Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kate Bush - Limited Edition Interview Picture Disc

Here are a few other interviews you may not have heard before...

More here and here.

Kate Bush - Shrubberies

Another CD of early Kate Bush demos... A friend of mine (many years ago) gushed over this CD, telling me that I absolutely *had* to buy it if I ever found a copy. It cost a bit more than I really should've spent, but I haven't regretted it.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Kate Bush - Alone At My Piano

This CD has a story behind it... Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I used to buy exotic CDs from a mail-order place in Germany. Now, they didn't actually manufacture anything. They just tried to act as a wholesaler for all of the smaller independent labels that were around at the time. The catalog from the German company, therefore, wasn't their own. They didn't actually stock any CDs. They just told you what they *should* be able to get from their suppliers. It turned out, of course, that their suppliers were notoriously unstable organizations.
Soooooo.... I never actually received any of the CDs that I ordered from the Germans. They just sent me piles of whatever they happened to have on hand. Under normal circumstances, that might make for an unhappy customer. But, I loved getting the box of surprises every few months.

One of the CDs that fell from The Great Beyond was this Kate Bush number. The liner notes list a manufacturer's postal address in the United States. I wrote to it all those many years ago (asking for a catalog) only to have my inquiry returned bearing a large "Invalid Address" stamp.

A Kate Bush collector once offered me $200 for this disk. I have never seen a copy for sale anywhere. I have never seen any other titles by this same record label.

The contents of the CD, I am sure, are probably readily available in these heady days of torrents and such. It's not really the music that makes me smile whenever I happen across this title - it's remembering what a beautiful surprise it was opening that box back nearly 20 years ago.

PS: Anyone with any further information would be very welcome to leave it in the comments...

Friday, December 26, 2008

Colours Of Infinity

This DVD just came out in 2007 - and has already disappeared. It's one of the nicer archival DVDs to have come out in a long time. It's even got a nice long film featuring the soundtrack music with no narration over the top. Very vital to the Gilmour collectors out there. How sad that it is out-of-print.

62 parts

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Another Interstellar

In previous entries, I shared a film set to Interstellar Overdrive that was created by Anthony Stern. This is a brilliant film. If you've never seen it - you should. Another previous Interstellar was a promotional film from Snapper - probably promoting the DVD release of the London '66-'67 film.

Today, we have yet another film that uses IO as the soundtrack. As with the others, it features scenes from London and little bits of the Floyd at UFO. This one is black & white - and asks lots of questions of the audience.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Limited Edition Interview Disc - CSK 6060

Probably the rarest of all of the Pink Floyd promotional CDs. Certainly, it's the most interesting one I have ever come across in terms of content. This one features the answers to questions. I believe the idea was for local DJs to "pretend" to be interviewing the Floyd members by reading the questions themselves, then playing the pre-recorded answers.

Although Gilmour, of course, gets the most questions, we do get a number of answers from Nick & Rick. This is good stuff, if a little formal.

I've left off the two "official" tracks - because I assume that everyone out there has a copy of The Division Bell by now. If you don't, do us all a favor and go buy one. It's a jolly nice album - well worth the trouble.

Part 1
Part 2

Monday, December 22, 2008

More Beatles Cartoons

Here are the final two installments of the Beatles Cartoons...

Vol 3
Vol 4

Sunday, December 21, 2008

David Gilmour - Live In Gdansk Interview

You all know that I am a sucker for a good interview...

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beatles Cartoons

The original TV programs... Very strange stuff.... I have the first two Volumes ready for you. There are plenty more if needed.

Vol 1
Vol 2

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Alan Parker Documentary

I recorded a documentary about Alan Parker the other day. I've made the Wall bit available by itself... or, you can grab the whole documentary.

Monday, December 8, 2008

SQ Releases

Thought you may be interested in some of the Quadraphonic releases. They're not easy to find.

Friday, November 21, 2008

David Gilmour - Sessions 2006-2007

Just in case you haven't received your daily dose of Mr. Gilmour...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Take A Little Trip With Dr. Leary

Sorry to have been taking breaks from this blog. I hope to be able to get back to posting regularly again in a few weeks. It's just work getting in the way of the fun.

In the meantime... a word from our sponsor...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jill Sobule - VARA Radio 1990

There is terribly little material available from early in Ms. Sobule's career, so it was with no small joy that I happened to discover these two songs from Jill's appearance on VARA Radio (Holland) in 1990.


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Friday, October 17, 2008

Q & A - Vol # 5

1984 - "The Pros & Cons Of Hitch Hiking" EPK
1992 - "Amused To Death" EPK
1999 - Interview with Roger Waters to promote the relase of The Wall 1980-1981 "Is there Anybody Out There"
2005 - Charlie Rose show

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Q & A - Vol # 4

2006/02/20 - Nick Mason "Inside Out" Promotion In Budapest, Hungary
2006/03/18 - Nick Mason "Inside Out" Promotion In Cologne, Germany
2005/10/25 - Nick Mason Dedicace Interview In Warzsaw
2006/02/20 - Nick Mason RTL-Klub TV Interview In Budapest, Hungary

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Monday, October 13, 2008

David Gilmour - Q Award

Official webste here
Brain Damage site here
snag the Gilmour film here

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kate Bush - Eat The Video

This is a wonderful 2 DVD set compiling loads of Kate's television appearances.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kate Bush - Live At The Hammersmith Odeon

Thank you for writing so many nice comments about Kate Bush... I hope that you enjoy this one as well. It's another Japanese LD transfer. I have also included the audio separately, should you desire it. The cover was done by the same incredibly generous artist who did art for The Line, The Cross & The Curve DVD (below) - Gabi. Thanks!! The audio source was provided by You Know Who and (wink, wink). Thanks, fellows!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Natalie Merchant - Wonder (promo)

Another of the promotional video tapes that I found years ago on eBay is a U-Matic tape of Natalie Merchant's video for Wonder.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Pink Floyd - Promotional tapes

This is probably the first DVD that I ever put together. I spent a fortune on eBay buying promotional video tapes and wanted to compile them & share them with my friends. The gem in the collection is the interview of Roger Waters. It was made for "Is Anybody Out There", the live Wall concert. It was originally going to be issued by Capitol, who did the interview. But, it ended up being issued by Columbia. So, Capitol just shelved the interview & it was never used for anything. It's a great interview & really deserves to be seen.

I did not create the art. The contents of this DVD were used for some VCDs and someone else did make some DVD art (above). I have no idea who did that. (Thanks, though!) I included some scans of a few of the original promo VHS tapes that went into making this DVD, just in case you're curious.

33 parts

David Gilmour - Mihalis - 24-April-84

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D-a-v-i-d L-y-n-c-h

It seems as though all of my Pink Floyd friends also really get into the work of David Lynch, the director of many beautiful films. He is probably best known for his work on Twin Peaks.

Julee Cruise is the singer whose angelic voice gave the Twin Peaks soundtrack the ethereal weirdness.

There were many TV interviews and VH1 programs and the like that were made at the time which have just been lost to history....

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kate Bush - X-Mas Special

Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel straight off the BBC Master! What more could you want?!?

32 parts

Knebworth 90

The original Knebworth '90 broadcast.... Amazingly groovy stuff!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Division Bell Anthology

Two MTV specials from 1994 - one from the States and one from the UK.

69 parts

Monday, September 29, 2008

Art & The 60s

This is a very, very highly recommended documentary. It fills in a lot of history of The Underground Scene that is typically not reported in other documentaries. For example, we learn loads of great stuff about the Indica Gallery and various artists that have shows there. I should warn you, however, that some of the "art" is... very ugly and should not be viewed by young people, old people, people with gentle constitutions, or, well, anybody else. The chapter is called "Skip This Bit" - and you almost certainly should. The rest is absolutely aces!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Saucerfull Of Videos

A wonderful collection of do-it-yourself Early Floyd videos created by a night-shift worker at a Home Shopping Channel. He was bored. Thanks!

40 parts

...Now Here Is The News Vol.1

More news clips!

I have heard that part # 23 may not be verifying properly. Should you have trouble with it, please try this version instead.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Art Of Tripping - Rev A

Here is another of Storm Thorgerson's documentaries. In it, he tries to answer another intractable question. Do mind-altering drugs help or hinder the artistic process? There are those who would say that drugs provide inspiration or allow different types of thought. But, others may suggest that drugs do all sorts of things (depending upon the drug) - mood swings, addiction, severe alteration of thought, which would prevent (or at least slow down) the artistic process. Mr. Thorgerson interviews loads of artists and historians and biographers to try to get the best possible answer. This is a 2 part documentary. The first part covers all of history up to about 1955. The second part covers 1955-1994. Read more here. David Gilmour provides soundtrack music.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Elliot's Blimp

A wonderful collection of local news clips, EPKs, and other strangeness from Elliot's tapes.

28 parts

Routes Of Rock

These are two documentaries broadcast on the BBC back in 1999. One is focused on the London Underground. They discuss the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream rather extensively. The other documentary presents the stories of a number of influential musicians who did not survive the 1960s. They included Mr. Barrett. Of course, he survived physically, but perhaps not mentally. Both documentaries feature loads of new interviews and archival films. They are absolutely wonderful.

Ruby Takes A Trip

I have a microbiologist friend who generously allowed me to borrow his video masters for a number of really, really cool items. One was the Rubber Universe documentary. This is another.

It's a pseudo-documentary by an interesting young woman named Ruby Wax. (She's better known in the UK than in the States.) David Gilmour provides the soundtrack music. Ruby has a mid-life crisis & decides to try to track down her hippie roots and explore her inner being. She visits all manner of religious weirdo, New-Age Loonie, and crunchy out-of-this-world freak that you could imagine. In the end, of course, she finds it all to be unsatisfying.

Come on... Take a Trip with Ruby! You'll have some good laughs & and she'll have you back the same day.

38 parts

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Time Shift - The History of Prog

This is a wonderful documentary - loads of groovy prog moments. (Prog = progressive rock ie: bands like Genesis, Yes, ELP, and ... well... probably Pink Floyd as well.)

Monday, September 22, 2008


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Rubber Universe

This is a documentary Written & Directed by Storm Thorgerson. You can read all about it here. This is a wonderful film for anyone who likes science or nature films. The soundtrack music is by Alan Parsons. Apart from a few glimpses at material from the High Hopes video, there is no Floyd content.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Eight Miles High - promo VHS

The "broadcast" version of the documentary was issued on VHS in the States, but only sold to music educators, not the general public. Happily, I was able to arrange to purchase a copy. The advantages of this edition are that there is no Japanese narration or subtitles. But, it is also a bit shorter and the picture quality is not as sharp as the DVD source. When I built the DVD project, I added some bonus footage from a different documentary, "Have A Nice Decade", which also came out in 1994. Eight Miles High contains Roger's comments. Have A Nice Decade contains Dave's views. I wonder if they planned it that way ? B-)

36 parts

Eight Miles High - Japanese

Probably the best documentary that you've never heard of... Made back in 1994 as a joint project between PBS and the BBC, this is one of the best documentaries on the subject of psychedelic music I have ever seen. There are loads of archival films and new interviews. This insanely obscure DVD contains about 15 minutes of unbroadcast material. Additionally, this remains the ONLY official DVD that contains portions of Syd's American Bandstand appearance. Sadly, there is a fair amount of Japanese narration and subtitles. But, I'll take that any day compared with overdubs! The interview of Peter Jenner speaking about the earliest version of the Floyd's lighting equipment is worth the price of admission all by itself.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Roger Waters - 2007-05-05 - 3 Sides Of The Moon - multi angle DVD (HOP 014)

I don't know if this is the "real" cover or not... Haven't found a better copy in any case. This is a brilliant multi-cam DVD of Mr. Waters performing his classic album. Live fan-produced DVDs just don't get much better than this...

