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    Default Syd Barrett - Wondering & Dreaming (Vol.1, DVD 1-2) NTSC

    Almost 4 years ago I decided to make first major DVD compilation of all Syd Barrett material's in circulation. The first set was called “Ultimate Collection” and “released” in 2009. Then later i updated this to Rev.A in summer of 2010 and then “Dope” footage appeared, so that was the birth of Rev.B :-)
    But all is different now. You just need to left in can all my previous DVD’s, because this time I used non-compressed sources for this anthology, they are also more and more upgrades appeared last time. I decided to make the most complete picture, using all available sources (for example there was 4 versions of “Jugband Blues” with different audio and picture, 2 versions of complete “Look Of The Week”, because I can’t choose what’s the source is the best etc.)
    This 3 DVD set covering the most important years in Syd and group history – 1966 to 1969. I also added 4th DVD as bonus with related material (for example, how more Floyd collectors actually seen original backdrop film from UFO & Roundhouse days called “Speak” by John Latham ?)
    This compilation also related to HYGIY series.
    I would like to thank all people who help me in this project: Pete M, Ron Toon (& Harvested), Captain Bronstain for his technical help & patience, Felix Atagong, Mark Jones for his wonderful covers.
    Hope you are enjoy !

    Wondering & Dreaming
    Vol.1 (1966-67)

    1. Syd’s First Trip – Summer of 1966
    1.1 Source 1: VHS
    1.2 Source 2: HRV (edited, best quality)

    Home Movies, Gog Magog Hills, London
    Summer 1966 (early confused as summer of 65!)
    8mm movies by Nigel Gordon showing one of the first Syd's mushroom trip.
    This was appeared on collector's market in 90's.
    One of the sources is good VHS copy & other is make by Harvested.

    2. “San Francisco” by Anthony Stern - 1968 (ARTE rebroadcast)

    Anthony Stern developed the concept of the impressionistic documentary
    with the making of this BFI financed film.
    The film features early version of Interstellar Overdrive (Anthony recieved master from Syd directly).
    Recorded at Thompson Recording Studios on 31 October, 1966.
    Film actually appeared in 1968.

    3. “Tonight Let’s All Make Love In London” – Floyd’s bits, 1967

    As we pretty knows, Pink Floyd recorded own music for the soundtrack of this film on 11-12.01.1967
    Soundtrack LP (as film) released in 1968.
    For the first time i included short movie excerpts with
    original "Interstellar Overdrive" version

    4. London 66-67 – Filmed on 30.12.1966 (?), 11/12.01.1967, 17.01.1967 (?)
    4.1 Copy from Japan Laserdisc (Interstellar Overdrive & Nick’s Boogie)
    4.2 Unissued Fragment
    4.3 Promo video for “London 66-67” release (1994)
    4.4 Interstellar Overdrive (VH1 edited version)

    1) 11/12.01.1967 - Sound Techniques Studio
    2) 30.12.1966 - UFO Club
    3) 17.01.1967 (??) - Commonwealth Institute, London (??)

    Live in studio perfomance of 2 songs: IO and Nick's Boogie.
    Both recordings made for the underground movie "Tonight Let's
    all Make in London" (see previous chapter). Filmed by Peter Whitehead.
    Released in 1994.
    Also film intercut with concert footage of floyd, 14 Hour Technicolour Dream event, The Move & John's Children footage also included.

    Some technical info about Japan version:

    BMG Laserdisc > Unknown Player > Unknown Recorder > DVDR

    -A comparision between the BMG Laserdisc & the Snapper DVD-
    DVD from BMG Laserdisc: 1994 Hathor / See For Miles
    Video Bitrate: ~8.3 Mbps
    Video Frame size: 704 x 480
    Audio: Dolby Digital 48k sampling @ 256kbps
    Length: 29:42

    Snapper DVD: 2005 Hathor / Pucka Records
    Video Bitrate: ~6 Mbps
    Video Frame size: 720 x 480
    Audio: Dolby Digital 48k sampling @ 224kbps

    Length: 29:18

    (c) Pschnob

    Seeing various documentaries, i found rare bit, that deleted from film.
    It's included here.
    Also 1994 promo + VH1 clip you get as nice bonus.

    5. Syd’s Silent Home Movies – 1966 or early 1967
    5.1 Source 1
    5.2 Source 2

    Don't hold your breath too high! It was widely seen & available snippet of one of Syd's home movies (broadcasts in two documentaries, at least!).
    Where it was shot & location still a mystery.
    Probably it was shot in autumn of 66, or early 67? Need to compare Syd's photos from this dates.

    Running Time: 71:18

    Wondering & Dreaming
    Vol.2 (1967)

    1. Scene Special aka “It’s So Far Out It’s Straight Down” – filmed on 27-01-1967
    1.1. Full TV Special – Broadcast on 7.03.1967, taken from 2nd Gen S-VHS
    1.2. Interstellar Overdrive – without voiceover (HRV)
    1.3. Excerpts from Documentary, best ever quality

    Pink Floyd's perfomance was filmed on 27 january
    and clips of "Interstellar Overdrive" and audio of "Matilda's
    Mother" were used in Granada TV documentary arts programme
    (which you found on this DVD.)
    Broadcast on the Granada ITV network on 7 february at 10.25pm.
    It also included coverage of the infamous Albert Hall poetry reading in 1965,
    perfomance art at the Roundhouse, a "happening" in Picadilly Circus and
    interviews with various underground figures including Jim Haynes, Barry Miles,
    John Hopkins & Paul McCartney.

