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What it becomes an annual tradition, Pink Floyd quietly uploaded 18 Dark side of the moonRecent concerts on streaming services, as well as a collection of “alternative tracks” from their legendary 1973 album.

In December 2021, Pink Floyd similarly released dozens of unreleased concerts from 1970 to 1972 on streaming services by no stretch of the imagination; artists such as Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan have used this tactic in the past to extend recording rights.

In 2013, a Sony representative explained the release of Dylan’s uncirculated music by saying: Rolling Stone, “Copyright law in Europe has recently been extended from 50 to 70 years for anything registered in 1963 or later. Until then, there’s a new “Use it or lose it” clause. Basically it was said: “If you haven’t used the records in the first 50 years, you won’t get any more.”

The 18 concerts, none of which have been released in any official capacity, span from January 23, 1972 to December 9, 1972, with Pink Floyd workshopping, tweaking, and then perfecting. The dark side of the moon In full at every screening prior to the March 1973 issue. Pink Floyd’s entire four-night stand at London’s Rainbow Theater from February 17 to 20, 1972 is also available to stream.

The five-track bonus set, simply titled “Alternative Tracks 1972,” features trance remixes and “ultra-rare” alternative versions of five. Dark sideincluding a rough demo of “On the Run.”

Like the 2021 concert dump, all newly uploaded recordings with similar overall compositions are copyrighted by Pink Floyd Music Ltd., implying that they are the band’s official releases. However, with copyright seemingly restored, the concerts uploaded to the 2021 edition have since been pulled from streaming services, meaning the 2022 slate is probably not long for the digital world.

Here are 18 Pink Floyd live albums quietly added to streaming services:


Lives in Southampton Guildhall, UK, 23 January 1972
Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, February 5, 1972
Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 17 February 1972
Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 18 February 1972
Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 19 February 1972
Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 20 February 1972
Lives in Taiikukan, Tokyo, Japan, 3 Mar 1972
Live at the Osaka Festival Hall, Japan, March 8, 1972
Live at the Nakajima Sports Center, Sapporo, Japan, March 13, 1972.
Live at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, USA, 28 April 1972
Live at Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, 18 May 1972
Live at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, September 22, 1972
Live at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, 21 October 1972
Live at the Ernst-Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany, 12 November 1972.
Live at the Palais des Sports, Poitiers, France, 29 November 1972
Live at the Palais des Sports de L’Ile de la Jatte, Saint Ouen, France, 1 December 1972.
Live at the Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, 5 Dec 1972
Live at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, 9Dec72

Alternative Tracks 1972


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