Pink Floyd The Later Years - Specul/ation (Pre-release)

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  1. The synths and keyboards from Cluster One make an appearance during the track:


    Dave or Nick or Rick might not have been out there recording the guy mowing the grass, of course, but it's safe to say it's a Floyd creation. It was apparently played prior to concerts in the PULSE tour.
     
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  2. Raf

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    And it was officially released as a Pulse track.
     
  3. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.”

    One thing that does stand out in my memory of the 87 soundscape is around 10 mins from the end the "ping" from the beginning of Echoes started fading in... You heard it every few minutes or so, and I distinctly remember thinking it was building up to Echoes starting.... Obviously we know the original intention was to open with Echoes, but they changed it very quickly at the start of the tour after only performing it 4 times to Shine On, however by that time the soundscape with the "ping" noise had already been created so they just ran with it.
     
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  4. floydfan2410

    floydfan2410 Forum Resident

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    I think it might be mainly Nicks work as he love to put together sound collages and did some of the sound effects on Momentary Lapse and Division Bell if I'm not mistaken. So it might be credited to Nick maybe with input from Dave and Rick.
    He might even have recorded the sound of the actual lawnmower noise.
    I could be wrong though.
     
  5. Sytze

    Sytze Forum Resident

    Dunno, but I wouldn't be surprised. I believe Nick also did some field recordings for The Wall.
     
  6. drapes

    drapes Forum Resident

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    It was a bit more than 4 - wikipedia says 11.

    Those early AMLOR shows were magic. I was at the 2nd Montreal show, the 3rd show of the tour and the energy in the building was like nothing I've seen for a concert before or since. It was also the only true encore I've ever experienced. When the house lights came on there was a cascade of boos which turned into a roar and then 15 minutes of bedlam - the ushers were trying to remove people but nobody would leave. Finally the lights went back off and they came back on to do a practically unrehearsed Shine On. This was at an arena show mind you with 15,000+ people, not a club or a bar; it was an incredible experience. It was the lead story in the big Pink Floyd "come-back" article in Rolling Stone magazine.
     
  7. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.”

    looks like Wikipedia is correct for change... Looks like the did Echoes for the first 4 US shows then changed to Shine on for the remainder.... When they got to Canada they started playing Echoes again.
     
  8. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

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    Wow, what an awesome story. Montreal does seem to have a visceral / animal chemistry with the Floyd.
     
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  9. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist

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    I got to see the last performance of Echoes in Chicago.

    Also, just heard that Roger will be playing all the bass parts for the new AMLOR remix! Happy AFD!
     
  10. Anthrax

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    Wouldn't that be cool, though?

    Then years later we'd find out it was Gilmour who played the new bass parts anyway.
     
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  11. andrewskyDE

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    In that case both soundscapes should be on one dedicated CD.
     
  12. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

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    Stop it! I'm still shocked what happened with our profiles here.^^
     
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  13. xXFloydianXx

    xXFloydianXx One Slip, and down the hole we fall

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    Seems like a legit thing they would/should do for this one. Or it'll be some weird morphing of the Lapse beds and Division Bell heads.

    Nah, I like your idea better!
     
  14. andrewskyDE

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    Or one of the DB heads laying in bed.
     
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  15. andrewskyDE

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    And Nick is known for doing most of the sound effects for the band since the early years, so my guess is at least he was involved in the p.u.l.s.e Soundscape.
     
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  16. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Fish or a mountain to scale

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    Rick wasn't around for the early sessions so there was no one around to tune the bass.
     
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  17. I've seen this referred to here in passing a couple times now, but is this real?

    Is it confirmed that there will be some sort of an AMLOR remix? If that was already mentioned here (sorry I missed it, can someone point me to it?), and what's the source on that?

    Last I heard, that was all still wild speculation started several years ago, based on an offhand comment from Dave (or maybe it was Nick?).

    Or has anything more sustanative been said?

    I only know about the only barely half-serious (and 95% speculative) ideas of maybe flying in some of Rick's playing from some live multi-track recordings from that first tour in '87-'88.

    The idea of reworking AMLOR is exciting to contemplate, but I don't want to get my hopes up for nothing.

    Thanks!
     
  18. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    No hard info yet.
     
  19. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

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    This idea was confirmed by David himself, but at the same time he also said that the project was abandoned later on.
     
  20. floydfan2410

    floydfan2410 Forum Resident

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    It's true. There were early plans to remix A Momentary Lapse of Reason to make it sound more modern. Nick have actually recorded new drum tracks and plans was to extract Ricks keyboards/synths from multitrack live recording.
    If they plan on finishing that mix for the box set is pure speculation. But I surely hope they will
     
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  21. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.”


    Yep... I heard that Nick has already laid down acoustic drums on some of the tracks that have drum machines (Sorrow... for example) But they've yet to see the light of day. These were done years ago.
     
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  22. ries

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    yeah! I remember that from the 88 tour even, when they played here in The Netherlands. Each time I heard that "ping" from echoes, friend of mine (who didnt knew much from Floyd) thought I was going crazy. It was like some weird Pavlov's Dog experiment, wich went on for tens of minutes before the show started. Love these little details just to let you know, you're at at a PF concert.
     
  23. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    The VAN was ONLY $55. :yikes::yikes:
     
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  24. floydfan2410

    floydfan2410 Forum Resident

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    When I was in Pompeii with my wife (then girlfriend) in 2016 to see Gilmour perform at the famous amphitheatre, they also played ambient music. At one point she asked if I could go and buy a bottle of water and so I did and made it back before the concert started. But to my horror I realized I missed the Ping which was an obvious tribute! :eek::yikes::rant::mudscrying:
    I still haven't forgiven her ;)
     
  25. NunoBento

    NunoBento Rock 'n' Roll Star

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    Did you ask her there? :)
     
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