• 1967-07-18
  • This Perfumed Garden has been circulating in both original lo-fi and reconstructed versions. Like most available PGs it is incomplete, the original recording having been made on reel-to-reel tapes which may not have survived in full.
  • The final 3 tracks may not be from the original 18.7.67 show. This is because Peel is featuring The Incredible String Band's The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion LP, and says he will play all of side one - he may not have had time to do so if these tracks really were played that night. The remaining tracks on side 1 that are not on the available recording are "Little Cloud" and "The Eyes of Fate".
  • The ISB became one of Peel's favourite acts of the period, doing sessions for his BBC shows until they split up in 1974. But he was able to get an advance copy of this album thanks to Clive Selwood, who at the time was running the UK office of Elektra Records and was the only music business figure aware of the Perfumed Garden - which included many Elektra artists in its playlists (Love, The Doors, Tim Buckley, Judy Collins, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band). Selwood became Peel's manager and lifelong friend, and in his autobiography devotes a couple of interesting chapters to their relationship.
  • Peel's full comments from the available recording of this show can be found at 18 July 1967 (Transcript).
  • File d) below appears to be a later broadcast of a reel to reel by the Dutch station Radio Seagull and is of slightly clearer sound quality to File a).





  • a) 1967-07-18 2. LONDON 18 07 67 PERFUMED GARDEN with JOHN PEEL.MP3
  • b) 1967 07 18 Tue 0000-0100 R London (266m) - John Peel - Perfumed Garden.mp3
  • c) 1967 07 18 Tue 0100-0130 R London (266m) - John Peel - Perfumed Garden.mp3
  • d) 1967-07-18 Radio Seagull PERF67-1.MP3
  • a) 1:30:22
  • d) 59:19
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