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29 November 2017

PINK FLOYD ANNOUNCE ROME AS THE SECOND CITY FOR THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the critically acclaimed major retrospective of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most pioneering and influential bands, today announced, via a press conference with Pink Floyd founding member Nick Mason, that it will be opening at Rome's Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) on 19 January 2018. This will be the first exhibition to take place at the museum under its new management, Palaexpo. Following its highly-successful debut at London's Victoria and Albert Museum earlier this year, which saw over 400,000 people tear down the wall, the exhibition moves to Rome as its first international destination on the global landscape. The exhibition continues the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd's remaining members and is produced and promoted globally by Michael Cohl of Concert Productions International B.V. The Rome exhibition is produced in association with MondoMostre and Live Nation, and the Sound Experience is by Sennheiser.

Tickets are on sale today via Vivaticket.it, all Vivaticket outlet locations and by phone on +39.041.2719035.


ROMA PRIMA TAPPA EUROPEA DOPO LONDRA PER THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS

Retrospettiva epocale a 50 anni dalla nascita di uno dei gruppi musicali più innovativi e influenti della storia, a gennaio arriva a Roma, acclamata dalla critica e in esclusiva per l'Italia, la mostra The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains.

Presentano la mostra, in conferenza stampa oggi a Roma, uno dei membri fondatori della band, Nick Mason, insieme al Vicesindaco con delega alla Crescita culturale, Luca Bergamo. L'esposizione – promossa da Roma Capitale Assessorato alla Crescita Culturale – verrà inaugurata al MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma di via Nizza il prossimo 19 gennaio e sarà la prima ospitata dal museo con la nuova gestione dell'Azienda Speciale Palaexpo. Dopo l'enorme successo del debutto di qualche mese fa al Victoria and Albert Museum di Londra, che ha visto la partecipazione di più di 400.000 persone, la mostra si sposta a Roma per la prima tappa internazionale.

Biglietti in vendita a partire da oggi, mercoledì 29 novembre 2017. I biglietti si possono acquistare online su Vivaticket.it, nei punti vendita Vivaticket e per telefono al numero +39.041.2719035.


15 November 2017

FROM THE KQED VAULTS

An additional recording made during the KQED session has just been uncovered – Pink Floyd running through Astronomy Domine.

Click here to watch.


8 November 2017

LIVE AT POMPEII ON TV

A 60-minute version of David Gilmour Live At Pompeii will be broadcast on BBC Two TV at 10.40pm on Saturday 18th November, and will feature solo material alongside Pink Floyd classics.

UK residents will be able to watch the show on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days after transmission.


27 October 2017

DAVID GILMOUR IS FRONT ROW THIS WEEKEND

David Gilmour appears on Front RowThe UK's BBC Two television show Front Row is being presented by Cambridge classicist Mary Beard tomorrow, Saturday 28th October.

During the show Mary will be speaking to David Gilmour about his recent film Live At Pompeii, which documents the first ever rock concert for an audience in the historic site.

David will be performing A Boat Lies Waiting live in the studio.

For more details about the show, which starts at 7.30pm (UK), click here.

Photo: Polly Samson.

For additional Front Row photos from Polly Samson, click here.



11 October 2017

VINYL REISSUES CONTINUE WITH 'A COLLECTION OF GREAT DANCE SONGS' AND 'DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER'

The reissues of Pink Floyd recordings on vinyl continue on Friday 17th November, when Pink Floyd Records will reissue A Collection Of Great Dance Songs and Delicate Sound Of Thunder on vinyl, the first time they have been available on the format in over twenty years.

Originally released in 1981, A Collection Of Great Dance Songs contains alternative mixes and versions of the band's classics including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2), and Money. The compilation album was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA in 2001, for more than two million sales in the USA alone. Delicate Sound Of Thunder was recorded live over five nights in August 1988 at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY, and became infamous for being the first rock album to be played in outer space.

As with the rest of the Pink Floyd studio collection released over the past two years, these albums are stereo versions on heavyweight 180g vinyl, mastered from the original studio tapes with album artwork faithfully reproduced.


29 September 2017

DAVID GILMOUR 'LIVE AT POMPEII' RELEASED TODAY

Finally, the wait is over. Released today via Sony Music, David Gilmour's much-anticipated Live At Pompeii album is available on 2-CD, Blu-ray, 2-DVD, 4-LP, deluxe Blu-ray box, and download. For more information, please click here.

