Pink Floyd - 1968 BBC All My Loving recording rebroadcast
Written by Matt   
Friday, 28 May 2004

A BBC recording of Pink Floyd, performing "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" in 1968, is to be rebroadcast on June 5th to launch the BBC4 season "Summer In The Sixties" (mentioned earlier on these news pages).

The recording, filmed on the balcony of The Tabernacle, a community hall close to All Saints Church Hall, in Notting Hill, London, is part of a programme called "All My Loving".

Other artists included are The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and many others, across a 55 minute film by Tony Palmer. First broadcast in November 1968 in black and white, the following year saw a colour broadcast, and one destined to put strain on the red guns of television tubes!

Anyone who is familiar with the three minute performance, knows that, with the exception of the very beginning (right, top), the recording was electronically treated to bathe the band in vivid red (right, bottom). A very interesting and effective trick, it complements the short but sweet performance well.

The rebroadcast of the show can be seen on BBC4 TV (through digital cable, freeview, and satellite), at 23:20hrs BST (GMT+1).