Hot off the shelves todays is this months new issue of the UK’s Prog Magazine – Issue Number 88 this months issue has a strong focus around Pink Floyd’s 1983 album The Final Cut which was the last Pink Floyd record to feature Roger Waters.
The Cover piece advertises the main article which is about the making of The Final Cut and how the album shaped the future for both Floyd and Roger Waters ever since. The feature is very detailed and gives a brand new fresh look at the project, and also includes archive interview material with Roger, David Gilmour, keyboard player Andy Bown, engineer Andy Jackson, and photographer Willie Christie, in which hes discusses developing the idea for the very short The Final Cut Film .
Futher on from the main article there is also an exclusive feature with Roger in which he discusses his current Us & Them Tour, Plans for filming the shows, and other things he is working on.
Further in the magazine is a page and a half looking at Nick Mason’s new Saucerful Of Secrets project, including an in depth full page review of the recent Dingwalls concert, which marked the band’s first ever live performance.
According to former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters when asked if he was working on anything Pink Floyd related, Water’s replied: “Yeah. I’ve just been working with Po. There’s a re-issue of Animals. A 5.1 mix of Animals so I’ve been working… Well I haven’t been working, he’s been working. He came up with some new photographs of Battersea Power Station as it is now to use as a CD cover for the new 5.1 mix. It’s beautiful.”
Pink Floyd released Immersion box sets of two of their biggest albums in 2011- Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here and The Wall, which followed in 2012. And a 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set of The Division Bell was released in 2014. But Animals has never been accorded such an honour.
As yet, there is no official word from the band’s record label, who have recently been reissuing the band’s catalogue on new 180g vinyl – most recently Relics and Pulse. And it is not known if the proposed release would form part of a bigger set – CD does not support 5.1 so it would have to be released on Blu-ray. However judging by Waters’ comments, watch this space…