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David Gilmour performs at the Douglas Adams 60th Birthday Party

via All Pink Floyd Fan Network by RSS feed on 3/11/12

11 March 2012 would have been Douglas Adams’ 60th Birthday. To celebrate this event, Douglas’s family and friends decided to hold a virtual birthday party in London, which turned out to be a stunning, star-studded event with chat, comedy and music filling the evening.The event, which was benefitting two charities – the EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency), but mainly Save The Rhino – was a sell-out with devoted Adams fans taking the lion’s share of tickets. When tickets went on sale in early December, there was a small rumour on Hitchhiker-related websites that David might be taking part, but all the sites which mentioned that very quickly removed all mention. Since then, there was no mention that David might be participating.Of course, David and Douglas had known each other for some years. The original Hitchhiker TV series included a few bars from Shine On You Crazy Diamond, as hummed by Marvin the paranoid android. Later, Adams was to provide the title of the Floyd’s final album, and subsequently appeared on their final tour one night in their Earls Court run in October 1994. The chances, then, of David participating in this event were inevitably quite high. And, to the delight of the audience, he clearly couldn’t miss this celebration of his friend.

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Pink Floyd The Wall 3D Walkthrough

1 week ago by Jeff Woods | February 11, 2012 9:05 am

It’s coming, the final installment of Pink Floyd’s classic album reissues. Here’s an overview, followed by a video walk-through, so you can see precisely what’s included in the big box o’ The wall, so to speak.

Plus, I’ll assemble an hour featuring music and conversation with members of Pink Floyd, on your radio on the Legends series, March 4th.

This February 28th, EMI will release ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions of Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’, as the final installment of the ‘Why Pink Floyd?’ re- issues and extended releases.

For the record, ‘The Wall’ remains Pink Floyd’s biggest-selling release after 1973’s legendary ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’.

Out in November ’79, ‘The Wall’ topped the album charts in North America, France, Germany, Sweden and Australia. ‘Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2’ – Pink Floyd’s first UK single since 1968 – became a Number 1 hit, selling over a million copies within weeks of its release. Between 1980 and 1981, Pink Floyd staged 31 performances of The Wall in the North America, UK and Germany. It was a spectacular show that included a 40-ft wall, constructed, brick by brick, across the front of the stage during the performance.

In 2010 and 2011 Roger Waters toured a new production of The Wall to huge International acclaim. He was joined on stage in May 2011 at London’s 02 Arena by guitarist, David Gilmour and drummer, Nick Mason. He continues to tour in the Southern Hemisphere and North America in 2012.

‘The Wall’ ‘Immersion’ 7-disc edition includes a DVD featuring a film clip from the 1980 tour and a ‘Behind The Wall’ documentary, plus, for the first time, CDs of excerpts from Roger Waters’ original demos and work-in-progress versions of songs on the final album.

Additionally, among these previously unheard versions are David Gilmour’s original demos of ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Run Like Hell’. The Immersion set also includes The Wall Live, compiled from the 1980-1981 original tour.

Both The Wall Immersion box set and Experience edition includes a rare recording of ‘Another Brick In The Wall Part 1′. A highlight for fans, this demo showcases the evolution of the final track. Additionally, ‘The Doctor’ explores the origins of the landmark track ‘Comfortably Numb’, giving further insight into Pink Floyd’s early demo recordings.

Following on from the ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ and ‘Wish You Were Here’, these new versions of ‘The Wall’ offera unique insight into another hugely successful chapter in the Pink Floyd story.

In 1978 after finishing Pink Floyd’sAnimals stadium tour, Roger Waters devised the concept for the album ‘The Wall’. The album is a partly autobiographical story about a fictional rock star named Pink looking back at his early life and reflecting on the nature of fame and success. Waters presented his band mates David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason with an extensive demo of songs. Pink Floyd recorded their eleventh album ‘The Wall’ throughout 1979 in France, New York and Los Angeles, assisted by co-producer, Bob Ezrin and engineer, James Guthrie. An adjunct to the sessions was the famous addition of a group of pupils from London’s Islington Green School, who recorded their backing vocals (“We don’t need no education…”) on Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 at Pink Floyd’s own Britannia Row Studios in London. This became the world’s introduction to the album.

