When I was putting together my poll to let readers like you vote to decide what is the best Pink Floyd live album, I came up with the idea of creating Pink Floyd Live At Wembley 1974.
You can get a recording of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Raving and Drooling and You’ve Gotta Be Crazy from Wembley, London on the Experience and Immersion versions of Wish You Were Here.
All the tracks on Dark Side Of the Moon are available live from the same concert are available from the Experience remaster of the DSOTM album.
Shame they haven’t been bundled together to create one live album from the classic Floyd period but you have the technology to do it for yourself. Continue reading
Ummagumma is the first Pink Floyd live album recorded in 1969 with early psychedelic space rock classics.
It was a double LP with one LP live and the other recorded in the studio and featuring compositions by the individual members of the group. Only one song, Grantchester Meadows is really worthwhile.
Pink Floyd Ummagumma Live 1969
Is There Anybody Out There? is the Pink Floyd live recording of The Wall concerts from 1980 and 1981 at Earls Court London.
I wasn’t lucky enough to be at these gigs but I had a flatmate who raved about how good The Wall concerts were.
This album was first issued in 2000 and is really the first prime time Pink Floyd live album when the group had conquered the world. (Ummagumma was too early and Delicate Sound Of Thunder and Pulse were a controversial version of the Floyd without the main songwriter, Roger Waters.)
Pink Floyd Is There Anybody Out There?
Whether this album has a role to play in your album collection depends on two things:
- What you think about The Wall as a music experience – the best known tracks (Another Brick In The Wall pt2, Comfortably Numb and Run Like Hell) are on both Delicate Sound Of Thunder and Pulse.
- Whether The Wall is better live than in the studio
Delicate Sound Of Thunder by Pink Floyd is a live album recorded in 1988 on the A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour without Roger Waters.
Could the Floyd cut it without their former band leader and main song writer?
Pink Floyd Delicate Sound Of Thunder Overall Rating – 20/30
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The Best Pink Floyd Live Albums
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In the “greatest live album” listings, if a Pink Floyd live album appears, it is usually Pulse with its full version of Dark Side Of The Moon but do you agree? Continue reading
Pulse is a live album by Pink Floyd when they were promoting The Division Bell studio album. It was recorded in October 1994 released in 1995.
It raises some challenging views on what you want from a live album?
Pink Floyd Pulse – Overall Rating = 22/30
I think I’m going to upset a few people on this review although Pink Floyd are one of my favourite groups and I’ve owned nearly all their albums.