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    Pink Floyd Fans

    << Hollywood, CA --- August 30, 2000 --- September 12 marks the 25th
    <br> Anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, and
    <br> the EMI Music Catalog Marketing Group has assembled an extensive plan
    <br> to celebrate the Capitol Records' release into the Fall. A highlight
    <br> of the celebration will be a new, digitally animated music video of
    <br> the title track by longtime Pink Floyd creative artist Storm
    <br> Thorgerson. It will have its exclusive bow on Shockwave.com and then
    <br> be re-formatted for release through traditional video promotional
    <br> outlets. It marks the first time a music video is being produced for
    <br> a record, 25 years after the album's initial release.
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    <br> In addition, there will also be a TV special and a nationally
    <br> syndicated radio special hosted by Alan Parsons, airing in over 100
    <br> markets on Halloween eve, October 30. The special will also be
    <br> streamed on Lycos and feature not only an additional half-hour but a
    <br> chat with Parsons too. There will be extensive print advertising
    <br> calling attention to the poignant lyrics from the album in national
    <br> print, music placement in over 13,000 movie theatres in the U.S.
    <br> making note of the anniversary and an extensive direct mail campaign
    <br> to fans through a number of internet partners. Special anniversary
    <br> elements and art are also being featured on hollywoodandvine.com.
    <br> EMI Music Distribution has partnered many key retailers with the
    <br> consumer activities.
    <br>
    <br> The company also plans on releasing a limited edition version of the
    <br> album in the Fall in its original package. The band originally
    <br> released the record in a black, opaque shrink wrap to expand on the
    <br> album's theme of absence. It will feature the same original sticker
    <br> to identify the album to consumers and fans.
    <br>
    <br> Once described as "elegant melancholia" by Melody Maker, Wish You
    <br> Were Here was the first album Pink Floyd released after their record-
    <br> breaking smash, Dark Side Of The Moon. Like its predecessor, Wish
    <br> You Were Here also made #1. The centerpiece of the recording was the
    <br> nine-part "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," a tribute to Syd Barrett, who
    <br> co-founded the band with Roger Waters in Cambridge, England in 1965.
    <br> Barrett's experiments with LSD and his own mental instability caused
    <br> him to leave the group in late 1967 and he has continued to live as a
    <br> recluse ever since. His replacement was David Gilmour, who joined
    <br> Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason in the line-up.
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    <br> "What was so amazing about Syd's songs," Waters once told Rolling
    <br> Stone, "was through the whimsy and juxtaposition of ideas and words,
    <br> there was a very powerful grasp of humanity. They were
    <br> quintessentially human songs and that is what I've always attempted
    <br> to aspire to. In that sense, I feel a strong connection to him."
    <br>
    <br> Barrett's fate could also have inspired two of the album's other
    <br> tracks, "Have A Cigar" and "Welcome To The Machine." "Have A Cigar,"
    <br> a rare example of Pink Floyd humor, includes the famous line, "Oh, by
    <br> the way, which one's Pink?" and features a guest vocal by British
    <br> folksinger Roy Harper. "Welcome To The Machine" also describes the
    <br> perils of the music business. The final track is the title
    <br> track, "Wish You Were Here," featuring an introductory orchestral
    <br> snippet from Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. "In a way, it's a
    <br> schizophrenic song," says Waters. "It's directed at my other half if
    <br> you like . . .the battling elements within myself. There's the bit
    <br> that's concerned with other people, the bit that one applauds in
    <br> oneself; then there's the grasping, avaricious, selfish little kid
    <br> who wants to get his hands on the sweets and have them all. The song
    <br> slips in and out of both personae so the bit that always wants to win
    <br> is feeling upset and plaintively saying to the other side, 'wish you
    <br> were here.'"
    <br>
    <br> Wish You Were Here and the entire Pink Floyd catalog are included in
    <br> EMI Music Distribution's Choice 2000 campaign, the biggest catalog
    <br> deal ever, which allows retailers to choose the deal--the discount,
    <br> the dating, even the titles-to meet their needs.
    <br>
    <br> "Wish You Were Here is a landmark album," stated Marc Rashba, Vice
    <br> President, Catalog Marketing Group. "We are proud to call attention
    <br> to this milestone to remind fans of its significance and to introduce
    <br> it to some new ones."
    <br>
    <br>N
    Jen

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    RE: Pink Floyd Fans

    Pink Floyd...
    <br>
    <br>2 releases this year...
    <br>
    <br>1980 (England Concert)
    <br>
    <br>and "Is There Anybody Out There (The Wall Live (1983-84)"
    <br>
    <br>DANG IT I WANT SOMETHING NEW!!!!!!!!!!!! Not OLD!!!!!!
    <br>
    <br>AND I WANNA DANG CONCERT TOUR TOO!!!!!!!! LOL
    <br>
    <br>JasonN

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    I can't resist:eek:
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    <br>Pink Floyd is the most overrated group in music history:eek:
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    <br>Boy oh boy they are boring:(
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    <br>Brian:)N
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    sorry Brian.. I disagree...
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    <br>Pink FLoyd is a great group :P
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    <br>better the The Greatful Dead :P
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    <br>JasonN

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    Jason:)
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    <br>I don't like Grateful Dead either;) They are also boring;)
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    <br>Brian:PN
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    RE: Pink Floyd Fans

    Kewl Jason :)
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    <br>Pink Floyd is great. :)
    <br>
    <br>The Dead are good too..you just have to be in the right state of mind to listen to The Dead. :)
    <br>
    <br>LoriN

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