Legacy Recordings will release an early, previously-unreleased version of Pink Floyd‘s “Interstellar Overdrive” on April 15.
Recorded Nov. 31, 1966, at Thomson Studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, the nearly-15-minute piece features Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Rick Wright and Roger Waters.
A shorter version of the instrumental appeared on Floyd’s first album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” in August 1967.
The 12-inch one-sided single comes a week before Record Store Day; and will be available for sale at “Their Mortal Remains,” the massive Floyd exhibition opening at the Victoria & Albert’s Museum in London in May.
With artwork taken from an early UFO gig, the 180-gram disc will come with a fold-out poster and postcard featuring the group.
This recording would seem to pre-date the version featured in the Peter Whitehead film “Tonight Let’s All Make Love in London,” and available on the EP “Pink Floyd: London ’66-’67.” Clocking in at just less than 17 minutes, that version was recorded at London’s Sound Techniques on Jan. 11 and 12, 1967.
Mojo magazine’s upcoming May issue will feature Pink Floyd‘s “Animals” on the cover.
Marking the 40th anniversary of the album, Mojo 282 will include a new interview with Roger Waters about the making of the album; and a preview of “Their Mortal Remains,” the massive exhibition opening this spring at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Mojo is making available a special edition of Issue 282 with a lenticular cover that makes the pig appear to move across Battersea Power Station.
The special edition is limited to 5,000 copies, and is only available for purchase online. The same issue without the special cover will be shipped to subscribers and made available on newsstands.
Original paintings by Gerald Scarfe used for the 1982 film “Pink Floyd The Wall” are on sale.
San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) is selling several items from Scarfe’s private collection.
Standouts include “The Scream,” used on the film poster and billboards; and a massive 8-foot storyboard from the film.
Have we piqued your interest? Good. Now here’s a reality check: Prices in the collection range from $46,500 to $1.85 million US, with an average price of $769,000. Those prices don’t include copyright or reproduction rights.
Well, we can dream.
Regardless of the prices, SFAE reports interest in the sale is huge, with, at one point, 100 requests for the catalog pouring in each hour.
The Abbey Road mixing console Pink Floyd used when making its seminal 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon” will be auctioned off this month.
Auction firm Bonhams will place the item on the block March 27 as part of its “TCM Presents … Rock and Roll Through the Lens” sale.
The console, a custom-built EMI TG12345 MK IV pulled from Abbey Road studio two, was used between 1971 and 1983. In addition to Floyd, the console was used by artists such as Paul McCartney and Wings, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Kate Bush.
It still works, and comes with a letter of provenance from Ken Townsend, former Abbey Road Studio Manager.
The console will be on view at Bonhams Knightsbridge March 19 until the auction and is expected to easily fetch a “significant” six-figure price.
Finding the space for it in your rec room is your problem.