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Win: Pete Townshend’s Deep End Face the Face

Posted September 13, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Register to win a copy of Pete Townshend’s Deep End: Face the Face, a DVD/CD double-disc performance from 1986 featuring David Gilmour.

Prizes courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Deadline to enter: End of day Sunday, Sept. 18.

Register to win now


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David Gilmour 1986 performance coming to DVD/CD

Posted August 4, 2016 by Floydian Slip

face-the-faceA 1986 show that was part of David Gilmour‘s stint with Pete Townshend‘s Deep End band is about to be released.

“Face to Face” will be a two-disc DVD/CD set of the band’s appearance on German TV’s “Rockpalast” program. The performance was recorded at Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM) in Cannes on Jan. 29, 1986.

The discs will be released Sept. 16. The package will also be available digitally.

In addition to Townshend solo songs and classics from The Who, the band performs Gilmour’s “Blue Light” from his ’84 “About Face” album.

The band includes: Townshend (vocals, guitar); Gilmour (guitar, vocals); Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica); Chucho Merchan (bass); Simon Phillips (drums); John Rabbit Bundrick (keyboards); Jody Linscott (percussion); The Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Pete Beachill and Dave Plews; and backing vocalists Billy Nicholls, Ian Ellis, Chris Staines, Gina Foster and Coral Gordan.

“Blue Light” will appear on the DVD and the CD.

Thanks to Ian Schulze for the heads-up.


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Contest: Win “The Story of Wish You Were Here” on Blu-ray

Posted May 30, 2016 by Floydian Slip

bluray-lgOn this week’s “Floydian Slip” we’re talking about one of the strangest events in the history of Pink Floyd. It happened June 5, 1975, when the band was making the “Wish You Were Here” album.

Keeping with that theme, you can register to win a copy of “The Story of Wish You Were Here,” an 85-minute documentary about the making of Pink Floyd’s seminal album, on Blu-ray disc.

Prizes courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Deadline to enter is the anniversary of the event, Sunday, June 5.

Register to win now


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Roger Waters The Wall coming to disc

Posted September 30, 2015 by Floydian Slip

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“Roger Waters The Wall” is set for release on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and 2-disc Blu-ray special edition Nov. 16. A soundtrack CD is coming this autumn as well.

The film, which screened in theaters last night, was shot during Waters’ 2010-13 world tour. Seen by more than 4 million fans at 219 shows, the tour was the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history.

Beyond the concert, the film incorporates behind-the-scenes footage and additional scenes of Waters trekking to the site in France where his grandfather is buried and Italy to a memorial for his father — both lost to war — in a style that straddles narrative and documentary styles.

The DVD, Blu-ray and digital download releases from UPHE Content Group will feature bonus footage of Waters visiting the grave of poet and soldier Frank Thompson, who lost his life during World War II.

The 2-disc Blu-ray special edition features more than 95 minutes of bonus footage from when Waters was joined on stage by David Gilmour and Nick Mason at London’s O2 Arena in a performance of “Comfortably Numb” during “The Wall Live” tour, as well as driving outtakes from the road movie, art cards, a poster and booklet.

The film’s soundtrack will be released this fall by Sony Music.


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Contest: The Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd Story DVD

Posted June 2, 2014 by Floydian Slip

dvd-wideRegister to win the newly reissued “The Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd Story” documentary on DVD.

Courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment, the discs contain bonus material not included in the original 2006 release.

Register now. Deadline is end of day, June 8.


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“The Body” coming to DVD

Posted September 13, 2013 by Floydian Slip

The 1970 Roy Battersby documentary “The Body,” best known to Pink Floyd fans for its soundtrack including work by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, will be issued on DVD next month.

Network Distributing Ltd. will release the film on DVD in its entirety for the first time. The disc will include the original theatrical trailer, a gallery of still images, and promotional material.

Waters composed and recorded the soundtrack along with Ron Geesin. The track “Give Birth to a Smile” included the rest of Pink Floyd, who appeared without credit.

The DVD will be issued as a Region 2 disc, playable in Europe, the Middle East and several other countries, but not the United States.

Network describes “The Body” as “a deeply intimate feature-length film exploring the physical experience of being human.”

Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave and Frank Finlay, with commentary by poet/playwright Adrian Mitchell, the film follows the human life-cycle from conception to death.

Battersby has worked as a director mostly in television since 1969.

The DVD will be priced at £6.98.