Pink Floyd: The Wall Immersion Box Set, Experience edition and Collectors 180g 2LP Vinyl edition are released in North America on February 28, 2012 through EMI. The 2CD remastered Discovery edition is out now.


Ladies and gentlemen, its Nick Mason!
Pink Floyd drummer and archivist Nick Mason will be on the airwaves on Monday 2nd January 2012 at 7:15pm GMT. He will be appearing on Front Row presented by John Wilson.They will be revisiting their old recordings and reassessing the out-takes left in the vaults and consider why some tracks – and in some cases even complete albums – lie unreleased for years.

Also on the program are musicians including Kate Bush, Brian Wilson, Ray Davies of The Kinks and Nile Rodgers of Chic.

It is quite fitting that Nick should be featured on the programme given that Pink Floyd are currently re-releasing their albums in Experience and Immersion editions to fans. These new versions of the albums, of course, feature live concert recordings, archived video recordings including The Wall in Earls Court in the forthcoming The Wall Immersion Boxset and other materials that have been dug up out of the archives and had the dust blown off!

If you are interested in reading more about the Why Pink Floyd release schedule, then take a look at our Why Pink Floyd page.

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What Next?

Go and view our treasure trove of Pink Floyd Photos!

Come and talk with us on the Pink Floyd Forum.

Look at the upcoming Roger Waters Tour 2012 dates and read about the possibility of Roger Waters touring Europe in 2013!

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At the end of September, the first phase of the massive Why Pink Floyd remaster and collectors edition campaign launched, with the release of all fourteen of their studio albums, along with two special expanded editions of The Dark Side Of The Moon. Wish You Were Here and The Wall will be receiving their own expanded editions in November 2011 and February 2012 respectively. We’ve taken a good, long look and listen to each album, comparing them to previous releases using the same equipment to try and give valid comparisons. We’ve not gone into the technical depths of checking waveforms and seeing what sort of frequency levels the different editions run at (although we know one or two audio enthusiasts who have run full analysis like this) as for most people, listening on normal to good equipment, the overall sound is most important and some of these technical intricacies will be irrelevant for the average listener. There is also a subjective nature to all of this, and listening to the albums over the last few weeks has revealed different things to us at different times. Best thing to do is dig in and enjoy the music! Overall, a great job has been done with all the albums, with a number of them showing a marked improvement over previous editions.So, here we go – album by album, here are our thoughts on the 2011 remasters, and the encompassing box set which gathers them all together with an exclusive book:v2arr1cN_34

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The Pink Floyd will be taking over the airwaves at BBC 6 Music from 7pm on 7th October 2011 until 3am the next morning in the aptly named "Pink Floyd Night".

8 programs will involve play-lists, analysis of albums, a new interview with David Gilmour and Nick Mason (on The Record Producers, see below), live recordings and documentary analysis and should keep most Pink Floyd fans out of trouble for a good few hours!I think the real nugget in all of this will be The Record Producers program at 9pm on 7th October as some of the other items are repeats and some fans may have listened to these already. Fun to listen again though I am sure you will agree?

This huge takeover of BBC 6 Music is all part of the Why Pink Floyd phase 1 event of course which saw the release of the rather excellent Dark Side of the Moon in a 2 CD Experience Edition as well as a 6 disc Immersion Edition box set with lots of additional goodies! The entire back catalogue is also available as individually remastered albums in addition to a nice box set of all the studio albums. Phase 2 with Wish You Were Here done the same will be available on November 2011 and The Wall in February 2012. Stay connected with us with the links above to get more news on those.

Personally, I will be setting my Sky+ to record all of these but, alternatively, you can listen online at BBC 6 Music website, listen on a digital radio (not analogue) and also listen through the TV on the likes of Sky TV and various Cable providers. If you are reading this and it is past 7th October, don’t despair as it should all be available on BBC iPlayer!

