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In case you missed it, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is open in Rome, Italy, for its latest staging. Running until July 1st, 2018, please let us know if you are going! Once it is finished in Rome, it will continue its travels... where would YOU like to see it staged?

The Roger Waters European tour in 2018 resumes soon. It's a truly spectacular show - don't miss it! Talking of spectacles, out now for those who missed the concerts (or indeed, cannot wait to relive them!) are the recordings of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii on CD, LP, DVD, Blu-ray which are out now. Some other goodies form part of the package (especially the boxset) so worth checking out the details!

Talking of releases... the 4LP PULSE boxset is released on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl in May, and we suspect will be very popular indeed, based on the price that second-hand originals sell for.

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Pink Floyd's PULSE live album gets 4LP heavyweight vinyl release
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Pink Floyd - PULSE 4LP 180gram heavyweight vinyl box set

One of the more sought after Pink Floyd vinyl releases is the 1995 PULSE 4LP box set, which (if you can find a copy, even in fair condition) commands extremely high prices. If you've always wanted this album on vinyl, we have some great news for you!

On May 18th, 2018, Pink Floyd Records are releasing it on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl. The 4LP set includes four different inner sleeves, each inside individual outer sleeves, plus a 52-page hardback photo book, all encased in a thick card slipcase. Aubrey "Po" Powell and Peter Curzon, who work on the original artwork with the late Storm Thorgerson, have recreated the superb original packaging for this reissue. As with other Pink Floyd Records output, this 2018 release was remastered from the original tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman.

One curiosity about the vinyl (like the original cassette) is that it includes One Of These Days as an additional track, which wasn't included on the CD version (presumably due to space issues). With the cassette out of print, this new edition of PULSE on vinyl will be the only place to legitimately get hold of this recording of One Of These Days.

The track listing for the album, which includes the entirety of The Dark Side Of The Moon (performed at a number of dates on the 1994 tour) is as follows:

  • LP1 - Side One: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5,7), Astronomy Domine, What Do You Want From Me; Side Two: Learning To Fly, Keep Talking, Coming Back To Life
  • LP2 - Side One: Hey You, A Great Day For Freedom, Sorrow; Side Two: High Hopes, Another Brick In The Wall (Part Two), One Of These Days
  • LP3 - Side One: Speak To Me, Breathe (In The Air), On The Run, Time; Side Two: The Great Gig In The Sky, Money
  • LP4 - Side One: Us And Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse; Side Two: Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell

We're sure that this will be one of the most popular Pink Floyd Records releases, so we urge you to place your orders early. To secure your copy now, for despatch upon release, please use these direct links, which will also qualify for Amazon's pre-order price guarantee - they will automatically charge the lowest asking price between your order, and release: Amazon UK,, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Using our Amazon links also helps us hugely with ongoing site running costs and we really appreciate it!

Pink Floyd in Italy - celebrating 50 years of Piper Club, plus appeal for info
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Piper Club - 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd Piper Club, Rome

Two bits of news, both relating to Pink Floyd in Italy.

First, there's an appeal to all of you, wherever you may live, relating to performances by the band in that country. Were you lucky enough to have seen Pink Floyd live in Italy at any time between 1968 and 1994? The Floydseum is after your written memories, live photos or photos of local newspaper articles and memorabilia. If you have any, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to let them know. They note that "the most beautiful photos and the most interesting writings will become part of a future book and possible exhibitions and events related to the publication of the same!"

Before then, though, the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's appearance at the Piper Club in Rome takes place on April 19th, 2018. Planned is a special concert, and an exhibition: "Four great unknowns, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, with David Gilmour’s weird elegance to fill a little the empty space left by Syd Barrett - whose crazy sheen was well sadly blown up, seize a young standing audience, almost unaware of the event and yet electrically engaged. Orbiting between the resonances and the sonic chiaroscuros drawn by five outstanding musicians, 50 years later on the same stage and supported by 'The Lunatics' crew, the rarefied atmospheres and visions that defined the historic gig at the Piper Club renew themselves in a show made up of powerful and vibrant sounds. Come over lighthearted. Have a nice trip. See you at the gates of dawn, for a psychedelic breakfast!"

The performance is by an Italian band, Eugene and The Pink Floyd Sound, and the exhibition is curated by 'The Lunatics', the band of Italian Floyd collectors. Tickets are now available from, and

Claudia Fontaine passes away
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Claudia Fontaine

On Tuesday, singer Claudia Fontaine sadly died, aged 57. Hailing from London, she began her career at an early age working with various reggae artists, before her solo career took off. She sung with many artists including The Jam, Elvis Costello, Dusty Springfield, Annie Lennox, and Pink Floyd.

