Best news today, this week, last week, last month and perhaps all year: the Why Pink Floyd? Campaign has officially launched this past Tuesday. The band’s 14 studio albums have been remastered into Discovery editions and are on now on sale as a box set or individually. While two new versions of The Dark Side of the Moon are available as supplemental material, there is also a bonus Experience CD that contains Floyd performing the entire Dark Side in their ’74 Wembley Empire Pool performance.
”Hello…hello…hello…is there anybody in there?” The campaign keeps on rolling into 2012. As if the idea of a newly remastered box set is not enough to excite you, the definitive Immersion edition is now available for Dark Side. This is extremely special set includes photos, booklets, DVD and Blu-ray content, and a lot more other goodies. Wish You Were Here (11/7) and Pink Floyd: The Wall (2/27) will follow suit soon with their Immersion versions in the near future.
The campaign’s offerings are the next best thing you will ever get to a new Pink Floyd album since disbanding many moons ago. Thanks to the cooperative efforts of tenured Floyd engineer James Guthrie along with remaining band members David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason, these new versions of the classic albums will be something that the fans will be sure to enjoy.
Besides 2005’s Live 8 and this past May’s Roger Waters’ The Wall Live performance, the band always said that Pink Floyd would reunite once again when “pigs fly”. Well I guess the band took that literally. Below is a recent video for the campaign featuring the recreation of the iconic Floyd inflatable pig flying over the Battersea Power Station in
, much like it did 35 years ago, for the cover of their album Animals. London