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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

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Roger Waters zette The Wall in elkaar, een narcistische rockopera op een dubbelalbum over een emotioneel gehavende rockster. The Wall schildert zo een onsympathiek portret van de rockster, met de slimme naam “Pink”, die iedereen de schuld geeft – vooral vrouwen – van zijn neuroses. Zulke tekstuele en thematische tekortkomingen konden misschien vergeven worden als het album uit een geweldige verzameling nummers bestond, maar Waters nam zijn neiging naar opera ter harte, en bouwde het album op als een reeks fragmenten die bij elkaar worden gehouden door grotere nummers als “Comfortably Numb” en “Hey You”. De volledig ontwikkelde nummers behoren tot Floyds beste, maar The Wall is voornamelijk een triomf van productie: het naadloze oppervlak, waarin melodieuze fragmenten en geluidseffecten worden vermengd, maakt het gemakkelijk om de muzikale tekortkomingen en twijfelachtige teksten te negeren © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

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Door de sonische verkenningen van Meddle tot daadwerkelijke nummers om te smeden, en hun tripachtige instrumentale gedeeltes een zwoele, brandschone productie te geven ontwierp Pink Floyd ongewild zijn commerciële doorbraak met Dark Side of the Moon. Roger Waters schreef een reeks nummers over saaie, alledaagse details die op zichzelf niet zo indrukwekkend zijn, maar tegen de achtergrond van Floyds langzame, atmosferische geluidscollages en zorgvuldig geplaatste geluidseffecten hebben ze het beoogde emotionele effect. Maar, wat het album echte kracht geeft is de subtiel gelaagde muziek. Het is vol van detail, maar op een ontspannen wijze creërt het zijn eigen donkere, spookachtige wereld. Pink Floyd heeft misschien betere albums gemaakt dan Dark Side of the Moon, maar geen album vat hun zo goed samen als dit album © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Rock - Verschenen op 30 juni 2014 | Pink Floyd Records

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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

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Rock - Verschenen op 26 februari 1996 | Pink Floyd Records

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Rock - Verschenen op 13 december 2019 | Parlophone UK

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While the end of the 80s signalled the end for a lot of great bands who had been around for the last ten or fifteen years, it meant rebirth for Pink Floyd. The group had already lived two lives – one with and one without Syd Barrett. When Roger Waters left in 1985 he tried as hard as he could to stop the band from using the same name for future projects. After a long legal battle, Gilmour, Mason and Wright won the right to carry on using Pink Floyd. A Momentary Lapse of Reason came out in 1987, the first post-Waters album. A phenomenal tour followed which gave us the live album Delicate Sound of Thunder the following year. The album was different from the group’s other records for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was Pink Floyds first real live album (yes, there was Ummagumma but that was made up of two discs - one studio, one live). Secondly, it was a hugely successful tour, largely thanks to their use of both audio and visuals – images had long played a crucial role in their music (the film Live at Pompeii released 16 years earlier is a good example of this). And finally, it was the first album to ever be played in space thanks to the Soviet astronauts who took it aboard the Soyuz TM-7 shuttle when travelling to the Mir space station. This completed remixed re-release takes the acclaimed live album into a new era. Having stood out before for its (almost too) perfect sound recording and mixing, Delicate Sound of Thunder can now be enjoyed in a remixed hi-fi version that makes you feel like you’re right there in the mobile studio doing the live recording. It’s a unique experience for the senses, even if it does slightly do away with their psychedelic touch. Pink Floyd now belonged to Gilmour and he chose to focus a large part of the concert on A Momentary Lapse of Reason before going for an all-too-short segue into their best hits, mostly coming from Dark Side of the Moon. Despite this decision (which might be a bit annoying for die-hard fans) there are enough classics from albums like Shine On You Crazy Diamond, One of These Days and Wish You Were Here to keep you satisfied. In 1988, media formats forced the band to remove some songs from their tracklist due to a lack of space. This remixed version restores the forgotten tracks to reveal a complete concert with the addition of 7 songs and guitar solos that were shortened in the first version. This gives added flavour to a performance that went down in history alongside their other live album Pulse which was released in 1995 and was met with resounding success. This record just goes to show that Pink Floyd’s concerts really were immersive experiences. © Chief Brody/Qobuz
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Rock - Verschenen op 13 december 2019 | Rhino - Parlophone

