London 1966/1967 - EP
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||Interstellar Overdrive (Full Lengh Version)||Pink Floyd||16:42||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Nick's Boogie||Pink Floyd||11:49||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Essentially, London 1966-1967 is a collection of the music used for director Peter Whitehead's film Tonite Let's All Make Love in London. Since all the music and footage weren't used in the film's final cut, they were made available on various bootlegs and reissues of strange import. Most releases contain both "Interstellar Overdive" and "Nick's Boogie," capturing the Syd Barrett era of the band at its loosest and most adventurous. The music is more than solid — it reveals in spades what the fuss was about with Floyd early on. The video portion available on some releases is a bit scattered, however. It contains footage of "Interstellar Overdrive" and the wild, wooly "Nick's Boogie," plus interviews with Whitehead (who provides an overview) as well as actors Julie Christie and Michael Caine, artist David Hockney, and Mick Jagger, all talking about Swinging London at the time.
Interstellar Overdrive as it should be, need i say more? This captures the Underground scene with the fascinating, dreamlike sounds merged with a intensity that in my view simply stuns the listener. As a Syd Barrett (early Pink Floyd) fan this review is from somebody who has been taken onboard by Piper at the Gates of Dawn and sees this EP as a climax that shows every member of that incarnation of Floyd to be of a very high quality. Yes its long, no its certainly not boring-if you know Pink Floyd and want a taste of the early days then Piper followed by this and then Saucerfull of Secrets will be a magic experience. Its pure, unchained and spontanious and in my view shows a true embodiment of creativity and talent.
Buy this if you dont already have it..
Really this is worth 10 times the price.Any Barrett afficionados (you know who you are...) who havent already got this close your eyes and enjoy. Simply mesmerising. I first heard this on Fluff Freemans then brill Radio 1 Saturday rock show,upon original late 1989 or early '90 release and I have loved it since.Syd,Roger,Nick & Rick thank you so much. R.I.P Syd.
This is probably the finest exposition of the sound of the underground scene in the late sixties. If you are not into British Psychedelia, then it is probably not for you. If you are, buy it and drift back to the time when Syd was shining on like a crazy diamond. There is nothing else like this.
Formed: 1965 in London, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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