Pink Floyd / Definitive Fillmore West 1970 / 2CD / Sigma
Live At Fillmore West, San Francisco. CA USA 29th April 1970.
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Pink Floyd’s 1970 Fillmore West sound source is newly advented with a special sound that uses three types of upper sources!! The definitive feeling that penetrates will hit the ear directly this weekend!!
Speaking of Floyd’s April 29, 1970 Fillmore West, it represents the long-standing 70-year performance since the unofficial analog LP “FILLMORE WEST (Contra Band Music 3909)” appeared in the early 70’s. It is one of the famous sound sources. Since the beginning of the CD era, the title of the same content has been provoked starting with “EMBRYO (WBR CD 900110)” that appeared in Wild Bird Records in 1990, but it was a final decision in 2018. It was “DEFINITIVE WESTWORLD (Sigma 209)” that appeared from this Sigma label in year. For the first time in history, this title using the stereo master has the problem that the mother’s Recorder 1 had a “squeal” on the reel, that is, the tape running sound generated from the drive system during playback was entering the right channel although it was weak. The achievements that have been settled have become popular, and the legend of the 1970 Fillmore West performance was deeply and vividly rooted in the latest sound image at that time.
However, did you know that the other day, the upper source that dramatically improved the Recorder 1 used for the Sigma 209 board was released and surprised Floyd unofficial sound source fans all over the world? In addition to this, the upper version of Recorder 2 has also been updated, and the existence of a reel tape = Recorder 3, which is commonly known as “Randy Reels”, has been revealed. I can no longer speak. …But if that is the case, the mission of the Floyd specialty label is to reconstruct the show with each of these updated sources, and to create a more modern record. Yes, this latest work is a 70-year-old Fillmore West at the next level, which was rebuilt with three of the latest and best selected sources, assuming such a high-dimensional sound!!
First of all, in order to show its upper feeling, it will be necessary to specify the difference from the existing Sigma 209 board.
Once again, Sigma 209 was a full-length version consisting of the following sources.
[Source used by Sigma 209]
* Recorder 1 (Mono Ambient Mics)
* Recorder 2 (Stereo Aud)
* The latter half of “Careful With That Ax, Eugene” of Rec 1
“Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”
∙ The missing scenes that exist have similar sound quality and close dates
Supplemented with another performance sound source of 1970.
* The output of the right channel is rather unstable throughout the entire recording scene.
The phase was in the center, but I heard it leaning to the left.
However, this is due to the purpose of making a sound board without touching the original sound,
I dared to record it as it was.
In contrast, this edition has the following advantages
It is a full length version in the upper source.
[This latest work, Sigma 253 source used]
* Uses the latest Recorder 1 whose sound quality has been remarkably improved by 2020 remastering for the mother.
* Recorder 2 is the latest high-level source that has been upgraded as well.
* The missing part of Rec 1 is called “Randy Reels” this time.
Complemented by the high-quality reel source Recorder 3 called.
This is the third source recording the performance of this day, Rec 1’s
A lot of missing scenes are included, with the same sound quality as Rec 1.
* Rec 1’s biggest demon gate, “Careful With That Axe, Eugene latter half ~
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
This time, the compensation is supplemented by Recorder 3 (* = performance on the same performance day).
* Good output of both channels in all scenes. The phase is also completely fixed in the center.
In other words, it is the most important point that all performances can be listened to by each top-level source of the same performance with the upper version of Rec 1 as the mother body. In other words, this is composed of only superiority over “Sigma 209”. It is no exaggeration to say that “70 years Fillmore West was done”. Furthermore, the Rec 3 of the reel source was used for the first time in the tuning scene before the start of the recording and the intertrack part that was not recorded in Rec 1, so all the existing sounds were used up and restored “The longest version in history “70 years Fillmore West” is also a big advantage!!
After all, from the beginning of Disc 1, the tuning scene before the start of the performance, that is, the scene not recorded in Sigma 209 appears with vivid sound, and it will make you expect the maximum value from the beginning. “Grant chester Meadows” will also soon be noticed that the lack of output of the right channel, which was difficult with Sigma 209, has been repaired and the contour of the sound has regained overwhelming sharpness. The phase of “Astronomy Domine” is also perfectly centered, there is no output dust, and the sharpness of the original sound explodes everywhere. In particular, the floating feeling and transparency in the rhythmless section that develops around 4:49 are incomparable, and it is sure to be overwhelmed by the appearance of the sound image with a beautiful and high-quality sound. Furthermore, in Sigma 209, the section from 9:36 to the track end after the discontinuation of the discontinuing track was compensated with Rec 3 to raise the completeness of the scene.
“Cymbaline” has also appeared with higher sound than Sigma 209, and it is one song that you can feel the increase in sound output accuracy everywhere. On this day, the end part of the first half of the song (* where the sound of the drum gradually diminishes and you can hear footsteps) is unusually long, and the audience in the venue applauded, thinking that the song was over from 6:45 However, from this 6:45 applause scene to 7:25, and from 7:55 to 9:27, it is actually an unrecorded scene that Sigma 209 could not hear (※ You can see the corresponding section of Sigma 209. , This is because the scene was skillfully cut by the edit made at some point when the sound source was copied). However, this work is also supplemented with high-quality Rec 3 so that you can listen to it as a complete version with all the missing pieces. In the initial version of “Atom Heart Mother” “The Amazing Pudding”, the section that was missing in Rec 1 in the tuning scene after the end was filled with Rec 3, and the time flow and the sound that should be there were the longest appearance. I was revived. This is the same for “Embryo” as well, with a finely compensated section from 0:00 to 05 at the beginning and 11:34 to the disc end after the end of the song, and when you listen to it, its fullness becomes a deeper listening response. You will notice things. In addition, the sound production scene that can be heard at the beginning of Disc 2 appears in a time series of all the same scenes remaining in Rec 1 and 3, “Green Is the Color” is also different from Sigma 209 whose right channel was off And it has a stable sound, and all sounds flow with the best balance and the highest resolution.
Such a special new Rec 1 ends at 11:26 of “Careful With That Ax, Eugene”, and new Recorder 3 will take over from 11:27 to 3:17 in the first half of the next song. It is the reason that Rec 3 takes over this about 4 minute scene-missing section, which was the biggest demon gate of Rec 1, but the already-issued Sigma 209 was compensating for this section by the performance of another performance in the same year. However, this time, by supplementing this with Rec 3 recorded on the same day, all of the performance sounds have returned to being genuine. However, unfortunately, this Rec 3 also has a lot of tape shaking in this part, and the quality is not good enough. However, the restoration effect that can be heard through the performance of the same day is a significant step forward. Moreover, after 3:18 when shifting to Recorder 2, the sound image rapidly rises, the sound shines more and more as I listen to it, and by the time “A Saucerful of Secrets” begins, the sound quality is as high as Rec 1 That quality continues until the disc end.
All performances have been unified by the new source of the same day that makes you feel upper, and the lost scenes have been complemented with the best sounds, resulting in higher performance precision and a significant sense of length. It can be said that this is the truly decisive 70th year Fillmore West, but this week’s State University of New York 1970 (Sigma 252), which is about 2 weeks different from this Fillmore, was released at the same time as the label’s first appearance title. I will. It is certain that both will be the best titles when unraveling the North American tour immediately after the start of the spring of 1970, but the change in the set list and the difference in performance expression that can be experienced here are the dramatic differences of this work Fillmore. It could be argued that it was possible to perform reliable verification because of the upgrade. The track of show changes and song evolution that took place in just two weeks, which can be followed by listening to both titles. Please experience the fun with both titles!!
★★ Comparison with already issued
★The already released version uses the following to compose the full length version.
*Rec1 (Mono Ambient Mics)
*Rec2 (Stereo Aud)
*Careful With That Ax, Eugene / Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
★★ Advantages of this edition
*Rec1 is using the upgraded sound source of this board.
*The missing part of Rec1 is compensated by Rec3.
*Careful With That Axe, Eugene / Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun are supplemented in the same performance.
As a result, listening to the upper version of Rec1 is the most important point.
★ Introducing a super important title representing 2020! !!