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What a surprise! After The Later Years: 1987-2019 compilation, here comes the rest of the huge box set dedicated to the band’s David Gilmour-era music, kick started by the departure of Roger Waters. The Later Years follows on from the retrospective which focuses on the early years (1967-1972) of the British band, released in 2016. Remastered by Gilmour and Andy Jackson, this exciting collection features the whole of A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987), the band’s first studio album without Waters, as well as a double live disc of Delicate Sound of Thunder from 1988. Finally, the fourth volume reveals five live tracks, including three flamboyant performances from Pink Floyd’s first iteration: One of These Days from Meddle (1971) in Hanover in 1994, the psychedelic Astronomy Domine composed by Syd Barrett for The Piper at the Gate of Dawn (1967) and performed in Miami in the same year, as well as Run Like Hell from The Wall (1979) performed in Atlanta in 1987. Even more gems: seven unheard tracks from 1994, from the Division Bell era. Superb. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
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Rock - Verschenen op 30 april 2021 | Rhino - Parlophone

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Het livealbum Live at Knebworth 1990 van Pink Floyd wordt aanvankelijk uitgebracht als onderdeel van de boxset The Later Years. In 2021 komt de plaat als zelfstandige release uit. Het album bevat een weergave van het optreden dat de groep in 1990 in het Britse Knebworth geeft. Op de tracklist zijn liveversies te vinden van bekende nummers als "Wish You Were Here" en "Shine on You Crazy Diamond". © TiVo
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Rock - Verschenen op 7 november 2014 | Parlophone UK

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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

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Rock - Verschenen op 29 mei 1995 | Pink Floyd Records

Pink Floyd was in 1995 eigenlijk niet van plan om een livealbum uit te brengen. Maar nadat de Britse formatie tijdens de Division Bell-tour The Dark Side of the Moon diverse malen integraal heeft uitgevoerd, verschijnt toch het dubbel livealbum Pulse Pink. Daarop is een liveversie van The Dark Side of the Moon te vinden, aangevuld met liveversies van nummers van andere albums. © TiVo
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Rock - Verschenen op 29 november 2019 | Pink Floyd Music

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After returning to their Early Years (1965-1972), the Floyd turns their attention towards the Gilmour years, open after Roger Waters’ departure. The enormous 16-disc box set has been refined down to this digital version. However, The Later Years 1987-2019 is worth its weight in gold, as over the course of twelve tracks it selects the best of the best of studio and live recordings, remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, and they remain outstanding to this day. Included is the performance from Knebworth 1990, a charity concert which also featured Paul McCartney, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Dire Straits, Genesis, Eric Clapton and Tears For Fears, and which punctuated Pink Floyd’s tour of A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987), the band’s first release without Waters and whose opening consists of the eleven minutes of Shine on You Crazy Diamond. Furthermore, One Slip from the live album Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988) has been improved by new recordings on the drums by Nick Mason and on the keyboard by Wright. From Division Bell (1994) there is an instrumental version of Marooned Jam, Lost for Words and a demo of High Hopes. A real must have. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