The Blu-ray and DVDs include highlights from the concert performances of both of David Gilmour's Pompeii shows in July 2016, filmed in 4K by director Gavin Elder. The audio, available on CD and LP, was mixed by Andy Jackson and David Gilmour, with Damon Iddins. The formats run to around 148 minutes each, with more than two additional hours of material included in the deluxe 4-disc Blu-ray/CD set.

The album release follows a one-off cinema showing in more than 2,500 cinemas around the world, which broke records for a music screening event, topping the box office in several countries, including Germany, Italy and France, as well reaching No. 2 in the UK, No. 3 in Mexico and hitting the Top 5 in Australia, Denmark and The Netherlands.

The concert is a spectacular audio-visual experience, featuring the famous huge circular cyclorama screen as well as lasers, pyrotechnics and stellar performances from an all-star band. Live At Pompeii shows an artist at a creative peak, in a unique setting, on a very special occasion and is simply not to be missed.


8 September 2017

ONE OF THESE DAYS AVAILABLE AS AN INSTANT GRAT

An iTunes audio Instant Grat is a way for consumers to get a track in advance of an album release, which acts as a 'deposit' against a subsequent purchase of the digital version of the album, slotting into the full downloaded file. One Of These Days has just been made available as the second Instant Grat from David Gilmour's forthcoming Live At Pompeii album, and the video clip can be seen above.

Directed by Gavin Elder, it is included in the worldwide one-off Live At Pompeii cinema feature performance on Wednesday 13th September, as well as on the Blu-ray, DVD, and Deluxe 4-disc versions, which are all available from Friday 29th September. The audio and audio-visual formats all contain at least 148 minutes of music; for more details, please go to www.davidgilmour.com/pompeii or www.davidgilmourcinematickets.co.uk.


2 September 2017

DAVID GILMOUR APPEARS ON US NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO'S WORLD CAFÉ, SEPTEMBER 6

World Café is a two-hour-long music radio programme that originates from WXPN in Philadelphia, USA, and is nationally syndicated there by National Public Radio (NPR).

World Café features live performances and interviews with established artists, and they will be broadcasting David Gilmour's episode on Wednesday 6th September as part of World Café Words and Music.

The programme can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide in the US: fans can tune into their local affiliate station at the scheduled World Café broadcast time, and should check local listings for details. To listen live online around the world, fans can hear the WXPN Philadelphia stream at 2pm Eastern Time at XPN.org by choosing WXPN from the 'Listen Live' drop-down at the top of the page.

David Gilmour's segment will also be archived for on-demand streaming at WorldCafe.NPR.org at approximately 5pm Eastern Time on the day of broadcast. We hope to receive the dedicated link to the broadcast from World Café before the air date, and will post it here in an update as soon as we do.


30 August 2017

RECORD-BREAKING PUBLIC DEMAND SEES EXHIBITION EXTENDED BY TWO WEEKS

Following unprecedented visitor numbers, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will be extended by two weeks and will close on 15 October. The huge public demand created by its critical acclaim and immersive mix of music and spectacular set design has made The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains the V&A's most popular exhibition of the year to date. The exhibition is promoted by Michael Cohl and Iconic Entertainment Studios.

Tickets are on sale here.


21 July 2017

DAVID GILMOUR ANNOUNCES LIVE AT POMPEII ALBUM

 

Only a select few fans were able to witness David Gilmour's ground-breaking return to the Pompeii amphitheatre for a brace of incredible performances in July 2016, but from 29th September every fan will be able to experience them, with the release of the recording of those concerts on CD, Blu-Ray, DVD, LP, and download.

Released via Sony Music, Live At Pompeii will be available on 2-CD, Blu-ray, 2-DVD, 4-LP, deluxe Blu-ray box, and download. For more information, please click here. The Blu-ray and DVDs include highlights from the concert performances of both shows, filmed in 4K by director Gavin Elder. The audio, available on CD and LP, was mixed by Andy Jackson and David Gilmour, with Damon Iddins. The formats run to around 148 minutes each, with more than two additional hours of material included in the deluxe 4-disc Blu-ray/CD set.

The Pompeii concerts marked a return by David Gilmour to the venue 45 years after Pink Floyd filmed in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, his two spectacular shows forming part of the year-long tour in support of the No. 1 album Rattle That Lock. David's performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600-strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

The stellar performances are complemented by an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a trademark huge circular screen, but paramount is the music; the show includes songs from throughout David's career, solo and with Pink Floyd, including One Of These Days, the only song that was also performed by the band there in 1971, and six songs from Rattle That Lock, as well as two from 2006's On An Island.

The release of Live At Pompeii will be preceded by a worldwide cinema screening of around 107 minutes – click here for more details. Live At Pompeii showcases an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.


12 July 2017

LIVE AT POMPEII TRAILER

 

Distributors Trafalgar Releasing have just launched the trailer for the September 13th, one night only, cinema showing of the David Gilmour Live At Pompeii film.

Over 2,000 cinemas worldwide will be showing the film, directed in 4K by Gavin Elder and shot at David Gilmour's groundbreaking concerts in the amphitheatre at Pompeii, Italy, on July 7th and 8th last year. Where the cinema is able to support the formats, the film will be presented in 4K and Dolby Atmos; please check locally for details.

To see the full cinema list and to buy tickets now, please go to www.davidgilmourcinematickets.com.

The site has a special 'Demand It' feature: if David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is not screening in a specific area, fans can make a request for it by filling out a form on the Website, and Trafalgar Releasing will do their best to bring the event to a cinema near them.

Please see the previous news story, below, for more details.


7 June 2017



Thanks for the song Billy Bragg.


31 May 2017

DAVID GILMOUR LIVE AT POMPEII FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii Poster 2017On July 7th & 8th 2016, David Gilmour performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii.

The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David Gilmour is the only performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.

Speaking about the Pompeii shows David commented, 'It's a magical place and coming back and seeing the stage and the arena was quite overwhelming. It's a place of ghosts...'.

For one night only on September 13th 2017, over 2000 cinemas worldwide will be showing David Gilmour Live At Pompeii.

The concert performance film, David Gilmour Live At Pompeii, will be distributed to cinemas worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing on Wednesday 13th September and will include highlights from both shows, filmed in 4K by director Gavin Elder, and will be presented in Dolby Atmos sound.

The show includes songs from throughout David's career including the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums Rattle That Lock and On An Island. Also included are other solo and Pink Floyd classics such as Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, and One Of These Days, the only song that was also performed by the band in 1971. Both concerts also saw very special performances of The Great Gig In The Sky from The Dark Side Of The Moon, which David rarely plays as a solo artist.

The concert is a spectacular audio-visual experience, featuring the famous huge circular cyclorama screen as well as lasers, pyrotechnics and stellar performances from an all-star band.

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii shows an artist at a creative peak, in a unique setting, on a very special occasion and is not to be missed on the big screen.

Tickets are now on sale worldwide with more cinemas to follow soon, including Latin America and Central America. Via 'Demand It', if David Gilmour Live at Pompeii is not screening in a specific area, fans can make a request for it by filling out a form on the Website, and Trafalgar Releasing will do their best to bring the event to a cinema near them.

For details of cinemas taking part in this very special one-night-only event, and ticket information, click here.


22 May 2017

URGENT MESSAGE FROM DAVID GILMOUR

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"Today's your last chance to register to vote. It takes two minutes.

"Please register at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

"I'm voting Labour because I believe in social equality."


David Gilmour




5 May 2017

CLIVE BROOKS

"With a heavy heart our Pink Floyd family say farewell to dear Clive Brooks, drum technician extraordinaire, who sadly passed away."
Nick Mason on Facebook.


30 April 2017

NEW ALBUM

Roger Waters' new album Is This The Life We Really Want? will be released on Friday 2nd June. For full details go to RogerWaters.com.


14 April 2017

SHRIMP NAMED AFTER PINK FLOYD

A newly discovered species of pistol shrimp has been christened synalpheus pinkfloydi. Read more about it here.


5 April 2017

AND THE WINNER IS . . .

David Gilmour won Concert of the Year at yesterday's LEA awards in Germany for the show at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, on June 28th 2016, ahead of fellow nominees Adele, Andreas Gabalier, Iron Maiden, and Yello.

More than 500 live productions were screened in the year 2016 by PRG LEA's jury, composed of renowned music journalists, radio broadcasters and cultural managers. It also assessed the outstanding achievements of promoters, artisans, booking agencies and tour operators.

Barracuda Music promoted both of David's shows at the Vienna venue.


16 February 2017

ROGER AND NICK V&A EXHIBITION PRESS CONFERENCE

Pink Floyd Exhibition Press ConferenceRoger Waters and Nick Mason made a rare public appearance together today at London's May Fair Hotel at a media briefing and Q&A session for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, due to open in May at London's V&A museum. Hosted by DJ Matt Everitt, the event started with a short description of the exhibition by co-curator Victoria Broackes, outlining the attention to detail that has gone into every aspect.

