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I think On An Island is a fantastic album and was great to see it in its entirety live - especially having Graham Nash and David Crosby join David on stage :D

Yeah, especially since Graham Nash was barefoot the whole time, jumping around like a kid.

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You didn't need to quote my post for that.

Well, I happen to agree that The Division Bell is pretty damn good. Perhaps I should have clarified.

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Echoes in my opinion is the definitive Floyd song.

Their best albums IMO along with my favorite track:

1.Dark Side of the Moon (Time)

2.Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Astronomy Domine)

3.Wish You Were Here (Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts I-V

4.Animals (Dogs)

5.Meddle (Echoes)

6.Atom Heart Mother. (Fat Old Sun

7.The Wall (Nobody Home)

9.Division Bell (Marooned)

8.Obscured By Clouds (Burning Bridges)

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Echoes in my opinion is the definitive Floyd song.

I agree with that, although i love "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" almost as much.

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Glad I found this topic. I was about to start a new thread about Pink Floyd.

Like you guys I also love Pink Floyd. The Dark Side of the moon is possibly my favorite album of ALL TIME.

Anyways I guess I'm in here to ask about any live shows that really stood out in their career. Before I go dropping a bunch of money on lousy bootlegs I'd like to get some good advice from people who truly appreciate the band.

Thanks in advance.

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An "official" show that is worth picking up is The Wall Live - "Is There Anybody Out There?". The album sounded better live with some good improvisations during Another Brick p.II, Mother, Young Lust, Comfortably Numb and Run Like Hell. Even though the show itself didn't lend to a very creative atmosphere, I find that live version to be much better than the original release. I only have a few boots and they are pretty old and on vinyl (in storage). Others have remarked about finding shows on the web - I haven't though. Good luck.

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Glad I found this topic. I was about to start a new thread about Pink Floyd.

Like you guys I also love Pink Floyd. The Dark Side of the moon is possibly my favorite album of ALL TIME.

Anyways I guess I'm in here to ask about any live shows that really stood out in their career. Before I go dropping a bunch of money on lousy bootlegs I'd like to get some good advice from people who truly appreciate the band.

Thanks in advance.

If Dark Side is your favorite album all time then perhaps you would enjoy the 1969-71 era. It predates Dark Side but Floyd were in their experimental stage... sort of finding their way minus Syd. There are some great, quality boots out there from this era. Either of the BBC shows is top notch, Interstellar Fillmore from 29 April 1970 is great... wonderful set list and near perfect quality. A show from San Diego 1971 is also extremely good. 13 August, if memory serves.

Some of the songs you can expect to find from this era...

Grantchester Meadows - Astonomy Domine - Cymbaline - Set The Controls - Echoes - Embryo - Fat Old Sun - Green Is The Colour - Careful With That Axe, Eugene - A Saucerful Of Secrets - Interstellar Overdrive

The band weren't fighting, they were in fact a perfectly functioning unit and their shows were incredible.

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Glad I found this topic. I was about to start a new thread about Pink Floyd.

Like you guys I also love Pink Floyd. The Dark Side of the moon is possibly my favorite album of ALL TIME.

Anyways I guess I'm in here to ask about any live shows that really stood out in their career. Before I go dropping a bunch of money on lousy bootlegs I'd like to get some good advice from people who truly appreciate the band.

Thanks in advance.

You should never have to buy a bootleg. Bootlegs should be free and available to anyone who wants them. There are a couple great blogs out there that specialize in boots, that have quite a few great Floyd ones.

Now, if you want to know what boots you should look for, these are my top 10:

1. Animal Instincts (May 9th, 1977)

2. Boston Music Hall (March 14th, 1973)

3. Cruel But Fair (April 26th, 1975)

4. Wallpower (February 28th, 1980) The last show they ever played in the US as a foursome.

5. Run Like Fuck (February 13th, 1980)

6. Keep Talking Foxboro (May 19th, 1994)

7. Interstellar Fillmore (April 29th, 1970)

8. New Mown Grass (October 17th, 1971)

9. Melbourne Soundboard (February 19th, 1988)

10. The Last Bell (October 29th, 1994) The last full concert Pink Floyd has done to date.

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You should never have to buy a bootleg. Bootlegs should be free and available to anyone who wants them. There are a couple great blogs out there that specialize in boots, that have quite a few great Floyd ones.

Now, if you want to know what boots you should look for, these are my top 10:

1. Animal Instincts (May 9th, 1977)

2. Boston Music Hall (March 14th, 1973)

3. Cruel But Fair (April 26th, 1975)

4. Wallpower (February 28th, 1980) The last show they ever played in the US as a foursome.

5. Run Like Fuck (February 13th, 1980)

6. Keep Talking Foxboro (May 19th, 1994)

7. Interstellar Fillmore (April 29th, 1970)

8. New Mown Grass (October 17th, 1971)

9. Melbourne Soundboard (February 19th, 1988)

10. The Last Bell (October 29th, 1994) The last full concert Pink Floyd has done to date.

Good list Electrophile. That Oakland show {9 May} is pretty special. A couple others that are good that neither of us have listed yet are Smoking Blues 21-11-70 and 16/17-11-74. I love the early workings of the tracks that made up the bulk of Animals.

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The November 1974 dates you listed are from their performance at the Wembley Pool that was broadcast on the BBC. The reason I didn't include it is because none of the boots that are available have the full concert, just the performance of DSOTM. I wanted to only include complete concerts, although the recording from the BBC that I've heard from that date is fantastic.

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Too bad there isn't a lot of footage of them while on tour.

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Seen at the Supermarket Newsstand today:

Music Spotlight ~ Special Collector's Edition
Pink Floyd 45th Anniversary Celebration
The Complete Story of THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
Plus ~ Roger Waters & David Gilmour on the making of their Greatest Albums

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Anyone with a turntable and love for the first LP should get their RSD- The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn- MONO release!

The sound is mindblowing- you won`t touch your stereo copy ever again!

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