Pink Floyd
Home ] Musical Artist Profiles ] Computer Software ] Personal Finance ]

SEARCH
Home
Up
Music Categories
Artist Index
MP3 etc.
Allman Brothers Band
The Band
Eric Clapton
Jerry Garcia
Grateful Dead
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Led Zeppelin
Music Resources
Pink Floyd
Django Reinhardt
Steely Dan
Yes

Pink Floyd album reviews
Pink Floyd album reviews

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd - Animals

 
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd Discography ] Meddle ] Live at Pompeii ] Echoes ] Dark Side of the Moon ] Wish You Were Here ] Animals ] The_Wall ] Pulse ] Us and Them - Symphonic ]
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd   
Web-sites | Books | Tab | Posters 


Pink Floyd Press Release: 
May 10, 2011

Pink Floyd and EMI Music, whose association dates from 1967, announce a comprehensive release schedule, to be launched on September 26, 2011, encompassing CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, SACD, an array of digital formats, viral marketing, iPhone Apps and a brand-new single-album ‘Best Of’ collection.

The legendary band, who are still one of the most successful and iconic artists of all time, recently signed an agreement with EMI which has allowed the development of a multi-format programme of packages, many containing archive material that has been collated during an extensive process between EMI and Pink Floyd for a range of media formats.

The releases, under the banner Why Pink Floyd…?, are designed to appeal to a wide cross section of their fans, with music to excite first time listeners, while super-deluxe box sets will cater to dedicated fans, allowing them to immerse themselves in multi-disc sets, containing alternate takes, unreleased tracks, restored live concert screen films and a live recording of the legendary The Dark Side Of The Moon performance at Wembley in 1974.

A series of different listening experiences have been specially created for this release: in addition to remastered CDs called ‘Discovery’ and the ‘Immersion’ CD / DVD / Blu-ray / memorabilia box sets will be a series of ‘Experience’ Editions – coupling one classic album with a further disc of related content from that album to offer a deeper listening experience.

Roger Faxon, CEO of EMI Group, said: ”This is a unique collaboration between EMI and one of the most creative and influential bands in history. We have worked together for more than a year on this programme which incorporates all the elements that have made Pink Floyd one of the most inspiring forces in modern music. Why Pink Floyd? Because their music is without equal and these exciting new releases will allow music fans to rediscover their incredible legacy and demonstrate that an appreciation for artistic quality never goes out of fashion.”

Storm Thorgerson, the band's longtime Art Director, has overseen the visual design, including new booklets for all the CDs, new artwork for the box sets and menus for the DVD content. Respected photographer Jill Furmanovsky, has edited books of original unseen photographs. Pink Floyd collaborators James Guthrie (in the US) and Andy Jackson (in the UK) have been in charge of digital remastering to the highest audio and audiovisual standards.

Pink Floyd film archivist Lana Topham has supervised the painstaking restoration of many historic films from Pink Floyd’s classic era, included in the ‘Immersion’ box sets for ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ and ‘Wish You Were Here’.

First to be available on 26 September 2011 will be:

Expanded deluxe and special edition versions of Pink Floyd masterwork The Dark Side Of The Moon, in a 6-disc ‘Immersion’ box set and ‘Experience’ 2-disc versions, as well as a collectors’ vinyl LP and various digital formats. Plus 14 studio albums, digitally remastered will be available separately or as a box set.

Other initiatives will include a digital marketing plan utilising user-generated content to allow fans to make their own creative contributions to the band’s music, plus iPhone Apps which will give a unique insight into Pink Floyd’s recorded legacy.

On 7 November 2011, Phase 2 of the releases will include:

Wish You Were Here 'Immersion' 5-disc and 'Experience' 2-disc editions, both of which will include bonus material from the band’s 1974 Wembley dates, including a 20-minute tour de force live rendition of ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, as well as a unique recording of ‘Wish You Were Here’ featuring the legendary jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli. A collectors’ vinyl LP will also be available, as will various digital formats.

