Post Number: 1962
|Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 6:49 am: |
For those of you that are interested:
Pink Floyd just released "PULSE" on DVD (two discs plus booklet). It's the video of the band's Earl's Court (London) show(s) on the last and final World Tour in '94 in support of the (then) new "Division Bell" release. It includes the only full performance of the entire "Dark Side Of The Moon" recorded on video. It had previously been available on VHS, then LaserDisc (which was decent), but the new version is improved all the way around. Supposedly, Gilmour held it back while technology caught up...the show was originally recorded on videotape instead of film and in analogue in multi-track (mixed down to stereo). While it isn't perfect, the video and sound are improved (both lo and hi-data rate 5.1 surround sound is now available) and the extra's are worthwhile. I paid $14.95 as "pre-order" from deepdiscountdvd.com.
If you're a fan, get yourself a copy of the "Is There Anybody Out There" "box" set. I got the "deluxe" version in the hard case with the hardbound 68pg. book. It's two CD's of the complete "The Wall" Earl's Court concert(s) from '80-81. If memory serves me, they did only a handful of shows (In the US, only two in NY and two in LA) due to the enourmous cost and logistical nightmare of putting on the Wall spectacle. It includes a track left off the Wall release due to time constraints, and one track added to allow roadies time to set-up the wall before intermission time. I paid under $20 new from amazon.com's marketplace. I think they have it for around $25 everyday. The sound and performances are outstanding!
Both are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Post Number: 208
|Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 8:17 am: |
I was just remarking to a friend the other day that I really enjoy floyd, but have listened to it so much that I can't bear to put it on anymore, and have relgated them to the rare times I catch them on the radio. Mabe this could help out a bit. If anyone is interested, they can check out some live pink floyd stuff at the below site (Sugar Megs), as well as a video or two. There is also a bunch of jam band stuff, and some other interesting nuggets here and there. The bootleg demo tapes of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are definitely worth a listen, if you like the band.
Post Number: 903
|Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 8:44 am: |
Can I take advantage of your knowledge?
'The Delicate Sound of Thunder' is one of my all time faves. Any other stuff of this vintage, that particular line-up you can recommend?
J o e y
Post Number: 1963
|Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 9:45 am: |
Well, yes. FWIW, The line-up that is featured on Pulse is also featured on DSOT, and the albums that spawned those vids (i.e., "Division Bell" and "A Momentary lapse Of Reason", respectively). I'm referring specifically to Guy Pratt and Jon Carin (Bass and Keys, respectively), as well as Saxman Dick Parry (since DSOTM). All are sublime!
Guy's work on "Sorrow" is awesome...it's reminiscent of the Pino Palladino fretless stuff from DG"s second solo album.
It appears that the DSOT DVD is in limbo. I imagine it's another concert documentary from a videotape source, so Gilmour is probably not gonna release it until it's as perfect as it can be. It was released in PAL/SECAM (European region encoding, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EE9XZU/qid=1153326560/sr=1-9/ref=sr_1_9/102-9138141-6668915?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130 ), but I can't vouch for the quality. I have the original 1987 release on LaserDisc, which I like.
Of course, you can hear Guy, Jon and Dick (as well as others) on DG's latest release ("On An Island") as well. Hopefully, we'll get a DVD from his latest tour...I saw the theatrical "simulcast" release from the BBC-England documenting the opening night of his tour and it was decent (but not as good as the show I caught at Radio City).
You can also see/hear Jon's PF redux on the Roger Water's "In The Flesh" DVD.
Post Number: 387
|Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 5:48 pm: |
You know, it's funny you mention Pink Floyd. I just came home from an extended hospital stay and it was in there that I finally understood Pink Floyd. Of course, I was coming down from some heavy drugs the doctors gave me at the same time my mp3 player chose to play them........
Post Number: 1978
|Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006 - 7:03 am: |
Ah...try "The Wall" backed-up by "The Final Cut" for some serious "Belleview Music" LOL! If you're really into masochism, try the psychotic Waters solo stuff like "Pros & Cons Of Hitchiking", "Radio KAOS" and "Amused To Death", LOL!
Deeply disturbing stuff here, folks! LOL! Waters obsession with WWII, the decline of the British Empire and psychoses is downright frightening...just ask David Gilmour, LOL!
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006 - 10:04 am: |
s'cusi dove il bar
se para collo pou eine toe bar
s'il vous plait ou est le bar
oi' where's the ******* bar john!
Post Number: 209
|Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006 - 1:32 pm: |
I can't stand Water's solo stuff personally. Talk about beating a dead horse!
BTW, anyone follow the Publius Enigma puzzle at all?
Post Number: 681
|Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006 - 2:00 pm: |
Syd Barrett, original leader of Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 60. Apparently, he kind of flipped out in 1970 and lived as a recluse in his mother's house until he died.
Post Number: 929
|Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006 - 2:58 pm: |
I got this last week, and while I thought the sound & performances were good, I wish the director had not spent so much time on the visual stuff displayed on the stage screen; I'd rather look at the band while it's playing; all that suff is cool when you're at the show, but on tape I find it boring.
Post Number: 1197
|Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2006 - 10:53 am: |
and way too many gilmour shots
Post Number: 909
|Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006 - 11:18 pm: |
Amidst all this PF hoopla, how did Gilmour get involved with McCartney for his 'Run, Devil, Run' oldies project? Not that I'm complaining, but just seemed a little out of character.
J o e y
Post Number: 50
|Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 2:05 am: |
I saw the show on satelite the other day. Not bad, I didnt really notice any 'production problems' as far as tv productions of live shows go.
Gilmour seems to be getting around these days. He's been playing shows with the Mingus big band.,.. and I noticed he was on a Don Byron record called 'Bug Music'.. or something to that effect. A little off topic, if youre a 'jazz' fan and you havent heard of Don Byron, youre missing out.
Post Number: 1983
|Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 4:54 am: |
Considering Gilmour is the major writer, singer, and band leader, lots of camera time is de rigeur, n'est-ce pas? Unfortunately, the rest of the band (Carin and Pratt, specifically) don't get much camera time.
Gilmour originally played on Macca's "Give My Regards To Broad Street" movie soundtrack: remember 1983's "No More Lonely Nights"? You can't miss the Gilmour lead.
DG loves to play. As long as it fits into his personal schedule (he devotes most of his time to his family these days), he plays on as many varied projects as he desires.