Washington 1971 (Sigma 36)
Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington DC – November 16th, 1971
Disc 1 (57:42): The Embryo, Fat Old Sun, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Atom Heart Mother
Disc 2 (59:59): One Of These Days, Careful With That Axe Eugene, Cymbaline, Echoes
Pink Floyd’s November 16th show in Washington DC was perhaps the most requested show to be released by Sigma. It is a very good to excellent tape of the complete show from Floyd’s autumn tour and is interesting for being right before they entered Abbey Road Studios to record Dark Side Of The Moon. It has startling clarity and the attentive audience don’t interfere with the enjoyment of the performance. There are times throughout the show when the right channel is favored over the left but it’s never distracting. It was released previously on The Return of the Sons of Nothing on Gold Standard with a really nice upgrade on Process Of Creation(Highland HL250/251). Sigma smoothed over some of the rough spots on the tape, notably the gap between “The Embryo” and “Fat Old Sun” but the sound quality between Highland and Sigma sound identical.