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Product Updates: PULSE DVD & WYWH SACD
Posted by pulse on Jul 20, 2005
Brain Damage is relaying information from Pink Floyd's management that the long-awaited PULSE DVD is nearly finished. The final touches are being made to extras and the documentary that will be included. No release date has been finalized for the dual-disc dvd, but it is hoped to be released by the end of 2005.
Also, long-time Pink Floyd producer James Guthrie is nearly finished with a full surround mixing of Pink Floyd's classic album, "Wish You Were Here." The version will be released in hybrid CD/SACD (Super Audio CD) format near the end of 2005. This will be the second surround mixing from the Pink Floyd catalog to be released in SACD format--the first being the critically acclaimed "Dark Side of the Moon" in 2003.
AOL on-demand video of Live 8
Posted by madhack on Jul 9, 2005
Vote for the best Live 8 act
Posted by madhack on Jul 5, 2005
The BBC is running a poll for the best act at Live 8. If you're reading this, I'm sure you have an opinion!
Syd Barrett Movie?
Posted by pulse on Jul 3, 2005
The film news and preview site Coming Soon recently interviewed Johnny Depp about his current projects. Johnny mentioned he wants a film about Roger "Syd" Barrett, the original frontman of Pink Floyd. You can read the short snippet in this article.
Live 8 setlist contest
Posted by madhack on Jun 22, 2005
We're running a contest over on the forums to pick Floyd's setlist at Live 8. Full rules and details are available in the post. The winner will receive a Pulse DVD, so click here to enter!
Update: The contest has ended.
Pink Floyd to reunite for Live 8
Posted by madhack on Jun 12, 2005
After many denials from the band's management, David Gilmour apparently decided Friday that he would like to get the band together for Live 8, according to Brain Damage, one of the most reliable sources out there. Adding credence to this story is a quote from Gilmour himself describing his reasons for wanting to participate and a report that Bob Geldof was the one who convinced Roger to talk to Dave.
The performance has also been confirmed by the official sites pinkfloyd.com (now owned by the band's management) and pinkfloyd.co.uk (owned by EMI Records).
You can join the discussion on our new forums.
"Ça Ira" Press Release
Posted by pulse on May 30, 2005
Roger Waters's long-awaited classical opera "Ça Ira" now has an official release date per Sony/Columbia Records. The "operatic history of the French Revolution" will hit store shelves September 27th, 2005. The first edition digipack sounds mouthwatering:
Full Opera On Two Hybrid SACDs, Bonus "Making Of 'Ça Ira'" DVD, & 60-Page Four-Color Booklet Containing Libretto, Cast Credits, & Original Illustrations.
Roger has been working on this musical opus since 1989. The original score was set to French text, but Roger states the English version has been in the works since 1997 and is more than a mere translation. He claims the spirit of the work is maintained and emphasizes "the human potential for change." You can read the official press release here.
New design, new forums
Posted by madhack on May 21, 2005
As you can clearly see, The Pink Floyd Fandom has a new design. Many thanks to Christian Williams for his hard work on it.
There's also a new forums system. Unfortunately, it would have proven too difficult to copy over the old board's contents, so we'll have to start from scratch. It should be much easier to use and more flexible, though.
Also available is an RSS feed of the Fandom's news page.
As always, you can report any problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"More" on DVD
Posted by madhack on Mar 10, 2005
The '60s cult classic film More, with a well-known soundtrack by Pink Floyd, is slated for a Region 1 (USA/Canada) DVD release on April 5. It is unknown if/when releases for other regions may be planned.
Roger Waters in March edition of Mojo Magazine
Posted by pulse on Feb 10, 2005
In short, Roger says work on his opera "Ca Ira" is finished and submitted to Sony for distribution. He also discusses the theme will be "about revolution in general and the potential for human beings to evolve." He claims the production is not for his own live performance, but suggests an opera company may eventually feature it. The opera is 100 minutes in length, features three acts, and will be available in French and English. Additionally, Roger gives an update on his new rock album in the works. He states it is halfway complete and will be "very political in nature." We are to look for its release in 2006. Refreshing news, it has been too long since "Amused to Death." Mojo Magazine is available at news stands or you can order online.
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