Author Archives: The Curator

1 Year Til the 30th Birthday Of The CD

The year, 1982. The first album to be released on CD was Billy Joel’s 52nd Street on October 1, 1982 in Japan, alongside Sony’s CD player CDP-101. 50 CDs were released on this day, with Joel’s nominally number 1, from … Continue reading

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Pig Over Battersea On Immersion Day

“Here Piggy Piggy Piggy…” It was a perfectly grey blotched sky, as per the superimposed album cover, with little breeze at ground level but there was the 30 foot Pig battling winds high up. Held down by, and tethered to, … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd’s First Tour To Japan

40 years ago today… Fresh from a recording session for Meddle, Pink Floyd leave the UK on their way to Japan, via Hong Kong, on 31 July 1971. PF took Atom Heart Mother, and an increasingly polished performance of Echoes, … Continue reading

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Dark Side 1000 Weeks On Billboard Chart

The Dark Side Of The Moon has officially spent 1000 weeks on the Billboard charts, as of this week 11th June 2011 – http://www.billboard.com/#/album/pink-floyd/the-the-dark-side-of-the-moon/61357, which currently shows “-,1000,1” for “placing last week, weeks on charts, highest position(US)” respectively. Go there … Continue reading

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EMI’s First CD Plant In The UK, Swindon 1986

On this day 25 years ago… 15th May 1986, EMI opened its first UK CD pressing plant in Swindon, in Penny Lane Greenbridge Industrial Estate. Interesting of itself? Well, perhaps if you live in Swindon, or the UK. But there’s … Continue reading

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Roger Waters The Wall, with David Gilmour

We were lucky enough to be at The O2 tonight for Roger’s The Wall with Dave: The O2 is a great venue, and with the whole of the stage end covered by The Wall and with the sound effects from … Continue reading

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The Doctor and Floydpodcast.com

I was a fit and healthy Floyd fan from a young age. I remember vividly the clear vinyl copy of TDSOTM my Sister had in late 70s (but didn’t know at the time it was a French import). Whilst older … Continue reading

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‘The Return Of The Son Of Nothing’ (aka Echoes)

40 Years Ago Today… On the 1st of May 1971, Pink Floyd visited the Abbey Road studios to record parts for the Meddle album. They were under pressure from EMI to release a new record; indeed EMI released Relics later … Continue reading

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Eclipse

(Waters) 2:04 All that you touch All that you see All that you taste All you feel All that you love All that you hate All you distrust All you save All that you give All that you deal All … Continue reading

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Brain Damage

(Waters) 3:50 The lunatic is on the grass The lunatic is on the grass Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs Got to keep the loonies on the path The lunatic is in the hall The lunatics are in my … Continue reading

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