DVD: Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were

DVD: Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were

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Pink Floyd
The Story of Wish You Were Here
Eagle Rock Entertainment
By David Chiu

After making probably the most commercially and artistically successful album of all time, how does a band live up to that for the next record? In the case of Pink Floyd, the result was 1975’s Wish You Were Here, the follow-up to the mammoth record Dark Side of the Moon. Continue reading “DVD: Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were”

CD Review: Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd
The Wall (Immersion Edition)
Capitol/EMI
By David Chiu

Although they were part of the progressive rock movement by the time The Wall was released in 1979, Pink Floyd—particularly Roger Waters—crafted something that is arguably  punk in attitude and spirit. The Wall conveys the themes of isolation and detachment with both venom and poignancy. Continue reading “CD Review: Pink Floyd”

CD Review: Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd
Animals
The Final Cut
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Capitol/EMI
By David Chiu

No doubt that Pink Floyd’s legend can be attributed to the mammoth success and popularity of hit records such as The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall. But during the period from Dark Side to The Division Bell, Floyd also made records that perhaps weren’t as popular, critically-acclaimed or commercially huge than the aforementioned albums, but in retrospect are underrated and deserve another listen. With Animals, The Final Cut and A Momentary Lapse of Reason—which were recently reissued individually and as part of the Discovery boxed set, this is a good time to look back on them. Continue reading “CD Review: Pink Floyd”

CD Review: Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here (Immersion Edition)
A Foot in the Door: The Best of Pink Floyd
Capitol/EMI
By David Chiu

Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon is regarded as the band’s undisputed masterpiece, but the follow-up, Wish You Were Here (1975), is on an equal level or a close second in that distinction. Continue reading “CD Review: Pink Floyd”

CD Review: Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd
The Dark Side of the Moon (Immersion Edition)
Capitol/EMI
by David Chiu

One of the greatest albums in rock got a massive upgrade. For those who have listened to The Dark Side of the Moon many times and have purchased its various reissues over the years will be pleasantly overwhelmed with this new six-disc Immersion Edition. Continue reading “CD Review: Pink Floyd”