5 comments on “1970′s Historic & Classic Rock Albums . . . . . . . . . . PINK FLOYD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBSCURED BY CLOUDS (LA VALLEE) June 3 1972

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  2. I went to that same Filmex screening as well, motivated by Pink Floyd’s involvement. As I remember it, Barbet Schroder himself introduced the film, which was having its North American premier at the festival. That old Chinese theatre has a huge screen and a great sound system (it was a roadshow house so it was always a state-of-the-art facility, and still is as the only first-run IMAX theatre on Hollywood Blvd), so it was the perfect place to experience this motion picture. I believe it was an afternoon screening and not particularly a big deal, since it was a French hippie film. (Luis Bunel was honored at a gala screening of Indiscreet Charm of the Bourgeois, which I also attended—my brush with greatness.) I was still in college and enjoyed The Valley a lot—not something I would normally encounter, that’s for sure. I agree that the soundtrack album is one of Pink Floyd’s best. They had already begun recording basic tracks for Dark Side of the Moon, so perhaps the need for extra material and soundtrack’s tight recording schedule forced the band to really focus more intensely than they might normally. Who’s to know, but there’s nothing like a deadline for completing stuff.

  3. Wasn’t aware of the recording timing of DSOTM and the Valley; thanks for the insight, makes sense, pressure makes diamonds, crazy diamonds.
    PF were certainly my motivation also; 3 months after the Valley’s release I saw PF at the Hollywood Bowl with the debut of DSOTM
    https://00individual.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/40-years-ago-today-92272-pink-floyd-hollywood-bowl-DSOTM-debut.
    Filmex was a gas for us movie fiends, as back then after all of the first runs I’d find myself in college gymnasiums watching Truffaut’s Day for Night, Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point (more Floyd) and Blow Up, Wexler’s Medium Cool, Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil, and all the other underground films – we probably attended more than just the Valley together! Good times!
    Thanks for your attendance.

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