Roger Waters - This Is Not A Drill Tour (Behind Scenes).
Just posted online is a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Roger Waters current This Is Not A Drill Tour. The video is narrated by production manager Chris Kansy, who gives a detailed breakdown of the equipment and logistics used on Rogers current run of shows.
As cliché as it is, you can’t have a Pink Floyd podcast without celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest rock albums of all time, The Dark Side of the Moon! In this month’s episode, the doctor examines the development of the album from its original concepts to the finished article. It’s well presented, interesting, and very enjoyable.
In a complete surprise, our friends over at the Pink Floyd research hub have been working tirelessly to bring for the first time ever a restored Pink Floyd 8mm 2K scan and 4K video of June 28, 1975 at the Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Filmed by Jim Kelly, ‘Speedy, in super-8 reels for his personal collection
This is something fans have been crying out for for many years online, and we are very excited that so much effort has been put into showcasing this footage online for the very first time.
The video is set to premiere April 2 at 5:30 PMGMT on YouTube. By Clicking This Link, spanning a very large 28 minutes, this is a must watch for all fans.
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon 50° Anniversary Celebration
With worldwide celebrations taking place across the globe this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Warner Music Italy arranged a unique light show at Milan’s Duomo square on the evening of March 23rd.
The concept and realisation were put together by the Italian company Space Canon, which provided the unique lighting that was synced directly with the album and lit up the square with a very dramatic effect.
On the 22nd of March, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the critically acclaimed 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon, collaborators of the Pink Floyd creative side gathered at the Odeon Luxe in London for an exclusive playback of the 2023 Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio mix of The Dark Side of the Moon as part of the recently released box set celebrating 50 years of the classic album.
In attendance was Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who talked about the cultural impact of the album and addressed his feelings on Roger Waters re-recording a new version of the album with a release planned for the not-so-distant future.
Speaking at a playback of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon‘ in Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio at the Odeon Luxe in London, Nick said: “I heard the rumour that Roger was working on his own version of it. There was this suggestion that this was going to be a spoiler, and Roger was going to go head-to-head with the original version, and so on.
“He actually sent me a copy of what he was working on, and I wrote to him and said, ‘Annoyingly, it’s absolutely brilliant!’ It was and is It’s not anything that would be a spoiler for the original at all; it’s an interesting add-on to the thing.”
Nick doesn’t think music should be untouchable and thinks it is great when songs are reinterpreted or changed because it means they are still evolving and new things are being found in them.
The 79-year-old musician, who performs early Pink Floyd tracks with his band Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, which features Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, said: “One of the things I like about any sort of existing piece of music is to develop it or find some extra quality in it.
“I just like this idea of developing music rather than trying to retain it exactly as it was.“
Pink Floyd are on course to land two Top 10 album chart entries this week as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of their musical opus ‘The Dark Side of the Moon.’
The remastered version of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ is currently at Number 9 at the midpoint stage. To date, Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album has spent 546 weeks (almost 10 years) on the UK’s Official Album Chart.
The seminal 1973 album has also been released as an expansive deluxe box set, however it’s the vinyl pressing of ‘Dark Side of the Moon – Live at Wembley 1974’ that leads the charge this week at Number 4.
Since its release half a century ago, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ has sold more than 45 million copies globally, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.
As part of the worldwide celebrations for the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon, the official Pink Floyd YouTube channel has put together a mini-documentary to coincide with the release.
The mini-documentary features new footage of David Gilmour filmed at Abbey Road Studios in 2016, which was actually filmed as part of the Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains touring exhibition; elsewhere are new additions from Roger Waters; and there is carefully constructed continuity by using archive footage of Richard Wright, which was taken from the 2003 classic albums Making of Darkside of the Moon DVD, which was released to celebrate the 30th anniversary.