As part of the excellent Pink Floyd evening on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music, there is an animated video from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations. As a companion to the Darkside radio drama, the video features some stunning images to give a multimedia dimension to the Darkside story. Pink Floyd, of course, was always a multi media band from the very early days where they would combine their mesmerising and rhythmic sounds with beautiful projections on their stages with the help of gel slides, projectors and the assistance of Mike Leonard. Link > Watch the video animation below from Aardman Animations. The video is broadcast live along with the broadcast.
Monthly Archive: August 2013
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album is one of the best selling albums of all time, and certainly one of the favourites amongst Pink Floyd fans. Here below are the lyrics to Dark Side of the Moon album for your to enjoy. Most of you will no doubt know all of the lyrics to Dark Side of the Moon already, but its nice to read through them anyway and remember what a great album it is, not just musically, but lyrically also! Feel free to leave a comment below, perhaps quoting some of your favourite Dark Side of the Moon lyrics. I know it would be hard to choose one particular line, so feel free to post a few of your favourite lyrics. Enjoy. Dark Side of the Moon Lyrics – Pink Floyd Speak to Me (Mason) 1:16 “I’ve been mad for fucking years, absolutely years, been over...
BBC Radio 2 are to broadcast their Darkside radio drama on Monday 26th August at 10pm with two hours of Pink Floyd related songs beforehand that you get to choose to be played on the Now Playing radio show that is played for the two hours before Darkside. Anyway… here are some behind the scenes photos from the BBC from the recording of Darkside.
Links – Watch Video Trailer of Aardman animation for Darkside | Info on Darkside Radio Show | BBC Darkside Program Page | BBC Blog – Darkside Ultimate Playlist |
Watch a special visual trailer, made by Aardman Animations of Wallace and Gromit fame, previewing Radio 2’s Darkside drama, which you can hear on Bank Holiday Monday at 10pm. Celebrating 40 years of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, legendary playwright Sir Tom Stoppard has penned this fantastical story based on themes from the seminal album and stars a stellar cast. Featuring Bill Nighy, Rufus Sewell and Adrian Scarborough, with the lead roles played by Olivier Award-winning Iwan Rheon (Misfits) and stage actress Amaka Okafor (The Garbage King). Video: Darkside Teaser (May take a few seconds to load, may not work on Smartphone)
Links – BBC, Darkside press release, Ken Bruce Tracks of my Years, | The 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album (40th anniversary in March just gone) is being celebrated on the BBC and there are a couple of interesting things going on for us Pink Floyd fans. Firstly, there is an excellent radio play called Darkside by Sir Tom Stoppard to look forward to which is an original play and much anticipated. Secondly, David Gilmour will feature on Tracks of My Years in the build up to the anniversary celebrations on BBC Radio 2. And thirdly, Pink Floyd fans get to take over the programming of BBC Radio 2 for two hours in a unique event controlled by YOU! Darkside on BBC Radio Legendary playwright Tom Stoppard has penned an original new play for BBC Radio 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s...