This was followed by a Question & Answer session with Matt and Pink Floyd's Creative Director Aubrey 'Po' Powell of Hipgnosis, alongside Ray Winkler, CEO of the exhibition's designers Stufish. Po spoke evocatively and warmly of his personal history with the members of Pink Floyd, and with Syd Barrett in particular, providing a creative and cultural overview of the ups, downs and importance of Pink Floyd's career, while Ray Winkler touched on the design and architectural elements of Pink Floyd's live staging.

Daniel Sennheiser, CEO of audio electronics company Sennheiser, then talked about the company's involvement with Pink Floyd from their earliest years, and their shared commitment to audio excellence, which will manifest itself in 360-degree audio mixes played in a portion of the exhibition, as well as the headphone technology used to provide aural accompaniment to the exhibits.

Finally, Roger and Nick took to the stage to answer questions from Matt Everitt and some media in the audience. With thoughtful, and occasionally hilarious, answers, they covered topics such as playing specific concerts and Roger's forthcoming album, to be entitled 'Is This The Life We Really Want?', while Nick admitted that he was probably the member of Pink Floyd most likely to have kept photos and memorabilia. Both of them professed their admiration for the V&A curation team in unearthing interesting and meaningful objects, whether historic personal letters from the band or the actual cane used to beat Roger at Cambridgeshire High School For Boys, accompanied by the school's 'Punishment Book' listing the beatings.

They both looked forward to viewing the exhibition in person, including passing through the entrance, a special reconstruction of the band's Bedford CA van, into a world of Pink Floyd history, starting with psychedelia and progressing to the ambitious stagings of the later years.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, presented by the V&A and Michael Cohl's Iconic Entertainment Studios, runs from the 13th May till the 1st October 2017.

Tickets are on sale now: in person at the V&A; online at www.vam.ac.uk/pink-floyd or by calling (in the UK) 0800 912 6961 (booking fee applies); or from ticketing partners Ticketmaster, LOVETheatre, See Tickets, and Encore.

www.pinkfloydexhibition.com | www.vam.ac.uk/pink-floyd | #TheirMortalRemains

Photo: Jill Furmanovsky.


15 February 2017

THE EARLY YEARS, 1965-1972: THE INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES

On Friday 24th March 2017, Pink Floyd will release a series of book-bound individual collections of the band's seminal music from 1965-1972. The six individual collections were first released as part of The Early Years 1965-1972 box set and will be released in the same deluxe format as those in which they first appeared.

The stand-alone packages, each of which includes audio material on CD and audio-visual material on DVD and Blu-ray, were originally released exclusively as the full Early Years: 1965-1972 box set that was reviewed as one of the best box sets of 2016. Now available as bite-sized volumes broken down by years 1965-1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and, finally, 1972, they include early recordings, unreleased studio and live performances, BBC radio sessions, outtakes and many TV and live films of the band performing songs from early albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, and Obscured By Clouds. Also included is unreleased material and remixes from Pink Floyd's original soundtrack compositions for the films More, Zabriskie Point, and La Valle (Obscured By Clouds).

Each package (CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION, GERMIN/ATION, DRAMATIS/ATION, DEVI/ATION, REVERBER/ATION, OBFUSC/ATION) has been entitled up by Roger Waters to give an insight into where the band were at that particular point in their career.

The Early Years: Individual Volumes give fans the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band. From the earliest 1965 recordings, through their first single Arnold Layne all the way to the 20-minute Echoes, this is an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London's Regent Street Polytechnic through to Syd's departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.

For fans wishing to immerse themselves in the full Pink Floyd story, the complete box set The Early Years: 1965-1972 collates all of the individual volumes plus extra discs, collectables and memorabilia exclusive to the box set. In addition to the individual volumes and the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album The Early Years – CRE/ATION is also available.

Track Listings:

1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION
1968 GERMIN/ATION
1969 DRAMATIS/ATION
1970 DEVI/ATION
1971 REVERBER/ATION
1972 OBFUSC/ATION


14 December 2016

PINK FLOYD RECORDS REINTRODUCE 'THE FINAL CUT' AND 'A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON' ON VINYL

On Friday 20th January 2017, Pink Floyd Records will complete the reintroduction of the Pink Floyd studio albums on vinyl with The Final Cut and A Momentary Lapse of Reason remastered and reissued. These albums have not been available on vinyl for well over two decades.

Over the past year, Pink Floyd Records has released the entire studio collection as stereo remastered versions on heavyweight 180g vinyl. All are mastered from the original analogue studio tapes with album artwork faithfully reproduced.

