Sunday, 3 March 2013

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

2 March 2013

Edinburgh Usher Hall

I have written earlier a bit about these tribute bands, for I believe there is a place for them.  They act as a sort of musical methadone for the addicted fans of performers who are now too old, too rich or too dead to tour regularly.  My limited experience of them leads me to believe if one is going to go along to see one, ensure you see the best.

And I think it is probably recognised that as Pink Floyd tribute acts go, the Australian Pink Floyd Show is about a good as you can get.  Consequently we were treated to a darned near faultless performance of a number of PF’s better known works.  The Dark Side of The Moon album was presented note perfect, with Echoes and One of These Days both sounding stronger than any live recordings I have heard of the original chaps performing it.  

Perhaps the vocals could have been a bit clearer in the mix this evening, and I was not convinced the sax player was actually playing his pieces, but other than that one could not fault these clearly very talented musicians. 

Unlike The Bootleg Beatles, say, no-one attempted to look like their real Floyd equivalents, and interaction with the crowd was pretty much limited to a “Thanks for coming along”.  Which, when I think about it, was pretty much by all accounts as much as Roger Waters would stretch to. 

Set list
Speak To Me
On The run
Breathe (reprise)
The Great Gig in The Sky
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in The Wall (part 2)
In The Flesh?
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts I-V)
Coming Back To Life
Wish You Were Here
One of These Days

Comfortably Numb
Run Like Hell

The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Edinburgh March 2013

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