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Roger Waters: Amused To Death coming on four 200g LPs Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Roger Waters: Amused to Death - four 200g LP box setOriginally due to be available in 2018, a special box set edition of the Roger Waters 1992 album Amused To Death is now due to be released on April 9th, 2021. The album is being pressed on four, 200 gram heavyweight vinyl pressed at 45rpm with the aim to maximise the audio quality.

This audiophile treat features remastered audio completed by longtime Roger Waters/Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer James Guthrie and is said to be incredibly detailed. It's been pressed at Quality Record Pressings, with updated cover and gatefold art by Sean Evans, Roger's creative director.

Due to the specialist nature of this release, it currently seems to only be available from a couple of outlets for pre-order. You can order it direct from AcousticSounds.com, the US based associated store for Quality Record Pressings. Those in Europe may prefer to use SNVinyl.co.uk as this might avoid hefty customs import charges, and lower postage costs. If we hear of other retailers with this, we will update this news item...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 October 2020 )
 
New interview podcast with Guy Pratt re: Pink Floyd, The Saucers, and more Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

With the current lack of live activity, musicians are tending to turn their efforts to other ways to flex their artistic muscles and stave off boredom, and amongst these efforts tend to be interviews - something they don't necessarily have time (or energy) for normally.

Long time BD visitor Russ Robinson runs the Infectious Groove music podcast, and recently interviewed Guy Pratt. Guy talks about Pink Floyd, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, and much more in a relaxed and interesting 30 minutes or so, which comes just after the halfway point of the episode in question - which you can also play directly below. Click here to obtain the podcast on your player/platform of choice, or just go to www.infectiousgroovepodcast.com.

 
New music from Gilmour, Waters guitarist Chester Kamen Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 09 October 2020

Many of you will know the respected guitarist Chester Kamen. Amongst many other artists, he has toured with Roger Waters, joining his band in 2002 and playing on subsequent tours, and with David Gilmour on his 2016 Rattle That Lock tour. He first played with David back in 1985 during the Live Aid show - David and Chester were both part of Bryan Ferry's band for that show (as was Jon Carin!).

Chester has, like many musicians, kept himself busy whilst lockdowns and restrictions due to Covid-19 have called a halt to many things - in particular, live performance. He's recently finished a great new piece of music called Take This, that runs for over 23 minutes. The video for the piece is an intriguing accompaniment that keeps your attention throughout. Chester told us that Take This is the first side of an album he is currently working on - following, or inspired by, the old Floyd blueprint of one long piece and several songs on the flip side.

Here's Take This, and we'll update you as he progresses with the rest of the album:

 
David Gilmour's Yes, I Have Ghosts in 2020 Black Friday Record Store Day Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 08 October 2020

David Gilmour with Romany Gilmour - Yes, I Have Ghosts 7 inch single for Black Friday Record Store DayJust when you thought the three Record Store Days this year kept you busy with checking out what releases were coming out on the different days (or "drops"), another RSD is on its way on 27th November.

The normal RSD was split, of course, due to Covid-19 (something that has affected pretty much all aspects of life). Releases this year have included the 12" single from Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, the 7" from Pink Floyd, and the 1990 Roger Waters Berlin gig on clear vinyl.

Occasionally there's what is normally a second RSD for Black Friday (the final Friday in November), and this has now been confirmed. Whilst exact details of everything to be included are still to be confirmed, one thing that IS included, is a 7" vinyl release from Sony Legacy of "Yes, I Have Ghosts", the first new song from David Gilmour in five years which features his daughter Romany on harp and vocals. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson's novel A Theatre for Dreamers, a Sunday Times bestseller about an idyllic poet/musician/artist community in 1960s Greece.

As with the other RSD 2020 releases, it is a limited edition: generally the RSD releases are pressed up as just a couple of thousand or so worldwide. We understand that there are going to be 5,000 of David's single available to snap up on the day.

And, as we've mentioned previously, go to RecordStoreDay.com for more details of participating stores near you. A reminder that it will ONLY be these stores selling these releases; the stores themselves can't sell them online - the record will become available for customers coming through the door of the store from the morning of the 27th (and not before), in limited quantities - first come, first served, and only one copy per customer. If copies remain (this year, normally after 6pm on the day), they may put them for sale online (and of course, there'll also be copies on eBay inevitably...).

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 October 2020 )
 
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