Does Knebworth '90 live up to its billing as "best British rock concert of all time?" With a lineup that includes Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Page & Plant, Eric Clapton, Elton John, and more, it would be hard not to.
There is more to Love And Gravity than commissioned songs and covers. Of the album's ten songs, there are no fillers. Well-crafted ballads like "Gravity (Move Mountains, Turn Rivers Around)", the positive notes of faith from "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and the aching passion of "Siren" are but a few from this album that will wrap around you like a warm blanket.
On The Wall, they produced 26 tracks, an unusual undertaking considering the brevity of their previous albums. Those 26 songs explored the choking atmosphere of politics and isolation in our lives, usually via the viewpoint of Roger Waters, who wrote most of the music and lyrics heard on this album.
On this day in 1975, Pink Floyd started sessions at Abbey Road Studios in London for their next album, Wish You Were Here. How do you follow one of the best regarded and biggest selling albums of all time? With another one.
Don’t you just love it when a song like this travels the world and affects peoples lives, makes people think about change, makes people realize they can do better, or try and improve their life for good?
On this day in 1968, Pink Floyd recorded "Point Me at the Sky" and "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" at Abbey Road Studios, London. Written by Roger Waters and David Gilmour, the two tracks were released as a single, in December 1968.
Joe Henry, Reverie. It is probably a good thing to be well-rested before entering Joe Henry's Reverie. It's a challenging album of wondrous suprises, but they come at a price. Rhythms get fractured, instruments tuned to a private scale and...
Generally regarded as Pink Floyd’s masterwork, the qualities of The Dark Side Of The Moon have perhaps been taken for granted in recent years, but a return to it with fresh ears reminds the listener of its strengths.
Patti Smith and the Kronos Quartet have both received the coveted Polar Music Award in a ceremony in Stockholm yesterday. The prizes were bestowed by Sweden’s King Carl XVI in a glamorous procession, fit for royalty, according to Associated...
On this day in 1967, Joni Mitchell played her first ever UK show when she opened for The Piccadilly Line at The Marquee Club in London. One could argue that this sweaty little Soho club is the most important venue in the world.
Syd Barrett established himself as an adventurous and imaginative songwriter, creating swathes of free-form sound with his Fender Esquire guitar and penning some of the most idiosyncratic, yet quintessentially English, songs ever written.