[With much help from Adam Winstanley and others]: In fact several concert
recordings exist of The Man and The Journey and many people probably
possess RoIOs of these pieces without realizing it. The Man and The Journey
were two parts of ``More Furious Madness From The Massed Gadgets of
Auximines'' and consisted of several well-known Floyd tunes linked into a
concept piece as follows:
MORE FURIOUS MADNESS FROM THE MASSED GADGETS OF AUXIMENIES
PART ONE: THE MAN (representing a day in the life of a man)
Daybreak ("Grantchester Meadows")
Work (Sawing, Hammering in a I<musical> fashion)
[the band was served afternoon tea on stage at this point]
Afternoon ("Biding My Time")
Doing It (instrumental) ("Grand Vizier's Garden Party, pt. 3")
PART TWO: THE JOURNEY
The Beginning ("Green is the Colour")
Beset By Creatures of the Deep ("Careful with that Axe, Eugene")
The Narrow Way ("The Narrow Way, pt. 3")
The Pink Jungle ("Pow R Toc H")
The Labyrinths of Auximines ("Moonhead")
Behold the Temple of Light
The End of the Beginning ("Saucerful of Secrets" -- final part)
The complete piece lasted about 70 minutes.
Officially, no. However, the following shows are known to be recorded and
are circulating on tape:
14 April 69: Royal Festival Hall, London (I think the original performance.
A tape of this show exists but is very very rare. Easily identifiable
because it has IO as an encore. A lot of people still list the 26jun69 show
as this show).
22 June 69: Free Trade hall, Manchester. Has Set the Controls as an encore,
tape contains lots of cuts
26 June 69: Royal Albert Hall, London. a.k.a. The Final Lunacy. Brass and
Choir on the closing section of a Journey. Two different recordings of this
show are available.
8th August 69: Plumpton Festival The Journey only -- Roger introduces it as
``the second half of... a kind of concept thing... we did around the
country a bit earlier this year.''
17 September 69: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Recorded and broadcasted by Dutch
radio, and the source of many RoIOs. Recently the (almost) complete concert
was rebroadcasted and treed on Echoes. This is the version to hunt for. The
broadcast only misses the non-musical parts (Work, the bird noises in
daybreak, etc.) and is in soundboard quality. This show had no encore.
Behold the Temple Of Light lacks keyboards, because Rick Wright left his
usual spot and ran to the big pipe organ of the Concertgebouw and plays
that during the 'The End of the Beginning' section.
There has been some debate as to who actually plays the trumpet during
Biding My Time. Conrado Daws and Karl Magnacca settled this by providing
the following information:
Rick Wright did, at least during live performances. We have a picture of
him playing it in a ``The Man''/``The Journey''-era concert, and, during
the trumpet portion of the song, you can hear Roger-esque bass but no
(This despite what you might have read in TAP.)
No one knows. Dave Gilmour said in an interview that it might have been
someone from Greek mythology, but he didn't know for sure.
Intrepid Echoesians have searched the 'Net, searched libraries, talked with
experts (or at least teachers of ancient Greek) and more, and have come up
with nothing solid.
There is a Belgian (mining) company called Auximines.