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.
'The Wall' had a profound effect on musicians of many generations. This 2CD set finds Another Brick in the Wall; Hey You; Is There Anybody Out There; Comfortably Numb; In the Flesh; Run Like Hell , and the rest of Pink Floyd's masterpiece played by Adrian Belew, John Wetton, Rick Wakeman, Robby Krieger, Keith Emerson, Chris Squire, Geoff Downes, Elliot Easton, Steve Howe, Fee Waybill, Ian Anderson and many, many more!
Originally released in 1973, The Dark Side of The Moon became Pink Floyd's first number 1 album in the US, remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time The Dark Side of The Moon also introduced The iconic album cover artwork by Hipgnosis featuring a prism representing the band's stage lighting, the record's lyrics, and the request for a ''simple and bold'' design. The new experience version presents the original studio album, digitally remastered by James Guthrie with bonus CD featuring a previously unreleased recording of The Dark Side Of The Moon performed live at Wembley in 1974. Manufactured by EMI Music Japan Inc. Tri-fold mini-LP sleeve in slip case.
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.
Live in Amsterdam, Holland - Concertgebow, September 17, 1969. This is a more complete recording than the normal FM braodcast ROIO's of this show and hence it is some 10 minutes longer and does not have the interruptions to the programme that the FM version has. 'The Man and the Journey' were one of Pink Floyd's early concept-shows performed the first time April 14, 1969 in Royal Festival Hall, London. The event was titled 'The Massed Gadgets Of Auximenes - More Furious Madness From Pink Floyd'.
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.