Pink Floyd Night Schedule:

7th Oct 11 – Evening

19:0021:00 – Now Playing @6Music

Tom Robinson asks listeners to compile a Pink Floyd playlist. Tom Robinson reflects seven days of online music conversation, on air, and 6 Music listeners collaborate to build a Pink Floyd playlist. As 6 Music devotes an evening to the influential prog rockers, Tom gets the online conversation going, asking listeners what they think of Pink Floyd and their music.

21:0022:30 – The Record Producers – Pink Floyd

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of Pink Floyd in the latest edition of Record Producers. The programme concentrates on the early days of the band and the development of their sound from the late 60s through to the mid 70s

Amongst the contributors to the programme are Joe Boyd, Floyd’s producer for their first single Arnold Layne; John Leckie, who engineered the band’s album Meddle; and Clare Torry, whose vocal performance on The Great Gig In The Sky is one of the highlights of Dark Side Of The Moon.

There are new interviews with guitarist David Gilmour and percussionist Nick Mason, and Richard and Steve have access to the original multitrack recordings of some of Pink Floyd’s best work from this period. These highlights include the four track tapes of Arnold Layne; their masterpiece Echoes (which began as an eight track recording – but later expanded to 16); the 16 track recordings of Money and Great Gig In The Sky from the seminal Dark Side. album, and 24 track recordings from their 1975 release Wish You Were Here, including the epic Shine On You Crazy Diamond.

Exclusive to the extended version of the programme for 6 Music is an in-depth look at the recording of the song Breathe, from Dark Side Of The Moon; as well as the discovery of an early recording which Steve Levine found by accident hidden on the Arnold Layne tape!

With a few extra surprises along the way, this edition of The Record Producers is not only an unmissable programme for Pink Floyd fans, but also a "must listen" for any lover of quality popular music.

22:3023:00 – The Producers Playlist – Pink Floyd

Steve Levine presents a personal choice of Pink Floyd highlights including See Emily Play, San Tropez from
the Meddle album and The Division Bell’s High Hopes.

23:0000:00 – Pink Floyd at the BBC

A selection of archive recordings from Pink Floyd.

8th Oct 11 – Late

00:0001:00 – Stuart Maconie’s Freakier Zone

A 60 minute compendium of audio gloop, hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie. This is the boiled-down peculiar little brother to Sunday’s Freak Zone.

This week’s show continues 6 Music’s Pink Floyd Night, with Stuart looking at one of the band’s stranger releases – the 1969 double album Ummagumma.

01:0002:00 – Desert Island Discs on 6 Music – David Gilmour

David Gilmour is Sue Lawley’s castaway. Among his selections are Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Martha and the Vandellas. First broadcast in April 2003.

02:0003:00 – Desert Island Discs on 6 Music – Roger Waters

Roger Waters is Kirsty Young’s guest. His selections include Mahler and his luxury is a grand piano. First broadcast in May 2011.

03:0005:00 – The Thing About Syd

Mark Radcliffe explores the life and legacy of Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett – one of the lost souls of British rock music.

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David Gilmour: Another band reunion is very unlikely

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By Rolling Stone

September 28, 2011 8:00 AM ET

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Rolling Stone Issue #1141

Illustration by Joe Zeff Design/EMI Music

The surviving members of Pink Floyd reunited, more or less, for Rolling Stone‘s new cover story: With Floyd re-releasing their entire catalog, David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason all spoke with senior writer Brian Hiatt for our latest issue, on stands and available through Rolling Stone All Access on September 30th. They discuss the band’s fraught history, the making of their 1973 masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon and the delicate current state of their relationship.

The Dark Side of Pink Floyd: The Illustrated History of the Band’s Last Days and Bittersweet Reunions

After years of tension, Waters and Gilmour have played together on three occasions in the past six years – leading to many to think that relations between them are better than they have been in a long time. "You would think so, yeah," says Gilmour, before pausing for a moment. "You could say that, but when I hesitate, it’s almost nonexistent. I played on Roger’s Wall show here one night a few months ago, and I haven’t heard a word from him since."

