If you’re like us you wore out your copies of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and other Pink Floyd albums in high school. On September 26 there will finally be a reason to pick up new copies of Floyd’s 14 original studio LPs as a feature-loaded set of remasters will come out that day on CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, an array of digital formats, viral marketing and iPhone Apps.
The new remasters come in four different varieties – Discovery, Experience, Immersion and Vinyl. The Discovery series are for newcomers to the music of Pink Floyd as they will feature all 14 albums “painstakingly digitally remastered” by The Wall co-producer James Guthrie in “newly crafted packaging and booklets created by the band’s long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson.” You can buy all 14 albums together in the Discovery Box Set or individually.
Unreleased material starts flying in the Experience series which features the remastered versions of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall, each with a bonus disc of additional material and expanded liner notes. The Dark Side set includes a previously unreleased recording of the album performed at Wembley Stadium in 1974, Wish You Were Here features outtakes and live material from that era, while The Wall’s bonus material is still to be determined.
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Over the last few years, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, which boasts an impressive array of celebrities buried within its grounds, has played host to a series of unique concerts. The latest batch of artists to sign on to perform amongst the tombstones include Explosions In The Sky, James Blake, Mark Lanegan and Flaming Lips. The psychedelic-rock act, who will play the cemetery for two nights and one morning on June 14 and 15, will seize the opportunity by performing their 1999 breakthrough album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety as well their interpretation of Pink Floyd’s seminal classic Dark Side Of The Moon. Ticketing information and further details about these shows are still forthcoming.
As an added Tour Dates bonus, you can click through to see the full NSFW poster for the Lips run at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
If can’t make it out to LA for these special shows, then maybe you’ll be able to hit one of these recently announced tours…
Finally, influential live music website Daytrotter has announced the details for their 4th annual Barnstormer Tour. The five show tour will run from April 26-30, hitting actual barns in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan and Iowa, and will include performances from site alums Sondre Lerche, Guards, The Romany Rye, Hellogoodbye, ARMS, Keegan DeWit, Mike & The Moonpies and Hands.
As we mentioned last week – and after being heavily rumored on the internet for months – former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters today announced that he will indeed be dusting off The Wall to perform the seminal album in its entirety in honor of its 30th anniversary. Waters, whose last tour featured a full rendition of Dark Side Of The Moon, is “promising to bring an updated version of the legendary set into the 21st century”.
Pink Floyd’s original tour behind The Wall, which was documented and released as the live album Is There Anybody Out There?, was a multimedia spectacle that featured the band playing as a 40-foot brick wall was slowly constructed behind them and featured animated films projected onto it, while inflatable characters floated into the audience.