Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon: Live at Wembley Empire Pool

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Originally released as part of The Dark Side of the Moon 50th Anniversary box set -- and first officially released as part of the 2011 Immersion and Experience reissues but originally bootlegged long before that --The Dark Side of the Moon: Live at Wembley 1974 features Pink Floyd performing the entirety of their then-recent album The Dark Side of the Moon during a tour stop at Empire Pool, the venue that would later be renamed Wembley Arena. Dark Side was Floyd's focus at this November 1974 gig, but it wasn't all they played. The first set in the show consisted of the band playing an early version of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," plus "Raving and Drooling" and "You Gotta Be Crazy," songs that later became "Sheep" and "Dogs" on Animals, while "Echoes" provided the encore. None of this material is here, of course: the first set is on the Immersion and Experience editions of Wish You Were Here from 2011, while "Echoes" is on the 2016 box set The Early Years: 1965-1972, which leaves this 2023 LP as a smooth, streamlined live version of an album that can sometimes seem entirely a studio creation. Here, it's clear that Pink Floyd figured out the furthest reaches of Dark Side as a collective and it's exciting to hear them play this material when it was still new; they sound as if they're still enjoying the exploration.

A1 Speak To Me
A2 Breathe (In The Air)
A3 On The Run
A4 Time
A5 The Great Gig In The Sky
B1 Money
B2 Us And Them
B3 Any Colour You Like
B4 Brain Damage
B5 Eclipse