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BBC Music Day honours Syd Barrett

Blue Plaque for Syd

As part of the BBC’s Music Day which took place on the 15 June 2017, a Blue Plaque for Syd was unveiled at Anglia Ruskin University.  In Syd’s day the University was called the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and here is where Syd studied art.  The Blue Plaque appears on the original arts building.  The plaque was unveiled by his sister, Rosemary Breen, who said that Syd would “have loved it.” 

By the time Syd was studying at the College he was already making the first steps in his career as a musician and was performing locally.

 

Celebrating Syd – Cambridge – 27 October 2016

Syd played his last ever concert in 1972 in the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, Syd’s hometown.  Forty-four years later, fans, friends and family of Syd joined together to celebrate his extraordinary life. The video here encapsulates this special evening.

The event included the unveiling of a memorial to Syd; providing a psychedelic image of Syd within its hypnotic wheel.  A celebratory concert followed this with memories and music as Men on the Border together with the Sandviken Symphony Orchestra and lights by Peter Wynne-Willson, interpreted the music of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd.

The concert featured symphonic interpretations of Barrett classics from his solo albums The Madcap Laughs and Barrett including the likes of Octopus and Terrapin with the repertoire flanked by an interpretation of Floyd’s High Hopes. The concert included lighting from Peter Wynne Willson who worked with Pink Floyd between 1966 and 1968 when he created light shows for their performances at UFO and the Roundhouse and went on to design the lighting for the band’s UK, European and American gigs and tours as well as having worked with Roger Waters, Radiohead and U2. Narration for the concert was performed by playwright, writer and former friend of Syd, David Gale.

Click here for a gallery of images from this event

Comments:

Here are comments from some of those who worked together to make this evening possible:

It was an absolute honour to work with the Barrett family on providing a lasting memorial to the life and legacy of Cambridge’s most famous musical son…
Neil Jones
Operations Director, Cambridge Live and organiser of ‘Syd Barrett – A Celebration’.

This concert was a joyful gathering of many who knew and loved Syd.
Syd brightens the globe again!
Kathleen Harty

This was not just for those who loved Syd … but also for those Syd loved …. and the buzz of loved ones was apparent.
What an honour all round.
Libby Gausden Chisman – Girlfriend of Syd.

(c) Jo Randall

Syd’s early and late songs, separated by a blast of fame that elated him then laid him low, are more numerous than many people imagine. In the hands and guitars of Men on the Border and the fifty-five members of the Sandviken Symphony Orchestra, Syd’s songs aren’t just reproduced as respectful covers, they are rearranged and reinterpreted to considerable effect.
David Gale – Schoolfriend of Syd and also show narrator

The depth of sound this brought to the cavernous space that is The Corn Exchange was astonishing and made for a moving interpretation of Syd’s music. Pete Wynne Willson’s analogue slide show brought the whole building into relief with a mass of swirling colour, as images of Syd were projected onto the backdrop of the stage.
Jenny Spires – Girlfriend of Syd

(c) Jo Randall

Solo En Las Nubas, Spain

“The concert was outstanding. Men on the Border were great, and arrangements of Sandviken Symphony Orchestra were colossal. “Astronomy Domine” left more than one without speaking, and the same can be said of “High Hopes” and a big surprise, “Milky Way”, which although not very faithful to the original (which is actually a demo) it was an attractive piece pop, especially with the star constellations adorning the Corn Exchange.”

There Goes The Fear, USA

“All of the performances were perfect renditions of Barrett’s back catalogue, cleverly constructed around the theme of seasons, starting in autumn and culminating in summer. Narrated by Barrett’s old classmate and playwright David Gale, it perfectly captured Barrett’s life. The personal touch of Gale’s storytelling allowed complete immersion into his life, aided by the ever-present lighting of Pink Floyd’s former lighting man Peter Wynne-Wilson, it was impossible to break free from those biographical moments. Taking us through the entire of Barrett’s life, including the separation from Pink Floyd and his more questionable moments, every part was produced to be true to his memory without painting a false picture.”

Sabotage Times, UK

“In the auditorium, the fifty-piece Sandviken Symphony Orchestra, flown in from Sweden, is waiting quietly, all tuned up already with Nordic efficiency, and Peter Wynne-Willson’s museum-piece lights kept from the very early Pink Floyd shows are painting the walls in shifting psychedelic pools and bubbles of brightly coloured oil. What we’re about to see is a performance of some of Syd’s works woven into a narrative of his life. The electric band fronting the show are Men on the Border, also Swedish, five guys even older than me. Evidently, the crazy Swedes are crazy for Syd. The songs are well picked from Syd’s oeuvre, pinpointing the biographical, but the orchestral arrangements, wonderful as they are, impose a uniformity on songs that stood sparsely apart from one another in their original forms.”

