In my little world, a small claim to fame is having been in the audience with my eldest daughter, at Earls Court, London, when Pink Floyd recorded the Pulse DVD. Like I say my little world.
Turning the sad level up to eleven, I still have a guitar plectrum used in the show, and given to me after, in my possession. Did I mention little world?
The 1994 tour promoting the Division Bell album was no little thing! In my opinion it was a fantastic tour, a spectacle definitely, the musicianship well crafted, and the gig I attended, plus the footage, and recordings of others I have heard, suggest the tour as a whole, was really appreciated by the fans.
Oh, I know there are those who say it stopped being Pink Floyd when Roger Waters departed, or even when Syd Barrett was dropped, and those who hark back to the golden years, whenever they were. However do you know what? I really don't care. There are more important things in life than becoming retentive over music...
So to the purpose of this feature.
I am pleased to share some of the sound checks ahead of the shows. These are full songs, played obviously without the audience, and some of the banter before or after, with the sound crew.
If you listen closely you may also notice David Gilmour 'adjusts' some of the lyrics.
SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND
BREATHE IN THE AIR
THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY
LOST FOR WORDS
WISH YOU WERE HERE
US AND THEM
Recorded live May 5th 1994 at the Tampa Stadium FL. during the sound check rehearsals.
TAKE IT BACK
Recorded live Sept. 25th 1994 in Lousanne. This song is an outtake from Pulse.
ASTRONOMY DOMINE (I)
ASTRONOMY DOMINE (II)
Recorded live March 30th 1994 at the Joe Robbie Stadium Miami FL during the sound check rehearsals.
The sound quality is absolutely superb - via digital stereo soundboard and pro mixed.
REPLACEMENT DOWNLOAD LINKS (TWO) IN COMMENTS BELOW (29/05/2010).