Have A Cigar (Cannonball CA-2004015/16)
Boston Gardens, Boston MA – June 27th, 1977
Disc 1 (51:40): Sheep, Pigs On The Wing (part 1), Dogs, Pigs On The Wing (part 2), Pigs (three different ones).
Disc 2 (70:31): Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-5), Welcome To The Machine, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 6-9), Money, Us & Them
There have been many releases coming out of the east documenting tapes from Pink Floyd’s In The Flesh tour, this being the fourth release in the past month (Pigs Fly Over America, Welcome To The Machine and Racial Violence being the other three). It is indeed a classic tour and the last time that the band truly toured the United States and Have A Cigar represents the final Boston concert with Roger Waters in the band. This is a superb sounding stereo audience recording made by the same one who made the second tape source of the 1975 show at the same venue.
Previous releases of this show include The Perfect Day on Ayanami, but this comes from the complete and unprocessed master that has recently been circulating. It is better sounding and longer than any other and is the definitive version of a spectacular show that is definitely worth having. This is Pink Floyd after touring for several months, so they are extremely tight, but before their frustrations began to surface in the New York concerts the following week. Waters shouts out “48” during “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” and comments at the end “The perfect end to a perfect day”.
The Cannonball label released this with Welcome To The Machine, the band’s May 9th show from the same tour at the same time. These two titles are part of their catalogue covering releases by The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin as well. The label utilizes the slimline jewel case as is common and include several interesting pictures like the Gilmour shot on the front and an outtake from the Animals photo shoot in the inside. In general this is an excellent release worth having that can be found very reasonably.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)