Other highlights from the story:

• The classic line-up of Pink Floyd reunited onstage after 24 years at Live 8 in London, but don’t expect that to happen again anytime soon. "Roger spent a lot of time afterwards saying how he would roll over gracefully for that one occasion, but it wouldn’t happen again," says Gilmour. "Which strengthened my views: I understand how other people want that sort of [reunion] thing to happen, but I’m entirely selfish in thinking that I want to enjoy my declining years exactly the way that I want to do it. And that wouldn’t be part of it."

Roger Waters Bringing the Wall Tour to American Baseball Stadiums

• Waters remembers being pushed not to sing on Dark Side. "My memory is David and Rick [Wright] were at great pains to point out how I couldn’t sing and how I was tone-deaf," says Waters. "And there’s this bollocks that Rick had to tune my bass. And you only have to look at the body of work to realize that this is not the case. Maybe their way of keeping me from being totally overwhelming was to point out that I might have vocal and instrumental inadequacies."

• Gilmour quietly retired the Pink Floyd name at the end of 1994’s Division Bell tour. "I was launched into being pretty much the sole leader by Roger leaving," he says. "And I was having to bear that hurdle, that burden, all by myself. It was difficult, it was a learning curve, that first album. But you know Division Bell’s got a lot to be said for it. After that the weight of carrying the burden was getting a bit much. And I thought I might sort of retire or look into solo things."

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As part of the promotional activities of the Why Pink Floyd release schedule, an hour long Dark Side of the Moon video has appeared on the official Pink Floyd YouTube channel for you to watch and enjoy. It is called The Greatest Gig in the Sky.

The audio is from the November 1974 BBC recording of Pink Floyd’s Wembley performance of Dark Side of the Moon and lets you listen to the album all the way through. The video includes rear screen projection videos that were shown at the live shows on stage.

To encourage fans to converge and discuss, the video is "broadcast" on the hour every hour until next Wednesday 28th so make sure you check it out before then in case it disappears!

I strongly recommend you watch the fancy version of the video with the hourly broadcast and fan comments integrated into the videos. However, if that is not working for you and you want to scroll through the video, click the YouTube logo on the video player to be taken to the normal YouTube page layout. Do experience the integrated version to the right though!

Other Videos of Interest

The Pink Floyd Sound have really been taking advantage of the latest marketing platforms available in the form of Social Media with their Twitter account and Facebook page which has nearly 15.5m fans on! They are popular!

But they have gone further with the marketing in the form of their which you can watch on YouTube. If you are wondering who is doing the voice over, it is Sean Bean from Lord of the Rings, Troy and others!

Don’t Forget Algie!

EMI are recreating the front cover of the Animals album on Monday 26th September 2011 at London’s Battersea Power Station.

From 6am until 9am Algie the pig (technically it is a new pig and not the original Algie!) will be tethered to the North cooling towers so a good vantage point for taking photos would be Grosvenor Road or perhaps up near Chelsea Embankment. Do send in some photos if you take any!

Coming Up

I should be getting some goodies shortly in the form of the Immersion Edition of Dark Side of the Moon. I shall be writing a nice review of that so make sure you are connected to us to receive news updates. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and get our free Newsletter to remain informed of news!

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BBC Radio 4, in conjunction with John Harris (author of the DSOTM book (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/books/…-john-h-2.html)), explore the tragic breakdown of Syd Barrett, and how his fellow band members and family coped, in an upcoming programme. The Twilight World Of Syd Barrett airs on Thursday June 9th at 11:30am – 12pm. Band members reveal the concerns they had when he began to go catatonic on-stage, playing music that had little to do with their material, or not playing at all. By spring 1968 Barrett was out of the group but he re-emerged in 1970 with a pair of albums, which failed to chart. Barrett retired to a hermit-like existence under the watchful gaze of his sister Rosemary.The programme includes interviews with Rosemary, as well as David Gilmour and Nick Mason, plus one of Rick Wright’s final interviews before he died. Band members describe how there was then little understanding of mental illness and that steps taken to help him might not have been appropriate.BBC Radio 4 can be heard on FM and DAB radio, digital cable, satellite and freeview, and via the BBC website where they have their Listen Live and Listen Again facilities, allowing you to hear the broadcasts for up to seven days following transmission. Our thanks to Matthew Samuel for tipping us off about this show.

