Pink Floyd
Radio City Music Hall
Manhattan, NY, USA
March 17, 1973

Recorder 1 - New-York-1st Generation
lineage: cass[1] > DAT[?] > CDR(?) > EAC > SHN

Recorder 2 - Master-DAT [48khz] (DVD 3 - Tape 9)
lineage: cass[M] > DAT@48khz > wav > shn@48khz

Recorder 4 - BASF LP35 low gen (24bit/96kHz)
lineage: Unknown gen Maxell XLII 90 (1986-7 type) cassette > Technics RS-B565 > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Reaper v4.76 > FLAC (24bit/96kHz)

*Mastering notes:*

These recordings were synced together using Reaperís built-in Elastique Pro veri-speed correction.

Recorder 2 is panned to the front speakers and recorder 1 is panned in the rear speakers. Recorder 2 is somewhere in the middle and Recorder 1 is further back in the venue. And although the quadrophonic surround elements arenít all that present, it still does restore a bit of ambience in the recording. There are still examples of some surround effects in the distance, however. Recorder 1 remains stereo for the whole show, so even though recorder 2 has many channel dropouts, the stereo image still remains intact - while still retaining the top end that recorder 2 has.

A new transfer of recorder 4 really helped this project, replacing various recorder dropouts in the first set. I decided to opt out of using the rest of recorder 4 for DSotM, since I donít think it really added to it. The top end distorts quite a bit in the second set and I found it more distracting than helpful. Regardless, it was extremely helpful for set 1.

All three recorders have been synced up to the correct speed. It was a bit tricky since the recorders were all over the place speed-and-pitch-wise. All recorders are going until Us And Them, when recorder 2 drops out. Recorder 2 does continue with Any Colour You like, but the quality degrades a lot by that point; lots of artifacting on the top end. So it has been left out.

Iíd like to thank the following for making this project possible:


Set 1:
01 Obscured By Clouds
02 When Youíre In
03 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
04 Careful With That Axe, Eugene
05 Echoes

Set 2:
The Dark Side of the Moon

03 One Of These Days

Blob - Jan 2022