The Black Knight – The Fishermen (Copenhagen, Denmark – August 1st 1988)

junio 1, 2008 at 12:12 am (The Black Knight)

Y siguen los aportes de Gothic Knight. Gracias

Género: Prog
Bitrate: 192Kb
Tamanho Ficheiro: 75Mb
Capas: Sim

This CD contains a previously unreleased mixer board recording of the Floyd performing as “The Fishermen” at a night club in Copenhagen on the early morning of August 1st 1988 (The Floyd played at Gentofte Stadium in Copenhagen on the evening of July 31). The performing artists for the night include David Gilmour (who speaks), Rick Wright (having some difficulties with his Keyboard), Jon Carin, Guy Pratt, Gary Wallis, Scott Page, Durga McBroom and an unidentified second singer. We are not sure if it’s Margret Taylor or Rachel Fury.

The band performs several R’N’B covers such as “Respect”, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” and “Superstition”. The quality of the tape is generally in very good condition, with a fair amount of tape hiss, which we decided not to remove.

Heres a bit of the story:

On the morning of August 1st 1988, several members of the touring Pink Floyd was invited to a small party at Annabels Night Club (Lille Kongensgade 16 at Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen.). This party was arranged by the Danish branch of EMI, most likely as a Birthday party for the Floyds personal security manager Barrie Knight. The low-key “Fishermen” gig was most likely not a planned event. Like so many times before “The Fishermen” seem to have taken to the stage using the in-house equipment, in a spur of the moment. The reason I guess this is because the person at the mixer board spend the first 20 minutes of the show struggling to get the different levels up. Guitars, vocals and piano (specifically) go up and down to a point where the otherwise, silent, David Gilmour, barks at the person at the mixer board.
The set for the evening consist of the “usual” Fishermen set of old Rhythm and Blues and motown classics, including Aretha Franklins “Respect” and “Rock Steady” and the unique rendition of Sugarhill Gangs “Rappers Delight” (First and only time you will hear the Pink Floyd play rap music).
The tape was bought on Ebay two months ago from a seller claiming to have gotten the tape from people working for the Danish branch of EMI. The tape also looks to be the original recording. However we believe it to be a 1st or 2nd gen recording.

02.Can’t Get Enough
04.My Girl
05.Rock Steady – Rapper’s Delight – Le Freak – Rock Steady
06.Master Blaster



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