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Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th anniversary box setPINK FLOYD'S THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 50th ANNIVERSARY - Deluxe Box Set, Live At Wembley 1974 CD and LP, and Official Book
OUT NOW - Released March 24th 2023

The official announcement has now been made today for Pink Floyd's celebration of the 50 years since the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon.

Apart from a deluxe box set, which is released on March 24th, 2023, there are also standalone releases, and Planetarium presentations.

As you might be able to determine from the picture, the new deluxe box set includes a CD and gatefold vinyl of the new 2023 remastered studio album, and Blu-Ray and DVD audio discs featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The set also includes an additional Blu-ray disc of the new Atmos mix plus a CD and vinyl (for the first time) of The Dark Side Of The Moon - Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974. There's also a 76-page music book, replicas of two 7" singles, posters, stickers, a replica invite to the press preview of the album at London Planetarium in February 1973, and Thames & Hudson's 160-page hardback book with rare and previously unseen photographs from the 1972-1975 tours taken by Jill Furmanovsky, Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell, and Storm Thorgerson. For full details - and ordering details - please see below.

On the same day, 24th March, the CD and LP of The Dark Side Of The Moon - Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 will be released separately from the box set. It was originally recorded in November 1974 as part of the band's winter tour and this is the first time it will be available as a stand-alone album, with artwork featuring an original 1973 line-drawn cover by George Hardie.

The book Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon: 50th Anniversary (which we talked about here on 14th October 2022) will also be published separately by Thames & Hudson on 24th March 24 to coincide with the box set release (which includes it). Curated by photographer Jill Furmanovsky and art directed by Hipgnosis co-founder Aubrey Powell, this LP-sized volume showcases rare and previously unseen photographs taken during The Dark Side Of The Moon tours of 1972-1975 and was created with the involvement of the band members.

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TDSOTM 50th Anniversary - DELUXE BOX SET:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  Rough Trade
TDSOTM Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 - VINYL:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  Rough Trade
TDSOTM Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 - CD:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  Rough Trade
TDSOTM 50th Anniversary - BOOK:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy (Italian version)  Spain 

Richard Wright - Wet Dream 2023 remix - marbled vinyl pack shotRICHARD WRIGHT: WET DREAM - CD, Blu-Ray and vinyl LP
OUT NOW - Released July 28th, 2023/September 29th, 2023/October 20th, 2023/November 10th, 2023

Richard Wright’s debut solo album, Wet Dream, is to be reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1978 - this time in deep blue transparent marbled vinyl. It will also be available on streaming platforms for the first time ever including a new Dolby Atmos mix, on CD and on blu-ray which includes a 5.1 mix and never before released personal images and videos from around this period of his life.

To be released on July 28th - the date that would have been his 80th birthday - it will initially be made available on CD and all streaming platforms, with the vinyl and blu-ray editions of the record being released on September 29th and October 20th (November 10th in the US) respectively.

Remixed by Steven Wilson, this reissue comes with brand new artwork that was commissioned and art-directed by Gala and Jamie Wright, Richard's children and managers of his estate. As per the original release, the bi-fold sleeve folds out to extend the image and features the same vibrant colour palette. This time, the unidentified person in bright red shorts is swimming within deep blue waters of the sea rather than a pool and the image expands out to reveal a boat slightly out of their reach, referencing the nautical theme of the record. The image was taken by Costas Spathis, a photographer living and working in Greece, which is where the album was written and the graphic design is by Carl Glover. The original artwork was designed by Storm Thorgerson and photographed by Audrey Powell for Hipgnosis and features in the vinyl booklet.

Upon rediscovering this record, it becomes hugely apparent how much of Richard's DNA runs through Pink Floyd. His distinct rhythm patterns, song structure and style of play exudes throughout, shining a light on his unique talent and influence on modern music.

When originally released, post Pink Floyd's Animals (1977) and shortly before 1979's The Wall, Wet Dream was largely under-appreciated. Steven Wilson's mix is designed to give new life to the record demonstrating Wright's brilliance. Richard wrote and produced the whole album himself and it was one of only three albums he released outside of Pink Floyd, the others being Broken China, from 1996, and Identity, released in 1983 under the guise of Zee, a duet with Dave Harris from Fashion.

The Blu-ray edition of Wet Dream includes the Dolby Atmos mIx, a 5.1 surround mix (DTS-HD Master Audio 96/24), the new stereo mix in Hi-Res Audio (96/24), and exclusive personal videos along with a photo gallery. It's housed in a book format with collectable postcards and an 8-page booklet.

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Squaring The Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) Blu-ray and DVD release collector's editionSQUARING THE CIRCLE (THE STORY OF HIPGNOSIS) COLLECTORS EDITION DVD/BLU-RAY
OUT NOW - Released August 7th 2023 - UK and Ireland

Coming on August 7th in the UK and Ireland is the release on Blu-ray and DVD, in a special collector's edition, of the highly acclaimed Squaring The Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis).

Celebrated photographer, creative director and filmmaker Anton Corbijn’s first feature documentary Squaring The Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) tells the story of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey 'Po' Powell, the creative geniuses behind the iconic album art design studio, Hipgnosis, responsible for some of the most recognisable album covers of all time.

They formed Hipgnosis in Cambridge during the ferment of the sixties and became rock royalty during the boom time of the seventies. They conjured into existence sights that no one had previously thought possible, produced visuals which popularized music that had previously been considered fringe, and were at the white-hot centre of the maddest, funniest and most creative era in the history of popular music.

During this period, record companies didn’t dictate to acts like Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney what their LP covers should look like - Storm and Po did. They made money; they lost money. They did great things; they did silly things. They fell out bitterly; they made up. They never played a note, but they changed music.

The film features brand new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Noel Gallagher, and many more.

This special collector's edition, initially only available in the UK and Ireland, includes a limited edition booklet with the DVD and Blu-ray combo (you get both) and a commentary with Anton Corbijn and Aubrey Powell, amongst other things. The producers note that the DVD/Blu-ray are region 2/B, so please ensure your equipment is compatible.

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Metallic Spheres In Colour - The Orb and David GilmourMETALLIC SPHERES IN COLOUR: THE ORB AND DAVID GILMOUR - LP, CD and DIGITAL
OUT NOW - Released September 29th 2023

Just announced: the 2010 album Metallic Spheres by The Orb and David Gilmour has been reimagined and remixed as Metallic Spheres In Colour and will be released on 29th September, on LP, CD, and digital including Dolby Atmos and 360RA. You can pre-order now through the links given below.

Of this new reimagining, producer Youth said that "the idea for Metallic Spheres In Colour, was that Alex Paterson (founder of The Orb) could have done more on the first version, and he didn't really have the opportunity because we had a philosophy of making the music like the Blade Runner soundtrack meets Wish You Were Here. So, I asked him why don't we remix it and make it like an Orb classic? And in doing that, it's almost like a completely different album."

The original Metallic Spheres album initially released in 2010 was created almost by accident. In late Spring 2009 David Gilmour entered the studio to record the Graham Nash track Chicago/Change The World, originally by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, with all proceeds going to the campaign for the British hacker Gary McKinnon, who was facing extradition to the USA (later overturned and he faced no prosecution in the UK). The song also featured vocals from Chrissie Hynde, Bob Geldof and Gary himself and the campaign was also supported by Peter Gabriel, Sting and the actress Julie Christie. Ambient pioneers The Orb and producer Youth also lent their support to the campaign by remixing the track and they asked if David Gilmour would contribute further guitar parts at Youth's studio, The Dreaming Cave, in Wandsworth. Youth and Orb leader Alex Paterson turned this session into two ambient suites, the 28 minute 'Metallic' and the 20-minute 'Spheres' and released under the name Metallic Spheres, again with all proceeds going to Gary's campaign. The album was one of the first major releases to be issued in a version of surround sound called 3D60 Audio and remains a favourite among headphone aficionados.

The CD features two tracks, as does the LP (which, rather than Side A and B, has the Round Side and Flat Side!), as follows:
- Seamless Solar Spheres Of Affection Mix (20.07)
- Seamlessly Martian Spheres Of Reflection Mix (19.44).

For the digital, 360RA, Dolby Atmos and Streaming versions, the music is split as follows:
- Seamless Solar Spheres Of Affection Mix Movement 1 (11.29)
- Seamless Solar Spheres Of Affection Mix Movement 2 (8.52)
- Seamlessly Martian Spheres Of Reflection Mix Movement 1 (10.47)
- Seamlessly Martian Spheres Of Reflection Mix Movement 2 (09.16).

