DSOTM Redux on Record Store Day 2024

Posted by madhack on Mar 22, 2024

Record Store Day is coming up again on April 20, and this year brings a special UK release of The Dark Side of the Moon Redux from Roger Waters. This special picture disc edition is limited to 3000 pressings worldwide.

It's a great excuse for UK fans to get out and supports their local record stores, so if you can make it to a participating store, you can potentially snag this or something else fantastic to listen to.

Bid for a chance to meet Nick Mason for charity

Posted by madhack on Mar 16, 2024

Nick Mason and his Saucerful of Secrets band have two items available to bid on, with proceeds benefiting the the Roundhouse Gala. The funds go towards the Roundhouse's work providing young people aged 11-30 with opportunities to develop creative skills.

The items available are a pair of limited edition Pharaoh drum heads donated by Nick Mason and a pair of VIP tickets to the June 29 performance by Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets at Royal Albert Hall, including a meet and greet with Nick and the band. Take a look at the Roundhouse Gala's site and support youth arts programs!

Atom Heart Mother special edition arriving in December

Posted by madhack on Oct 28, 2023

The Floyd have announced an upcoming special edition release of Atom Heart Mother featuring recently-found footage of their first performance in Japan at Hakone Aphrodite in 1971. The concert footage was made available in Japan in 2021 but is seeing wide release now. As usual for releases like this, the CD/Blu-ray package includes additional items—a photo book and replica concert memorabilia. Pre-order now or look for it on December 8!

DSOTM Redux gets release date and single release

Posted by madhack on Jul 21, 2023

Roger Waters's official site has announced that his reimagining of the Floyd's seminal album, The Dark Side of the Moon Redux, is available for preorder. Aside from the usual places where you might buy music, his official store lists tshirts and exclusive formats, including orange vinyl and a gold cassette.

Meanwhile, the reworked version of Money from this album has been released and is available on your preferred streaming service. This version, inspired by Roger's Lockdown Sessions (and evoking Comfortably Numb 2022), retains the bluesy feel of the original but features a slower, Leonard Cohen vibe, and replaces the original's raucous guitar solos with an acerbic spoken word piece.

This is Not a Drill in theaters from Prague May 25

Posted by madhack on May 24, 2023

Roger Waters will be broadcasting his This is Not a Drill show to movie theaters from Prague on May 25 (tomorrow, as I type this!). The show, which is at 8pm in Prague, will be live in many places, and delayed in others—for example, the US showings appear to be at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

Tickets are still available for many viewings at the official site.


Posted by madhack on Jan 25, 2023

The Floyd has announced another special edition release, a 50th anniversary box set of The Dark Side of the Moon, releasing March 24.

This looks to be one for the completionists, with another remaster of the greatest rock album of all time on CD and LP, a Blu-Ray and DVD-Audio of that mix in stereo and 5.1, a Dolby Atmos mix on Blu-Ray, a CD and LP of a 1974 concert at the now-Wembley Arena, and assorted memorabilia.

For anyone who can't (or won't) swing the $300 for the new box set, there's also a separate release of the Live at Wembley show on CD and LP (with streaming/digital download releases presumably to come).

Comfortably Numb 2022

Posted by madhack on Nov 23, 2022

Roger Waters recently announced a new take on one of Pink Floyd's best-known songs, titled Comfortably Numb 2022. The new interpretation, pitched down to the key of A minor, replaces the outro guitar solo with a vocal one by Shanay Johnson and does away with the middle solo entirely (obviously a bold choice considering where that one ranks among the all-time great solos).

Per Roger: "ItÂ’s intended as a wakeup call, and a bridge towards a kinder future with more talking to strangers, either in 'The Bar' or just 'Passing in the Street' and less slaughter 'In Some Foreign Field.'

A video directed by Sean Evans (who's directed Roger's recent other recent films) is available on YouTube, and the track is also available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify,

Syd Barrett documentary "Have You Got It Yet?" announced

Posted by madhack on Nov 23, 2022

Mercury Studios announced last month that they had completed work on a new Syd Barrett documentary, "Have You Got It Yet?"

The project was originally directed by Storm Thorgerson and Roddy Bogawa, who also directed the Thorgerson documentary Taken by Storm; Bogawa finished the documentary after Storm's death with assistance from StormStudios. It features interviews with the remaining members of the Floyd and their management teams, as well as other musicians like Pete Townshend.

The title, of course, is a reference to a story Roger told of the last track, of the same name, that Syd brought to the band's rehearsals, which Syd kept changing after every play-through, each time asking the others: "Have you got it yet?"

More information is available from Deadline, Rolling Stone, and other outlets, although no release date is evident yet.

Animals remaster arrives in September

Posted by madhack on Jul 1, 2022

Pink Floyd have finally announced September and October release dates for the 2018 remix/remaster of Animals. The releases begin with CD, vinyl, Blu-ray, and SACD formats and culminate in a Deluxe box set containing vinyl, CD, DVD-Audio, and Blu-Ray versions; all versions are now available for preorder here and on the band's site.

The album has been remixed/remastered by original engineer James Guthrie and the DVD and Blu-Ray releases will include a 5.1 mix alongside the stereo version. No mention is currently made of a 5.1 mix on the SACD; this may be an oversight, as it seems a strange choice to release on that format in 2022 to begin with (although we'd venture to guess that SACD players are slightly more popular with Floyd fans than they are with the larger population), and 5.1 support is one of its advantages.

It's not quite the full Immersion Edition that some of us had hoped for, but it's still great to see this classic album get some love of its own.

Hey Hey Rise Up

Posted by madhack on Apr 9, 2022

David Gilmour and Nick Mason have released a new single, Hey Hey Rise Up, under the Pink Floyd name in support of the people of Ukraine.

The track features longtime live bassist Guy Pratt, multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney on keyboards, and vocals from BoomBox vocalist Andriy Khlyvnyuk. Khlyvnyuk originally recorded the vocals, from the Ukrainian WWI protest song The Red Viburnum In The Meadow, after leaving his band's US tour to join Ukrainian defense forces.

This certainly sounds like a one-off, but as the Floyd's official site notes, David's personal ties to Ukraine give it special importance to him, and it's always good to hear new music from the guys in any lineup.

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