PINK FLOYD – ” Live at the Empire Pool 1974 “(Double-LP)

Posted: September 11, 2022 in MUSIC

Get an incredible Pink Floyd performance on colour vinyl with this unmissable release. During this 1974 concert, Pink Floyd storm through a virtuoso set, showcasing every track from their seminal “The Dark Side of the Moon” album. Also included is a performance of the prog masterpiece “Echoes”. Pressed on heavyweight 180g transparent silver vinyl, this double-LP encapsulates the magic of Pink Floyd in the live arena and brings it right to you at home.

This has to be about the best set list ever…in Pink Floyd’s…or anyone’s history! Does it get any better than this?. originally Broadcast on the Alan Freeman Show on 11th January 1975. BBC Radio 1 FM.

Live at the Empire Pool” is a recording of live concert by the band, Pink Floyd, recorded by BBC Radio 1. The record has not been released as a standalone album but has been released in parts as part of other Pink Floyd releases; namely the “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Wish You Were Here” immersion box sets (2011) and “The Early Years 1965-1972” box set (2016). The album was recorded during the British Winter Tour, 1974 at the Empire Pool (now Wembley Arena), England. The shows are notable for showcasing an early version of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” as well as very early versions of “Sheep” and “Dogs” under different titles – “Raving and Drooling” and “You’ve Got to Be Crazy”, respectively. The tour also featured the whole of “The Dark Side of the Moon” album played as well as one of the final performances of “Echoes” before being resurrected briefly in 1987; this performance of “Echoes” is notable for featuring saxophone performed by Dick Parry.

The show was recorded by the BBC and broadcast on BBC Radio 1 (Dark Side set only), on 11th January 1975 as part of Alan Freeman’s programme.

The tracks on the “Wish You Were Here” Immersion box set were recorded on 15th November 1974. The tracks from “Speak To Me” to “The Great Gig in the Sky” were recorded on 16th November 1974, while the tracks from “Money” to “Eclipse” were recorded on 15th November 1974, with patches from the 16th. “Echoes” was recorded on 16th November 1974.

The first three tracks were released as part of the “Wish You Were Here” Immersion box set in November 2011. The whole performance of “Dark Side of the Moon” was released two months earlier, in September 2011 as part of the “Dark Side..”. Immersion box set. The encore, “Echoes”, was not released until November 2016 when it was included in “The Early Years 1965–1972” box set as part of “Volume 7: 1967–1974 Continu/ation”.

Setlist: 01 Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-IX) 02 Raving And Drooling 03 You Gotta Be Crazy 04 Speak To Me 05 Breathe 06 On The Run 07 Time 08 Breathe (Reprise) 09 The Great Gig In The Sky 10 Money 11 Us and Them 12 Any Colour You Like 13 Brain Damage 14 Eclipse 15 Echoes

David Gilmour – lead guitar, vocals Roger Waters – bass guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals Richard Wright – keyboards , vocals Nick Mason – drums Dick Parry – saxophones, with The Blackberries, Vanetta Fields – backing vocals, Carlena Williams – backing vocals

Vinyl release of Pink Floyd – “Live At The Empire Pool 1974” (Silver & Clear Vinyl. Released through SECOND RECORDS and available on 2LP.

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