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Pink Floyd – The Division Bell: 20th Anniversary Edition (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Pink Floyd – The Division Bell: 20th Anniversary (2014) Blu-ray Audio
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Video: MPEG4 AVC 14997 kbps 1080p 24 fps 16:9
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 96 kHz 4608 kbps 24-bit
Audio2: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 7986 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio3: English LPCM A 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 22.59 GB

Pink Floyd is releasing a 20th anniversary box set of The Division Bell , the band s 1994 multi-million selling album that included the Grammy Award winning track Marooned. Set for release on 1 July 2014, The Division Bell was the last studio album to be released by the band: David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. This 20th anniversary box set features six discs, including three replica coloured or clear vinyl discs, 5 collectors prints, a Blu-ray disc and for the first time Andy Jackson s 5.1 audio mix of The Division Bell .
The Division Bell 20th Anniversary collector s box set will feature a new 2-LP vinyl edition of the album, remastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab from the original analogue tapes, including all the full length tracks (originally edited to fit on a single LP) in a gatefold sleeve designed by Hipgnosis/StormStudios. Five other discs are included: a red 7 vinyl replica of single Take It Back, clear 7 vinyl replica of High Hopes, 12 blue vinyl replica of High Hopes with reverse laser etched design, the 2011 Discovery remaster of The Division Bell and a Blu-ray disc including The Division Bell album in HD Audio, plus the previously unreleased 5.1 surround sound audio mix of the album by Andy Jackson.
Another addition included on the Blu-ray disc is a new video for Marooned, the track that won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental in 1994. Filmed in Ukraine during the first week of April 2014, the video was directed by Aubrey Powell at Hipgnosis. It will appear on the disc with audio tracks in both PCM Stereo and a 5.1 mix by Andy Jackson.

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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:00 minutes | Scans included | 3,89 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 42:57 minutes | Scans included | 828 MB
30th anniversary edition | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround.

By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band. Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which aren’t that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of Floyd’s slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It’s dense with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one.

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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975) [Reissue 2011] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975) [Reissue 2011] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:19 minutes | Scans included | 3,57 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 44:13 minutes | Scans included | 966 MB
Special Limited SACD Edition | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround.

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor. Musically, it’s arguably even more impressive, showcasing the group’s interplay and David Gilmour’s solos in particular. And while it’s short on actual songs, the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling.

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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (2011) [DVD-Audio + Audio-DVD]

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Artist: Pink Floyd | Album: Wish You Were Here | Style: Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Year: 2011 [1975 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 4.0 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit) + Audio-DVD (Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 4.0 (~448 kbps, 640 kbps), LPCM 2.0 ~1536 kbps) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 5 | Size: ~5.52 Gb + 2.15 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in srchive | Release: BluRay-rip (Immersion Box – Disc 5) © Pink Floyd Music Ltd. | EMI Records Ltd. (50999 029438 9 3) + original Audio-DVD (Immersion Box – Disc 3) | Note: Not Watermarked

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor. Musically, it’s arguably even more impressive, showcasing the group’s interplay and David Gilmour’s solos in particular. And while it’s short on actual songs, the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling.

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Pink Floyd – The Later Years: 1987-2019 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Pink Floyd – The Later Years: 1987-2019 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:19:46 minutes | 921 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Pink Floyd Music

Pink Floyd-the band was one of the most famous in history. 12 track highlights from the box set. Includes 3 new mixes from ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, 3 new mixes from ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’, 3 tracks from Knebworth 1990, 2 unreleased studio recordings from ‘The Division Bell’ and a 1994 tour rehearsal track.

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Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

Pink Floyd – The Wall
Artist: Pink Floyd | Album: The Wall | Style: Rock | Year: 1979| Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.0 96kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 26 | Size: ~3.18 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: Upmix by AREA51 | Note: Not Watermarked

The Wall was Roger Waters’ crowning accomplishment in Pink Floyd. It documented the rise and fall of a rock star (named Pink Floyd), based on Waters’ own experiences and the tendencies he’d observed in people around him. By then, the bassist had firm control of the group’s direction, working mostly alongside David Gilmour and bringing in producer Bob Ezrin as an outside collaborator. Drummer Nick Mason was barely involved, while keyboardist Rick Wright seemed to be completely out of the picture. Still, The Wall was a mighty, sprawling affair, featuring 26 songs with vocals: nearly as many as all previous Floyd albums combined. The story revolves around the fictional Pink Floyd’s isolation behind a psychological wall. The wall grows as various parts of his life spin out of control, and he grows incapable of dealing with his neuroses. The album opens by welcoming the unwitting listener to Floyd’s show (“In the Flesh?”), then turns back to childhood memories of his father’s death in World War II (“Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1”), his mother’s over protectiveness (“Mother”), and his fascination with and fear of sex (“Young Lust”). By the time “Goodbye Cruel World” closes the first disc, the wall is built and Pink is trapped in the midst of a mental breakdown. On disc two, the gentle acoustic phrasings of “Is There Anybody Out There?” and the lilting orchestrations of “Nobody Home” reinforce Floyd’s feeling of isolation. When his record company uses drugs to coax him to perform (“Comfortably Numb”), his onstage persona is transformed into a homophobic, race-baiting fascist (“In the Flesh”). In “The Trial,” he mentally prosecutes himself, and the wall comes tumbling down. This ambitious concept album was an across-the-board smash, topping the Billboard album chart for 15 weeks in 1980. The single “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2” was the country’s best-seller for four weeks. The Wall spawned an elaborate stage show (so elaborate, in fact, that the band was able to bring it to only a few cities) and a full-length film. It also marked the last time Waters and Gilmour would work together as equal partners.

