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Unreleased Pink Floyd Material

The titles in this list has not been released in any official Pink Floyd single or album. Click the title for additional information.

Afternoon
Almost Gone
Ballad
Beechwoods
The Beginning
Behold The Temples Of Light
Beset The Creatures Of The Deep
Blues
Blues Improvisation
Brush Your Window
Butterfly
Chooka-Chooka Chug Chug
Corrosion
Country Blues
Country Rain
Daybreak
Drift Away Blues
Doing It
Don't Ask Me Why
Double-O Bo
Down In The Beechwoods
The End Of The Beginning
Experiment
Fast Boogie
Fingals Cave
Games For May
Hollywood
If You Go, Don't Be Slow
I Get Stoned
I'm A Kingbee
In The Beechwood
John Lee Hooker
The Journey
Just Before You Disappear
Keep Smiling People
King Bee
The Labyrinth Of Auximenes
Lucy Leave
Lucy Lee In Blue Tights

The Man
Merry X-mas Song
Millionaire
Moonhead
The Mortality Sequence
Nightmare
One In a Million
Oneone
Opening Tune
Overture
Pink Blues
The Pink Jungle
Poem (Roger Waters)
Rain In the Country
Raving and Drooling
Reaction In G
Rhamadan
Rooftop in A Thunderstorm Row Missing The Point
Rush In a Million
Scream Thy Last Scream
Seabirds
She Was a Millionaire
Singing A Song In The Morning
Slow Boogie
Stanley the Simpleton
Sleeping
Stoned Again
Stoned Alone
Sunshine
Trip On Mars
Untitled Word
Variation
Vegetable Man
The Violent Sequence
What's the New Mary Jane
What A Shame Mary Jane

Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Work
You Gotta Be Crazy
You're the Reason Why


ALMOST GONE

Pink Floyd 1979
(Instrumental)

The instrumental part between 'Another Brick In The Wall, part three' and 'Goodbey Cruel World' has on some bootleg live-recordings been named: 'Almost Gone'.

The Bootleg albums is called: 'Kabe' and 'A Little Black Book With My Poems In'. Both albums contains an illegal recording of 'The Wall' concert in Los Angeles February 8, 1980.

Almost gone features on the live version of the Wall: Is There Anybody Out There - but is retitled to 'The Last Few Bricks'.

 

BALLAD

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).



 

BEECHWOODS / IN THE BEECHWOOD /
DOWN IN THE BEECHWOODS

Pink Floyd 1967
Music/lyrics: Barrett(?)

Recordings were made of this song, but it has never been released.


 

BLUES

Syd Barrett 1974 (?)

Syd Barrett recorded at least 3 versions of a blues, probably meant for a third solo-album. Only on bootleg.



 

BLUES IMPROVISATION

Pink Floyd 1971

A Pink Floyd blues, performed at the bands concert in Falkonerteatret, Denmark, September 25, 1971. A recording from the concert was made and has been released on the bootleg albums:'Copenhagen' and 'Live In Denmark'. Pink Floyd has performed quite a few more or less improvised blues songs, which can be hard to differ.

 

BLUES

Syd Barrett



 

Butterfly

(Pink Floyd) 1965

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Early Barrett song recorded on the first demotape late 1965. The band did not yet have the name Pink Floyd and guitarist Bob Klose was part of the band at the time.



 

 

CHOOKA-CHOOKA CHUG CHUG

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).

 

CORROSION

Pink Floyd 1970
(Instrumental)

'Corrosion' was originally part of The Violent Sequence. 'Corrosion' is only to find on bootlegs.
'Circus Days' and 'Paradox' - both origin in illegal recordings from Royal Albert Hall February 6,
1971.


 

COUNTRY BLUES

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).



 

DRIFT AWAY BLUES

Pink Floyd 1977

Improvised Pink Floyd blues played live and only available on bootleg recordings.




DON'T ASK ME WHY

Jokers Wild 1965

This song was released as a (very) limited single together with 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' from the band Jokers Wild in 1965. Jokers Wild was Gilmours pre-Pink Floyd band together with David Altham, Clive Welham, Tony Saint, Wilie Wilson and Johnny Gordon.

 

Double-O Bo

(Pink Floyd) 1965

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Early Barrett song recorded on the first demotape late 1965. The band did not yet have the name Pink Floyd and guitarist Bob Klose was part of the band at the time.

Syd Barrett was a fan of Bo Diddley and the song was inspired of Diddley as well as James Bond 007. The song has not been officially released.

 

EXPERIMENT / SUNSHINE

Pink Floyd 1967

Not released instrumental track from the 'Piper'-sessions.




GAMES FOR MAY - Space Age Relaxation for the Climax of Spring

12th of May 1967 - A one-time concert in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London -the first concept piece of PF and the first time Quadrophonic Sound Equipment was used.
1) 'Tape Dawn' Taped sound effects of birds etc. recorded by Roger Waters. Served as introduction to the show and was played in the foyer of the theatre prior to the show.
2) Matilda Mother
3) Flaming
4) Scarecrow
5) Jugband Blues
6) Games for May Written for this occasion and later rewritten and retitled to See Emily Play
7) Bike
8) Arnold Layne
9) Candy And a Currant Bun
10) Pow R Toc H
11) Interstellar Overdrive
12) 'Tape Bubbles' Taped sound effects by Rick Wright to accompany soap bubbles filling the theatre
13) 'Tape Ending' Taped instrumental piece by Barrett
14) Encore: Lucifer Sam

'Fingals Cave' was written for the film 'Zabriskie Point', but not used. The track was recorded and has been released on various bootleg albums ('Ahcid Atthak!', 'The midas Touch', 'Omay Yad' a.o.).


 

FAST BOOGIE

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).


 

FINGALS CAVE

Pink Floyd 1969
(Instrumental)

'Fingals Cave' was written for the film 'Zabriskie Point', but not used. The track was recorded and has been released on various bootleg albums ('Ahcid Atthak!', 'The midas Touch', 'Omay Yad' a.o.).




HOLLYWOOD

Pink Floyd 1969

Music: Gilmour
(Instrumental)

Made for the film 'More', but the song has not been released.

 

IF YOU GO, DON'T BE SLOW

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).



 

JOHN LEE HOOKER

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).



 

JUST BEFORE YOU DISAPPEAR

Syd Barrett

Officially unreleased, but can be heard on the bootleg: Melk Weg.




KEEP SMILING PEOPLE

Pink Floyd 1968

The song later becameCareful With That Axe, Eugene. This version was performed (and bootlegged) May 23rd, 1968.



KING BEE / I'M A KING BEE

Coverversion of old blues song by Slim Harpo/Moore which was part of the pre-Floyd repertoire.
Recorded in the bands first demo sessions in 1965, but not officially released. The name Pink Floyd was not yet being used and guitarist Bob Klose was part of the band at the time. The demo version is released with an italian book from 1996.

Well, I'm a King Bee
Buzzing around your hive
Yes, I'm a King Bee, child
Buzzing around your hive

I can make good honey
Let me come inside
I'm young and able
To buzz all night long
You know I'm young and able
To buzz all night long

When you hear me buzz, little girl
You know some stinging's going on
Well, buzz some I'll sting, yeah

Well, I'm a King Bee
Can buzz all night long
Yes I'm a King Bee
Can buzz all night long

Well, I buzz better baby
When your man is gone


LUCY LEE IN BLUE TIGHTS / LUCY LEAVE

(Pink Floyd) 1965

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

Early Barrett song recorded on the first demotape late 1965. The band did not yet have the name Pink Floyd and guitarist Bob Klose was part of the band at the time. The song has not been officially released. The demo version is released with an italian book from 1996.

Leave, when I ask you to leave Lucy
Please, far away from me Lucy
Oh, go little girl
Seen, is oh so broken up about you, Lucy
Mean, treat me and done me harm, Lucy
Been in love with you and your charms, Lucy
Oh, go little girl
I'm in love with you
Lucy

You got my heart
You got my heart, oh no!
You tear me apart
You just won't let me go
You hold on so tight, so tight I just can't breath
Now Lucy leave
Lucy

Leave, when I ask you to leave little girl
Please, far away from me little girl
Yeah! go little girl
Seen is oh so broken up about you Lucy
Yeah!


THE MAN AND THE JOURNEY

THE MAN

a) Daybreak (band-version of Grantchester Meadows)
b) Work (early version of Biding My Time)
c) Afternoon (break, where tea was served for the band on stage)
d) Doing It (Up The Khyber)
e) Sleeping (Quicksilver)
f) Nightmare (Cymbaline)
g) Daybreak (Instrumental version of Grantchester Meadows)

THE JOURNEY

a) The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)
b) Beset The Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)
c) The Narrow Way (Band-version of The Narrow Way, part three)
d) The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.)
e) The Labyrinth Of Auximenes (mid-section from Interstellar Overdrive)
f) Behold The Temples Of Light (Instrumental)
g) The End Of The Beginning (Celestial Voices from A Saucerful Of Secrets)

'The Man and the Journey' were one of Pink Floyd's early concept-shows performed the first time April 14, 1969 in Royal Festival Hall, London. The event was titled 'The Massed Gadgets Of Auximenes - More Furious Madness From Pink Floyd'. Both parts of the show contained of improvisations around different Floyd songs, many of them closely related to the soundtrach from the film More, which was written simultaniously.

A recording of the show was meant to be released, but cancelled because most of the material was already released in other versions. 'The Man and the Journey' is only available on bootleg-recordings. One recording circulating is done by dutch radio VPRO in Amsterdam September 17, 1969. A part of the show was recorded for the radio-show 'Top Gear' on May 12, 1969. The recording has been released on the more ore less official italian CD: 'Pink Floyd - The Complete Top Gear Sessions' (GDR CD 9206/AB).


MERRY X-MAS SONG

Pink Floyd 1975
Lyrics/Music: Nick Mason

Christmas song performed at a BBC-show in December 1975. The song was performed by Nick Mason, recorded and can be heard on the bootleg 'Survivor'.


 

MILLIONAIRE / SHE WAS A MILLIONAIRE

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

The song was in July 1967 announced as the next single from Pink Floyd. But the band was not satisfied with it and it was not released. Syd Barrett recorded it again for a solo album in 1970, but again it was not used.


 

MOONHEAD

Pink Floyd 1969

A instrumental piece used for a tv-programme on the evening of the first moonlanding July 20, 1969. The programme was a used by the BBC in between the coverage of the actual moonlanding -and was called 'But what if it's made of green cheese'. The theme was the first verse and the coda, with various actors reading quotes and poetry about the moon over. The rest of the programme was information, discussions and sketches. Later in the show, Moonhead was performed uninterrupted.

The music can be heard on the bootlegs 'With/Without' and 'Wavelenghts'. The song has also been known as 'Trip On Mars'.


THE MORTALITY SEQUENCE / VARIATION

Pink Floyd 1972

Music: Wright

'The Mortality Sequence' was the instrumental piece between 'Time/Breathe (reprise)' and 'Money' in the early performances of 'Dark Side Of The Moon'. It was mainly strange keyboard chords and dubbed speeches and bible readings. This was (thank God) replaced by Clare Torry's vocals and changed to 'The Great Gig In The Sky' before the album was recorded.

 

ONE IN A MILLION / RUSH IN A MILLION /
BRUSH YOUR WINDOW

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/music: Waters(?)

Unreleased song. Performed live in Copenhagen September 13, 1967.

Would you like to be one in a million?
Would you like to be one in five?
Would you like to know all the hidden meanings?
Before they tell you that you've run out of time

Would you like to be one in a million?
Would you like to be one in five?
When they tell you that you ain't going nowhere
When they tell you that you can't live your life

 

ONEONE

Pink Floyd 1969
(Instrumental)

'Oneone' was composed for 'Zabriskie Point', but didn't make it to the final soundtrack. 'Oneone' can only be heard on bootleg albums ('Ahcid Atthak!', 'Omay Yad' a.o.). The recording is from Chicago October 27, 1971.



OPENING TUNE

Pink Floyd 1967

...was of course the opening tune at some Pink Floyd performances in 1967. Can be heard on bootleg recordings from Starclub, Copenhagen September 13, 1967 ('Mystery Tracks' and 'With/Without').

 

OVERTURE

Pink Floyd 1982

Lyrics/Music: Waters

Recording music for the film 'Pink Floyd - The Wall', Roger Waters composed an overture like the The Who's overture for 'Tommy'. The plans were changed again and the song was probably never recorded.

 

PINK BLUES

Pink Floyd 1971

Can only be heard on bootleg recordings. The bootleg albums 'Circus Days' and 'Paradox' were both recorded in Stadthalle Offenbach, February 26, 1971.

 

POEM by Roger Waters

Roger Waters, summer 1993

The poem below was written by Roger Waters. According to interviews he was inspired after reading the book "All the Pretty Horses" by Cormac McCarthy. Waters did not make music for these lines.

There is a magic in some books
That sucks a man into connections with
The spirits hard to touch
That join him to his kind
A man will seek the reading out
Guarded like a canteen in the desert heat
But sometimes needs must drink
And then the final drop falls sweet
The last page turns
The end

Not so with you my wife
My love, my life
I do not have to seek you out
I read you day and night
And drink and bathe
And share my coat
And droplets spray in rainbows
From that distant age
And we will never
Taste the final drop
Nor turn the final page


RAIN IN THE COUNTRY / COUNTRY RAIN

Pink Floyd 1969

Based on The Narrow Way. This version was originally made for Antonionis film 'Zabriskie Point' - but not used in the final version. The original studio recording has been released on the bootleg albums: 'Ahcid Atthak', 'The Midas Touch', 'Omay Yad' and 'Tower Of Babel'.

The song is probably also related to 'Unknown Song' released on the '2CD edition of Zabriskie Point'.

 

RAVING AND DROOLING

Pink Floyd 1974

Music, lyrics and vocals: Waters

This song has been performed live several times but never released. But in 1977 the song was rewritten and retitled to Sheep when it appeared on the Animals album. The same thing happened to You Gotta Be Crazy.

Below is part of the original lyrics for Raving and Drooling which varied a little. You can compare them to the lyrics of Sheep

Raving and drooling I fell on his neck with a scream
He had a whole lotta terminal shock in his eyes
That's what you get for pretending the rest are not real

Babbling and snapping at far away flies
He will zig zag his way back through memories of boredom and pain

How does it feel to be empty and angry and spaced
Split up the middle between the illusion of safety in numbers
and the fist in your face

 

REACTION IN G

Pink Floyd 1967

The song was played first time in UFO Club, London July 28, 1967. A studio version was recorded for the BBC Top Gear show in October 1967. Different bootleg recordings from 1967 are in circulation.



RHAMADAN

Syd Barrett

'Rhamadan' is an unreleased Barrett song.



ROOFTOP IN A THUNDERSTORM ROW MISSING THE POINT

1966

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

The song has not been released.

With yellow, red and roomy food, and quivered
crouching on a golden cushion
undressed himself to disappear
through an infinity of pleasure
and smiled to free the running me
with "Am I my brother's keeper?"
his meek hand on devils gloves
shaping running blood.

The prophecy, to ricreate the truth
in visions of a seasonal mood
in truth, the only sight he saw
lay hidden in the bathroom door
and spat on the rug
as high is high, so low is low
and that's the end of it.

