| The fragment of Reaction in G is not listed on the
cover. The contents appear to be derived from other
recent ROIOs. - ANON
Melkweg is a dutch word, meaning milky way -GERHARD
Track 3, Swan Lee, is probably Syd's demo. Track 5 and track
16 are of course the very same song and the same as those
found on Opel. Tracks 10 and 11 are probably off Peel
Sessions. Track 14 is mis-titled. It is really Octopus - a
very fast, cut off version. Track 17 is also shortened.
Track 8, Scream Thy Last Scream is shorter than usual, but
decent quality. In the middle Syd says 'Oh, fuck it', so
something must have gone wrong. Track 7, Silas Lang, is a
non-vocals Swan Lee. It is live and probably is with Floyd,
as it says. -JR
Tracks as they really are:
1. Milky Way
2. Dark Globe (with falsetto voices)
3. Instrumental #1
5. Word Song
6. Birdy Hop
7. Swan Lee (backing track)
8. Scream Thy Last Scream
9. Vegetable Man
10. Reaction In G
11. Gigolo Aunt
12. Two Of A Kind
14. Baby Lemonade
16. Dark Globe (with falsetto voices)
17. Word Song
18. Interstellar Overdrive
This CD was definitely taken from vinyl source materials.
Many of the tracks are muffled (especially the Peel
Sessions) and all have distinctive pops & crackles.
Although songs 2, 16 and 5, 17 are the same, they were
clearly mastered from different sources. (Perhaps the
compiler thought they were different ??) Song 1 is
identical to the version on Opel, except that here, we hear
some unidentified person say "1,2,3,4" at the beginning.
Similarly, song 6 is identical to that on Opel, except that
we hear the person say "Birdy Hop take 1". Song 3 has been
called "Swan Lee" and "Madcap's Embrace". Actually, it's
neither. Malcolm Jones' book refers to it as "Instrumental"
and so shall I.
Songs 8 and 9 are listenable (but not great) studio versions
of these two rare songs. Despite the other RoIO entry for
this disk, Syd does NOT yell "Oh, fuck it" in the middle of
Scream. He's saying "Oh, sock it to me." at the end of a
long bit of guitar. (around 2:08 for those of you with the
Song 10 is from the 7/23/67 Carlisle pirate radio broadcast.
Sadly, the second (longer) song (StCftHotS) was not included
Songs 11 to 14 are from Syd's Peel Sessions. The quality
here is terrible. Do yourself the favour of buying the more
common (and less illicit) Peel Sessions disk.
Song 15 was taken from Syd's infamous Olympia, London gig of
6 June 70. Quite a good Octopus if you can overlook the
absent lyrics and horrible tape quality.
The Interstellar Overdrive is just over 5 minutes long and
excellent quality. Can't say for sure where it's been
pinched from, as I can't tell one IO from another.
All in all, most of these songs are available in much better
quality on Opel or the Peel Sessions CD. Those songs not
available there are on other RoIOs in much better (or equal)
quality. This is one disk that you should probably just
leave in the bin. -SCOTT
Track 14, "Just Before You Disappear", is mislabeled. It is
actually some very strange version of "Octopus" recorded
very badly. Tracks 5 & 16 are exactly the same (Untitled
Words). "Two of a Kind" is taken from the BBC recordings,
and "Interstellar Overdrive" is the same version from the
original Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Other than that, the
CD is pretty good. Scream Thy Last Scream sounds good, with
the "chipmunk" voice in the background. Silas Lang is
different from the "Opel" version, and it sounds good.
Basically the rest of these songs are different takes of the
commercial song. If you don't have a good copy of Scream
Thy Last Scream or Vegetable Man already, get this CD. A
delectible buy for the Barrett fan.
Tracks 1-7, 12-16: Sup-, Tracks 8-9: Ex-, Track 10: G+,
Tracks 11 & 17 Sup+, Track 14: G -FOOLBERT STURGEON
Just Before You Disappear is a step too fast (just listen to
the vocals, he sounds like an elf!)
Swan Lee (7) is NOT with Pink Floyd, it s just the backing
track to the song from Opel
Silas Lang (3) seems to be the backing track of Swan Lee, but
with jazzy music mixed in from another source.
The version of IO on this CD is simply a different mix than the
one on Piper. That version is two different takes mixed
together. This is one of the final mix takes combined with a
different one. It fades out early, which is unfortunate, but
there are many noticeable differences compared to the official