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Holy cow! The making of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother Print E-mail
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 Print E-mail
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 Print E-mail
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!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 September 2016 )
 
Pink Floyd Live at the BBC - Tuesday evening Print E-mail
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.

 
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