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 Posted:   Jun 23, 2005 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's confirmed that Pink Floyd will reunite with the classic 4 member set-up (Waters, Gilmour, Wright, Mason) for Bob Geldof's massive LIVE 8 arrangement (a continuation of his LIVE AID). This is probably the most amazing music news I've heard in many years.

As most of you know, Waters left PF in 1981 after disputes with Gilmour, in particular. It's great that they can leave all that behind them for such a noble cause.

The source for this news:

http://www.pinkfloydhyperbase.dk/tours/live8.htm

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2005 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

IT'S
wonderfull news.
old men still play rock and roll.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2005 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   BJN   (Member)

It's confirmed that Pink Floyd will reunite with the classic 4 member set-up (Waters, Gilmour, Wright, Mason) for Bob Geldof's massive LIVE 8 arrangement (a continuation of his LIVE AID). This is probably the most amazing music news I've heard in many years.

As most of you know, Waters left PF in 1981 after disputes with Gilmour, in particular. It's great that they can leave all that behind them for such a noble cause.

The source for this news:

http://www.pinkfloydhyperbase.dk/tours/live8.htm


Well... that news is more than a week old. It's been announced on the Live 8 and the official Pink Floyd home pages for quite a while.

The press statement also mentions that Waters & the rest of Floyd will play only this one concert together.

So let's start the guessing game: what will they perform? (During the original Live Aid the re-united Led Zeppelin, with drummer Phil Collins, played Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven).

My bet: Money, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, Comfortably Numb.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2005 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

Roger Waters patching up with Dave Gilmour?? This I must see!!!!!!
" Eat your meat!!! how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?".

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2005 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   lars b   (Member)

Hell freezes over again !

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2005 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

So let's start the guessing game: what will they perform?

From the above-mentioned site:

"According to The Sunday Times Pink Floyd is going to be the next-to-last act in the London concert. They will be performing 4 songs. Bob Geldof has mentioned Breathe, Comfortably Numb and Whsih You Were Here."

Man, I'm extremely excited about this!!!

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2005 - 10:39 PM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

And what's the going rate for an airline ticket to London these days?

There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're sayin'.
When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now.
The child is grown...The dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.

What I wouldn't give to hear them do this live!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2005 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   BJN   (Member)



From the above-mentioned site:

"According to The Sunday Times Pink Floyd is going to be the next-to-last act in the London concert. They will be performing 4 songs. Bob Geldof has mentioned Breathe, Comfortably Numb and Whsih You Were Here."

Man, I'm extremely excited about this!!!


I guess the 4th song will be Money, that's a concert about debt release after all. ABITW2 a possible encore.
It would be nice if Breathe would segue into Time, but I doubt they'll have the time for it...

I wonder whether they'll perform with at least a dozen additional musicians (as both the 3-piece Floyd and Waters do these days) or just the four of them, as in the 70s.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2005 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, an amazing experience is over. Who knows when they will perform together again (if at all). It was indeed just the four of them playing (with a few extra players), although Rick Wright was curiously absent from the TV coverage.

To be honest, though, it seemed like they hurried through the songs a little too much, as if they just wanted to get done with it as quickly as possible. Let's hope it was just the result of "fatigue" after the playing the songs millions of times over the years.

Here's crossing the fingers for future projects now that Waters and Gilmour are talking again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2005 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

much as I'd like that too Thor I won't be holding my breath!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2005 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   lars b   (Member)

Posted by Thor :
To be honest, though, it seemed like they hurried through the songs a little too much, as if they just wanted to get done with it as quickly as possible.



Maybe has to do with the fact that the London concert was already 1 hour behind schedule.
They did sound great though.
It seemed that Roger Waters was enjoying the reunion a bit more than Gilmour.

Highlights of the day for me were :

Annie Lennox
Joss Stone
Keane
Sting
Robbie Williams, not the finest music, but entertaining as hell.
Scissor Sisters
Pink Floyd

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2005 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Maybe has to do with the fact that the London concert was already 1 hour behind schedule.

That's probably true. I guess it's just the fanboy in me wanting it to last much, much longer. I would have loved to know how Waters and Gilmour interacted off-stage because very few glances were interchanged on stage (judging by the annoying TV production, anyway).

By the way, the two other support players on stage in addition to the original members were Renwick and Dick Parry - on guitar and sax, respectively - both of which have performed with the Floyd on several occasions.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2005 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Aren't Gilmour and Waters a little too old to fight now??

I don't understand people who use their valuable time on earth to fight and don't see eye to eye.

But hey, maybe that's why there is war...

By the way, getting Gilmour and Waters back is probably as big for Floyd fans as getting Franke and Froese back for Tangerine Dream, two other gurus fighting as children over small things.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2005 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   lars b   (Member)

By the way, getting Gilmour and Waters back is probably as big for Floyd fans as getting Franke and Froese back for Tangerine Dream, two other gurus fighting as children over small things.


Well, if Tangerine Dream get asked for another LiveAid in twenty years time, maybe they can put their differences aside and re-form wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

This is not new. Most of you will have already seen it.
I'm posting it anyway just because it is so goosebump inducing.
To see Roger enjoying himself so much is actually heartwarming. He has often said that you can't reach the emotions of a vast sea of people. Well, I think they did.
Transcendent.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah! I love that clip. Seen it several times. I'm glad to see the band members are associating, at the very least. I just hope the same thing happened to my favourite band, Supertramp.

 
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