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PINK FLOYD - LONDON 1966/1967

In the mid Sixties film maker Peter Whitehead arranged for local Cambridge friends Pink Floyd to make their very first studio recordings so that he could include some of their music in a film he was making for the B. F. I. called "Tonite Let's All Make Love In London" which was all about swinging London and the strange musical trips that were being taken there.

 

With young American producer Joe Boyd at the mixing desk they recorded the band's very first ever recording session at Sound Techniques Studios in London on the 11 th and 12th of January 1967 with the band line up of Syd Barrett (guitar), Nick Mason (drums), Roger Waters (bass) & Rick Wright (keyboards). The session was also filmed by Whitehead and captures the band in these early days before they even had a recording contract. Two of the recorded songs led to them signing to EMI while "Interstellar Overdrive" was later re-recorded for EMI.

 

Available on DVD, this release includes that very first version of "Interstellar Overdrive" plus the previously unknown studio jam that they entitled "Nick's Boogie".

 

Footage also includes the Floyd at the 14 hour Technicolour Dream along with footage of John Lennon visiting and Yoko Ono exhibiting one of her early happenings - and this is believed to be the first time the couple met. Also included on this release is some footage from the Whitehead archiveof interviews with Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, David Hockney and Julie Christie as well as Peter Whitehead recalling the session and subsequent work with the band.

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