Santa Monica 1970

I figured it’s time for a good old fashioned Pink Floyd concert from the spring of 1970. How about something from the west coast, like Santa Monica, California at the The Civic Auditorium. Its a fantastic gig! A lot of careful work went into this recording which I can appreciate. I explain more in the podcast. I’m surprised this has flown under my radar for so long as it has but here it is and here’s the playlist!  Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “Santa Monica 1970

  1. There is certainly something special about this concert and this high-quality recording of this concert. I’m late to the party on this one. I’ve already marked down some of my favorite episodes from elsewhere in the BD catalog (Zurich show, Montreaux Casino show, MSG + fireworks show) but this jumps to the top. It just sounds like a whole lot more was going on, during this concert date. It’s trippy to hear these songs –already so well-known from hundreds of prior listens –receive new flourishes and finessing in various parts of their anatomy. What a discovery.

  2. Hi Doc,

    This bootleg is absolutely excellent. Never heard it before. A brilliant performance by the band and you can really imagine being there. I thoroughly enjoy your podcasts and look forward to getting stuck into Live in Brussels next.



  3. This one is incredible!! Don’t believe I’ve actually really heard it before.
    The quality is amazing and it’s a killer performance! You really get a sense of actually being there.
    Thanks 🙂

  4. This might be my favourite of this period. Never heard a better Embryo or Careful With That Axe. The perfect bridge between the two eras of Floyd.

      • Hi Doc,
        First listen, it is glorious! I still really like the MVQ ‘Since We Were Teenagers’. You have a wider soundscape, at times chorus vocals were clearer with lovely echo. I loved it as one file because the transitions between songs ( particularly between GM and AD) are beautiful. I should be able to do this on my CD player skipping track gaps somehow.
        Will keep listening.
        Respect, Keith.

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