Late being a popular group in Britain in the sixties, inevitably found the Pink Floyd appearing several times on John Peel's "TopGear" program. Peel, who was originally a DJ for Radio London,went on to become BBC's "token hippie", regularly featuring the Floyd and other "progressive" bands.
Experience editions are expanded versions of classic albums in a Digipak bonus disc format. Included are the original remastered album, a disc of additional material and an expanded CD booklet. Product description: One of the most acclaimed concept albums of all time, The Wall from 1979 is renowned as Roger Waters’ Rock Opera dealing with abandonment and personal isolation. Adapted for cinema by Alan Parker featuring Bob Geldof in the lead role, and featuring the unique artwork of Gerald Scarfe the album also yielded the hit single Another Brick In The Wall Pt2. The new experience version presents the original studio album (2 CDs), digitally remastered by James Guthrie with a bonus CD featuring a selection of original album demo recordings from different stages of the album. Also featuring a newly designed Digipak and a new 32 page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson. CD 1&2: The Wall digitally remastered by James Guthrie, 2011 CD 3: The Wall selected album demos (previously unreleased).
Pink Floyd's the Wall is one of the most intriguing and imaginative albums in the history of rock music. Since the studio album's release in 1979, the tour of 1980-81, and the subsequent movie of 1982, the Wall has become synonymous with, if not the very definition of, the term "concept album." Aurally explosive on record, astoundingly complex on stage, and visually explosive on the screen, the Wall traces the life of the fictional protagonist, Pink Floyd, from his boyhood days in post-World-War-II England to his self-imposed isolation as a world-renowned rock star, leading to a climax that is as cathartic as it is destructive.
As a cornerstone release of the epic Why Pink Floyd? reissue programme, The Dark Side of The Moon was treated to a stunning 2011 remaster, and released in Discovery, Experience and Immersion editions. Featuring newly minted packaging across the range, the highly collectable Immersion edition featured a host of rare, unreleased and alternate audio and video content in both standard and high resolution across CD/DVD and Blu-ray. The Dark Side Of The Moon was the first record to get this reissue treatment, followed by Wish You Were Here and The Wall.
One of the most acclaimed concept albums of all time, The Wall from 1979 is renowned as Roger Waters' Rock Opera dealing with abandonment and personal isolation. Adapted for cinema by Alan Parker featuring Bob Geldof in the lead role, and featuring the unique artwork of Gerald Scarfe the album also yielded the hit single Another Brick In The Wall Pt2. The Immersion version features the classic Studio album digitally remastered and presented as a limited edition high quality boxset featuring rare and unreleased audio and video material, plus a new 44 oversized perfect-bound booklet, a book of original photographs, exclusive merchandise and facsimile collectables.
Featuring extensive archive interviews with Syd barret, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright & David Gilmour alongside extremely rare footage of Pink Floyd in performance from film & television archives around the globe, this authoritative independent review is essential viewing. Drawing exstensively upon the words of the band themselves & a host of Floyd insiders including Clare Tory, Ron Geesin, Norman Smith, Joe Boyd & Snowy White, each Floyd album is reviewed in turn, comparing & contrasting the views of the band & it's critics with rare surviving performances of Pink Floyd.
UMMAGUMMA is a double album released in 1969. The first disc is a live recording, the second one contains individual compositions by each member of the band. …
Relics is an early Pink Floyd compilation album, originally released in mid-1971. Despite being the second in a total of six Pink Floyd compilations, Relics is highly-regarded among Floyd fans, who remember it nostalgically as the only compilation for many years (and, arguably, still) to properly highlight Pink Floyd's early strengths. Relics takes a fairly democratic approach to Pink Floyd's earliest releases, featuring ten tracks from the band's first five singles and first three albums, as well as one previously unreleased track.