Pink Floyd - BBC Archives 1967-1969 Rev.A (HRV CDR 008)
 
Album info
 
Length  : 77:32
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 7
Live  :
Recording Date  : Various
Track List
 
01 Flaming 02:38
02 Scarecrow 02:03
03 Matilda Mother 03:20
04 The Gnome 02:10
05 Pow R Toc H 02:58
06 Vegetable Man 03:24
07 Scream Thy Last Scream 03:40
08 Jugband Blues 03:53
09 Let There Be More Light 03:42
10 Murderistic Women 02:18
11 Julia Dream 02:24
12 Massed Gadgets Of Hercules 06:50
13 Point Me At The Sky 04:22
14 Embryo 03:28
15 Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major 03:55
16 Interstellar Overdrive 08:39
17 Daybreak 03:37
18 Nightmare 03:29
19 The Beginning 03:11
20 Beset By Creatures Of The Deep 03:06
21 The Narrow Way 04:25

Notes
Collection of early BBC sessions. Fantastic SQ.


From the info files:


from Ed @ Harvested-weeds

Hi All,

Well it's that time again!
Another 'rev A' release is ready to go.

This time the treatment goes to HRV-CDR-008 - BBC Archives 1967-1969.

Back when this title was orginally released, Marc-Olivier did an exhaustive comparison between it and the RoIO known as 'At Dawn v4.00'. He found neither entity to be superior to the other. Each one had its strong points in different areas and he suggested an amalgamation of the two.

A little later, we also learned that the speed used for Scream Thy Last Scream and Vegetable Man were incorrect.

Another flaw existed with the 1967 sessions. These were originally mono broadcasts. But due to 'old age' of the tapes, the original BBC6769 Harvested release had some channel balance problems.

All this, and more, has been fixed on the 'rev A' release. Here's a track-by-track breakdown...

Track 01 - Flaming
Our original release was a little hissy. The 'At Dawn' version had been equalized to eliminate the hiss, but this was overdone and resulted in a 'bassy' track. I've reequalized our original track. The rev A version is not hissy and not bassy either. The balance has been recentered to mono too.

Track 02 - Scarecrow
The balance has been recentered to mono.

Track 03 - Matilda Mother
The 'At Dawn' version was slightly clearer than our original. This rev A release uses the 'At Dawn' version with the balance recentered to mono.
Ron also reFrankentooned the first note. In addition, the tray artwork has been updated to give the correct spelling of 'Matilda'.

Track 04 - The Gnome
Again, the 'At Dawn' version is used here as it had slightly better SQ. We used our version to restore the start of the song that was missing on 'At Dawn'. The balance was recentered to mono.

Track 05 - Pow R Toc H
The balance was recentered to mono.

Track 06 - Vegetable Man
The 'At Dawn' version is used here. And the balance was recentered. But that's not all...This is the biggest change on this release. The speed has been significantly slowed down.

The recent Omnibus special on Syd Barrett and the Pink Floyd included some snippets of Vegetable Man. The RoIO used for this BBC show came direct from the BBC Archives. As such, we feel we may have found a valid speed reference. The speed of Vegetable Man on our rev A release matches that used in the Omnibus special. This is a lot slower than you're probably used to hearing for this song. But, it is very nice and natural. Enjoy!

Track 07 - Scream Thy Last Scream
A balance recentered, speed corrected version sourced from 'At Dawn' is used here.

Track 08 - Jugband Blues
A balance recentered 'At Dawn' version is used here.

Track 09 - Let There Be More Light
Our original unchanged.

Track 10 - Murderistic Women
Our original unchanged.

Track 11 - Julia Dream
'At Dawn' version used. Pop at 1:09 fixed.

Track 12 - Massed Gadgets of Hercules
'At Dawn' version used. Pop at 0:24 fixed.

Track 13 - Point Me at the Sky
Our original version with the original patch job at the beginning rebalanced to have a more natural transition. Glitch at 2:36 fixed.

Track 14 - Embryo
Our original unchanged.

Track 15 - Baby Blue Shuffle in D Major
Our original unchanged.

Track 16 - Interstellar Overdrive
Our original unchanged.

Track 17 - Daybreak
Our original unchanged.

Track 18 - Nightmare
To conform with the Man and the Journey theme of this performace. The title 'Cymbaline' has been changed to 'Nightmare' in the revised artwork.
The song is our original unchanged.

Tracks 19/20 The Beginning / Beset By Creature of the Deep
Our originals unchanged.

Track 21 - The Narrow Way
Our original unchanged.

