Ever since Roger released his Wall soundtrack, I’ve been playing around with recreating the entire evening’s experience, much like what I originally wanted to do for the Intermission podcast back in February. This time I used the the film soundtrack but discovered that Roger removed several bits from the original live performance so I, very carefully, put them back using material from the June 2011 Duesseldorf gig. Here’s the playlist. Enjoy this little Christmas gift!
The title, “Ravingandrooling” is typed that way on purpose. I explain in the podcast but in short, this episode is dedicated to my friend Jeff Post. For this is a two-fer. First, Roger Waters at Newport Folk Festival and second, something very special. Enjoy! Its a long podcast.
By the way, you can still enjoy the first half.but I warn listeners to stop if they don’ want to spoil the surprise with the second half. I’ll post the playlist later on. Again, I don’t want to spoil any surprises. In the meantime, you can find the playlist embedded within the file of the podcast.
It’s been a long time since I featured one of Roger’s Wall gigs. This one is special. I explain in the podcast but you can look at the playlist if you’re that curious.
When I attend concerts, I enjoy the pre-show and intermission house music as much as the show itself. Usually its just whatever the production crew feels like playing but with Roger it’s different. Roger’s crew uses every opportunity to throw subtle hints and references found deep in the wall. Here’s the playlist. Please enjoy the “full show”.
Three days back from the UK and a recording from Manchester has already popped up. Perfect timing for this month’s podcast. The recording needed some help and I was more than happy to lend a hand.
This show was (in my opinion) better than the massive and not as good sounding Wembley gig two days before. This was the very last Wall show in the UK and third from the very last performance ever and the band sounds tight and spot on.
The Wall live from Phones4u Arena, Manchester, UK. 16. September 2013. No playlist… I’m fairly sure you already know it. Enjoy.
Hello, It’s been a while. Here’s something for you in case you missed it. I am working on a new full length podcast but in the meantime, please enjoy this little nugget from 12/12/12.
Show #189, Release date: 31. July, 2012
My sixteenth and last ‘Wall’ show for me. This time from Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx in New York City, 6. July. just feet away from where I was in section 224 row 15 seat 10. I was in section 224 row 18 seat 18. Enjoy! Oh and !kcus seeknay
A special thanks to Richard of Guildford, UK for the ticket.
Show #188, Release date: 15. July 2012
This was my 15th time seeing The Wall but it was my first time seeing it outdoors. The size of the wall was amazing… to see it so wide and tall. It was truly spectacular. I still prefer it inside over an outdoor or “stadium” setting but it’s very cool to see in such a large scale. Fenway Park is uniquely special and to us Bostonians, its sacred ground. Roger at Fenway Park was a big deal. This is a matrix. It came out wiched pissa.
I saved a piece of something specal from the concert for you to WIN.
Show #187, Release date: 5. July 2012
Staying true to the tradition… for every Wall show I see live, it becomes a podcast. Albany (this podcast) was last week, 28, June followed by Boston (next podcast) at Fenway Park which I’m currently working on and its sounding awesome.
Tomorrow morning I go to NYC to see Roger Waters, probably for the last time, at yankee stadium. I’ll be at the yankee tavern (I shudder) at 5pm till the show. Oh, and I’ll be wearing my Red Sox hat! Maybe I’ll see you there. That too will be a podcast as soon as. For now, from upstate New York, here’s the Albany stop
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.
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
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.