Pink Floyd’s live performance at Knebworth from 1990 is to be released as a live album next month.
The “Live At Knebworth” live album will be released via Warner Music on CD, double Vinyl and digital platforms on April 30. You can pre-order Pink Floyd’s “Live At Knebworth” here.
The concert was held at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire. It also included performances from Phil Collins with Genesis, Paul McCartney as well as Dire Straits.
The concert was also in aid of the Nordoff Robbins Charity. Despite the gig being broadcasted on MTV and subsequently released on DVD, Pink Floyd’s show is only now being released as a fully, stand alone album on audio formats.
A recording of the gig was also made available to fans of the band as part of their “Later Years” box set from 2019.
The audio on all seven tracks have been remixed by recording engineer Andy Jackson and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. The album also includes artwork shot by the band’s collaborator Aubrey “Po” Powell and designed by Peter Curzon of Storm Studios.
“Something special about Knebworth”
On the show, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason released this statement.
Mason began by saying, “There is something special about Knebworth”.
“We all still have fond memories of playing there in the 70’s, and this show was no different”, he added.
“As a north London boy this was almost a home game, but with the added delight of being the re-assembly of the band after a fairly mega tour that had lasted for well over a year. It was also an opportunity to get the wonderful Candy Dulfer to play. I had been a fan of hers for quite a while. It was just a shame we didn’t have an opportunity to utilise her for more”.
The Pink Floyd co-founder also paid tribute to composer Michael Kamen. Kamen who passed away in 2003, collaborated on several Pink Floyd albums, including, “The Wall”, “The Final Cut” and “The Division Bell”.
“We also had our dear friend Michael Kamen guesting”, Mason said. “Michael had contributed so much to PF (Pink Floyd) over the previous ten years. It’s great to have something of his playing on the recording”.
Last November, Pink Floyd also released a remastered reissue of their live album from 1988 “Delicate Sounds Of Thunder”.
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