So, as you can see, this new version of BBC Archives 1967-1969 has a lot to offer. Let the weeding begin.

ftp.harvested.org
Login: harvested
Pass: BBC6769reva
Port: 21

Remember, for a single disc release such as this, only 3 weedlings are required to fullfill your obligations (not 5).

Regards,
Ed.

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Pink Floyd - BBC Archives 1967-1969
Tracks 1-4 recorded 25 September 1967, BBC, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue; Broadcast 1 October 1967 (Top Gear)
Tracks 5-8 recorded 20 December 1967, BBC, Maida Vale 4; Broadcast 31 December 1967 (Top Gear)
Tracks 9-12 recorded 25 June 1968, BBC, 201 Piccadilly, Studio 1; Broadcast 11 August 1968 (Top Gear)
Tracks 13-16 recorded 2 December 1968, BBC, Maida Vale 4; Broadcast 15 December 1968 (Top Gear)
Tracks 17-21 recorded 12 May 1969, BBC, Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street; Broadcast 14 May 1969 (Night Ride) and 1 June 1969 (Top Gear)

Label: HRV CDR008

Audio Source: Soundboard

Sound Quality: A-/B+

Lineage: Original Harvested SHN-files --> FLAC level 8 --> MWP
(see protocol file for conversion details)
The original SHN file track 12 (Massed Gadgets Of Hercules) has a sector boundary error, that has been fixed for this release, see the protocol file for details.

Artwork: Included

Gallery links:
http://www.mindwarppavilion.org/cpg/displayimage.php?pos=-5102
http://www.mindwarppavilion.org/cpg/displayimage.php?pos=-5101

Number of Discs: 1
Total running time: 77:20

Notes: Radio show performances stretching from the time with Syd Barrett to the inclusion of David Gilmour. As decribed in the Wikipedia article about 'A Saucerful of Secrets' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Saucerful_of_Secrets): ... Due to Syd Barrett's declining mental state, this would be the last Pink Floyd album that he would work on. During its difficult recording sessions, Barrett became increasingly unstable and in January of 1968, David Gilmour was brought in. Barrett was finally removed from the band by early March, leaving this new incarnation of Pink Floyd to finish the album. As a result, A Saucerful of Secrets is the only non-compilation Pink Floyd album on which all five band members appear, with Gilmour appearing on four songs (Let There Be More Light, Corporal Clegg, A Saucerful of Secrets, and See-Saw) and Barrett on three (Remember a Day, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, and Jugband Blues). As well as 'Jugband Blues', the album was to include 'Vegetable Man,' another Syd Barrett song. However, the band believed 'Vegetable Man,' with its autobiographical lyrics, was unsuitable for inclusion and so it was left off the album. The song was to appear on a single as the b-side to another unreleased track, 'Scream Thy Last Scream'. Two additional Syd Barrett songs, 'In The Beechwoods' and 'No Title' were also recorded early in the sessions for the album.

The context of these BBC sessions (quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_%28radio_show%29): Top Gear was originally a short-lived pop music show on the BBC Light Programme in the mid-1960s. It was one of the Corporation's few attempts to compete with the pirate radio stations and Radio Luxembourg, who had attracted large audiences of young British pop music listeners in the absence of an 'official' alternative. This was made explicit in the show's title, which evoked the 1960s fascination with fast cars, jet planes and high-speed travel, but also the use of 'gear' to describe fashionable Carnaby Street clothes and the 1960s Liverpool term 'fab gear', popularised by the Beatles as an expression of approval. The programme comprised a mixture of records and live sessions, was introduced by Brian Matthew, and featured many popular guests such as The Beatles, The Who, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks and Manfred Mann.

It was revived, and evolved into a 'progressive' music show, in the early years of BBC Radio 1 (from 1967 into the 1970s), with the same format of records and specially recorded sessions. It was hosted variously by Tommy Vance, Pete Drummond and, most notably, John Peel, who, with the help of sympathetic producers Bernie Andrews and John Walters, turned it into an award-winning show, while retaining the emphasis on new music. In 1971 the programme merged with the Sounds of the Seventies strand, broadcast on FM. It was still introduced by Peel, and moved from its weekend slot to two evenings a week.

