This offering showcases two long tracks from the Syd Barrett era of Pink Floyd before the recording of the band's debut album `Piper at the Gates of Dawn.' These two pieces were previously released on the complete-soundtrack album of Peter Lorrimer Whitehead's film about the 1960s psychedelic scene `Let's all make Love in London' and then on an EP in 1995, and released again in 2005.
`Interstellar Overdrive' and `Nick's Boogie' resemble the performances on the live-on-stage half of the band's later `Ummagumma' album from 1969; in fact you can hear some of the themes in `A Saucerful of Secrets' emerging in `Nick's Boogie'.
The DVD is a film about London in the `psychedelic era' with the music as a back-drop, plus interviews with Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, David Hockney and Julie Christie talking about the then-contemporary scene. Peter Whitehead also talks about his film project featuring Floyd's music, at the time the cutting edge of psychedelia whose style was influenced by free-form jazz of the early fusion period.
Although these are the first-ever commercial recordings by Pink Floyd, this is not the best place to start if you're new to the band. `Piper at the Gates of Dawn' recorded shortly afterwards is a more varied, melodious and listenable album, and better produced, and the 1970s-era with Dave Gilmour replacing Barrett is where their most timeless and enduring work may be found. `London 66-67' is a great snapshot of London in the 1960s, but essential only for hardcore Barrett-era Floyd fans.