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Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon SACD reissued

To be released on January 24th, 2020, is a long-awaited reissue of the hybrid multichannel SACD (Super Audio CD) of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album, The Dark Side Of The Moon. Originally released in the format (having a separate stereo layer playable on all normal CD players) in 2003 as mark of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the album, the SACD proved very popular. However, it has been out of print for some years, so the reissue later this month will be welcomed by many. The release is by Analogue Productions, and seems that they will be selling it exclusively through their AcousticSounds.com store (https://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=detail Title_ID=133317), and preorders are now being taken. The mix is the same as the 2003 release, but we understand the packaging has been updated and the retailer are noting that it is presented in a deluxe format. SACDs provide high audio quality, and in certain cases (such as this, and the other Floyd SACD, Wish You Were Here) multi-channel, surround mixes too. The DSOTM and WYWH SACDs both sound superb, and it is worth checking to see if you have suitable equipment to play multichannel SACDs. Many Sony CD players are compatible with SACDs, and indeed Playstation 3 consoles all play SACDs with no problem. Other makes of CD/DVD/Blu-ray players do support the format, but this varies from model to model. If we hear of other retailers who are selling this title, we will let you know.

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Pink Floyd The Later Years box set – further price drop

Click here for the track listing of the box set (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/miscellaneous-articles/pink-floyd-the-later-years-1987-2019-box-set-track-li-2.html). Some good news for those who have been wondering about ordering it, or for those who already have, through Amazon – they have reduced the price in a number of their stores for the box set. At time of writing this, Amazon UK are currently offering it for £272.76 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) which is the lowest price they’ve had for it, so far. Those who have already pre-ordered it through them will automatically pay the lowest price it was advertised for, between when they ordered it, and release date, so there’s no need to cancel your order and re-purchase. Each Amazon store seems to set their own price, so it is worth shopping around, and also note they will send things like this worldwide. For those who need reminding, let’s take a look at what is on offer. Looking at the largest item first, the box set, this consists of 5 CDs in a 60-page hardback book, 6 Blu-rays and 5 DVDs, each in gatefold wallets, 2 7 vinyl singles with material never released, a 40-page hardback photo book, replica tour programmes, and a reproduction memorabilia collection. The box set offers over six hours of previously unheard audio and over seven hours of previously unseen audiovisuals from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, The Division Bell and The Endless River albums. The CDs take in the 2019 remix of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, a 2019 remix of Delicate Sound Of Thunder, a disc of live B-sides and unreleased material from The Division Bell, and a new remix of the 1990 Knebworth concert. With AMLOR, the album is presented for the first time in 5.1, and has been updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of this album. By returning to some of Richard Wright’s keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The Blu-rays include 5.1 surround sound mixes of the above, as well as The Division Bell, a restored and remixed Delicate Sound of Thunder and includes additional tracks not on the original release, a re-edited PULSE, the full Venice 1989 and Knebworth 1990 concert films (Knebworth includes Great Gig In The Sky), along with music videos, the full range of tour screen films (including the very amusing Money screen film from 1994 with a very retro looking alien complete with ray gun), documentaries, and a new film by Ian Emes for The Endless River album. The DVDs replicate the above material with the exception of the surround sound mixes, which are only on the Blu-rays. The two 7 vinyl singles host two previously unreleased songs – Arnold Layne from the 2007 Syd Barrett tribute concert at the Barbican, and Lost For Words recorded at the rehearsals for the 1994 Earls Court shows. The double vinyl LP and CD highlights packages bring together a flavour of the full set, taking in tracks from Knebworth, The Division Bell sessions, the Momentary Lapse remix, Delicate Sound and more. This has different artwork to the box set. If you missed it, here’s another sneak preview from The Later Years that is now available to hear – the 2019 remix of One Slip, which BD’s Ed Lopez-Reyes has reviewed elsewhere on our site. ORDERING INFORMATION:
You can order the various editions through the following direct links, taking advantage of Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee so you will automatically pay the lowest asking price between placing your order, and release, whilst giving Brain Damage much needed help with running costs without costing you any extra. We really appreciate it too! All the below should be live when you read this, or if not, shortly. PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – deluxe box set: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – 2LP vinyl highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X1M7QWF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X1M7QWF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07VSR69GY/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07VSR69GY/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – 1CD highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WPX44M4/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WPX44M4/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X5P643F/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X5P643F/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)

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Pink Floyd The Later Years box set – release date moved

