Okay, this version is the best so far. With a running time of 127 minutes and the insert declaring 'Special Extended Version,' it exceeds the other, slightly newer 'extended' 'Farewell' DVD by 2 minutes. That version, with the black insert with a photo of the band within it, has an 80 minute version and the original 45 minute TV version from 1969. This version has the original TV version, plus an extended version with the extra track of 'Steppin' Out;' released for the first time ever, I believe.
So, on this, we have complete versions of 'Sunshine Of Your Love,' 'White Room,' 'Politician,' 'Crossroads,' 'Steppin' Out,' 'Sitting On Top Of The World,' 'Spoonful,' 'Toad,' and 'I'm So Glad;' along with the original interviews and instrument demonstrations from the band. Much better, we're getting there. We still have Patrick Allen's commentary, but not so much of it, which is a relief; and that awful 'psychedelic' bit which spoils 'Spoonful.'
But I'm grateful. However, my letter to Tony Palmer would read something like this. Dear Tony, Like you, I was there on November 26th, 1968, me for pleasure, you working. Then, I was 17. Now, I'm 55. Is there any chance, please, can you (or someone) release the whole show from start to finish without Patrick Allen and the psychedelic bit before I turn my toes up? If so, myself and everyone else who was there will be very happy people, and will be able to depart this mortal coil fully satisfied with our lot. Thank you.
Other than that, of the various versions of the Farewell show available, this is the best one.