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Legendary Pink Floyd: Back to the Future

June 14 2005

"Where have gone Pink Floyd?" - Not an idle question, which has long been picked up all the answers. However, experienced minds are not the first decade of trying to open another secret of the legendary band: "Where is a mystery unprecedented success?"

Pink Floyd - a kind of unquestioned brand , the timeless time. And they are again ready to prove it, once on the crest of a series of live performances of Live 8, which will be held in five cities - Philadelphia, Paris, Rome, Belgium and London. Start biggest gigs will be put on homeland rock group - Britain, which seems as old and at the same time neuvyadaema as themselves Pink Floyd.

The prolonged absence in the initial part of the scene (after a painful discrepancy between Roger Waters and David Gilmour in the early 80's) had no effect on the band's popularity - it's about something said yes, agree. Moreover, put a new absolute record for the number wishing to attend a concert in England: it was recorded 2,060,285 text messages for the purchase of tickets. Such excitement knows no one modern rock band from the host of the super-successful, which are increasingly in favor of models looking towards the side beaten alternatives. Meanwhile pink'i traded more than a dozen and let separately, but creating a story - remember Waters' solo in the 89-m at Potsdamer Platz on the ruins of the Berlin Wall? This is the music of the "lost generation", the sixties and seventies ...

For the record
Pink Floyd formed in 1965. At the bottom of the group were then Roger Waters (Waters), bass, vocals, Syd Barrett (Barrett), guitar and vocals, Rick Wright (Wright), keyboards, and Nick Mason (Mason), drums. In a short time took the place of Barrett, David Gilmour (Gilmour), guitar, vocals. Group name was taken from the names of two blues musicians: Pink Anderson and Floyd Kangxi.
Friction in the group were oyachevidnymi after the album "The Wall" in 1979. Since that memorable year, the world has sold 23 million records album. Single Another Brick in the Wall was even banned in South Africa, as was the anthem of the protest of local schoolchildren - Pink Floyd are known for their non-conformism and anti-esteblishmentom.

However, the band members are not just felt the time - they managed to create their original sound, its appearance, without resorting to cheap tricks and "mask". They play their own music, which combined the symphonic elements using advanced at the time of the synthesized sounds, stylized household, which gave the effect of novelty (now especially pleased about this recall). Separately, of course, it is worth noting the experimental work the 60's and 70's. In this "star" while there are such "netlenki" as Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother and Meddle, which marked a formation of the group.

The turning point is considered to be 1973, when the team out of any competition was awarded a laurel wreath. Can you guess what this is about? With sales of new album The Dark Side of the Moon blocked all conceivable projections, losing in this respect only to Michael Jackson's Thriller (all familiar faces), and the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever and Rumours Fleetwood Mac. Here, Pink Floyd went all out and secured a reputation as a minimum of 15 years, disproving the legend of short-term memory charts, and ungrateful fans.

Roger Waters, meanwhile, speaking of creative consistency of the group, said the magazine Classic Rock: «Music utterly irresistible, but, in my opinion, there is something more.Perhaps the thing in singleness of ideas that appeal to any generation at the time of puberty and understanding of what is happening around. " In these words laid, perhaps, the basic concept with which the British were on the scene about 40 years: our music just need to listen - it is open to all ...

Perhaps that's why Pink Floyd again riveting attention. And the main passions boil it around their reunion, and not around other names generation next, designed under the banner of Live8, and in whom there is no shortage. Suppose that only one short evening, but in London's Hyde Park on the stage will return to masters, and many at this moment to return to their childhood or adolescence - for once in his previous life on the musical horizon ascended the real stars ...

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