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Nick Mason talks about Pink Floyd's 50 years Print E-mail
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Saturday, 05 August 2017

Yesterday, which was the eve of the release day 50 years ago of Pink Floyd's debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Nick Mason was interviewed by the UK's BBC Radio 6 about the five decades of the band. You can listen to the interview here:

Roger Waters guests with John Prine at Newport Folk Festival Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Sunday's Newport Folk Festival (July 30th) in Rhode Island lived up to its reputation for the odd surprise - during John Prine's set, he brought out My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Rateliff, the band Lucius, and Roger Waters (between shows on his Us + Them tour) to close out the day’s music, performing Hello In There from Prine's 1971 self-titled debut album, as well as Paradise, the finale of the show.

Here's a video of Hello In There...there are various alternative (full length) videos of this performance on YouTube but by their very nature, these can be quite transient. Here's Roger's official video:

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii CD, LP, DVD, Blu-ray releases detailed Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 July 2017
David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii deluxe CD and Blu-ray box set
David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii 4LP vinyl boxset

Following hot on the heels of the David Gilmour Live at Pompeii worldwide cinema screenings (on September 13th), comes the release of the same name on a variety of formats. September 29th sees the arrival of the recordings on 2CD, Blu-ray, 2DVD, a 4LP boxset, a Blu-ray and CD deluxe edition boxset, and via HD digital downloads. Other gems too are present on the deluxe boxset, including the acclaimed BBC documentary Wider Horizons.

"In 2015 David Gilmour set out to play a series of concerts in historic venues across the world. The following year he became the first performer to play the amphitheatre in Pompeii in front of a live audience since the gladiators in 79AD. It was a return to Pompeii for David, having first performed there in 1971 for Adrian Maben’s legendary concert film, Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii. In Roman times the Pompeii amphitheatre was known as a "Spectaculum" and David worked with long time collaborator and maestro of colour and light Marc Brickman to bring the spectacle back to the Spectaculum": Polly Samson 2017

On July 7th and 8th last year, David performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii. The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David was the first performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.

The concert performance film, to be included in the DVD/Blu-ray options, was shot in 4k by director Gavin Elder and includes highlights from both shows. The concert is a spectacular audio-visual experience, featuring the famous huge circular cyclorama screen as well as lasers, pyrotechnics and even a return to the traditional lighting used in AD 79!

Ordering details for all the various formats are shown here; below those are the details of the formats/track listings.

DELUXE CD/BLU-RAY BOXSET:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
4LP VINYL BOXSET:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
2DVD EDITION:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
BLU-RAY EDITION:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
2CD EDITION:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - French edition exhibition book Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Official companion book (French language edition)Less than a month after the German edition of the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains book was announced, is the news that the French language version of this book is now on the schedules. This new edition, created to accompany the London exhibition of the same name, is scheduled for publication on October 19th 2017.

It's the first book ever produced with full access to the Pink Floyd archive. Published to accompany London's V&A Museum's major summer exhibition, Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains celebrates 50 years of one of the greatest bands of all time. Five essays tackle different aspects of their far-reaching legacy in music and the visual arts.

Authors including Jon Savage, Howard Goodall and Rob Young examine what makes the band truly special, from the mythology underpinning their output, through to their experimentation with technology to create new sounds. Their epic staging and performance impact is also explored, along with the anti-authoritarianism that infuses their lyrics.

The book is heavily illustrated throughout, emphasizing the essential role that visual material played in supporting the music and creating the lasting Pink Floyd phenomenon. Obviously, we really recommend it to those who are going to see the exhibition, AND to those who won't be. It doesn't really spoil things for those who are, as it more complements the exhibition rather than repeats what you'll see there. Details of the English version of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains can be seen here. We suspect the French and German editions - like the English language hardback - will also feature a spectacular lenticular cover which has to be seen in the flesh.

You can place your order now for this French edition of the book directly from Amazon France.

Roger Waters adds new Canadian show; issues in Miami Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 July 2017

First some hopefully good news for our Canadian friends: Roger Waters has just added an extra show toward the end of his 2017 North American tour. Tickets for the concert - being held on October 25th 2017, at the appropriately named Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB, go on sale TODAY at 12pm local time through and other normal outlets.

In a separate development, last night's concert in Miami was due to have a team of twelve drama participants from the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Teen Club, assist Roger with Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation stepped in and pulled the appearance of the teens from the concert, accusing Roger of alleged antisemitism, and in response, Roger subsequently shared the following video:

As you'll see from the video, Roger was not happy about this, finding the accusations hurtful, and also expressing his regret for the missed opportunity for the children who were due to perform. In the short time before the concert start time, some others were hurriedly arranged to be trained up in the performance requirements.

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