PINK FLOYD SHOW
EXPOSED IN THE LIGHT
Having sold over three million tickets in concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in demand touring entities currently operating, The Times described them as “The Gold Standard” and they have been labeled the best tribute band in the world.
Formed in Australia (go figure) in 1988, TAPFS, or Aussie Floyd as they are known by their fans, have been doing Pink Floyd for far longer than Pink Floyd did Pink Floyd.
In 1996, they played for David Gilmour at his birthday party, and drummer Nick Mason said on BBC 5 Live that TAPFS is "very good, probably better than we are."
After years of trying to convince me, my friend Michael finally got me to agree to see these guys and they are pretty friggin excellent! Recently, I went to my fourth show by the band and picked up this CD at their merchandise table.
I am not going to do a critique of the songs, as I assume everyone knows them.
While this album is probably best suited as a souvenir of the live performance, it does hold up well when listening to it. TAPFS has, after all, been practicing these songs for more than two decades.
And as the Scotland papers said, "If you closed your eyes, you would believe you were listening to the real thing."
Worth a listen, but if you want to the truth, you're better off trying to see the band live on their current tour across the US.
SET THE CONTROLS FOR
THE HEART OF THE SUN
THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY