Live In Alexandria is a three CD set by Blue Floyd. It is also available as 3 volumes of mp3 downloads.
Blue Floyd are a jam band featuring Allen Woody and Matt Abts from Gov’t Mule, Berry Oakley from The Allman Brothers, Mark Ford on lead guitar with The Black Crows and Johnny Neil the keyboard player from Dickey Betts Band and The Allman Brothers.
They interpret Pink Floyd songs in a different way with an emphasis on blues improvisations. Govt Mule have also done this on their album Dark Side Of The Mule.
It was recorded on their 2000 tour at a concert in Alexandria, Vancouver, Canada
Songs On Blue Floyd Live In Alexandria
1. Hal Intro 2001 Monologue
2. Interstellar Overdrive
3. Have a Cigar
4. Us and Them
5. Hey You
6. Another Brick in the Wall
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
2. Wish You Were Here
3. Young Lust
5. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
1. Drums/Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
2. In the Flesh
6. Cook Good Salad
7. Greasy Greens
8. Coming Back No More
This starts with a long monologue as super computer HAL goes crazy.
I’m undecided what I think about these albums because I love Pink Floyd and improvisational blues rock but do the two go together? Will I ever be in the mood to play the combination rather than a purist selection of one or the other?
What’s not in doubt is that this is a powerful performance and the Floyd songs are treated with respect.
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