Pink Floyd - Syncopated Pandemonium (DL001-002)
 
Album info
 
Length  : 142:26
Format  : SHN
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 31-05-1968
Track List
 
Syncopated Pandemonium (DL001-002) (Disc 1) 68:04
01 tuneups 01:14
02 Let There Be More Light 07:26
03 Interstellar Overdrive 11:14
04 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12:27
05 tuneups 00:52
06 A Saucerful Of Secrets 14:09
07 Interstellar Overdrive (Syd Home Demo) (fake?) 06:21
08 Massed Gadgets Of Hercules 06:40
09 Lets Roll Another One 03:02
10 Candy And A Currant Bun - drug lyrics 01:57
11 Candy And A Currant Bun - clean lyrics 02:42
Syncopated Pandemonium (DL001-002) (Disc 2) 74:22
01 tuneups 00:34
02 Keep Smiling People 10:09
03 tuneups 01:04
04 Let There Be More Light 08:04
05 tuneups 01:14
06 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12:34
07 tuneups 00:51
08 Flaming 04:59
09 tuneups 00:45
10 A Saucerful Of Secrets 12:41
11 Murderistic Woman 02:20
12 Careful With That Axe, Eugene 08:00
13 Beset By Creatures Of The Deep 08:26
14 What is this? 02:41

Notes
Recorded at Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands ('early show') and Fantasio, Amsterdam, Netherlands ('late show').
Very good audience recording.
As a bonus, disc 2 also contains JPEG scans of the book 'Azimuth Coordinator'.

Note: these recordings are often mislabeled. So was the original info (see below), this was corrected later.

(Source: http://www.yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13823

Update info about date & venue (thanks to Lordsnooty)

'Hi, thanks for your message. I think you have slightly misunderstood my post. The early show from 23rd May is from the 31st May Paradiso show and the late show from 23rd May is from the Fantasio 31st May.

When the two Amsterdam shows first surfaced in 1973 they were labelled as 31st May 1968. When research was undertaken in the 80's and early 90's no one including myself could find any reference to any shows on that date. There was an article in a Dutch magazine (Hitweek) which advertised two shows in the Paradiso on 23rd May. This seemed to be the two shows that we had tapes for and so lists were changed accordingly.

Further research most notably by Charles Beterams including contact with the original promoters of the shows revealed that they played only one show at the Paradiso on the 23rd May. Earlier that day they had played in Zaandam. Further research revealed that they did play on the 31st after all, they replaced Captain Beefheart who cancelled due to illness.

There is a poster in the short video clip which shows both shows advertised for the 31st May. If you compare the video clip with the tape of the early 23rd May tape you can here that it is the same.)


From the original info files:

DIGITAL LUNATICS present:
Sycopated Pandemonium - a look at early Pink Floyd

Setlist: (disc 1)

----------1968.05.23 (early set) Paradiso, Amsterdam - low gen source-----

01 - tuneups 01:14:69
02 - Let There Be More Light 07:26:13
03 - Interstellar Overdrive 11:14:58
04 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12:27:62
05 - tuneups 00:52:07
06 - A Saucerful Of Secrets 14:09:12

notes:
This is likely the first live performence of A Saucerful Of Secrets (depending on the date of a German TV clip). Historic, eh? Personally, one of my favorite performences. For the time period in which this was recording, a decent recording indeed. And also is the centerpiece of this little project.

Moving on...


----------'1966 Syd Home Demo'-------------------------------------------

07 - Interstellar Overdrive 06:21:34

notes:
Unfortunately, this puppy is reputed--by some very 'higher ups' in the Syd collectors food chain--to be a fake. :(


----------1968.06.25 Picadilly Studios, London - BBC appearance----------

08 - Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (early Saucerful) 06:40:69

notes:
BBC appearance, early performence of Saucerful. Not sure why the name is as it is, since they were calling it Saucerful the month before...but whatever. Nice source.


----------1967.01.20 Mike Leonard's house, North London-------------------

09 - Lets Roll Another One 03:02:61

notes;
Often said to be from '66/10/31', that is not true. Recorded by Irene Winsby, during a rehearsal at Mr. Leonard's house. This new information comes from very knowledgable Syd collectors, and is finally correct. It's almost certain that no recordings circulate from that 66/10/31 private recording session!!

As interesting as the recording is, it is unfortunately borderline atrocious. If there even were any, lyrics are unintelligible.


----------1967 - studio sessions-------------------------------------------

10 - Candy And A Currant Bun - drug lyrics 01:58:00
11 - Candy And A Currant Bun - clean lyrics 02:42:72

notes:
Two studio versions of this b-side, one with the drug lyrics, one with wholesome clean lyrics that your grandma would allow... :)

The drug lyrics version wasn't officially released (no way would the 'higher ups' allow that sort...), and is said to be sourced from a studio acetate. Kudos to that fine fellow who leaked it.

They both apparantly cull from the same instrumental backing track, with the first version edited a bit.

I won't comment on the recording dates - I have a feeling that a book about to be published will set the records straight on that.


This concludes your tour of disc one.


DIGITAL LUNATICS present:
Sycopated Pandemonium - a look at early Pink Floyd

Setlist: (disc 2)

----------1968.05.23 (late set) Paradiso, Amsterdam - low gen source-------

01 - tuneups 00:34:24
02 - Keep Smiling People 10:09:00
03 - tuneups 01:04:19
04 - Let There Be More Light 08:04:58
05 - tuneups 01:14:11
06 - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12:34:59
07 - tuneups 00:51:30
08 - Flaming 04:59:26
09 - tuneups 00:45:49
10 - A Saucerful Of Secrets 12:41:59

notes:
the complete late show from this date.
Keep Smiling People is an unrecorded instrumental that has some similarities with 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene'.
Accolades of this are not limited to: early performence of Saucerful (possibly the 2nd time ever played live), and two fairly rare songs in live form.
Another of my favorite shows, and also a nice recording considering the shoddy equipment available in those days.


----------1968.06.25 Picadilly Studios, London--------------------------

11 - Murderistic Woman 02:20:43

notes:
another early variation of what would become 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene'.


----------1968.12.28 Margriethal Jaarburs, Utrecht---------------------

12 - Careful With That Axe, Eugene 08:00:39

notes:
Apparantly the first circulating recording of 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' as most of us know it.


----------1969.04.14 Royal Festival Hall, London------------------------

13 - Beset By Creatures Of The Deep 08:26:16

notes:
Live variation of Axe, as was part of the Man&Journey suites.


----------What is this?--------------------------------------------------

14 - bonus track. some will recognize it immediately. for the sake of keeping up the illusion of this being a decent surprise, please don't mention what this is to the list(s), mmmkay?


Well, that's all folks.