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Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Anniversary breakout set - Blu-ray packshot with posters, postcards and stickersPINK FLOYD - THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 50th ANNIVERSARY - Blu-ray, CD, and VINYL 2LP "breakout" sets
OUT NOW - Released October 13th, 2023

Just announced is the release - on October 13th - of breakout sets from Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon (TDSOTM) 50th Anniversary box set.

Coming on that date, from Warner Music (Sony Music outside Europe) are the hoped for stand-alone releases of the newly remastered TDSOTM on CD, LP and Blu-ray.

First released as part of the box set which appeared in March, this will be the first time that the new remaster of the classic album will be available on its own. The Blu-ray contains the Dolby Atmos and a 5.1 Surround mix as well as the remastered Stereo version. The package comes with commemorative postcards, stickers and a 24-page booklet.

The 50th Anniversary continues to be celebrated as Pink Floyd invited a new generation of animators to enter a competition to create animated music videos for any of the 10 songs on the album, and a number of entries have been lodged already. Pink Floyd has a rich history of collaborating with animators (Ian Emes, Gerald Scarfe, etc.), and in some cases the visuals that accompany the songs have become synonymous with the music itself. Animators can enter up to 10 videos, one per song on the album. A winner will be selected from a panel of experts which will include Nick Mason and Aubrey 'Po' Powell (Pink Floyd's creative consultant). The deadline for submissions is November 30th 2023. To enter and for more information go to pinkfloyd.com/competition.

A live streamed Q&A has also been announced, featuring Powell in conversation with animators who have created some videos in promotion for the competition and who will discuss their work and the creative process. The event will take place on September 6th at 5pm UK time on YouTube, via Pink Floyd's official channel there.

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TDSOTM 50th ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  HMV.com
TDSOTM 50th ANNIVERSARY CD:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  HMV.com
TDSOTM 50th ANNIVERSARY LP:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  HMV.com

Pink Floyd Hakone/Atom Heart Mother special edition CD/Blu-ray with memorabilia packagePINK FLOYD - ATOM HEART MOTHER: HAKONE SPECIAL EDITION CD/BLU-RAY/MEMORABILIA
OUT NOW - Released December 8th, 2023

Just announced is the worldwide release - housed in a 7" gatefold sleeve - of a special edition of Atom Heart Mother, originally sold only in Japan in August 2021. This is a very interesting package celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's pair of concerts at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Hakone, Japan - the band's first in that country. This special edition will be available from December 8th, 2023.

The background to the release is this: an original 16mm film of Atom Heart Mother from the 1971 Hakone Aphrodite shows was recently discovered in a fan's garage. A long time was spent digitizing, restoring and remastering, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the '71 Hakone Aphrodite event, a special edition (a two disc set of a CD and Blu-ray) of the Atom Heart Mother album was released in Japan. Now, finally, this enhanced video will be released outside of Japan.

The Blu-ray disc contains the restored footage of Atom Heart Mother, showing the band on stage performing the song, and travelling around Japan, together with some additional bonus footage of Pink Floyd's crew, setting up the show, dealing with issues, etc., which hasn't been seen before.

The pack comes with a 60-page photo book with never-seen-before photos, a reproduction programme, venue map flyer, Osaka show poster and Hakone Aphrodite ticket reprint which all looks great!

If you want to see a quick comparison of a short part of the footage, comparing the newly restored film with what many of us will have been familiar with for many years, here's something that Sony Music Japan put together in 2021:

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Mark Knopfler's Guitar Heroes CD, 12MARK KNOPFLER'S GUITAR HEROES (incl. DAVID GILMOUR) - GOING HOME (THEME FROM LOCAL HERO) CD, 12", deluxe CD+Blu-ray, download and stream
Released March 15th, 2024

A new, very special recording of Mark Knopfler's anthemic 'Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)' has been recorded at west London's British Grove Studios to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

Performed by Mark Knopfler's Guitar Heroes and produced by Knopfler's longtime collaborator Guy Fletcher, the track features an unprecedented line-up of some of the greatest guitarists and musicians in history. Amongst the sixty-odd contributors (listed in full below) are David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, and many more. Roger Daltrey (honorary patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust) plays harmonica, with drums by Ringo Starr and his son, Zak Starkey, with Sting playing bass guitar.

The instrumental begins with the final recording of Jeff Beck, who died last year.

Released March 15th, the single will be released on CD, 12” with etched b-side, deluxe CD+BluRay (exclusive to the official store), download and streaming (including a Dolby Atmos mix). It features artwork which has been designed by Sir Peter Blake (The Beatles, The Who, Band Aid).

