Dream Mix

Show #99, Release date: 24. November, 2007

At the suggestion of a fellow Brain Damaged listener, Fede from Argentina, here’s a fantasy live set of Wish You Were Here perhaps the way it would of sounded if Roger hadn’t left the band?

Also included are two nice Floyd mixes I think you’ll dig. Here’s the playlist!  You’ll need to read through the comments if you want to find out more.

44 thoughts on “Dream Mix

  1. Those special mixes was really something else. I liked the second one better, more “mixed up” and not so long stretches of complete songs. Slowly working my way through all the old ones…

  2. ***SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT ACOUSTIC SOURCE MATERIAL***

    This is a very late follow-up for all those people who very much enjoyed the acoustic cover medley. It’s from a rather successful cover band out of Halifax, Canada…they call themselves “SIGNAL HILL” (NOT to be confused with a new progressive instrumental band out of L.A.) here’s a link to some info the track is called “Pink Floyd Medley”. http://www.signalhill.ca/discography.asp?id=1

    Thanks to Ray and to Michael in S.C. for the info! It can be found complete here: (hit FREE download in the right hand column. It’ll make you wait a minute or two before you download the zipped file) http://rapidshare.com/files/106570329/Pink_Floyd_-_12_Signal_Hill_Medley.rar

  3. WOW ! I really liked your mixes RK. But, I have to agree with scalzmoney, those acoustic renditions messed up the mix for me also. They should be replaced or trimmed out and put on a tribute mix. 🙂 Thanks Doc !

  4. Hey Doc, the Shine On You Crazy Diamond (pts 1-5) [R. Waters – Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, Portugal, 2. June, 2006] it’s from soundboard right? how did you get your hands in it? That concert was broadcasted live on TV here in Portugal (only the first half of the show, no DSOTM) and i have it recorded on my PC. Is your source the live tv broadcast?

  5. Hey, Doc, I was just listening to Roger ‘s latest version of Dark Side of The Moon, a show he did in my country, Argentina (March 17th, 2007), recorded form a local radio station transmission. And I thought how great is this one, sounds far superior to the original recording, I mean I love the original DSOTM, but Roger ‘s band nowadays sound stronger and is perfect performing live so it beats the original. But it also came to my mind how much I miss Davis ‘s voice, especially in Money and Breathe (Roger does a good job in Time,although in that song I miss Rick ‘s voice). Jon Carin is great, but he´s not on the Gilmour level. So I had to turn to Pulse, but then I missed Roger ‘s voice at the last segment of the album, I mean Brain Damage and Eclipse. So, after having listened to what you did with Wish You were here in the last show (which was great), in which you merged live versions of the songs, all sang by the one who did it as well in the original versions, I think it would be great if you could do the same with DSOTM. We all have a copy of Pulse ‘s DSOTM and it ‘s great, but Roger ‘s voice is equally important as David ‘s, I think. Well, it´s just a thought, maybe you want to do something more especial or surprising for the 100th show, or don´t want to repeat the same idea as in the last podcast..but, I think it would be nice, perhaps later on for some of the next shows… Thanks again for all the hard work,cheers to you

  6. Gezz Doc With All This pressure You Will Be Joining Me On The Happy Tabs (Blood pressure Ones lol). Dark Side Of A Dream Is Amazing But Its Spooky (So My Sister Said). Berlin Rehearsal ‘s Are Kicking Around Again, I Got A Copy On The Weekend From A Friend, Sounded Soundboard.

  7. holy crap bro. now that i see how much feedback u get, now i know this pod cast is def. world wide!!! the cool thing is that it’s not all commercialized.

  8. I was just pointed to this forum by Michael. I had no idea that these mixes could generate so much praise. I am the author of DSOAD and Passage.

    But before I get into all that I must send a sincere thanks to the one they call Doc. You have blown me away with your dedication to the ‘floyd ‘ community. Thanks for what you do, I really mean that.

    As to the most pertinent question: Who are the artists performing WYWH and Numb….. The original file, d/l from a file-sharing network sometime early or mid 2001, has long since been deleted, back when I had little knowledge of computers and how to save things. I do remember the file as having a title or tag with the word ‘hill ‘ in it. I remember doing a search on this network for ‘floyd ‘ and this being one of the thousands of results, I d/l it from a single source. Even then I was unable to verify who the artist was/is. Sorry I can’t be of more help in finding the mystery artist.

