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Roger Waters Amused To Death Re-released in Excellent Array of Formats

Roger Waters Amused to Death reissue 2015
Roger Waters Amused to Death reissue 2015

Roger Waters’ solo album Amused to Death has been remixed and remastered and will is released tomorrow much to the delight of many fans.

You can pick up a copy from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk and have it shipped to you in no time – it is released 24th July 2015 and is one of many great things happening this year.

In The Big Pink Floyd Survey, visitors to this website voted Amused To Death from 1992 as the best solo album amongst all the solo albums released by members of Pink Floyd past and present.

It is an excellent album and is one of your humble narrator’s favourites. If you haven’t got it yet (have you got it yet?) then I suggest you get on board with one of these re-releases!

The artwork has been re-designed, the mix has been redone so there are changes to what you hear in the songs as things which has previously been omitted have now been included – should be interesting to listen to even if you already own the album.

Here is a great video of Roger talking about how the album is still relevant today and that people love the vinyl!

There are lots of formats available for audiophiles everywhere including an excellent vinyl if that is your thing. The digital versions especially the blu-ray should be of interest to people with that kind of setup. Enjoy.

The 2015 editions of Amused to Death will be available on:

  • CD
  • CD / Blu-ray
  • SACD
  • Hi-res digital download
  • 2LP 200 gram vinyl (pressed at Quality Record Pressings)
  • Limited edition, numbered 2LP picture disc vinyl.

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – 5.1 SACD On The Way

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - SACD Artwork
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – SACD Artwork

The long-awaited 5.1 version of ‘Wish You Were Here’, mixed by James Guthrie, will be released on 7th November 2011 via independent label Acoustic Sounds. So, all of you that bought an SACD player to listen to Dark Side of the Moon when that was released on SACD will have another disc to add to your collection!

The SACD is, of course, being released as part of the huge release schedule which comes under the title “Why Pink Floyd…” which starts from 26th September 2011.

The release had originally been scheduled for around February 2008 but this never happened!

The man who designed the original artwork and the new artwork you see to the right (apologies for poor quality, I photographed it out of Mind Over Matter book by Storm Thorgerson) had these words to say about the project, “Like Dark Side of the Moon SACD it seemed appropriate to re-present the imagery in a different fashion, same thing but seen differently, just like the music, which would be the same thing but heard differently due to the remix (a remix tailored to the six speakers involved, which of course you have to go out and buy, being as you are living in a consumer society).

One of the features of the original WYWH cover is the involvement of the four elements of antiquity, Earth, Air, Fire and Water or, in our case, sand, wind, fire and water. Thus we decided the subject of the original artwork, or print therof, to the element in question, such that the burning man is now a print buried in a desert, the diving man is a print viewed underwater and the veil is a cloth picture blowing in the wind.

I shall post more news about the SACD as it becomes available.

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