Full list of contributors:
Joan Armatrading, Jeff Beck, Richard Bennett, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Brown, James Burton, Jonathan Cain, Paul Carrack, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Jim Cox, Steve Cropper, Sheryl Crow, Danny Cummings, Roger Daltrey, Duane Eddy, Sam Fender, Guy Fletcher, Peter Frampton, Audley Freed, Vince Gill, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Keiji Haino, Tony Iommi, Joan Jett, John Jorgenson, Mark Knopfler, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Greg Leisz, Alex Lifeson, Steve Lukather, Phil Manzanera, Dave Mason, Hank Marvin, Brian May, Robbie McIntosh, John McLaughlin, Tom Morello, Rick Nielsen, Orianthi, Brad Paisley, Nile Rodgers, Mike Rutherford, Joe Satriani, John Sebastian, Connor Selby, Slash, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and Zak Starkey, Sting, Andy Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Ian Thomas, Pete Townshend, Keith Urban, Steve Vai, Waddy Wachtel, Joe Louis Walker, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood, Glenn Worf, Zucchero.

Cancer is different when you are younger: it can be harder to get a diagnosis, cancer treatments can be less effective for young people, and accessing clinical trials can be harder. This project is raising funds for two charities that are dedicated to supporting this specific age group. Teenage Cancer Trust funds specialist nurses and youth workers to be there for a young person when cancer has turned their world upside down and to help make sure cancer doesn’t rob young people of the best years of their life. Teen Cancer America partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer.

You can place your orders for this single now, with proceeds going to these most worthy of charities, through the official store via this link (they have a store exclusive of a deluxe CD+Blu-ray), or you can get the 12" single through HMV online and other stores should have this too, including Amazon. The CD is also available through HMV online and other stores including Amazon should start listing it soon.


Pink Floyd releasing The Dark Side Of The Moon Crystal Clear 2LP Collector's EditionPINK FLOYD: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON COLLECTOR'S EDITION
Released April 19th, 2024

A date for the diary for (we suspect) a lot of you: on April 19th, Pink Floyd will be releasing a Collector’s Edition of The Dark Side Of The Moon on crystal clear vinyl. This will be a 2 x 180g single sided LP set, featuring UV artwork print on the non-groove side (so side 1 on the first record, and side 2 on the second). From the initial pictures of it, and from seeing other UV releases, it promises to be a wonderful looking addition to the collection!

The technology is fairly new, and from the limited examples from other artists already released, it gives great looking results. This new edition of The Dark Side Of The Moon features the prism spectrum seen through the playable side of the vinyl whilst maintaining the best quality sound. Packaged in a slipcased gatefold sleeve, it also comes with an exclusive poster.

It's great to see them use this pioneering UV printing process. The images are printed with a high end UV printer, using UV-LED light to dry the permanent ink on the side without audio on which the image is printed. This combination of one-sided audio and the UV print (on the side without audio) combines the best of both worlds: great audio and a beautiful image to enjoy.

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Roger Waters - Dark Side Redux picture disc in 2024 Record Store DayROGER WATERS: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON REDUX
1LP PICTURE DISC - Released April 20th, 2024 as part of Record Store Day

Just revealed is the list of exclusives that will be made available as part of the 2024 Record Store Day, which is being held on 20th April at all participating, independent stockists.

Amongst the huge array of special editions, all of which are produced in varying degrees of limited numbers, is one for the Roger Waters collectors out there. As you will be aware, last year he released his Redux of The Dark Side Of The Moon, which - on vinyl - was issued in nine different versions, from standard black to almost any colour you like.

Nine always felt an odd number (literally) for this release, and a tenth edition has just been revealed. On the Record Store Day list, they have included a limited edition 1LP picture disc of the album that will be individually numbered in a die-cut sleeve. There will be 3000 copies worldwide, so actually in greater numbers than some of the different colour variants of the album, which were all 2LP sets. We suspect they've been able to squeeze the album (without the additional track that came with the vinyl versions last year) onto a single LP, but obviously we don't know at this stage if there has been any editing to help it fit.

And, as we've mentioned previously, all the limited edition items are released just through RSD participating stores on 20th April 2024 - go to RecordStoreDay.com or RecordStoreDay.co.uk for more details of who those will be. A reminder that it will ONLY be these stores participating; the stores themselves can't sell it online - the record will become available for customers coming through the door of the store from the morning of the 20th (and not before), in limited quantities - first come, first served, and only one copy per customer. After RSD, if copies remain, the retailers may put them for sale online (and of course, there'll also be copies on eBay inevitably...).


Pink Floyd Animals Dolby Atmos blu-rayPINK FLOYD: ANIMALS 2018 REMIX; DOLBY ATMOS BLU-RAY
Released May 17th 2024

Coming on May 17th, on Blu-ray and compatible digital platforms (Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon Music), is the Dolby Atmos version of Pink Floyd's Animals 2018 Remix. It is the first time the album will have been available in Dolby Atmos.

