A Breath of Fresh Air

Compilation released June 1970

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2lp Harvest SHSS 1/2  

Compilation album with music by Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Barclay James Harvest,Battered Ornaments,
Shirley & Dolley Collins, Pretty Things, Bakerloo,Kevin Ayers, Forest, Pete Brown & Piblokto,
Panama Limited, Quatermass, Michael Chapman, Third Ear Band, Roy Harper and Edgar Broughton Band. Tracks on the original "picnic" includes: Pink Floyd: Embryo and Syd Barrett: Terrapin. Embryo was put on the album in without approval from Pink Floyd, and as a result the 'Picnic' was quickly withdrawn.

In 2007 a compilation with the name "A breath Of Fresh Air" was released as a 3CD set from the EMI/Harvest label. Most of the bands featured are the same as on the original "Picnic", but the track list is different. The CD set includes Careful With That Axe Eugene, Embryo, Breathe (Waters/Geesin) and Baby Lemonade and Octopus by Syd Barrett.



Pink Floyd 1969

Lyrics/Music: Waters

Album releases: Film/video:
The Early Years
The Early Years: Cre/Ation

The Early Years

Embryo was recorded i 1969 for 'Ummagumma', but Pink Floyd were not satisfied with the recording. In 1970 EMI got Norman Smith to make a mix of the song anyway - and without accept from the band 'Embryo' were suddenly released on the compilation album 'Picnic'. The album was withdrawn, but later the same version of 'Embryo' were released on 'Works'.

On live recordings (bootleg) of 'Embryo' you can hear a relationship with 'Several Species Of Small furry Animals...'.

All this love is all I am
A ball is all I am
I'm so new compared to you
And I am very small

Warm glow, moon glow
Always need a little more room

Waiting here seems like years
Never seen the light of day

All around I hear strange sounds come
gurgling in my ear
Red the light and dark the night
I feel my dawn is near

Warm glow, moon glow
Always need a little more room

Whisper low here I go
I will see the sunshine show

Lyrics Copyright: Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd.