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Pink Floyd (2021)

Like the echo of a distant time, a dozen previously unreleased Pink Floyd albums quietly surfaced on streaming services this week. All of the concerts occurred between 1970 and 1972, covering the period in which the band released Atom Heart Mother (1970), Meddle (1971), and Obscured by Clouds (1972), and had already begun playing songs from Dark Side of the Moon (1973).

One recording – a March 1972 Tokyo gig – features a near-complete performance of Dark Side in sequence, a full year before its release. The songs are loose and jammy in a way not heard on the studio version. Many of the record’s well-known sound effects are completely different and “Money” features some unusual percussion.

The recordings from September and October 1971 are also notable for sandwiching the dates in which Pink Floyd holed up in the ancient Pompeii amphitheater where they played to an audience of ghosts for a concert film released the following year. The live albums contain songs that appeared in the film, including renditions of “Echoes,” “A Saucerful of Secrets,” and “One of These Days,” all of which were featured in the film’s Pompeii sequence.

All of the recordings are copyrighted to Pink Floyd Music Ltd., suggesting these are official releases from the band. Their release may be timed to extend the rights of the recordings. In 2013, a rep for Sony explained Bob Dylan’s release of uncirculated music by telling Rolling Stone, “The copyright law in Europe was recently extended from 50 to 70 years for everything recorded in 1963 and beyond. With everything before that, there’s a new ‘Use It or Lose It’ provision. It basically said, ‘If you haven’t used the recordings in the first 50 years, you aren’t going to get any more.’”

– They Came in Peace, Live, Leeds University 1970 Washington University 1971
– Live at Grosser Saal, Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany 25 Feb 1971
– Mauerspechte Berlin Sportpalast, Live 5 June 1971
– Live, Lyon 12 June 1971, Tokyo 16 March 1972
– Live in Rome Palaeur 20 June 1971
– Amsterdamse Bos Free Concert 26 June 1971 (Live)
– Live in Montreux 18 & 19 Sept 1971
– KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Live 23 Sept 1971
– KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Vol II, Live 23 Sept 1971
– Over Bradford Pigs on the Groove Bradford University, Live 10 Oct 1971
– Embryo, San Diego, Live 17 Oct 1971
– The Screaming Abdabs Quebec City, Live 10 Nov 1971


Pink Floyd – Play (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Learning to Fly (Remix 2019) 4:53
  2. What Do You Want from Me 4:22
  3. Yet Another Movie (Remix 2019) 6:15
  4. Coming Back to Life 6:19
  5. One Slip (Remix 2019) 5:10
  6. Side 2, Pt. 2: Skins 2:37

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Pink Floyd – Night (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Side 4, Pt. 4: Louder Than Words 6:37
  2. Lost for Words 5:15
  3. On the Turning Away (Remix 2019) 5:42
  4. A Great Day for Freedom 4:17
  5. Side 1, Pt. 2: It’s What We Do 6:17
  6. Keep Talking 6:11

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Pink Floyd – Home (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Terminal Frost (2019 Remix) 6:16
  2. High Hopes (2011 Remaster) 8:31
  3. The Dogs Of War (2019 Remix) 6:05
  4. Poles Apart (2011 Remaster) 7:04
  5. Sorrow (2019 Remix) 8:46
  6. Wearing The Inside Out (2011 Remaster) 6:49

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Pink Floyd – Chillout (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Marooned 5:30
  2. Side 3, Pt. 3: Night Light 1:42
  3. Signs of Life (Remix 2019) 4:24
  4. Side 1, Pt. 1: Things Left Unsaid 4:27
  5. Cluster One 5:56
  6. Side 4, Pt. 1: Calling 3:38

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Pink Floyd – Mauerspechte Berlin Sportspalast June 5, 1971 (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12:23
  2. Fat Old Sun 14:06
  3. Embryo 10:06
  4. Echoes 22:59
  5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 13:59
  6. Cymbaline 11:14
  7. A Saucerful Of Secrets 18:51
  8. Astronomy Domine 7:34
  9. Pink Blues 6:28

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Pink Floyd – Live At Free Concert Amsterdam Bos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands June 26, 1971 (2021)

Source – Very Low Gen Audience Recording

Track Listing:

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 13:20
  2. Cymbaline ` 12:18
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 17:45
  4. A Saucerful Of Secrets 18:50
  5. Embryo 14:20

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Pink Floyd – Live In Montreux, Switzerland September 18, 1971 (2021)

New to circulation is a first generation transfer from the soundboard reels of this famous recording of the early Floyd. The common roio in circulation is the White Witch/Black Wizard, but this is taken from a lower generation recording, and sounds richer, fuller, and has less hiss. A speed correction was necessary however, as the recording runs quite slow. The excellent speed correction done by the WW/BW producer was used as reference for track timings, and ultimately a speed correction of 4.5% was utilized.

