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Echoes release coming up
Posted by madhack on Oct 18, 2001
The new Floyd "best-of" album, "Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd", will hit stores November 6 (in the US at least). CDNow is already taking preorders, so you've got no excuse not to get yours!
New ownership for pinkfloyd.com
Posted by madhack on Oct 14, 2001
It appears that the pinkfloyd.com domain is now under new ownership - specifically, Pink Floyd (1987) Limited. In other words, it's a new and active official site! Currently showing is a "poster" for the previously mentioned Gilmour shows...
David in concert again!
Posted by pulse on Oct 10, 2001
Following critical acclaim for his sold out performace in June as part of Robert Wyatt's Meltdown Festival, David Gilmour has decided to dust off the Royal Hall once again for two dates scheduled in January of 2002. The shows will be held back to back, Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th. Quite a treat they should be indeed if they are anything relatively close to the Meltdown Festival performance. Seats will likely sell out quick! Tickets may be ordered for either show here while still available!
Tentative dates for In the Flesh 2002
Posted by madhack on Sep 7, 2001
The Roger Waters International Fan Club (REG) site put up some tentative tour dates for the 2002 leg of Roger Waters' In the Flesh 2002 tour. Sort of old news, but I guess I'd thought someone else had posted it here already... :). Anyway, as the site says, these dates are unconfirmed, but REG is a reliable source for information - very promising for Roger's fans abroad...
Classic rock station online
Posted by madhack on Jul 31, 2001
There's a new classic rock station, Vinyl FM online, playing stuff from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, including tons of floyd. You can check them out at http://www.vinylfm.com. Should be great for those of you who've been jonesin' since FloydRadio's demise...
Setlist for Gilmour solo gig
Posted by madhack on Jun 23, 2001
Setlists for Dave Gilmour's solo gig at the Meltdown Festival in London appeared shortly after the show, and for interested parties it's now available in the Tour section.
David Gilmour live
Posted by pulse on May 9, 2001
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is performing live at the Royal Festival Hall (London) on Friday, June 22nd at 8:00pm. The concert event being held for charity is part of the annual "Meltdown Festival." This marks David's first live solo gig since his contribution to Paul McCartney's "Live at the Cavern" back in 1999. Anyone interested can purchase tickets for the event online here. (Update: The show is now sold out!)
Speaking of "Live at the Cavern," it is being released June 19th on DVD. You can pre-order a copy here at CDNOW.
EMI to release new Pink Floyd compilation album
Posted by pulse on Apr 12, 2001
EMI has announced plans to release a new compilation album from Pink Floyd. The album will include "a selection of hits, not B-sides" that have yet to be finalized. This marks the first best-of set since "A Collection Of Great Dance Songs," released in 1981, and compilation album since "Works," released in 1983. It will be assembled with input by the band, and should be out the first week of November. Here is the official press release at Billboard music. (Link no longer valid - madhack)
Gilmour takes up a new instrument
Posted by pulse on Mar 20, 2001
David has found a new hobby to accompany his incredible guitar playing. His wife bought him a shiney new tenor saxophone for his recent 55th birthday. He has already passed his grade one exam. Does this mean we'll be hearing Dave play sax instead of Dick Parry on any future Pink Floyd album? Ha Ha... I don't know about that! But here is the article at Q4Music.
Unearthed Syd Barrett Song
Posted by pulse on Feb 26, 2001
A new compilation album for co-founder and former member, Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd is due out on May 29th entitled "Wouldn't You Miss Me" by EMI Records. A newly unearthed track is on this album called "Bob Dylan's Blues." Rolling Stone recently reported that Barrett likely was inspired to write the song after he and Floyd bandmate David Gilmour watched Dylan perform in London circa 1963, and the song was written some time shortly thereafter. Gilmour later recorded Barrett performing the song in 1969 during his brief solo career. Gilmour has generously provided the rare piece from his private collection to project co-ordinator, Tim Chacksfield for this album. It appears that Gilmour has always rated the song highly, so Barrett enthusiasts might want to check it out. For more information, read further on RollingStone.com. Enjoy!
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