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Pink Floyd chronicle their beginnings with The Early Years 1965-1972: Stream

Featuring countless hours of unreleased music

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    Today marks the release of a new Pink Floyd box set chronicling some of the most signifcant moments of the band’s “early years.” Aptly titled The Early Years 1965-1972it boasts studio outtakes, remixes, and B-sides as well as recordings of radio sessions and live performances. Altogether the whopping 27-disc (!) bundle covers 11 hours worth of audio and 14 hours worth of video.

    In particular, there are seven hours of previously unheard audio. Among the goodies are tracks with Syd Barrett dating back to 1967 (“Vegetable Man” and “The Beechwoods”) and a 1967 session with John Latham for a never-released short film called Speak. Unreleased recordings from the band’s Zabriskie Point soundtrack and a new remix of 1972’s Obscured By Clouds are also included.

    Of the visual footage, there’s film of Pink Floyd performing “Moonhead” played live on BBC television during the 1969 moon landing and a generous helping of rarely seen concert footage.

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    The massive box set can be purchased here for a hefty price tag of $550.00. Below, the slimmed-down 2CD edition is available for streaming.

    Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965 – 1972 Tracklist:

    Disc 1
    1965 Recordings
    01. Lucy Leave
    02. Double O Bo
    03. Remember Me
    04. Walk With Me Sydney
    05. Butterfly
    06. I’m A King Bee
    07. Arnold Layne
    08. See Emily Play
    09. Apples and Oranges
    10. Candy and a Currant Bun
    11. Paintbox
    12. Matilda Mother (2010 Mix)
    13. Jugband Blues (2010 Mix)
    14. In the Beechwoods (2010 Mix)
    15. Vegetable Man (2010 Mix)
    16. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 Mix)

    Disc 2
    Live in Stockholm 1967
    01. Introduction *
    02. Reaction in G
    03. Matilda Mother *
    04. Pow R. Toc H. *
    05. Scream Thy Last Scream *
    06. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun *
    07. See Emily Play *
    08. Interstellar Overdrive *
    John Latham studio recordings 1967
    09. John Latham Version 1 *
    10. John Latham Version 2 *
    11. John Latham Version 3 *
    12. John Latham Version 4 *
    13. John Latham Version 5 *
    14. John Latham Version 6 *
    15. John Latham Version 7 *
    16. John Latham Version 8 *
    17. John Latham Version 9 *

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    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 3 – DVD/Blu-ray
    01. Chapter 24 – Syd Barrett in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridgeshire, UK 1966 / Pink Floyd at EMI Studios, London, April 1967
    02. Nick’s Boogie: recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick’s Boogie at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, January 11, 1967 / Live at UFO, The Blarney Club, London, January 13, 1967 *
    03. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Scene – Underground’ UFO at The Blarney Club, London, January 27, 1967
    04. Arnold Layne: promo video. Wittering Beach, UK, early 1967
    05. Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett and Roger Waters interview: BBC ‘The Look Of The Week’ – BBC Studios, London, May 14, 1967
    06. The Scarecrow: ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967
    07. Jugband Blues: ‘London Line’ promo video, 1967, London
    08. Apples And Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview: ‘American Bandstand’, Los Angeles, USA, November 7, 1967
    09. Instrumental Improvisation: BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’, London, December 12, 1967 *
    10. Instrumental Improvisation: ‘Die Jungen Nachtwandler’, UFO, The Blarney Club, London, February 24, 1967 *
    11. See Emily Play: BBC ‘Top Of The Pops’ – partially restored BBC Studios, London, July 6, 1967
    12. The Scarecrow (outtakes): ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967
    13. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Science Fiction – Das Universum Des Ichs’, The Roundhouse, London, 1967

    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 4
    01. Point Me At the Sky
    02. It Would Be So Nice
    03. Julia Dream
    04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (single version)
    05. Song 1 (Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, August 22 1968) *
    06. Roger’s Boogie (Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, August 22 1968) *
    BBC Radio Session, June 25 1968
    07. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) *
    08. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) *
    09. Let There Be More Light *
    10. Julia Dream *
    BBC Radio Session, December 20 1968
    11. Point Me At the Sky *
    12. Embryo *
    13. Interstellar Overdrive *

    * = Previously Unreleased

    Disc 5 – DVD/Blu-ray
    ‘Tienerklanken’, Brussels, Belgium, February 18-19 1968
    01. Astronomy Domine
    02. The Scarecrow
    03. Corporal Clegg
    04. Paintbox
    05. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun
    06. See Emily Play
    07. Bike
    08. Apples And Oranges: ‘Vibrato’, Brussels, Belgium, February 1968
    ‘Bouton Rouge’, Paris, France, February 20 1968
    09. Astronomy Domine
    10. Flaming
    11. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun
    12. Let There Be More Light
    13. Paintbox: ‘Discorama’, Paris, France, February 21 1968
    14. Instrumental Improvisation: ‘The Sound Of Change’, London, UK, March 1968 *
    15. Set the Controls For the Heart Of The Sun: ‘All My Loving’, London, UK, March 28 1968
    16. It Would Be So Nice (excerpt): ‘Release-Rome Goes Pop’, Rome, Italy, April 1968
    17. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Pop 68’, Rome, Italy, May 6 1968
    ‘Tienerklanken – Kastival’, Kasterlee, Belgiu, August 31 1968
    18. Astronomy Domine
    19. Roger Waters Interview
    Samedi et Compagnie’, Paris, France, September 6 1968
    20. Let There Be More Light
    21. Remember A Day
    22. Let There Be More Light: ‘A L’Affiche du Monde’, London, UK, 1968
    ‘Tous En Scene’, Paris, France, October 21 1968
    23. Let There Be More Light
    24. Flaming
    25. Let There Be More Light: ‘Surprise Partie’, Paris, France, November 1 1968
    26. Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968

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    * = Previously released

    Disc 6
    More non-album tracks
    01. Hollywood (non-album track)
    02. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) *
    03. More Blues (Alternative version) *
    04. Seabirds (non-album track) *
    05. Embryo (from ‘Picnic’, Harvest Records sampler)
    BBC Radio Session, May 12 1969
    06. Grantchester Meadows *
    07. Cymbaline *
    08. The Narrow Way *
    09. Green is the Colour *
    10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene *
    Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, August 9 1969
    11. Interstellar Overdrive *
    12. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun *
    13. Careful With That Axe, Eugene *
    14. A Saucerful of Secrets *

    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 7
    Part 1: ‘The Man’, Amsterdam, September 17 1969
    01. Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows) *
    02. Work *
    03. Afternoon (Biding My Time) *
    04. Doing It *
    05. Sleeping *
    06. Nightmare (Cymbaline) *
    07. Labyrinth *
    Part 2: ‘The Journey’, September 17 1969
    08. The Beginning (Green is the Colour) *
    09. Beset By Creatures of the Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) *
    10. The Narrow Way, Pt. 3 *
    11. The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.) *
    12. The Labyrinths of Auximines *
    13. Footsteps / Doors *
    14. Behold the Temple of Light *
    15. The End of the Beginning (A Saucerful of Secrets) *

    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 8 – DVD/Blu-ray
    ‘Forum Musiques’, Paris, France, January 22 1969
    01. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun
    David Gilmour Interview
    02. A Saucerful of Secrets
    03. The Man’ and ‘The Journey’: Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, April 14, 1969
    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
    04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    05. A Saucerful of Secrets
    Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel, Amougies Mont de l’Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969
    06. Green is the Colour
    07. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    08. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun
    09. Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa

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    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 9
    01. Atom Heart Mother (Live in Montreux, Nov 21 1970) *
    BBC Radio Session, July 16 1970
    02. Embryo *
    03. Fat Old Sun
    04. Green is the Colour *
    05. Careful With That Axe, Eugene *
    05. If *
    06. Atom Heart Mother with choir, cello, and brass ensemble *

    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 10
    Unreleased tracks from the Zabriskie Point soundtrack
    01. On the Highway *
    02. Auto Scene Version 2 *
    03. Auto Scene Version 3 *
    04. Aeroplane *
    05. Explosion *
    06. The Riot Scene *
    07. Looking At Map *
    08. Love Scene Version 7 *
    09. Love Scene Version 1 *
    10. Take Off *
    11. Take Off Version 2 *
    12. Love Scene Version 2 *
    13. Love Scene (Take 1) *
    14. Unknown Song (Take 1) *
    15. Love Song (Take 2) *
    16. Crumbing Land (Take 1) *
    17. Atom Heart Mother (Early studio version, band only) *

    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 11 – DVD
    An Hour with Pink Floyd: KQED, San Francisco, April 30 1970
    01. Atom Heart Mother
    02. Cymabline
    03. Grantchester Meadows
    04. Green is the Colour
    05. Careful With That Axe Eugene,
    06. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
    Atom Heart Mother original 4.0 quad mix 1970 (audio only)
    07. Atom Heart Mother
    08. If
    09. Summer ’68
    10. Fat Old Sun
    11. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast

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    Disc 12 – DVD
    ‘Pop Deux – Festival de St. Tropez’ France, August 8 1970
    01. Cymabline (Sound check)
    02. Atom Heart Mother
    03. Embryo
    04. Green is the Colour
    05. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    06. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
    Roland Petit Ballet, Paris France, December 5 1970
    07. Instrumental Improvisations 1, 2, 3 *
    08. Embryo
    Blackhill’s Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, July 18 1970
    09. Atom Heart Mother with th Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and John Alldis Choir

    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 13
    01. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) *
    BBC Radio Session, September 30 1971
    02. Fat Old Sun *
    03. One Of These Days *
    04. Embryo *
    05. Echoes *

    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 14 – DVD/Blu-ray
    ‘Aspekte’ feature
    01. Interview + Atom Heart Mother (extracts)
    Hamburg, Germany, February 25 1971
    Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
    02. A Saucerful of Secrets (extract)
    Offenbach, Germany, February 26 1971
    ‘Cinq Grands Sur La Deux’
    Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnieres-sur-Oise, France, June 15 1971
    03. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun
    04. Cymbaline
    05. Atom Heart Mother (extract)
    ‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria, July 1 1971
    Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
    ‘Get to Know’
    Randwick Race Course, Sydney, Australia, August 15 1971
    06. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    Band Interview
    ’24 hours – Bootleg Records’, London, UK, 1971
    07. Documentary including Pink Floyd and manager Steve O’Rourke
    ‘Review’, London, UK, 1971
    08. Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell interviewed re: record cover design
    09. One of These Days (‘French Windows’)
    Ian Emes animation created July 1972, Birmingham, UK
    10. Atom Heart Mother (extract, in colour)
    ‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria, July 1 1971
    Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
    11. Atom Heart Mother: ’71 Hakone Aphrodite
    Open Air Festival, Hakone, Japan, August 6-7 1971
    12. Echoes (original 4.0 Quad mix 1971) (Audio-only)

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    Disc 15
    Obscured By Clouds 2016 Remix
    01. Obscured By Clouds *
    02. When You’re In *
    03. Burning Bridges *
    04. The Gold It’s In The… *
    05. Wot’s…. Uh the Deal *
    06. Mudmen *
    07. Childhood’s End *
    08. Free Four *
    09. Stay *
    10. Absolutely Curtains *

    * = Previously unreleased

    Disc 16 – DVD/Blu-ray
    Recording Obscured by Clouds, Château d’Hérouville,France, February 23-29 1972
    01. Wot’s…Uh The Deal: with recording session photos
    02. Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds
    + David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview
    Brighton Dome, UK, June 29 1972
    03. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun
    04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet, France, news reports 1972-73
    05. Actualités Méditerranée, Marseille, November 22 1972
    06. JT Nuit – Les Pink Floyd, Marseille, November 26 1972
    07. JT 20h – Pink Floyd, Paris, January 12 1973
    08. Journal de Paris – Les Pink Floyd, Paris, January 12 1973
    09. Poitiers – Autour Du Passage Des Pink Floyd
    Concert set up news report – France, November 29 1972
    Live At Pompeii (with 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
    10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    11. A Saucerful of Secrets
    12. One Of These Days
    13. Set the Controls For the Heart of the SUn
    14. Echoes

    Disc 17
    BBC Radio Session, September 25 1967
    01. Flaming *
    02. The Scarecrow *
    03. The Gnome *
    04. Matilda Mother *
    05. Reaction in G
    06. Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun *
    BBC Radio Session, December 20 1967
    07. Scream Thy Last Scream *
    08. Vegetable Man *
    09. Pow R. Toc H. *
    10. Jugband Blues *
    BBC Radio Session, December 2 1968
    11. Baby Blue Shuffle in D Major *
    12. Blues *
    13. US Radio ad
    14. Music From The Committee No. 1
    15. Music From The Committee No. 2
    16. Moonhead *
    live from 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast
    17. Echoes *
    live at Wembley, 1974

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    Disc 18 – DVD/Blu-ray
    01. Arnold Layne (Alternative version)
    Hampstead Heath and St. Michael’s Church,
    Highgate, London, UK, March 1967
    02. P1 – P wie Petersilie’
    Stuggart, Germany, July 22 1969
    Corporal Clegg
    Band interview
    A Saucerful of Secrets
    03. Atom Heart Mother
    Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music’,
    Shepton Mallet, UK, June 27 1970
    04. ‘Kralingen Music Festival’
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 28 1970
    Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun
    A Saucerful of Secrets
    05. ‘The Amsterdam Rock Circus’
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 22 1972
    Atom Heart Mother
    Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    A Saucerful of Secrets
    The Committee – (Feature Film)
    Score by Pink Floyd

    Disc 19 – DVD/Blu-ray
    ‘More’ feature film
    ‘La Vallée’ (Obscured By Clouds) feature film

    7-inch 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

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