Released originally in 1983, The Final Cut was another global chart-topper for Pink Floyd. During the Falklands War and the era of Thatcherism, this anti-war concept album explored the themes of fallen servicemen, the loss of loved ones and political betrayal.

A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Pink Floyd's thirteenth studio album, was released in 1987 and demonstrated a significant change in style for the band with more experimental use of drum machines and samples. The album also saw the return of graphic artist Storm Thorgerson who designed this now iconic cover.


18 November 2016

REPLACEMENT OF FAULTY EARLY YEARS DISCS

Following reported problems from fans, a small batch of faulty Blu-ray discs from The Early Years 1965-1972 box set have been identified: the 1972 'Obfusc/ation' Blu-ray and bonus package 'Continu/ation' Blu-ray 1.

A disc replacement service has now been set up via fulfilment house Docdata. Purchasers with a non-playing copy of PFREY6BD or PREFY7BD1 should contact them at customerserviceteam@warnermusic.com and they will arrange a replacement disc.

We apologise for the inconvenience and stress that this may have caused to box purchasers, although we have ascertained that this unavoidable damage could not have been predicted.


11 November 2016

PINK FLOYD HAVE RELEASED THE EARLY YEARS 1965-1972

The Early Years 1965-1972 is a comprehensive 27-disc box set that sees Pink Floyd delve into their vast music archive – a deluxe package that includes seven individual book-style volumes, featuring much previously unreleased material.

The Early Years box set contains unreleased tracks, BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes and alternative versions over 11 hours, 45 mins of audio (made up of 130+ tracks) and live and TV performance in over 14 hours of audio-visual material. The content includes over 20 unreleased songs, more than seven hours of previously unreleased live audio and over five hours of rare concert footage are included, along with five meticulously produced 7" singles in replica sleeves, collectable memorabilia, feature films and new sound mixes. Previously unreleased tracks include 1967's Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods, which have been mixed for the first time, specially for this release.

Each individual book-style package will be released separately early in 2017, except 'BONUS CONTINU/ATION' which is exclusive to this box set. For more information or to order, please click here.

Cre/ation The Early Years 1967-1972
Set across two CDs, the Cre/ation The Early Years 1967-1972 highlights set is also available now.


9 November 2016

FINAL EARLY YEARS PROMO VIDEO: NOTHING PART 14

Pink Floyd Creative Director Aubrey 'Po' Powell of Hipgnosis has worked with animator Ian Emes to create the fourth promotional video for the Early Years 1965-1972 box set, Nothing Part 14.

As part of the writing process of Pink Floyd's seminal work Echoes, 'Nothing Part 14' was created by the band in a conscious desire to use a freeform jamming approach to composing new material. All of the 20 subsequent pieces of music were originally called 'Nothing', hence Nothing, Part 14. After all the elements were compiled and Roger Waters' lyrics added, the completed work was dubbed Echoes. The famous 'ping' at the start of this piece (retained for the final version of Echoes), was created by running notes from an acoustic piano through a Leslie rotating speaker cabinet, more commonly used in conjunction with a Hammond organ.

Aubrey 'Po' Powell has noted re: the promo video: "After a chance meeting with Ian Emes he showed me some experimental animated film that he had been working on many years ago in the 1970s. It had not been seen before and so I decided to try, with a bit of editing by Benny Trickett and some re-telecine restoration, whether it might work with 'Nothing Part 14'. It somehow fits beautifully into the rhythm of the piece and reflects the brilliant nature of Emes' imaginative and painstaking animation. He was responsible for the famous Clocks film for 'Time' and a piece called 'French Windows' for Pink Floyd's 'One Of These Days', shown on their famous circular screen".


28 October 2016

YOUTUBE SPACE LONDON TICKETS

As revealed yesterday, Nick Mason will host a global screening of exclusive audio and visual footage from the The Early Years box set (released on 11th November). The event will take place at YouTube Space London and will be presented by the Pink Floyd drummer. The live stream will start on Pink Floyd's YouTube channel on Wednesday 9th November at 6.30pm (GMT).

A limited number of tickets are available for the event. For the chance to win, click here. Fans from around the world are encouraged to submit questions online via the official Pink Floyd Facebook page. A selection of these will be put to Nick on the night. Please note these questions should only be related to the period covered by The Early Years set.


27 October 2016

NICK MASON TO HOST LIVE STREAMED EVENT FROM YOUTUBE SPACE LONDON

Nick Mason will host a global screening of exclusive audio and visual footage from the The Early Years box set (released on 11th November). The event will take place at YouTube Space London and will be presented by the Pink Floyd drummer. The live stream will start on Pink Floyd's YouTube channel on Wednesday 9th November at 6.30pm (GMT).

