Pink Floyd: First Time In Japan. (The Godfatherecords - G.R. 933/934/935)
Recorded Live at Hakone Aphrodite, Hakone and the Open Air Festival, Osaka, Japan - August 06 and 08, 1971.
Very Good+/Excellent- Audience Recording :: Silver CDs :: MP3 CBR 690 kbps & FLAC.
01. Buffy Sainte Marie - The Circle Game (support Act)
02. Introduction / Soundcheck
03. Atom Heart Mother
04. Tuning Up
05. Green Is The Colour
06. Careful With That Axe
07. Tuning Up
01. Green Is The Colour
02. Careful With That Axe
03. Fat Old Sun
04. Atom Heart Mother
02. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
04. A Saucerful Of Secrets
Files: 17.:: Size: 1009.49 MB (mp3)| MB (flac).
Total Time: 03:12:22 hour/s.
Notes: This recent release from Godfatherecords contains both shows documenting Pink Floyd’s first trip to Japan, a short tour consisting of just three dates. Such was the success of this tour that the band would return to the Land of the Rising Sun for a proper tour the following year. What makes this release interesting, for me, is the fact that I have needed upgrades of these shows for some time and finally someone decided to put the shows together in one release.
For the first two dates of the tour, Pink Floyd would play the Hakone Aphrodite ’71 Festival and were the headliners for both days. Three incomplete sources exist for the first date and have circulated in trading circles and eventually found there way to bootleggers. Previous releases for the Hakone recording(s), Echoes Of Japanese Meddle (Shout To The Top STTP 153) contains what is considered source 3, Aphrodite (Sirene 160) contains both source 1 & 2 and also included a full size replica of the festival program as well as a higher price and most recently Memories Of The East (Sigma 24)
For the last night of the tour the band would play the Festival Hall in Osaka, a far more intimate setting as opposed to the previous two concerts performed in an open air atmosphere. This would also allow the band to play a full concert and not the truncated festival set. There is only a single tape source for the Osaka date and the recording has been released before, first being Live In Osaka (Zeus Z20102701/2), and most recently in upgraded sound quality on Osaka 1971 (Sigma 67), the sound quality is near excellent, a bit thin sounding with some upper end distortion and perhaps the drums are slightly in the background compared to the other instruments. The audience is extremely quiet and respectful and this recording is certainly the best sonic document of the first Japanese tour. Unfortunately the taper paused the tape machine between songs but other than that the recording is complete. (from original info file).