segunda-feira, 30 de junho de 2008
Written by Matt / Sunday, 29 June 2008
The world's first official tribute to the life and work of Syd Barrett has been announced today (Sunday, June 29th). The death of Pink Floyd founder and sixties icon Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett in July 2006 was greeted with great sadness all over the world. His creativity continues to inspire generations of musicians.
The tribute will run for eleven days, between October 22nd and November 1st 2008, all in Barrett's home town of Cambridge.
As the details below reveal, the tribute will include concert performances, a pair of exhibitions including one with many previously unseen paintings by Barrett, rare memorabilia and photos, talks and signings, guided tours, a 60s-style 'happening', and a new book of interviews.
The City Wakes will be the world’s first official tribute to Syd Barrett and will incorporate a series of multi-faceted events that are expected to generate considerable international interest. Premiering in Cambridge, before transferring to London, The City Wakes is an ambitious insight into Syd’s early life, organised by arts and mental health charity and professional production house Escape Artists, which will celebrate the creative mind of this fascinating figure.
The series of exciting events has the full support of Syd’s family and friends. Highlights will include:
* Concert performances presenting fresh interpretations of Syd’s greatest songs. Directed by award-winning musician and composer, Simon Gunton, the production will showcase specially-created video art and stunning Floyd-esque lighting displays and will culminate in a one-off gala performance of the concert.
* An exhibition of Syd Barrett paintings including many never seen before works, displayed alongside extremely rare Syd Barrett related memorabilia, original pieces from Pink Floyd’s legendary designer Storm Thorgerson, and archival photos from world-famous photographer Mick Rock.
* A series of talks and book signings at Borders books in Cambridge City Centre by the likes of Storm Thorgerson
and Mick Rock.
A new book of interviews and memorabilia, based on the memories and collections of Syd's friends and family. Focussing on Syd's early life and the exciting Cambridge cultural scene in which he was such a key figure, the book includes interviews, photos, drawings and letters that have never been seen in print before. Special guided tours for fans of all the major Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd-related historic sites in Cambridge. Music workshops under the expert eye of The City Wakes Musical Director, Simon Gunton offering members of the public the opportunity to explore the surreal genius behind Syd’s wonderfully unorthodox music and lyrics.
A recreation of a 1960s-style ‘happening’ – directed and hosted by a group of Syd’s former friends. Storm Thorgerson’s first ever solo exhibition in Cambridge. Mind Over Matter: Images of Pink Floyd will contain photographs of over 60 of Storm’s Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett related works. The City Wakes tribute to Syd Barrett is supported by his friends and family. Friends of Syd’s who are contributing to the project include Pink Floyd’s long-time art collaborator Storm Thorgerson, Syd’s famous photo-biographer Mick Rock, internationally renowned stage craftsman Stephen Pyle, actor and author Matthew Scurfield and Syd’s close friend David Gale.
Beat poet and author William Pryor, film director Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon and film maker and internationally renowned glass artist Anthony Stern will also be involved. The City Wakes is a chance for the City of Cambridge, and Syd Barrett fans from all over the world to pay tribute to a very special talent.
Syd’s sister Rosemary Breen said:
‘I am thrilled to be involved in this project. Syd, my brother, was someone for whom creativity was as necessary as breathing. His music and painting were such an integral part of his being that without them he couldn’t function.’
Escape Artists’ Director and Producer of The City Wakes, Matthew Taylor commented:
‘It's a great privilege to be involved in this project. Syd Barrett's breakthrough hits for Pink Floyd made a big impression on me when I was young. I never thought, some forty years later, that I'd be able to assist in bringing those songs to new audiences and in helping to stage an exhibition of Syd's paintings in his hometown. The fact that this is all happening in Cambridge, the city in which the Pink Floyd story began, and that so many of Syd's old friends are getting back together, through The City Wakes, to celebrate his achievements, only adds to the unique and special nature of the events.’
The City Wakes Musical Director, Simon Gunton, commented:
‘Syd was an unbelievably talented musician and to be able to work with his songs is a real honour. It seems to me that one of the great things about Syd was that he never played a song quite the same way twice. It’s amazing to be able to carry on that tradition; the insight and creative input of the mental health care service users with whom I’m working has been just incredible and his given me a whole new perspective on Syd’s music.’
