Originally Posted by originalsnuffy
Re: Animals 5.1. Some of the interviews with James Guthrie indicated that the masters were in poor shape and that the tapes were lower audio quality than WYWY or DSOTM. So I do not expect much in the way of an expanded package.
I wonder why Echoes from 1974 Wembley was not released? They made a few errors, but overall it is a cool performance (with extra female vocalists and sax).
Agree that the 1977 Animals tours was good. Saw it in Oakland also. I don't remember if I was there the night they played Careful with That Axe Eugene. That was the tour where Roger got so irritated with fans that at one point he spit on them from the stage.
I think 1977 was the height of the crappy tape period, so perhaps that is what Guthrie meant (although I'm sure there are work-arounds).
Fortunately there is a very good RIO of Echoes '74 - but it would be nice to get an official version.
Yes, Oakland was where they played Eugene, and for the final time. It is actually quite funny to go onto youtube and hear recordings of Waters' cursing at the audience for lighting off firecrackers, etc. With the benefit of 30 years of hindsight, I find myself in complete agreement with his sentiments.