Floyd's 1967 Top Gear session - rebroadcast
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 25 October 2005

This week, BBC Radio 6 Music are broadcasting a series of John Peel specials, as part of their "Keepin' It Peel" focus. As part of this, on Monday (24th October) they broadcast John Peel's very first "Top Gear" show, from 11th October 1967, which features three Pink Floyd tracks in stunning quality.

The three tracks, performed by the Syd Barrett helmed line up, are Set The Controls For The Heart of The Sun, Reaction In G, and Flaming. These tracks have been circulated heavily, unofficially, for many years, but have tended to be in incredibly ropey sound quality. The broadcast on Monday featured the tracks in superb quality.

Other artists on the show included The Hollies, Keith West, (the original) Nirvana, and the Velvet Underground. For those who missed it, the BBC's excellent "Listen Again" facility comes into its own, yet again, allowing people worldwide to catch the show for seven days following broadcast.

To do this, www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/6music_aod.shtml?6music/6m_evedoc_mon is where you want to head for. This should launch their radio player, playing the show on demand. Make sure you visit this link within the next five days though! Leave it any later and you'll miss your chance...

Our thanks to Scott and also Bruce, for the info...