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PINK FLOYD - Say Goodbye To Hollywood (2 CD)

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PINK FLOYD - Say Goodbye To Hollywood (2 CD)Dark Side broadcast from Pink Floyd's 1972 US tour.
Format: CD / Cat No: UN2CD057 / Released: 28/10/2022

Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Breathe (2:49) / 2. On The Run (4:44) / 3. Time (6:00) / 4. Breathe Reprise (1:03) / 5. The Great Gig In The Sky (4:39) / 6. Money (6:27) / 7. Us And Them (7:52) / 8. Any Colour You Like (4:45) / 9. Brain Damage (3:56) / 10. Eclipse (1:53) / 11. One Of These Days (11:23) / 12. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (14:01)

CD 2: 1. Echoes (29:04) / 2. A Saucerful Of Secrets (16:57) / 3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (13:26)

More information: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Tour took place in 1972 and 1973 in support of their album of the same name, covering the UK, US, Europe and Japan. There were two separate legs promoting the album, one in 1972 before the release date and another in 1973 afterwards, together covering 128 shows.

Pink Floyd planned their first UK wide tour since 1969, for the start of 1972. They were worried that their stage show was becoming stale, and decided they needed a new piece of music for the upcoming tour. Shortly after the release of the album Meddle, the group booked Decca Studios, Hampstead from 29 November to 10 December 1971 to write new material that would form part of a stage show, to be called The Dark Side Of The Moon.

Playing 89 shows in 1972, Pink Floyd debuted the new suite live on 20 January at the Brighton Dome. Partway through, when playing ‘Money’, a lack of power led to the backing tape slowing down and going out of time, causing the group to stop. After a break, they came back and played ‘Atom Heart Mother’ instead. The first complete performance was the following day at the Portsmouth Guildhall. At the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, the power failed 25 minutes into the show, and the rest of the concert was abandoned.

Following the European shows, recording began on The Dark Side of the Moon on 24 May 1972, beginning with basic backing tracks derived from the live versions.

The tour moved to the US in September. Engineer Alan Parsons was asked to run the front of house sound, setting a trend for Pink Floyd inviting studio personnel out on tour.

On 22 September 1972, the group played the Hollywood Bowl, which featured eight powered searchlights beaming rays from behind the Bowl's amphitheatre. One of the few dates on the tour to be broadcast, the show was transmitted live on FM Radio and is now available in its entirety on this new 2 CD set.

Note: Recording quality can vary on FM broadcast releases.