Source Material provided from the Vaults of Syd B

Track Listing:

  1. Echoes 24:52
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 13:14
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 14:52
  4. Cymbaline 13:06
  5. Atom Heart Mother 31:49
  6. A Saucerful Of Secrets 21:12

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Pink Floyd – Over Bradford Pigs On The Groove Bradford University October 10, 1971 (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Careful With That Axe Eugene 13:28
  2. Fat Old Sun 14:22
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 16:00
  4. Atom Heart Mother 16:42
  5. Echoes 23:21
  6. Cymbaline 9:20
  7. One Of These Days 5:49
  8. A Saucerful Of Secrets 12:59
  9. Blues 4:18

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Pink Floyd – Embryo, San Diego October 17, 1971 (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 13:12
  2. Fat Old Sun 15:20
  3. Atom Heart Mother (Father’s Shout, Breast Milky, Mother Fore, Funky Dung) 15:56
  4. Embryo 10:58
  5. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun 6:28
  6. Cymbaline 11:37
  7. Blues Jam 5:11

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Pink Floyd – KB Hallen, Copenhagen, 23 Sept 1971 Vol. I & II (2021)

Track Listings:

Vol. I

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 6:00
  2. Fat Old Sun 12:57
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 9:02
  4. Cymbaline 6:34
  5. Cymbaline 2 5:18

Vol. II

  1. Echoes 24:04
  2. A Saucerful Of Secrets 8:32
  3. A Saucerful Of Secrets Pt. 2 8:03
  4. Pink Blues 6:57

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Pink Floyd – Quebec City, Pavillon De La Jeunesse November 10, 1971 (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Embryo 13:04
  2. Fat Old Sun 15:17
  3. One Of These Days 8:47
  4. Echoes 26:06

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Pink Floyd – They Came In Peace – Leeds University 1970 & Washington University 1971 (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. The Embryo 10:12
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 11:26
  3. Atom Heart Mother 23:48
  4. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12:18
  5. Interstellar Overdrive 11:47
  6. A Saucerful Of Secrets 15:52
  7. One Of These Days 8:52

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Pink Floyd – Live at Grosser Saal, Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany, 25 Feb 1971 (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Green Is The Colour 3:46
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 10:47
  3. Cymbaline 10:54
  4. Embryo 11:01
  5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 13:01
  6. A Saucerful Of Secrets 18:27
  7. Atom Heart Mother 28:21
  8. Introduction by Roger Waters 0:44
  9. Atom Heart Mother (Recording 2) 28:35

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Pink Floyd – Live In Rome, Palaeur June 20, 1971 (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Atom Heart Mother 18:50
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 14:28
  3. Fat Old Sun 14:30
  4. The Embryo 11:46
  5. Echoes 24:05
  6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12:04
  7. Cymbaline 11:56
  8. A Saucerful Of Secrets 18:27
  9. Astronomy Domine 8:06

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Pink Floyd – Lyon 12 June 1971 & Tokyo 16 March 1972 (Live) (2021)

Track Listing:

  1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Lyon 12 June 1971) 15:03
  2. Cymbaline (Lyon 12 June 1971) 9:54
  3. Atom Heart Mother (Lyon 12 June 1971) 18:17
  4. Speak To Me (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 0:56
  5. Breathe (In The Air) (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 2:51
  6. On The Run (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 6:00
  7. Time (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 6:13
  8. Breathe (In The Air) [Reprise] (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 1:03
  9. The Great Gig In The Sky (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 4:11
  10. Money (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 7:33
  11. Us And Them (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 1:15
  12. Outroduction by Japanese DJ (Tokyo 16 March 1972) 0:11

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13 thoughts on “Pink Floyd (2021)

  1. Bufford T Justice Post author

    Hopefully this will be a go for all!
    All the hoop-la info is now at the top of the post

    Added:
    Pink Floyd – They Came In Peace – Leeds University 1970 & Washington University 1971
    Pink Floyd – Lyon June 12, 1971 & Tokyo March 16, 1972
    Pink Floyd – Live In Rome Palaeur June 20, 1971
    Pink Floyd – Live at Grosser Saal, Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany February 25, 1971

  2. JerryRocks

    So, after reading the thread at Yeeshkul! it seems pink Floyd has released the audience bootlegs here, and not necessarily the best copies, either. The artwork, in some cases, is from silver disc bootlegs from 25 years ago! Lol. Whoever did this, did zero research and I would hope the band would find that out at some point (or maybe they can’t be bothered). A shame, really.

  3. JerryRocks

    Has anyone seen the others referenced in the article? They are:

    They Came In Peace, Live Leeds University 1970 & Washington University 1971
    Live at Grosser Saal, Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany 25 Feb 1971 (this is a killer show!)
    Live Lyon 12 June 1971, Tokyo 16 March 1972
    Live in Rome Palaeur 20 June 1971

    This is unbelievable! 🙂

    1. Bufford T Justice Post author

      I kinda don’t know.
      Research on these is very little… some folks saw some on Spotify and others were marked as orginal PF releases via Rhino