Released simultaneously will be A Foot In The Door - The Best Of Pink Floyd, a collection of their most well known songs, contained on one album for the first time.

The long-awaited 5.1 version of ‘Wish You Were Here’, mixed by James Guthrie, will also be released in parallel via independent label Acoustic Sounds.

The Wall, which has sold 25-million double sets and has become a cultural and political touchstone over the last three decades, will be afforded the same exhaustive treatment on February 27, 2012, with deluxe packages including a 7-disc ‘Immersion’ set and a 3-disc ‘Experience’ edition. A collectors’ vinyl LP will also be available, as will various digital formats.

Pink Floyd’s official website, www.pinkfloyd.com, will be given a substantial relaunch from today. Pink Floyd’s FaceBook page now has over 11 million followers.

September 26 2011:
All 14 remastered studio albums ‘Discovery’ editions
Box-set of all 14 albums with photo book
Audio downloads of ‘Discovery’ albums and box-set
The Dark Side of The Moon – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

November 7 2011:
A Foot In The Door -The Best of Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

February 27 2012:
The Wall – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

In 1967 the band comprised Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. Barrett left in 1968, to be replaced by David Gilmour. Syd Barrett died in 2006; Richard Wright died in 2008. Pink Floyd have sold over 200 million records worldwide to date.

Pink Floyd

Roger Waters 2010 and 2011 tour - The Wall

Pulse - An awesome DVD

David Gilmour's 2006 solo album, On An Island

Released April 1, 2005 -
by Nick Mason
Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd

Roger Waters'  Ca Ira - An Opera

Pink Floyd album reviews 

I'd have to agree that Pink Floyd's music is quite good, but which one is Pink?  Just kidding. Their career has spanned more years than we plan to cover. We are reviewing what we consider their best. Because Pink Floyd has so many more average albums than great ones that we consider them to be overrated. However, their best work is unparalleled and extraordinary. As a result, it has earned its own section in this website. 

Beside the albums that we are reviewing, we have listened to several other early Pink Floyd and Syd Barret albums; several of the post The Wall albums, as well as solo works from David Gilmour and Roger Waters. Additionally, we have seen some of the later day rehash bands. While the new lineups are better than nothing, they are nowhere near the plateau they reached in the 1970's.

There have been several tours with Pink Floyd, less Roger Waters, and to go along with the tour there have been two live albums Delicate Sound of Thunder and Pulse. Additionally, Roger Waters has released two live albums with his band, The Wall Live in Berlin, and In the Flesh. Rather than, or in addition to these live albums why don't they release some live material from their tours in the 1970's? Musically, this would be far superior to any the live albums mentioned above, by far.

I have heard tape of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Here, and other performances from different tours during 70's and the songs sound different enough from the albums to warrant their immediate release. I would buy vault releases of live concerts from tours of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Animals, etc. Pink Floyd should open up their vault and follow in the path that Led Zeppelin recently took with their How the West Was Won Cd or the Led Zeppelin DVD. In time we may cover some additional albums, but we begin with what we consider their best.

A brief bio of Pink Floyd is provided by DjangoMusic

Pink Floyd album reviews 

 

Pink Floyd web sites

 

Pink Floyd Web-sites

Top of Page

 
Pink Floyd discography Pink Floyd discography at Amazon.
The Pink Floyd Archives The Pink Floyd archives is an ongoing project that includes historical items such as records, singles, CDs, tapes, videos, posters, tour programs, back stage passes, promotional materials, books, magazines, photos, autographs, etc.

Pink Floyd Hyperbase

A  good fan website that has news, history, album reviews, and more. 
Pink Floyd lyrics Rare lyrics to Pink Floyd and many other bands. 
Pink Floyd lyrics A site with lyrics to Pink Floyd and numerous other bands. 
The Pink Floyd Fandom This website includes news, pictures, lyrics, tour info, including links to reviews from previous tours.
Pink Floyd Books

Pink Floyd Books

The list below is a compilation of some of the better Pink Floyd books.  They range from biographies, encyclopedias, tablature, and more.

Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd
by Nick Mason

Book Description - Amazon
Here, for the first time, is the story of Pink Floyd—from the inside out. With 116 million albums sold worldwide and 25 years on the pop charts to their credit, Pink Floyd is one of the most successful rock groups in history, yet their story—until now—is one of the least known. The only continuous member of the band through its entire 40-year history, Nick Mason has witnessed every twist, turn, and sommersault from behind his drum kit. The journey begins with the band's origins as the darlings of London's late 1960s underground and the creation of the classic Pink Floyd sound, all the way through to The Wall and those legendary stadium shows. Here are the players who shaped the band's history and the story behind the story—the inside perspective on, for example, the deterioration and departure of Syd Barrett; the overwhelming success of The Dark Side of the Moon and the resulting pressures and conflicts within the band, including the rift with Roger Waters; and Nick and David Gilmour's decision to put their reputations on the line and continue as Pink Floyd. Packed with rare photographs and vintage Floyd graphics from Nick Mason's extensive private archive, Inside Out is an eye-opener for both veteran fans and those just discovering the group. And, in keeping with the classic Floyd style, the book's cover was designed by Storm Thorgerson, creator of such iconic images as the Dark Side pyramid. Always candid, by turns poignant and funny, Nick's own memories are augmented with extensive research and interviews, making Inside Out a comprehensive history of one of the most brilliant and imaginative bands the world has known—and a masterly memoir of rock and roll.

About the Author
Nick Mason first played with Roger Waters and Syd Barrett at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London in 1964, although they wouldn’t become Pink Floyd until the following year. He lives in the UK.

Review from local SF newspaper.

Pink Floyd Books Mind over Matter: The Images of Pink Floyd 
by Storm Thorgerson

Mind over Matter contains stories and images of nearly all of Pink Floyd's albums. Over 224 pages with over 300 photographs and illustrations in full color comprising not only of album covers, but also posters, singles, tee shirts, logos, programs, song books, and more. Updated with the addition of Echoes, and Live At Pompeii DVD.

Order: Amazon

Pink Floyd Books Pink Floyd Encyclopedia
by Vernon Fitch

The Pink Floyd Encyclopedia is an in-depth reference of albums, songs, tours, credits, and more.

Order: Amazon

Pink Floyd Books Saucerful of Secrets: 
The Pink Floyd Odyssey

by Nicholas Schaffner

Saucerful of Secrets is an in-depth biography covering every period of their career from earliest days to latest. It includes 16 pages of photographs.

Order: Amazon

Pink Floyd Books Pink Floyd: In the Flesh
by Glenn Povey, Ian Russell

A complete guide to Pink Floyd concerts and public appearances to date; events are listed chronologically, and most include the full set list and more. In the Flesh includes pictures, stories and facts, the complete discography and the early history of the band.

Order: Amazon

Pink Floyd Books Another Brick in the Wall: The Stories Behind Every Pink Floyd Song
by Cliff Jones

An in-depth, revealing look at the music that has made Pink Floyd one of the most  successful bands in rock history. It is being published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the group's debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.  The book has a comprehensive discography and a list of sources and references. 160 photos; 110 in color.

Order: Amazon

Pink Floyd guitar tab books
Pink Floyd tablature
Pink Floyd Books Pink Floyd Echoes:
The Best of Pink Floyd


Order: Amazon
Pink Floyd Books Pink Floyd: 
Wish You Were Here Guitar Tablature

Order: Amazon

Pink Floyd Books Pink Floyd: 
Dark Side of the Moon Guitar Tablature

Order: Amazon

Pink Floyd Books Pink Floyd Anthology

Selections from their first nine albums;128 pages. 

Order: Amazon

  

Pink Floyd Posters
Pink Floyd Posters
Pink Floyd Posters
Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - Animals
Buy This Poster 
 
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
Buy This Photo
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Buy This Poster 
  Pink Floyd - Animals
Pink Floyd - Animals
Buy This Poster 
 
Pink Floyd discography

 

Comment or suggestions thebestofwebsite (at) yahoo.com