Fascinating set of very early promo films made by the Floyd for Belgian TV in 1968, a few days after Syd’s departure from the band.
The music for these tracks is the official studio versions so it is a little odd hearing Syd sing on some of tracks when he’s not actually there but this is very much a document of its time and the promo films themselves are very trippy. However, the definite highlight is the live “Astronomy Domine” from a Belgian Festival held in the Summer of 1968 which closes the DVD. Great performance and a rare and very early look at Pink Floyd live. Enjoy….
Belgian TV 1968
The RTB Films, 18 and 19 Feb 1968
Size : 2.12 GB
“David Gilmour made his film debut with Pink Floyd by recording this series of promotional clips for Belgian TV. Four of the films were shot at RTB TV studios and the remainder in and around Parc de Laeken on the 18th and 19th of February 1968. “Apples & Oranges” was broadcast on the RTB pop music program “Vibrato” on the 27th of February 1968. The remaining films, including a photo montage set to “Bike”, were shown consecutively as part of the “Tienerklanken” pop music show broadcast on BRT TV on March 31, 1968″.
The final version of “Astronomy Domine” was filmed at the “Kastival ’68” Open Air Festival which took place in Kasterlee, Belgium on August 31, 1968.
“Pink Floyd performed in the afternoon on the 1st day of this 3 day festival. The event was filmed by BRT TV and highlights were shown on the “Tienerklanken” pop music show broadcast on October 8, 1968 in a featured segment called “Kastival ’68″”.
Set The Controls
See Emily Play
Apples & Oranges
Kastival Open Air Festival 31 August 1968