Pink Floyd Stream Rare TV Clip from 1968

Pink Floyd made one of their earliest TV performances on March 26, 1968, on the U.K. program The Sound of Change, which focused on the counterculture revolution then taking place in the U.K., Europe and the U.S.This performance, titled “Instrumental Improvisation,” comes from the show and is among the rare tracks included in Pink Floyd’s box set The Early Years 1965–1972, which contains more than 20 unreleased songs and five hours of rare concert footage.

The clip, a typically tripped-out video from the times, shows David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason jamming in a studio, interspersed with scenes of hip youngsters and street demonstrations from the period. Apparently the studio was the size of a shoe box, because the camera can’t get much further than about 6 inches from the performers’ noses.

Pink Floyd previously premiered The Early Years 1965–1972 with the release their 1967 performance of “Interstellar Overdrive,” also shown below.

The Early Years 1965–1972 box set came out November 11, 2016, and will be issued in six individual volumes on March 24: 1965–67—Cambridge St/ation, 1968—Germin/ation, 1969—Dramatis/ation, 1970—Devi/ation, 1971—Reverber/ation and 1972—Obfusc/ation.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.