Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Pink Floyd release a dozen vintage live albums

Pink Floyd have released a dozen vintage live albums from the early 1970s.

According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the band hasn’t publicly commented on the recordings, all of which feature the group in performance between 1970 and 1972.

The series of live albums capture Pink Floyd during a period where they released the pre-“Dark Side Of The Moon” studio records “Atom Heart Mother” (1970), "Meddle" (1971), and 1972’s “Obscured By Clouds.“

All of the albums include a copyright of Pink Floyd Music Ltd., an UCR speculates that the mass release may serve as a form of copyright protection, in adherence to a 2011 change in European law.

Rolling Stone further notes that in 2013, a rep for Sony explained Bob Dylan’s release of uncirculated music by saying: “The copyright law in Europe was recently extended from 50 to 70 years for everything recorded in 1963 and beyond. With everything before that, there’s a new ‘Use It or Lose It’ provision. It basically said, ‘If you haven’t used the recordings in the first 50 years, you aren’t going to get any more.'”

The music news outlet added that Pink Floyd likely previously released the EP, “1965: Their First Recordings”, in 2015 for this reason.

The newly-surfaced live albums are currently streaming on Spotify and are available for streaming and purchase via Amazon.

In October, Pink Floyd continued their reissue series with the release of a 2019 remix of their 1987 album, “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.”

Drummer Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets – who exclusively perform vintage pre-Dark Side Of The Moon-era material by the iconic band – will launch a 2022 tour of North America on January 18 in Toronto, ON.

Pink Floyd were recently named the No. 7 Rock News Artist Of The Year as part of the 2021 hennemusic Rock News Awards. Pink Floyd
Newly-released live albums

December 2021

They Came in Peace Live Leeds University 1970 Washington University 1971
Live at Grosser Saal Musikhalle Hamburg West Germany 25 Feb 1971
Mauerspechte Berlin Sportpalast, Live 5 June 1971
Live Lyon 12 June 1971 Tokyo 16 March 1972 Live in Rome Palaeur 20 June 1971
Amsterdamse Bos Free Concert 26 June 1971 Live Live in Montreux 18 and 19 Sept 1971
KB Hallen Copenhagen Live 23 Sept 1971
KB Hallen Copenhagen Vol II Live 23 Sept 1971
Over Bradford Pigs on the Groove Bradford University Live 10 Oct 1971
Embryo San Diego Live 17 Oct 1971
The Screaming Abdabs Quebec City Live 10 Nov 1971

See also:

hennemusic Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 7: PINK FLOYD
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason announces North American tour
Pink Floyd share 2021 edit of 1987 classic On The Turning Away
Pink Floyd stream demo of 1987 track Yet Another Movie
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