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The Wall On Broadway It's been some time since we heard anything about Roger's plans for The Wall on Broadway but now an Associated Press article is stating that 'Waters next stop is the Broadway musical version, which begins workshops in January.' Now we haven't been able to verify this but you can be sure we will keep our ear to the ground and see what we can uncover.
Venice - 1989 Can You Help? After the huge success last July of the "Outside the wall" exhibition, the Cultural Association Floydseum (www.floydseum.org) is now working on another exhibition to be held in 2014 in Venice Italy. On July 15 1989 Pink Floyd played on a floating stage in Venice in front of St. Mark`s Square (a controversial gig, its legacy - mountains of trash, at least one damaged historic monument and dozens of others used as toilets by about 200,000 spectators!) To celebrate the 25 anniversary of this famous gig, the Association is now looking for photos taken at this show. If you have any pictures taken at that concert (or know somebody that does) please contact email@example.com Your photos could become part of the exhibition and/or part of a possible new book.
Roy Harper Charged With Sex Offences Roy Harper who sang lead vocals on Pink Floyd's Have a Cigar on their 1975 classic album Wish You Were Here has been charged with sex offences. Harper has been charged with sexually abusing a girl from the age of 12. Police said the offences are alleged to have been committed in Herefordshire between 1975 and 1977 and relate to one victim.
The Flaming Cow - The Making Of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother Ron Geesin is probably best known as the orchestrator and organizer of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" (1970). 'The Flaming Cow', a new book by Ron, offers a rare insight into the brilliant but often fraught collaboration between Pink Floyd and composer Geesin, the result of which became known as Atom Heart Mother - the Floyd's first UK number one album. From the time drummer Nick Mason visited Geesin's damp basement flat in Notting Hill, to the most recent performances of the piece in France, this book is an unflinching account about how one of Pink Floyd's most celebrated compositions came to life. Alongside unpublished photographs from the Abbey Road recording sessions (the only ones taken) and the subsequent performances in London and Paris, Geesin goes on to describe how the title was chosen, why he was not credited on the record, how he left Hyde Park in tears, and why the group did not much like the work. The Flaming Cow also explores its recent performances, and its new-found cult status that has led to it being studied for the French Baccalaureat. With a foreword by Nick Mason, this book is a real joy to read. Full of amusing anecdotes, it will have you smiling as you enjoy each and every page. Add this one to your collection! Buy now from Amazon UK | USA (ship worldwide) or you can order a Signed Copy or purchase through iTunes
Roger Bangs His Gong! There's no keeping a good man down. Lots of Roger Waters stories around at the moment, with the biggest news being that Roger has revealed to Rolling Stone (amongst others) that a demo of his new album is finished. He said "It's 55 minutes long. It's songs and theater as well. I don't want to give too much away, but it's couched as a radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it's a quest. It's about an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they are killing the children." In addition, Roger also confirmed details about the new album (and a lot more) in an extended discussion at the Billboard Touring Conference.(The FULL interview (sound only) can be found at the foot of the preceding link). As if that wasn't enough, Roger also participated in a 2 hour interview with Bill Weir at the McKittrick Hotel New York on 12 November. The interview was filmed in front of an audience of only 100 people and Roger spoke about Syd Barrett, Roger's father, his new album, his wife leaving him after Dark Side Of The Moon, the upcoming Amused To Death release in SACD 5.1, The Wall tour and The Wall DVD. The interview will go to air on PBS in April 2014.
New David Gilmour Album 'Confirmed'! Well the hints have been around for months and finally there is firm confirmation that David Gilmour is working on a new album. You will recall a couple of weeks ago we reported that David's wife Polly tweeted about "Crosby and Nash in the studio singing like birds tonight", well now out of the mouth of Graham Nash comes confirmation that he and David Crosby are 'singing with David Gilmour on HIS NEW RECORD'. This remark was made during an interview (12m 50s mark). Graham also confirmed that the album is being recorded at Brighton (David's house at Hove). Also, a couple of months ago, Phil Taylor (David's guitar tech) confirmed to Effectrode that David was pleased with the Helios Fuzz pedal he bought from them and will be purchasing another one "BEFORE HE STARTS RECORDING". AFG First with the news again.
Amused To Death - LP & SACD Roger Waters fans will be delighted to hear that a Hybrid Stereo SACD and a 200-gram double LP version of his 1992 concept album Amused To Death will be released later this year. Amused to Death was mixed by Pink Floyd's producer/engineer James Guthrie, and now, using those same analog tapes, he's mastering the album for SACD. Doug Sax and James Guthrie are working together to master the vinyl, to be pressed to perfection by Quality Record Pressings. More InfoUPDATE Amazon US are taking pre-orders of the SACD ORDER NOW
It's That Time Of Year! As we march ever closer to 2014 it's time to get your pre-orders rolling in for Pink Floyd's official 2014 calendar. Designed by our good friends at StormStudios the 2014 calendar features a look at Pink Floyd's entire catalogue with the cover being a collage of different cover images. We might add that sales of these calendars are one of our major source of funds that keep this site afloat, so please pre-order as many as you can because they also make great gifts! Amazon UK | USA
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