Show

Name
Station
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1967-08-07 (As the show started at midnight, this is the early hours of Monday 7th August)
Comments
  • At least two versions of a show identified erroneously as 6 August 1967 have been available for some time. Both are remastered, keeping the original Peel links but substituting freshly sourced versions of the music.
  • One of the earlier recordings dated 6 August 1967, presumably the version available on John Peel Torrent Compilation 8 of 17 (1967-1993), was the work of the Guy Brown/U-SPACES team also responsible for remasters of the 18 July 1967 and 14 August 1967 Perfumed Garden shows.
  • The other comes from a longer show extract circulating among pirate radio collectors. It was remastered by thescourge at the My Old Tapes blog and released as "John Peel's Perfumed Garden 7 Aug 1967 parts one and two" -- he says of part two, "in my opinion, this version's superior only because of the better audio quality of the John Peel links." Note also that this version is slightly longer than the one on the torrent, partly as it starts earlier, and partly due to the audio being at the correct speed.
  • P.S. File 7 appears to be a non-remastered file from the Torrent.
  • Peel's diction, a combination of public school drawl and hippy monotone, is sometimes a bit unclear and caused the track by one-hit wonder Norma Tanega ("Walkin' My Cat Named Dog") to be ascribed to a non-existent "Norvis Nagar"
  • Peel tended to wax hippy-poetic in his comments between records on the Perfumed Garden, and here one of his links also helps to date the show. Referring to the upcoming closedown of Radio London, he introduces the Tim Hardin song by saying "In just a week's time, all of us are going to be part of the wind".
  • The final tracks are from a recording made by Perfumed Garden listener Monni Aldous - File 8. This was shared online and then identified as part of this show by an unknown Wiki contributor in 2010.

Tracklisting

  • Files 4 & 7 begin
  • 0:00 - Country Joe & The Fish - Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine (LP: Electric Music For The Mind And Body) Vanguard VSD 79244 (US release)
  • 4:47 - Canned Heat - Rollin' and Tumblin' (LP: Canned Heat) Liberty LBL 83059
  • 8:04 - David Blue - I'd Like To Know (with tape issues)(LP: David Blue) Elektra EKL 4003 (US or UK release)
  • 10:33 - Jeff Beck - Rock My Plimsoul (single - b-side of Tallyman) Columbia DB 8227 (B-side version, called stereo mix on "Truth" reissue)
  • 14:54 - Beatles - I Want To Tell You (LP: Revolver) Parlophone PMC 7009
  • 19:32 - Misunderstood - I Can Take You To The Sun (single) Fontana TF 777
  • 22:26 - Incredible String Band - Little Cloud (LP: The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion) Elektra EUK 257
  • 27:07 - Pink Floyd - Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk (LP: Piper at the Gates of Dawn) Columbia 33SX 6157
  • 31:10 - Geoffrey Prowse - Perfumed Garden Blues or John Peel's Lament (listener's private recording, tape/acetate?)
  • 34:49 - Tim Buckley - Song, Slowly, Song (LP: Tim Buckley) Elektra EKL 4004
  • 39:17 - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Sure 'Nuff And Yes I Do (LP: Safe As Milk) Buddah BDS 5001 (US Release)
  • 41:55 - Donovan - To Try for The Sun (LP: Fairytale) Pye NPL 18128
  • 46:02 - 46:33 Peel link - postcard from Torquay
  • 46:33 Tape edit on File 7 which then resumes with above Peel link repeated. File 1 also starts here, using same source as File 7 for Peel, but remastered music. Subsequent timings are for File 1.
  • File 2 begins during next track. All of the timings on File 2 are a bit shorter than shown, as it starts later, and the Peel sections are running fast. Another remaster but the Peel links of lower quality.
  • 0:45 - John Mayall - It Hurts Me Too (single - b-side of Double Trouble) Decca F 12621
  • 4:12 - Moby Grape - Hey Grandma (single - b-side of Omaha) CBS 2953
  • 7:01 - Norma Tanega Waves (LP: Walkin' My Cat Named Dog) Stateside SL 10182
  • 8:55 - Giant Sunflower - February Sunshine (single - b-side of Big Apple) CBS 2805
  • 11:46 - Rolling Stones - We Love You (single) Decca F 12654
  • File 4 ends during outro.
  • File 6 begins with the start of the weather which is mostly edited out. "Tonight will be mainly dry and clear"

Weather

  • 16:20 - Jimi Hendrix Experience - Burning of the Midnight Lamp (single) Track 604007
  • 20:00 - letter from Tim Curtis about dibblers and other things.
  • 22:30 - Tim Hardin - Part of the Wind (LP: Tim Hardin 1) Verve Folkways 5018
  • 25:20 - Beatles - Baby, You're A Rich Man (single - b-side of All You Need Is Love) Parlophone R 5620
  • 28:15 - John Peel - Carmen 3 (poem about a sparrow by Catullus, read in JP's best public schoolboy Latin)
  • 29:44 - Simon and Garfunkel - The Sparrow (LP: Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.) Columbia 9049 (US release)
  • 32:40 - The Mothers of Invention - The Duke Regains His Chops (LP: Absolutely Free) Verve/MGM 5013 (US release)
  • 34:35 - The Mothers of Invention - Call Any Vegetable (LP: as above)
  • 39:14 - Our Plastic Dream - A Little Bit of Shangri-La (single) Go AJ 11411 (United Artists Music)
  • 43:18 - Maxwell Street Jimmy - Crying Won't Make Me Stay (LP: Modern Chicago Blues - various artists) Bounty (UK) BY 6025 (mono)
  • 46:30 - Jackson C Frank - Milk and Honey (LP: Jackson C. Frank) Columbia 33SX 1788

File 7 ends a minute into the above. File 6 has an edit a minute into this track, from which point on, a noisier audio is used, sounding much like the non-remastered links of File 2. File 1 from this point, also uses the same noisier audio source for the Peel links as File 2, but speed corrected.

  • 50:07 - Tim Curtis letter (continued)
  • 52:00 - Velvet Underground - There She Goes Again (LP: The Velvet Underground and Nico) Verve 5008 (US release)
  • 54:39 - Roger McGough - Mother, There's A Strange Man Waiting At The Door (LP: The Incredible New Liverpool Scene) CBS 63049
  • 55:30 - Roger McGough - Mother, The Wardrobe Is Full Of Infantrymen (LP: as above)
  • 56:35 - Seeds - Rolling Machine (LP: A Web of Sound) Vocalion VAN 8062
  • 59:22 - Byrds - Why? (LP: Younger Than Yesterday) CBS BPG 62988
  • Files 1 & 2 end. File 6 ends about 1m 30s into above track.
  • The final tracks are from the Monni Aldous extract, File 8
  • Roy Harper - October 12th (LP: Sophisticated Beggar) Strike JHL 105
  • Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover (single - b-side of White Rabbit) RCA 1631
  • Donovan - Hampstead Incident (LP: Sunshine Superman) Pye NPL 18181
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company - All Is Loneliness (LP: Big Brother and the Holding Company) Mainstream 6099 (US release)
  • John Renbourn - Buffalo (LP: Another Monday) Transatlantic TRA 149 (Over the ending of this track Peel reads the weather forecast again, reminds his listeners to vote in the programme's Poet Laureate competition and to make themselves Perfumed Garden badges, and wishes them peace)

File

Name
  • 1) (My Old Tapes remaster) John Peel 7-08-1967 part 2.mp3
  • 2) 1967-08-07 3.LONDON 06 08 67 PERFUMED GARDEN with JOHN PEEL.MP3
  • 3) 1967 08 06 Sun 0000-0100 R London (266m) - John Peel - Perfumed Garden - Enhanced.mp3 (Remastered version of 4))
  • 4) 1967 08 06 Sun 0000-0100 R London (266m) - John Peel - Perfumed Garden.mp3
  • 5) 1967 08 06 Sun 0100-0140 R London (266m) - John Peel - Perfumed Garden - Enhanced.mp3 (Remastered version of 6))
  • 6) 1967 08 06 Sun 0100-0140 R London (266m) - John Peel - Perfumed Garden.mp3
  • 7) 1967-08-07 4.LONDON 07 08 67 PERFUMED GARDEN with JOHN PEEL.MP3 (misdated)
  • 8) 1967-08-07 Perfumed Garden 2.mp3
Length
  • 1) 01:02:09
  • 2) 58.01
  • 4) 58:59
  • 6) 41:31
  • 7) 01:33:13
  • 8) 12:58
Other
  • Many thanks to the original taper back in 1967, along with those who made the remastered versions available!
  • 1) Courtesy of thescourge at the My Old Tapes blog. This appears to use side 2 of file 7 as a basis for the links for the remaster, then when that runs out, uses a speed corrected version of the noisier links from the File 2 remaster.
  • 2) Guy Brown/U-SPACES remaster, based on a noiser original tape than File 7.
  • 7) Original sound. Clearer JP links than 2). The restart at 46m suggests that this was a cassette transfer from the original reel.
  • 8) From Monni Aldous, thanks to Granger354 for finding
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