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“Dark Side” gold record sells for $25k

Posted June 23, 2017 by Floydian Slip

A Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) gold record for Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” recently sold for $25,000.

The record, signifying $1 million in sales and once owned by Floyd’s Rick Wright, was sold at auction by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles. Minimum bid for the item was $20,000. The winner’s identity was not made public.

The framed record included a letter of authenticity from Wright’s first wife, Franka.

Wright’s platinum RIAA album for “The Wall” sold in 2005 for more than $40,000.

Starting with its inception in 1958, an album’s gold status was determined by $1 million in sales. That criterion was later amended to also require 500,000 units sold.

Album platinum status, created in 1976, indicates 1 million units sold.

One of the best-selling records in history, “Dark Side,” ironically, only achieved platinum status in 1990, because it was released three years before the platinum designation.

On June 4, 1998, the RIAA certified it 15× platinum.


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Roger Waters album blocked in Italy

Posted June 21, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Sales of Roger Waters‘ new album “Is This the Life We Really Want” have been suspended in Italy over a claim of artwork plagiarism.

Italian artist Emilio Isgrò claims the redacted style of the artwork included with Waters’ album (top) infringes on his so-called “erasure technique” (bottom).

The album’s design is credited to Sean Evans, who also handled “creative direction” for the album; along with Danny Kamhaji and Dan Ichimoto.

Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports a Milan court has halted sales of the album, pending a hearing coming July 27.


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V&A to publish Their Mortal Remains official catalog

Posted June 16, 2017 by Floydian Slip


V&A Publishing
will release “Their Mortal Remains,” a beautiful coffee table book celebrating Pink Floyd‘s 50th anniversary, on July 11.

The title will serve as the official printed companion to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition of the same name, which opened on May 13.

With 304 pages and featuring 300 photographs, the book also includes five essays exploring the band’s legacy and a foreword by sleeve designer Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis.

The book is available for pre-order now at many online retailers. Suggested retail price is US $55.

Learn more about the book.

“Their Mortal Remains” will show at the V&A through Oct. 1. Learn more about the exhibit.

“Floydian Slip” will give away copies of the book the week of July 10.


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Winner: Uncut magazine

Posted June 12, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Congratulations to our winner of a copy of Mojo magazine #242, featuring Roger Waters:

Valerie Seredova, Toscolano Maderno, Brescia, Italy


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Contest: Win Uncut magazine featuring Roger Waters

Posted June 6, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Register to win a copy of Uncut magazine issue #242, featuring Roger Waters on the cover.

Deadline to enter: End of day Sunday, June 11. Prizes courtesy of Uncut.

Register to win now


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Video: Roger Waters’ “The Last Refugee”

Posted May 20, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has released a video for “The Last Refugee,” a track from his upcoming new album.

“Is This the Life We Really Want” is coming June 2.


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Sennheiser issues Floyd-themed headphones

Posted May 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Sennheiser is selling a Pink Floyd-themed variation of its Momentum HD 1 headphones.

The product coincides with “Their Mortal Remains,” a new exhibition that opened in London this past weekend. Sennheiser helped create the exhibit’s 3D audio demonstration that simulates a Floyd concert.

According to the company, the band has used Sennheiser mics throughout its career.

The headphones sport “Dark Side of the Moon”-like artwork on the earcups, and rainbow stitching.

Priced at $499.95, the company is accepting pre-orders for the headphones now. It plans to start shipping at the end of June.

Learn more about the headphones and pre-order at the Sennheiser site


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Roger Waters in new Uncut magazine

Posted May 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters is the cover story for the new Uncut magazine.

Waters talks about his upcoming new album “Is This the Life We Really Want,” dropping June 2.

“It’s not much of a leap from ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’ to ‘Money’, ‘Us And Them’ or ‘Welcome To The Machine’,” he tells Uncut. “They’re all interconnected in ways that are … unsubtle.”

The magazine will be in U.K. shops tomorrow, arriving in the U.S. some time later.

Read a detailed summary of the issue


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Roger Waters releases second new single

Posted May 8, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Sony/Columbia has released “Déjà Vu,” the second single from Roger Waters‘ upcoming new album “Is This the Life We Really Want?”

Formerly known as “If I Had Been God,” the song is available from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other online outlets.

“Déjà Vu” follows the release of the first single, “Smell the Roses,” last month.

“Is This the Life We Really Want?” drops Friday, June 2.

Waters will appear tonight on CBS TV‘s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The show airs at 11:35 p.m. EDT.


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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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