Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 16-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:20:46 minutes | 450 MB | Genre: Rock
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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
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
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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.
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
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
Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1965-1972 (2016/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 666:02 minutes | 6,74 GB | Genre: Rock
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The Early Years 1965–1972 is a compilation box set by Pink Floyd released on 11 November 2016. It contains early non-album singles plus unreleased studio and live recordings. Volumes 1–6 are available separately since March 24th 2017, while Volume 7 Continu/ation will be exclusive to the box set.
Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (2016)
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 32bit/192kHz | 2,38 Gb
Label: Pink Floyd Records – SIJP-11/PFRLP1 | Release: 2016 | 00:41:56 | Genre: Rock
The title of Pink Floyd’s debut album is taken from a chapter in Syd Barrett’s favorite children’s book, The Wind in the Willows, and the lyrical imagery of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is indeed full of colorful, childlike, distinctly British whimsy, albeit filtered through the perceptive lens of LSD. Barrett’s catchy, melodic acid pop songs are balanced with longer, more experimental pieces showcasing the group’s instrumental freak-outs, often using themes of space travel as metaphors for hallucinogenic experiences — “Astronomy Domine” is a poppier number in this vein, but tracks like “Interstellar Overdrive” are some of the earliest forays into what has been tagged space rock. But even though Barrett’s lyrics and melodies are mostly playful and humorous, the band’s music doesn’t always bear out those sentiments — in addition to Rick Wright’s eerie organ work, dissonance, chromaticism, weird noises, and vocal sound effects are all employed at various instances, giving the impression of chaos and confusion lurking beneath the bright surface. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation — the pleasures of expanding one’s mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy; this duality makes Piper all the more compelling in light of Barrett’s subsequent breakdown, and ranks it as one of the best psychedelic albums of all time. ~~ AllMusic Review by Steve Huey