Copenhagen 1972 (Siréne-177)
KB Hallen, Copenhagen , Denmark – November 10th, 1072
Disc 1: Dark Side Of The Moon: Speak To Me, Breathe, On The Run, Time, Breathe (Reprise), The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Us And Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse
Disc 2: One Of These Days, Careful With That Axe Eugene, Echoes
Siréne covers yet another 1972 performance with Copenhagen 1972. This European Tour has been well documented with such recent releases as Düsseldorf 1972, March Of The Dambusters, Poitiers 1972, and Zurich 1972 from the Siréne label and in the past on One Of Germany Night and Eclipse On Hamburg from the Highland camp to mention a few.
Pink Floyd was giving excellent performances of their work in progress, Dark Side Of The Moon, throughout the year and this show is no exception. Gilmour actually sounds a bit more playful tonight, improvising more than usual, and interestingly, the tape effects are louder in the mix than I’ve heard them before. The sound quality is a tad hissy but can still be considered very good and clear and the tape shows its age in places with some slight distortions but is not too distracting. I gave the sound an 8.5 but some may consider it even better.
The Dark Side Of The Moon segment is almost complete except for two minor cuts. There is a cut/tape flip at the start of “The Great Gig In The Sky” where the tape becomes clearer and louder and a cut at the transition from “Any Colour You Like” to “Brain Damage” missing only a few seconds. “On The Run” is the guitar/keyboard jam with some of the tape effects now running along with it and Gilmour experiments with some very effective slide work in this version. Nick Mason seems to miss his queue at the start of “Echoes” but the band covers it well, going around again so he can catch up, and is otherwise a great version.
A second source available for this show documents only the second half starting with “One Of These Days” and it surprises me that Siréne didn’t track down this alternate source for “Set The Controls” to complete the show. But still, another enjoyable 1972 concert worth investigating and lucky for us I think Siréne is out to release them all. (WGPSEC)If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)