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Happy 69th Birthday To Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters
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Roger Waters

Roger Waters, one of the founding members and chief components who greatly contributed to the mind-blowing success of British psychedelic/classic rock unit Pink Floyd, celebrates his 69th birthday today.

In a way, Waters stands alone as a musical architect. His lyrics to some of the most memorable and well-made rock records of all time, bass playing, and British proper nasal vocal inflections are some of the high watermark achievements in music. Approaching music first with a keen psychedelic edge during the fad of the genre during the late 1960s, and then cultivating those sounds with a dark, spacier edge which became the Floyd trademark, Waters has helped create a body of work that is not only successful, but also had the keen foresight to become dazzling in a critical sense as well. Floyd records have the luxury of not only selling in the millions, but also for being regarded and lauded as some of the most ultimate records ever produced.

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$4 MP3 Album Deal: Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’
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Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here is on sale today in MP3 format from Amazon for only $3.99.

The album, which was their follow up to their enormously successful 1973 release Dark Side of the Moon, is almost as revered by fans of the group as Dark Side is. Originally released in September 1975 and going to the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world, Wish You Were Here explores themes similar to Dark Side: alienation, confusion, longing, mental breakdown, and also even dissention in the music business. It’s also a tribute of sorts to one of their founding members, the late Syd Barrett, who had left the band a few years earlier due to mental illness. The long track “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” is a recorded nod to their fallen member, who had also made a few unannounced appearances in the studio when they were recording the album. That track opens and closes the record. The other tracks are equally memorable as well, the sing-a-long dark, doomy title track of longing and hope; “Welcome to the Machine” with its spacey, synthesized feel; and “Have A Cigar,” with guest vocals by Roy Harper and which actually sounds rather upbeat and contrasts the rest of the record nicely, acting as almost a rest stop between all the amazing heaviness and rocking ambiance which bookends it. Every record Pink Floyd released during the 1970s is essential and Wish You Were Here is no exception. A must.

Get this deal today, but be sure to also browse all 1,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.

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John Lennon Sculpture Erected During ‘Imagine’ Tribute At Olympics Closing Ceremony
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John Lennon Sculpture Erected During Imagine Tribute At The Olympics Closing Ceremony

Today was the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, which saw performances by legendary British bands like Queen and The Who, as well as musical tributes to artists David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and the late John Lennon.

A remastered version of the iconic video for the song “Imagine” was shown during the tribute to the former Beatle, while performers sang (and signed) along, while others erected a sculpture of John Lennon’s face, including his trademark glasses.

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‘Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here’ Coming To DVD
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Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here, a documentary about rock group Pink Floyd‘s memorable album Wish You Were Here, is getting a DVD and Blu-ray release on June 26th from Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The album, which was their follow up to their enormously successful 1973 Dark Side of the Moon, is almost as revered by fans of the group as Dark Side is. Originally released in September 1975 and going to the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world, Wish You Were Here explores themes similar to Dark Side — alienation, confusion, longing, mental breakdown, and also even dissension in the music business. It’s also a tribute of sorts to one of their founding members, the late Syd Barrett, who had left the band a few years earlier, due to mental illness. The long track “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” is a recorded nod to their fallen member, who had also made a few unannounced appearances in the studio when they were recording the album. That track opens and closes the record.

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2011 Cyber Monday Lightning Deals – Music CDs & Box Sets
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Jimi Hendrix Experience - Winterland

Now that Black Friday week is over, Amazon is moving on to Cyber Monday deals week with new Lightning Deals, limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. Once the item runs out, the sale is over – meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone (it could run out in minutes!).

Amazon has released the Lightning Deal schedule and prices for Music CDs and Box Sets for Monday, November 28, starting at 5AM PST (that’s 8AM EST) and running through 9pm PST. See a sample of some of the Cyber Monday deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work. You can visit the main Sale calendar page to see ALL the deals and the exact times they’ll be going up.

U2: The Unforgettable Fire (Super Deluxe Edition 2CD+DVD)
$25.99

Weird Al Yankovic – Alpocalypse
$8.99

Led Zeppelin Box Set
$32.99

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Pink Floyd Celebrates the Rerelease of 14 Studio Albums by Flying a Pig Over London
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Pink Floyd-Animals

Never let it be said that Pink Floyd doesn’t know how to mark an occasion in grand style. Back in September, to celebrate the start of EMI Records’ “Why Pink Floyd?” marketing campaign that will see the rerelease of 14 of the band’s studio albums among other things, organizers staged a recreation of the famous cover art for the band’s 1977 album Animals.