    I have since produced a video presentation using the first 20 minutes or so of DSOAD. It’s called ‘truth and delusion’. Although not as popular as the original music mix, it served as a conduit for my fears and beliefs. I rearranged the music a bit to fit the nature of the film, but this is not an advertisement so never mind all that.

    “Passage ” was completed in the 2 months or so following the death of Syd. I tried to exemplify his state of being before he died. As I look back on it, I find it crude and even insulting to the ear. If I had a mind to remix it, which I do not, I would certainly clean the edges more properly. To me, it lacks flow, inspiration (forgive me).

    Thanks again Doc, for what you do, you have a new fan.

  9. Regarding the acoustic tunes in question, I did find the Chris Squire and the Graham Parker versions, and it ain ‘t them. I also listen to the over 30 different versions of “Numb ” available from itunes (everything from speed-metal to disco to elevator) and NONE of those were a winner, either. We may never know who performed them, but at least we got ’em anyway!

  10. Fede, You are absolutely right but its hard to lift those rose tinted glasses when it come to the Live8 reunion. Comfortably Numb was the best tho you got to admit, Both singers in their right place, Even Johnothan Ross Said it was good. Doc, Bet you wish you had a time-machine eh, with the 100th show nearlly upon us, guesing your running out of time, Best of luck – sure it will be knockout.

  11. Hi guys, Michael here. First, KUDOS to Doc for a job well done. I thoroughly enjoyed this ‘Dream ‘ mix of WYWH. As an old Floyd Fan, I ‘m always eager for the new podcast–sort takes care of my ‘fix ‘. GRATITUDE !!!!!. I ‘ve drop Ray a few emails since this was posted but haven ‘t yet heard back from him–he is sometimes a very busy guy.

    The topic of these acoustic pieces has come up before & (my memory is that) Ray had somehow lost track of his source list, over the long months of mixing this (while recovering from an injury). Anyhow, I ‘m pleased these mixes have found new ‘homes’ in your Floyd collections.

    Regrading the various speculations, I’ve upped the Waters/Morrison/the Band version and the Chris Squire/Alan White/Billy Sherwood version [which, being from YES, ends with a choral group rather than solo acoustics] here for comparison (just fill in the 3 characters by the site name & hit the download button): http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QN2AC0J5

    I haven ‘t yet found Rodrigo y Gabriella (Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero) or Graham Parker (from his solo acoustic version on ‘A Fair Forgery’), but will look some more. And, maybe when we hear from Ray, he’ll have by now resolved this little Mystery..

    Thanks again Doc,….REALLY looking forward to #100… Peace.

  12. I was told that Ray (who made the mix) didn’t keep a list of what was used in the mix. Hopefully, Ray might post here and shed some light on it.

  13. apologies for flogging away at this… Could it be Rodrigo y Gabriella (Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero) or Graham Parker (from his solo acoustic version on ‘A Fair Forgery ‘)? I haven’t heard either artists, but I know that Rodrigo has covered ‘Wish You Were Here ‘.

  14. Great Podcast! But, for the love of all that is Floyd, can you shed some light on who performed the Wish you Were Here / Comfortably Numb acoustic bits? I listened to samples on amazon.com, and it\’s not Van Morrison or Staind. Please, Doc, please! E-mail the guy who\’s buddy made the mix or something! Damn, that was great! BTW: Thanks for all your hard work on the podcasts. Can\’t wait for #100!

  15. Best I can tell it’s the Chris Squire/Alan White/Billy Sherwood version. I have no idea what the source is -I’d love to get more where that came from.

  16. Love your podcasts man what can I say. I still can’t stand that version of “Have A Cigar” that Roger does….very Vegas like. I prefer the version of “Have A Cigar” that he is doing now. Excellent mix though. It gave something nice to listen to on my long commute home.

  17. Another top quality podcast doc. Its good to see that this one has sparked a lot of interest about the music it contained, and not the bitching that the last one provoked. I cant stop listening to the Passage remix, that guy would be a serious contender if you ever retired!

    • I don’t like Roger’s banter at the beginning over the intro of Wish You Were Here and his voice wasn’t all that great sounding, so I opted not to use it.

    • I agree with the doc, roger’s voice during the live8 show was awful..maybe he had a sore throat or something like that..during his dsotm tour later on his voice was in much better shape thanks again for this show, i loved it, it really revitalized a great album..