Cambridge Independent, UK

“The gig, which lasted over two hours, featured symphonic interpretations of songs from Barrett’s two solo albums, The Madcap Laughs and Barrett, including songs such as Octopus and Terrapin, as well as a version of Floyd’s High Hopes off 1994’s The Division Bell. Narration was provided by playwright, writer and friend of Syd’s, David Gale. At the end of the concert, an image of a still-life painting of pink and red flowers, the colours of love and friendship, was shown on the screen behind. It was revealed that this was the last thing Syd Barrett ever painted and was a gift to his sister, Rosemary. Rosemary was then presented with a bunch of flowers the same as those in the painting. An emotional end to an emotional tribute to a much-loved Cambridge icon.”

Brain Damage, UK

“Following the artwork unveiling, the main event was the very enjoyable – and for some, quite emotional – concert featuring Swedish band Men on the Border backed by the 50-piece Sandviken Symphony Orchestra who hail from the same town in Sweden as the band. MotB covered a wide range of Barrett songs, with some dramatic and unexpected symphonic interpretations on offer. The concert also featured narration from acclaimed playwright, and former school friend of Syd, David Gale, and suitably psychedelic lighting – not just on the stage, but covering the walls, ceilings and even some of us in the audience of the Corn Exchange – by Peter Wynne-Willson, who was responsible for the Floyd’s early light shows between 1966-68.”

Pink Floyd Facebook page

“Last night, the Cambridge Corn Exchange saw Syd Barrett’s family, friends, and fans all come together for a celebration of the man and his music. The concert featured Swedish band Men on the Border performing Syd’s songs, as well as a few of their own, backed by the 50-piece Sandviken Symphony Orchestra. Lighting was provided by Peter Wynne-Willson who worked with Pink Floyd between 1966-1968. A permanently sited artwork, a memorial to Syd, was also unveiled in the foyer of the Corn Exchange.”

We Are Cult

“Following the artwork unveiling, there was a live public concert featuring Swedish band Men on the Border, the only band in the world who play the solo music of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, backed by the 50-piece Sandviken Symphony Orchestra who hail from the same town in Sweden as the band. The concert also featured narration from acclaimed playwright, and former school friend of Syd, David Gale, lighting by Peter Wynne Wilson who worked with Pink Floyd between 1966 and 1968 plus two members of P-Floyd, one of the foremost Pink Floyd concept bands in the world.”

Cambridge News, UK

Peter Wynne Willson, an internationally-renowned lighting designer (and inventor), who worked with Pink Floyd at their 60s psychedelic peak (between 66 and 68) put on a light show that was out of this world: sometimes literally, as the backdrop was illuminated with constellations, multi-coloured swirls, pictures of Syd and the musician’s own artwork, and various points in the evening. Not only the main tribute band of the evening –Men on the Border –but also the impressive Sandviken Symphony Orchestra, Pünk Floyd who entertained crowds in the foyer before the concert and during the interval AND guest musicians Jan Stumsner and Peter Holmstedt from P-Floyd are all Swedes. We always knew our Nordic neighbours were the best! At the end of the day, despite the upheavals and tumult in his life, it was all about Syd’s music. And what better proof of how well the music has stood the test of time than this one-off, inspiring and uplifting celebration. Syd: Cambridge did you proud.”

BOOK NOW for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

 

 

Just a reminder that tickets for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains are now on sale. The exhibition, held at London’s V&A, runs from 13 May – 1 October 2017.

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has announced the first major international retrospective of Pink Floyd, one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands. To mark 50 years since the band released their first single Arnold Layne, and over 200 million record sales later, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Moral Remains experience will be a spectacular and unparalleled audio-visual journey through Pink Floyd’s unique and extraordinary worlds; chronicling the music, design, and staging of the band, from their debut in the 1960s through to the present day. The exhibitionn marks the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd’s remaining members and is promoted by Michael Cohl and Iconic Entertainment Studios.

Follow this link to book your place.

