Erica Henderson Humans and vinyl records. They're like two peas in a pod. Like…
- Posted on Dec 7th 2010 3:30PM by Jason MacNeil
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According to an article Saturday in Sweden's Dagens Nyheter (News of The Day) -- which was cited on Pink Floyd fan site Brain Damage on Sunday -- the roughly 50-minute concert from September 10, 1967 was "recorded with professional microphones on a Revox tape recorder, and is thought to be the only existing example of a complete 1967 show." The concert was roughly one month after the band released its debut album, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.'
Apparently the venue -- the Gyllene Cirkeln (Golden Circle) restaurant -- had no PA system at the time, which caused Barrett to "play his best instead of tuning and detuning his guitar," as he routinely did.
"No one will like what we play," one of the band members can be heard saying before the concert, which had cabaret-style seating.
In a strange twist, the venue still stands and owners will open it up especially for the concert to be aired on two evenings (May 3 and 7), which will bookend Roger Waters performing 'The Wall' live in Stockholm May 4-5. Tickets are now on sale for the event through the venue's site, and there is speculation representatives from EMI will be in attendance to hear the concert's sound quality.