Pink Floyd launch new playlist with 1974 live track; Roger Waters’ ‘Us + Them’ gets digital release
Pink Floyd have launched an official, "evolving playlist" titled "Syd, Roger, Nick, Richard and David":
Beginning today Syd, Roger, Richard, Nick and David is a new and evolving playlist from Pink Floyd. During this period of lockdown, isolation and uncertainty, it might help to make time each day to immerse yourself in music, so each day we will be adding a new track into the playlist that you can find at the top of the band's Spotify page, if you choose that particular streaming service for this.
Each day, this will build into the perfect playlist to help you navigate these challenging times. From the best known classics, to deeper album tracks, you'll find each day's new track at the top of the playlist.
Pink Floyd also note that "As a bonus, each Friday we will be adding one of the currently unavailable bonus tracks that were featured in the Immersion boxsets a few years back." The first of those is "Us & Them" Live At The Empire Pool, Wembley, London in November 1974. Currently that's the only song in the playlist. Stream that live version of "Us and Them," below.
Speaking of "Us and Them," the concert film Roger Waters: Us + Them, which was shot in Amsterdam on the European leg of Roger's 2017/2018 world tour, is coming to 4K, HD and SD Digital on June 16. Says Roger Waters: "Viewers on digital will have access to all-new post-feature content including two additional concert songs not included in the original feature (“Comfortably Numb” and “Smell the Roses”) as well as A Fleeting Glimpse, a documentary short featuring behind-the-scenes moments from the tour." You can watch the trailer for Roger Waters: Us + Them below. That may have to hold fans over for now, as Roger's "This is Not a Drill" tour has been postponed.
In other news, Roger recently fanned the flames of his feud with former Pink Floyd bandmate David Gilmour over access to the official Pink Floyd website and social media accounts. "David thinks he owns it. I think he thinks because I left the band in 1985, that he owns Pink Floyd, that he is Pink Floyd, that I'm irrelevant and I should just keep my mouth shut."
And check out a gallery from Roger's Us + Them tour: