The Story of Wish You Were Here
BBC Four zeigt am Freitag (25.5.) die „Wish You Were Here“ Dokumentation. Die DVD/Blu-ray mit 25 Extraminuten ist ab 22. Juni erhältlich. Im Anschluss daran gibt es wieder eine einstündige Zusammenstellung von alten und neuen Konzertaufnahmen: A Pink Floyd Miscellany 1967-2005.
Pink Floyd Fans, die sich gerade nicht in Großbritannien aufhalten, können ab Samstag beide Programme über den “iPlayer” der BBC abrufen: BBC iPayer
Pink Floyd Abend 25. Mai auf BBC4:
BBC4 21-22 Uhr GMT: The Story of Wish You Were Here
John Edginton’s documentary explores the making of Pink Floyd’s ninth studio album, Wish You Were Here, which was released in September 1975 and went to top the album charts both in the UK and the US.
Featuring new interviews with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason alongside contributions from the likes of guest vocalist Roy Harper, sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson and photographer Jill Furmanovsky, the film is a forensic study of the making of the follow-up to 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon, which was another conceptual piece driven by Roger Waters.
The album wrestles with the legacy of the band’s first leader Syd Barrett, who had dropped out of the band in 1968 and is eulogised in the album’s centrepiece, Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Pink Floyd had become one of the biggest bands in the world, but the 60s were over and the band were struggling both to find their purpose and the old camaraderie.
BBC4 22-23Uhr: A Pink Floyd Miscellany 1967-2005
A compilation of rarely screened Pink Floyd videos and performances, beginning with the Arnold Layne promo from 1967 and culminating with the reunited band’s performance at Live 8 in 2005. Also including a newly-restored Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) and performances of Grantchester Meadows, Cymbeline and others.
Info: Thomas Huber und Ina Wagner