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Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (2011) [DVD-Audio + Audio-DVD]

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon
Artist: Pink Floyd | Album: The Dark Side Of The Moon | Style: Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Year: 2011 [1973 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 4.0 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit) + Audio-DVD (Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 4.0 (~448 kbps, 640 kbps), LPCM 2.0 ~1536 kbps) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 10 | Size: ~5.79 Gb + 2.15 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: rip and authoring of BluRay (Immersion Box – Disc 5) © Pink Floyd Music Ltd. | EMI Records Ltd. (50999 029431 2 1) + original Audio-DVD (Immersion Box – Disc 3) | Note: Not Watermarked

By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band. Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which aren’t that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of Floyd’s slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It’s dense with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one.

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Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979/2016) [Official Digital Download 16bit/44,1kHz]

Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 16-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:20:46 minutes | 450 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Parlophone Records
Recorded: December 1978 – November 1979, Britannia Row, Super Bear Studio, Studio Miraval, France; CBS 30th Street Studio, New York; Producers Workshop, Los Angeles

The Wall was Roger Waters’ crowning accomplishment in Pink Floyd. It documented the rise and fall of a rock star (named Pink Floyd), based on Waters’ own experiences and the tendencies he’d observed in people around him. By then, the bassist had firm control of the group’s direction, working mostly alongside David Gilmour and bringing in producer Bob Ezrin as an outside collaborator. Drummer Nick Mason was barely involved, while keyboardist Rick Wright seemed to be completely out of the picture. Still, The Wall was a mighty, sprawling affair, featuring 26 songs with vocals: nearly as many as all previous Floyd albums combined. The story revolves around the fictional Pink Floyd’s isolation behind a psychological wall. The wall grows as various parts of his life spin out of control, and he grows incapable of dealing with his neuroses. The album opens by welcoming the unwitting listener to Floyd’s show (“In the Flesh?”), then turns back to childhood memories of his father’s death in World War II (“Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1”), his mother’s over protectiveness (“Mother”), and his fascination with and fear of sex (“Young Lust”). By the time “Goodbye Cruel World” closes the first disc, the wall is built and Pink is trapped in the midst of a mental breakdown. On disc two, the gentle acoustic phrasings of “Is There Anybody Out There?” and the lilting orchestrations of “Nobody Home” reinforce Floyd’s feeling of isolation. When his record company uses drugs to coax him to perform (“Comfortably Numb”), his onstage persona is transformed into a homophobic, race-baiting fascist (“In the Flesh”). In “The Trial,” he mentally prosecutes himself, and the wall comes tumbling down. This ambitious concept album was an across-the-board smash, topping the Billboard album chart for 15 weeks in 1980. The single “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2” was the country’s best-seller for four weeks. The Wall spawned an elaborate stage show (so elaborate, in fact, that the band was able to bring it to only a few cities) and a full-length film. It also marked the last time Waters and Gilmour would work together as equal partners. –AllMusic Review by Rovi Staff

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Pink Floyd – Cre/ation – The Early Years 1967-1972 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Pink Floyd – Cre/ation – The Early Years 1967-1972 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:52:54 minutes | 2,35 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | © Pink Floyd Records
Recorded: 1965-1972

Set across 2 CD’s, Cre/ation The Early Years 1967 – 1972 charts the evolution of the band and bears witness to their part in cultural revolutions, from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon, one of the biggest selling albums of all time. From the single Arnold Layne to the 24-minute epic Echoes, fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic, through to Syd’s departure and David Gilmour joining to form the iconic lineup.

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The Australian Pink Floyd Show – Everything Under The Sun: Live In Germany 2016 (2017) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: The Australian Pink Floyd Show – Everything Under The Sun: Live In Germany 2016
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Tribute
Artist: Steve Mac – guitar, vocals; Colin Wilson – bass guitar, vocals; Jason Sawford – keyboards; Paul Bonney – drums; David Domminney Fowler – guitar, vocals; Mike Kidson – saxophones; Emily Lynn, Lara Smiles, Lorelei McBroom – backing vocals; Chris Barnes – Vocals; Ricky Howard – Bass, Vocals

Production/Label: Black Hill Pictures GmbH/Edel Germany GmbH
Duration: 02:26:14
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, AC-3
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 27984 kbps / 1920*1080i / 25 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit
Audio#2: English DTS 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit
Audio#3 (Bonus): English Dolby Digital 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps
Subtitle (Bonus): German
Size: 40.34 GB

On this concert film we have tried to cover a good selection from Pink Floyd’s oeuvre, performed with our newly redesigned light show. However there’s so much that Pink Floyd wrote and many of their songs are simply so long that we can only present a selection of their total output. We hope that our choice includes much of their very best work. Thinking of ways to present the music the show has evolved over the years – from the choice and creation of visual projections, sometimes touching on more up to date political events which we believed to be in keeping with some of the Pink Floyd themes found in their work to the complex task of creating a special effects light and laser show working with some very talented and able individuals in the field who have contributed their skills and ideas to develop the show.

The concert was filmed progressively over our entire ‘Best of the Best’ tour in the spring of 2016 in Germany but the bulk of the material was filmed in the last week of the tour, playing in many great venues including the famous Festhalle in Frankfurt, a venue that Pink Floyd themselves performed ‘Animals’. Keen eyed viewers may detect slight differences in the various takes but overall a cinematic approach was taken to produce a film of a concert which we hope will give much enjoyment to the viewer and listener, a show that is the culmination of nearly 30 years of continuous touring on the road.

– Jason Sawford, June 2016
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