Raphael Ravenscroft dies at 60

Posted October 21, 2014 by Floydian Slip

ravenscroftSax player Raphael Ravenscroft died following a suspected heart attack suffered Sunday. He was 60.

Ravenscroft appeared on Pink Floyd‘s “The Final Cut” (1983) and Roger Waters‘s “The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking” (1984). He also played live with David Gilmour during his “About Face” tour in 1984.

His best-known contribution to recorded music is certainly his soaring sax work on Gerry Rafferty‘s “Baker Street” in 1978. A #2 hit in the United States, the song reportedly earned him only £27 for his time. And the check allegedly bounced.

In a 2011 interview, Ravenscroft said his work on that song had always irritated him, “because it’s out of tune. It’s flat. By enough of a degree that it irritates me at best.”

Ravenscroft also worked with Abba, Robert Plant, Marvin Gaye, America, Kim Carnes, Mike Oldfield and many others.

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Contest: “Signal to Noise” by Andy Jackson

Posted October 20, 2014 by Floydian Slip

Rsignal-to-noiseegister to win a copy of “Signal to Noise,” the new concept album from longtime Pink Floyd recording engineer Andy Jackson.

We have signed copies of the two-disc Digipack edition of the album, which includes a DVD containing a 5.1 Surround Mix.

Jackson began his career at Utopia Studios in London, training under Floyd collaborator James Guthrie. At Utopia he helped create hits with Boomtown Rats‘ “I Don’t Like Mondays” and Spandau Ballet’s “Chant No. One,” before beginning work on the film “Pink Floyd The Wall” (1982).

Since then, his Floydian resume has grown to include “The Final Cut,” “A Momentary Lapse of Reason,” “The Division Bell,” “Pulse,” Roger Waters’ “The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking,” David Gilmour’s “About Face,” “On An Island,” and “Live in Gdansk,” as well as the upcoming “The Endless River.

His work has earned him two Grammy nominations and Mix magazine’s award for best live sound engineer for the “Pulse” tour.

Prizes courtesy of Esoteric Antenna.

Deadline to register: End of day, Sunday, Oct. 26.

Register now.

Buy “Signal to Noise” online

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“Floydian Slip” songlist #966

Posted October 20, 2014 by Floydian Slip


  1. On the Turning Away (Live)
    On the Turning Away single (1987)
  2. The Post War Dream/Your Possible Pasts
    The Final Cut (1983)
  3. Blue Light
    About Face (David Gilmour) (1984)
  4. Nobody Home
    The Wall (1979)
  5. Obscured by Clouds
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  6. Point Me at the Sky
    The Early Singles (1992)
  7. Sparrows Will Sing (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Give My Love to London (Marianne Faithfull) (2014)
  8. Louder Than Words
    The Endless River (2014)
  9. Astronomy Dmine
    Pulse (1995)

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“Floydian Slip” preview #967

Posted October 20, 2014 by Floydian Slip

lp-capitol-greenJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #967:

  • Floyd from Wish You Were Here (1975) and The Final Cut (1983)
  • David Gilmour from a 2006 Internet recording session
  • Your chance to win the new album from a long-time collaborator of Pink Floyd
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 60 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.

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Audio: WFXF guest appearance

Posted October 17, 2014 by Floydian Slip

wfxfAudio from our weekly guest appearance on Chicago’s 103.9 The Fox (WFXF), chatting with morning guy and Floyd fan Sherman, wherein we’re talkin’ hawkin’.

Listen to the segment:


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“Zabriskie Point” film to be re-released

Posted October 17, 2014 by Floydian Slip

zabriskie-pointHollywood Classics will re-release the 1970 film “Zabriskie Point” in the U.K. on Oct. 24.

Pink Floyd contributed music for the film, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.

Hollywood Classics will release the film in Digital Cinema Package (DCP) format.

“We are aiming to re-release a variety of vintage films onto DCP throughout the next 12 months and while reviewing the selection of features available to us, we also realized Pink Floyd was gearing up to release their new album,” Hollywood Classics managing director John Ramchandani tells Variety.

The film will open at London’s Curzon Mayfair theater Oct. 24, and then at Picturehouse Cinemas theaters across the U.K. beginning Nov. 2.

Hollywood Classics holds the theatrical distribution rights for all pre-1986 MGM films in markets outside North America.


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“Floydian Slip” preview #966

Posted October 14, 2014 by Floydian Slip

harvest-lpJoin us this week for Floydian Slip #966:

  • Floyd from The Final Cut (1983) and Pulse (1995)
  • New music by Roger Waters recorded by Marianne Faithfull
  • Plus … a track from the upcoming Floyd album The Endless River
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 60+ stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.

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Milan preview of Pink Floyd exhibition canceled

Posted October 13, 2014 by Floydian Slip

The Milan preview of “Their Mortal Remains,” a huge exhibition devoted to Pink Floyd, has been canceled. Work is underway to find a new venue at which to launch the exhibition.

Evolve Devolve, the Italian promoter of the event, made the announcement today.

In a press release, the company states, “the necessary conditions have not occurred in order to make it happen within the time frame available at the Fabbrica del Vapore. These conditions have nothing to do with Milan’s Municipality.”

The event was to begin in Milan before touring to other locations. It will now launch at an as-yet undetermined location and date.

Ticket holders for the Milan preview should contact their points of purchase to arrange refunds.

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Winners: Record Collector

Posted October 13, 2014 by Floydian Slip

record-collector-oct2014Congratulations to the winners of copies of Record Collector magazine featuring Pink Floyd on the cover:

  • David Anderson, Ozark MO
  • Kevin Gardner, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Joeao Antonio Penteado Cacciatori, Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Dennis Ouellette, Enfield CT
  • Michael Hudson, Springfield VA
  • Jorge Gonzalez, Pereira, Risaralda, Columbia
  • Szabolcs Domok, Budapest, Hungary
  • Chris Brown, East Wallingford VT
  • Steve Kinsley, Chicopee MA
  • Sean Tower, Farmingdale NY


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #965

Posted October 13, 2014 by Floydian Slip


  1. You’ve Got to Be Crazy
    Wish You Were Here (1975)
  2. Watching TV
    Amused to Death (Roger Waters) (1992)
  3. Arnold Layne
    Relics (1971)
  4. Mudmen
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  5. Deadly Nightshade (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Deadlines (Strawbs) (1977)
  6. Welcome to the Machine
    In the Flesh (Roger Waters) (2000)

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