Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pink Floyd 1970-01-18 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey, England

Pink Floyd

Date: 18 January, 1970
Location: Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey, England
Rating: VG-/VG

Disc One:
          1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene        11:19
          2. The Embryo                    11:51
          3. Main Theme From "More"            14:16
          4. Biding My Time                 6:10
    5. Astronomy Domine                 9:31   
                        Total:    53:07

Disc Two:
          1. The Violent Sequence                16:05   
       2. Set The Controls for The Heart Of The Sun    14:55
          3. Amazing Pudding (Atom Heart Mother)        25:12       
          4. A Saucerful Of Secrets            17:39
                        Total:  73:51

Comments: I find this to be one of the more underestimated gigs.
Some have said the performance is sloppy, but this is an incredible
performance and setlist.

An interesting thing about this recording is the running order, which
seems to be the correct one according to "In The Flesh." Unfortunately,
'Atom Heart Mother', the earliest know audience recording of this song,
still runs a little short. As for sound quality, it is at best average...
VG- to VG seems like a good rating. It's very listenable, cymbals come
through nicely. It's quite comparable to Biding My Time In Croydon, but
this doesn't have as much hiss and is in the right running order.

The tracks do not include tuneups, since there is evidence that the
taper stopped his recorder between songs. The recording levels are
occasionally inconsistent as well. Still, it's very nice to have this
show in the proper order.           


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