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METALLIC SPHERES IN COLOUR - LP:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain
METALLIC SPHERES IN COLOUR - CD:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain

OUT NOW - Published 29th September 2023

2024 Official Pink Floyd Calendar - Front2024 Official Pink Floyd Calendar - Back

As we're now in the final quarter of 2023, it's that time of year available to buy is the Official Pink Floyd 2024 Calendar! Unusually, it covers sixteen months, running from September 2023, through to December 2024.

It's a perennial Floyd fan favourite - particularly as a gift at Christmas time. An item which has been produced for many years now, and designed for use hanging on walls, the standardised format is roughly the same size as a vinyl album - roughly 12" (or 30cm) square, with the calendar opening up to have a double page spread per month.

The calendar this year is a celebration of the band's 1977 release, Animals, via various images, record sleeves, and suchlike, some of which were newly revealed for recent re-release (which sounded spectacular, by the way!).

The images here show all twelve images (September 2023 to January 2024 seems to be accompanied by the classic album cover shot), along with the front cover.

The calendar each year is often squirrelled away as a collectable for the years to come, and earlier examples are now quite sought after.

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Roger Waters - The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux album on CD, coloured vinyl, digital and cassetteROGER WATERS: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON REDUX - CD, black 2LP vinyl, coloured 2LP vinyl, digital, cassette
OUT NOW - Released October 6th, 2023

Roger Waters - The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux, his reimagining of the iconic 1973 Pink Floyd album, has now been announced. Coming on October 6th, it will be available in a variety of different editions, including digital, CD, cassette, and a range of double vinyl LPs in almost 'any colour you like'!

Roger: "When we recorded the stripped down songs for the Lockdown Sessions, the 50th anniversary of the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon was looming on the horizon. It occurred to me that The Dark Side Of The Moon could well be a suitable candidate for a similar re-working, partly as a tribute to the original work, but also to re-address the political and emotional message of the whole album. I discussed it with Gus and Sean, and when we'd stopped giggling and shouting 'You must be ****ing mad' at one another we decided to take it on. It's turned out really great and I'm excited for everyone to hear it. It's not a replacement for the original which, obviously, is irreplaceable. But it is a way for the seventy nine year old man to look back across the intervening fifty years into the eyes of the twenty nine year old and say, to quote a poem of mine about my Father, 'We did our best, we kept his trust, our Dad would have been proud of us'. And also it is a way for me to honour a recording that Nick and Rick and Dave & I have every right to be very proud of."

You can get your first proper experience of Roger's new take on this album, with the official lyric video for Money, below.

The album will be available on digital platforms, as well as CD, and as mentioned above, the range of double vinyl editions, which includes standard black (links below), a selected-store-only blue vinyl (please check with your local record store for this, or order below through, an Amazon exclusive violet vinyl (links below), a white vinyl which is a German exclusive through, a yellow through FNAC in France, a red (limited to 500 copies) from Newbury Comics in the US, and Roger's official store has an exclusive transparent orange vinyl edition, bundles with exclusive numbered prints and standard CD and vinyl editions, and even a gold cassette! There's now also a transparent edition via Feltrinelli in Italy, and a green vinyl from

Interestingly, the fourth side of the vinyl includes "an original composition", which isn't on the CD or cassette editions (we don't yet know about the digital offerings). The Times newspaper noted that "a new 13-minute original ambient bonus track inspired by the re-recording will feature on the ten-track album, which will be released on the record label Cooking Vinyl on October 6 and supported by a series of live shows." The live shows, being held at the London Palladium on October 8th and 9th, are sold out, although it is worth checking from time to time in case they have production tickets released.

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ROGER WATERS: TDSOTM REDUX BLACK 2LP:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain
ROGER WATERS: TDSOTM REDUX VIOLET 2LP:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain   
ROGER WATERS: TDSOTM REDUX RED 2LP:                NewburyComics
ROGER WATERS: TDSOTM REDUX CD:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain

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

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 UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain
TDSOTM 50th ANNIVERSARY CD:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain
TDSOTM 50th ANNIVERSARY LP:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain

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
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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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 2023:

  • 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 ( Thursday, 26 October 2023 )
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