This is a carry over from another thread, in the hope that we can gain a bit of clarity around the Nakamichi tapes. For the uninitiated the Nakamichi tapes were cassette recordings made by Pink Floyd or a crew member on the Animals tour of 1977. There is one (as far as I know) monitor mix recording from the 29th January 1977 at the Deutschlandhalle in Germany. I've expressed my opinion on another thread that I think this monitor mix is likely sourced from one of the Nakamichi tapes. My reasoning for this is simple. You are Pink Floyd on a massive US and European tour, you have access to whatever equipment you want for the tour, mixers, mics, outboard gear etc. If you were going to record the concerts for your own use, for maybe reviewing purposes you'd likely just take a couple of lines out of the monitor mixer and stuff the other ends into a Nakamichi tape deck. You likely wouldn't just record "open mic" as the quality would be horrendous. The monitor mix had to be made by a crew member as they would be the only people that would have had access to the stage, and the monitor mixer. This also lends weight to the likelihood that the Nakamichi tapes are likely monitor recordings. We also know that Roger Waters shouted the concert number out during the performance of Pigs (Three Different Ones). Until now I've believed he did this for the benefit of the bootleggers (as has been banded around previously), however now I've learned about the Nakamichi tapes, it does make sense to me that he was shouting the concert number for the benefit of the Nakamichi tape.... That's my take on it...... Please discuss.