You can watch a video the staging here below.

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MP3 Deal: $5 Classic Rock Albums: Pink Floyd, Styx, Free, John Lennon & More
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pink floyd dark side of the moonThrough the end of January 2011, Amazon is offering up classic rock albums for only $5.00 each in MP3 format. If you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it downloads into your iTunes account, so it’s as simple as purchasing directly through iTunes. Also, you can now gift these MP3 purchases – just click the “Give album OR song as gift” button on the right on the product page.

I’ve written about my love of Pink Floyd tons of times already, so I have to mention that one of the albums on sale for only $5.00 is Dark Side Of The Moon, so if you don’t already own this album, definitely grab it now, it’s insanely amazing.

Other albums available for $5.00 each are John Lennon‘s Power To The People – The Hits, which has 15 of Lennon’s solo hits like “Imagine,” “Instant Karma,” and “Woman”; Free‘s Fire And Water, singer Paul Rodgers’s first band and contains their hit “All Right Now,” and Styx‘s Crystal Ball.

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Geek Gear: Pink Floyd Meets Zelda In ‘The Dark Side Of The Triforce’ T-Shirt
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Dark Side of the TriforceEarlier, I posted here about how Pink Floyd‘s classic album Dark Side Of The Moon is available in MP3 format right now for only $1.99.

Now, the $9 t-shirt deal of the day over at Teefury today mashes up Pink Floyd’s iconic album cover art with The Legend Of Zelda in “The Dark Side Of The Triforce” by artist TedDastickJr.

The sale at Teefury began at midnight EST (Sunday, November 28, 2010) and will continue for 24 hours, and once it’s over, it’s gone forever.

The t-shirt design takes the Triforce symbol from Zelda (of three golden triangles), having it take the place of the prism on the Dark Side Of The Moon album cover. Like the album cover, there’s the white light on one side, with the rainbow spectrum on the other.

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MP3 Deal: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ For $2!
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pink floyd dark side of the moonAll this week, Amazon has been offering up five albums per day for only $1.99 each in mp3 format. If you purchase MP3s through Amazon, it downloads into your iTunes account, so it’s as simple as purchasing directly through iTunes. Also, you can now gift these MP3 purchases – just click the “Give album or song as gift” button on the right on the product page.

Today, Pink Floyd‘s classic Dark Side Of The Moon is available for only $1.99.

I can’t imagine that there’s anyone left out there who doesn’t already own this amazing Pink Floyd album, but just in case, now’s the time to get it, as it’s only $2. I can’t stress enough how crazy insane it would be to pass up this deal.

There’s a reason Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best-selling albums of all time: the 1973 release has 9 songs and you’d be hard-pressed to find one even mediocre song, let alone one that’s bad.

If you’re not familiar with the album, and you’re wondering if you’ve ever heard any songs from it, chances are, you have: “Money,” which opens with the sounds a cash register ringing and coins clanking, was its popular single and has been in frequent rotation for decades on classic rock stations.

Note, the deal is supposed to be just for today, though it most likely will last maybe through the weekend. Another album that is only $1.99 this week is John Lennon‘s Power To The People – The Hits, which is still on sale. It has 15 of Lennon’s solo hits, like “Imagine,” “Instant Karma,” and “Woman.”

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Listen To Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 8-Bit Style
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8-Bit Dark Side of the Moon

You remember the days: you grabbed your favorite Nintendo video game cartridge, blew vigorously into your console and the game itself, and pushed the plastic treaure in as far as it would go and then down with a subtle click.

On bad days, your system light would blink or stare blankly back at you, requiring more professional troubleshoot-blowing, but on good days, a moment or two would pass before the beautifully melodic tones of a synthetic 8-bit musical soundtrack would ring out to our eager ears. This is what being happy was all about in the ’80s. Nothing was better, and nothing would ever be better.

We were of course young and stupid back then, and many much better things have come along as we’ve grown old. Even still, the faintest hum of a beepy 8-bit video game’s music can still ignite explosions of nostalgia in our heads, and with today’s delightful technologies, it’s possible for anyone to turn anything into 8-bit musical heaven!

One such person named Brad Smith decided not to stop at one basic tune, but to take one of the most popular albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, and make it 100% 8-bit. It’s called MOON8. The brilliant tunes are in six different parts that can all be found at YouTube, but you can put down your Triforce and hop a couple turtles and mushrooms over to the other side to hear a few favorites!

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