The Last Bell

Photo by Jill Furmanovsky

Earl’s Court 1994. Photo by Jill Furmanovsky

WIN an A3 print of this image from! Here’s an excellent DAT master recording from block 3, row X, at Earl’s Court, 29 October, 1994. Its an amazing recording with a little grit all EQ’d, doctored up and whatnot. It was the last show of the Division Bell Tour and would be the last Pink Floyd concert until 2005 when the band reunited for their appearance at Live8. Enjoy!  Here’s the playlist.

Rotterdam 1994

Nothing is better than a big outdoor concert in the summertime! I’m sure Ive said it before but it makes me happy. This is one show I wish I had been to because its got such a cool vibe. Live from Rotterdam, Netherlands, Stadion Feijenoord, affectionately called De Kuip, 4. September, 1994! The band sounds great and everyone is having a good time. The sound quality is excellent to begin with but it had some flaws that needed to be addressed. Its all fixed up and doctored! Here’s the playlist but you really don’t need it. Interestingly, the band played only three songs from The Division Bell. Enjoy! Donate! Thank you!

Houston 1994

Its just another average Pink Floyd gig from The North American Division Bell Tour from Houston, Texas’ Rice University Stadium, 5th April 1994.

All is well until halfway through the second set, torrential rain wreaked havoc on the bands entire stage, sound and lighting system.  Eventually the plug was pulled with about 10 to 15 minutes left in the show.  Houston, we have a problem!  Here’s the playlist!  Enjoy!

Same But Different

It would later become known as P.U.L.S.E. but before all that it was first aired here in the States as a Pay Per View event and later broadcast in the UK, on 15th of November 1994 on BBC1 and Radio One FM.  Lucky for us someone that night recorded it from their FM stereo receiver.

A big difference here is there’s no James Guthrie post production, so the sound isn’t as processed as the official video release of P.U.L.S.E. This has more of a raw, “feed from the desk” sound with the warmth of an FM broadcast.  So… Same but different.

Live and uncut from Earls Court, 20 October 1994.  Here’s the playlist.

Chateau de Chantilly 94

I’ve been in the mood for something from the European Division Bell Tour.  Maybe I should of done this podcast last month.  It’s hard to think these concerts were almost 25 years ago.  For this podcast, we go to Chateau de Chantilly, Chantilly, France, 30. July 1994.  Here’s the playlist!

The Rehearsals

For this podcast, practice makes perfect!  It’s very similar to a previous podcast I did 10 years ago called “Soundcheck” (which makes for a great companion to this edition of brain damage) anyway… this time, its a complete 1994 soundcheck! When I was going through stuff, I was surprised that I never featured this entire rehearsal before. I’ve only played a few bits and pieces. So… why not. All doctored up for your ears!  A rare glimpse into very laid back Pink Floyd rehearsal. Here’s the playlist.

Oslo 1994

1994-08-29 Valle HovinI’ve been wanting to feature this particular gig for a long time but I’m reminded why I’ve avoided it for so long.  Nonetheless, its a unique gig because it was the only stop on the entire Division Bell Tour where the band performed Marooned.

You can hear the taper (who was not so close to the stage) was concerned with getting caught.  Pink Floyd’s management instructed promoters to have security at each facility, confiscate any recording device.  The quality of the recording suffers a little because of this, so it was extremely difficult to doctor up.  I did the best I could.  I hope it sounds okay on your end but some EQ tweaking might be necessary.  Here is the playlist and here’s a ticket scan.  Please consider a small donation to help keep up and running.  Takk!

Opening Bell

pink_floyd_the_division_bell_ana_by_madforstereo-d5g996nIt’s crazy to think we’re upon the 20th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s last album and tour.  This recording is from the opening night of their Division Bell Tour in Miami, at Joe Robbie Stadium, on the 30th of March 1994.  It’s a surprisingly good audience recording.  Although there are some problems with sound levels and a few glitches I had to fix. Pink Floyd’s performance is top-notch. Here’s the playlist. Enjoy!

Somewhere In Germany

Show #184, Release date: 20. April 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve done something from the Division Bell Tour.  For this podcast, we go to the city of a thousand fires in Germany and take a ride in my Pink Floyd Limited Edition Golf by Volkswagen, who sponsored Pink Floyd’s 1994 European Tour.

Although doctored for supersound, I recommend open room/car listening over headphones for this one.  If you use headphones, be careful and play at a lower volume.  You may need to adjust the high or lows to your liking.  Please leave your comments and let me know what you think.

New Orleans 94

Show #147 Release date: 7. February, 2010

I’m still working on the syncing project. So in the meantime here’s a quick podcast I whipped up thanks to Brain Damaged listener Jim Gilbert of Montgomery, Alabama who emailed “Why not the New Orleans Superdome show to feature in a podcast, to celebrate the Saints? (I’m actually a Pats fan, by the way.) It could work either way if they win, it’s a Floydian lagniappe. If they lose, it’s a consolation prize for all Saints/Floyd fans.”  Excellent Idea!  Suggestions are always appreciated so keep sending them in.

Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, 14. May, 1994

Send You Back To Cleveland

Show #142 Release date: 11. October, 2009

I’m back.  I can’t thank you enough for your patience.  Its been long enough so lots get this rollin’.  Back in July I posted a 1977 gig out of Cleveland and since then I got to visit the area.  The photo you see taken at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, is the entire reason behind this podcast.  Pretty simple.  We go back again to Municipal Stadium, this time 27th May 1994.

Praha 1994

Show #123 – Release date: 7. December 2008

The Division Bell Czech Republic Tour was an official leg during Floyd’s European tour.  The band even had special, lavish tour programs made.  Unfortunately those programs never arrived in time so many were destroyed.  This is a fairly decent recording of Floyd’s first and only Czech concert appearance, 7. September 1994, Strahovsky Stadion, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

This will be the last podcast for 2008.  Thank you for all the kind words and for your continued support.  Best wishes to you for a happy holiday and a peaceful new year!