Pink Floyd Announces Surprise Release Of 12 Rare Live Albums
Pink Floyd recently released a dozen of live albums, which were recorded in the ’70s on online streaming services, and made their longtime fans surprised and quite happy. The band also shared a post to tease Pink Floyd’s P.U.L.S.E. concert film reissue along with a special deluxe set on its official Instagram account.
Pink Floyd shared 12 live albums such as ‘They Came In Peace, Leeds University 28 Feb 1970 Washington University 16 Nov 1971,’ ‘Live At Grosser Saal, Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany 25 Feb 1971,’ ‘Mauerspechte Berlin Sportpalast 5 June 1971,’ and ‘Lyon & Tokyo, Lyon 12 June 1971, Tokyo 16 March 1972’ with many more on Spotify and the other music platforms a short time ago. Their fans became excited and fascinated to hear the band’s performances from the 1970s.
The rare albums received very positive reviews from Pink Floyd fans and music critics all around the world but it was just the beginning of the band’s surprises. Pink Floyd announced that they are going to release the restored and re-edited version of ‘P.U.L.S.E.’ on February 18, 2021, which was originally a concert film recorded on October 20, 1994 concert at Earls Court, London, England as a part of The Division Bell Tour.
‘P.U.L.S.E.’ box set includes rare footage, documentaries, music videos, and a 60-page booklet and the band’s iconic flashing LED on the spine will return for this upcoming reissue. In addition, Pink Floyd’s IG account reminded Nick Mason’s words on the LED in one of his previous interviews. The drummer stated that they wanted to use it to make people feel that the album is actually alive which their fans found it very original and interesting back then.
Pink Floyd’s IG post read:
“On 18th February 2022, the Restored and Re-Edited version of Pink Floyd’s ‘P.U.L.S.E.’ concert film (shot on 20th October 1994 at London’s Earls Court) is released as a 2 Blu-ray or 2 DVD deluxe box set, with the return of the flashing LED on the spine (as seen on the original 1995 CD release) powered by replaceable AA batteries! These deluxe packages include music videos, screen films, documentaries, rehearsal footage, and more, along with a 60-page booklet.
In an interview from 1995, with Mojo Magazine, Nick Mason talked about the flashing LED. ‘Essentially, it’s a device which we thought was entertaining. It’s an idea of Storm Thorgerson’s which is related to ‘Dark Side’ and ‘P.U.L.S.E,’ 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.‘”
You can check out the album list and teaser below.
“‘They Came In Peace, Leeds University 28 Feb 1970 Washington University 16 Nov 1971’
‘Live At Grosser Saal, Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany 25 Feb 1971’
‘Mauerspechte Berlin Sportpalast 5 June 1971’
‘Lyon & Tokyo, Lyon 12 June 1971, Tokyo 16 March 1972’
‘Palaeur Rome 20 June 1971’
‘Amsterdamse Bos Free Concert 26 June 1971’
‘Live In Montreux 18 & 19 Sept 1971’
‘KB Hallen, Copenhagen 23 Sept 1971’
‘KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Vol II, Live 23 Sept 1971’
‘Over Bradford Pigs On The Groove Bradford University 10 Oct 1971’
‘Embryo, San Diego, Live 17 Oct 1971’
‘The Screaming Abdabs Quebec City, Live 10 Nov 1971′”