To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, we've made a list of the 50 best psychedelic rock albums of 1967. Yes, all the usual suspects are on there, and yes we know you're tired of reading about Sgt. Pepper's, but hopefully this list will introduce you to something new to expand your mind (or record collection).
Register to vote in the General Election by 11.59pm tonight at -to-vote. 25 November 2019 THE LATER YEARS PODCAST SERIES 'THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION' LAUNCHED To celebrate the 13th December release of Pink Floyd The Later Years, David Gilmour has given his only interview to BBC Radio's Matt Everitt, published as a podcast, 'The Lost Art of Conversation'. The 4-part series will be available in weekly parts, starting today. In the series, David discusses Pink Floyd as they reassembled after Roger Waters' departure, as well as legal battles, the 80s, 90s politics and The Big Spliff. Covering the material and stories featured in The Later Years box set, the episodes are split into four key themes from the band's career from 1987 to the present day, including The Studio, Artwork, Live Performances, and Unreleased New Material. 'The Lost Art of Conversation' will be available on all major podcast platforms, via this link: pinkfloyd.lnk.to/Podcast. Pink Floyd The Later Years is available to pre-order here. A 2-LP/1-CD 'Highlights' package will be released on Friday 29th November. 25 October 2019 ONE SLIP (2019 REMIX) AVAILABLE AS AN INSTANT GRAT One Slip (from the 2019 remix of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason) has just been made available as the third Instant Grat from Pink Floyd's forthcoming Box Set The Later Years. It was remixed by Andy Jackson with David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album. By returning to some of Richard Wright's original keyboard parts and by re-recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The Later Years, compiled into 5 x CDs, 6 x Blu-rays and 5 x DVDs, plus 2 x 7\" singles, will be packaged into a lavish box containing also a 60-page photo book, a lyric book, replica tour programmes and memorabilia. 1 October 2019 DAVID GILMOUR PERFORMS AT RICHARD THOMPSON 70TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT Photo: Romany Gilmour. As previously announced, David Gilmour performed last night at London's Royal Albert Hall, as a special guest at the 70th Birthday Celebration of singer/songwriter/guitarist and Fairport Convention co-founder Richard Thompson. Apppearing towards the close of a concert full of stellar guests, David performed Richard's The Dimming Of The Day, including an incendiary solo. The song had of course previously featured on the David Gilmour In Concert DVD from the Royal Festival Hall. Richard supplied sympathetic electric guitar behind David's lead vocal on Fat Old Sun, culminating in an exchange of guitar solos between the two that was a masterclass in dynamics and taste. The show was a fitting tribute to Richard Thompson's artistry, including as it did the cream of Britain's folk-rock world as well as some possibly more surprising guests, such as Hugh Cornwell (a former schoolmate of Richard's) and Bob Mould from Hüsker Dü and Sugar. The entire ensemble, including David, assembled for the traditional Fairport Convention encore of Richard's classic Meet On The Ledge, a fitting end to an astonishing evening of musical virtuosity. 27 September 2019 HIGH HOPES (EARLY VERSION) AVAILABLE AS AN INSTANT GRAT An iTunes audio Instant Grat is a way for consumers to get a track in advance of an album release, which acts as a 'deposit' against a subsequent purchase of the digital version of the album, slotting into the full downloaded file. High Hopes (Early Version) has just been made available as the second Instant Grat from Pink Floyd's forthcoming Box Set The Later Years, and the video clip can be seen here. The Later Years, compiled into 5 x CDs, 6 x Blu-rays and 5 x DVDs, plus 2 x 7\" singles, and accompanied with lavish and detailed extras, annotates the latter years of Pink Floyd, from 1987 to the present. As the title suggests, this version of High Hopes is an early version of the song, and features an electric guitar solo and slightly different lyrics. 