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Register to win “The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon” DVD

Posted February 11, 2013 by Floydian Slip

Next Sunday we’ll give away our first Listener Survey Grand Prize: A copy of “The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon,” a DVD documentary from Eagle Rock Entertainment.

You can become eligible to win by completing our listener survey. It’ll take you 3-4 minutes.

The DVD includes interviews with Pink Floyd band members Roger Waters, Rick Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, plus engineer Alan Parsons, designer Storm Thorgerson, and others involved in the recording and release of the album.

The documentary combines archive footage of Floyd in concert, in the studio and in rehearsal, with video clips, interviews and original demos.

Register to win by taking our survey.


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Contest: The Story of Wish You Were Here DVD/Blu-ray

Posted June 20, 2012 by Floydian Slip

Register now to win the new documentary “Pink Floyd The Story of Wish You Were Here” on DVD or Blu-Ray.

Authorized by the band, it includes new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, as well as archive interviews with Richard Wright, who died in 2008.

Sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper, front cover “burning man” Ronnie Rondell  and others involved in the project are also featured. Original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisits the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the album’s construction.

Deadline to register: 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 27. Prizes courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Register now.


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Wish You Were Here documentary coming this summer

Posted April 3, 2012 by Floydian Slip

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release “Pink Floyd The Story of Wish You Were Here” on DVD and Blu-ray June 26.

The documentary, authorized by the band, includes new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, as well as archive interviews with Richard Wright, who died in 2008.

Sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper, front cover “burning man” Ronnie Rondell and others involved in the project are also featured. Original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisits the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the album’s construction.

Pricing details have not yet been released.


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EMI announces massive Floyd reissue/rarity project

Posted May 10, 2011 by Floydian Slip

EMI announced today the largest Pink Floyd remaster and rarities project in the band’s 40-plus-year history.

The label will release remastered/repackaged versions of all 14 Floyd studio albums, along with deluxe — and deluxe, deluxe! — versions including tons of previously unreleased audio, video and more.

The label’s Web site for the initiative, “Why Pink Floyd …?,” promises, “a comprehensive release schedule, to be launched on September 26, 2011, encompassing CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, SACD, an array of digital formats, viral marketing, iPhone Apps and a brand-new single-album ‘Best Of’ collection.”

A source close to the band told “Floydian Slip” in September 2010 remastering work on previously unreleased, and, in some cases, presumed to have been lost, recordings was being performed for eventual release, “subject to interminable contract negotiations.”

The project’s “Discovery” series will include individual remasters of all 14 Floyd studio albums:

  1. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
  2. A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
  3. More (1969)
  4. Ummagumma (1969)
  5. Atom Heart Mother (1970)
  6. Meddle (1971)
  7. Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  8. The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  9. Wish You Were Here (1975)
  10. Animals (1977)
  11. The Wall (1979)
  12. The Final Cut (1983)
  13. A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
  14. The Division Bell (1994)

… as well as “The Discovery Collection,” a box set containing all of them.

All have been remastered by James Guthrie, and come in newly-designed Digipaks with 12-page booklets designed by Storm Thorgerson.

“Experience” editions — coming for:

  1. The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  2. Wish You Were Here (1975)
  3. The Wall (1979)

… are expanded versions in Digipak bonus disc format. Included are original remastered albums, discs of additional material and expanded CD booklets.

EMI will also release “Immersion” editions of:

  1. The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  2. Wish You Were Here (1975)
  3. The Wall (1979)

Packaged in square boxes, the sets contain remastered, previously unreleased and audio-visual material, plus additional content such as reproduced memorabilia, new graphics, art prints, collectors’ items, booklets and more.

Also included in this project is “A Foot in the Door,” a new 14-track sampler of previously released material, also remastered by Guthrie; and vinyl editions of much of the back catalog.

Rarities

The most exciting material, without a doubt, are the previously unreleased tracks contained in the “Experience” and “Immersion” sets.

The 6-CD “Dark Side” immersion set includes concert film screens in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound; early, live versions of “Dark Side” songs; demos of “Us and Them” and “Money”; documentary videos; “The Hard Way,” a cut from the band’s aborted “Household Objects” project, when it flirted with recording an entire album substituting everyday objects for instruments; and more.

The 5-CD “Wish You Were Here” immersion set includes live material from November 1974’s Wembley shows; “Wine Glasses” from “Household Objects”; an alternate take of “Have a Cigar”; and a version of the title track featuring Stephane Grappelli; and much more.

“The Wall” immersion set includes seven CDs, which contain a live version of the album; documentaries; interviews; and more.


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