    (c) Glenn Povey

    Some Technical info:

    Complete broadcast was taken from 2nd generation VHS copy,
    to this day it was best quality copy in circulation.
    Non-voiceover version actually comes from Granada TV archives,
    unfortunately audio of early version of "Matilda.." not survived
    without voiceover.
    Excerpts are included here for best enjoy and for full picture of
    London Underground

    2. Excerpt from “Dope” Movie – January or February 1967

    Filmed by underground filmmakers Diane and Sheldon Rochlin
    for their film "Dope".

    Before summer of 2009, actually no one floyd collector
    knows about this footage. It was big surprise for all fans.
    Date: still unknown. And music ! Some UFO regulars says:
    it was Soft Machine!

    3. Excerpt from “Die Jungen Nachtwandler” Documentary, filmed on 24-02-1967
    3.1 Interstellar Overdrive - Master Copy from BR
    3.2 Interstellar Overdrive – VHS source
    3.3 UFO Club – outtakes

    24-02-67 - Late show with Brothers Grimm and film shows.
    Pink Floyd's perfomance of "IO" and general scenes of UFO Club
    were filmed by German TV on this night for inclusion in
    one-hour documentary arts programme entitled
    "Die Jungen Nachtwandler - London unter 21", that also featured
    The Who. It was broadcast on the Bayerischer Rundfunk TV
    network on 3 July 1967 at 11.00pm

    (c) Glenn Povey

    Master copy, thankfully, comes to me very recently.
    It was best ever copy of this footage.
    Best VHS source included here for historical interest only.
    See The Who doco "Amazing Journey" i found footage
    of UFO club, that NOT used in original documentary.
    This is very brief excerpts of John "Hoppy" Hopkins and
    John "Junior" Wood from Tomorrow band.
    Unknown group in focus - actually Soft Machine

    4. Arnold Layne – Promo Film, Filmed in Late February 1967
    4.1 Master Copy (?) (HRV)
    4.2 16:9 Version

    A promotional film for their first single.
    Filmed at Wittering Beach on the south coast of England by Derek Nice,
    this promo premiered at the UFO club on 10 March, 1967.
    Source of master copy (?) is unknown, but 16:9 version are taken
    from "A Tecnnicolour Dream" DVD.
    Filmed - late february 67 or very early march

    5. Beach Home Movies – Spring of 1967
    5.1 Zoomed Footage
    5.2 Original speed (and silent)

    Interesting footage of Syd and The Pink Floyd
    running along a beach and also viewing through a view-finder.
    They all look happy, and the footage is merged with scenes of water.
    1min. 56 sec

    The footage of Syd on the beach is taken from the Pros & Cons 1984 EPK video (at the beginning of the documentary,
    some brief scenes of Syd appear as incrustations; they were zoomed for the montage) and other short extracts that were broadcast by MTV
    during the 1988 Over The Wall special (when Rick talks about Syd).

    (c) MOB

    Filmed in spring of 67

    6. Abbey Road Home Movies – April 1967
    6.1 Source 1: VHS
    6.2 Source 2: HRV (edited, best quality)

    8mm home movies filmed outside of Abbey Road Studios.
    Filmed probably by Nick Mason.
    Date is still under the question, but it's looks like April 67.

    7. Bouton Rouge – “Arnold Layne” Second Promo, filmed 29-04-1967
    7.1 Original Non-Remastered Source
    7.2 HRV Remaster

    Some floyd's collectors (including me) previously thinks, that this are probably from dutch "Fan Club" programm, but this is not correct.
    Promo was made in England at early morning of 29 april, then move to Holland to mime the same song on "Fan Club".
    Back to the UK again - 14 hour Technicolour dream appearance
    in the morning of 30th!
    What a crazy day !
    It was broadcast on French TV - 21-05-67 in show "Bouton Rouge".
    First source is non-remastered (by me),
    2nd - from Harvested.

    8. Look Of The Week – 14.05.1967, Source 1
    8.1 Raw most complete source – Pow.R. Toh.H., Astronomy Domine, Interview
    8.2 Pow.R. Toh.H. (without logo)

    On 14-05-1967 Pink Floyd performed "Pow.R.Toh.H." and
    "Astronomy Domine" live on arts programme "The Look Of The Week"
    broadcast by BBC2 TV at 11.15pm. Barrett and Waters were also interviewed
    by the classical music critic Professor Hans Keller, who considered their music
    to "terribly loud" and a "regression to childhood". This appearance was
    thankfully archieved and various clips have been used in Pink Floyd related
    retrospectives, most notably in the "Sound of the 60's" BBC2 series in 1991.

    (c) Glenn Povey

    Source 1:

    edited from "Sound of The 60's" PAL master + unknown very good VHS source
    for the interview.

    Pow.R.Toh.h. without watermark. Seems BBC have different source ?

    Source 2:

    info on vol.2

    Running Time: 84:50

    NOTE: please, replace cover with this fixed version
    i add by mistake old cover.
    Last edited by hallucalation; 2011-09-20 at 10:16 AM.

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    Any comments appreciates !
    P.S. my upload speed is high, so we can get this torrent in a couple of hours

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    Thanks for your work!! This looks like a fantastic compilation!

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    Thanks for all your efforts.
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    Looking forward to this, thanks for your work!

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    Strange, i can't see peer list..

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    good, let's see.

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    Many thanks hallucalation ! Great work

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    NOTE: please, replace cover with this fixed version
    i add by mistake old cover.

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    Thanks for this

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