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TWO LOTS OF BIG NEWS RECENTLY with the announcement of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at London's V&A from May 2017 until October that year. Also announced, is the release of Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972, a 27-disc box set of rarities, some of which will never have been heard before, coming out on 11th November this year. Exciting stuff...

The concluding dates at London's Royal Albert Hall of David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock 2016 European tour are in full swing, and all that's left now. Many have considered this tour as his finest to date.

Roger Waters has announced a number of 2016 dates, with Roger joining an incredible line-up for a pair of mega-shows in California, in October, as well as a selection of shows in Mexico. Could there be a wider solo tour soon? He is apparently working further on his autobiography, and his next solo album could be released to coincide with the tour.

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Holy cow! The making of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother
Written by Matt   
Monday, 26 September 2016
Prog issue 70 - Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother feature

The new issue of the UK's Prog Magazine is published on Wednesday (September 28th), which features an extensive feature on Pink Floyd's 1970 album - their first number one - Atom Heart Mother. With a customised Lulubelle III on the cover, it should be an eyecatching item in magazine retailers.

With the impending release of Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-72 box set the people behind the magazine tell us that it's a Floyd extravaganza within the pages of the magazine - they look at the making of Atom Heart Mother, the band's film soundtracks and lift the lid on the rarities hidden inside the box.

There are also exclusive interviews with Van der Graaf Generator, Brian Eno, Kansas, Opeth, Nosound, Glass Hammer, Gong - Band, Stick Men (Official), Director John Carpenter, DARKHER, Dec Burke and more. Plus all the coverage from the Prog Awards, a 10-track CD and a free Prog Awards programme to boot.

You can purchase Prog Magazine, either as single issues or as a subscription, internationally through this direct link. Prog is also available on iPad, Google Play, Kindle and Nook.

 
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains launch pictures
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains launch
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains launch The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains launch

Ticket sales for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, which opens at London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum on May 13th 2017 and runs until October 1st, are selling well, with some times on certain dates - particularly early in the run - completely sold out.

At the end of last month, the exhibition was launched at the museum, with Nick Mason on hand to accompany a relative of Algie, who famously flew between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station for the cover of 1977's Animals (and made his escape during the photo session). The pig at the V&A behaved perfectly, being seen from office buildings across London for quite some distance.

As a special treat, here are three special pictures from the V&A launch.

If you are yet to get yours, tickets are priced at £20 (Monday-Friday), £24 (Saturday-Sunday), and concessions, including family tickets at reduced prices, are available. V&A Members go free. Advance booking is strongly advised. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster, Seetickets, direct from the V&A at vam.ac.uk/pinkfloyd, by calling 0800 912 6961 (booking fee applies), or in person at the V&A itself.

More information on the event can be found at www.pinkfloydexhibition.com.

 
Roger Waters announces free concert in Mexico City
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Roger Waters free concert, Zocalo Square, Mexico CityFollowing the pair of concerts that Roger Waters is performing in Mexico City, a free concert has been announced in the middle of the city before the production heads north of the border to the pair of weekends to be held at Indio, California. The concert takes place at 8pm on October 1st, at the Zócalo.

The Zócalo is the common name of the main square in central Mexico City. The plaza used to be known simply as the "Main Square" or "Arms Square," and today its formal name is Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square).

As a guide to capacity, Paul McCartney gave a free concert at the location on May 10th, 2012 in front of 250,000 people as a part of his On The Run Tour. It is not unreasonable to consider that Roger might attract a similarly sized audience.

As with his other shows in Mexico, the show poster gives some clear indications as to what the set list might contain, with stylised depictions of (from left to right) The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. No huge surprises there, but will there be some other surprises, such as material from his new, work-in-progress album? Not long to wait to find out!

 
Pink Floyd Live at the BBC - Tuesday evening
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 18 September 2016

Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2Just a bit of advance notice for you - particularly those in the UK and Europe, although with the BBC website those further afield may be able to tune in... On Tuesday (September 20th) at 10pm UK, BBC Radio 2 are airing a special, hour-long show called Pink Floyd Live at the BBC.