Unforgettable Diamond Exhibition

US AND THEM – Pink Floyd Webzine
is pleased to announce a two-days exhibition
SYD BARRETT – UNFORGETTABLE DIAMOND
17th – 18th September 2016
Teatro Comunale , Viale della Repubblica , Alessandria – Italy

This year is the tenth anniversary of the death of Syd Barrett and we`re organising a two-days exhibition, 17th and 18th September 2016 in the Alessandria Theater (Italy), to remember him.
Our exhibition will be remembering the life and work of Syd Barrett and will also including his story with his friends words and the words of people who might not even have been alive when Syd was kicking.
We will presenting an exhibition of records and memorabilia, video shows and live concerts.
I felt that you would be the most enlightening voice that could say something to remember him at our two-days event.
Thank you very much for considering this request.
Thank you for helping us to publicize this exhibition, of course we invite you!
If you have more questions please e-mail me :
g.dns@arcor.de

Sincerely,
Giulia Di Nardo-Spies

Website http://www.usandthem.de
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/www.usandthem.de
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1036476686407542/
Program
SEP 17 2016
Doors open
3:30pm
Exhibition: Syd Barrett – Unforgettable Diamond ( Life and Work, Records, Memorabilia, Video-Shows)
17:00pm
Concert: Partecipating artists include
LODOVICO ELLENA (ex-Effervescent Elephants) and
LA FORMA DELLE NUVOLE (with Dario Antonetti founder of The Vegetable Man Project)
will be playing a selection of Syd Barrett’s songs.
SEP 18 2016
Doors open
10:00am
Exhibition: Syd Barrett – Unforgettable Diamond ( Life and Work, Records, Memorabilia, Video-Shows)
17:00pm
Symposium dedicated to Syd Barrett with Luciano Cassulo ( exhibition curator and Us And Them Director), Giulia Di Nardo-Spies ( exhibition cutator, Us And Them contributor and webmaster), Stefano Girolami ( Lunatics – Pink Floyd Collectors Club), Nino Gatti ( Lunatics – Pink Floyd Collectors Club, presenting his book “Syd Barrett – Alle Soglie Dell’Alba”).

Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965 – 1972

PINK FLOYD

‘The Early Years 1965-1972’

Released: 11 November 2016

 Unreleased demos, TV appearances and live footage from the Pink Floyd archives

  • 6 volumes plus a bonus EXCLUSIVE ‘Extras’ package across 27 discs
  • Over 20 unreleased songs including 1967’s Vegetable Man and

In the Beechwoods

  • Remixed and updated versions of the music from ‘Zabriskie Point’
  • 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio
  • 15 hours 35 mins of video including rare concert performances, interviews and 3 feature films

 * 2 CD selection set ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION’ also available *

On 11 November 2016, Pink Floyd released ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’. Pink Floyd have delved into their vast music archive, back to the very start of their career, to produce a deluxe 27-disc boxset featuring 7 individual book-style packages, including never before released material.

The box set contains TV recordings, BBC Sessions, unreleased tracks, outtakes and demos over an incredible 12 hours, 33 mins of audio (made up of 130 tracks) and over 15 hours of video. Over 20 unreleased songs including 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio, plus more than 5 hours of rare concert footage are included, along with meticulously produced 7” singles in replica sleeves, collectable memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes. Previously unreleased tracks include 1967’s Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods which have been newly mixed for the release.

‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ gives collectors the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in cultural revolutions from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, one of the biggest selling albums of all time.  From the single Arnold Layne to the 20-minute epic Echoes, fans can see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic through to Syd’s departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.

In addition to the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION’ is also available through Pink Floyd Records.

Each individual book-style package will be released separately early in 2017, except ‘BONUS CONTINU/ATION’ which is exclusive to this box set.

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Product overview:

 1965-1967  CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION

Covering Syd Barrett’s time with the band, from the pre-EMI demos, through the non-album hit singles and related tracks, the first volume also features previously unreleased tracks like Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods (newly mixed), plus BBC session recordings. Pink Floyd have also acquired the tapes of an unreleased 1967 concert in Stockholm.

The DVD/Blu-ray includes historic TV performances plus some of Pink Floyd’s own film material.

1968             GERMIN/ATION              

This volume explores the time immediately after Syd Barrett’s departure, when Pink Floyd were still writing singles and at the same time developing their own unique, more instrumentally-based style. There are non-album single releases, plus a recently discovered session at Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles, BBC sessions and other tracks.

DVD/Blu-ray includes the recently restored promo clip of Point Me At The Sky, some international TV performances and a selection of song material from other television shows.

