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Pink Floyd To Release Commemorative Vinyl On World Record Day

Pink Floyd are to release a special edition vinyl
Pink Floyd are to release a special edition vinyl
Fantastical rock heroes Pink Floyd will be releasing a previously unheard version of their classic instrumental song 'Interstellar Overdrive' on 12-inch on World Record Day this year.

Taking place on the 22nd of April, World Record day will commemorate the UK's independent record shops with over 200 stores expected to be taking part. Numerous artists release special edition vinyl albums or tracks that have been made exclusively for the day. A multitude of artists also honour the day by performing in and around the stores across the nation's cities. The track will be played at 33 1/3 RPM and will feature a free fold-out poster complete with an A6 sized postcard that will display an iconic image of the band, captured whilst the group were recording their debut single 'Arnold Layne'.

A group notorious for their experimental musical tendencies and penchant for extremely expressive sounds, Pink Floyd have captured the hearts and imaginations of countless generations. Founded in 1965 by a group of students, the band have since explored a varied skew of sounds that has cemented their status as some of the greatest innovators of the rock movement. Each member is revered in their own right as a pioneer of their own field, in particular the iconic guitarist David Gilmour, whose tasteful and immaculate playing style has left masses of adoring fans in its wake.

A statement regarding the new song reads as follows:

"Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Water, Richard Wright anf Nick Mason, Interstellar Overdrive is an unheard recording from 1966, running at a hefty 14 minutes 57 seconds long. The original recording was done at the Thomson studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, on November 31, 1966, before the band were signed to EMI. A different, shorter version of the track appears on the band's debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn".

An event that is to be held in the band's honour- 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at London's Victoria & Albert Museum ' will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's first ever album and has been organised to run from May 13th up until October 1st. For more information on this event, please click here.

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By Josh Hummerston

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 15:29 to category : Music News

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