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#266503 - 2017-07-31 21:28 Pink Floyd Tribute gig
Registered: 2011-08-22
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Not'arf Offline
Working on the ultimate question
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Registered: 2011-08-22
Posts: 1,394
Loc: Abruzzo, Italy
We're going to this in a couple of weeks:

Pink Floyd tribute

It's to be a playing of Animals & DSOTM in a giant yurt that holds 1,000 people, both albums adapted to be played by 16 musicians. Should be great

Better yet, it's to be held at Campo Imperatore, one of my very favourite spots on Earth; it's about 30 miles from here & is nicknamed "Italy's Tibet" as it is a 'flat' plateau surrounded by high mountains. The plateau itself is 1,500m up so you get some idea. At the far end of the plateau is an observatory at 2,100m (close to where Mussolini was once held captive!), so you can imagine the sky-clarity. Also, it might not be everyone's cup of tea but I love snakes & love to spot the (very rare) Orsini's Viper when I can. You should see the place in May; it's 80 sq km of wildflowers.

To me, DSOTM is the album equivalent of Blade Runner; I know it's great but it never quite does it for me. Animals though, I love.

Looking forward to it.


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#266811 - 2017-08-13 07:49 Re: Pink Floyd Tribute gig [Re: Not'arf]
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Well, we went to this last night & had a great time. The gig had been moved as Campo Imperatore has been subjected to several days of wildfire last week, unfortunately.

It was a really interesting experience; hearing both albums done as instrumentals & featuring brass & woodwind took some acclimatising, but once I'd tuned into the vibe, it was really enjoyable. There were 16 of them; keyboards, drummer, separate percussionist (gong & the like), trombones, french horn, violins, cello, double bass, clarinet, flute & what I've realised was a bass clarinet. Having a violin or a flute deputising for an electric guitar proved to be surprisingly effective & of course live music is just great.

Also, as I said in my OP, DSOTM had never really quite done it for me but I probably played it a dozen times over the last couple of weeks & now realise that it is a Great album. Magic.

That must be a relief to all the Floyd fanatics out there. smile


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5000C, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL G2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

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#266834 - 2017-08-13 17:00 Re: Pink Floyd Tribute gig [Re: Not'arf]
Registered: 2009-11-29
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Loc: Isle of Man
Glad you enjoyed it smile


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