This is Pink Floyd recorded live on the 30th September, 1971, at the BBC’s Paris Theatre, in London UK. Recorded for the John Peel Show, part of the concert was subsequently broadcast on the 12th of October 1971 on BBC Radio One.
This was the first time two songs from the then new album Meddle were performed for the BBC (Echoes & One of These Days), and Nick Mason's vocal debut in the band is characteristically commented on by host John Peel.
The version of 'Meddle' is quite funky and raw in a good kinda way. 'Fat Old Sun' is transformed into something quite special in this performance.
A number of CD boots have been circulated down the years including both through 'Swinging Pig' & 'Harvested 'Records'.
The Harvested version is complete and is probably the best boot version (from which this is sourced) and was put together from the sources below to become the full concert again.
Source: BBC Rock Hour transcription disc (show #214) / Westwood One CD / 2nd Generation WNEW recording.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@160kbps.
Genre: Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock.
Set: Full Set.
01. Fat Old Sun
02. One Of These Days
The John Peel Show was only 55 minutes long. “Embryo” and “Blues” were never broadcast originally in the UK. They were only aired on WNEW-FM, New York City, USA sometime in 1971.
This WNEW portion was broadcast only once, unfortunately, and features the station’s call sign (“This is WNEW…”) in the middle of Embryo. As a result of this all earlier versions of Embryo in circulation either have a rough (or very smooth) edit, or contain the call sign. The 1971 show are rebroadcast nearly every year in the USA on the “King Biscuit Flour Hour.” However, it is a combination version of the two shows and is incomplete.
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