Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tour/'75 - 12" Sampler - Pink Floyd

This is a re-post to a post written in the Hebrew language a very long time ago. One of the first few posts in this blog.

This LP is an official promotional sampler from the U.S.A. It is not a bootleg or a fake or rip off as uneducated guesses might suggest. As my friends from the Yeeshkul! community say, there might be two reasons for releasing this LP at that time in 1975:

(1) "I seem to recall this was done because CBS secured worldwide release rights to Pink Floyd after 'Dark Side Of The Moon'. EMI only had Europe left and so released 'A Nice Pair' and then followed up with 'Tour/'75' to keep radio play of EMI products".

(2) "From what I understand it was called 'Tour 75' because it was released during 1975 to coincide with the tour that year. As was mentioned before, it was strictly a promo deal and has nothing to do with live stuff. Sort of like the 'now that you have seen them live, here is a sampler from other albums they made' thing".

It has a white cover with Pink Floyd, Tour/75' and song titles stamped on it.

Year: 1975
Country: U.S.A.
Cat. Number: SPRO 8116/7
Labels: White EMI promo labels

Track list:
1. The Gold It's In The...
2. Wots... Uh The Deal
3. Free Four
4. One Of These Days
5. Fat Old Sun
6. Astronomy Domine
7. Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Last 2 songs are live versions taken from Ummagumma.

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