Monday, January 7, 2019

Pink Floyd stream rare video of 1968 UK TV performance

Pink Floyd are streaming rare video of a 1968 UK TV performance of “Set The Controls For The Heart of The Sun”, a track from their second album, “A Saucerful Of Secrets.”

Featuring new addition David Gilmour on guitar – in place of band co-founder Syd Barrett, who had recently been dismissed from the lineup – the band filmed the song in late March of 1968 for inclusion in the BBC documentary, “All My Loving.”

Directed by Tony Palmer, the project presented a look at the pop music scene of the day and included music and interviews with The Beatles, The Who, Frank Zappa, Cream and Eric Burdon, among others.

The group’s transitional record from the original Barrett-led era to the Gilmour years reached No. 9 on the UK charts, with drummer Nick Mason later declaring it his favorite Pink Floyd album.

The rocker recently returned to live performances with Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets, with a lineup that strictly performs material from the group’s pre-“The Dark Side Of The Moon” era.

Mason and his band will launch a spring tour of North America in Vancouver, BC on March 12.

Pink Floyd delivered the No. 1 Rock News Story of The Year and were named the No. 2 Rock Artist Of The Year as part of the 2018 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

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