Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
This time we continue with “Alex the Gnome”s notes in the insert which came with the CD “An Italian Tale”:
“This festival was produced from many dreams and ambitions but had several organizational problems: after being postponed twice and the defection of several bands it ended up with the Floyd performing in this great space in front of only 400 fans, while many other performances were moved to the smaller “Piper Club”. Part of this gig has been recorded by Italian national radio company RAI together with an interview with Waters. After these concerts in Italy, the band toured a lot in England, the Netherlands and the United States.
“The reason the band would return to Italy, or rather Rome again, was not to play a concert, but to record the soundtrack for the new movie by Michelangelo Antonioni “Zabriskie Point” [see above]; the work went on in the recording studio “Technicolor Sound Services” for a week in mid-November 1969 and the result was rather frustrating for the band as the great director, in the end, chose only three songs from the material produced by the band (This material would not be left unused, however, but would form part of the album “The Dark Side of the Moon”). After this visit to Italy, the band returned to playing live, however, they wouldn’t return to the country that had shown so much interest in their music.”
More from these notes next time. Meanwhile, another picture from the insert: