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Waters Interview Remark Hints At 5.1 Surround Mix of Pink Floyd 1977 Classic, Animals

The news is being broadcast (by Roger Waters, in an off-hand remark) that there will be a 5.1 Surround version of one of Pink Floyd‘s most under-represented albums (in my own opinion), Animals. For years, many of Pink Floyd’s albums have received expanded attention. Animals languished despite having a strong following. (Thanks to Steve Talia for this IMWAN tip-off.)

There is little to offer other than a bi of news to let you know it’s likely coming sooner rather than later. Apparently, new Battersea shots have been taken for the reissue.

Personally, I’m not a 5.1 adherent. The original was recorded and mixed by the band with Stereo in mind, and while there may have been thoughts of an expanded soundstage, they all come well after the original issue, and often not by the band oversight. I then becomes a work of somewhat else, like a remix becomes for some songs. They’re interesting, but ultimately fall away.

Now, having said that, I do NOT mind that things release in a 5.1 Surround mix for those that love them. Just call me indifferent. And, if there are updated HD tracks, then I’m vastly interested!

To be continued when more information and release dates come closer.

Historic Live At Pompeii Is Coming From David Gilmour

When David Gilmour released Rattle That Lock in 2015, he undertook a long tour to support it. One of the stops, Pompeii (in Italy)had its July 7th and 8th shows recorded for an intended Live release. Eventually, that was realized as a reality with the recent announcements that Live In Pompeii would be made available for fans. And while this is old news as it was announced as early as May of 2017, I find it a nice reminder, as well as a possible surprise for some that didn’t know. (It’s harder and harder to compete with the ample flow of information these days. I was one of few over ten years ago, but am now one of many!) And so:

On September 29, Columbia Records, the long-time home of David Gilmour, will release a 2CD set of Live At Pompeii as well as Blu-ray Edition with the CD and other extras.  The 2CD Deluxe Edition will provide 148 minutes of music on 21 tracks (see list below). It will be housed in a sturdy hardback case, and include a 24-page book with photos  and other things concerning the historic shows.

The album will also be featured in a Boxed edition with a lift-off lid that will supply the 2CD set as well as a Blu-ray disc of the show, and a bonus blu-ray disc with eleven live tracks remixed in high quality Stereo, and 5.1 Surround tracks, all from various shows OTHER than the Pompeii shows (five from South America, and five from Poland (with orchestra). The remaining track is “Comfortably Numb” with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Royal Albert Hall, London. This bonus Blu-ray will include five documentaries totaling approximately 2 hours. The Box will add in a hardbound photobook, a Pompeii Guide leaflet, a 2-side poster, and four cards!

For vinyl fans, Live At Pompeii will see release as a 4LP edition on 180g-weight vinyl. The LPs will provide a download card for the digital versions of the tracks.

There will also be separately available 2DVD sets.

Live At Pompeii – David Gilmour

CD1:
01. 5 A.M.  (3:13)
02. Rattle That Lock  (5:21)
03. Faces of Stone (6:00)
04. What Do You Want From Me  (4:30)
05. The Blue  (6:33)
06. The Great Gig in the Sky  (6:02)
07. A Boat Lies Waiting  (4:55)
08. Wish You Were Here  (5:18)
09. Money  (8:13)
10. In Any Tongue (7:47)
11. High Hopes  (9:31)
12. One of These Days  (6:32)

CD2:

01. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pts. 1-5)  (12:30)
02. Fat Old Sun (6:05)
03. Coming Back to Life (7:18)
04. On an Island (7:01)
05. Today  (6:40)
06. Sorrow (10:50)
07. Run Like Hell  (7:16)
08. Time / Breathe (In The Air) (reprise); Time\ Breathe (In the Air) (6:45)
09. Comfortably Numb  (9:59)

 

New Roger Waters Solo Album, Is This The Life You Really Want?, On Calendar

Rogers Waters of Pink Floyd is an astute observer of our times. Without slipping into political preferences (I have none), and falling prey to inevitable and argumentative differences, I just stand on the overall view that Pink Floyd said much about the make up of humankind and our shared disturbances. As such, I pay more attention to a Roger Waters composition than I might another songwriter.

It’s been almost 25 years since Roger Waters has released a solo album. That was his Amused to Death look at our need for distractions, viewing them as a major factor in the deconstruction of humankind. That will change with the promised upcoming release of his latest album, Is This The Life We Really Want? This is a long-thought out concept album that looks at humankind a bit like Animals did. It conceptually looks at the governed as a mass led astray and abandoned for the wants and needs of the few that hold all the power and cash-flow.

Whatever politics/world view/philosophical outlook you subscribe to, Roger Waters has lyrically explored them. With his latest, there’s no doubt it will be as provocative as anything he has done before. The word is that the content of the album features songs written during his Pink Floyd days, and some from his Amused To Death set. The rest is new. The only  (small) regret is that it won’t be titled a Pink Floyd album!

Is This The Life You Really Want? is on the calendar for release on May 19.

 

Three Pink Floyd Titles To Be Reissued

Pink Floyd is a defining fixture in the annals of Rock and Roll. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a history without Pink Floyd in it. For me, there’s rarely a week that goes by without Pink Floyd in it somewhere. There’s always a nearby, easy to reach album for me to listen to. (This week, it’s Animals!) Recently, released info announces several Pink Floyd titles being re-released. Two of them are being reissued as vinyl LP, while a third is getting a 2CD Deluxe Edition Guthrie remaster (or so it appears). NOTE: the info is sketchy but I’m posting just to let you know that the title is, in fact, being re-released as stated.

On January 20, Legacy will re-release Pulse. There’s nothing more than the original 24 performance tracks as found on the original. I’m not even sure if the re-release will feature the flashing red LED light within the package. But, if this is a new remaster of the 1995 live set, then that’s pretty cool.

In addition, Legacy will release two Pink Floyd classics on vinyl LP. Those will be The Final Cut (1983), and A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987). Both have been remastered for this release date of January 20.

The fact that the LP titles are newly remastered, and they’re being released on January 20 lends a little credence to the Pulse re-release as a newly remastered title, yet on CD. But we’ll see soon enough,

 

Syd Barrett CDs Re-released In November

barrett-the-madcap-laughsOne of the main components to Pink Floyd during their startup years on through to the recording of their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets (1968). Although his contribution to that album was small, he left behind such a legacy that he was often admired by other Rock luminaries of the time. After his departure from Pink Floyd, he recorded a solo effort, The Madcap Laughs, which was eventually released in 1970. It provided interest among the Pink Floyd faithful although it hardly lit much of a fire beneath the mass record buying public. Shortly after the debut release, Barrett’s second – and last – solo album, Barrett, was released. It was produced by David Gilmour, and Richard Wright.

Not long afterwards, a streamlined volume appeared called Syd Barrett. Released in 1974, it contained both original albums in a 2-fer package in the hopes to create an interest in Barrett given the attention lavished on him from Pink Floyd via their album, The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973). Much later, a collected set of unreleased songs and alternate takes recorded during he sessions for his two solo sets was released. Issued in 1988, Opel seems to complete a a full run of Barrett offerings outside the womb of Pink Floyd.

In late Spring, Legacy Recordings reissued the three Barrett essentials as digital downloads. Now, for those that still have an interest in Syd Barrett and his music, Legacy Recordings will be reissuing the three albums on CD.

On November 25, you’ll be able to acquire The Madcap Laughs, Barrett, and Opel on CD.

The juggernaut known as Pink Floyd is not even close to being finished although their recording together as a band ceased long, long ago. That includes the avid interest in the once prominent member of the band, Syd Barrett. As they say, Shine on, you crazy diamond.

barrett-barrett     barrett-opel

 

Next Wave Of Pink Floyd 180g Vinyl Remasters In September

PFRLP11_TheWall_3D-1024x790Pink Floyd has enjoyed more than a few years of reissue excitement with their careful handling of their classic album sets as well as the unearthing of extra material for inclusion into larger boxed sets. And their massive base of fans seem to never be satiated with every new reissue of the band’s catalog. Recently, the band announced a massive Box that gather all their early years into a definitive overview. Not to mention that the set is expected to break-out many of the discs for individual sale later in 2017. Great job, guys! (But why the short-shrift on Animals? Always Animals as an afterthought! I don’t get that!)

Also recently, the band has begun to reintroduce their catalog on exquisite vinyl LP editions. On June 3, Columbia Records released four titles (The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – 1967, A Saucerful Of Secrets – 1968, More (soundtrack) – 1969, Ummagumma – 1969). Now the next batch is expected and has officially been announced by Legacy and Columbia Records.

On September 26, expect the reissued vinyl of Atom Heart Mother (1970), Meddle (1971), and Obscured By Clouds (1972). these albums will feature new remastering from the original analog master tapes. Each titles will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl.

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In addition, Legacy and Columbia will provide vinyl for The Wall, and The Division Bell.  These two titles are expected on August 26.

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MASSIVE Pink Floyd Box – The Early Years 1965-1972

It’s easy to be a fan of Pink Floyd from their magnificent display of perfection heard in The Dark Side Of The Moon on through until the unfortunate departure of Roger Waters. But they produce a mind-bending array of albums prior to that 1973 classic. That’s a whopping seven released albums that include The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967), A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968), More (soundtrack to film) (1969), Ummagumma (1969), Atom Heart Mother (1970), Meddle (1972), and Obscured By Clouds (1972). It is from those albums that a treasure chest of remixes, alternates, BBC sessions, outtakes, and a wealth of other goodies are found. Luckily, they are being collected and assembled into a magnificent, if costly, set that will definitively provide every facet of every jewel that arose from that illustrious period.

On November 11, Pink Floyd Records will unleash a mind-boggling and completely comprehensive box set that features 10 CDs, 8 BDs (Blu-ray), 9 DVDs, and five 7″ vinyl singles, not to mention a few other things that complete the set. Things like posters, flyers, tickets, and the largest collection of memorabilia you may have ever seen in a single package. There are seven volumes of book-styled sets within that look at each period and release.

The box is being called The Early Years: 1965-1972. It will offer 130+ tracks with 20 of them previously unreleased. There will be over 14 hours of video including five hours of rare concert footage from these periods. The collectible inclusions of five 7″ singles that replicate exactly their first five released UK singles. The printed material includes more than 100 photographs, and 40 pieces of memorabilia in special wallets.

Six of the seven volumes will be released separately in 2017, however the volume titled CONTINU/ATION will remain an exclusive bonus to the Boxed set ONLY.

As a companion release, the band will release a 2CD distillation called CRE/ATION: The Early Years 1967-1972, which will contain 27 selected tracks, 19 of which are previously unreleased.

Folks, this IS a Boxed Set!

Pink Floydd The Early Years 1965-1972

PINK FLOYD  -THE EARLY YEARS 1965-1972 (cut ‘n’ pasted from press release, a bit messy, I’m afraid. Apologies.)
†previously unreleased
1965-67 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION
CD 1:
1965 Recordings*:
01. Lucy Leave* 2.57
02. Double O Bo* 2.57
03. Remember Me* 2.46
04. Walk With Me Sydney* 3.11
05. Butterfly* 3.00
06. I’m A King Bee* 3.13
07. Arnold Layne 2.57
08. See Emily Play 8.57
09. Apples And Oranges 3.05
10. Candy And A Currant Bun 2.45
11. Paintbox 3.48
12. Matilda Mother (2010 mix) 4.01
13. Jugband Blues (2010 mix)† 3.01
14. In The Beechwoods (2010 mix)† 4.43
15. Vegetable Man (2010 mix)† 2.32
16. Scream Thy Last Scream (2010 mix)† 4.43
(Total: 50 mins, 32 secs approx.)
Tracks 1-11 mono.
Tracks 12-16 stereo
*including Rado Klose on guitar and Juliette Gale on vocals on ‘Walk With Me Sydney’

CD 2:
Live in Stockholm 1967:
01. Introduction† 0.25
02. Reaction in G† 7.18
03. Matilda Mother† 5.34
04. Pow R. Toc H.† 11.56
05. Scream Thy Last Scream† 4.00
06. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun† 7.17
07. See Emily Play† 3.16
08. Interstellar Overdrive† 8.57
Please note: the above tracks feature vocals recorded at a less
than optimum level
John Latham (studio recordings 1967)
09. John Latham Version 1† 4.32
10. John Latham Version 2† 5.06
11. John Latham Version 3† 3.45
12. John Latham Version 4† 2.59
13. John Latham Version 5† 2.48
14. John Latham Version 6† 3.17
15. John Latham Version 7† 2.36
16. John Latham Version 8† 2.49
17. John Latham Version 9† 2.38
(Total: 79 mins, 13 secs approx.)
Tracks 1-8 recorded live Sept 10, 1967 at Gyllene Cirkeln,
Stockholm, Sweden
Tracks 9-17 recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, London, 20 October
1967
All tracks stereo

DVD/Blu-ray
01. Chapter 24: Syd Barrett in the Gog Magog Hills, Cambridgeshire, UK 1966 / Pink Floyd at EMI Studios, London, April 1967 3.40
02. Nick’s Boogie†: recording Interstellar Overdrive and Nick’s Boogie at Sound Techniques Studio, Chelsea, January 11, 1967 / 6.36
Live at UFO, The Blarney Club, London, January 13, 1967
03. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Scene – Underground’ UFO at The Blarney Club, London, January 27, 1967 4.15
04. Arnold Layne: promo video. Wittering Beach, UK, early 1967 2.54
05. Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine: plus Syd Barrett and Roger Waters interview: BBC ‘The Look Of The Week’ – BBC Studios, 9.22
London, May 14, 1967
06. The Scarecrow: ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.05
07. Jugband Blues: ‘London Line’ promo video, 1967, London 2.58
08. Apples And Oranges: plus Dick Clark interview: ‘American Bandstand’, Los Angeles, USA, November 7, 1967 4.51
09. Instrumental Improvisation†: BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’, London, December 12, 1967 2.11
10. Instrumental Improvisation†: ‘Die Jungen Nachtwandler’, UFO, The Blarney Club, London, February 24, 1967 4.32
11. See Emily Play: BBC ‘Top Of The Pops’ – partially restored BBC Studios, London, July 6, 1967 2.55
12. The Scarecrow (outtakes): ‘Pathé Pictorial’, UK, July 1967 2.07
13. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Science Fiction – Das Universum Des Ichs’, The Roundhouse, London, 1967 9.33
(Total: 57 mins, 59 secs approx.)

1968 GERMIN/ATION
CD
01. Point Me At The Sky 3.40
02. It Would Be So Nice 3.46
03. Julia Dream 2.34
04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (single version) 5.46
05. Song 1, Capital Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968† 3.19
06. Roger’s Boogie, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 22 August 1968† 4.35
BBC Radio Session, 25 June 1968:
07. Murderotic Woman (Careful With That Axe, Eugene) † 3.38
08. The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules (A Saucerful Of Secrets) † 7.18
09. Let There Be More Light† 4.32
10. Julia Dream† 2.50
BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1968:
11. Point Me At The Sky† 4.25
12. Embryo† 3.13
13. Interstellar Overdrive† 9.37
(Total: 59 mins, 14 secs approx.)

DVD/Blu-ray
‘Tienerklanken’, Brussels, Belgium, 18-19 February 1968: 22.28
01. Astronomy Domine
02. The Scarecrow
03. Corporal Clegg
04. Paintbox
05. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
06. See Emily Play
07. Bike
08. Apples And Oranges: ‘Vibrato’, Brussels, Belgium, February 1968 3.03
‘Bouton Rouge’, Paris, France, 20 February 1968: 13.35
09. Astronomy Domine
10. Flaming
11. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
12. Let There Be More Light
13. Paintbox: ‘Discorama’, Paris, France, 21 February 1968 3.40
14. Instrumental Improvisation†: ‘The Sound Of Change’, London, UK, March 1968 2.15
15. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun: ‘All My Loving’, London, UK, 28 March 1968 2.40
16. It Would Be So Nice (excerpt): ‘Release-Rome Goes Pop’, Rome, Italy, April 1968 1.21
17. Interstellar Overdrive: ‘Pop 68’, Rome, Italy, 6 May 1968 6.59
‘Tienerklanken – Kastival’, Kasterlee, Belgiu, 31 August 1968: 3.48
18. Astronomy Domine
19. + Roger Waters interview ‘Samedi et Compagnie’, Paris, France, 6 September 1968: 5.31
20. Let There Be More Light
21. Remember A Day
22. Let There Be More Light: ‘A L’Affiche du Monde’, London, UK, 1968 1.53
‘Tous En Scene’, Paris, France, 21 October 1968: 6.39
23. Let There Be More Light
24. Flaming
25. Let There Be More Light: ‘Surprise Partie’, Paris, France, 1 November 1968 6.35
26. Point Me At The Sky: Restored promo video, UK, 1968 3.19
(Total: 84 mins, 18 secs approx.)

1969 DRAMATIS/ATION
CD 1:
‘More’ album non-album tracks
01. Hollywood (non-album track) † 1.21
02. Theme (Beat version) (Alternative version) † 5.38
03. More Blues (Alternative version) † 3.49
04. Seabirds (non-album track) † 4.20
05. Embryo (from ‘Picnic’, Harvest Records sampler) 4.43
BBC Radio Session, 12 May 1969:
06. Grantchester Meadows† 3.36
07. Cymbaline† 3.38
08. The Narrow Way† 4.48
09. Green Is The Colour† 3.21
10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene† 3.26
Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9 August 1969:
11. Interstellar Overdrive† 4.20
12. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun† 12.25
13. Careful With That Axe, Eugene† 10.09
14. A Saucerful Of Secrets† 13.03
(Total: 68 mins, 50 secs approx.)

CD 2:
Part 1: ‘The Man’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
01. Daybreak (Grantchester Meadows)† 8.14
02. Work† 4.12
03. Afternoon (Biding My Time)† 6.39
04. Doing It† 3.54
05. Sleeping† 4.38
06. Nightmare (Cymbaline)† 9.15
07. Labyrinth† 1.10
Part 2: ‘The Journey’, Amsterdam, 17 September 1969
08. The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)† 3.25
09. Beset By Creatures Of The Deep (Careful With That Axe, Eugene)† 6.27
10. The Narrow Way, Part 3† 5.11
11. The Pink Jungle (Pow R. Toc H.)† 4.56
12. The Labyrinths Of Auximines† 3.20
13. Footsteps / Doors† 3.12
14. Behold The Temple Of Light† 5.32
15. The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful of Secrets)† 6.31
(Total: 76 mins, 36 secs approx.)

DVD/Blu-ray:
‘Forum Musiques’, Paris, France, 22 January 1969: 19.25
01. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
David Gilmour interview
02. A Saucerful Of Secrets
03. ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’: Royal Festival Hall, London, rehearsal, April 14, 1969: 14.05
Afternoon (Biding My Time)
The Beginning (Green Is The Colour)
Cymbaline
Beset By Creatures Of The Deep†
The End Of The Beginning (A Saucerful Of Secrets)
Essencer Pop & Blues Festival, Essen, Germany, October 11 1969: 19.14
04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
05. A Saucerful Of Secrets
Music Power & European Music Revolution, Festival Actuel, 27.53
Amougies Mont de l’Enclus, Belgium, 25 October 1969:
06. Green Is The Colour
07. Careful With That Axe, Eugene
08. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
09. Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa 11.26
(Total: 71 mins, 14 secs approx.)

1970 DEVI/ATION

CD 1:
01. Atom Heart Mother (live in Montreux, 21 Nov 1970† 17.58)
BBC Radio Session, 16 July 1970:
02. Embryo† 11.10
03. Fat Old Sun† 5.52
04. Green Is The Colour† 3.27
05. Careful With That Axe, Eugene† 8.25
06. If† 5.47
07. Atom Heart Mother† with choir, cello & brass ensemble 25.30
(Total: 78 mins, 8 secs approx.)

CD 2:
Unreleased tracks from the ‘Zabriskie Point’ soundtrack recordings:
01. On The Highway† 1.16
02. Auto Scene Version 2† 1.13
03. Auto Scene Version 3† 1.31
04. Aeroplane† 2.18
05. Explosion† 5.47
06. The Riot Scene† 1.40
07. Looking At Map† 1.57
08. Love Scene Version 7† 5.03
09. Love Scene Version 1† 3.26
10. Take Off† 1.20
11. Take Off Version 2† 1.12
12. Love Scene Version 2† 1.56
13. Love Scene (Take 1)† 2.16
14. Unknown Song (Take 1)† 5.56
15. Love Scene (Take 2)† 6.40
16. Crumbling Land (Take 1)† 4.09
17. Atom Heart Mother† (Early studio version, band only) 19.15
(Total: 67 mins, 9 secs approx.)

DVD 1:
An Hour with Pink Floyd:
KQED, San Francisco, USA, 30 April 1970:
01. Atom Heart Mother 17.37
02. Cymbaline 8.38
03. Grantchester Meadows 7.37
04. Green Is The Colour 3.31
05. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 9.09
06. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.37
(Total: 59 mins, 9 secs approx.)
Audio only:
Atom Heart Mother album original 4.0 Quad mix 1970:
07. Atom Heart Mother 23.42
08. If 4.31
09. Summer ’68 5.29
10. Fat Old Sun 5.24
11. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast 13.01
(Total: 52 mins, 7 secs approx.)

DVD 2:
‘Pop Deux – Festival de St. Tropez’, France, 8 August 1970:
Part 1:
01. Cymbaline (sound check) 3.54
02. Atom Heart Mother 13.46
03. Embryo 11.23
Part 2:
04. Green Is The Colour/
05. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 12.21
06. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 12.07
Roland Petit Ballet, Paris, France, 5 December 1970:
07. Instrumental Improvisations 1,2,3† (live in the studio) 3.28
08. Embryo 2.39
Blackhill’s Garden Party, Hyde Park, London, UK, 18 July 1970:
09. Atom Heart Mother with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Alldis Choir 21.15
(Total: 80 mins, 53 secs approx.)
All DVD content is included on one blu-ray.

1971 REVERBER/ATION 1972 OBFUSC/ATION
CD:
01. Nothing Part 14 (Echoes work in progress) † 7.01
BBC Radio Session, 30 September 1971:
02. Fat Old Sun† 15.33
03. One Of These Days† 7.19
04. Embryo† 10.43
05. Echoes† 26.25
(Total: 67 mins 1 sec approx.)

DVD/Blu-ray:
‘Aspekte’ feature 9.51
01. Interview + Atom Heart Mother (extracts) Hamburg, Germany, 25 February 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
02. A Saucerful Of Secrets (extract) Offenbach, Germany, 26 February 1971 ‘Cinq Grands Sur La Deux’ 17.55
Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnierès-sur-Oise, France, 15 June 1971
03. Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun
04. Cymbaline
05. Atom Heart Mother (extract) 3.12
‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria, 1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
‘Get To Know’ 6.23
Randwick Race Course, Sydney, Australia,
15 August 1971
06. Careful With That Axe, Eugene Band interview
’24 hours – Bootleg Records’, London, UK, 1971
07. Documentary including Pink Floyd 2.27
and manager Steve O’Rourke
‘Review’, London, UK, 1971 3.37
08. Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell interviewed re: record cover design
09. One of These Days (‘French Windows’) 4.17
Ian Emes animation created July 1972,
Birmingham, UK
10. Atom Heart Mother (extract, in colour): 5.10
‘Musikforum Ossiachersee’, Ossiach, Austria,
1 July 1971
Brass & Choir conducted by Jeffrey Mitchell
11. Atom Heart Mother: ’71 Hakone Aphrodite 15.11
Open Air Festival, Hakone, Japan,
6-7 August 1971
(Total: 68 mins 3 secs approx.)
Audio-only material:
01. Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix 1971 23.35

CD:
Obscured By Clouds 2016 Remix
01. Obscured By Clouds† 3.03
02 When You’re In† 2.31
03 Burning Bridges† 3.30
04 The Gold It’s In The… † 3.07
05 Wot’s…Uh The Deal† 5.09
06 Mudmen† 4.18
07 Childhood’s End† 4.33
08 Free Four† 4.16
09 Stay† 4.06
10 Absolutely Curtains† 5.52
(Total 40 mins 25 secs approx.)

DVD/Blu-ray:
Recording Obscured by Clouds, Château d’Hérouville, France, 23-29 February 1972
01. Wot’s…Uh The Deal: with recording session photos 5.04
02. Pop Deux: Documentary recording Obscured By Clouds 7.14
+ David Gilmour and Roger Waters interview
Brighton Dome, UK, 29 June 1972 16.44
03. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
04. Careful With That Axe, Eugene Roland Petit Pink Floyd Ballet, France, news reports 1972-73
05. Actualités Méditerranée, Marseille, 22 November 1972 3.29
06. JT Nuit – Les Pink Floyd, Marseille, 26 November 1972 3.04
07. JT 20h – Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 3.01
08. Journal de Paris – Les Pink Floyd, Paris, 12 January 1973 5.03
09. Poitiers – Autour Du Passage Des Pink Floyd 4.27
Concert set up news report – France, 29 November 1972
Live At Pompeii (with 2016 5.1 Audio Remix)
10. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 6.40
11. A Saucerful Of Secrets 10.09
12. One Of These Days 5.58
13. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 10.24
14. Echoes 26.10
(Total: 107 mins 27 secs approx.)

BONUS CONTINU/ATION
CD:
BBC Radio Session, 25 September 1967:
01. Flaming† 2.42
02. The Scarecrow† 1.59
03. The Gnome† 2.08
04. Matilda Mother† 3.20
05. Reaction in G† 0.34
06. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun† 3.19
BBC Radio Session, 20 December 1967:
07. Scream Thy Last Scream† 3.35
08. Vegetable Man† 3.07
09. Pow R. Toc H.† 2.45
10. Jugband Blues† 3.50
BBC Radio Session, 2 December 1968:
11. Baby Blue Shuffle In D Major† 3.58
12. Blues† 4.59
13. US Radio ad 0.22
14. Music from The Committee No. 1 1.06
15. Music from The Committee No. 2 3.25
16. Moonhead† 7.16 (live on 1969 BBC TV moon landings broadcast)
17. Echoes† 24.10 (live at Wembley 1974)
(Total: 72 mins 35 secs approx.)

DVD/Blu-ray 1:
01. Arnold Layne (Alternative version) 2.56
Hampstead Heath and St. Michael’s Church,
Highgate, London, UK, March 1967
02. ‘P1 – P wie Petersilie’ 16.52
Stuggart, Germany, 22 July 1969
Corporal Clegg
Band interview
A Saucerful of Secrets
03. Atom Heart Mother 3.46
‘Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music’,
Shepton Mallet, UK, 27 June 1970
04. ‘Kralingen Music Festival’ 10.16
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 1970
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
A Saucerful Of Secrets
05. ‘The Amsterdam Rock Circus’ 35.41
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22 May 1972
Atom Heart Mother
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
A Saucerful Of Secrets
The Committee – (Feature Film) 55.18
Score by Pink Floyd
(Total: 124 mins 49 secs approx.)

DVD/Blu-ray 2:
‘More’ feature film 1.56.00
‘La Vallée’ (Obscured By Clouds) feature film 1.45.00
(Total: 3 hours 41 mins approx.)

7” VINYL SINGLES IN REPRODUCTION SLEEVES:
— Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun
— See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow
— Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox
— It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream
— Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene

2CD – The Early Years: Cre/ation 1967-1972 (Sold Separately)

CD 1:
01 Arnold Layne (Single) 2.56
02 See Emily Play (Single) 2.55
03 Matilda Mother (2010 remix) 3.58
04 Jugband Blues† (2010 remix) 3.01
05 Paintbox (Single B Side) 3.49
06 Flaming† (BBC Session, 25 Sept 1967) 2.36
07 In The Beechwoods† (2010 mix) 4.42
08 Point Me At The Sky (Single) 3.40
09 Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Single B Side version) 5.46
10 Embryo (Harvest Records sampler ‘Picnic’) 4.35
11 Ummagumma Radio Ad† (Capitol US) 0.22
12 Grantchester Meadows† (BBC Session, 12 May 1969) 3.55
13 Cymbaline† (BBC Session, 12 May 1969) 3.43
14 Interstellar Overdrive† (Live, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Aug 1969) 4.19
15 Green Is The Colour† (BBC Session, 12 May 1969) 3.21
16 Careful With That Axe, Eugene† (BBC Session, 12 May 1969) 3.26
(Total: 57 mins 27 secs approx.)

CD 2:
01 On The Highway† (Zabriskie Point remix) 1.17
02 Auto Scene Version 2† (Zabriskie Point remix) 1.13
03 The Riot Scene† (Zabriskie Point Remix, Us & Them – piano/bass only) 1.40
04 Looking At Map† (Zabriskie Point remix) 1.56
05 Take Off† (Zabriskie Point remix) 1.19
06 Embryo (alternative version)† (BBC Session, 16 July 1970) 10.45
07 Atom Heart Mother† (Live Montreux, 21 Nov 1970) (Band only) 18.33
08 Nothing Part 14† (Echoes work in progress) 7.06
09 Childhood’s End† (2016 remix) 4.33
10 Free Four† (2016 remix) 4.16
11 Stay† (2016 remix) 4.06
(Total: 58 mins 44 secs approx.)
† Unreleased track/version

Pink Floyd Creation

Four Pink Floyd Titles To Get Re-Released

Pink Floyd Delicate Sound Of ThunderWith all of the Pink Floyd attention that we’ve had over the last few years, it’s no surprise that other titles that flew under the radar would be released soon. Now that we’re getting quality reissues of new vinyl LPs, it’s time to turn to the other titles that have gotten little love or thought.

On June 17, Columbia Records, with the help of Legacy Recordings, will reissue four titles that include a live set (Delicate Sound Of Thunder, 1988), and three collections that include Relics (1971), A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd (2011), and Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd (2001).

There doesn’t appear to be anything special here other than their re-release to reintroduce the titles to the marketplace, possibly to take advantage of increased awareness. If you don’t have any of these, now would be the time to grab a copy of one or the other, or all of them.

Pink Floyd Relics   Pink Floyd Echoes   Pink Floyd A Foor In The Door

 

A Tsunami Of Vinyl (Pink Floyd, Prince, Madonna, John Denver, Radiohead, ELO, David Bowie, And More)

There’s a literal vinyl flood coming. Some titles are near essentials. Of the top arriving LPs on the calendar, my first choice are the staggered releases of the Pink Floyd catalog. For others, it might be the Prince titles (of which are also being visited by another old media friend, cassette). But tbose aren’t the only titles being re-manufactured for fans.

The Pink Floyd titles will be reissued in remastered state. They will be pressed upon 180g-weight vinyl. Otherwise, according to the band’s PR, they will appear exactly as they were originally issued. The first sets arrive on June 3, and will include Pink Floyd’s first four albums (The Piper At the Gates Of Dawn – 1967, A Saucerful Of Secrets – 1968, More – 1969, Ummagumma (2LP) – 1969).

Pink Floyd - Ummagumma

Throughout the year, the others will find release dates (that we’ll keep you up on). The remaining titles include Atom Heart Mother (1970), Meddle (1971), Obscured By Clouds (1972), The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979), The Final Cut (1983), A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987), and The Division Bell (1994).

All Pink Floyd albums will be released by Pink Floyd Records via the distribution of Sony in the US, and Warner Bros in the UK. Sony will handle the remaining markets.

The Prince sets will include many of his catalog titles. The first was For You (1978), which was released on April 26, and Prince (1979) released on May 3. Coming up will be Around the World In A Day (1985), planned for July 5, Parade (Under A Cherry Moon) (1986) on July 19, Sign ‘O The Times (1987) on August 23, The Black Album (1994) planned for September 20, Batman (1989), and Lovesexy (1988), are scheduled for October 18, Diamonds and Pearls (1991), and Music From Graffiti Bridge (1990) will street on November 22, with Come (1994), and Love Symbol (1992), both set for December 13.

Prince Sign O The Times   Prince Batman   Prince The Black Album

In addition, cassette versions of albums will be hitting the marketplace as well. Of those, you can plan on Controversy (1981), Dirty Mind (1980),  Prince (1979), and Purple Rain (1984), all on June 24.

Prince Controversy   Prince Dirty Mind

As if those weren’t enough vinyl LPs for you, there are more on the way of other artists. Those include two Madonna re-releases from Rhino Records of Madonna (1983), and Like A Virgin (1984). Both are pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. These are planned for June 21.

Madonna Madonna   Madonna Like A Virgin

Coming quickly are vinyl LP reissues of the Radiohead catalog in advance of the physical release of their latest album. On May 20, XL Recordings will release The Bends (1995), Pablo Honey (1993), Kid A (2000), In Rainbows (2007), Hail To The Thief (2003), OK Computer (1997), Amnesiac (2001), The King Of Limbs (2011), and I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings (2001). Kid A, and Amnesiac will be issued on 10″ vinyl to replicate their special edition releases. All titles will be pressed on 180g-weight vinyl.

Radiohead Kid A

On June 24, watch for three collectible 180g-weight color vinyl editions of John Denver titles, which will include Rocky Mountain High (1972) pressed on clear BLUE splatter vinyl, Poems, Prayers & Promises (1971) pressed on RCA ORANGE vinyl, and Back Home Again (1974) pressed on GOLD vinyl. All sets are limited edition releases. These editions are all remastered and will be delivered via Night Fever Music.

John Denver Rocky Mountain High   John Denver Poems Prayers and Promises   John Denver Back Home Again

On June 24, Rhino will reissue Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, the 1974 Little Feat classic, on 180g-weight black vinyl.

Little Feat Feats Don't Fail Me Now

Atlantic Records will reissue the classic 1971 final MC5 album, High Time, on 180g-weight vinyl LP with a scheduled date of July 11.

MC5 High Time

Interscope will now make the successful 1996 multi-platinum The Wallflowers set, Bringing Down The Horse, available for the first time on vinyl LP. This 2LP set enters the market on May 13.

The Wallflowers Bring Down The Horse

Parlophone and Rhino Records will reissue Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, the 2LP OMP Soundtrack, on 180g-weight black vinyl. It will be joined by Live Santa Monica ’72, a 2LP vinyl set. It is a break out reissue from the David Bowie Five Years (1969-1973) Box. It is scheduled for June 17.

David Bowie Live Santa Monica 72   Ziggy Stardust OMPS

And finally, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings will reissue a large slate of Electric Light Orchestra titles on vinyl over several dates. Those will include A New World Record (1976), Eldorado (1974), Out Of The Blue (1977), all scheduled for May 27. There are two more planned for June 24 that include Face The Music (1975), and Time (1981). All of these titles are pressed on 180g-weight vinyl. Time, and Face The Music will be pressed on clear vinyl. All titles are limited edition re-releases.

ELO Eldorado   ELO Face The Music   ELO Out Of The Blue

[Note: The Angelo Badalamenti-composed soundtrack to Twin Peaks is planned to finally get it’s rumored released on vinyl during August of 2016.]

 

Are The Rolling Stones The Greatest Rock and Roll Band Ever?

I haven’t swatted a hornet’s nest in quite a while. And wondering things in this narrow mind of mine, I thought I would throw out a debate. But before I do, I’ll give my opinions.

I’ve always looked upon The Rolling Stones as the definitive Rock and Roll band. Yes, even more so than The Beatles. Of course, I must say that ideally, The Beatles set the stage better than anyone when it came to evolution of music…even better than The Stones. But, when you get down to album for album, I have to say that The Stones come out on top in my book. Not for the number of albums produced, but for the quality of Rock and Roll with a brilliant mix of blues, R&B, Soul, etc found throughout.

Beatles

Of course, there’s the whole longevity argument. The Stones has survived decades when the Beatles gave up the ghost before the advent of the ’70s. To e fair, if you factor in very successful and diverse solo careers, the members of the Beatles trump The Stones. The only Stones with a halfway decent Solo career is Ron Wood, while members of The Beatles sold incredible numbers with their albums.

Rolling Stones

Now, some of you may choose to go with The Who, or The Kinks, or even another band of incredible worth.

Still (and here comes the fiery dart for you to swat away and return), I say The Stones are historically the greatest Rock and Roll band on the planet!

And you say…