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David Gilmour and Roger Waters London O2 12th May 2011. (P Samson)
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David Gilmour and Roger Waters London O2 12th May 2011 (Kavehpd) David Gilmour joined old band mate Roger Waters on stage tonight at Londons O2 Arena to perform in Roger Waters epic tour of The Wall!

David played lead guitar on Comfortably Numb using his black Fender Stratocaster guitar and also brought his mandolin out at the end of the show for the final song, Outside the Wall.

The concert, which is being filmed, was also attended by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. He joined Roger and David on stage at the end during Outside The Wall!

Back to the Start

The concept album was originally toured by Pink Floyd in 1980 and 1981 in only 4 cities due to the colossal size of the production! The show made the band a financial loss due to the expense of staging it.

Using modern technology Roger has been able to tour the show around many more cities during his 2010 and 2011 tour of his masterpiece delighting fans the world over. Roger has been able to use modern technology to greatly enhance the show and is possibly the grandest show in the history of music!

Defining Moments of 1980s Wall

One of the defining moments of the original Wall tour by Pink Floyd was the appearance of David Gilmour on top of the wall which spanned across the entire arena performing his most famous Comfortably Numb solo. It is therefore rather nostalgic and moving that he joined Roger on the 2011 tour of The Wall performing his masterpiece once again, much to the enjoyment of the fans. (View pictures from The Wall 1980s)

Pink Floyd famously reunited at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London on 2nd July 2005 to an audience of many millions around the world showing that it was possible for Roger to work with David again. The line-up included all members of Pink Floyd and was a great night for the band, fans and a great night for the Live 8 cause.

Pink Floyd Reunion?

It is excellent news that the frosty relationship between Roger and David is thawing after their creative differences drifted Roger away from the band which culminated in Roger disbanding Pink Floyd after The Final Cut album in the 1980s. But this does not mean there will be a Pink Floyd reunion any time soon.

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine this week, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason was asked if there was any chance of the three remaining members of Pink Floyd getting back together. Nick replied, "There are absolutely no plans. But Live 8 was fantastic. We did something for other people, but we also proved that we could all work together again. I’m really pleased that my children saw that. I would have thought that could be regenerated at some time. So I live in hope but that’s no reason to put it out on Twitter that ‘Nick Says Band to Re-form!’"

Why Did David Gilmour Agree To Play?

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David Gilmour and Roger Waters at Hoping Foundation July 2010
Roger asked David to play back in the summer of 2010 as a condition of Roger playing at a fundraiser David Gilmour was performing at in aid of the Hoping Foundation. David wanted Roger to play Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb. However, he also wanted Roger to perform To Know Him Is to Love Him.

Roger had his reservations saying in a Facebook post saying, [David Gilmour] with his superior vocal skills, could sing either part standing on his head, whilst I would have to search for a different key and then struggle through hours and hours of routining a performance that lay way outside my vocal comfort zone.

Roger went on to say, Some weeks passed with David cajoling me from time to time, telling me how easy it would be, but I clung resolutely to my fear of failure until one day he made one final entreaty. I quote "If you do ‘To Know Him Is to Love Him’ for The Hoping Foundation Gig, I’ll come and do ‘C. Numb’ on one of your Wall shows". Well! You could have knocked me down with a feather. How fucking cool! I was blown away. How could I refuse such an offer? I couldn’t, there was no way. Generosity trumped fear. And so explaining that I would probably be shite, but if he didn’t mind I didn’t, I agreed and the rest is history. We did it, and it was fucking great. End of story. Or possibly beginning.

What Next for Pink Floyd?

