Pink Floyd’s history goes back much-much further (and for me, much more interesting) than that watershed period of the early 70s onwards.
1970 would be considered a period of re-assessment and re-invention for Pink Floyd. The huge influence of Syd Barrett was gone and the direction of the band was in question. What was the next logical step.
Not quite the massive popularity they would achieve only a few years later, the audience is somewhat sparse. And anybody who was around during that time will attest to the fact they weren’t a huge draw. Still . . .it took time.
So here is that first set – the sound is better than a lot of recordings from the period, and I am not entirely sure if this is an audience recording or a combination soundboard with mics out to the audience. The vocals are quite clear and undistorted.
But still – it’s history and one example of some of the earlier live recordings of this legendary band.
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