Always at the forefront of technology, Pink Floyd are proud to be showcasing exclusive material from The Early Years 1965-1972 with the event being live streamed around the world. Fans of the band are able to win tickets to attend the evening and ask questions to founding member, Nick Mason. In addition, fans from around the world will be able to submit questions prior to the event and a selection will be answered on the night. To be able to participate in the event and submit questions, a further announcement via PinkFloyd.com and Pink Floyd social networks will follow from Friday 28th October. The live event will include an exclusive unboxing of the package, screening of exclusive remastered footage and a chat with Nick.

Vivien Lewit, Director of Music Content at YouTube, says: "Pink Floyd have always been at the cutting edge of creativity and will be using the latest live technology on YouTube to bring something special to their fans. We're so proud to host to this iconic band and experience at our YouTube Space in London, so that people can tune in and be taken on a tour through the magic of 'The Early Years' from wherever they are in the world".


27 October 2016

NEW VIDEO FOR GREEN IS THE COLOUR

Featured above is another new official music video for music from Pink Floyd's early years, following those for Childhood's End and Grantchester Meadows. As with those clips, new footage has been shot by Pink Floyd Creative Director Aubrey Powell and Nick Edwards, and in this case is combined with live performance from the band, shot for French TV as 'Pop Deux Festival de St. Tropez'. The song is available now as an Instant Grat on iTunes, while the full video of the band performance is included in the Early Years 1965-1972 box set, released November 11th.


10 October 2016

PINK FLOYD VINYL RELEASES CONTINUE WITH 'ANIMALS'

The LP reissue programme on Pink Floyd Records continues with the release on November 18th of Animals, the first time it has been issued in over 20 years. After over eight months of continuous recording at their own Britannia Row studios in 1976, Animals was originally released in 1977 and became one of the band's most popular albums. The album cover, featuring 'Algie' the pig floating above London's Battersea Power Station, is amongst Pink Floyd's most recognisable covers, while Algie was most recently sighting above London's V&A Museum to launch The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains.

Animals joins the first seven Pink Floyd albums (The Piper at The Gates Of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, and Obscured By Clouds) in having been remastered in 2016 from the original master tapes and pressed in heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, with packaging based closely on the original LP sleeves.

In addition, The Wall and The Division Bell LP remasters are both available now, Wish You Were Here will be available on October 14th, and The Dark Side of the Moon on November 4th.


26 September 2016

RATTLE THAT LOCK TOUR TICKETS

Further seats have been released for David Gilmour's shows at the Royal Albert Hall on September 28th, 29th and 30th.

Click here to purchase.


31 August 2016

PINK FLOYD, LONDON'S V&A AND MICHAEL COHL'S ICONIC ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS ANNOUNCE THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS

London's Victoria and Albert Museum today announced the first major international retrospective of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most pioneering and influential bands. To mark 50 years since the band released their first single Arnold Layne, and over 200 million record sales later, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will be an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd's extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition will chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary. The exhibition marks the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd's remaining members and is promoted by Michael Cohl and Iconic Entertainment Studios; it runs from 13th May to 1st October 2017. Tickets go on sale at 10.00am (BST) today; click here to purchase.

Martin Roth, Director of the V&A, said: "The V&A is perfectly placed to exhibit the work of a band that is as recognisable for its unique visual imagery as for its music. Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success. Alongside creating extraordinary music, they have for over five decades been pioneers in uniting sound and vision, from their earliest 1960s performances with experimental light shows, through their spectacular stadium rock shows, to their consistently iconic album covers. The exhibition will locate them within the history of performance, design and musical production by presenting and complementing the material from Pink Floyd's own archive with the V&A's unrivalled collections in architecture, design, graphics and literature".

Michael Cohl of Iconic Entertainment Studios said: "We are proud to have been chosen as the promoter of what will be an incredible exhibition at the V&A. I have always loved being involved with Pink Floyd and the work that goes into making a visual spectacular. This is the culmination of a long history together and I'm happy to work once again with one of the greatest bands of all time".

The exhibition is curated by the V&A by a team led by Victoria Broackes alongside Aubrey 'Po' Powell of Hipgnosis, the Creative Director of Pink Floyd, and Paula Stainton. The curatorial team have worked closely with members of the group on the content of the exhibition, which is being designed by Stufish, the world leading entertainment architects and longtime stage designers for Pink Floyd.

Visit the Pink Floyd Exhibition Website here.


