In 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’, covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Never released in that form, however some of the songs were used on the ‘More’ soundtrack and the ‘Ummagumma’ album. This volume refers back to ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’ tour with live performances in Amsterdam and for the BBC in London, but also includes the bonus tracks from the ‘More’ soundtrack that were used in the film but not on record, plus non-album tracks like the early version of Embryo from the Harvest sampler ‘Picnic’. Video material includes 20 minutes of ‘The Man’/‘The Journey’ rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, directed by Anthony Stern, including Afternoon (Biding My Time), The Beginning (Green Is The Colour), Nightmare (Cymbaline), Beset By Creatures Of The Deep and The End Of The Beginning (the last part of A Saucerful Of Secrets), plus other live performance footage from that year:
The Man & The Journey live
TV appearances, rare footage
Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa
Replica memorabilia from the period
Following the hugely anticipated Early Years collection, Pink Floyd now release the 6 individual collections that were first released as part of ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ box set. Whether a fan of the early Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, or to the final moments before ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’, there is something in these volumes for fans and newcomers to the band. The stand-alone packages were originally released exclusively as the full ‘Early Years: 1965-1972’ box set that was reviewed as one of the best box sets of 2016 but are now available as bite-sized volumes broken down by years 1965-1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and finally 1972. Outtakes and demos from the band’s early albums including ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’, ‘Meddle’ and ‘Atom Heart Mother’ are included on these packages.
Each package shows fans the creative genius behind each Pink Floyd recording and even the titles (CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION, GERMIN/ATION, DRAMATIS/ATION, DEVI/ATION, REVERB/ATION, CONFUSC/ATION) have been dreamed up by Roger Waters to give an insight into where the band were at that particular point in their career.‘The Early Years: Individual Volumes’ give fans the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in the cultural revolution from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, one of the biggest selling albums of all time.From the single Arnold Layne to the 20-minute epic Echoes, fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic through to Syd’s departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.