One of Pink Floyd's most interesting obscure projects was their soundtrack to a 1968 made-for-television film, The Committee (starring ex-Manfred Mann lead singer Paul Jones), that has rarely if ever been screened in the U.S. Side one of this bootleg has the bits of soundtrack which are graced by Floyd's presence. As enticing as it sounds, only hardcore fans will want this in their collections. The fidelity (sounding like it was taped from a television) is pretty bad, and the music is often obscured by dialogue. If the source tapes for the soundtrack still exist, their release might be pretty interesting; the group devised some pretty nifty instrumental licks, heavy on the haunting organs and slide guitar. Side two has three songs from a show at a club in Rome in May 1968, in execrable sound quality. In any case, this boot will be pretty hard to locate, as it was a limited edition of 300 copies.
The Committee Review
by Richie Unterberger