The Wright 1 label released Pink Floyd Mothers Secrets, a one disc title with a previously uncirculated soundboard recording.
This fifty-eight minute tape contains five tracks recorded at the Manchester College of Commerce on May 2nd, 1969 and at at Mother’s in Birmingham on April 27th, 1969.
“Astronomy Domine” is a different mix to the track used on Ummagumma, “Careful With That Axe Eugene” is different than the version used on Ummagumma with a longer introduction and no vocals in the mix. “Interstellar Overdrive” is pulled from the official release for completeness, “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” is a different mix than Ummagumma and “A Saucerful Of Secrets” is the complete Birmingham performance. Ummagumma uses an edit between this and the Manchester recording.
Packaged in a cardboard gatefold sleeve, it is amazing to think that forty years after its release these tapes finally surface for the Pink Floyd collector.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)