dark side of the moon tour

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“I found this t-shirt in a cage at the back of a shop. It’s too small but I still love it. I grew up listening to them with my Dad, he’s always play their music in the car. I love turning the lights down, sitting in a chair and listening to ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ top to bottom.On the last tour there was a good six weeks I only listened to that album.” - Harry in Another Man.

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Today, the 28th of March, is the 23rd birthday of Pink Floyd’s fourteenth studio album, “The Division Bell”.

Recorded along 1993, “The Division Bell” deals mostly with themes of communication in its lyrics. David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson co-wrote most of the songs, and it was the first album since “The Dark Side of the Moon” to feature Richard Wright on vocals. Some of the recordings took place on Gilmour’s houseboat, “Astoria”, which he purchased a few years earlier. Unused material from these sessions later became part of Pink Floyd’s last album, “The Endless River”.

“The Division Bell” sold over 6 million copies, thus becoming Pink Floyd’s fourth best-selling album. It peaked at 1st position in both the UK and the US, though received mixed reviews. The album was supported by “The Division Bell Tour”, which became the band’s highest-grossing concert tour ever. 

Pink Floyd Experience at Wellington’s St James theatre 5-6 May 2017 The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 with a brand new show. Our Animals 40th Anniversary tour features Pink Floyd’s three most iconic albums, Animals, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. These three albums would be regarded by many as Pink Floyd’s finest works, each album a masterpiece. They are performed by world-class musicians, augmented by a stellar crew of the best sound and lighting techs with absolute state-of-the-art equipment. Putting it simply, this is a Pink Floyd fan’s dream concert. Three complete Floyd albums performed just as they were meant to be listened to, in their entirety, from start to finish. Add to this all the other elements of a Pink Floyd concert, stunning sound, lighting and visuals and an 11-piece band with impeccable attention to detail and you’ve got one hell of a show!

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Happy 73rd birthday, Roger Waters!  Here to speak intelligently about Waters, I give you this stamp enthusiast’s Floyd enthusiast friend’s take on Waters and Pink Floyd (despite, as he says, how difficult it is “to write a blurb that’s short and blunt about someone with whom I’ve shared my life almost daily since I was a child…”):

George Roger Waters was born in Great Bookham on September sixth in 1943.  His father died in Anzio in February 1944.  This loss informed much of Roger’s lyrical content throughout his career.  Playing bass, he teamed up with Syd Barrett, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason in 1965 to form Pink Floyd.  Their first album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn (top left stamp), was well received.  David Gilmour joined the band after Syd suffered a mental breakdown and left, never to return. Syd continued to inspire some of the finest songs and albums of Pink Floyd.

Moderately successful releases followed but mainstream acceptance eluded them until Dark Side of the Moon (second row stamp), a concept album which remains one of the most popular records of all time.  Producing records with songs that explored common themes and ideas became part of the band’s identity, even after Roger split from the group.  It was a bitter departure but fans still hope for a reunion.

There is no denying Roger Waters is one of the greatest songwriters and wordsmiths in the history of rock and roll.  Soothing, cerebral music combined with pure poetry are why many label Roger a true genius.

Stamp details:
Issued on: July 7, 2016
From: London, England
MC #TBD

January 23 - Pink Floyd’s tenth studio album Animals was released on this day in 1977.

Two of the album’s three epic-length songs, “Dogs” and “Sheep”, were originally written and performed live (along with the also-epic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”) during Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon tours in 1974, but unlike “Shine On” they were shelved instead of included on the next album Wish You Were Here. “Dogs” was originally titled “You Gotta Be Crazy”, and “Sheep” was originally titled “Raving and Drooling”, both undergoing some adjustments to fit the Animal Farm inspired theme of the album.

Animals is the first and only Pink Floyd album to be recorded in their new Britannia Row studio in Islington, London. They had intended to record the following album The Wall there but it was recorded in France and the U.S. instead because the band had to spend a year out of England as tax exiles. (The studio found use by numerous other bands, in particular ‘80s goth bands Joy Division, New Order, and The Cult.) Over the years, one by one, each member of Pink Floyd sold their quarter share of Britannia Row to the others, the first being Rick Wright after he was forced out of the band during The Wall sessions, then Roger Waters after he famously quit the band in 1985, and finally David Gilmour sold to Nick Mason leaving him as the sole owner of the recording studio. In the early 1990s, Nick Mason sold Britannia Row to its longtime manager, Kate Koumi.

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Roger Waters: Pink Floyd star on why his fellow musicians are terrified to speak out against Israel

Roger Waters: Pink Floyd star on why his fellow musicians are terrified to speak out against Israel 

American musicians who support boycotting Israel over the issue of Palestinian rights are terrified to speak out for fear their careers will be destroyed, according to Roger Waters.

The Pink Floyd star – a prominent supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel since its inception 10 years ago – said the experience of seeing himself constantly labelled a Nazi and anti-Semite had scared people into silence.

“The only response to BDS is that it is anti-Semitic,” Waters told The Independent, in his first major UK interview about his commitment to Israeli activism. “I know this because I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite for the past 10 years.

“My industry has been particularly recalcitrant in even raising a voice [against Israel]. There’s me and Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Manic Street Preachers, one or two others, but there’s nobody in the United States where I live. I’ve talked to a lot of them, and they are scared s***less.

“If they say something in public they will no longer have a career. They will be destroyed. I’m hoping to encourage some of them to stop being frightened and to stand up and be counted, because we need them. We need them desperately in this conversation in the same way we needed musicians to join protesters over Vietnam.”

Waters likened Israeli treatment of Palestinians to apartheid South Africa. “The way apartheid South Africa treated its black population, pretending they had some kind of autonomy, was a lie,” he said.

“Just as it is a lie now that there is any possibility under the current status quo of Palestinians achieving self-determination and achieving, at least, a rule of law where they can live and raise their children and start their own industries. This is an ancient, brilliant, artistic and very humane civilisation that is being destroyed in front of our eyes.”

A trip to Israel in 2006, where Waters had planned to play a gig in Tel Aviv and the end of the European leg of his Dark Side of the Moon Live tour, transformed his view of the Middle East……

Read on:- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/roger-waters-pink-floyd-israel-boycott-ban-palestine-a6884971.html