With pigs, dogs and sheep, Pink Floyd’s Animals is a nod towards George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm. Of course, both works are only about one species in the end: Homosapiens. Released in January 1977, the album puts society under the microscope and dissects the ugliness and brutality of human nature. The record came at a time of huge social unrest in England: class tensions were on the rise, unemployment was skyrocketing and racial divide had hit a high-water mark. Anger was in the air and it bled into every corner of Animals.Lyrically speaking, this record holds some of the most unyielding, sardonic and iconoclastic poetry that Waters has ever penned. On the 17-minute epic Dogs we are introduced to the predatory businessmen - the cut-throat corporate stooges who will flash you an easy smile and then stab you in the back. Amid dog barks and relentless guitar strums, David Gilmour unleashes some of the finest solos of his career. They’re bluesy, progressive and brilliantly harrowing. Next up is Pigs (Three Different Ones) which details the ruthless, totalitarian leaders who perpetuate injustice and oppression while maintaining a grip on power. Once again, the instrumentals are dark with dystopian synths, driving bass lines and menacing pig snorts played on a talk box. The lyrics describe three swinish leaders. One of the ‘pigs’ is the morality watchdog Mary Whitehouse while the “f***ed up old hag” who “radiates cold shards of broken glass” alludes to Margaret Thatcher (the leader of the opposition at the time and a target in other Pink Floyd songs). Down at the bottom of the pecking order are the meek, mindless and unquestioning herds of Sheep. Opening with an understated doodle from Richard Wright on the keys, Waters’ stretched-out vocals crossfade into synths, giving the song that warped, hallucinatory feel that the Floyd do so well. Sheep contains a revised version of Psalm 23, continuing the traditional “The Lord is my shepherd” with classic Pink Floyd cynicism: “he maketh me to hang on hooks in high places and converteth me to lamb cutlets”.The album is book-ended by two glimmers of hope in an otherwise bleak world, marking the band’s first love songs. Originally composed as a single track and later split in two, the message on Pigs On The Wing is clear: love thy neighbour, care for each other, because that’s what makes life worth living amid all the bulls**t. An album – and message - that’s just as relevant today as it was in the 70s. © Abi Church/Qobuz
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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

Four years separate this album from its predecessor The Wall which placed Pink Floyd at the height of its success. A well named Final Cut which will be the last disc with Roger Waters, solitary author of this concept-album which he interprets in its almost entirety — and the only one where keyboardist Richard Wright does not appear. Like a first solo opus? No doubt... His grandiloquence, put at the service of a frenzied anti-militarism (England and Argentina then clashed in the Falklands), is reminiscent of The Wall of which he reworked certain compositions that were discarded at the time. The result is an essay, lyrical at will.
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Rock - Verschenen op 26 september 2011 | Pink Floyd Records

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Released on 7th November, 1969, Pink Floyd’s fourth album Ummagumma is a disorienting head trip of an album: one part live recordings, the other a bizarre, psychedelic and rather cinematic collection of solo experiments. The first disc’s purely instrumental concerts stem from Birmingham’s Mothers Club and Manchester’s College of Commerce and were recorded earlier that year. The sound is raw and crude, offering a glimpse of Pink Floyd’s early days on stage. By the time Nick Wright’s ominous piano opens the curtain on the second disc, it’s clear the mood has changed from spaced-out jams to a kind of freaky folk opera. The band members’ rotating positions on the album cover (designed by their long-term collaborators Hipgnosis) give you a clue as to what’s in store: each artist had half an album side to compose their own work without any input from the others. The four-part Sysyphus by Nick Wright is intense and progressive, packed with an array of synths, organs and pianos. Roger Waters’ Grantchester Meadows and Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict contains bird songs and warped voice samples played both forwards and backwards at varying speeds, crafting a lyrical world that’s peaceful and unnerving in equal measure. When David Gilmour takes the reins for The Narrow Way we’re treated to a meandering stream of vocals, guitar strums and solos that flow neither this way nor that. For the album closer, The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party by Nick Mason starts off as an introductory flute piece (played by his wife) before galloping head-first into a looping frenzy of beats and distortions. Initially viewed as a success, the group look back on this record as “pretentious”. In an interview, Nick Mason commented “in hindsight, it rather proves that we were better when we worked together than when we worked as individuals. There are nice moments and odd good bits but as an album it’s pretty fragmented…”. It’s not an easy listen, but then it’s not trying to be. If it’s sheer psychedelia you’re after, look no further than Ummagumma. © Abi Church/Qobuz
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Rock - Verschenen op 11 november 2016 | Pink Floyd Records

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The Early Years 1967-1972 is een verzamelalbum van Pink Floyd. Op het dubbelabum zijn 27 nummers van de legendarische Britse muziekvernieuwers te vinden uit de jaren zestig en zeventig. De plaat laat horen hoe de band zijn muzikale sound ontwikkelde en bevat bekende nummers als "Arnold Layne" en "See Emily Play". © TiVo

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