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Rare Tape of 1967 Pink Floyd Concert Found

Recording thought to be only complete version of Swedish concert

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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.

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“No one will like what we play,” one of the band members reportedly can be heard saying before the concert.

Listen: An Introduction to Syd Barrett

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.

Pink Floyd Recording Discovered From Rare Syd Barrett-Era 1967 Concert [Spinner.com]


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