Monday, March 20, 2017

Pink Floyd to issue unreleased 1966 recording for Record Store Day

Pink Floyd will issue an extended, unreleased version of their 1967 track, “Interstellar Overdrive”, as part of Record Store Day 2017 on April 15.

Limited to 4,000 copies, the mono single will be presented on a one-sided 12" 180-gram black vinyl and will play at 33 1/3 RPM. The single will come with a fold-out poster and an A6 postcard featuring a classic image of the band taken when they were recording their debut single, “Arnold Layne.”

Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, “Interstellar Overdrive” is an unheard recording from 1966, running at close to 15 minutes long.

The original recording was done at the Thomson studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on November 31, 1966, before the band were signed to EMI.

A different, shorter version of the track appears on the band's groundbreaking debut album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

An annual event, Record Store Day is a celebration of the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores in the USA and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

Full details on Record Store Day 2017 can be found at

Ahead of the annual event, Pink Floyd will release a series of individual volumes from “The Early Years 1965-1972” box set on March 24.

The six volumes from the package break down the massive project by years – from the mid-1960s start with original member Syd Barrett to the growth shown by 1972 as the band prepared to record “The Dark Side Of The Moon” album.

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