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    Hiho,

    because it always gives me a big inspration to think about it and to learn from you guys/girls here is my final Top3 concert from each year:


    1969
    Can't tell to be honest...


    1970
    1970-01-23 - Paris AM - A wonderful raw version of Atom Heart Mother
    1970-10-16 - Pepperland - I just wish i would have been there. And one of my first boots in 1991 (Brutish Temptation)
    1970-11-22 - Montreux

    1971
    1971-02-25 - Hamburg. Just a crazy concert. What happened there?
    1971-06-05 - Berlin. Again one of my first bootlegs. Also a very special performance
    1971-10-17 - San Diego. I guess the is no explenation needed

    1972
    1972-02-20 - Rainbow Day 4. I still don't get it. How could that worked out so great? Performance AND the recording. It's like i live Studio Session.
    1972-09-22 - Hollywood Bowl. So raw and so brilliant and powerful
    1972-12-09 - Zurich. Tough choice but CWTAE is the best version ever.

    1973
    1973-03-14 - Boston
    1973-05-19 - Earl's Court
    Not my favorite year though...

    1974
    1974-06-22 - Colmar. This is so bad that it's great again. They somehow forgot to rehears...
    1974-11-16 - Wembley - Despite what everyone says, i love it. Somebody wrote somewhere "If you listen to ACYL you will never be the same again". To me this is just true.
    1974-12-14 - Bristol - The best performance of DSOTM. Warm, nice and great!

    1975
    1975-04-26 - LA - Wonderful performance and a fanstastic capture!
    1975-06-17 - Nassau -The best version of YOU GOTTA BE CRAZY ever...
    1975-06-28 - Hamilton - Powerful, loud and not that clean as Boston 10 days before...

    1977
    1977-05-09 - Okaland- Of Course
    1977-06-27 - Boston - Just magic. Nothing else...
    1977-07-16 - Montreal - Also magic pure evil...

    1979
    Can't tell to be honest...


    1987-1989
    1987-09-25 - Rosemont - Last Echoes...strange but great concert!
    1988-07-08 - Modena - Great crowd and a powerful concert!
    1989-17-15 - Venice. Do i have to explain. The Money ever. Ever. They could have skipped DOGS OF WAR though...

    1994
    1994-04-16 - Pasadena - Warm and wonderful performance
    1994-09-13 - Torino - A perfect recording and a great great concert...
    1994-10-29 - Earl's Court - The last concert. The knew it a performed very well

    Best,
    Nils

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    Hi,
    I don't feel qualified enough to comment your list from a recording and music quality perspective. I just want to mention my direct experience for attending three of the gigs you mentioned:
    - Modena 1988: great, great, great! top of my six floyd gigs and one of the "happiest days of my life"
    - Venice 1989: big milestone in live music history for the floating stage and audience and the monuments in the background, but being there was somewhat awkward (those not having a boat stood on the waterfront quay, very distant from the stage; plus the show was shortened for broadcasting requirements and volume had to be softened; and what a challenge getting there and away from there...)
    - Torino: good show, I specially recall the outstanding quality of sound

    Wish I had attended one show of the 1977 north american tour...

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    What a great idea!

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    I would advise removing anything post-1981 though- wouldn't want to stir up trouble. Nice idea though!
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    No love for 1980 The Wall shows then...I'd pick 5th Aug, the one I attended..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonmc57 View Post
    No love for 1980 The Wall shows then...I'd pick 5th Aug, the one I attended..
    Just sticking with the Wall shows for now, my top 3 for today (and it might change tomorrow) ......

    1980-08-06 Bars In The Window. Lovely stereo separation and atmosphere.
    1980-02-28 Nassau Coliseum 24/96 transfer from master. Best capture of stage energy and a balanced recording.
    1981-06-16 PF Warm Thrill Of Confusion. I was there center stage, front block, Need I say more !

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyz View Post
    Just sticking with the Wall shows for now, my top 3 for today (and it might change tomorrow) ......

    1980-08-06 Bars In The Window. Lovely stereo separation and atmosphere.
    1980-02-28 Nassau Coliseum 24/96 transfer from master. Best capture of stage energy and a balanced recording.
    1981-06-16 PF Warm Thrill Of Confusion. I was there center stage, front block, Need I say more !
    My seat on 5th Aug 80 was in block AA row H just right of centre.. Postal allocations, weren't they great, not like today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonmc57 View Post
    My seat on 5th Aug 80 was in block AA row H just right of centre.. Postal allocations, weren't they great, not like today...
    Wow, yes indeed.
    I remember going to the post office after school and buying "postal orders", then sending them off to the promoters in a S.A.E.
    After a waiting game your S.A.E. was returned.
    The scary thing was, you still did not know if you had a ticket inside or your "postal orders" were returned because the gig was sold out.
    A complete lottery !
    In my case I couldn't believe my luck, I struck gold.
    2 tickets the the greatest show on earth.

    Apologies, I've gone a tad of subject here.
    LOL

    My 1977 top 3, probably due to a mix of great sound quality and performance -

    1977-05-09 Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, California
    1977-07-02 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
    1977-07-06 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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    A difficult question, I don't think I would go past 1972

    1967 Rotterdam, Stockholm and Copenhagen in that order
    1968 Shrine, Utrecht and the two Amsterdam shows; Shrine clearly being the the outstanding one of the three
    1969 Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Plumpton
    1970 I think I would substitute in Birmingham and 27 or 28 November 1970 and keep Paris.
    1971 Roundhouse and Amsterdam, keep San Diego
    1972 Happy to go with Nils's choices but it feels like there should also be room for the first DSOTM.

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    1967
    September BBC session - Etherial, timeless. Like Pet Sounds + Revolver on more acid.
    Then the 2 gigs, I don't know, Syd was already gone (mentally) and you can tell. I take them more as a document beacause the band does not sound quite right to me. Something was wrong there when they were playing.

    1968-1969
    Very difficult to pick, not much gigs to listen to and the boys sound as they are still developing and looking for their groove, their vibe, or whatever you may call it.

    1970
    To me the best year and the best gigs overall on their career.

    BBC Session - beautiful, sweet. Best Embryo ever, best Green is the Colour ever. In the top 3 of all floyd history.
    One of the Montreux nights, i think the 21st, lots of mistakes, lot of magic to keep going.
    Hannover, March - not very good sounding but mental performance.

    Anything from the November tour.

    An special mention for Croydon, Paris and Birmignham, due to experimental vibe.

    1971
    a bit like 1968-1969... they were looking for something! You can tell they were playing slower than on the 1970 tour. That meant something.
    I'd choose the Crystal Palace show, one of the first recordings of Echoes, a festive vibe, right in the middle of their musical change to come.

    1972
    Sapporo - the sweetest rendition of the early DSotM.
    Chicago, April - again, almost the same stupid thing i said above. Great Echoes. Great great super great Echoes here.
    Boblingen, set 2 - performance speaks for itself

    Special mentions for Berlin and Hollywood Bowl.

    1973 onwards
    not much to rescue in my opinon, they were or they wanted to be off after Dark Side of the Moon. There are a copuple of 1975 shows (specially the first sets) which are good but nothing stellar to my way of feeling Pink Floyd.

    1987-1994
    Nah. That's not Pink Floyd.

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