 

SCREAM THY LAST SCREAM (Old Woman With A Casket)

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

The song was planned as Pink Floyd's third single together with Millionaire. But none of the songs were ever released on official albums or singles. The song can be heard on recordings from BBC Top Gear February 11, 1968 - and Starclub, Copenhagen, September 13 1967.

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
Blam blam your pointers point your pointers
What'll be to crunch in your sisters
She'll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
Fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter
Flack chap chau fauses, mouses, houses
Flittin and hittin and fittin quack quack

Watching the telly till all hours big time
Fling your arms madly old lady with a daughter

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket
Blam blam your pointers point your pointers
What'll be coming to crunch in your sisters
She'll be scrubbing bubbles on all fours

Scream thy last scream old woman with a casket




SEABIRDS

Pink Floyd 1969

Lyrics/Music: Waters

Seabirds is part of the soundtrack for the film 'More'. It is heard in a party scene, but not included on the soundtrack release. A cover version was made by Langford and Kerr on 'Moving Soundtracks vol.1'.

Mighty waves come crashing down
The spray is lashing high into the eagle's eye
Shrieking as it cuts the devil wind
is calling sailors to the deep

But I can hear the sound of seabirds in my ear
Surf is high an' the sea is awash
An' a haze of candy floss, glitter and beads
Rock that we sat on and watched in the sun

That was hot to touch
And the sea was emerald green
I can hear the sound of seabirds in my ear
And I can see you smile

Surf comes rushing up the beach
Now will it reach the castle wall and will it fall
Catfish dappled silver flashing
Dogfish puffing bubbles in my deep



SINGING A SONG IN THE MORNING

Kevin Ayers 1969

Syd Barrett recorded a guitar track for this Kevin Ayers song in November 1969, but it seems that his contributions were left out of the final mix. Originally the song was known as Religious Experience.

 

SLOW BOOGIE

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).



 

STANLEY THE SIMPLETON

This song defeanitely sounds like an unreleased Syd Barrett song from the Pink Floyd period, but it is most likely a quite talented fake. The song has circulated as an mp3 file on the web. Original source unknown.

Stanley the simpleton
He's not to blame
Never be a genius
And it's quite a shame
Stanley the simpleton
Simpleton ways
Simpleton mind and
Simpleton brain


 

STONED ALONE / STONED AGAIN / I GET STONED

Lyrics/music: Barrett

Pink Floyd 1966

Could be the first song Syd Barrett wrote for Pink Floyd. It was recorded as a demo in Thompson Private Recording Studio, 1966. The song can be found on the bootleg: 'Stoned Alone', recorded in Starclub, Copenhagen, September 13, 1967. The song later changed into Let's Roll Another One/Candy And A Currant Bun



 

UNTITLED WORD

Syd Barrett

Lyrics/music: Barrett

Can be heard on the Barrett bootleg 'Melk Weg'. Could be an early version of 'Word song' (?)




VEGETABLE MAN

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

The song is only to find on various bootleg albums. Most are recorded live, but the song was also recorded for the BBC-show TOP GEAR December 19, 1967. Near the end of the song is a small quote from the 'Batman' theme.

In Yellow shoes
I get the blues
As I walk the street with my plastic feet
With blue velvet trousers
Make me feel pink
There's a kind of stink about
Blue velvet trousers

In my paisley shirt
I look a jerk
And my turquoise waistcoat
is quite outta sight
But oh-oh my haircut look so rare
Vegetable man, Where Are You ?

