News letter www.mostlypink.net Summer 2008.
Hello dear friends,
Shine on you crazy Diamond.
An video from David Gilmours "Meltdown" gigs in 2001 with the late Micheal Kamen (November 2003);
This is the original song with as footage; "Syd Barrett's first documented acid trip -
A previously unseen video of Syd Barrett's girlfriend Iggy (who appears on the cover of The Madcap Laughs), with its original soundtrack of See Emily Play, will make its début after 40 years at The City Wakes tribute to Syd in October. Directed and filmed by Anthony Stern, the video has never before been publicly available, but the full version will be shown as part of the concert performances that form each evening's conclusion to the days events. For a sneak preview of the video, click below...
Thanks to Matt from www.brain-damage.co.uk/.
David once replied on a interview "If he would play "Atom Heart Mother" ever again"; "...that crap
But several years later he did (June 2008) ... Read here why he decide to play it together with Ron Geesin.
Last time i reported that his "Live in Gdansk cd/dvd" will be released in September;
more info here.
In the meantime Amazon has started the pre-sale;
Amazon.com: 2CD version / 2CD + 1DVD version / 2CD + 2DVD version
Amazon.co.uk: 2CD version / Amazon.ca: 2CD version / Amazon.de: 2CD version
Or have a look on this one www.floydstuff.com.
Of course you can find everything you want to now at his blog and website:
A nice interview with by Christine and Yogi Lang can be found at this place www.myspace.com/stormywater.
This German band will be out touring after the summer break in Germany, Suisse, Spain, the Netherlands and the U.K.! Dates you can find on this little spot or at their MySpace page;
A nice review of the new album Glass Shadows can be found here:
www.ojeweb.nl/ (in Dutch) &
in English. On Prog-nose you can find a review in English and Dutch.
Three special X-mass gigs in the LowLands:
Mostly Autumn, Odin Dragonfly and Breathing Space all have tracks appearing on the free CD sampler in the August edition of Classic Rock magazine out this month.
The three tracks are:
Wetton - Downes.
They'll release a new iCon studio album in a few months time ....
John Wetton & Geoff Downes - iCon Following the extraordinary success of the Reunion of the Original Members of Asia and their acclaimed all-new album Phoenix, song writing duo John Wetton and Geoff Downes have announced they will be recording the third Wetton-Downes' iCon studio album in September 2008. The album will be released and supported with a tour in early 2009.
Fans and critics alike have clamored for more from Wetton and Downes, whose songwriting formed much of the fabric of the successful Asia reunion release Phoenix. Joining the duo are guitar virtuoso Dave Kilminster, fresh from successful tours with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson, and Cellist Hugh McDowell (ELO, Landmarq (live '03) Kristy MacColl and others), whose unique sound helped frame the first two iCon releases. Rounding out the band is Pete Riley, considered one of the "best drummers in the world", whose work with Keith Emerson, Kilminster and extensive live and session work shows an extraordinary breadth and depth of style.
In the meantime David Kilminster is working together with Murray Hockridge. They've planned some gigs and some session to write new songs.
To celebrate their performances at the Cambridge Street Performers Festival July 29th and July 30th, Murray and Dave will return to visit with legendary BBC Broadcaster Sue Marchant in her Cambridgeshire studios mid-festival July 29th for conversation and performance.
Even if you don't live in the UK, you can check out the show. Just go to one of the following links and click on 'listen live": www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/local_radio/.
Peter Gabriel. Peter Gabriel must have noticed his former Genesis colleague enjoying a nice career revival by scoring songs for Disney, so he has jumped that bandwagon by penning the song Down To Earth together with Thomas Newman for the latest Pixar/Disney film Wall-E. At the moment it is unclear whether the song will be released as a single, but it is available for download through all the regular digital outlets, and also featured on the Wall-E original soundtrack album.
"His" new album "Big Blue Ball" is really a nice summer break, from songs of the master himself till
from Natascha Atlas, Papa Wembla, Karl Wallinger and more.
Mr.So&So & Steve Rothery..
Mr. Steve Rothery appears on a new song, Rainbow, from Mr.So & So.
The Reasoning and Steve Rothery.
Mr. Steve Rothery had some fun last Sunday on the Cambridge Rock
festival with the Reasoning. He joined them to play "Within Cold Glass".
Owain Roberts, the new guitarist of the Reasoning made his maiden trip on this festival.
In the meantime i fell in love on a Dutch girl with her band Amberlinn.
Listen by your self and share my love.
Monday night (July 7th), legendary songwriter and performer Van Morrison gave his audience in Toronto's Massey Hall something a little out of the ordinary... a cover version of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb.
Van Morrison originally performed the track in Berlin - at short notice - back in 1990 when Roger Waters staged his mammoth production of The Wall for the Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief, and subsequently his version appeared on the soundtrack of recent movie The Departed. His performance on Monday reportedly resulted in "some hair-raising, spine-tingling moments. While looking down at a lyrics sheet, he managed to make the song into his own with his unique, powerful range and passion".
"I hope you liked that," he said. "I'm not numb and I'm not comfortable."
Nick Mason and his racing driver daughter Holly helped entertain the huge crowds that braved the very uncertain weather to attend the first day of the three-day Goodwood Festival of Speed today (Friday).
In mid-February, Nick Mason was one of the special guests at the Hollywood Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp (more details here). He clearly had a good time, as he is one of the two announced headliners thus far at the next major Fantasy Camp to be announced.
Nick will be joining ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman for the event, which takes place in England from November 4th - 9th this year.Read the whole story at www.brain-damage.co.uk/.
A nice interview of this powerful and colourful painter you can find on www.jerrylucky.com/.
Tilburg NL, Saturday 23th of August
www.myspace.com/summersendfestival, 26th, 27th, 28th September. The Hall, High Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire. GL15 5DY.
With IQ, Magenta, Frost, Tangent, Threshold, Quidam and more.
PROG RESISTE CONVENTION 2008
Spirit of 66, 18 & 19-10. The 7th edition of the Prog Résiste Convention will be held in the Spirit Of 66 in Verviers, Belgium in the weekend of 18 and 19 October, 2008. As always the two-day festival will feature a couple of newcomers and some better known names, with Gazpacho headlining the first night, and Pure Reason Revolution headlining the second. Prog Résiste Convention 2008 18 & 19 October 2008, Verviers, Belgium
BALLOON, PERIFERIA DEL MONDO, MOON SAFARI, ARIES showcase, GAZPACHO
CECILIA::EYES, CONQUEROR, PURE REASON REVOLUTION
For more information visit the Prog Résiste website (in French only). www.progresiste.com/ or at www.spiritof66.be.
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