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    Hello fellow floydians
    There doesn't seem to be many recordings in circulation from 1968, and the ones I've heard have not been of the best audio quality.
    So which one is considered the best? (Not counting the BBC recordings).
    I think it's a really interesting period in the band history, Syd had just left and they were trying to reinvent themselves. Also the setlist was quite interesting.

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    there's not a lot out there (or, more correctly, there's not a lot on my hard drive). 06-05-68 in Rome is a good one though.

    if you're really after the best recordings though, there was a fair amount of live TV stuff which was recorded well?
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    Yes there are some great TV appearances and stuff, but I'm more after complete audience recordings from that year or complete soundboards if they exist.i just live to sit and listen to a complete recording and really try to picture how it must have been to be there

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    there doesn't seem to be much in the way of complete gigs, but then again bands weren't always doing particularly long sets back then either. I get the impression they were more likely to be doing about an hour max, rather than the 2 or 3 hours they got into later on

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    Los Angeles 27.7.68 is very nice with IO and ASoS

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackstrat View Post
    there's not a lot out there (or, more correctly, there's not a lot on my hard drive). 06-05-68 in Rome is a good one though.

    if you're really after the best recordings though, there was a fair amount of live TV stuff which was recorded well?
    Yep Rome is good. A soundboard (Astronomy Domine, Set The Controls)

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...DAT-M-DAT2-CDR

    IO from this one: http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...e-Air-(RESEED)

    Also, this recording is pretty nice, and is an audience recording:

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...-1st-gen-16-44

    Other than that, there's only two other audience recordings. They aren't too bad, but I wouldn't say they are casual listening particularly:

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...-(24bit-96kHz)

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...-4th-gen-24-96

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    Other than that, there's only two other audience recordings. They aren't too bad, but I wouldn't say they are casual listening particularly:

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...-(24bit-96kHz)

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...-4th-gen-24-96
    I think there were 3 audience recordings. 2 from Amsterdam on may 31 (Paradiso & Fantasia) and the Utrecht concert from december 28.
    Of these 3, I prefer the Fantasia recording.

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    what's the best source for the VPRO broadcast of the 1968 concert ? still "Fountain Of Rome" RoIO?
    I really enjoy these 2 performances of Astronomy Domine then Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (love Nick's drumming and Roger screaming/shooting "the heart of the sun...") - love the interview too.
    Too bad that no complete VPRO (pre-broadcast) surfaced like Amsterdam 69...
    but the set-list was only 2 number that's it ? or did they also played at the same gig "Interstellar Overdrive" ?
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    I love Let There Be More Light live A shame they dropped it so soon.
    Also Flaming is quite good.
    It seems their 1968 setlist was generally quite short, only 5-6 songs.
    According to wikipedia they also played 3 extremely rare songs:

    1."Remember a Day" (played only once on 6 May 1968)
    2."It Would Be So Nice" (played only once on 11 May 1968)
    3."Matilda Mother" (played only once on 26 July 1968)

    I would LOVE to hear those performances!!!

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    I don't know how accurate that list there is - both Remember a Day and It Would be So Nice seem a bit unlikely somehow.

    I've always enjoyed the two 68-05-31 shows (if that's how we're dating them these days). They're a bit tentative, a bit unpolished, but for that I find them fascinating. It's nice to hear stuff like Saucerful at a stage before they've played it to death.

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