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 floydpodcast.com 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!

Dark Side Of The Silverdome

Show #108 Release date: 5. April, 2008

The Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, 15. July, 1994.  This is perhaps the most historically significant engagement during Pink Floyd’s Division Bell Tour.  Not much else during the tour, in the grand scheme of things, could compare to the second night in Detroit when the audience was treated to a first entire performance of Dark Side Of The Moon since 1975.  We start out with a unique version of Saucerful Of Secrets recorded at the “Amsterdam Rock Circus” in Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22. May, 1972.  It’s ALL doctored up for best possible sound.  Enjoy!

Stage of The Alps

Show #98 – Release date: 9. November, 2007

Originally featured on Brain Damage Show #32, Air date: 1. April, 2005 –  Stadio delle Alpi, Torino, Italy, 13. September 1994.  Torino was former host city of the 2006 Winter Games, It’s located in the shadows of the Italian Alps close to the French and Swiss Borders.

Taken from the soundboard, this recording could render your copy of PULSE useless had Floyd played all of Dark Side of The Moon on this one, but alas, they don’t.  So, you better keep your copy of PULSE around for good measure.

This is the only soundboard recording floating around from Floyd’s 94 Division Bell tour.  The audience as well as the band were having fun and David even gets to practice his Italian with the crowd.  During Money, David slips up on the lyrics and starts laughing.  Later, the girls on back up vocals start having their own fun when they unexpectedly started jamming on kazoos

No Drop of Waters

Show #88 Release date: 6. July, 2007

The last podcast stirred up a great thread.  I planned to feature the first Waterless Floyd gig but decided to do an experiment instead.  I have for you, Floyd’s last two albums.  Performed live (except Cluster One) all recorded off the soundboard, all arranged in the same order as each album.  This podcast was lots of fun to put together.  Hope you dig it.

Photo: Grantchester Meadows, Grantchester side

Sensory Overload

Show #83 Release date: 27. April, 2007

At the end of one of my older podcasts, I quickly gave my cell phone number.   Nobody noticed and months went by until a gentleman from Philadelphia called me up.  He left a message and in the message he mentioned something that sparked the entire reason for this podcast.  He shares with us his experience “seeing” Pink Floyd play live at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, 2. June, 1994.  This one’s doctored up for super sound.