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#1
Smoking Blues - Montreux Casino, Montreux, FRA. 11/21/70 (2 CDR)
Fantastic sound for a 1970 PF recording. A must have for early Floyd collectors
Snb Boot CD>CDR    FBR 001/002 Funny Boot Records
Sound: A
Time  disc 1: 43:15      disc 2: 39:36
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:*****
Heres what the RoIO Database says about this show:
To me, this is the definitive 1970 RoIO! Of course, the BBC session (see "Libest Spacement Monitor") is also an excellent performance from that year (and with a little bit better sound quality). But, this time, we have a full concert. This is the best soundboard quality I ever heard for a concert from that year. It's particulary interesting to hear "Atom Heart Mother" without the brass section.
This is a soundboard recording and well worth seeking out, but one can see why it was not released. Dave has one of his trademark laughing attacks during FOS. During the closing segment of Cymbaline (after the footsteps sequence) there is a particularly bad and prolonged problem with the sound system, causing Dave to burst into laughter once again.  There is a minor amount of tape hiss, and a somewhat more annoying distortion during loud passages which prevent a Sup rating for this CD, but then again how often does a newly uncovered PF soundboard recording like this appear? The date must be 1970, rather than '69, because of the references to the AHM album. - THE HEDONIST
Disc: 1
1. Astronomy Domine 
2. Fat Old Sun 
3. Atom Heart Mother 
Disc: 2
1. Cymbaline 
2. Embryo 
3. Just Another Twelve Bar 
4. More Blues (fades out)

#2
The Man and the Journey - Concertgebow, Amsterdam, HOL 12/17/69 (1 CDR)
Another fantastic early PF boot. Very good sound
Snb Boot CD>CDR    GDR 9207 Great Dane Records
Sound: A
Time: 68:04
Flaws: None
Kahuna's Rating:****1/2
From the RIoI database:
Decent recording and performance. Interesting to hear Floyd merge all of these separate songs into 2 long suites. Though I like this performance, I prefer the 1970-1971 versions of these songs that were part of those tours. Nice cd packaging. Recommended. -Scott
"The Man" Suite
1. Daybreak                             6:42
2. Work/Afternoon                       5:08
3. Doing It                             1:20
4. Sleep (intro)                        1:22
5. Sleep                                2:14
6. Nightmare                            6:47
7. Daybreak/Part Two                    2:08
"The Journey" Suite
8. The Beginning                        3:04
9. Beset By The Creatures Of The Deep   6:13
10. The Narrow Way/Part Three            4:58
11. The Pink Jungle                      4:37
12. The Labyrinths Of Auximenes          2:53
13. Behold The Temple Of Light           3:36
14. The End Of The Beginning             6:22
Band:
           Roger Waters 
           Rick Wright 
           Nick Mason
           David Gilmour
 

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