For the Floyd, she performing backing vocals on the 1994 tour of The Division Bell, her wonderful singing captured on the PULSE releases, and can also be seen on the David Gilmour In Concert DVD, representing her contribution to his Meltdown concerts in 2001 and 2002. The picture to the right is from the 1994 tour programme, showing her in action.

Her vocal performances won much praise, but more than that, she was also much-loved by the artists she worked with - as noted by Pink Floyd on their Facebook page, adding that she will always be in their memories.

Our condolences to her family and friends.


Roger Waters - Supremacy
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Roger Waters has shared a powerful new video on his Facebook page, performing an excerpt from a poem, entitled Supremacy. Here's Roger's own description of the piece:

"Le Trio Joubran and I have collaborated to perform an excerpt from an epic poem by the great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. On the surface it narrates the last speech of The Native American to The White Man, but it speaks also to Darwish's beloved Palestine, and its indigenous people, in fact to all victims of settler colonialism everywhere, always.

Music - Trio Joubran; Voice - Roger Waters; Poem - Mahmoud Darwish
Poem Translation - Fady Joudah & Roger Waters; Music Producer - Renaud Letang
Recorded at - Abbey Road Studios & Studio Ferber; Video director - Adnan Joubran
For all informations and inquiries -"

Pink Floyd's Piper gets 180 gram special vinyl for Record Store Day 2018
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 06 March 2018
Pink Floyd: The Piper At The Gates of Dawn - 180 gram vinyl Record Store Day 2018 limited release`

To celebrate Record Store Day 2018 (Saturday 21st April), Pink Floyd are releasing The Piper At The Gates of Dawn on vinyl, with a new mono 2018 remaster by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman. Remastered from the original 1967 mono mix, the release is the latest from Pink Floyd Records, which has recently marked global sales of over 1 million vinyl LPs since its launch in June 2016.

The limited-edition Record Store Day release is delivered on premium 12" 180-gram black vinyl, and comes paired with an exclusive poster (540 x 388mm on art paper), as well as a foil blocked outer wallet. This was to differentiate the mono version for buyers; Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, with Peter Curzon, created this additional packaging in the form of a card envelope which features a psychedelic design, including a gold embossed version of the graphic by Syd Barrett which also features on the reverse of the original mono LP.

The package also includes gold and black labels, gold sticker, and a poster featuring the original photograph (taken by the late Colin Prime in Ruskin Park, South London) that inspired Syd’s graphic.

Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was recorded with producer Norman Smith at Abbey Road Studios, and features songs that remained on the band's live setlist for many years, such as Astronomy Domine and Interstellar Overdrive. The songs on the album remain firm favourites with fans to this day.

The release goes on sale via Record Store Day participating stores (in person, not via mail order) on 21st April, and will remain available while stocks last - we understand it is limited to 6000 copies worldwide. So, if you are interested in this release, you will need to set your alarm early that day to join the queue at your local store. For more details, including participating stores, visit either or Inevitably, the album will appear (as early as that morning) on eBay, put on there by people looking to make a quick profit...

David Gilmour - Happy Birthday!
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 06 March 2018

David Gilmour at the Royal Albert Hall in London, October 2015Our very best wishes, and many happy returns, to David Gilmour today (March 6th), who is celebrating his 72nd birthday!

Born and raised in Cambridge, David became involved with various bands in the area, principally Jokers Wild who were a popular draw when they played, before joining Pink Floyd in 1968. More recent years have seen David concentrating on his solo career, and helping out chums on their musical projects on an ad hoc basis - such as appearing on stage with Phil Manzanera at the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, with Amadou & Mariam at the Crisis "hidden" charity show, and the Douglas Adams 60th Birthday concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo amongst other things.

Of course, 2015 saw the return to his own music with the release of Rattle That Lock, his most recent solo studio album, which was accompanied by a tour of Europe, and North and South America. The tour took in some quite unusual and spectacular locations, perhaps the pinnacle being a return to the amphitheatre at Pompeii for a pair of shows, which were filmed for release, shown in cinemas worldwide, then released for home viewing and listening to much acclaim.

It just remains for us to wish David a very happy day! If you want to add your thoughts and wishes, you can do so at our Facebook page...

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