Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by stereoptic, Nov 2, 2016.
But is there any chance we will see this released sometime? Maybe next century?^^
Does Amazon deliver products to Limbo?
They deliver to Scotty and he beams it to us.
speaking of amazon -
in germany they have the full "early years" box listed for 279.- euros right now!
i guess it did not sell all that well after all?
What I was thinking? I can ask Syd himself to play the song for me in the afterlife! What do I need an alternate take for?
I have serious doubt on the existence of the "Syd version" of Jugband Blues. I mean, the "play whatever you want" part is already in the album mix. Also, the version played at BBC is almost identical to the studio one. If Syd prefered his hypotetical own version of the song, why they didn't play that live?
I am pretty sure the album version is scripted by N.Smith. I don't have information as to whether the original exists or not though.
Spent some time listening to the Meddle 5.1 over the weekend.
Yes, the high end is more excitable than necessary but it didn’t bother me. I actually really like the mix. It makes a lot of use of the rear speakers. Parts of the performance that warrant highlighting are highlighted. Perhaps some moments are too highlighted with jarring volume jumps but the experience is immersive. It is never boring.
Quite maddening that this is not readily available for all (and wasn’t meant to be on the original ‘71 at all) but the exhausting Pompeii mixes are easily obtained. Surely Roger would have approved this and the OBC surround mixes if he approved the Pompeii stuff.
What a pity.
I still find it strange that Early Years is cd only (no vinyl, except for the 5 singles and the earlier '1965' EP of course) while Interstellar Overdrive '66 for RSD is vinyl-only and doesn't even offer a download card.
...or that the source of the recording on the RSD record isn’t credited.
To your point, I suspect they don’t want a physical version of Early Years that omits half the material on it - the visual footage.
What I would like them to look for are:
1. A representative live release of a full concert for each of the major tours (each minor tour would probably be unreasonable, if welcome) not already covered by official releases (DSoT, Pulse, ITAOT, The Man and the Journey). The focus should obviously be on the quality of the recording/performance but such releases would also need to include rare tracks played live (Childhood's End, Sysyphus) - as bonus tracks, if they would have to be culled from sub-par shows.
2. Whatever unreleased tracks there are in the archieves and I don't mean mono/stereo mixes or edits, I mean genuinely officially unreleased material or radically different versions of officially released songs.
I hoped Queen started doing something in this vein (point 1 above) with their Live at the Rainbow 1974 and Live at the Odeon 1975 (plus some earlier releases such as Queen Rock Montreal), but now - after their News of the World box - I am not sure anymore :/
Of course, I would welcome any competent archival release, but I would like the focus to be on concise (Experience-like, not Immersion-like), to-the-point releases.
One release I would gladly never see reissued in any form whatsoever is The Wall, even though there are indeed tracks in the archives that could be pulled for an official release. I mean, there are so many versions of this material, but still I end up listening to the original album if I'm in the mood for this particular stuff. If I'm to be honest, DSoTM and WYWH are not far behind on my 'enough is enough' list.
The RSD release is taken from a bootleg, and not the master tape source in trading circles. Plus nobody is certain exactly where or when it was recorded. So it's no surprise that they threw it out there with no information.
It's Thompson Private Recording Studio, 31 October 66.
Probably, yes. But some folks think it might be a totally different demo or a rehearsal recording. Regardless, Floyd probably doesn't know (or care) either way.
Thanks...but I actually meant the individual you provided the particular copy of the audio: a fellow forum member, rontoon.
Very sad he's not mentioned on the vinyl sleeve. Ron deserves to be named in the credits.
They actually never gave me the opportunity to supply them with the best quality for this audio currently in circulation. When the box was being released I asked why this version of IO was left off and sent them this file just as an example. I never thought they would use it for an independent release and found out about it after the fact. My name was left off the TEY box as well and so my days of trying to help them are done.
Ugh... And it's not even like you're a profiteering bootlegger out for a payday. This is a passion project you offered up to them for free.
If Chris says it exists, then it exists, along with "Reaction In G" and "Sunshine (No Title)" other things that they totally ignored for the box set.
And the album version is not Syd's version, it's Norman Smith's version.
Given we have no recording date for the CBC version ~ and that clearly is a studio demo ~ we may never know. I don't hear that one much discussed as a candidate for 10/31/66, but to my thinking, why not?
How IO '66 wasn't offered in any kind of CD configuration, is beyond me (and nearly a crime).
Sure, I'm not thrilled that it wasn't included in the Early Years box -- but I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't pony up another $20 for a legit copy on CD. Frickin' love the '66 version of IO - probably more than the version on Piper (and just as much as the London 66/67 version, which is also fantastic).
I may be alone here, but I think the world already has enough versions of IO.
Btw I was wondering why the band recorded 2 (or more?) tracks at Capitol Studios L.A. in 1968. Those two tracks on Germin/ation are pretty cool, and I wish there's more.
Probably they were still under contract of Tower Records (sub-label of Capitol) and the executives maybe wanted them to make a single because the first three 45s flopped in the US?
Or did the band visit Capitol accidentally while they were touring America?
Those two are maybe the two biggest surprises on the entire Early Years set, IMHO. And you're right, the circumstances of their recording are puzzling. If only they'd done 6-8 more tracks at the same session. Not that I'd expect them to be total revelations, but more similar material from that trip would surely be fascinating, especially if they weren't total embryonic demos.
I believe there was recorded more but probably the tapes were wiped later. Or the rest is less interesting and was omitted from the box set.
Interestingly 'Song 1' later became 'Hollywood' which was re-recorded for the More film. Maybe the band was working on some music for a film project in late 1968 already and tried out some new tracks at Capitol.
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