A new video has been released by prog rockers Pink Floyd. The track is their instrumental song “One of These Days,” and was the opening track from the bands 1971 album Meddle.
The track was included as part of the bands box set set The Early Years 1965 – 1972.
The track is basically an instrumental except for one spoken/sung sentence by the bands drummer Nick Mason: “One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces.” A statement on behalf of the band explained: “This video was created [by] the British artist and filmmaker Ian Emes, who became widely known for his creative animations and for being the original animator for Pink Floyd.”
Originally titled French Windows, Emes created the experimental animation in 1972 and set it to “One of These Days.” It was then shown on the British TV music show The Old Grey Whistle Test and was seen by the bands keyboard player Rick Wright. The band made contact with Emes, and the rest they say is history.
This isn’t the only video release from the box set. The band released a rare video for the track “Apples and Oranges.” This was the bands last collaboration with Syd Barret and the video featured his replacement in the band David Gilmour, an interesting fact because Gilmour didn’t play on the track.
The Early Years is a must for Floyd fans, it incudes 27 discs, charting the bands evolution. From their earliest recordings and studio sessions right up to the release of The Dark Side of the Moon, to date one of the biggest selling albums of all time.
Check out the video for “One of These Days” below: