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Written by Matt   
Saturday, 17 April 2004

In a progressive rock flavoured issue of the UK's "Record Collector" magazine (cover date May 2004), which features Peter Gabriel on the cover, there are some interesting Pink Floyd titbits inside.

The main feature is a review of the 2004 remaster of The Final Cut CD, which the reviewer gives four stars (out of five) to the "under-rated final Waters-era studio album", summing it up as "hardly an album to cheer you out of your winter blues, then, but as a masterstroke of conceptual thinking and delivery, it's a worthy postscript to The Wall".

To accompany the review is a short, four question interview with James Guthrie, the producer/engineer.

In it, Guthrie relates that "we were using a three-dimensional recording device for many of the sound effects and atmospheric speaking voices. This device was a very realistic looking dummy head named Ringo, complete with a shock of grey hair and broad shoulders [pictured, right, with Roger Waters (far right!)]. Ringo drew some very concerned looks from the dog walkers and passers-by. In Richmond Park one day, as Roger was shouting from a distance "Oi, get your filthy hands off my desert!", I stood next to Ringo, turned to him and asked, "What'd he say?". He also adds that there is additional Pink Floyd material in the archives, which may one day find its way onto an album...

Elsewhere in the issue, the rumour of an SACD version of The Wall is discussed. Whilst this rumour has been around for a while, it shows little sign of dying. However, Brain Damage queried this with EMKA, the band's management, on February 20th, who said about the idea: "Regarding the SACD release of The Wall – definitely not this year! More of a ‘next year, sometime, never’ project!"

The magazine - a great read as ever - is on UK newsagent shelves now, and is available in selected other countries as an import.

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