29 August 2019 PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS On Friday 29th November 2019, Pink Floyd Records will release Pink Floyd The Later Years, a 16-disc set (5 x CDs, 6 x Blu-Rays, 5 x DVDs) covering the material created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards. The period included three studio albums: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason; The Division Bell; and The Endless River; as well as two live albums: Delicate Sound Of Thunder; and Pulse. With additional production from David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material, including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts, Pink Floyd The Later Years is a must for all fans. A multi-media, deluxe box set, Pink Floyd The Later Years presents an expanded view of the Pink Floyd story from 1987 to the present and kicks off with A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, the album that confirmed Pink Floyd as one of the world's biggest artists. The album, presented for the first time in 5.1, has been updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album. By returning to some of Richard Wright's keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. Highlights of Pink Floyd The Later Years include: Restored and remixed Delicate Sound Of Thunder on Blu-ray, DVD and 2-CD; Restored and re-edited Pulse on Blu-ray for the first time; Previously unreleased Venice concert (Blu-ray & DVD) and Knebworth concert (remixed/re-edited on Blu-ray/DVD/CD); Unseen documentaries, screen films, promo clips and the previously unreleased Endless River film. With the help of Nick Mason and the Pink Floyd archive, the box set comes with reproductions of tour artwork, posters, programmes, tour laminates, lyric book and much more, including two 7\" vinyl singles, (the live version of Arnold Layne performed at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert in 2007 and Lost For Words from the 'Pulse' tour rehearsals at Earl's Court), in new picture sleeves and etched image B-sides. Also included is a brand new 60-page hardback book of photos, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images. You can pre-order Pink Floyd The Later Years here. 25 June 2019 NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS ON TOUR IN EUROPE NEXT MONTH Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets are on tour in Europe throughout July. This is an opportunity to experience Pink Floyd's celebrated and significant early body of work played live, including songs from albums The Piper At The Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful Of Secrets, up to Obscured By Clouds. Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets are Nick Mason, Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris, and Dom Beken. To purchase tickets and for additional tour information, go to www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com. 21 June 2019 DAVID GILMOUR ON THE TODAY PROGRAMME TOMORROW David Gilmour will be appearing on BBC Radio 4's Today programme tomorrow at 8.22am, along with ClientEarth CEO James Thornton. Click here to listen (UK only). 21 June 2019 DAVID GILMOUR'S GUITARS RAISE $21M TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE Yesterday's auction, by Christie's in New York, of the David Gilmour guitar collection saw more than $21 million raised for the benefit of ClientEarth, an organisation pledged to combat climate change. The highly anticipated auction of more than 120 instruments and artefacts from David Gilmour's personal collection created great excitement in the auction room as new record prices were set for contemporary musical instruments. As predicted, the instruments most closely associated with iconic recordings such as Wish You Were Here and The Dark Side of the Moon received astronomical bids from all around the world, the highest being the $3.9 million paid for David's 'Black Strat' Fender Stratocaster. However, the generosity of bidders and collectors from around the world enabled proceeds across the entire collection to reach the sum of $21,490,750, including buyer's premium. David Gilmour described the result as \"brilliant and unbelievable\", reiterating his support for ClientEarth in their cause to use the law to bring about real change. ClientEarth, a charity that uses the power of the law to protect the planet and its people, comprises lawyers and environmental experts who are fighting against climate change and to protect nature and the environment. ClientEarth CEO James Thornton said: \"This is a truly humbling and extraordinary gift, which goes beyond our wildest expectations. It's difficult to express just how deeply grateful we are to David for choosing ClientEarth as the beneficiary of this historic auction. The law is one of the most powerful tools we have to tackle the world's increasing environmental problems. This gift is a phenomenal boost to our work using the law to tackle climate change and protect nature. It will allow us to play an even greater role in addressing the climate crisis and securing a healthy planet for future generations\". Click here for more information on ClientEarth. Some of the individual items' final bids included $3,975,000 for the 'Black Strat', well above the estimated range of $100,000 to $150,000. Other big-ticket items included a 1954 Fender Stratocaster with the serial number 0001, which was used on the recording of Another Brick in the Wall