Pink Floyd - Top Gear, Apples & Oranges, 5th gen, with dialogue (24-96)
Album info
Recording Date  : Various
Length  : 02:54
Format  : FLAC
Track List
01 Apples & Oranges 02:54

Recorded at Top Gear, BBC, London, UK. Very good recording, taken from a radio broadcast.

From the info file:

Pink Floyd 1967-11-xx Top Gear, Apples & Oranges, 5th gen, with dialogue (24bit/96kHz)

Pink Floyd
Top Gear broadcast November 1967

Lineage: 5th gen cassette (TDK SA90) > *Technics RS-B965-M > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Audacity 1.3 > FLAC (24bit/96kHz)

xACT used to create FFP
*The Technics RS-B965-M is a modified deck - for details see the forum

Apples & Oranges

Total running time 2 mins 53 secs

A raw, mono transfer of Beechwoods' cassette copy of an off-air copy of a 1967 broadcast of Apples & Oranges, featuring brief comments by Pete Drummond and John Peel.

For many years it was believed that Apples & Oranges was recorded as part of the Playhouse Theatre 25 September 1967 session and it was simply not included in the original 1 October broadcast. It was then confirmed by David Parker that the single was played on the 5 November repeat broadcast. From David's Random Precision:

'Bernie Andrews - 'The Pink Floyd tracks were repeated in a different order: 'The Gnome', 'Matilda Mother', 'Flaming', what I have listed as 'New record - 'Apples & Oranges' and finishing with 'The Scarecrow'. For 'Apples and Oranges' we used the actual single rather than a 'Top Gear' recording. I'd have done a deal with Peter Jenner and EMI about using that for the repeat because they would have wanted the single on the show, and we couldn't record it for the session 'for obvious reasons' (chuckles).'

Copies circulate of the 1967-11-05 broadcast and only Pete Drummond fetures. Here's a transcription:

'Ha ha. Well actually last time I looked it wasn't. It is 17 and a half minutes past four on Top Hear and in a couple of weeks Pink Floyd have a record out called 'Apples and Oranges', their new single. Here they are to play it for you right now. 'Apples and Oranges' - the Pink Floyd.' [song plays] 'The ethereal surrealistic sound, what did I say then? I don't know … er anyway it comes from the Pink Floyd. 'Apples and Oranges', title of their new single… an' realistic meant, didn't I?'

You can see how people drew the conclusion that it was a recording from the Playhouse Theatre from the 'here they are to play it for you right now' comment.

The comments before the song starts on Beechwoods' tape are different to those on 1967-11-05. They are:

Pete Drummond: 'Thank you Jimi.' (there may be a cut after this so it could be irrelevant)
John Peel: 'Sounds from the Pink Floyd.'

Apples & Oranges was released on 17 November 1967 and the official CD version is 3 mins 9 secs.

Beechwoods Tape, Neonknight Cassette Transfer, August 2013