From http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/biography/1960s/1967_Part_Two/
John's first show for BBC Radio 1 was called Top Gear, which he co-presented with former Radio London DJ Pete Drummond. It went to air at 2pm on Sunday October 1st, 1967, and it promised sessions with some of the hottest names in the music business. John Peel got the job by the skin of his teeth as BBC bigwigs thought he was too much of a loose cannon. But Top Gear producer, and BBC veteran of 10 years, Bernie Andrews, had his eye on Peel and demanded that he present the show. Andrews became John's advocate, convincing BBC bosses to give John the opportunity to stay at the station - albeit on a six-week contract - even though his style was at odds with the 'stuffy establishmentarianism' of the BBC.

Immediately, John and Bernie started to book sessions from artists John thought worthy of recognition. The Peel Sessions on Top Gear attracted the likes of Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Captain Beefheart and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

The Peel sessions, now as famous as the man himself, were born.

John adopted Top Gear as his own programme, complete with solo billing which came with new-found freedom to play whatever he liked, whenever he liked.


Tracks 1-4 recorded 25 September 1967, BBC, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue; Broadcast 1 October 1967 (Top Gear)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/1960s/1967/Sep25pinkfloyd/

Line up:
Syd Barrett (Guitar, Vocals)
Nick Mason (Drums)
Richard Wright (Keyboards)
Roger Waters (Bass Guitar, Vocals)

Session tracklist according to BBC:
The Gnome
Scarecrow
Set The Controls
Matilda Mother
Reaction In G
Flaming

Tracks 5-8 recorded 20 December 1967, BBC, Maida Vale 4; Broadcast 31 December 1967 (Top Gear)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/1960s/1967/Dec20pinkfloyd/

Line up:
Syd Barrett (Guitar, Vocals)
Nick Mason (Drums)
Richard Wright (Keyboards)
Roger Waters (Bass Guitar, Vocals)

Session tracklist according to BBC:
Vegetable Man
Scream The Last Scream
Jug Band Blues
Powr Toch

Tracks 9-12 recorded 25 June 1968, BBC, 201 Piccadilly, Studio 1; Broadcast 11 August 1968 (Top Gear)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/1960s/1968/Jun25pinkfloyd/m

Line up:
David Gilmour (Guitar, Vocals)
Nick Mason (Drums)
Richard Wright (Keyboards)
Roger Waters (Bass Guitar, Vocals)

Session tracklist according to BBC:
The Murderotic Woman Or Careful With That Axe Eugene
The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules
Let There Be More Light
Julia Dream

Tracks 13-16 recorded 2 December 1968, BBC, Maida Vale 4; Broadcast 15 December 1968 (Top Gear)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/1960s/1968/Dec02pinkfloyd/

Line up:
David Gilmour (Guitar, Vocals)
Nick Mason (Drums)
Richard Wright (Keyboards)
Roger Waters (Bass Guitar, Vocals)

Session tracklist according to BBC:
Point Me At The Sky
Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major
The Embryo
Interstellar Overdrive

Tracks 17-21 recorded 12 May 1969, BBC, Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street; Broadcast 14 May 1969 (Night Ride) and 1 June 1969 (Top Gear)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/1960s/1969/May12pinkfloyd/

Line up:
David Gilmour (Guitar, Vocals)
Richard Wright (Keyboards)
Nick Mason (Drums)
Roger Waters (Bass Guitar, Vocals)

Session tracklist according to BBC:
Daybreak
Cymbaline
Green Is The Colour
The Narrow Way

Info: Eighth in a series of Harvested uploads...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd_discography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Floyd_live_performances

http://www.harvested.org/

Tracklisting:

01 - Flaming 2:37
02 - Scarecrow 2:02
03 - Matilda Mother 3:19
04 - The Gnome 2:09

05 - Pow R Toc H 2:58
06 - Vegetable Man 3:24
07 - Scream Thy Last Scream 3:39
08 - Jugband Blues 3:52

09 - Let There Be More Light 3:41
10 - Murderistic Women 2:18
11 - Julia Dream 2:23
12 - Massed Gadgets Of Hercules 6:50

13 - Point Me At The Sky 4:21
14 - Embryo 3:27
15 - Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major 3:55
16 - Interstellar Overdrive 8:38

17 - Daybreak 3:36
18 - Nightmare 3:29
19 - The Beginning 3:11
20 - Beset By Creatures Of The Deep 3:06
21 - The Narrow Way 4:25

FLAC fingerprints:
(use these to check file integrity, and also if you are unsure whether you already have the same files or not - the prints remain the same even if file names and tags are edited, so if you have the same files, the fingerprints will match)

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02 scarecrow.flac:b1f46b97da22f3642d80d2528f661579
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21 the narrow way.flac:9b48756b98a4e0c0e7d5c6aa57450d82


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