1969             DRAMATIS/ATION

In 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’, covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Never released in that form, however some of the songs were used on the ‘More’ soundtrack and the ‘Ummagumma’ album. This volume refers back to ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’ tour with live performances in Amsterdam and for the BBC in London, but also includes the bonus tracks from the ‘More’ soundtrack that were used in the film but not on record, plus non-album tracks like the early version of Embryo from the Harvest sampler ‘Picnic’.

Video material includes 20 minutes of ‘The Man’/‘The Journey’ rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, directed by Anthony Stern, including Afternoon (Biding My Time), The Beginning (Green Is The Colour), Cymbaline, Beset By Creatures Of The Deep and The End Of The Beginning (the last part of A Saucerful Of Secrets), plus other live performance footage from that year.

1970          DEVI/ATION                                                                

At the end of 1969 and in the early part of 1970, Pink Floyd recorded and mixed their contribution to Michelangelo Antonioni’s alternative view of US society, ‘Zabriskie Point’. 3 songs were released on the soundtrack album, and a further 4 in the expanded CD edition in 1997. Never released on one Pink Floyd disc, this volume compiles remixed and updated versions of the ‘Zabriskie Point’ audio material.

In the same year, Pink Floyd scored their first UK Number One album with ‘Atom Heart Mother’, a collaboration with Ron Geesin, and the audio includes the first performance for the BBC, featuring an orchestra and choir, as well as, on DVD, the original Quad mix.

Video material includes a full hour of Pink Floyd performing live at San Francisco cable TV station KQED plus extracts from historic performances of ‘Atom Heart Mother’, and material from French TV coverage of the St. Tropez festival in Southern France.

1971     REVERBER/ATION                                                                     

In 1971 Pink Floyd recorded the ‘Meddle’ album, containing the LP side-long ‘Echoes’, regarded by many as laying the groundwork for ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, and, as such, is an important part of the Pink Floyd canon.

This package includes part of the original demos, when the project gestated from ‘Nothing’ to ‘Return Of The Son Of Nothing’, as well as a contemporary BBC session recording.

Audio-visual material includes the original unreleased Quad mix of ‘Echoes’ but also material of live band performances in 1971, including songs performed with Roland Petit and his Marseille ballet company.

1972        OBFUSC/ATION                                                                  

In 1972 Pink Floyd travelled to Hérouville, north of Paris, to record at Strawberry Studios there, based in the town’s Chateau. In a remarkable two weeks, they wrote and recorded one of their most cohesive albums, ‘Obscured By Clouds’, the soundtrack to Barbet Schroeder’s ‘La Vallée’.

1972 saw the release of ‘Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii’, a film of the band performing without an audience in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben. The video material includes the performances from the ‘Live At Pompeii’ film, edited to new 5.1 audio mixes, plus material from contemporary French TV as well as performances from Brighton Dome in June 1972 and further performances with the Roland Petit ballet company.

BONUS        CONTINU/ATION (Exclusive to ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ box set)

A bonus CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc package includes a CD of early BBC radio sessions, the audio tracks from the film ‘The Committee’, Pink Floyd’s live soundtrack to the 1969 NASA moon landings, and more.

Audio-visual material includes 3 feature films: ‘The Committee’, ‘More’ and ‘La Vallée’ (Obscured By Clouds), plus more live footage and festival performances by the band.

 

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Track Listings:  ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION’

CD 1:

Arnold Layne (Single)                                                                                          2.56

See Emily Play       (Single)                                                                                2.55

Matilda Mother (2010 remix)                                                                            3.58

Jugband Blues (2010 remix)                                                                              3.01

Paintbox (Single B Side)                                                                          3.49

Flaming (BBC Session, 25 Sept 1967)                                                 2.36

In The Beechwoods (2010 mix)                                                                        4.42

Point Me At The Sky (Single)                                                                            3.40

Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Single B Side version)                            5.46

Embryo (Harvest Records sampler ‘Picnic’)                                                  4.35

Ummagumma Radio Ad (Capitol US)                                                            0.22

Grantchester Meadows (BBC Session, 12 May 1969)                                3.55

Cymbaline (BBC Session, 12 May 1969)                                                        3.43

Interstellar Overdrive (Live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Aug 1969)             4.19

Green Is The Colour(BBC Session, 12 May 1969)                                       3.21

Careful With That Axe, Eugene(BBC Session, 12 May 1969)                  3.26

Total: 57 mins 27 secs approx..

