Projections say that we may not have any concerts we may be able to attend in person till 2021 because of the pandemic. While the reality of the situation on hand is seeping into all of our lives, it is hard for live music lovers and enthusiasts who lean on music and look forward to events. Multiple bands and collectives across the globe are democratising music and having live digital concerts to fill this gap. The digital age has made this possible and iconic bands like Radiohead and Metallica are launching concert series. The latest to follow their lead is the legendary Pink Floyd. The band will release unseen, rare, and archived material from their vault and will stream it for free as they ease minds with their sound.
“We’d like to wish you all the best, and hope that you and your families are staying safe and well in these difficult times,” Pink Floyd said in a statement posted to Facebook. “We will continue to post as normal to hopefully give you some interesting and diverting images, music and video to help us all get through this.”
The first such release is Pulse, Pink Floyd’s 1995 concert film. The much loved Dark Side of The Moon will be played in its entry. It has been mixed in 5.1 surround sound and digitally re-mastered by James Guthrie to give you the concert feel. Pulse also includes some of the original screen films used for the 1970s concert performances of The Dark Side of the Moon as well as the visuals for the piece which were remade for the 1994 tour. This is great news for fans who look up to these works!
Pulse will stream for free on Pink Floyd’s YouTube channel beginning Friday, April 17 at 12.00 p.m. EDT or 9.30 pm IST.
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