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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Pink Floyd - Best of the 1977 Tour
September 19, 2022 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Pink Floyd - Best of the 1977 Tour
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

I'm a sucker for a good Pink Floyd show. This is the third time since I started this show back in June 2020 that I'm playing live PF. The first show was from 1970. The second was a mix of songs from 67 - 71. Tonight it's the Animals tour from 1977.
And 1977 was night after night of amazing performances. This was a band that didn't change it up much once Dark Side of the Moon came out. So long to the long improvisational jams. In its place was a 2+ hour show that featured stellar playing, lights show, videos and a band playing at its peak!

There are certain songs they would expand on: Money being one of them. This song would often hit the 10+ minute mark. This was also the final tour they would perform Careful With That Axe, Eugene in concert. Roger Waters' attitude to retiring "classics" was mostly about the band being tired of those songs.

This tour would feature all of the "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals", along with "Money" from "Dark Side of the Moon".

I have pretty much every show from 1977, and multiple sources from each, but the bootleg label Sigma has put together some of the best versions throughout the tour, each with good audio quality. Pink Floyd rarely taped their own shows, so soundboards are hard to come by. Luckily there are some great audience recordings during this tour. Tonight this is a mix of soundboards and excellent audience recordings.

1 Sheep [Montreal 7/6, Oakland 5/9]
2 Pigs On The Wing Pt. 1 [Oakland 5/9]
3 Dogs [Oakland 5/9]
4 Pigs On The Wing Pt. 2 [Oakland 5/9, Montreal 7/6]
5 Pigs (Three Different Ones) [Montreal 7/6]
6 Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. 1-5 [Oakland 5/9, Fort Worth 5/1, New York 7/2]
7 Welcome To The Machine [New York 7/2]
8 Have A Cigar [New York 7/2]
9 Wish You Were Here [New York 7/2]
10 Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. 6-9 [New York 7/2, Miami 4/22]
11 Money [New York 7/2]

Lineage: "Best Of North American Tour 1977" Sigma 218 --> EAC --> WAV --> THL --> Flac8 --> Xact MP3 320kbps

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