Friday, September 19, 2008

David Glimour - 2006-03-19 - Lost A Bit Of Guitar

Set 1

- Intro
- Castelorizon
- On An Island
- The Blue
- Red Sky At Night
- This Heaven
- Then I Close My Eyes
- Smile
- Take A Breath
- A Pocket Full Of Stones
- Where We Start

Set 2

- Shine On You Crazy Diamond
- Wot's the deal
- Wearing The Inside Out
- Dominoes
- Breathe
- Time
- Breathe (reprise)
- High Hopes
- Echoes


- Wish You Were Here
- Comfortably Numb

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

David Gilmour - 2006-04-10 - Two Days On An Island - Day II

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David Gilmour - 2006-04-20 A Drunkard's Island

Set List 1:

On An Island (CUT)
The Blue
Red Sky At Night
This Heaven
Then I Close My Eyes
Band Introduction
Take A Breath
A Pocket Full Of Stones
Where We Start
Cost Of Freedom (from encore)

Set List 2

Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. I-V
Wot's Uh The Deal
Fat Old Sun
Arnold Layne
Coming Back To Life
High Hopes
Wish You Were Here (encore)
Comfortably Numb (encore)
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David Gilmour - 2006-04-20 Castellorized On 420

Breathe/ Time/ Breathe (reprise)
Castellorizon/ On An Island
The Blue
Red Sky at Night
This Heaven
Then I Close My Eyes
Band Introduction
Take a Breath
A Pocketful of Stones
Where We Start

Shine On
Wot's... Uh The Deal [tape flip]
Fat Old Sun [4:54 Cut]
Coming Back to Life
High Hopes

Wish You Were Here [Cut]
Find the Cost of Freedom
Comfortably Numb

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(no art, sorry)

David Gilmour - 2006-04-17 - Oakland, CA

Disc 1/Set I:
1. Breathe >
2. Time >
3. Breathe Reprise
4. Castellorizon
5. On An Island
6. The Blue
7. Red Sky At Night
8. This Heaven
9. Then I Close My Eyes
10. Smile
11. Take A Breath
12. A Pocketful Of Stones
13. Where We Start

Disc 2/Set II:
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond pt.I-V
2. Wearing The Inside Out
3. Fat Old Sun
4. Arnold Layne
5. Coming Back To Life
6. High Hopes
7. Echoes

Disc 3
1. Wish You were Here
2. Comfortably Numb

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(no art, sorry)

David Gilmour - 2006-04-12 Chicago Convergence

Disc 1
1. Castellorizon
2. On An Island
3. Red Sky At Night
4. The Blue
5. Then I Close My Eyes
6. This Heaven (cut off at the end)
7. Smile
8. Take A Breath
9. Pocketful Of Stones
10. Band Intros
11. Where We Start

Disc 2
2. Wots The Deal
3. Wearing The Inside Out
4. Fat Old Sun
5. Breathe
6. Time
7. Breathe (reprise)
8. High Hopes
9. Echoes

Disc 3
1. Wish You Were Here
2. Comfortably Numb

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(no art, sorry)

The Wall - The Lost Documentary

As always, I feel a little obligated to interrupt this string of David Gilmour's "inclusive, feel-good" music with a bit of doom & gloom from Mr. Waters...

Get it here. (scroll down a bit for the links)

David Gilmour - 2006-04-09 - Two Days On An Island - Day I

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David Gilmour - 2006-04-05 set 2 MK41's

April 05, 2006
Radio City Music Hall

Shine on you crazy diamond
Wot's the deal
Wearing the inside out
Coming back to life
Breathe (speak to me recording intro)
Time --> Breathe (reprise)
High hopes

Wish you were here
Find the cost of freedom
Comfortably numb

(Second half of concert, only. Great sound, though!)

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(no art, sorry)

David Gilmour - 2006-04-05 - Ian Engel

David Gilmour
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY USA

Set One:
01 Castellorizon
02 This Heaven
03 Dave Talks
04 Smile
05 Red Sky at Night
06 Take a Breath
07 Then I Close My Eyes
08 Band Introductions
09 On An Island
10 The Blue
11 A Pocketful of Stones
12 Where We Start

Set Two:
13 Shine on You Crazy Diamond
14 Wots Uh The Deal
15 Wearing The Inside Out
16 Coming Back To Life
17 Breathe
18 Time
19 Breathe (Reprise)
20 High Hopes
21 Echoes

22 Wish You Were Here
23 Find the Cost of Freedom
24 Comfortably Numb

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(no art, sorry)

David Gilmour - 2002-01-24 Paris

David Gilmour
Paris, Palais des Congrès
24 january 2002

Disc One:
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. I-V)
2. Fat Old Sun
3. Coming Back To Life
4. Dominoes
5. High Hopes
6. High Hopes (Reprise)
7. Je Crois Entendre Encore

Disc Two:
2. Smile
2. Breakthrough
3. Faire un Peepee
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Comfortably Numb
6. Dimming Of The Day
7. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. VI-IX)
8. A Great Day For Freedom
9. Hushabye Mountain

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(no art, sorry)

David Gilmour - 2002-01-23 Paris

David Gilmour
Paris, Palais des Congrès
23 january 2002

Disc One:
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. I-V)
2. Fat Old Sun
3. Coming Back To Life
4. Dominoes
5. High Hopes
6. High Hopes (Reprise)
7. Je Crois Entendre Encore
8. Smile
9. Rick Wright Introduction
10. Breakthrough
11. Wish You Were Here
12. Comfortably Numb

Disc Two:
1. Dimming Of The Day
2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. VI-IX)
3. A Great Day For Freedom
4. Hushabye Mountain

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(no art, sorry)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Upcoming Weirdness

Howdy... I have another pile of David Gilmour related material uploading now... Each recording will have it's own .md5 in the archive that you can use to verify the unpacked tracks. However, in the event that you would also like to verify the .rar files prior to unpacking, I have placed one huge .md5 file here. Of course, you can always use Wordpad or similar to edit out the files that you may not have downloaded, so you can verify just those of interest. All of the upcoming .rar files together come to about 6.87 GB. Hopefully, you have a spare week or so to listen to them all!

Also of interest ... I have just located the proper art files of a previous post, "On Manhattan Island". I put the link on the old post here.

Richard Wright - Wet Dream

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Cover Lay Down

Those folks know how to do things right.... Loads of groovy silliness in the archives as well...

Adam, Mike, and Tim - You're The Reason Why

This is the earliest confirmed Floyd-related recording. It was tracked down by those frisky folks over at Pigs On The Wing - many thanks! I wish I had some scans or other information to share. It sounds nothing like the Floyd. It's Rick Wright with a bunch of his school friends.


Broken China Interview & .mp3s

I'd just like to remind everyone that buried deeply in the archives is one of my personal favorite obscurities from the Broken China album - an interview taken from a promotional CD . You can find it here.

Also, if anyone wants any Rick Wright related .mp3 files, you should be able to get your fill over at Zinhof. (scroll down a bit)

Broken China Promo EP (The Orb Remixes)

This is a fan-produced re-release of some obscurities from Mr. Wright's Broken China.

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Zee - Identity (Pigs On The Wing)

The earliest of all of the Pigs On The Wing releases, this beauty contains the original album as well as all of the alternate mixes. You'll find yourself listening to this one more often than you'd think.

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Zee - Identity (official)

The good news is that the sound quality is quite nice. The bad news is that it doesn't contain *any* of the alternate mixes from the various singles. WTF?!?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Would You Buy A Ticket To This Show

I posted the audio version of this show previously. This 2 DVD set is probably the "ultimate" version of the '87 Atlanta Omni show. For everyone who hates Delicate Sound Of Thunder, please consider this alternative & wonder, quietly, why DSoThunder ever was released...

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A Stuttgart Strudel

An absolutely amazing gem from 1969...