I am a big fan of Pink Floyd and would loike to get their latest Greaatest Hits album A Foot in the Door (2011 Remasters) I have all Their concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band that achieved worldwide success with their progressive and psychedelic rock music. Their work is marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows. The band originally consisted of students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. Founded in 1965, they first became popular playing in London’s underground music scene in the late 1960s. Under Barrett’s leadership they released two charting singles, “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play”, and a successful début album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn in 1967.
Guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd as its fifth member in December 1967. However Due to Syd Barratt’s deteriorating Mental health, Barratt later left and Following the loss of their principal songwriter, Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters became the band’s lyricist and conceptual leader, with Gilmour assuming lead guitar, taking on most of the band’s music composition, and sharing lead vocals.
Roger Waters left the band in 1985 after an acrimonious split, but Gilmour, Mason and Wright continued to record and tour. Waters resorted to legal means to try to keep them from performing as Pink Floyd, but the dispute was resolved with an out-of-court settlement which allowed Gilmour and Mason to continue, and also released Waters from his contractual obligations to the band. Two further albums followed, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell.
Following almost two decades of acrimony the band reunited in 2005 for a single performance, at the charity concert Live 8. Wright died in 2008. Gilmour and Mason then reunited for one of Roger Waters’ The Wall Tour shows on 12 May 2011 at the O2 Arena inLondon; Gilmour performed “Comfortably Numb” along with Waters and “Outside the Wall” with Mason and Waters.
David Gilmour has also been in the news recently (For all the Wrong reasons) after his adopted son Charlie was charged with violent disorder in July for desecrating one of the flags on the Cenotaph war memorial during the Student Fees protest in December 2010 and showing the ‘ultimate disrespect’ to those who had paid the ultimate price in times of conflict. He was sentenced to 16 months at HMP Wayland in Norfolk, but was released on on Monday November 14th after serving four months. He is now expected to be allowed to complete his history degree at Cambridge University subject to him wearing an electronic tag and obeying a 12-hour curfew.