28 July 2016

27-DISC BOX SET FOR NOVEMBER – 'THE EARLY YEARS, 1965-1972'

Pink Floyd will release The Early Years 1965-1972 on Friday 11th November 2016. A comprehensive 27-disc boxed set, it pulls together material from the Pink Floyd archive, as well as licensed Radio and TV recordings, to comprise a deluxe package that includes seven individual book-style volumes, (six of which are dedicated to particular years), featuring much previously unreleased material, as well as bonus content, reproduction memorabilia, and the band's first recording from 1965, released on CD for the first time. The packages contain more than 100 photographs of Pink Floyd, the majority of which are previously unseen, as well as more than 40 items of memorabilia in special wallets. In addition, Pink Floyd's first five UK singles have been included in the box, on 7" vinyl with replica sleeves.

The Early Years 1965-1972 box set contains unreleased tracks, BBC Radio Sessions, remixes, outtakes and alternative versions. Ten CDs, nine DVDs and eight Blu-ray discs contain more than 130 audio tracks, as well as more than 14 hours of audio-visual material. There are more than 20 unreleased songs, plus previously unreleased live audio, rare concert footage, feature films and new sound mixes. Previously unreleased tracks include 1967's Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods, both mixed especially for this release.

The six individual year-specific book-style packages will be released separately early in 2017, although the bonus volume, CONTINU/ATION, will be exclusive to the box set, as will the larger memorabilia items, which are reproduced in actual size for the box. Also released on Friday 11th November 2016 will be a companion edition, Cre/ation – The Early Years 1967-1972, a 2-CD collection of some of the highlights of the box set, focussing on the band's material from 1967 to 1972. 2-CD track listing is here.

For further information, please see the Press Release and Full Track Listing.


22 June 2016

RATTLE THAT LOCK TOUR ADDS FIFTH AND FINAL ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOW

David Gilmour has today announced a fifth show at London's Royal Albert Hall. The concert, being held on Friday 23rd September 2016, will be his 11th performance at the venue in support of his critically acclaimed UK No. 1 album Rattle That Lock.

In addition, a very limited number of production seats have been made available for the four other nights at the Royal Albert Hall: September 25, 28, 29 and 30. These will be the final shows of the Rattle That Lock tour.

As before, tickets for the Royal Albert Hall shows are strictly limited to four tickets per person across all nights, and photo ID for the lead ticket buyer will be required. Tickets for September 23rd will be on sale at 10.00am (UK time) on Thursday 30th June from the Box Office: 0845 401 5045 or +44 20 7589 8212, or from www.royalalberthall.com. Please note tickets will not be available in person from the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets will also be available from Stargreen: 020 7734 8932 or www.stargreen.com.


26 May 2016

ROYAL MAIL TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD

Royal Mail Tribute To Pink Floyd

 

Royal Mail in the UK has announced it will issue a set of 10 postage stamps to celebrate Pink Floyd and their worldwide influence.

Six stamps will feature the sleeves from: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn; Atom Heart Mother; The Dark Side Of The Moon; Wish You Were Here; Animals; and The Endless River.

In addition, four stamps within a special miniature sheet are designed to convey the experience of Pink Floyd live, from appearances at UFO, London, in 1966, to the ambitious staging for the Wall and the Division Bell tours.

Philip Parker, Royal Mail's stamp strategy manager said:
"Pink Floyd is arguably the most visually literate band of all time, with legendary live performances increasing in ambition over the decades. It's fitting that this iconic British band is recognised with these new stamps".

The stamps, as well as limited edition souvenirs including framed stamps and a special Dark Side of the Moon stamp sheet, are available to pre-order now here.

The stamps will be issued on 7 July 2016 and available from UK Post Offices and online here.

About Royal Mail Special Stamps:
For 50 years Royal Mail's Special Stamp programme has commemorated and celebrated events and anniversaries pertinent to UK heritage and life. Today, there are an estimated 2.5 million stamp collectors and gift givers in the UK and millions worldwide. Her Majesty the Queen approves all UK stamp designs before they are printed.


20 May 2016

RATTLE THAT LOCK TOUR CONTINUES

The summer leg of David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock world tour starts on Saturday 25th June with a very special show in Wrocław, Poland, where David and his band will perform with a 30-piece orchestra conducted by Zbigniew Preisner in the city's Freedom Square, and will then visit Vienna, Rome, Pompeii, Verona, Stuttgart, Paris, Wiesbaden, Nîmes, Besançon, and Tienen in Belgium before ending with a four-night stand at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The band will be: Guy Pratt, bass guitar; Steve DiStanislao, drums; Chester Kamen, guitar; Greg Phillinganes, keyboards; Chuck Leavell, keyboards; João Mello, saxophone; and Louise Marshall, Lucita Jules and Bryan Chambers on vocals.


