April 10, 1975
Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA
Transcribed by Phil Salathe
NOTES: 1. There are so many instances of applause and cheering in
this recording that I've probably missed more than one; 2. This is a
very boomy, muddy recording, but I think that's due not to the taper but
rather to acoustical problems with the venue. The tape is actually
pretty clear, in its way; 3. Easily the worst performance, in terms of
the number of mistakes, that I've heard from post-DSotM Floyd. I suspect
poor sound in the venue didn't help.
Raving and Drooling cuts in right at start of song; during intro:
Woman in crowd: Jerry? Jerry? (shades of March
Very "boomy" sound, vocals a bit in background. Roger misses the
transition to the midsection of the song, hitting E rather than D.
Applause at that point.
Eugene/Pow R Toc H style noises by Roger, backwards cymbal noises too.
Song ends, applause.
Dave(?): [Good evening!]
Tuning; crowd whistling, cheering, shouting "Do it!", "Yeah!"
Roger: [We just, uh...] We just have to sort out why [this is all
so] [buggered? bottom?] [...]...take about two minutes. [...]
Roger: Okay. This-- this next piece is another new tune, and it's
called You've Got To Be Crazy.
YGBC starts up.
Mic moves around right after "all alone/dragged down by the stone".
Dave forgets line between "that I'm just being used" and "creeping
malaise"; then he botches the lyrics again, singing "everyone's a killer"
in place of "you could be a winner".
Dave(?): Thank you.
Clicking noises that vaguely resemble the intro to Money, but are
probably just patch cords being switched; crowd cheers louder.
Blast of feedback.
More tuning; crowd is very noisy.
Roger: We've got another tune [to play you].
Keyboard prep; crowd noise.
Roger: Okay. This is another [new thing], and it's called Shine On
You Crazy Diamond.
SOYCD 1-5 starts; crowd is still noisy. Then applause breaks out,
subsides, and is followed by whistling. Then a whistle near mic prompts:
Roger probably: Shhhhhh!
Crowd quiets down.
Cheers at entrance of Syd's Theme; synth drops out completely there,
until drums come in.
Roger plays a fairly prominent wrong note at "Childhood and stardom".
Cheering at end of SOYCD 1-5.
Have a Cigar is pretty ragged, sounds like they're a little out of
Dave misses a couple of chord changes in the last few bars.
SOYCD 6-9; Roger sings "Nobody knows..." and "Pile on..." lines WAY
out of tune!
Rick gets out of sync right before the drums enter in SOYCD 8; misses
a couple of clavinet notes later on.
SOYCD 9 has two big bursts of applause.
Roger: Thank you. [OK,], we're gonna take a break, and come back
and do [...]
Man near taper: What'd he say?
Tapes cuts in during Speak to Me; audience claps in rhythm.
firecracker goes off, audience cheers, whistles.
Someone near taper: [...] that black thing, [...], stays up in the
Burst of cheering.
Loud, rhythmic breathing during second half.
Very slight hesitation between Speak to Me and first chord of Breathe.
Breathe: Dave misses "Don't be" in "Don't be afraid to care", and
sings "tears you'll give and tears you'll cry".
On the Run; firecracker near end; applause at end.
Nick a little out of sync in intro to Time.
Loud applause at first line of Time.
Roger misses prominent note towards end of vocal solo in Great Gig.
Money: instead of "New car, caviar" verse, Dave messes up and sings "Hi
Brain Damage: Roger screws up this time, singing "The lunatic is in
my head", TWICE, instead of "The lunatic is on the grass".
Roger and Dave: [Thank you very much.] Thank you very much. Good
night. [Thank you.]
Roger: [Brian], can we [...], or should we just [turn it on]?
Burst of cheering.
Roger: [Thank you for coming], this is called Echoes.
Echoes; big cheer at first 'seagull' noise.
Dave/Roger: [...] Thank you very much! Good night!