Pink Floyd - The Violent Journey To Paris (FOS-CDR-003)
 
Album info
 
Length  : 87:34
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 5
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 23-01-1970
Track List
 
The Violent Journey To Paris (FOS-CDR-003) (Disc 1) 48:22
01 Daybreak 07:22
02 Work 04:43
03 Tea Time 02:28
04 Afternoon 06:01
05 Doing It 03:20
06 Sleeping 06:42
07 Celestial Voices 03:08
08 Green Is The Color 03:07
09 Careful With That Axe, Eugene 06:37
10 The Violent Sequence 04:54
The Violent Journey To Paris (FOS-CDR-003) (Disc 2) 39:12
01 The Amazing Pudding 19:42
02 Main Theme (from More) 06:51
03 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12:39

Notes
Recorded at the Theater Comedie des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France. Good recording, not the best SQ, but probably the best available.


From the info file:

Artist: Pink Floyd
Date: 23rd Of January, 1970
Venue: Theater Comedie des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France
Bootleg Title: 'The Violent Journey To Paris'
Company: Fat Old Sun Records
Serial: FOS-CDR-003
Artwork: Moonwall


Disc 1:
1. Daybreak* [7:22]
2. Work* [4:43]
3. Tea Time* [2:28]
4. Afternoon [6:01]
5. Doing It [3:20]
6. Sleeping [6:42]
7. Celestial Voices* [3:08]
8. Green Is The Color [3:07]
9. Careful With That Axe, Eugene [6:37]
10. The Violent Sequence [4:54]

Disc 2:
1. The Amazing Pudding [19:42]
2. Main Theme (from 'More') [6:51]
3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun* [12:39]

* - tracks come from source 2.

Total running time: 1hr 27min 27sec.


linage:
source 1 - FM source from Sean Z > FM > cas(?) > cdr
source 2 - Reels > mic in front of R2R speakers > cass[?] > CDR(?) > FLAC
then i've done - decode both to wav vial flacfronted > wav > cool edit pro 2.0 > wav > flac level 8.


background info:

How would i describe the floyd era of January and Febuary of 1970? My description would be one comprising of confusion, continuity, experimentation, originality but, most of all, creative. The band had finished a not so busy tour of the UK and Europe with 'The Man and The Journey', and it seemed they wanted to continue with those songs whilst performing some new creations written over the christmas period of late 1969 and very early 1970.

This is the last audio document of the band playing 'The Man and The Journey' sets, but its hard to say if the whole two sets were played due to all the different sources being incomplete, yet. Celestial Voices has just surfaced which was usually at the end of the second set. It seems to segue straight into 'Green Is The Color', so i'm not actually sure if they closed set 1 with 'Celestial Voices' or they did in fact play the whole 'The Man and The Journey' suite. That is why i put 'Celestial Voices' at the end of the first set.

The floyd augmented the 'The Man and The Journey' suite with some very new material. 'Main Theme' was composed for the film 'More' in 1969 but was only ever played once before being only five days prior (as far as we know). There are only three documented performances of the 'Main Theme' being the 18th and 23rd of Jan, and the 11th of Feb making this a rarity just for that. And making only its second appearance was 'The Amazing Pudding' (aka Atom Heart Mother) which was still untitled even as far as the 28th of Febuary when Roger introduced it as being 'as yet untitled'.


recording info:

This is the most complete version of this date at present. All versions don't surpass an hour, yet this is an hour and twenty-seven minutes long. I came across a really nice version of the already mass circulated 'source one' with a completely different transfer. It sounded a little clearer than the recently released roio 'Mothered Man (LPP)' which i used as much as possible. 'Source two', which only surfaced just recently, had some audio that was missing from source one including about twenty seconds more of the intro for Daybreak. It also brought to light 'Celestial Voices' and 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun' which until recently had not been heard at all from this date.

Source two was riddled with a 'whistling' sound throughout most of the songs which really annoyed me so i only used the source when needed to fill gaps or present the newly surfaced songs. The 'whistling' is documented in the .txt file of source two.

Going back to the addition and positioning of 'Celestial Voices', on source two, it seems 'Celestial Voices' goes straight into 'Green Is The Color' which confused me somewhat. Maybe the band were doing different things with the 'Man and The Journey' set list because 'The Violent Sequence' directly follows 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene', which it never used to do. So thats why i took the chance that the band actually played 'Celestial Voices' at the end of 'The Man'.

I don't think anyone really knows what exactly was the set list for the night so what i've done is i've presented 'The Man and The Journey' upfront and followed it by the other songs which have nothing to do with the suite. But as i said, i don't think anyone really knows the setlist and i'm definitely not implying that this was HOW it was played that night.
I'm trying to make sense out of all the material i had.

One more thing, both sources were speed corrected. I didn't spend hours correcting them but both sources were occasionally running so fast that they were two semi-tones too high. I brought them both back down to a much normal speed. During 'Afternoon' (Biding My Time) and 'Green Is The Color' i actually fade from one source to the other, and they sound exactly the same pitch wise so they ended up being as close as you get to the same speed.


conclusion:

The recording is still a digusting roio to listen to and only hardcore roio-er's will be able to listen to it the whole way through without an earache lol, but this is a much better sounding roio than anything i've heard from this date, but in saying that, its not a massive upgrade by any means but it is definitely THE longest version. The rarity factor of this roio is very high due to the rare performances of some of the songs, if you don't have anything from this date YOU NEEDTHIS! lol.

Fat Old Sun Records would like to thank Moonwall for the fantastic artwork provided for this. I love her work so i never give her any requirements or boundAries to work within (I always say 'come up with something'.) She never ceases to suprise me. As you can see, she came up with some awesome pictures of some famous France landmarks, The Eiffle Tower and The Arch Of Triumph which don't directly correspond with this show besides that the performance was in france yet the pictures blew me away, so her delightful creativity completes this release.

The original .txt files from the sources used are included.


FAT OLD SUN RECORDS... 2008.


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