6 May 2016

THE COMPLETE PINK FLOYD CATALOGUE TO BE AVAILABLE ON VINYL

On Friday 3rd June 2016, Pink Floyd Records will begin the reintroduction of the Pink Floyd catalogue on vinyl for the first time in over two decades. The first four records will be The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, the soundtrack from the film More, and the 2-LP set Ummagumma. Pink Floyd Records will reproduce the vinyl catalogue throughout the year with release dates being announced at regular intervals. In the meantime, all Pink Floyd records are now available on CD, digital and most streaming platforms.

Special care has been taken to replicate the original packaging. The first batch of releases, mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman will be pressed on 180gram vinyl for optimum sound quality.

Pink Floyd Records releases will be manufactured and distributed by Warner Music for the UK and Europe and by Sony Music for North America and the rest of the world.


18 March 2016

DAVID GILMOUR PLAYS POMPEII

David Gilmour will return to Pompeii's Roman Amphitheatre to play two concerts there, on the 7th and 8th of July 2016, the first artist to perform a rock concert in the venue with an audience. Pink Floyd were the first to play the historic venue in October 1971, filming 'Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii' over four days in the empty arena, and until now, no other rock concert has been staged there.

Part of David's Rattle That Lock world tour 2015-16, tickets for David's concerts will go on sale on Tuesday 22nd March via DavidGilmour.com at 1.00pm Central European Time. David said: "I want to thank the Ministry of Culture for giving me the opportunity to once again play this beautiful and historic venue. Performing there in 1971 was very special and I'm looking forward to returning and hopefully creating some more memorable moments made even more special by playing to an audience".

Dario Franceschini, Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, said: "45 years after the legendary 'Live at Pompeii' David Gilmour will be back performing in a unique, fascinating, beautiful scenario. The legend of Pink Floyd will come back to life with him in Pompeii. It will be a show that can't be missed".


6 March 2016

DAVID GILMOUR IN ANY TONGUE VIDEO

In advance of David Gilmour's North American tour dates, a video has been completed for the full track of In Any Tongue, one of the stand-out tracks from the No. 1 Rattle That Lock album and David's 2015/16 tour dates. David's Creative Director, Aubrey 'Po' Powell, was looking for a talented animator to work on a video for another album track, The Girl In The Yellow Dress, and discovered in America a young film maker named Danny Madden. Danny's short film Confusion Through Sand had won recognition at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, and Po was so taken with the work that he showed it to David and lyricist Polly Samson, who immediately employed Danny to make the Yellow Dress film. However, David and Polly had also written In Any Tongue about the futility of war, and by chance some of the illustrations in Danny's film fitted the mood exactly. Danny gave his permission to use an edited part of Confusion Through Sand to fit In Any Tongue, which was used on tour.

Danny's animation has now been laid on to the album track as a full music video (see above), while an edit has also been done for the audio track for radio play around the world.


16 February 2016

58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

Last night, James Guthrie and his assistant engineer, Joel Plante, won the GRAMMY for Best Surround Sound Album for their work on last year's remastered version of Roger Waters' 1992 album Amused to Death.


26 January 2016

DAVID GILMOUR RETURNS TO POLAND WITH 30-PIECE ORCHESTRA

David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock global tour continues in Europe during 2016, including a very special concert in Freedom Square, Wrocław, Poland. Taking place on Saturday 25th June 2016, the concert will form part of the city's celebrations as European Capital of Culture 2016 and tickets are on sale now. Click here for ticket information.

The concert will be the first on the Rattle That Lock Tour 2015/16 to include a 30-piece orchestra, conducted by long-term collaborator, Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner, and will also include a special guest appearance by Polish pianist Leszek Możdżer. The special one-off event, located on Freedom Square in front of the National Forum of Music, will be filmed by Aubrey 'Po' Powell and broadcast live on Polish TV. Richard Wright played alongside David when, in 2006, he last performed in Poland; the final tour date, in the shipyards of Gdańsk, was released as the live album and DVD Live In Gdańsk.


6 January 2016

NEW SYD BARRETT WEBSITE LAUNCHED TODAY

Today marks what would have been the 70th birthday of Syd Barrett, founder member of Pink Floyd and one of the most influential musicians in British pop history.

To mark the occasion, Syd Barrett's new official Website was launched today – celebrating his unique life and career, both of which continue to inspire and enthral.

Click here to visit the new SydBarrett.com.




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