“Copied disc-to-disc from an English underground generally unavailable in the U.S.A. in that day. Cover marks the arrival of artist Roy N. Oak to the Anytown shores. 2000 covers say “The passing of the Comet” instead.”
1. STM > MORTALITY SEQUENCE (20:47m)
2. MONEY > ECLIPSE fades out early (21:02m)
Side 1: Breathe/ On The Run/ Time/ Breathe (Reprise)/ The Great Gig In The Sky
Side 2: Money/ Us And Them/ Any Colour You Like/ Brain Damage/ Eclipse
Quality rating: Excellent stereo
The first pressing had plain labels as the “Oh Boy” yellow custom TAKRL label was not introduced until the next release (Cat Stevens – The Hoaxer’s Midnight Dream).Matrix number was ‘TOUR 1903 A/B’ for most copies, with the following exceptions: Copies on the Dessie Records label had ‘DESSIE A/B GR L29708’.
The title was very popular due to its outstanding sound and went through many re-pressings, some included back inserts and tri-colored slip sheets.
Just like all TAKRL releases, reissued in 1978 with a deluxe black & white cover.
RARITY RATING: *****(‘PASSING’ COVERS) ***(TRI COLOUR AND/OR BACK INSERT AND/OR CUSTOM PRINTED LABELS) *(ALL OTHERS)
Not a first pressing.
SOURCE: THE RAINBOW THEATRE LONDON 20.2.72.
Two more sources exist but none sound as good as what ended up on the original early pressings of the European first release.
. rec1 taped ONLY the entire 2nd set (OotD / CwtAE / Echoes / Blues / ASoS / StC)
. rec2 taped almost the entire show, cutting off over ASoS and missing StC
. rec3 is the all time called SBD but it’s audience really, only taped Eclipse suite (only that?)
rec1: MASTER > MD taped by Steve B. / 2nd set, Eclipse wasn’t taped EX-/VG+ 80:37m
rec2: 1st GENERATION taped by J. Baxter / cuts out in ASoS VG+/EX- 112:29m
rec3: The best of Tour 72 LP 1st pressing mint EX+ 41:48m