CD 2:

On The Highway (Zabriskie Point remix)                                                     1.17

Auto Scene Version 2 (Zabriskie Point remix)                                              1.13

The Riot Scene (Zabriskie Point Remix, Us & Them – piano/bass only)            1.40

Looking At Map(Zabriskie Point remix)                                                        1.56

Take Off (Zabriskie Point remix)                                                                     1.19

Embryo (alternative version)(BBC Session, 16 July 1970)                                   10.45

Atom Heart Mother (Live Montreux, 21 Nov 1970) (Band only)                          18.33

Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress)                                                 7.06

Childhood’s End (2016 remix)                                                             4.33

Free Four (2016 remix)                                                                           4.16

Stay (2016 remix)                                                                                     4.06

Total: 58 mins 44 secs approx..

 Unreleased track/version

 

­1965-67  CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION

CD 1:

1965 Recordings*:
1. Lucy Leave*                                                                 2.57

  1. Double O Bo* 2.57
  2. Remember Me* 2.46
  3. Walk With Me Sydney* 3.11
  4. Butterfly* 3.00
  5. I’m A King Bee* 3.13
  6. Arnold Layne 2.57
  7. See Emily Play 8.57
  8. Apples And Oranges                 3.05
  9. Candy And A Currant Bun 2.45
  10. Paintbox 3.48
  11. Matilda Mother (2010 mix) 4.01
  12. Jugband Blues (2010 mix) 3.01
  13. In The Beechwoods (2010 mix) 4.43
  14. Vegetable Man (2010 mix) 2.32
  15. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix) 4.43

 Total: 50 mins, 32 secs approx.

Tracks 1-11 mono.

Tracks 12-16 stereo

*including Rado Klose on guitar and Juliette Gale on vocals on ‘Walk With Me Sydney’

CD 2: 

Live in Stockholm 1967:
1. Introduction                                                                                0.25

  1. Reaction in G 7.18
  2. Matilda Mother 5.34
  3. Pow R. Toc H. 11.56
  4. Scream Thy Last Scream 4.00
  5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 7.17
  6. See Emily Play 3.16
  7. Interstellar Overdrive 8.57

Please note: the above tracks feature vocals recorded at a less than optimum level

John Latham (studio recordings 1967)

  1. John Latham Version 1 4.32
  2. John Latham Version 2 5.06
  3. John Latham Version 3 3.45
  4. John Latham Version 4 2.59
  5. John Latham Version 5 2.48
  6. John Latham Version 6 3.17
  7. John Latham Version 7 2.36
  8. John Latham Version 8 2.49
  9. John Latham Version 9 2.38

 Total: 79 mins, 13 secs approx.

Tracks 1-8 recorded live Sept 10, 1967 at Gyllene Cirkeln, Stockholm, Sweden

DVD/Blu-ray

  1. Chapter 24: Syd Barrett in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridgeshire, UK 1966 / Pink Floyd at EMI Studios, London, April 1967 3.40
  2. Nick’s Boogie: recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick’s Boogie at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, January 11, 1967 / 6.36

Live at UFO, The Blarney Club, London, January 13, 1967

  1. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Scene – Underground’ UFO at The Blarney Club, London, January 27, 1967 4.15
  2. Arnold Layne: promo video. Wittering Beach, UK, early 1967 2.54
  3. Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett and Roger Waters interview: BBC ‘The Look Of The Week’ – BBC Studios, 9.22

London, May 14, 1967

  1. The Scarecrow: ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.05
  2. Jugband Blues: ‘London Line’ promo video, 1967, London 2.58
  3. Apples And Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview: ‘American Bandstand’, Los Angeles, USA, November 7, 1967 4.51
  4. Instrumental Improvisation: BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’, London, December 12, 1967 2.11

10. Instrumental Improvisation: ‘Die Jungen Nachtwandler’

1968  GERMIN/ATION

CD

  1. Point Me At The Sky 3.40
  2. It Would Be So Nice 3.46
  3. Julia Dream 2.34
  4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (single version) 5.46
  5. Song 1, Capital Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968                                 3.19
  6. Roger’s Boogie, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968 4.35

BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968:

  1. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)                                   3.38
  2. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) 7.18
  3. Let There Be More Light 4.32
  4. Julia Dream 2.50

BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1968:

  1. Point Me At The Sky 4.25
  2. Embryo 3.13
  3. Interstellar Overdrive 9.37

Total: 59 mins, 14 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray

‘Tienerklanken’, Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 February 1968:                                                                               22.28

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. The Scarecrow
  3. Corporal Clegg
  4. Paintbox
  5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  6. See Emily Play
  7. Bike
  1. Apples And Oranges: ‘Vibrato’, Brussels, Belgium, February 1968 3.03