Today in line with the announcement you can join the priority-booking list for ticketed events at the official
website, www.thecitywakes.org.uk where you can also find more details of the events being held.
domingo, 29 de junho de 2008
Pink Floyd 1973-06-20 Breaking Bottles In The Hall
Label: Liverpool Records 2000 LR-45/46
Obscured By Clouds (4:37)
When You're In.... (8:09)
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (13:07)
Careful With That Axe, Eugene (10:20)
Speak To Me (4:01)
On The Run (5:33)
Breathe (Reprise) (1:04)
The Great Gig In The Sky (5:55)
Us And Them (7:18)
Any Colour You Like (7:12)
Brain Damage (3:45)
One Of These Days (8:19)
Total length: 118 min 34 sec
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quinta-feira, 26 de junho de 2008
The previous news claimed the release is a DVD when, in fact, it is an aidio CD!
David Gilmour's live CD from his On An Island tour, recorded at the Gdanks Shipyard in Poland in August 2006, is due to be released in Mid September 2008 on CD.
David Gilmour's features editor posted on the blog that the CD will include a documentary as a special feature.
The CD is still work in progress and the September 2008 release date is, as ever, likely to change! So please subscribe to the free NPF Newsletter to remain informed about the release!
sábado, 21 de junho de 2008
terça-feira, 17 de junho de 2008
Em entrevista à Rádio BBC Music, o guitarrista, vocalista e líder do PINK FLOYD, David Gilmour, falou sobre os contínuos rumores de uma reunião do grupo para mais shows, com a presença do baixista e vocalista Roger Waters:
"Quem sabe? O que será do futuro? Nunca disse não definitivamente para a possibilidade. Mas a realidade é que fazermos algo como uma turnê muito extensa juntos não irá acontecer. Fizemos aquele show (no Live 8) e para mim foi o suficiente, mas vamos ver o que acontece. Do alto de minha avançada idade, me dou o direito de descansar por um tempo enquanto considero o que farei depois".
domingo, 15 de junho de 2008
domingo, 8 de junho de 2008
sábado, 7 de junho de 2008
June 6, 1970 - Olympia Exhibition Hall, London, England
2. Gigolo Aunt
3. Effervescing Elephant
Syd Barrett - guitar, vocals
David Gilmour - bass
Jerry Shirley - drums
guitar during the fourth number and walked off stage".
These tracks are taken from the 6 CD set titled "Beyond Rhyme Nor Reason". They are tracks
21-24 on Disc 4 of that set. The only change I made to the FLAC files was to renumber them 01-04.
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quarta-feira, 4 de junho de 2008
m sua decisão, o júri destacou a importância da banda britânica na evolução da música popular, por uni-la à arte, em sua proposta experimental, e por seu sucesso em "capturar e formar reflexões e atitudes para toda uma geração".
"O Pink Floyd inspirou e marcou o caminho para o desenvolvimento do rock progressivo", disse o júri.
No caso de Fleming, o júri ressaltou "sua voz única, sua naturalidade ao cantar" e sua variedade de gravações, que atraem tanto os iniciados quanto o público em geral.
A soprano americana nasceu em 1959, em Indiana (Pensilvânia), e foi criada nos arredores de Nova York, em uma família de tradição musical.
Antes de completar 30 anos de idade estreou em uma montagem de "As bodas de Fígaro", de Mozart, que marcou o início de uma bem-sucedida carreira que a levou a cantar nos palcos mais seletos do mundo e a desenvolver uma ampla e variada discografia.
O Pink Floyd foi formado em Cambridge (Reino Unido), há 45 anos, liderado pelo cantor e guitarrista Syd Barrett, que acabou deixando o grupo em 1968, em virtude do abuso de drogas e de constantes crises mentais.
Barrett foi substituído por David Gilmour, que, com Roger Waters no baixo e voz, Nick Mason na bateria e Rick Wright nos teclados, integra a formação clássica do grupo.
Durante a década de 70, o Pink Floyd evoluiu do psicodelismo do começo da carreira para o rock progressivo, e deixou álbuns lendários como Dark Side of The Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975) e The Wall (1979).
Os ganhadores receberão o prêmio de um milhão de coroas suecas (cerca de US$ 157 mil), de mãos do rei Carl Gustav em cerimônia que será realizada no Konserthus de Estocolmo, em 26 de agosto.
O prêmio Polar foi criado em 1989 por Stig Andersson, compositor, produtor e empresário do grupo Abba.
Desde que começou a ser entregue, em 1992, o Polar premiou compositores, músicos e intérpretes como o brasileiro Gilberto Gil (em 2005), Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Burt Bacharach, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Keith Jarrett, Pierre Boulez e Sonny Rollins.
A Real Academia da Música sueca anunciou há poucos dias sua retirada da organização do Polar devido às exigências do prêmio, e para concentrar seus esforços em outras atividades.