PINK FLOYD – ” P.U.L.S.E. ” Restored & Re-Edited and 12 Live Shows

Posted: December 16, 2021 in MUSIC
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Pink Floyd have announced that they will release a newly restored and re-edited version of their 1995 live album “P.U.L.S.E.” through Warner Music on February 18th. Helmed by film David Malle, the video footage has been expertly re-edited by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis from the original tape masters especially for “The Later Years” release in 2019. The cover design, originally created by Storm Thorgerson and Peter Curzon for the 2006 DVD release, has also been updated with photography by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis and Rupert Truman/StormStudios. The packaging artwork is designed by Peter Curzon from StormStudios, under the direction of Aubrey Powell/Hignosis.

“Essentially, it’s a device which we thought was entertaining,” says Nick Mason. “It’s an idea of Storm Thorgerson’s which related to “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and the pulse, and it’s a live album so the box is “alive”. After that, in terms of seriously deep meanings, one might be struggling a bit.”

The new release also sees the reintroduction of the iconic pulsating light as per the original 1995 CD release, this time operated by 2 replaceable AA batteries.  The deluxe packages include music videos, concert screen films, documentaries, “Pulse” Tour rehearsal footage & more, alongside a 60-page booklet.

The concert, filmed on 20th October 1994 at Earls Court in London, saw Pink Floyd include the whole live performance of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” – the only full live filmed recording of this seminal album, as well as play some of their classic tracks as well as highlights from the recently released album “The Division Bell”.

Pink Floyd’s P.U.L.S.E. – Restored & Re-Edited released February 18th

Also Pink Floyd have made 12 live albums, spanning the years 1970 to 1972, available on streaming services.

No prior announcement was made ahead of the sets, all official releases, emerging.

The earliest recording, titled “They Came In Peace“, and featuring performances from Leeds University on February 28th, 1970 and Washington University on November 16th, 1971 features seven tracks and clocks in at one hour 34 minutes in length: the track listing is “The Embryo, Careful With That Axe, Eugene, Atom Heart Mother (then still untitled), Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Interstellar Overdrive” (introduced as “the fastest “Interstellar Overdrive” ever“), “A Saucerful Of Secrets” and “One Of These Days”.

The most recent of the recordings, taped in Tokyo on March 16th, 1972, finds the band performing seven tracks from “The Dark Side Of The Moon“, in sequence, almost a year before the album was released, on March 1st, 1973.

There’s also a full recording of the quartet’s September 23rd, 1971 show at the KB Hallen, Copenhagen, split into two volumes.

The full list of albums is:

They Came in Peace, Leeds University 28 Feb 1970 Washington University 16th Nov 1971
Live at Grosser Saal, Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany 25th Feb 1971
Mauerspechte Berlin Sportpalast 5th June 1971
Lyon & Tokyo, Lyon 12 June 1971, Tokyo 16th March 1972
Palaeur Rome 20th June 1971
Amsterdamse Bos Free Concert 26th June 1971
Live in Montreux 18th & 19th Sept 1971
KB Hallen, Copenhagen 23rd Sept 1971
KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Vol II, Live 23th Sept 1971
Over Bradford Pigs on the Groove Bradford University 10th Oct 1971
Embryo, San Diego, Live 17th Oct 1971
The Screaming Abdabs Quebec City, Live 10th Nov 1971

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