HRV CDR029 - Vierundzwanzig Teile von Nichts (cover)
HRV CDR029 - Vierundzwanzig Teile von Nichts
Berliner Sportpalast, West Berlin, West Germany, June 5, 1971
Label: Harvested HRV CDR029
Audio Source: Audience recording
Careful With That Axe, Eugene (11:46)
Fat Old Sun (14:47)
The Embryo (10:18)
The Return of the Sun of Nothing (24:13)
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (14:04)
A Saucerful of Secrets (19:14)
Astronomy Domine (7:34)
This was the first rock concert ever to be held at the Sports Palace in quadrophonic sound and the band incorporated their amazing psychedelic light show for the first time: A giant, cosmic spectacle which, if it didnt actually tear down the Berlin Wall, certainly helps to weaken it in places!
P I N K F L O Y D Straight out of the studio, having just finished the Meddle album, the band was in great form, playing dynamic versions of Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Embryo, Cymbaline and Fat Old Sun. The climax of the concert was the fantastic version of Echoes, topped-off with the classic Pink Blues as an encore.
This an excellent release from the Harvested Label. There are particularly good performances of Fat Old Sun, Embryo, Set the Controls & Astronomy Domine. Also the early version of Echoes has the crowd clapping with the rhythm just before the echoe sounds start, and a noticeable feedback buzz in the middle.
Even though this is a Harvested release, I still found that there was still far too much hiss, so I have reduced this considerably to leave a much cleaner and clearer recording. Also at the end of Echoes & Pink Blues there were numerous tiny gaps in the sound which have now been repaired. Finally there was a bad tape join in Astronomy Domine which has been made much better.
Info: This is the twentyninth Harvested release.