It's 2010. A joint Soviet-American space mission has successfully established a sprawling colony of settlers on the moon. The two dozen cosmonauts, astronauts, scientists and assorted astronomers have been living in peace and harmony for nearly a year.
Along with their excellent series of remasters last year, Pink Floyd announced that they would also be offering up special "Immersion" box sets of their biggest albums, which would feature video, demos, unreleased live outtakes and more.
The February 2012 issue of Guitar World magazine is available now. Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason tell the story behind the making of Meddle and Wish You Were Here, the two prog-rock classics that book-ended their 1973 masterpiece, The Dark Side of the Moon.
Is it just me, or is an album's release date becoming less and less relevant? I'm not just talking about piracy or over-saturation of the market leading to release dates that just don't feel as special -- though even at my relatively young age, I can fondly remember waiting in line at FYE to buy a new album -- but rather I'm saying that the way we consume music is changing in such a way that makes when an album came out nearly irrelevant.
Pink Floyd have just posted a trailer for the new Experience and Immersion editions of their classic album, Wish You Were Here. The trailer features clips from each remastered track on the album, including previously unreleased live songs and alternate versions. You can listen to the samples below.
With a number one album, a high-profile stadium tour and non-stop radio airplay, Pink Floyd appear to be everywhere -- and, oddly, nowhere. In an era when MTV appearances and revealing magazine interviews are de rigueur for rock stars on the make, the members of Floyd have methodically kept the media at bay.
Who better to cap off a week of celebrating Pink Floyd on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon than Pearl Jam? Seattle's finest took the stage on Fallon this past Friday night to perform a cover of Pink Floyd's "Mother," which of course comes from their landmark double album, The Wall. You can check out video of the performance below.