Wednesday, June 3, 2009

PINK FLOYD - "BBC Archives 1970-1971"

This one was just too fine to resist. An expanded 2-disc version of the Floyd BBC boot I posted here last month, "BBC Archives 1970-1971" has to be one of the best boots I've ever posted. It's almost overwhelming, hearing these two complete performances together with intros and announcements and the rest...so what was great is now perfect!

Both shows were recorded at the BBC Paris Cinema theatre in London about one year apart, the first a few months before the release of 1970's too-far-out Atom Heart Mother, and the second just before the magnificently mad monolith that is Meddle (1971).

As in the earlier post, audio here is pure FM-broadcast, 320 kbps, CD-quality loveliness. It's amazing to me that, alone among major British bands of the 1960s and '70s, Floyd has never officially released any of their BBC session material...but hey, who cares? Dig, we got the freaky stuff right here, maaan -- from "Embryo" to "Echoes".

And, for the equally great 1967-'69 edition of Floyd at the Beeb, check out my other, '60s-centric blog, Heavy Sugar Radio.

PINK FLOYD "BBC Archives 1970-1971"
BBC Paris Cinema - London, England
July 16, 1970 and September 30, 1971 (FMB @ 320 kbps)
DOWNLOAD 1 / DOWNLOAD 2 / DOWNLOAD 3 / DOWNLOAD 4

7 comments:

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Heli0tr0pe said...

NP -- thanks for stopping by!

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Heli0tr0pe said...

Thanks for the comment and thanks for stopping by!

Appreciate it,
TSM

Jenn said...

Thanks for posting all this amazing stuff. It is deeply appreciated! Love Pink Floyd!

Heli0tr0pe said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Jenn -- makes it all worthwhile! Appreciate you stopping by, c'mon back anytime...

Cheers,
TSM

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