Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is attending the Goodwood Revival 2011 event which takes place tomorrow and Sunday (17th and 18th September 2011). Nick is an avid collector of vintage cars and modern ones alike and has even appeared on BBC 2’s Top Gear program in which he brought along his Ferrari Enzo and a few copies of his Inside Out book!!
However, Nick doesn’t like to just keep his collection in climate controlled hanger’s under velvet covers to keep the dust off and preserve. He likes to go mental in them and race around racetracks and show them off in the fashion that their designers intended them to be!
Nick will be available to sign copies of his co-authored book Passion For Speed at the festival so, if you are in the area, pop along and say hi to Nick Mason! He can be found at 11am and 4pm this Saturday and Sunday September 17 and 18 at the Grand Prix Legends stand, number 223-224
The new “Why Pink Floyd” mammoth collection of new re-mastered albums, new boxsets and digital releases shall be promoted with a new official Pink Floyd website.
The site is due to go live very soon as per the image to the right which currently occupies the home page of the site.
I have been guessing at various URLs to try and reveal a sneak peak at the new site but it appears it is not loaded to the server just yet!
Why Pink Floyd – New Albums and Boxsets
The entire back catalogue of Pink Floyd has been remastered and will be released under the title of “Why Pink Floyd…” and features three groups of releases and even a new best of called A Foot In The Door. The collection will feature rare songs, unreleased songs and unheard pieces, including a song from Household Objects.
Discover – This group features all of the studio albums remastered by James Guthrie. The albums will be available separately or as part of a new box set. Lots of new artwork by long term Pink Floyd artwork designer Storm Thorgerson.
Experience – Takes the Discover album and adds another CD of joy and some other goodies to allow you to experience the album at a greater depth.
Immersion – Three of the albums in Why Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall) will be presented each in its own big box set with lots of DVDs, CDs and other fun memorabilia. These look absolutely brilliant and I cannot wait to get my hands on them!
Why Pink Floyd – Release Dates
The release dates are in three phases on 26th September 2011, 7th November 2011 and 27th February 2012.
September 26th 2011: All 14 remastered studio albums ‘Discovery’ editions, Box-set of all 14 albums with photo book, Audio downloads of ‘Discovery’ albums and box-set, The Dark Side of The Moon – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions
November 7th 2011: A Foot In The Door -The Best of Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions
February 27th 2012: The Wall – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions