E Questo Da Dove Sbuca? Pink Floyd – The Early Years Box 1965-1972. In Uscita All’11 Novembre!

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Pink Floyd – The Early Years Box 1965-1972 – 10 CD/9 DVD/ 8 Blu-Ray + 7 Libri + 5 singoli 7 pollici + memorabilia varia – Parlophone/Warner EU/GB – Sony Legacy USA – 11-11-2016

Pink Floyd – Cre/ation The Early Years 1967-1972 – Best Of Box – 2 CD Warner/Parlophone 11-11-2016

Per anni, prima Roger Waters e poi David Gilmour, ci hanno detto che non esisteva materiale raro e/o inedito dei Pink Floyd, quantomeno utilizzabile per le varie ristampe uscite nel corso del tempo. Non per nulla nell’ultima ri-masterizzazione del catalogo completo, avvenuta nel 2011, con edizioni Discovery e Immersion (per i dischi più importanti), le nuove versioni riportavano pochissimo materiale extra. Ed ecco che improvvisamente, per novembre 2016, viene annunciato questo mastodontico cofanetto da 27 dischetti (che ci viene detto contiene 20 canzoni inedite, più di 7 ore di materiale audio dal vivo inedito e 5 ore di raro materiale video, ma in totale sono 11 ore e 45 minuti di audio e oltre 14 ore di materiale audio-video) e il tutto copre peraltro solo i primi anni di storia del gruppo: dal 1965, anno di fondazione della band a Londra, al 1972. Quindi non esce in concomitanza con il 50° Anniversario dalla formazione, che sarebbe stato nel 2015,  e neppure con quello delle prime uscite discografiche, che sarà nel 2017. Ma ormai abbiamo imparato che le date sono diventate degli optional per le case discografiche, quello che conta è il mercato discografico natalizio. E per un’opera di questi dimensioni, i cui prezzi indicativi annunciati sono molto elevati, 600 dollari circa per il mercato americano (dal sito ufficiale del gruppo) e tra i 450 e i 500 euro in Europa, il momento dell’uscita è ovviamente strategico.

pink floyd the early years crea-ation 2 cd

Come vedete ad inizio Post, e qui sopra, ci sarà comunque anche una versione da 2 CD, un distillato del cofanetto, intitolata Cre/ation The Early Years 1967-1972, che attraverso 27 pezzi (di cui 19 mai pubblicati prima a livello ufficiale) evidenzia il primo periodo della band, da quando erano ancora The Pink Floyd, passando per gli anni di Syd Barrett, fino all’anno antecedente all’uscita di The Dark Side Of The Moon. E vediamo subito cosa riporta questo doppio, prima di esaminare anche i contenuti del box da 27 dischi:

CD1]
1. Arnold Layne (Single) (2016 Remastered Version)
2. See Emily Play (Single) (2016 Remastered Version)
3. Matilda Mother (2010 Remix) (2016 Remastered Version)
4. Jugband Blues (2010 Remix)
5. Paintbox (Single B-Side) (2016 Remastered Version)
6. Flaming (BBC Session, 25 September 1967)
7. In The Beechwoods (2010 Mix)
8. Point Me At The Sky (Single) (2016 Remastered Version)
9. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Single B-Side Version) (2016 Remastered Version)
10. Embryo (From Harvest Records Sampler ‘Picnic’)
11. Ummagumma Radio Ad (Capitol US)
12. Grantchester Meadows (BBC Session, 12 May 1969)
13. Cymbaline (BBC Session, 12 May 1969)
14. Interstellar Overdrive (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969)
15. Green Is The Colour (BBC Session, 12 May 1969)
16. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (BBC Session, 12 May 1969)

[CD2]
1. On The Highway (Zabriskie Point Remix)
2. Auto Scene Version 2 (Zabriskie Point Remix)
3. The Riot Scene (Zabriskie Point Remix, Us & Them – Piano/Bass only)
4. Looking At Map (Zabriskie Point Remix)
5. Take Off (Zabriskie Point Remix)
6. Embryo (Alternative Version) (BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970)
7. Atom Heart Mother (Live In Montreux, 21 November 1970) (Band Only)
8. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes Work In Progress)
9. Childhood’s End (2016 Remix)
10. Free Four (2016 Remix)
11. Stay (2016 Remix)

Invece il tomo principale sarà diviso in 7 capitoli, ognuno con relativo titolo, che poi nel corso del 2017 verranno resi disponibili anche sciolti. I cinque 45 giri originali avranno il seguente contenuto:

1. Side A: Arnold Layne Side B: Candy And A Currant Bun
2. Side A: See Emily Play Side B: The Scarecrow
3. Side A: Apples And Oranges Side B: Paintbox
4. Side A: It Would Be So Nice Side B: Julia Dream
5. Side A: Point Me At The Sky Side B: Careful With That Axe, Eugene 

Mentre il box (se cliccate sull’immagine posta in apertura, lo vedete meglio) che oltre a 10 CD audio, contiene anche 9 DVD e 8 Blu-Ray – attenzione, precisazione importante – con lo stesso contenuto ripetuto per i due formati video (?!?), ha la seguente tracklist:

† previously unreleased

1965-67 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION

CD 1:
1965 Recordings*:
1. Lucy Leave* 2.57
2. Double O Bo* 2.57
3. Remember Me* 2.46
4. Walk With Me Sydney* 3.11
5. Butterfly* 3.00
6. I’m A King Bee* 3.13
7. Arnold Layne 2.57
8. See Emily Play 8.57
9. Apples And Oranges 3.05
10. Candy And A Currant Bun 2.45
11. Paintbox 3.48
12. Matilda Mother (2010 mix) 4.01
13. Jugband Blues (2010 mix) † 3.01
14. In The Beechwoods (2010 mix) † 4.43
15. Vegetable Man (2010 mix) † 2.32
16. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix) † 4.43
Total: 50 mins, 32 secs approx.
Tracks 1-11 mono.
Tracks 12-16 stereo
*including Rado Klose on guitar and Juliette Gale on vocals on
‘Walk With Me Sydney’

CD 2:
Live in Stockholm 1967:
1. Introduction † 0.25
2. Reaction in G † 7.18
3. Matilda Mother † 5.34
4. Pow R. Toc H. † 11.56
5. Scream Thy Last Scream † 4.00
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun † 7.17
7. See Emily Play † 3.16
8. Interstellar Overdrive † 8.57
Please note: the above tracks feature vocals recorded at a less
than optimum level
John Latham (studio recordings 1967)
9. John Latham Version 1 † 4.32
10. John Latham Version 2 † 5.06
11. John Latham Version 3 † 3.45
12. John Latham Version 4 † 2.59
13. John Latham Version 5 † 2.48
14. John Latham Version 6 † 3.17
15. John Latham Version 7 † 2.36
16. John Latham Version 8 † 2.49
17. John Latham Version 9 † 2.38
Total: 79 mins, 13 secs approx.
Tracks 1-8 recorded live Sept 10, 1967 at Gyllene Cirkeln, Stockholm, Sweden
Tracks 9-17 recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London, 20 October 1967
All tracks stereo

DVD/Blu-ray
1. Chapter 24: Syd Barrett in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridgeshire, UK 1966 / Pink Floyd at EMI Studios, London, April 1967 3.40
2. Nick’s Boogie † : recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick’s Boogie at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, January 11, 1967 / 6.36
Live at UFO, The Blarney Club, London, January 13, 1967
3. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Scene – Underground’ UFO at The Blarney Club, London, January 27, 1967 4.15
4. Arnold Layne: promo video. Wittering Beach, UK, early 1967 2.54
5. Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett and Roger Waters interview: BBC ‘The Look Of The Week’ – BBC Studios, 9.22
London, May 14, 1967
6. The Scarecrow: ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.05
7. Jugband Blues: ‘London Line’ promo video, 1967, London 2.58
8. Apples And Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview: ‘American Bandstand’, Los Angeles, USA, November 7, 1967 4.51
9. Instrumental Improvisation † : BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’, London, December 12, 1967 2.11
10. Instrumental Improvisation † : ‘Die Jungen Nachtwandler’, UFO, The Blarney Club, London, February 24, 1967 4.32
11. See Emily Play: BBC ‘Top Of The Pops’ – partially restored BBC Studios, London, July 6, 1967 2.55
12. The Scarecrow (outtakes): ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.07
13. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Science Fiction – Das Universum Des Ichs’, The Roundhouse, London, 1967 9.33
Total: 57 mins, 59 secs approx.

1968 GERMIN/ATION

CD
1. Point Me At The Sky 3.40
2. It Would Be So Nice 3.46
3. Julia Dream 2.34
4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (single version) 5.46
5. Song 1, Capital Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968 † 3.19
6. Roger’s Boogie, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968 † 4.35
BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968:
7. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) † 3.38
8. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) † 7.18
9. Let There Be More Light † 4.32
10. Julia Dream † 2.50
BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1968:
11. Point Me At The Sky † 4.25
12. Embryo † 3.13
13. Interstellar Overdrive † 9.37
Total: 59 mins, 14 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray
‘Tienerklanken’, Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 February 1968: 22.28
1. Astronomy Domine
2. The Scarecrow
3. Corporal Clegg
4. Paintbox
5. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
6. See Emily Play
7. Bike
8. Apples And Oranges: ‘Vibrato’, Brussels, Belgium, February 1968 3.03
‘Bouton Rouge’, Paris, France, 20 February 1968: 13.35
9. Astronomy Domine
10. Flaming
11. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
12. Let There Be More Light
13. Paintbox: ‘Discorama’, Paris, France, 21 February 1968 3.40
14. Instrumental Improvisation † : ‘The Sound Of Change’, London, UK, March 1968 2.15
15. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: ‘All My Loving’, London, UK, 28 March 1968 2.40
16. It Would Be So Nice (excerpt): ‘Release-Rome Goes Pop’, Rome, Italy, April 1968 1.21
17. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Pop 68’, Rome, Italy, 6 May 1968 6.59
‘Tienerklanken – Kastival’, Kasterlee, Belgiu, 31 August 1968: 3.48
18. Astronomy Domine
19. + Roger Waters interview
‘Samedi et Compagnie’, Paris, France, 6 September 1968: 5.31
20. Let There Be More Light
21. Remember A Day
22. Let There Be More Light: ‘A L’Affiche du Monde’, London, UK, 1968 1.53
‘Tous En Scene’, Paris, France, 21 October 1968: 6.39
23. Let There Be More Light
24. Flaming
25. Let There Be More Light: ‘Surprise Partie’, Paris, France, 1 November 1968 6.35
26. Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968 3.19
Total: 84 mins, 18 secs approx.

1969 DRAMATIS/ATION

CD 1:
‘More’ album non-album tracks
1. Hollywood (non-album track) † 1.21
2. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) † 5.38
3. More Blues (Alternative version) † 3.49
4. Seabirds (non-album track) † 4.20
5. Embryo (from ‘Picnic’, Harvest Records sampler) 4.43
BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969:
6. Grantchester Meadows † 3.36
7. Cymbaline † 3.38
8. The Narrow Way † 4.48
9. Green Is The Colour † 3.21
10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene † 3.26
Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969:
11. Interstellar Overdrive † 4.20
12. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun † 12.25
13. Careful With That Axe, Eugene † 10.09
14. A Saucerful Of Secrets † 13.03
Total: 68 mins, 50 secs approx.

CD 2:
Part 1: ‘The Man’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
1. Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows) † 8.14
2. Work † 4.12
3. Afternoon (Biding My Time) † 6.39
4. Doing It † 3.54
5. Sleeping † 4.38
6. Nightmare (Cymbaline) † 9.15
7. Labyrinth † 1.10
Part 2: ‘The Journey’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
8. The Beginning (Green Is The Colour) † 3.25
9. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) † 6.27
10. The Narrow Way, Part 3 † 5.11
11. The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.) † 4.56
12. The Labyrinths Of Auximines † 3.20
13. Footsteps / Doors † 3.12
14. Behold The Temple Of Light † 5.32
15. The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful of Secrets) † 6.31
Total: 76 mins, 36 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray:
‘Forum Musiques’, Paris, France, 22 January 1969: 19.25
1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
David Gilmour interview
2. A Saucerful Of Secrets
3. ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’: Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, April 14, 1969: 14.05
Afternoon (Biding My Time)
The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)
Cymbaline
Beset By Creatures Of The Deep †
The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)
Essencer Pop & Blues Festival, Essen, Germany, October 11 1969: 19.14
4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
5. A Saucerful Of Secrets
Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel, 27.53
Amougies Mont de l’Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969:
6. Green Is The Colour
7. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
8. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
9. Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa 11.26
Total: 71 mins, 14 secs approx.

1970 DEVI/ATION

CD 1:
1. Atom Heart Mother live in Montreux, 21 Nov 1970 † 17.58
BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970:
2. Embryo † 11.10
3. Fat Old Sun † 5.52
4. Green Is The Colour † 3.27
5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene † 8.25
6. If † 5.47
7. Atom Heart Mother † with choir, cello & brass ensemble 25.30
Total: 78 mins, 8 secs approx.

CD 2:
Unreleased tracks from the ‘Zabriskie Point’ soundtrack recordings:
1. On The Highway † 1.16
2. Auto Scene Version 2 † 1.13
3. Auto Scene Version 3 † 1.31
4. Aeroplane † 2.18
5. Explosion † 5.47
6. The Riot Scene † 1.40
7. Looking At Map † 1.57
8. Love Scene Version 7 † 5.03
9. Love Scene Version 1 † 3.26
10. Take Off † 1.20
11. Take Off Version 2 † 1.12
12. Love Scene Version 2 † 1.56
13. Love Scene (Take 1) † 2.16
14. Unknown Song (Take 1) † 5.56
15. Love Scene (Take 2) † 6.40
16. Crumbling Land (Take 1) † 4.09
17. Atom Heart Mother † Early studio version, band only 19.15
Total: 67 mins, 9 secs approx.

DVD 1:
An Hour with Pink Floyd:
KQED, San Francisco, USA, 30 April 1970:
1. Atom Heart Mother 17.37
2. Cymbaline 8.38
3. Grantchester Meadows 7.37
4. Green Is The Colour 3.31
5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 9.09
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.37
Total: 59 mins, 9 secs approx.
Audio only:
Atom Heart Mother album original 4.0 Quad mix 1970:
7. Atom Heart Mother 23.42
8. If 4.31
9. Summer ’68 5.29
10. Fat Old Sun 5.24
11. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast 13.01
Total: 52 mins, 7 secs approx.

DVD 2:
‘Pop Deux – Festival de St. Tropez’, France, 8 August 1970:
Part 1:
1. Cymbaline (sound check) 3.54
2. Atom Heart Mother 13.46
3. Embryo 11.23
Part 2:
4. Green Is The Colour/
5. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12.21
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.07
Roland Petit Ballet, Paris, France, 5 December 1970:
7. Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3 † live in the studio 3.28
8. Embryo 2.39
Blackhill’s Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, UK, 18 July 1970:
9. Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John
Alldis Choir 21.15
Total: 80 mins, 53 secs approx.
All DVD content is included on one blu-ray.

1971 REVERBER/ATION 1972 OBFUSC/ATION

CD:
1. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) † 7.01
BBC Radio Session, 30 September 1971:
2. Fat Old Sun † 15.33
3. One Of These Days † 7.19
4. Embryo † 10.43
5. Echoes † 26.25
Total: 67 mins 1 sec approx.

DVD/Blu-ray:
‘Aspekte’ feature 9.51
1. Interview + Atom Heart Mother (extracts)
Hamburg, Germany, 25 February 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
2. A Saucerful Of Secrets (extract)
Offenbach, Germany, 26 February 1971
‘Cinq Grands Sur La Deux’ 17.55
Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnierès-sur-Oise, France,
15 June 1971
3. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun
4. Cymbaline
5. Atom Heart Mother (extract) 3.12
‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria,
1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
‘Get To Know’ 6.23
Randwick Race Course, Sydney, Australia,
15 August 1971
6. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Band interview
’24 hours – Bootleg Records’, London, UK, 1971
7. Documentary including Pink Floyd 2.27
and manager Steve O’Rourke
‘Review’, London, UK, 1971 3.37
8. Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell
interviewed re: record cover design
9. One of These Days (‘French Windows’) 4.17
Ian Emes animation created July 1972,
Birmingham, UK
10. Atom Heart Mother (extract, in colour): 5.10
‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria,
1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
11. Atom Heart Mother: ’71 Hakone Aphrodite 15.11
Open Air Festival, Hakone, Japan, 6-7 August 1971
Total: 68 mins 3 secs approx.
Audio-only material:
1. Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix 1971 23.35

CD:
Obscured By Clouds 2016 Remix
1. Obscured By Clouds † 3.03
2 When You’re In † 2.31
3 Burning Bridges † 3.30
4 The Gold It’s In The… † 3.07
5 Wot’s…Uh The Deal † 5.09
6 Mudmen † 4.18
7 Childhood’s End † 4.33
8 Free Four † 4.16
9 Stay † 4.06
10 Absolutely Curtains † 5.52
Total 40 mins 25 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray:
Recording Obscured by Clouds, Château d’Hérouville, France, 23-29 February 1972
1. Wot’s…Uh The Deal: with recording session photos 5.04
2. Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds 7.14
+ David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview
Brighton Dome, UK, 29 June 1972 16.44
3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
4. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet, France, news reports 1972-73
5. Actualités Méditerranée, Marseille, 22 November 1972 3.29
6. JT Nuit – Les Pink Floyd, Marseille, 26 November 1972 3.04
7. JT 20 h – Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 3.01
8. Journal de Paris – Les Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 5.03
9. Poitiers – Autour Du Passage Des Pink Floyd 4.27
Concert set up news report – France, 29 November 1972
Live At Pompeii (with 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 6.40
11. A Saucerful Of Secrets 10.09
12. One Of These Days 5.58
13. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 10.24
14. Echoes 26.10
Total: 107 mins 27 secs approx.

BONUS CONTINU/ATION

CD:
BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967:
1. Flaming † 2.42
2. The Scarecrow † 1.59
3. The Gnome † 2.08
4. Matilda Mother † 3.20
5. Reaction in G † 0.34
6. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun † 3.19
BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967:
7. Scream Thy Last Scream † 3.35
8. Vegetable Man † 3.07
9. Pow R. Toc H. † 2.45
10. Jugband Blues † 3.50
BBC Radio Session, 2 December 1968:
11. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major † 3.58
12. Blues † 4.59
13. US Radio ad 0.22
14. Music from The Committee No. 1 1.06
15. Music from The Committee No. 2 3.25
16. Moonhead † 7.16
live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast
17. Echoes † 24.10
live at Wembley 1974
Total: 72 mins 35 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray 1:
1. Arnold Layne (Alternative version) 2.56
Hampstead Heath and St. Michael’s Church,
Highgate, London, UK, March 1967
2. ‘P1 – P wie Petersilie’ 16.52
Stuggart, Germany, 22 July 1969
Corporal Clegg
Band interview
A Saucerful of Secrets
3. Atom Heart Mother 3.46
‘Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music’,
Shepton Mallet, UK, 27 June 1970
4. ‘Kralingen Music Festival’ 10.16
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
A Saucerful Of Secrets
5. ‘The Amsterdam Rock Circus’ 35.41
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 May 1972
Atom Heart Mother
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
A Saucerful Of Secrets
The Committee – (Feature Film) 55.18
Score by Pink Floyd
Total: 124 mins 49 secs approx.

DVD/Blu-ray 2:
‘More’ feature film 1.56.00
‘La Vallée’ (Obscured By Clouds) feature film 1.45.00
Total: 3 hours 41 mins approx.

Il prezzo è consistente, ma anche i contenuti non scherzano, quindi studiate bene e poi fate le vostre mosse, perché comunque il tutto dovrebbe essere a tiratura limitata e quindi non è detto che poi resti in circolazione a lungo. Ma è anche vero il contrario, perché alcune di questo cosiddette versioni “limitate” (per esempio anche degli stessi Pink Floyd) continuano a circolare regolarmente sul mercato anche anni dopo. Quindi fate vobis, io mi limito a segnalare.

Bruno Conti

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