Well, after finding The Committee soundtrack and Gian sharing his wonderful find - Moonhead, [the unreleased song played by the BBC in between broadcast coverage of the first Apollo moon landing on 20 July 1969], I thought it'd be a worthwhile endeavor to start this thread with the hope that you good people will post links to your rare and wonderful floyd discoveries.
To keep them all in one place, here's the first 2 links -
The Committee (1968) (Full EP) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38R-rozdlkY
Moonhead - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9bx5h0FpCg
... and another delicious curiosity I found; a song by Pink Floyd that was a concert staple in 1970-71, but was never released on a Pink Floyd studio album -
Pink Floyd - The Embryo (BBC) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaprUQnS3DA
more to follow! :yum:
I was just listening to some soundtrack material that was for some avant-garde thirty minute movie with animation by someone named John Latham. It didn't souind like absolutely essential Pink Floyid material, and I guess it was never used for the movie, but it is from the Syd era as well. It sounded like the improvisational middle part of some long live Floiyd thing, and not a whole lot of guitar from what I heard. But if we're compiling a list, I guess that could go on it. I haven't heard the stuff that just recently came out and is pretty expensive. Was it part of a Record Store Day thing, or part of a recent Pink Floyd collection that was too expensive for me to purchase? I forget, but I do have that Committee stuff, and while it's not crucial, it's got a few interesting moments. My favorite early Pink Floyd is probably still their singles, even if they said themnselves that they were a failed singles band. I think Apples and Oranges proves that claim incorrect, and Point me to the Sky is great too, I wish that Vegetable Man/ Scream Thy Last Scream could get a nice inexpensive release with proper remastering, etc. Maybe it has and I just missed it,.
'I was just listening to some soundtrack material that was for some avant-garde thirty minute movie with animation by someone named John Latham.' ...
Yes Joe, the 1/2 hr recorded by Syd and the band and commissioned by John Latham for his animation "Speak", but not used in the film. Instead, he decided to use a soundtrack of him using his saw . It was called 'The Holy Grail of Floyd music' because it was impossible to find - until the release of The Early Years 1965-1972 box set in November last year. Individual discs from the set have started to be released. The [now extremely expensive] set contains all 9 recordings made for John Latham on CD2, after the live, Stockholm 1967 concert. Like many incidental music soundtracks, this sounds less than incredible as a stand-alone audio recording - but - stick it onto the Speak film, replacing the film producer's saw sounds, spark up a spliff and - wow! it's well worth a watch/listen:
And Joe, you'll be pleased to know Vegetable Man and Scream Thy Last Scream also appear - on CD1 - in mono and in superb remastered sound quality.
Those who couldn't contemplate paying at least £275 for the box set or £250 in a damaged box can surely find most if not all the contents of the box in digital form.
Oh yeah, and here's a little something for xmas:
Those links I put here yesterday were for xmas eve ... this is for xmas! -
David Gilmour - Infinite.
Something very nice and mellow. Dreamy floyd stuff from David Gilmour.
"David Gilmour provided music for the 1995 documentary 'The Colours of Infinity'. What many don't seem to know is that the DVD of this documentary is available and it has a special feature titled 'Infinite'. This contains 4 tracks - 16 and a half minutes of music accompanied only by some trippy visuals (and a couple of very brief moments of dialogue)."
I don't have the visuals but here's the lovely music - ideal to chill out to after yer xmas lunch and a drink and a smoke or 3. Turn it up LOUD!
I'm told it has Rick Wright on keyboards on the 1st track. Dunno who the other great musicians are.
Hope you like it!
Cool, thanks for that. I watched some of that animation and you're right, it's pretty fun and psych.
Also interesting that Vegetable Man and Scream have gotten a good sounding release.
Thanks for the info and merry Xmas!
Richard 'Rick' Wright, late, great founder member and key creative contributor to Pink Floyd deserves a special place here.
Earlier, I listened to all of Endless River, then had to go revisit The Division Bell.
Then I checked out Richard's solo stuff and 'Zee', his collaboration with Dave Harris - Identity.
Here's the things new and previously unknown to me -
A great 3 track CD - David Gilmour - Arnold Layne, featuring David Bowie & Richard Wright!
And a couple of great youtube videos featuring David Gilmore and Rick Wright:
David Gilmour - "Wearing the Inside Out" feat. Richard Wright on vocals, (HD), Royal Albert Hall,2006 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3yERaVA3Cc
Breakthrough - Richard Wright & David Gilmour, Recorded From Meltdown Festival At The Royal Festival Hall 2002. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rnn2cV9NHA
Good grief! Just stumbled across this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODALOTiH6A
On Thursday (May 12, 2011), David Gilmour joined Roger Waters on stage for a performance of Comfortably Numb. Making good on a promise made by Gilmour, the former bandmates were reunited to honour Waters’ involvement in last year’s Hoping Foundation gig*, when the pair were reunited for a performance of To Know Him Is To Love Him. Almost 30 years since the last performance of The Wall in London, seeing Roger Waters and David Gilmour together again on stage is no doubt the highlight of The Wall Live Tour’s O2 Arena shows.
* Roger Waters & David Gilmour together on stage for Palestinian Charity "Hoping Foundation" July 10 2010 Kiddington Hall, England. Waters & Gilmour actually performed a 4 song set to raise money for the Palestinian charity " Hoping Foundation".
The performance, in front of 200 very posh and rich guests, took place at the Kiddington Hall country estate in Oxfordshire, England.
Line up: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Guy Pratt, Harry Waters, Andy Newmark, Chester Kamen, Jonjo Grisdale.
Setlist "To Know Him Is To Love Him"(the Phil Spector song), "Wish You Were Here," "Comfortably Numb" and "Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two)."
Poor quality video & audio, but it seems to be the only record available of this event. If anyone knows of a better recording - video and/or audio, stick a link here for everyone to see.
Finally [for now], the band chatting and then rehearsing 'Wish You Were Here' for the reunion gig in 2005. I bet you do [wish you were there!]
OK, so maybe not rare, but still precious: Roger Waters 2018 Us & Them Tour.
As well as having Roger Waters Sydney Aus. 2018 gig [Qudos Bank Arena, 3rd Feb] in beautiful audio quality, I see the show is available as youtube videos, in bits and pieces. Maybe someone has the time, patience and video editing skills to recreate the full gig? Here's the start:
The tour reaches UK on June 29th [Glasgow] through 'til July 7th [Birmingham].
Happy Bithday, Mr Gilmour!
Happy Birthday, David! 72 years young today.
David Jon Gilmour was born on 6th March 1946 on this day, in Cambridge, England.
Thank you David for the music.
Seeing as nobody else seems to want to make the effort to find and share some rare and precious Pink Floyd diamonds, I'll just have to do it myself!
Here's the very last Syd Barrett sessions from Abbey Road studio from 12 August 1974, finished by a great Syd fan, Richard Michael John Hall:
"Ever wonder what it would sound like if Syd Barrett had actually finished this record? I sure did. I added some layers and fleshed it out a bit. I'm not sure why people refer to these sessions as the work of some madman. I strongly believe Syd was in the process of making a really killer record." - RMJH.
Yeah, I wondered about that and this very talented guy took Syd's unfinished work and polished it with his musical and sound engineering skills to create this damn fine masterpiece. It's a shame there seems to be no vocal tracks or song lyrics attributed to this session or we could have possibly had Syd's lyrical/vocal talent showcased also.
For those who'd be interested in comparing Richard's work with the bare bones recordings, listen to
Any comments would be really welcome just to reassure me I'm not wasting my precious time continuing to post stuff in this forum.