An Amazon listing for “Pink Floyd: The Later Years 1987-2019” has appeared on Amazon UK.
There aren’t many details yet, but it looks to include the oft mentioned A Momentary Lapse of Reason remix (removing some of the 80s), along with remasters of the various live albums and live videos from the era.
There will no doubt be studio out-takes, concert screen films and other live cuts from the 1987-1989 and 1994 tours.
On November 29, 2019, Pink Floyd Records will release ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’, an 18-disc set (5 x CDs, 6 x Blu-Rays, 5 x DVDs, 2 x 7″ plus exclusive photo book and memorabilia) covering the material created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards. The period generated record sales of over 40 million worldwide and included three studio albums: ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, ‘The Division Bell’ and ‘The Endless River’ as well as two live albums: ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’ and ‘Pulse’. With additional production from David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material, including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts, ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ is a must for all fans.
Roger Waters has released a short clip of ‘Pigs (Three Different Ones)’ from his upcoming Us + Them concert film.
The teaser is taken from a run of shows that took place at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, in June 2018.
Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event.
Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want?
Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall, to deliver this creatively pioneering film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love.
The full concert film will be hitting theatres worldwide on the 2nd and 6th of October 2019. You can find details on where to see it at the official website.
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Phil Taylor, guitar technician to David Gilmour for some 45 years, has released an updated Fourth Edition of his book ‘The Black Strat: A History Of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster’
“After 49 years of ownership, The Black Strat, David Gilmour’s iconic black Fender Stratocaster, was auctioned for charity at Christie’s New York in June 2019, along with 124 more of his instruments. The auction raised an incredible sum for David’s chosen charity, ClientEarth, an environmental law charity, with The Black Strat guitar itself becoming the world’s most expensive guitar. The fourth edition of Phil Taylor’s heavily illustrated book encapsulates the entire history of the instrument, from it’s origins through to just before the recent auction and is available now, exclusively from Amazon.”
The book is a fantastic deep dive in to the history of the famous instrument. It’s full to the brim with technical details, stories from the studio and on the road, as well as plenty of photographs.
Having been out of print for some time now, it’s great to see the updated book available once again.
Prog Magazine have announced that Nick Mason is to be honoured with the coveted Prog God award at this year’s ceremony.
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He will join such luminaries as Tony Banks, Jon Anderson, Carl Palmer and Peter Gabriel.
In an interview with Prog Magazine, Mason said “I’m all in favour of recognition for drummers, particularly when it’s me, so I’m really delighted to be recognised as Prog God. It’s hard to believe that it was over 50 years ago that the music we know as prog rock was born, and it’s still being celebrated, played and developed in the 21st century. Long may it continue!”
The 2019 Progressive Music Awards will take place on the 12th of September at the Underglobe Theatre in London.