      • Doc, Fede, I can ‘t believe you are giving Roger A hard time about Live8, If there is a version Of WYWH out there that has more emotion in the vocals I ‘d love to hear it. But I agree about the banter at the start, could you not mix in another performance to get rid of it. Anyway Live8 for me was the best live versions of the 4 songs played there, And when Roger sang “and did they get you to trade ” I had a tear in my eye. Not the greatest sounding but the version with the most emotion!! Another awesome podcast, luv u doc (in a manly way).

        • Maff, I just believe there are certain songs that are perfect for Dave’s vocals, like wish you were here, and there are some others that are perfect for Roger’s. I wouldn´t like, for instance, Sheep, the Gunner´s Dream or Have A Cigar sung by David. No one can sing those better than Roger. I understand the emotional fact of Roger singing during live8 with the rest of the band, but he should have sung other songs more suitable for him, like Another brick in the wall or the ones I mentioned above. I’m a big fan of Roger and his current band , they sound amazing live. On the other hand, I didn´t like Live8 that much musically speaking, of course it was historically for the reunion and seeing the four of them together on a stage again, but it didn´t have the perfect Floyd sound that Roger’s and David’s current bands have.

        • Maff, I just believe there are certain songs that are perfect for Dave’s vocals, like wish you were here, and there are some others that are perfect for Roger’s. I wouldn´t like, for instance, Sheep, the Gunner´s Dream or Have A Cigar sung by David. No one can sing those better than Roger. I understand the emotional fact of Roger singing during live8 with the rest of the band, but he should have sung other songs more suitable for him, like Another brick in the wall or the ones I mentioned above. I’m a big fan of Roger and his current band , they sound amazing live. On the other hand, I didn´t like Live8 that much musically speaking, of course it was historically for the reunion and seeing the four of them together on a stage again, but it didn´t have the perfect Floyd sound that Roger’s and David’s current bands have.

          • Fede, You are absolutely right but its hard to lift those rose tinted glasses when it come to the Live8 reunion. Comfortably Numb was the best tho you got to admit, Both singers in their right place, Even Johnothan Ross Said it was good. Doc, Bet you wish you had a time-machine eh, with the 100th show nearlly upon us, guesing your running out of time, Best of luck – sure it will be knockout.

  18. Fellas, never in a million years is that Van Morrison. I’m guessing it’s the version by Staind. On the subject of Van the Man, though, I really wished I’d asked David Gilmour at the Ritzy whether he ripped off Van’s ‘Almost Independence Day’ on ‘St Dominic’s Preview’ for the intro to ‘Wish You Were Here’. Really, the similarity is uncanny.

    • Knowing Aaron Lewis and the guys in Staind for a long time, I can tell you for sure it’s not Staind. I was thinking it might even be Alan White with Chris Squire of Yes but I\’m not 100% sure.

  19. Those versions of the songs sort-of took me out of an otherwise great mix. There’s no mistaking the Berlin version of Comfortably Numb for the acoustic version in this mix. I’m mildly interested to know who performed them, but unless their first name is ‘Pink’ and their last name is ‘Floyd’, I don’t really care about them.

  20. Great show Doc! Machine and Cigar were amazing! I was thinking about the Dream mixes and then I thought of your ‘Doctored Dark Side 2.0’ mix. I was thinking if maybe you could throw together something like you did for the Dark Side mix for The Wall or something. You could use all the different sounds and thematics and such. Also there’s so many versions of each song when you consider different live shows, the LP itself, the demo, the film versions, & the Berlin show, you could really put together something incredible I think. Can’t wait for #100 Doc.

  21. I think the podcast was stunning, alltough you maybe could\’ve crossfaded Dave\’s vocals on Shine On.. (pt. 1-5). If they stuck together, I would guess Dave would take the vocals.. Loved the mixes. Perfect bus-entertaining.

  22. WOW! Holy shitballs. The second half of the podcast has rocked my socks off. YES!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck for #100. I can\’t wait to hear what the Doc has install for us. Man that mix has blown my mind.

  23. DSoaD – a very interesting mix. But, who was playing ‘Comfortably Numb\’ and where can I get a copy – it was stunning!

  24. Excellent podcast Doc..! Love the Dream motif. WYWH has a whole new flavor…. like you said, one we might have tasted had the years turned out differently if Floyd had aged & seasoned together rather than apart. Since the Floyd Four decline (as a unified group) to put \’new\’ music together, we\’re counting on you, Doc, to bridge the gap for us. Props to Ray for these wonderful mixes DSOAD & Passage. Dream On……..

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