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Pink Floyd: Azimuth Coordinator Catalog: Comfortably Cool Productions Hand-numbered edition 57/1000
Sources:08 Apr 1975, 6Jul77, 7Feb80 CD1-2: 8 Apr 75; PNE Exhibition Park, Vancouver, BC CD3-4: 6 Jul 77;
Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec CD5-6: 7 Feb 80; Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Original Silver Discs>EAC (on XP Pro using ASPI extraction, Secure Mode "Accurate Stream", Read Command
MMC1, Read Sample offset correction +572, Actual Speed) > FLAC Frontend v1.7 ontop of command line 1.1.0
MD5 checksum's created with md5.exe
Show #1 (Disc 1-2)
April 8, 1975
Vancouver, British Columbia
"I didn't want to release any recordings that had been widely circulated, and had some relavance to the
performance or gig. Vancouver 1975 was the first stop on the US tour and sounded just as good as the
better 1975 shows. It was the first time "Shine On" was bridged with "Have a Cigar," and also the first
time the US had heard the new material."-http://www.pf-roio.de/roio/roio-cd/azimuth_coordinator.cd.html
Show #2 (Disc 3-4)
July 6, 1977
"The Montreal show is legendary for the "spitting" incident. It was also the last stop on a grueling stadium tour,to
which the band claimed to have played horribly. On the contrary, this was one of the Floyd's best performances
faithfully captured by a competent taper (which differs from the widely circulated higher generation and poorer
quality recording). "Pigs (3 Different One's)" also inspired his "Pig Talk" during the "In The Flesh" segments of
"The Wall" concerts. Absolutely the last great Pink Floyd show!"
Show #3 (Disc 5-6)
February 7, 1980
Los Angeles, California
""The Wall" show was harder to pick, and I listened to every gig! I could have easily opted for the great sounding
Nassau Coliseum show that has been reissued to death, but instead opted for a more important show...opening
night. Although the sound quality was far from up to par with the other 2 shows, some inivated studio engineering
pushed this recording into a more listenable realm. The fire incident and the extended "ABITW Part 3," are also
unique to this performance. The only sacrifice was that '"Drift Away Blues" could not fit on the Montreal CD's and
had to be put at the end of The Wall set."-http://www.pf-roio.de/roio/roio-cd/azimuth_coordinator.cd.html
Onto the Cds: Disc 1&2 are the opener show of the '75 "World Tour" live in Vancouver, Can, 8 Apr 75.
The Floyd seem to have a great love with the Seattle/Vancouver area because they've played there
every tour since '68, sometimes several stops in both cities. The show happens to be the debut of
HAC and the "split" Shine On, with an unusual intro to R&D. The sound is very clean, but has a slight
hiss probably due to the generations, and taper's mic feedback during Shine On 6-9. Bloody fab show,
easily the best of the Spring '75 tour shows, and one that hasn't been released in complete form to date.
So nice to have the long version of DSOTM on disc. The OTR sequence is amazing, almost sounds like
Boeing lent a hand. And there's Echoes, need I say more. The '75 versions of Echoes are always a treat.
SQ is Ex-.
Disc 3&4 are the infamous Montreal 6 Jul 77 show in complete form. I always list this show in my top 5 fave shows.
Seems that a copy of the rare clean version has made its way to the bakery. Oh well, I know we couldn't keep this
gem hidden forever. As such the case, most Echoesian have never heard this ripping version of the show, and have
suffered with the crappy LP version for years. I know Dave and Rog have said that they hated their performance that
day, but they should hear the tape first!! It's a toss up between the Oakland '77 and Montreal '77 shows for the best
of the Animals tour. You gotta to be crazy not to get this show! Take a listen to Dave's searing guitar work on Pigs
-3DO,while Roger lets loose some wild "pig talk". Mindnumbing stuff. Gotta love the tirades that Roger lets fly for
the firecracker wackos. Definitely the highlight of the box set. Now I can put away my tapes of the show before they
wear out. Not a soundboard, but the closest we'll ever get to one. Yeah, PF taped all their '77 shows, never to see
the light of day, no doubt.
SQ is Ex.
Discs 5&6 are the debut performance piece of the Wall from LA, 2 Feb 80. Definitely not the best version of the Wall
live, in fact sounds more like a rehearsal! All sorts of problems plagued our boys on this night from inadvertent fires
to Dave's mics. failing to off-key singing in spots by Roger. I bet Roger was really pleased after this show... For all
its warts, its still an interesting show with the long extended ABIII jams (slow brickers) and surprised crowd reactions
to the stage presentations. The crowd had little idea what to expect, and their joy is felt, esp. at the final brick being
inserted. Yeah, I know others have wondered why this piece was chosen, but the better Wall shows have already been
released on CD. Why duplicate them? The sound of these discs is a vast improvement over the crap I have on tape.
This is actually listenable! Someone must of dug up a very low gen. of this baby or remastered it. Now, I can count
along with Roger (Stop, stop, stop, .... stop the film!). The only annoying thing is the audio buzz that pops into trk 6
SQ is Vg+
There is no cover art as it came in a cardboard sleeve, except for the 65 page color book, which I do not have the time
to scan. :(
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|▼ CD 2: 1975-04-08: PNE Exhibition Park, Vancouver, Canada|
|3||The Great Gig in the Sky
|5||Us and Them
|6||Any Colour You Like
|7||Brain Damage / Eclipse
|▼ CD 3: 1977-07-06: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada|
|2||Pigs on the Wing, Part 1
|4||Pigs on the Wing, Part 2
|5||Pigs (Three Different Ones)
|6||Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5