Hosted by Simon Mayo, the programme will feature music from the original sessions the band did for the radio station. Using the cleaned up master recordings contained within the forthcoming Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-1972 box set, it should provide a great preview of the box set which has everything residing in the BBC's vaults.

BBC Radio 2 can be heard in the UK on FM and DAB radio, digital cable, satellite and Freeview, and in selected countries across Europe. It can also be heard via the BBC website live or by using the iPlayer service on demand.

 
Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-1972 box set unboxing video
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972 box setThe detailed announcement at the end of July of Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972, the 27-disc box set, and the 2CD highlights package, The Early Years - Cre/ation, had the sort of reaction that we were expecting. Just published on the Floyd's social media channels is a new "unboxing" video, which shows off to great effect some of the great looking contents, along with a suitably interesting soundtrack!

The extensive track listing of the box set, which can be seen in full here, has had many of you poring over the fine detail of what has been unearthed, and included. It is not just the Floyd's vaults which have been plundered for goodies; the box set includes every last bit of band performance that the BBC still have in their vaults, and much work over the course of the last few years has also been undertaken getting hold of video and film from multiple sources around the world. As with any such material, plenty of expertise was required getting everything in a suitable condition for release. Some of the material will be familiar to some of you, but the box set should provide things in better quality than ever seen or heard before.

We've had quite a number of emails and other enquiries about the release, but the main question concerns the video material. This has been inspired by the big differences in price between retailers. There is one international edition of the set/contents, and have had it confirmed that the Blu-ray discs are not region locked, and there is no region coding on the DVDs, which are in NTSC format. The video material will therefore work in machines across the world, which is hopefully good news for many of you, and therefore we suggest you place your order from the cheapest retailer.

Without further ado, here's the video showing the contents, from the band's Facebook page...

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Did the above get you salivating? If so, you can now place your orders for the box set and/or the 2CD highlights collection through these direct links:

THE EARLY YEARS 1965-1972, 27 disc box set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
CRE/ATION, 2 disc highlights set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

It is REALLY worth checking the other Amazon stores, rather than just your local one, as pricing varies hugely; they will ship internationally (international sales might be subject to import duty). Amazon also offer their preorder price guarantee - if the price they offer an item for drops at any point between when you place your order, and the release date, they will automatically charge you the lowest price. Buying through our links will give a small but vital contribution toward all the costs in running this site, and is much appreciated.

Finally, a reminder that the official PF store has started releasing some special products relating to the box set - t-shirts and mugs, for example - and the range of their wares on offer can be seen through this link.

 
Roger Waters et al - more Desert Trip tickets being sold
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Desert Trip concert - October 2016Back in May, we told you about the quite exceptional sounding pair of concert weekends coming up next month, called the Desert Trip festival being held in October at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California (the site of the annual Coachella Festival). The Desert Trip event features a stellar line-up over three days of October 7-9th, and 14-16th (line-up identical both weekends):

  • Friday: The Rolling Stones - Bob Dylan and his Band
  • Saturday: Paul McCartney - Neil Young and Promise of the Real
  • Sunday: Roger Waters - The Who

The initial, major release of tickets for both weekends sold out pretty much instantly, despite the high cost of some of the more premium offerings. The good news for those of you who would still like to go, is that more tickets are being released for sale on Saturday. Tickets, priced at $399 to $1,600 per three-day pass and $199 for single-day admission, sold out in just three hours for both weekends after going on sale on May 9th. Daily attendance will be 75,000, including reserved seat and general admission.

At 1pm PDT on Saturday, Desert Trip will release a limited number of additional reserved seats and general admission passes for both weekends of the festival. Ticket prices for general admission 3-day passes, plus shuttle, are $424 each. Ticket prices for reserved seating 3-day passes range from $699to $1599 each. The new allotment of tickets will be available only online through deserttrip.com. Hotel, ticket and shuttle travel packages are available through valleymusictravel.com.

We hope that there will be filming of these shows to make them available at some point for all of us who will be missing out on a great event, but as yet, have no information on anything like this happening. Should this change, we will let you all know via these pages (we've already had a number of people ask if there will be a DVD/Blu-ray release, or a TV broadcast).

 
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