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Pink Floyd|1968 Germin/ation

1968 Germin/ation

Pink Floyd

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Originally released as part of the mammoth 2016 rarities clearinghouse The Early Years 1965-1972, 1968 Germin/Ation covers 1968, the year Pink Floyd spent regrouping after the departure of Syd Barrett. The guitarist can be seen on a performance from Belgium in early 1968, but he and the band are miming on-stage. It is one of several live performances on the visual component (they're available both on DVD and Blu-ray), with the band being seen on various programs from London, Paris, and Rome. On the CD, the band's four single sides from that year -- "Point Me at the Sky," "It Would Be So Nice," "Julia Dream," "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" -- are paired with two outtakes, including "Roger's Boogie" (which does not boogie). The set is rounded out by two BBC sessions, with the first containing early versions of "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" and "A Saucerful of Secrets" under different names.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Point Me at the Sky (2016 Remastered Version)
00:03:40

David Gilmour, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Vocal - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Vocal - Andy Jackson, Mastering Engineer - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Smith, Producer - Richard Wright, Keyboards, Vocal - Nick Mason, Drums

(P) 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.

2
It Would Be So Nice (2016 Remastered Version)
00:03:46

David Gilmour, Guitar, Vocal - Roger Waters, Bass, Vocal - Andy Jackson, Mastering Engineer - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Smith, Producer - Richard Wright, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Vocal - Nick Mason, Drums

(P) 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.

3
Julia Dream (2016 Remastered Version)
00:02:34

David Gilmour, Guitar - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Vocal - Andy Jackson, Mastering Engineer - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Smith, Producer - Richard Wright, Keyboards - Nick Mason, Drums

(P) 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.

4
Careful with That Axe, Eugene (Single Version) [2016 Remastered Version]
00:05:45

David Gilmour, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Vocal - Andy Jackson, Mastering Engineer - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Smith, Producer - Richard Wright, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards - Nick Mason, Composer, Lyricist, Drums

(P) 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.

5
Song 1 (Capitol Studio Session, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968) (2016 Mix)
00:03:18

David Gilmour, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass - Damon Iddins, Mixing Engineer - Andy Jackson, Mixing Engineer - Pink Floyd, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards - Nick Mason, Composer, Lyricist, Drums

(P) 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.

6
Song 2 (Roger's Boogie) [Capitol Studio Session, 22 August 1968] (2016 Mix)
00:04:35

David Gilmour, Guitar, Vocal - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Vocal - Damon Iddins, Mixing Engineer - Andy Jackson, Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Pink Floyd, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Keyboards, Vocal - Nick Mason, Drums

(P) 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.

7
Murderotic Woman (Careful with That Axe, Eugene) (BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968)
00:03:38

David Gilmour, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Vocal - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards - Nick Mason, Composer, Lyricist, Drums

(P) BBC, released under licence

8
The Massed Gadgets of Hercules (A Saucerful of Secrets) (BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968)
00:07:17

David Gilmour, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards - Nick Mason, Composer, Lyricist, Drums

(P) BBC, released under licence

9
Let There Be More Light (BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968)
00:04:32

David Gilmour, Guitar, Vocal - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Vocal - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Keyboards, Vocal - Nick Mason, Drums

(P) BBC, released under licence

10
Julia Dream (BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968)
00:02:47

David Gilmour, Guitar - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Vocal - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Keyboards - Nick Mason, Drums

(P) BBC, released under licence

11
Point Me at the Sky (BBC Radio Session, 02 December 1968)
00:04:24

David Gilmour, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Vocal - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Vocal - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Keyboards, Vocal - Nick Mason, Drums

(P) BBC, released under licence

12
Embryo (BBC Radio Session, 02 December 1968)
00:03:12

David Gilmour, Guitar, Vocal - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Keyboards - Nick Mason, Drums

(P) BBC, released under licence

13
Interstellar Overdrive (BBC Radio Session, 02 December 1968)
00:09:36

David Gilmour, Guitar - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Bass - Syd Barrett, Composer, Lyricist - Pink Floyd, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Wright, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards - Nick Mason, Composer, Lyricist, Drums

(P) BBC, released under licence

Album Description

Originally released as part of the mammoth 2016 rarities clearinghouse The Early Years 1965-1972, 1968 Germin/Ation covers 1968, the year Pink Floyd spent regrouping after the departure of Syd Barrett. The guitarist can be seen on a performance from Belgium in early 1968, but he and the band are miming on-stage. It is one of several live performances on the visual component (they're available both on DVD and Blu-ray), with the band being seen on various programs from London, Paris, and Rome. On the CD, the band's four single sides from that year -- "Point Me at the Sky," "It Would Be So Nice," "Julia Dream," "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" -- are paired with two outtakes, including "Roger's Boogie" (which does not boogie). The set is rounded out by two BBC sessions, with the first containing early versions of "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" and "A Saucerful of Secrets" under different names.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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