Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here 2011 Immersion edition (2011).
Pink Floyd - The Wall 2012 Immersion edition (2012).
Richard Wright died, 15th of September 2008, 65 years young.
PINK FLOYD TO PLAY LIVE 8 SHOW|
Pink Floyd have been added to the list of acts appearing at next month's Live 8 concert in
London. Roger Waters will be reunited with band-members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright for the
show. The show, organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to help fight African poverty, is one of five taking place
around the world on July 2.
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Dave Gilmour writes:
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Talking of the concert, David said: "It was pretty surprising I must say to find ourselves in that position [back on stage] after all our years of grumpiness," adding that he and Waters are now on "pretty amicable terms. We've communicated a couple of times via email since the concert and he headed back to the States where he lives these days. It's a very nice thank you and goodbye."
"It wouldn't be absolutely impossible for a similar thing to happen again on a one-off basis, but that's it for me - I've moved on in the last 20 years." Talk then turns to David's solo album, which we reported some time ago is currently being worked on. "I'm in the middle of making a record, which will be out under my own name in the new year, and I'm doing a few dates to support that."
Elsewhere, David writes a complete article arguing that the other artists on the Live 8 bill should donate any resulting profits to charity. As has been seen, all the artists (with the exception of Pete Doherty) saw sales increase, many of them dramatically. Indeed, this week's UK album chart has no less than four Floyd albums in it - Echoes (number 19), Dark Side Of The Moon (41), Wish You Were Here (65) and The Wall (74), and David has already pledged to donate his share of extra revenue back to charity. The album chart shows many re-entries from the artists on the bill, and if even some of them follow David's example, then the charity will benefit greatly.
"Though the main objective has been to raise consciousness and put pressure on the G8 leaders, I will not profit from the concert. If on Thursday the G8 leaders tick the right three boxes at Gleneagles then the main objective will have been fulfilled. "If other artists feel like donating their extra royalties to charity, perhaps then the record companies could be persuaded to make a similar gesture and that would be a bonus. This is money that should be used to save lives."
"We've been offered US$150million to do gigs in the States. It's completely mad - and we won't do it. The idea was for Live 8 as a one-off."
If Live8 was indeed the final curtain for the band, then at least they went out with a bang!