Pink Floyd – In Rehearsal, 23rd March 1994
Universal Studios, Orlando, FLA
Artwork included (cover and disc)
Stunt Cock Records – SC002
- Shine On You Crazy Diamond (cuts in)
- Breathe Reprise
- High Hopes
- Wish You Were Here
- Another Brick In The Wall (Pt.2)
- Comfortably Numb
- Hey You
If the on-screen date on this footage is correct, and there’s no reason to suspect it isn’t, this recording was shot a week after the Norton Airforce Base recording was made and a week before The Division Bell Tour commenced in Miami. The source for this is the 2xVCD version which, unlike the other versions that currently circulate, runs at the correct speed. This isn’t a high quality affair by any means but it is an interesting hour-long peek at the dress rehearsals that preceded the tour.
The film is shot from two positions. Firstly from in front of the stage and then from roughly 30 degrees to stage left with a very short sequence zoomed on the players between the two. The audio is much better on the second half while the camera’s mic was off-phase to the PA.
Due mainly to the low light conditions this domestic camcorder footage was shot in, quite a lot of video noise is apparent on the source. This has been carefully and subtley reduced using a software filter.
So anyway, nothing new or breathtaking here. Just a rehash of existing stuff presented in a familiar and popular format and, as with everything I do along these lines, purely a labour of love.
Technical guff (from G-Spot).
The source VCD analysis;
352×240, 4:3, CBR 1900, 29.97 fps
MP2, 44.1, 320
720×480, 4:3, CBR 2200, 29.97 (i/l, bff)
AC3, 48, 320
3 x short bonuses: Ad for CD Remasters (Storm Studios), Ad for ‘Pulse’ (Storm Studios), Cnn News report.