So I Change my gear
And I bugger my knees
And I cover them up with the latest cut
My socks are all in a box
It does take long to find darn old socks
And The watch
My watch
Black watch
With a black face
And a date in a little hole

And all the lot is what I've got
It's what I wear
It's what you see
It must be me
It's what I am
Vegetable man

Ah ah ah
I've been looking all over the place
For a place for me
But it ain't anywhere
It just ain't anywhere

Vegetable man, Vegetable man, Vegetable man

He's the kind of fella you just gotta see
if you can
Vegetable man


THE VIOLENT SEQUENCE

Pink Floyd 1970

(Instrumental)

'The Violent Sequence' is a instrumental piece on with a duration of almost 20 minutes. It was made for the film 'Zabriskie Point', but not used. It was played live for the first time in Birmingham February 11, 1970. You can recognise parts of several songs, including 'Heart Beat, Pig Meat' and what would later become 'Us And Them'. Another part of the song was later played live and called: 'Corrosion'.

The recording of 'The Violent Sequence' can be found on the bootleg: 'Violence in Birmingham'.

 

WHAT'S THE NEW MARY JANE / WHAT A SHAME MARY JANE

John Lennon, the Beatles 1968

'What the New Mary Jane' was an unreleased Beatles song untill the release of Beatles Anthology 3. An early version was titled 'What's a Shame Mary Jane'. Beatles and Pink Floyd were both recording in the Abbey Road Studios and it sounds like Syd Barrett had more than a little influence on this song.




WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

Jokers Wild 1965

This song was released as a (very) limited single from the band Jokers Wild in 1965. Jokers Wild was Gilmours pre-Pink Floyd band together with David Altham, Clive Welham, Tony Sainty and Johnny Gordon. If you should have this single in your collection you could probably earn a good sum of money. See also 'Don't Ask Me Why'.

 

 

YOU GOTTA BE CRAZY

Pink Floyd 1974
Music and lyrics: Waters and Gilmour

This song has been performed live several times with vocals by David Gilmour, but it was never released. And then again... in 1977 the song was rewritten and retitled to Dogs for the Animals album. The same thing happened to Raving and Drooling.

Below is the original lyrics for You Gotta Be Crazy. You can compare them to the lyrics of Dogs.

You gotta be crazy, you gotta be mean
You gotta keep your kids and your car clean
You gotta keep climbing, you gotta keep fit
You gotta keep smiling, you gotta eat shit

You gotta be small to be a big shot
You gotta eat meat to stay at the top
You gotta be trusted, gotta tell lies
You gotta be able to narrow your eyes

You gotta beleive they've gotta beleive you
You gotta appear easy to see through
Gotta be sure you look good on the TV
Gotta resemble a human being

You gotta keep one eye over your shoulder
Gonna get harder as you get older
Gotta fly south and hide in the sand
Gotta forget that you're gonna get cancer

And when you loose control
You'll reap the harvest you have sown
And as the fear grows
The bad blood slows and turns to stone

And it's too late to loose the weight
You used to need to throw around
So have a good drown
As you go down
Alone
Dragged down by the stone

Gotta be sure, you gotta be quick
Gotta divide the tame from the sick
Gotta keep some of us docile and fit
You gotta keep everyone burying this shit

You gotta get you started early
Processed by the time you're thirty
Work like fuck 'till you're sixty five
And then your time's your own until you die

I gotta admit to a lot of confusion
Pain in the head is the child of collusion
Gotta resist the creeping malaise
You gotta beleive in the way you get out of the maze

But you, you just keep on pretending
You can tell a sucker from a friend
But you still raise the knife to
Stranger, lover, friend and foe alike

Who was born in a house full of pain
Who was sent out to play on his own
Who was raised on a diet of shame
Who was trained not to spit in the fan
Who was told what to do by the man
Who was broken by trained personnel
Who was fitted with bridle and bit
Who was given a seat in the stand
Who was forcing his way to the rails
Who was offered a place on the board
Who was only a stranger at home
Who was ground down in the end
Who was found dead on the phone
Who was dragged down by the stone

 

YOU're the reason why

Richard Wright 1965
Music and lyrics: Wright

Very early song by Rick Wright which was released as a single B-side by a band called "Adam, Mike & Tim".

 

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