As you no doubt have heard, Pink Floyds entire recording history is being re-mastered and re-released in a mammoth release schedule under the name Why Pink Floyd… Nick Mason offered some insight into the reason behind the release in saying, I really think that this could be the last chance for really nice packaging boxes, books, the whole thing," Mason said. "We’ve tried to give everyone all the various alternatives. There is Dark Side as it was recorded on vinyl, but there is also the ultimate, high-end stereo version. And there’s also live performances. So now, even if we all just download from here on out, they will at least be there as a document of how it used to work. And I do think there will be people who will still be interested and who will want that."

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One of many goodies available from September 26th 2011!
Pink Floyd Music and EMI are to release an absolute torrent of CDs, DVDs, SACD’s and Blu-ray discs starting from 26th September 2011 in a three phased distribution.

The releases detailed below will come in three editions: Discovery, Experience and Immersion as well as a new best of called A Foot In The Door.

There will also be some new vinyl, iPhone Apps and various digital releases with details on those coming shortly. A new Pink Floyd website is also on the way.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and get our free Newsletter to remain informed of news!

Release Schedule in Three Phases

September 26th 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 7th 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 27th 2012: The Wall Immersion and Experience editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

The Discovery Collection – Remastered Albums

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All of the studio albums will be getting remastered using the latest modern sound technology to add extra depth to the original recordings.

These albums will be available to purchase separately, or as one large boxset called The Discovery Collection and will be available from 26th September 2011.

All re-engineering of the sound has been completed by long-time Pink Floyd associate James Guthrie and artwork is by Storm Thorgerson.

If you are fairly new to Pink Floyd and only have a couple of albums, then this discovery range will be ideal for you. The purchase price will be a lot less to buy the boxset rather than every album individually. Hence you will be able to complete your studio album collection rather quickly!

Experience and Immersion Editions

In addition to all the remastered studio albums, there will be three albums released as Experience and Immersion editions with varying amounts of new material on them. The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall will all be released as Experience boxsets which include lots of new goodies for all FLoydians!

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.

  • Dark Side of the Moon (September 26th 2011) has on disc 2 a live concert recording from the BBC Archives from November 1974 at Wembley.
  • Wish You Were Here (November 7th 2011) has on disc 2 Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-6) live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased), Raving & Drooling live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased), Youve Got To Be Crazy live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased), Wine Glasses from the unreleased Household Objects project, Have A Cigar alternative version (previously unreleased), Wish You Were Here featuring Stephane Grappelli (previously unreleased)
  • The Wall (February 27th 2012) has on disc 2 and 3 have content that is still to be announced. I believe Roger Waters et al are working on this release.

Immersion Editions present the complete artistic experience. Lavishly packaged in a sturdy 29cm square box, the sets contain remastered, previously unreleased and audio-visual material, plus much additional content reproduced memorabilia, brand new graphics, art prints, collectors items, lavish booklets and more. All material from the experience editions is included as well as all of the amazing goodies belwo. This is what fans have been calling out for during the past many years!

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Dark Side of the Moon – Immersion Boxset – September 26th 2011

  • DISC 3 DVD 1, ALL AUDIO: The Dark Side Of The Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released only on SACD) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / The Dark Side Of The Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released only on SACD) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps / The Dark Side Of The Moon, LPCM Stereo mix (as disc 1) / The Dark Side Of The Moon, Alan Parsons Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / The Dark Side Of The Moon, Alan Parsons Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps
  • DISC 4 – DVD 2, ALL AUDIO VISUAL: Live In Brighton 1972: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (previously unreleased on DVD) / Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (previously unreleased on DVD) / The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2003 documentary (25 min EPK) / Concert Screen Films (60 min total): British Tour 1974, French Tour 1974, North American Tour 1975. Screen films play in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound
  • DISC 5 BLURAY, AUDIO+AUDIO VISUAL: The Dark Side Of The Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released only on SACD) in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / The Dark Side Of The Moon, Original stereo mix (1973) mastered in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / Live In Brighton 1972: Careful With That Axe, Eugene (previously unreleased on DVD/BluRay) / Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (previously unreleased on DVD/BluRay) / The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2003 documentary (EPK) / Concert Screen Films (5.1 Surround Mix): British Tour 1974, French Tour 1974, North American Tour 1975 / Concert Screen Films (High Resolution Stereo Mix): British Tour 1974, French Tour 1974, North American Tour 1975
  • DISC 6 – CD3: The Dark Side Of The Moon 1972 Early Album Mix engineered by Alan Parsons (previously unreleased) / The Hard Way (from Household Objects project) / Us And Them, Richard Wright Demo (previously unreleased) / The Travel Sequence, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased) / The Mortality Sequence, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased) / Any Colour You Like, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased) / The Travel Sequence, studio recording 1972 (previously unreleased) / Money, Roger Waters demo (previously unreleased)
  • This all comes with a 40 page 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, an exclusive photo book edited by Jill Furmanovsky, an exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print, 5 x Collectors’ Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson, replica of The Dark Side Of The Moon tour ticket, replica of The Dark Side Of The Moon backstage pass, scarf, 3 x black marbles, 9 x Coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches, and a 12 page credits booklet.

