The Wall Down Under

Show #185, Release date: 20. May 2012

As you well know, I usually only feature The Wall shows I’ve seen with the exception of a few and this is one of those exceptions.  After patiently waiting 32 years, the good people of Australia finally got their well deserved chance to see The Wall performed live.  For this we go to Sydney’s Olympic Park at Acer Arena, 14. February 2012.  Wish I was there.

This is an excellent recording so it didn’t need much sweetening but I felt it did need some tweaking, so its “doctored for supersound” of course and I discuss the latest news about SiriusXM’s Pink Floyd channel.

…for DD

Divine Providence

Show #175, Release date: 4. September, 2011

I found an amazing recording out of Providence, Rhode Island from Roger’s 2000, “In The Flesh” tour. The quality was excellent without tweaking but as usual, it’s been doctored up for super sound, big time.  In addition to the EQ’ing and whatnot, I removed (as best I could) as much wooo’ing, whistling, and any other annoying crowd noise.  I explain more in the podcast

Photo: Tom MacNeir

M’chr

Show #173, Release date: 12. July, 2011

Again the tradition continues but it ends with this last ‘Wall’ show for me (until Roger’s return to North America).  It would also be Roger’s last in the U.K. for this tour.  A few sources popped up and two of the best have been remastered and mixed together for you right here only on floydpodcast.com.  Most of the work went into removing some annoying clapping, yelling and whistling.  Also a little bit of digital interference from a nearby cell phone leaked its way into the recording but that too was removed.

Brummagem

Show #172, Release date: 4. July, 2011

In keeping with the tradition of featuring each Wall show I’ve been to, here is the latest (for now).  Going to this gig in the West Midlands region of the UK was completely unexpected.  …from the plane to the train in London to the show at the NIA with backpack in hand.  I was fortunate to attend and now you too can bask it’s sonic bliss.  Shortly after returning home I discovered two different recordings.  So I mixed the two together and wow… from

I’ve been meaning to post this for a few days but there was tweaking that still needed to be done. I think it’s ready now. Enjoy!

A Favour Repaid

Show #170, Release date: 22. May, 2011

In keeping with the tradition of featuring a Wall gig for every city I’ve seen it in, as promised, here’s the big show from London.  This was my ninth time seeing The Wall and by far the most special.  It was the night David Gilmour returned the favor to Roger.  As things would have it, Nick Mason was also there and joined in.  The surviving members of Pink Floyd, reunited on stage for the first time since Live8.  It was amazing!  Roger and the band sounded tight and the sound is incredible!  I had an excellent location to record from and I’m pleased to present it to you.

Live at the O2 Arena, London, U.K., 12. May 2011.  With Special guests… David Gilmour and Nick Mason!

A huge special thanks to Jeff (aka Ravingandrooling).  Photo taken from my seat with an iPhone3Gs.  Section B3, Row A, Seat 50

All In All

Show #164, Release date: 21. December, 2010

I can’t think of a better way to end the year with one last Wall podcast.  This time it’s rather different.  Each song is taken from a different city, in order of the North American tour.  All except for shows from cities previously featured here on Brain Damage. Those are; Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Hartford, and New York.  I hope you dig it.  Here’s to you… and have a safe and happy holiday season!

Let’s all have a clap!

Show #163, Release date: 2. December, 2010

Okay, it’s been a long time no hear… It’s podcast time.  This was my seventh show and hopefully I’ll get to see more but for now this will be the last of ‘The Wall Concert Series’.  For this, its the 6th of November from New York’s Madison Square Garden. It was my first time at MSG and I thought it was interesting (and annoying) how venue’s concession people were hawking during the show.  You may notice a few “ice cold beers here” and the refreshing sound of one or two being cracked open. The Band sounded great and it comes across nicely but it did need a little doctoring up.  Enjoy and thanks for being so patient.

Photo by: Doc (with an iPhone4 from section 131, Row B, seat 7)

A Few Things

Show #162, Release date: 31. October, 2010

Happy Halloween!  Continuing on with ‘The Wall Concert Series’, from Hartford, CT., 15th October at the XL center.  Its a very compact venue with a concert seating capacity of 16,606.  The venue was formally known as The Hartford Civic Center and was the former home of The Hartford Whalers.  Pink Floyd played here back in 1987.

This was my 6th time seeing the show.  Not many recordings exist of this night and this is one of only two I know of.  I explain a few things about the recording and I also provide three easy steps for getting that perfect recording.

If you think you might be interested in recording concerts and for more information on equipment and what to do, please visit The Sound Professionals.

A big thank you to RogFan for the recording.

Photo by: Doc (with an iPhone4 from section 4, Row D, seat 13)

The Wall – Live In Cleveland

Show #161, Release date: 19. October, 2010

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH, 28. September 2010.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is by far the best recording to date from this tour.  Bold statement?  Hear for yourself and please comment.  I can’t stop listening to it.

A big thank you to Ravingandrooling for a tremendous capture of a show and for entrusting me with the original files.  With those files, I was able to lift the sound during the quieter moments, enhance the space,EQ, and apply few other tricks.  I use the car test.  If it sounds good in a car, it’s going to sound good through anything.  Tested and approved… doctored up for supersound!

Dig it.

Photo: Michael Wiseman

Rogah!

Show #160, Release date: 2. October, 2010

Surprise, surprise, surprise!  TD Garden, Boston, MA., 30. September 2010.  This is the first night of a three night engagement with today off for the band and crew.  Roger’s last show in Boston is tomorrow before heading off to NYC (Yankees still suck).  In case you are wondering about the title, it’s “Roger” said yelled in a Boston accent

A big thank you to JB and Deb1 for getting this out so quickly.  Its an excellent recording but as always I doctored it up for supersound!

If you would like to read more about this and the other Boston shows as well as other past gigs on this tour, check out my friend Simon Wimpenny’s blog, “Where ya been, where ya going?”.  Its an excellent read and its updated constantly as he travels with the band.

Photo by: Doc (with an iPhone4 from the Floor, section J, Row 7, seat 10, 30. Sept., 2010)