Essential Listening: Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things – A Technicolor Dream (DVD)

A Technicolor Dream (DVD)

This is the story of the Underground movement in the UK during the sixties and leads up to its culmination at The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, an all night “musical happening” that was held at Alexandra Palace on the 29th April 1967.  The story takes in CND marches, the foundation of the London Free School and the International Times, the UFO Club and the Notting Hill Carnival.  There are interviews with Roger Waters and Nick Mason from Pink Floyd, John “Hoppy” Hopkins, Joe Boyd, Kevin Ayers, Barry Miles, Arthur Brown, Phil May from The Pretty Things and many more.  All of this is set in a musical context with the music of Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd (including three full Pink Floyd performances from 1967).

Features clips from songs performed by: Pink Floyd (with Syd Barrett)
1) The Pretty Things
2) The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

Bonus Pink Floyd performances:
1) Astronomy Domine – Queen Elizabeth Hall, May 14, 1967
2) Scarecrow – Pathe News, July 8, 1967
3) Arnold Layne – Peter Whitehead promo, March 10, 1967