The Blu-ray includes High Resolution Stereo and 5.1 mixes alongside the 1977 Original Stereo Mix. For those who have compatible equipment to hear it in its full glory, the Dolby Atmos mix goes beyond ordinary listening by immersing the listener in the music, revealing details with unparalleled clarity and depth. Listeners will feel like they are inside the song as music moves around and above them.

The album artwork has been reimagined especially for this release and presented in a digipak with a 16-page booklet, a sticker and a postcard. The front cover image still includes the iconic pig floating between two chimneys of the Battersea Power Station, conceived by Roger Waters. However, for this new release, the artwork has been re-created for the modern era by Storm Thorgerson's Hipgnosis partner Aubrey 'Po' Powell and Peter Curzon from StormStudios, and shows the historic building as it looks now, complete with light projections, variations of which feature in the accompanying booklet. The projections and graphics were mapped and designed by Peter Curzon for the launch of the 2018 Remix and the photography is by Rupert Truman and Benny Trickett with Aubrey Powell.

The Animals 2018 Remix is also available on CD, LP (with gatefold artwork), SACD and Deluxe Gatefold formats. The Deluxe Gatefold version includes LP, CD, audio Blu-ray, audio DVD and a 32-page book. You can use the following links to order the new Dolby Atmos Blu-ray, or indeed any of the other Animals 2018 Remix editions. Using our links will help this site with its ongoing running costs, at no additional cost to you, as we participate in the Amazon affiliate programme. You can order through Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. You can also order from HMV.com.


Pink Floyd: A Live Sound History - Mark CunninghamPINK FLOYD: A LIVE SOUND HISTORY - MARK CUNNINGHAM
Exact publication date to be confirmed, but hopefully 2024

A new book is due to be published that should prove a fascinating insight into the audio side of Pink Floyd's development. Written by music industry expert Mark Cunningham, who used to run the magazine Total Production International, Pink Floyd: A Live Sound History is due at some point but to whet your appetites, Mark has given us a sneak preview of what's to come.

The book will tell the story of how Pink Floyd pioneered live sound and how equipment manufacturers fought to keep up with the band's demands for better, bigger and higher quality, in tandem with their equally adventurous touring stage productions. It will feature rare images and exclusive interviews conducted by me with key touring personnel and industry figures including Robbie Williams, Phil Taylor, Mick Kluczynski, Andy Jackson, James Guthrie, Buford Jones, Charlie Watkins (WEM), Alan Parsons, Seth Goldman, Bryan Grant and more.

A large portion of the manuscript was actually proof-read by Roger Waters who made comments that have informed the content.

Solo tours up to and including The Wall Live will also feature, as a way of highlighting the further progression of live sound influenced by the Floyd.

At this stage, a firm date isn't available, nor are pre-orders being invited. As soon as more information is available, we will of course update you...


Possibly in 2024:

  • Roger Waters - The Dark Side Of The Moon tour film
    We have had confirmation from Roger's manager, Mark Fenwick, that Roger is still working on a film of TDSOTM live show, but until it is finished there will be no release scheduled. As soon as we have more details of what this release (will it be a cinema release, or in DVD and hopefully Bluray format?) will involve, we will let you know. It is encouraging though to get official word on this, which we know from the feedback we've had will be incredibly popular! Having said that, with the subsequent release of Roger Waters The Wall, and Us + Them, will Roger now consider TDSOTM live only of historical interest, and not worth a release?
  • The Wall 1980/81 DVD release
    One thing that has caused tidal waves of anticipation within the Floyd community is the growing talk that the original Pink Floyd Wall concerts from 1980/81 may well get a DVD release soon. Roger has been alluding to this in various interviews recently so the thought is gathering pace...
  • The Wall on Broadway
    Work is presumably still ongoing on this, and in July 2014, Lee Hall who is working on the production's book with Roger, revealed that workshops would be taking place in the autumn/fall 2014.
  • Official film about Pink Floyd
    In an interview with Rhythm Magazine published at the end of August 2010, Nick talks about a film that is in the works about Pink Floyd that he has been working on...this may have been superseded by The Early/Later Years box sets though, or by material displayed as part of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains.
  • Roger Waters - vinyl remasters
    Doug Sax, mastering engineer for Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Pink Floyd since 1983, is interviewed at length in the 2011 edition of "The Absolute Sound" Guide to Vinyl Playback, and confirms that "I'm going to be doing the Roger Waters albums on vinyl and they have extraordinary low end, requiring an astonishing amount of vertical modulation. We use up the full depth available on a lacquer master. You can't do anything like that on DMM. It's very thin; you can't go deep. For that kind of thing it could be an absolute joke." As work is yet to start on them, it will be some time before there's any release information, but sounds good that Sax is taking his customary care to ensure these sound as good as they can.

As and when we hear anything else, we will update this page...

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 April 2024 )
 
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