Click here for the track listing of the box set (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/miscellaneous-articles/pink-floyd-the-later-years-1987-2019-box-set-track-li-2.html). For those who need reminding, let’s take a look at what is on offer. Looking at the largest item first, the box set, this consists of 5 CDs in a 60-page hardback book, 6 Blu-rays and 5 DVDs, each in gatefold wallets, 2 7 vinyl singles with material never released, a 40-page hardback photo book, replica tour programmes, and a reproduction memorabilia collection. The box set offers over six hours of previously unheard audio and over seven hours of previously unseen audiovisuals from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, The Division Bell and The Endless River albums. The CDs take in the 2019 remix of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, a 2019 remix of Delicate Sound Of Thunder, a disc of live B-sides and unreleased material from The Division Bell, and a new remix of the 1990 Knebworth concert. With AMLOR, the album is presented for the first time in 5.1, and has been updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of this album. By returning to some of Richard Wright’s keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The Blu-rays include 5.1 surround sound mixes of the above, as well as The Division Bell, a restored and remixed Delicate Sound of Thunder and includes additional tracks not on the original release, a re-edited PULSE, the full Venice 1989 and Knebworth 1990 concert films (Knebworth includes Great Gig In The Sky), along with music videos, the full range of tour screen films (including the very amusing Money screen film from 1994 with a very retro looking alien complete with ray gun), documentaries, and a new film by Ian Emes for The Endless River album. The DVDs replicate the above material with the exception of the surround sound mixes, which are only on the Blu-rays. The two 7 vinyl singles host two previously unreleased songs – Arnold Layne from the 2007 Syd Barrett tribute concert at the Barbican, and Lost For Words recorded at the rehearsals for the 1994 Earls Court shows. The double vinyl LP and CD highlights packages bring together a flavour of the full set, taking in tracks from Knebworth, The Division Bell sessions, the Momentary Lapse remix, Delicate Sound and more. This has different artwork to the box set. For another sneak preview (previously, we shared on this site Wish You Were Here from the Knebworth 1990 concert, and the early version of High Hopes), here’s another song from The Later Years that is now available to hear – the 2019 remix of One Slip, which BD’s Ed Lopez-Reyes has talked about on our site in a separate review: ORDERING INFORMATION:
You can order the various editions through the following direct links, taking advantage of Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee so you will automatically pay the lowest asking price between placing your order, and release, whilst giving Brain Damage much needed help with running costs without costing you any extra. We really appreciate it too! All the below should be live when you read this, or if not, shortly. PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – deluxe box set: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – 2LP vinyl highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X1M7QWF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X1M7QWF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07VSR69GY/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07VSR69GY/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – 1CD highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WPX44M4/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WPX44M4/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X5P643F/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X5P643F/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)

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Large Pink Floyd feature in latest issue of UK’s Uncut Magazine

available online worldwide (https://www.newsstand.co.uk/140-TV-and-Film-Magazines/6457-Subscribe-to-UNCUT-Magazine-Subscription.aspx), and has a large feature on Pink Floyd, with a number of new interviews with key personnel, as the band gets ready to release The Later Years box set, and 2LP/1CD highlights sets (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/pink-floyd-the-later-years-box-set-price-drop-plus-hear-high-hopes-early-ver.html). In the feature, Uncut’s Tom Pinnock talks to David Gilmour, Nick Mason, creative director Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and long-time engineer Andy Jackson about regrouping following Waters’ departure in December 1985. By 1984, Roger had very obviously decided that enough was enough for him, Gilmour said, and I hadn’t decided that enough was enough for me. So I imagine I thought, ‘Yes, we’ll go back to doing [Floyd].’ David was very determined not to be told that he can’t do it any more, explained Andy Jackson. In some ways you could interpret Roger saying, ‘There is no more Pink Floyd’ as [from David’s point of view], ‘Well, you can’t tell me that…’ He had the desire to carry on as a band, so he had to make that work really. We were trying to make something that sounded very much of the time, which means of course that as time progresses it ends up sounding dated. As Bob Ezrin was prone to do, at the start of the [Momentary Lapse Of Reason] album he came in with a stack of CDs and said, ‘This is what’s happening now.’ In ’86, digital was very much at the forefront. [Dire Straits’] Brothers In Arms had just come out and that had a very particular sound, and that was one bar Bob said we should be aiming for. Nick Mason: We sort of laid everything on it. There was a sense of trepidation over what it would be like without Roger, so we slightly over-egged the pudding in terms of lots of session players. Some of it’s overproduced, far too much stuff on it… I thought it didn’t really sound like a Pink Floyd record, said bassist Guy Pratt, who joined the band in 1987 for their live work, but it was a very good record. It’s very of its time – Floyd were suited to ’80s bombast. Most of you will be aware that the box set includes a remixed and updated version of the AMLOR album. By returning to some of Richard Wright’s keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin are said to have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The release of the One Slip remix today has caused quite a buzz in the Floyd community, as the work undertaken on it seems to have paid handsome dividends. We’re even more eager to hear the rest of the album now! If you can’t find the December 2019 issue of Uncut at your local UK store, order online now (https://www.newsstand.co.uk/140-TV-and-Film-Magazines/6457-Subscribe-to-UNCUT-Magazine-Subscription.aspx). The issue comes with Bob Dylan on the cover and an exclusive unreleased Dylan track on the free, cover mounted CD. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s Robert Smith, Nick Cave The Bad Seeds, Prince, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Lynne, Booker T, Tindersticks and much more…