Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972 Box Set - Realiz/ation (Content, tracks, etc. ONLY!)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by stereoptic, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist

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    Only Meddle.
     
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  2. dzhason

    dzhason Forum President

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    Oh man, I’m getting amped for this. The video footage I previewed the other day of them rehearsing “Cymbeline” and performing “AHM”, plus the live audio on the first set (sorry I don’t recall all the titles of the various volumes) from Stockholm and John Latham, was really killing!!!
     
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  3. central616

    central616 Forum Resident

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    Why the didn't include Country Song on the box? The mix on the 1997 bonus CD is pretty awful...
     
  4. Six Bachelors

    Six Bachelors Troublemaking enthusiast

    Importcds once sent me a “new” copy of Vol. 1 of the Neil Young Archives. The wrapping was opened and it was missing a few discs. That was a first for me. Got a significant discount.
     
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  5. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident

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    I posted this in another thread but might be better here:

    Do all the CDs on the Early Years box require de-emphasis filtering? Do they all sound very bright?

    I tried it with the remixes of Obscured by Clouds, Meddle and Live at Pompeii CDs and got good results.
     
  6. Sorry if the has been asked, I didn’t see it. How much of the slated Euro release ‘Transmission 1967-1968’ is duplicated material from the official earl years box?
     
  7. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist

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    All of it. And it's a bootleg.
     
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  8. duneman

    duneman Forum Resident

    Wow - its available on Burning Shed, but I guess that's no guarantee.
     
  9. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist

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    If it's not released on Pink Floyd Records it's not an official release. Copyright loophole if Burning Shed is selling it.

    After reviewing the track listing one can assume that the audio was ripped from the CDs and DVDs from The Early Years box.

    I would never support something like this.
     
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  10. opiumden

    opiumden Forum Resident

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    I ordered the copy on Burning Shed with the hope that this could be the one where they *fix* the issues with the Early Years box, but as soon as I saw rontoon's post I asked for a refund.
     
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  11. van1

    van1 Forum Resident

    It will be interesting to find out if this is an audio rip as I don't see how that would fit in the copyright loop hole, and I would expect Floyd's lawyers to kill this before it gets off the ground. I wonder if they chose to use better sources as a way to get around the copyrighted releases...
     
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  12. progcode

    progcode Active Member

    I just discovered this dropout (and lack of dropout on bootlegs) independently and did a search. Your complaint was the only reference to this that I found. I agree this is odd and disappointing. I am a totally amateur (but reasonably experienced) sound editor, and I would easily be able to use Audacity to stitch a small patch from the bootleg source into the dropout area on the Early Years version. Otherwise the Early Years version sounds better than the boot. The resulting edit would be better than the dropout version they released.
     
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  13. rnranimal

    rnranimal Forum Resident

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    The bootleg was from an acetate that was cut when the tape was still fresh. They used the old tape on the Early Years which now has some damage. I agree it would've been easy to fix the dropout and they should've but had they given that level of attention to the set, a number of things would've been different. I dare say I could make the edit undetectable by ear.
     
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  14. progcode

    progcode Active Member

    Another example of where they did not give proper attention is the song "Blues" on the "1967―1972 Continu/ation" disc. They misidentified it as being from a BBC session in 1968, but it was instead from a BBC broadcast of a live performance in 1971. But they also failed to list the actual title of the song which is "Alan's Blues".

    And on that same disc "1967―1972 Continu/ation", the last song on the disc is from 1974.

    Couldn't they have just auditioned some volunteer Pink Floyd nerds to come in and help for a while?
     
  15. Philrock90

    Philrock90 Forum Resident

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    Also the later BBC sessions from 71 are mono and sound horrible yet theres stereo bootlegs out there
     
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  16. central616

    central616 Forum Resident

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    Except "Embryo" which, although in mono, sounds better than the stereo bootlegs because they are from an inferior radio source.
    I will try to repair the dropout in "Lucy Leave". Never noticed it before,
    but I didn't listen to the song more than two or three times.
     
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  17. Dan_71

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    What do you mean ? All the 1971 concert ? I like the sound of it even it's in mono.

    The blues encore in the Continuation set is in stereo. .. and not so bad sounding.

    For me the big disappointment of this box is the bad quality of the 67-68 BBC tracks and the absence of Ummagumma's Interstellar Overdrive.

    I don't care about the remix of OBC and the Pompei tracks. .. we all have them.
     
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  18. Philrock90

    Philrock90 Forum Resident

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    Echoes in mono just doesn't sound right after hearing it on bootlegs in stereo for so long as for the pompeii remix thats horrible
     
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  19. Dan_71

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    Completely agree with you concerning Pompeii.

    And what about the 1972 Rainbow concert ? Something would have been possible, wouldn't it ?
    (And not to speak the 3 OBC songs that were played live)

    I think the 1972 box is a failure sonically and in the content...

    But Hey I'm glad to have the Early Years box set nevertheless.^^
     
  20. Philrock90

    Philrock90 Forum Resident

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    I've never actually listened to the Rainbow show i hear that one of them atleast are really good, but i agree it lacks in some ways but its still great to have
     
  21. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist

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    An iconic show, fair performance and great recording.
     
  22. Dan_71

    Dan_71 Member

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    Yeah I've listen to it on YouTube.


    And Thank you Rontoon to have pointed out this beautiful version of Childhood's End in Brussels.
     
  23. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

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    I finally got the technology to extract Meddle 5.1 and the stereo remix yesterday, and have a couple questions about the SQ and didn’t see the answer by looking through the threat and searching other threads:

    Questions:
    • Echoes - the beginning piano note bounces back and forth/to and fro for a while. When Rick’s contribution expands and Dave’s guitar comes in, they are steady as a rock. Does everyone have this? It was a bold decision on Jackson’s part if it is, as there is tape hiss bouncing as well, and I think it takes away from the impact.
    • It is on the stereo mix as well. Is the stereo mix just a fold down of the 5.1 mix?
    • If so, I wonder if the OBC new stereo mix is just a fold down of the yet-to-be-released 5.1 version of that album.
    Observations:
    • One Of These Days - sounds more like a fun, cool, quad mix to me! Never one of my favorite PF songs, it is an enjoyable new way to experience this track.
    • A Pillow Of Winds - so crisp and spacious! I think this is the best sounding track on the 5.1 mix.
    • Fearless - my fave song on side 1, and it sounds really good and open, but I wish it had a bit more bottom end a la Roger’s bass in Echoes. It goes LOW
    • San Tropez - Roger’s voice is amazingly omnipotent on this one. Super cool!
    • Echoes - I am definitely hearing lots I hadn’t heard before—including Dave and Rick’s mouths opening far more!
     
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  24. duneman

    duneman Forum Resident

    ^^ very cool! I don't have the full box so can't access the hidden mixes but your comments and questions make me drool and anxious/excited for a proper release of Meddle and Obscured... in 5.1!
     
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  25. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

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    I hope they do too!

    I have been sitting on this hidden gem for About a year promising myself I wouldn’t buy a blu-Ray drive for the computer until my old DVD drive died. It finally died, and the pieces fell into place. My wife said that I am the most patient person she knows. Hopefully we won’t need so much patience for the standalone releases! :whistle:
     
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