Live at the Empire Pool

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Live at the Empire Pool
Live album by
Released 26 September 2011
7 November 2011
11 November 2016
Recorded 16 November 1974
Venue Empire Pool, Wembley Park, London
Genre Progressive rock
Length 131 minutes (approx.)
Language English
Label Pink Floyd Records, Legacy Recordings

Live at the Empire Pool is a live album by the progressive rock band, Pink Floyd, recorded by BBC Radio 1. The album has not been released as a standalone album but has been released in parts as part of other Pink Floyd releases; namely the Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here immersion box sets (2011) and The Early Years 1965-1972 box set (2016). The album was recorded during the British Winter Tour, 1974 at the Empire Pool, Wembley, England. The shows are notable for showcasing an early version of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" as well as very early versions of "Sheep" and "Dogs" under different titles – "Raving and Drooling" and "You've Got to Be Crazy", respectively. The tour also featured the whole of The Dark Side of the Moon album played as well as one of the final performances of "Echoes" before being resurrected briefly in 1987; this performance of "Echoes" is notable for featuring saxophone performed by Dick Parry.

The show was recorded by the BBC and broadcast on BBC Radio 1, minus "Echoes", on 11 January 1975 as part of Alan Freeman's programme.

The first three tracks were released as part of the Wish You Were Here Immersion box set in November 2011. The whole performance of Dark Side of the Moon was released two months earlier, in September 2011 as part of the Dark Side... Immersion box set. The encore, "Echoes", was not released until November 2016 when it was included in The Early Years 1965–1972 box set as part of Volume 7: 1967–1972 Continu/ation.

Track listing

The full album list is as follows:

The following tracks can be found in the Experience 2-CD and Immersion box set editions of Wish You Were Here:

  1. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (early version)
  2. "Raving and Drooling" (early version of "Sheep")
  3. "You've Got to Be Crazy" (early version of "Dogs")

The following tracks can be found in the Experience 2-CD and Immersion box set editions of The Dark Side of the Moon:

  1. "Speak to Me" (extended tape)
  2. "Breathe"
  3. "On the Run"
  4. "Time"
  5. "The Great Gig in the Sky"
  6. "Money"
  7. "Us and Them"
  8. "Any Colour You Like"
  9. "Brain Damage"
  10. "Eclipse"

The following track can be found in Volume 7: 1967–1972 Continu/ation of The Early Years 1965–1972 box set:

  1. "Echoes"


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