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New Roger Waters album tracklist; release delayed

Posted April 20, 2017 by Floydian Slip


The release date for “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” the new album from Roger Waters, has been delayed by two weeks. Originally scheduled for May 19, Columbia Records will now release it globally on Friday, June 2.

Pre-orders for the album begin tomorrow in three formats: double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket, four-panel soft pack CD, and digital.

A Columbia press release describes the album as “an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times” and “a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as ‘Animals’ and ‘The Wall.'”

It’s produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2).

Tracklist for the album is as follows:

  1. When We Were Young
  2. Déjà Vu
  3. The Last Refugee
  4. Picture That
  5. Broken Bones
  6. Is This the Life We Really Want?
  7. Bird in a Gale
  8. The Most Beautiful Girl
  9. Smell the Roses
  10. Wait for Her
  11. Oceans Apart
  12. Part of Me Died

Lyrics for “Wait for Her” were written by Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her)” by Mahmoud Darwish.

Musicians on “Is This the Life We Really Want?” are: Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

Waters will launch his North American “Us + Them” tour in Kansas City, MO, on Friday, May 26. The tour runs through Oct. 28, finishing in Vancouver, BC.

See the Roger Waters website for complete and up-to-date concert dates.


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Winners: Mojo #282

Posted April 10, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Congratulations to winners of Mojo #282, featuring Pink Floyd’s “Animals”:

  • Rob Grohs, Springfield, MA
  • Ryan Niemi, Tower, MN
  • Wayne Shelor, Clearwater, FL
  • Corbet Stover, Norris City, IL

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Win: Mojo magazine

Posted April 3, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Register now to win a copy of Mojo #282, featuring Pink Floyd’s “Animals” on the cover.

Inside there are 15 pages devoted to Floyd, including a new interview with Roger Waters on the 40th anniversary of the “Animals” album; and a preview of “Their Mortal Remains,” the epic Floyd exhibition coming to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in May.

Register now


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Early “Interstellar Overdrive” to be released

Posted March 21, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Legacy Recordings will release an early, previously-unreleased version of Pink Floyd‘s “Interstellar Overdrive” on April 15.

Recorded Nov. 31, 1966, at Thomson Studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, the nearly-15-minute piece features Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Rick Wright and Roger Waters.

A shorter version of the instrumental appeared on Floyd’s first album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” in August 1967.

The 12-inch one-sided single comes a week before Record Store Day; and will be available for sale at “Their Mortal Remains,” the massive Floyd exhibition opening  at the Victoria & Albert’s Museum in London in May.

With artwork taken from an early UFO gig, the 180-gram disc will come with a fold-out poster and postcard featuring the group.

This recording would seem to pre-date the version featured in the Peter Whitehead film “Tonight Let’s All Make Love in London,” and available on the EP “Pink Floyd: London ’66-’67.” Clocking in at just less than 17 minutes, that version was recorded at London’s Sound Techniques on Jan. 11 and 12, 1967.


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Mojo features “Animals” on cover; limited edition

Posted March 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Mojo magazine’s upcoming May issue will feature Pink Floyd‘s “Animals” on the cover.

Marking the 40th anniversary of the album, Mojo 282 will include a new interview with Roger Waters about the making of the album; and a preview of “Their Mortal Remains,” the massive exhibition opening this spring at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Mojo is making available a special edition of Issue 282 with a lenticular cover that makes the pig appear to move across Battersea Power Station.

The special edition is limited to 5,000 copies, and is only available for purchase online. The same issue without the special cover will be shipped to subscribers and made available on newsstands.

Order the special edition now.

Issue 282 goes on sale in the U.K. March 21.


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Original “Wall” paintings for sale

Posted March 9, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Original paintings by Gerald Scarfe used for the 1982 film “Pink Floyd The Wall” are on sale.

San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) is selling several items from Scarfe’s private collection.

Standouts include “The Scream,” used on the film poster and billboards; and a massive 8-foot storyboard from the film.

Have we piqued your interest? Good. Now here’s a reality check: Prices in the collection range from $46,500 to $1.85 million US, with an average price of $769,000. Those prices don’t include copyright or reproduction rights.

Well, we can dream.

Regardless of the prices, SFAE reports interest in the sale is huge, with, at one point, 100 requests for the catalog pouring in each hour.

Scarfe joined us on “Floydian Slip” in November 2010. He was one of the friendliest and most engaging guests we’ve had on the show. You can hear and read that interview on our website.

SFAE will host a major exhibit featuring the works in July.


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Pink Floyd mixing console up for bid

Posted March 3, 2017 by Floydian Slip

The Abbey Road mixing console Pink Floyd used when making its seminal 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon” will be auctioned off this month.

Auction firm Bonhams will place the item on the block March 27 as part of its “TCM Presents … Rock and Roll Through the Lens” sale.

The console, a custom-built EMI TG12345 MK IV pulled from Abbey Road studio two, was used between 1971 and 1983. In addition to Floyd, the console was used by artists such as Paul McCartney and Wings, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Kate Bush.

It still works, and comes with a letter of provenance from Ken Townsend, former Abbey Road Studio Manager.

The console will be on view at Bonhams Knightsbridge March 19 until the auction and is expected to easily fetch a “significant” six-figure price.

Finding the space for it in your rec room is your problem.

(Thanks to Bob Quick for the heads-up.)

 

 

 


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Roger Waters teases new album

Posted March 3, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters released another snippet from his new album.

“Is This the Life We Really Want” will hit stores May 19.


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Early Years volumes to be released individually

Posted February 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

The six boxes that compose this past November’s massive boxset “The Early Years: 1965-1972” will be released individually March 24.

The boxes — Cambridge St/Ation, Germin/Ation, Dramatis/Ation, Devi/Ation, Reverb/Ation and  OBFUSC/ation — will sell for between $45-50 each.

A sampler of the boxset, Cre/ation, was released at the time of the boxset, Nov. 11.


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Roger Waters confirms album release date

Posted February 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has confirmed his upcoming album “Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be released on May 19.

He dropped the date in a new interview with Rolling Stone published yesterday.

In the interview he talks about inspiration he’s drawn from the recent presidential election, the new album’s shift away from an earlier radio play concept, and plans for his 2017 tour.

Read the full interview


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