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Pink Floyd 1965

"To mark 50 years since the tracks were recorded, Pink Floyd have released a limited edition set of two 7" singles, containing the band's first recordings. Entitled Pink Floyd 1965 – Their First Recordings, the songs include Syd Barrett compositions Lucy Leave, Double O Bo, Remember Me, and Butterfly, coupled with Roger Waters' Walk With Me Sydney, and I'm A King Bee by Slim Harpo. The band lineup was the original quartet of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, augmented by Rado Klose on guitar, and, on Walk With Me Sydney, Juliette Gale on backing vocals.

Rush R40 Live

Rush releases its R40 Live concert set, November 20th. Here's a real gem:

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Je Suis Paris

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Harmonia: The Complete Works

Teaser video from Groenland Records to celebrate the release of the career-spanning Harmonia box set.

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Rodolfo Maltese, RIP

A member of Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso since 1972, guitarist Rodolfo Maltese passed away on Saturday, October 3rd. Rest in peace, Rudy.

Gong Reissues

In announcing the upcoming Universal Records Gong Trilogy box set, please note that the surviving members of Gong discourage purchase of the upcoming Charly Records box sets:

VDGG Refugees video

Recently discovered promo video for Van Der Graaf Generator's "Refugees". Even the band doesn't remember it!

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Kevin Ayers film planned?

This just in, campaign may start in autumn:
A teaser for the crowdfunding project "Why are we sleeping? A film about Kevin Ayers" by Dirk Fleiter & Leif Karpe

Dieter Moebius, RIP

Announced on Michael Rother's Facebook page:
"Very sad news today for all friends of Dieter Moebius and his unique music. Our friend, neighbour and collaborator passed away this morning, July 20th 2015. He will be missed dearly by all of us. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Irene. RIP, Dieter (Möbi)."
I'm sure he's up there making an album with Conny (Plank). The Swiss-born artist was 71 years old. RIP, elektronischen Pionier.

Chris Squire, RIP

Chris Squire passed away Saturday, June 27th, at age 67, ending his battle with leukaemia. Yes' Fragile, a birthday gift from my sisters on my twelfth birthday, started my progressive music journey, and of course, his bass playing was a big part of that. To wit, just listen to the opening moments of "Beyond And Before" from Yes' debut album: Squire's bass nearly defined Yes music. This photo, from Fragile's insert, was quite iconic for my young impressionable mind, as I tried to count the number of overdubs on "The Fish (Shindleria Praematurus)".

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