‘Bouton Rouge’, Paris, France, 20 February 1968:                                                                                 13.35

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Flaming
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  4. Let There Be More Light

 Paintbox: ‘Discorama’, Paris, France, 21 February 1968 3.40

  1. Instrumental Improvisation: ‘The Sound Of Change’, London, UK, March 1968 2.15
  2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: ‘All My Loving’, London, UK, 28 March 1968 2.40
  3. It Would Be So Nice (excerpt): ‘Release-Rome Goes Pop’, Rome, Italy, April 1968 1.21
  4. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Pop 68’, Rome, Italy, 6 May 1968 6.59

‘Tienerklanken – Kastival’, Kasterlee, Belgiu, 31 August 1968:                                                                       3.48

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. + Roger Waters interview

‘Samedi et Compagnie’, Paris, France, 6 September 1968:                                                                                5.31

  1. Let There Be More Light
  2. Remember A Day
  3. Let There Be More Light: ‘A L’Affiche du Monde’, London, UK, 1968 1.53

‘Tous En Scene’, Paris, France, 21 October 1968:                                                                                 6.39

  1. 23. Let There Be More Light
  2. Flaming
  1. Let There Be More Light: ‘Surprise Partie’, Paris, France, 1 November 1968 6.35
  2. Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968 3.19

Total: 84 mins, 18 secs approx.

1969 DRAMATIS/ATION

CD 1:

‘More’ album non-album tracks
1. Hollywood (non-album track)                                              1.21

  1. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) 5.38
  2. More Blues (Alternative version) 3.49
  3. Seabirds (non-album track) 4.20
  4. Embryo (from ‘Picnic’, Harvest Records sampler) 4.43

BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969:

  1. Grantchester Meadows 3.36
  2. Cymbaline 3.38
  3. The Narrow Way 4.48
  4. Green Is The Colour 3.21
  5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 3.26

Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969:

  1. Interstellar Overdrive 4.20
  2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.25
  3. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 10.09
  4. A Saucerful Of Secrets 13.03

Total: 68 mins, 50 secs approx.

CD 2:

Part 1: ‘The Man’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969

  1. Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows) 8.14
  2. Work 4.12
  3. Afternoon (Biding My Time) 6.39
  4. Doing It 3.54
  5. Sleeping 4.38
  6. Nightmare (Cymbaline) 9.15
  7. Labyrinth 1.10

Part 2: ‘The Journey’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969

  1. The Beginning (Green Is The Colour) 3.25
  2. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) 6.27
  3. The Narrow Way, Part 3 5.11
  4. The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.) 4.56
  5. The Labyrinths Of Auximines 3.20
  6. Footsteps / Doors 3.12
  7. Behold The Temple Of Light 5.32
  8. The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful of Secrets) 6.31

Total: 76 mins, 36 secs approx..

DVD/Blu-ray:

‘Forum Musiques’, Paris, France, 22 January 1969:                                                                             19.25

  1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

David Gilmour interview

  1. A Saucerful Of Secrets

3. ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’: Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, April 14, 1969: 14.05

Afternoon (Biding My Time)

The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)

Cymbaline

   Beset By Creatures Of The Deep

   The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)

  Essencer Pop & Blues Festival, Essen, Germany, October 11 1969:                                               19.14

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  2. A Saucerful Of Secrets

 Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel,                                                         27.53

Amougies Mont de l’Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969:

6, Green Is The Colour

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
  2. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

 9.Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa 11.26

Total: 71 mins, 14 secs approx.

1970  DEVI/ATION

CD 1:

  1. Atom Heart Mother live in Montreux, 21 Nov 1970 17.58

BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970:

  1. Embryo 11.10
  2. Fat Old Sun 5.52
  3. Green Is The Colour 3.27
  4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 8.25
  5. If 5.47
  6. Atom Heart Mother with choir, cello & brass ensemble 25.30

Total: 78 mins, 8 secs approx..

CD 2:

Unreleased tracks from the ‘Zabriskie Point’ soundtrack recordings:

  1. On The Highway 1.16
  2. Auto Scene Version 2 1.13
  3. Auto Scene Version 3 1.31
  4. Aeroplane 2.18
  5. Explosion 5.47
  6. The Riot Scene 1.40
  7. Looking At Map 1.57
  8. Love Scene Version 7 5.03
  9. Love Scene Version 1 3.26
  10. Take Off 1.20
  11. Take Off Version 2 1.12
  12. Love Scene Version 2 1.56
  13. Love Scene (Take 1) 2.16
  14. Unknown Song (Take 1) 5.56
  15. Love Scene (Take 2) 6.40
  16. Crumbling Land (Take 1) 4.09
  1. Atom Heart Mother Early studio version, band only 19.15

Total: 67 mins, 9 secs approx.

