London and New York: Harvest / EMI, 1977. Original promotional poster for a two performances by Pink Floyd at the Oakland Coliseum, touring behind their album, "Animals," released in January 1977.
"Animals" marked a daring and ambitious departure for Pink Floyd, moving from a pleasing pop-blues based sound that had won them international fame, to a dark, grisly concept album that had its creative origins in George Orwell's "Animal Farm, but was specifically a blistering critique of socio-political conditions of 1970s industrial Britain. The album's princpial symbol, the pig floating above the Battersea power station at Clapham Common, became an ongoing theme for the band that continued well into its next album, "The Wall," which delved further into themes of British cultural devolution.
The performance on May 9th at Oakland Coliseum is remembered as one of the greatest and most inspired of the band's career. "The band members seemed to enjoy the show just as much as their rapt audience. The show turned out to be the longest of any show on the tour, with the band delivering two powerful sets ["Animals" in a different sequence, "Wish You Were Here" in its entirety, and "Money" and "Us and Them" from "Dark Side Of The Moon"]. The audience was so enthusiastic that the group returned to the stage and performed "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" for the first time since 1973 and for last time ever."
Card stock, 28 x 18.5 inches. About Near Fine, with a few creases at the edges, bright and colorful overall.