy Happy Fair".
RotterdamNetherlands, 13 November Setlist consists of "Reaction in G", "Pow R. This was Barrett's last recorded performance with the band. Club ParadisoAmsterdamNetherlands, 23 May Audience recording, includes version of " A Saucerful of Secrets ". Margriethal Jaarbeurs, UtrechtNetherlands, 28 December University Seven Lonely Days - Georgia Gibbs - Seven Lonely Days / If You Take My Heart Away (Shellac) SouthamptonEngland, 9 May Royal Albert HallLondon, 26 June ConcertgebouwAmsterdam, Netherlands, 17 September The complete concert was released on "Interstellar Zappadrive" by Harvested.
Port TalbotWales6 December The bootleg also contains a track from 22 December" Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast " Blues One (Live) - The Darkside - Complete Studio Masters Town HallBirmingham, England.
Leeds UniversityYorkshire, England. Meistersinger-Halle, NurembergGermany. Niedersachsenhalle HanoverGermany. Port ChesterNew York. Fillmore WestSan Francisco, California. Santa MonicaCivic center, California. This bootleg is released by the label Highland and includes a long version of "Interstellar Overdrive" Santa Monica Civic Center, California.
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