DVD 1:

An Hour with Pink Floyd:

KQED, San Francisco, USA, 30 April 1970:

  1. Atom Heart Mother 17.37
  2. Cymbaline 8.38
  3. Grantchester Meadows 7.37
  4. Green Is The Colour 3.31
  5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 9.09
  6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.37

Total: 59 mins, 9 secs approx.

 Audio only:

Atom Heart Mother album original 4.0 Quad mix 1970:

  1. Atom Heart Mother 23.42
  2. If 4.31
  3. Summer ’68 5.29
  4. Fat Old Sun 5.24
  5. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast 13.01

Total: 52 mins, 7 secs approx.

DVD 2:

‘Pop Deux – Festival de St. Tropez’, France, 8 August 1970:

Part 1:

  1. Cymbaline (sound check) 3.54
  2. Atom Heart Mother 13.46
  3. Embryo 11.23

Part 2:

  1. Green Is The Colour/
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12.21
  3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.07

Roland Petit Ballet, Paris, France, 5 December 1970:

  1. Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3 live in the studio 3.28
  2. Embryo 2.39

 Blackhill’s Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, UK, 18 July 1970:

  1. Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir 21.15

Total: 80 mins, 53 secs approx.

 All DVD content is included on one blu-ray.

1971  REVERBER/ATION

CD:

  1. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) 7.01

BBC Radio Session, 30 September 1971:

  1. Fat Old Sun 15.33
  2. One Of These Days 7.19
  3. Embryo 10.43
  4. Echoes 26.25

Total: 67 mins 1 sec approx.

DVD/Blu-ray:

‘Aspekte’ feature                                                                               9.51

  1. Interview + Atom Heart Mother (extracts)

Hamburg, Germany, 25 February 1971

Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

  1. A Saucerful Of Secrets (extract)

Offenbach, Germany, 26 February 1971

‘Cinq Grands Sur La Deux’                                                           17.55

Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnierès-sur-Oise, France,

15 June 1971

  1. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun
  2. Cymbaline

 5.Atom Heart Mother (extract) 3.12

‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria,

1 July 1971

Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

‘Get To Know’                                                                     6.23

Randwick Race Course, Sydney, Australia,

15 August 1971

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Band interview

’24 hours – Bootleg Records’, London, UK, 1971

  1. Documentary including Pink Floyd 2.27

and manager Steve O’Rourke

‘Review’, London, UK, 1971                                          3.37

  1. Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell

interviewed re: record cover design

  1. One of These Days (‘French Windows’) 4.17

Ian Emes animation created July 1972,

Birmingham, UK

  1. Atom Heart Mother (extract, in colour): 5.10

‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria,

1 July 1971

Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell

  1. Atom Heart Mother: ’71 Hakone Aphrodite 15.11

Open Air Festival, Hakone, Japan,

6-7 August 1971

Total: 68 mins 3 secs approx..

 Audio-only material:

1. Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix 1971                      23.35

1972 OBFUSC/ATION

CD:

Obscured By Clouds 2016 Remix              

  1. Obscured By Clouds 3.03

2              When You’re In                                                                               2.31

3              Burning Bridges                                                                            3.30

4              The Gold It’s In The…                                                                3.07

5              Wot’s…Uh The Deal                                                     5.09

6              Mudmen                                                                           4.18

7              Childhood’s End                                                                            4.33

8              Free Four                                                                           4.16

9              Stay                                                                                     4.06

10           Absolutely Curtains                                                     5.52

Total  40 mins 25 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray:

Recording Obscured by Clouds, Château d’Hérouville,

France, 23-29 February 1972

  1. Wot’s…Uh The Deal: with recording session photos 5.04
  2. Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds 7.14

+ David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview

 

Brighton Dome, UK, 29 June 1972                                                               16.44

  1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene

 

Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet, France, news reports 1972-73

  1. Actualités Méditerranée, Marseille, 22 November 1972 3.29
  2. JT Nuit – Les Pink Floyd, Marseille, 26 November 1972 3.04
  3. JT 20h – Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 3.01
  4. Journal de Paris – Les Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 5.03
  1. Poitiers – Autour Du Passage Des Pink Floyd 4.27

Concert set up news report – France, 29 November 1972

Live At Pompeii (with 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)

  1. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 6.40
  2. A Saucerful Of Secrets 10.09
  3. One Of These Days 5.58
  4. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 10.24
  5. Echoes 26.10

Total: 107 mins 27 secs approx..

