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Pink Floyd – 1968 rare live footage

Pink Floyd playing a number of their early hits on the French TV show ‘Bouton Rouge’ on 24 February 1968.
In between is a short extract of Ten Years After playing ‘Love Until I Die’.


Astronomy Domine 0:46
Flaming 3:27
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun 8:35
Let There Be More Light 13:17

Pink Floyd – Careful With That Axe Eugene

Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia. 15 August, 1971.

Excerpt of a live performance of Careful With That Axe Eugene (with overdubbed sound taken from Ummagumma) along with an interview were featured on the local early evening TV show Get To Know. Broadcast on the ABC TV network on 15 August, 1971.

Funny Farm, Chalfont

Empty Spaces is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, featured as the eighth track on their 1979 rock opera The Wall. It is the second known song by Pink Floyd to contain a backmasked message.

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Stairstep To Abandon

Pink Floyd | Stairstep To Abandon

Audience recording from December 14, 1974 at the Hippodrome in Bristol, UK.

Commonly misdated as being recorded on June 19, 1973 in Pittsburgh, PA, which is not accurate.
Occasionally referred to as ‘Starship to Abandon’, which is also not accurate.

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Tour ’75

Pink Floyd | Tour ’75

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Pink Floyd Complete Concertgebouw 1969

Pink Floyd – Complete Concertgebouw 1969
Recorded Live in in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sept. 17, 1969.

Atom Heart Mother

Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother (live in Saint Tropez 1970)

Atom Heart Mother

Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother Live June 27, 1970 Bath Festival


The Scarecrow is a song by Pink Floyd on their 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, though it first appeared as the B-side of their second single “See Emily Play” (as “Scarecrow”) two months before. It was written by Syd Barrett and recorded in March 1967.

The song contains nascent existentialist themes, as Barrett compares his own existence to that of the scarecrow, who, while “sadder” is also “resigned to his fate”. Such thematic content would later become a mainstay of the band’s lyrical imagery. The song contains a baroque, psychedelic folk instrumental section consisting of 12-string acoustic guitar and cello.

Record Company: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: DB 8214
Matrix: 7XCA 30214-1 HL 1 KT / 7XCA 30215-1 HA 3 KT  (both stamped) (solid center)

See Emily Play

See Emily Play is the second single by English psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. Written by original frontman Syd Barrett and recorded on 23 May 1967, it featured “The Scarecrow” as its B-side.

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Arnold Layne

Arnold Layne was the first single released on 10 March 1967 in the UK by British psychedelic rock band The Pink Floyd, shortly after landing a recording contract with EMI. It was written by Syd Barrett, their co-founder and original frontman. Although not originally included on the band’s debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, “Arnold Layne” is featured on numerous Pink Floyd compilation albums. “Candy and a Currant Bun” was the B-side to the single.

The song’s title character is a transvestite whose primary pastime is stealing women’s clothes and undergarments from washing lines. According to Roger Waters, “Arnold Layne” was actually based on a real person: “Both my mother and Syd’s mother had students as lodgers because there was a girls’ college up the road so there were constantly great lines of bras and knickers on our washing lines and ‘Arnold’ or whoever he was, had bits off our washing lines.”

The song regularly ran for ten to fifteen minutes in concert (with extended instrumental passages), but the band knew that it had to be shortened for use as a single. It was a complex recording involving some tricky editing, recalling that the middle instrumental section with Richard Wright’s organ solo was recorded as an edit piece and spliced into the song for the final mix.

The song was mixed into mono for the single. It has never been given a stereo mix though the four-track master tape still exists in the EMI tape archive.

Record Company: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: DB 8156
Matrix: 7XCA 27877-1 G / 7XCA 27878-1 G (both stamped) (solid center)

Candy and a Currant Bun

Candy and a Currant Bun was the B-side to Pink Floyd’s first single, Arnold Layne, recorded 29 January 1967 at Sound Techniques Studios in London.

When performed live in 1967, the song was known as “Let’s Roll Another One” and contained the line “I’m high – Don’t try to spoil my fun”, but the record company forced Syd Barrett to rewrite it, at the suggestion of Roger Waters, without the controversial drug references. Nevertheless, the recorded version added the line “Oh don’t talk with me/Please just fuck with me”, which the BBC censors missed.

Record Company: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: DB 8156
Matrix: 7XCA 27877-1 G / 7XCA 27878-1 G (both stamped) (solid center)


Relics by Pink Floyd was released in 1971 on 14 May in the UK and 15 July in the United States. In order to issue some more “product” for fans, they decided to release a budget priced LP on their Starline label, combining early singles, B-sides, album tracks and one unreleased number, “Biding My Time“.

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Pink Floyd | Ummagumma

Ummagumma was released on 25 October 1969, through Harvest Records. The album’s title supposedly comes from Cambridge slang for sex, commonly used by Pink Floyd friend and occasional roadie, Ian “Emo” Moore, who would say “I’m going back to the house for some ummagumma“. According to Moore, he made up the term himself.

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Berlin 1971

Pink Floyd Roio | Berlin 1971

Sportpalast Berlin Germany 5.6.71.

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The Man and The Journey

Pink Floyd Roio | The Man and The Journey

LPS | RZR LP 003
2004 Red Zebra Records, GmbH

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Floyd’s of London

Pink Floyd Roio | Floyd’s of London

Recorded: at BBC Paris Theatre London 30.9.71. Matrix: PF 3645

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The Midas Touch

Pink Floyd Roio | The Midas Touch
Recorded On Stage & Studio Outtakes

Wizardo 305 A/B

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In Celebration Of The Comet

Pink Floyd Roio | In Celebration Of The Comet | The Coming of Kohoutek

TAKRL 1903

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Ohm Suite Ohm

Pink Floyd Roio | Ohm Suite Ohm – We’ve Blown (Ahhaa) The Klone

TAKRL 1933. KQED Tv Broadcast Fillmore West 29.4.1970.

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High Time

Pink Floyd Roio | High Time

Another volume of spectacular performances and broadcasts – 1968-69.

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Libest Spacement Monitor

Pink Floyd | Libest Spacement Monitor

The Swingin’ Pig ‎– TSP 027
The Swingin’ Pig Records – Luxembourg

Recorded live at the Playhouse Theatre, London, Sept. 16, 1970.

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Hamburg 1971 (M-502)

Pink Floyd Roio | Hamburg 1971

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30 KW P.A.

Pink Floyd | 30 KW P.A.

Recorded live at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London 15th March 1977.

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Pink Floyd | Crackers

TAKRL 3969

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