A rare audio recording of a 1967 concert in Stockholm by Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd has been unearthed in Sweden. It will be broadcast in May at the Golden Circle, the famed jazz and rock club in Stockholm where Ornette Coleman recorded a two-volume live album in 1965.
The recordings reportedly include the show's soundcheck and the 50-minute concert, and were recorded professionally. Though several bootlegs from the era exist, it is thought to be the only complete recording of a 1967 concert by Floyd.
Photos from the gig, which took place on September 10, 1967, were posted on Floyd fan site Brain Damage in 2007.
"No one will like what we play," one of the band members reportedly can be heard saying before the concert.
Barrett's catalogue has been overhauled in recent years, with 1967's Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the only album he completed with the group, getting a lavish three-disc reissue featuring stereo and mono versions of the album, along with singles and outtakes. And earlier this year, EMI released An Introduction to Syd Barrett , which combines the singer's Floyd and solo material and offers a free download of a rough song not on the CD.
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