OBFUSC/ATION BONUS CONTINU/ATION

CD:

BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967:

  1. Flaming 2.42
  2. The Scarecrow 1.59
  3. The Gnome 2.08
  4. Matilda Mother 3.20
  5. Reaction in G 0.34
  6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 3.19

BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967:

  1. Scream Thy Last Scream 3.35
  2. Vegetable Man 3.07
  3. Pow R. Toc H. 2.45

10. Jugband Blues                                                          3.50

  1. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major 3.58
  2. Blues 4.59
  1. US Radio ad 0.22
  2. Music from The Committee No. 1 1.06
  3. Music from The Committee No. 2 3.25
  1. Moonhead 7.16

live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast

  1. Echoes 24.10

live at Wembley 1974

Total: 72 mins 35 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray 1:

  1. Arnold Layne (Alternative version) 2.56

Hampstead Heath and St. Michael’s Church,

Highgate, London, UK, March 1967

  1. ‘P1 – P wie Petersilie’ 16.52

Stuggart, Germany, 22 July 1969

 Corporal Clegg

      Band interview

A Saucerful of Secrets

 Atom Heart Mother 3.46

‘Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music’,

Shepton Mallet, UK, 27 June 1970

  1. ‘Kralingen Music Festival’ 10.16

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

      A Saucerful Of Secrets

 5.‘The Amsterdam Rock Circus’ 35.41

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 May 1972

Atom Heart Mother

      Careful With That Axe, Eugene

      A Saucerful Of Secrets

 The Committee – (Feature Film)                                               55.18

Score by Pink Floyd

Total: 124 mins 49 secs approx.

 DVD/Blu-ray 2:

‘More’ feature film                                                          1.56.00

‘La Vallée’ (Obscured By Clouds) feature film                    1.45.00

Total: 3 hours 41 mins approx.

ALSO INCLUDED:

7” VINYL SINGLES IN REPRODUCTION SLEEVES :

— Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun

— See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow

— Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox

— It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream

— Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Cambridge to honour the late Syd Barrett 10 years after his death

 By Adrian Peel     Jul 21, 2016 in Music

Cambridge – Later this year, The Cambridge Film Trust will show a series of films about the legendary founder of Pink Floyd — one of the city’s most famous sons — who passed away from pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2006.

The main focus of the commemoration will be Get All That, Ant?, a documentary made by Anthony Stern, a friend of Syd’s and a fellow art student. Consisting largely of archive footage shot during the 1960s, this labour of love was filmed in Cambridge, London and San Francisco.

With most of the material having never been seen before, the film also includes live performances from The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Donovan, as well as footage of Syd’s various friends and associates including Iggy Rose (the girl on The Madcap Laughs album sleeve) and ex-girlfriends, Libby Gausden and Jenny Spires.

Get All That, Ant? is one of a number of films about Syd Barrett, who would have turned 70 this year, and Pink Floyd and will premiere on Friday October 21 at the Cambridge Guildhall as part of the 36th Cambridge Film Festival which runs from October 20 to October 27.

If that wasn’t enough to please fans of this wayward genius, Cambridge Live has also got together with ISpySydinCambridge.com to offer Syd Barrett-themed walking tours of Cambridge towards the end of the week.

Led by old school friends, Stephen Pyle and Warren Dosanjh, these fascinating tours will take in some of the former Pink Floyd guitarist’s old haunts including the school he attended and his family home.

The film and walking tours are part of a series of events celebrating the life of Syd Barrett, centred around the unveiling of a memorial to the reluctant star – commissioned in collaboration with his family – on October 27 inside the Cambridge Corn Exchange, where his final live performances took place in 1972.

Following the unveiling there will be a live concert entitled ‘Syd Barrett – A Celebration’ featuring Swedish group Men on the Border backed by the Sandviken Symphony Orchestra with lighting from original Pink Floyd lighting designer, Peter Wynne-Willson.

For more information on the film screenings, tribute concert and walking tours, go here.

For more on the late, great Syd Barrett, visit his official website.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/music/cambridge-to-honour-the-late-syd-barrett-10-years-after-his-death/article/470605#ixzz4FcgakpjF

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