71 Montreux Master Reels

Show #146 Release date: 11. January, 2010

Welcome back!  During the holiday break Harvested Records gave a select few a sneak peak at an upcoming project with a set of master recordings from Floyd’s 1971 Montreux gig.  These are the raw files as received and Harvested will be creating a definitive version in the near future.

The taper used 2 Sennheiser MD-421 and a Uher 4200 reel to reel recorder at 19ips. Concerning his rig at the time, he had the following to say about it…

“I had my UHER ‘custom unbuilt’ in multiple parts, so I could sneak it in more discretely. Then I built a whole ‘neck-holder’ (like the one Bob Dylan’s used to hold the harp), a heavy construction sewed in a tough-tissued jacket (often way to hot to bear at concerts) and the two mics were placed niftily beside each ear hidden by my long hair…”

He also went on to say that he’s never released this recording directly from the master tapes… that is until now.  The Pavillion, Montreux, Switzerland, 18. September 1971.

8 thoughts on “71 Montreux Master Reels

  1. I was there, all of 16 y.o. And right up front my the stage – an auditorium (this was prior to Pink Floyd’s DSOM stadium fame). At one point one of Mason’s kick drum mikes fell over. While it was a slight reach, I stretched over the lip of the stage and set it upright. No-one noticed. But I’ll remember it forever. Saw Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple at Montreux during that period too. I lived in Lausanne at the time, about a half hour train ride away.

  2. Hi I’ve never written to a podcast so u r the first!!! U do an amazing service putting this great music out for us to devour, I’m wonderinghave u ever heard dark side otm from Wembley 73/74 as my dad had it when I was a kid and it is by far the best I’ve ever heard them play dsm in my opinion i also had atom heart goes on the road from the Paris theatre with a 13 min? fat old sun and RW keyboard skills were to behold!!! Thank you so much for what u do I’m so sorry that I can’t donate but when I have spare money it will head ur way!!!

      • More specifically the ’74 Wembley gig was split in half with the 2nd set found the Dark Side immersion set and the 1st set on the Wish You Were Here immersion set. The encore of Echoes was omitted.

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