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Wish You Were Here – Immersion Boxset – November 7th 2011

  • DISC 3 – DVD1, ALL AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps / Wish You Were Here, Original Mix (1975) LPCM stereo / Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps / Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps
  • DISC 4 – DVD 2, AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen Films: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro / Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Welcome To The Machine animated clip / Storm Thorgerson short film. Concert Screen Films play in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound
  • DISC 5 – BLURAY: AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / Wish You Were Here, Original stereo mix (1975) mastered in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit / Concert Screen films: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro / Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Welcome To The Machine animated clip / Storm Thorgerson short film
  • This set comes with a 40 page, 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, an exclusive photo book edited by Jill Furmanovsky, an exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print, 5 x Collectors Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson, replica of Wish You Were Here tour ticket, replica of Wish You Were Here backstage pass, scarf, 3 x clear marbles, 9 x coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches, and a 12 page credits booklet.

The Wall – Immersion Boxset – February 27th 2012

  • In the Immersion edition there are a grand old total of seven discs! The contents of two of the discs is yet to be announced but what we do know is that the Immersion edition comes with the previously released but now remastered two-disc Is There Anybody Out There, the live album from the original Wall shows and a seventh disc (a DVD) with the following:
  • Another Brick In The Wall part 2 promo video, restored in 2011
  • Behind The Wall documentary
  • Gerald Scarfe interview
  • Short filmed extract of Earls Court concert featuring animation.
  • This set comes with a 44 page, 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, an exclusive photo book, an exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print, 5 x Collectors Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson, a replica of The Wall tour ticket, a replica of The Wall backstage pass, a scarf, prints/cards of Mark Fisher’s stage drawings, 3 x white marbles with design of bricks, 9 x Coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches, and a credits booklet.

Pink Floyd Best Of: A Foot In The Door

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Above: A new best of called A Foot In The Door
Although some fans would argue the Echoes Best of Pink Floyd was quite enough, a new best of will be available to be released on 7th November 2011.

A single CD collection featuring a track list chosen by Pink Floyd and newly created artwork from Storm Thorgerson. All tracks remastered by James Guthrie in 2011.

Track list: Hey You, See Emily Play, The Happiest Days Of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall pt2, Have A Cigar,Wish You Were Here, Time, The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Comfortably Numb, High Hopes, Learning To Fly, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (edit), Brain Damage, Eclipse.

Vinyl, Digital Releases and Phone Apps

As well as all of the above, the albums will be released on vinyl and have digital releases too.There will also be lots of modern viral promotional things going on featuring content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter! Make sure you have an account signed up on those and follow NPF at the links below!

There will also be phone applications available and, when more information becomes available on those, NPF shall keep you informed!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and get our free Newsletter to remain informed of news!

Images of the New Releases

Here are some images below of the new releases for you to take a look at. If you click on an image, it will open in a new window so you can see a larger version!

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Above: Best of
Above: Discovery Albums
Above: Discovery Boxset
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Above: Experience Boxset of DSotM
Above: Experience Boxset of WYWH
The Wall will also have an Experience
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Above: Immersion Boxset of WYWH
Above: Immersion Boxset of DSotM Wall will also have an Immersion

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