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Record Details

Artist: David Gilmour
Title: Hamburg Echoes
Format: 2xCDBootleg
Label: The Swingin' Pig Records
Cat No: TSP-CD 5527/5528
Released: 2006
Genres: Prog Rock
Condition Mint
Status Have
Added To List 28th January 2015
Disc 1 | CD
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Disc 2 | CD
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Additional Information

Comments Recorded Live at "CCH" Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany - March 11, 2006.

Disc 1, Track 4 with David Gilmour on saxophone *** Disc 1, Track 8 includes „…happy birthday David…” from an audience and „…Ausgezeichnet…” from David *** Disc 2, Track 1 from „Obscured By Clouds” album, no known live performances… till this tour *** Disc 2, Track 2 from „The Division Bell” album, composed by Rick Wright *** Disc 2, Track 5 from „Barrett” album, composed by Syd Barrett, produced by David Gilmour *** Disc 2, Track 6 from „The Division Bell” album, composed by David Gilmour *** Disc 2, Track 7 after over 18 years break… last live performance at September 25th, 1987 (Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, USA) *** Disc 2, Track 10 with Rick Wright on vocal.

Hamburg Echoes documents the second date in Germany and third overall of the On An Island tour last spring. Unlike other recent releases by The Swingin’ Pig, this is not sourced from a radio broadcast but from an audience recording. The taper was in an excellent position and is able to produce a startling, three-dimensional stereo recording that captures the dynamics of the performance very well. Everything is clear and well balanced and it captures the elusive “live sound”. The only minor quibble is that, every once in a while, there are some loud shouts and whistles from members of the audience close to the microphone that drown out everything else. There are no cuts on the tape. It isn’t clear how many copies The Swingin’ Pig produce of each title, but this one is certainly worth seeking out.
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