I was lucky enough to stumble upon Brit Floyd on PBS a few months back during one of their fundraiser drives. I later found out that a full length DVD of the show is available by going to the website and paying a couple pounds for shipping. I got this in the mail a few weeks back and was simply astounded. As a hardcore Floyd fanatic, it is very hard to hear a cover band do their music unless, one… they do something original with it (for example, Scissor Sisters), or two… they are able to get the details right.
Roger Waters would do well to hire these guys as his backing band. The guitarist obviously understands how to play David Gilmour’s solos, something almost nobody can get right because they try too hard. While the singers do not have exact voices, they sing the parts correctly. They have enough members to play all of the parts on the albums. And it’s obvious to my ears that the members of Brit Floyd actually had discussions over which versions to play. “Okay do we do the PULSE intro to Another Brick In the Wall Part II?, then the 1980 live solo? Do we add the Roger Waters solo version ending?” My inner music geek jumped for joy when realizing while watching that all these things had been considered. They even got licensing to use some of Storm Thorgerson’s original film clips for the show.
It came to my attention that the band will be playing at the LC Pavilion here in Columbus, OH, and I definitely *have* to see this in person. The upcoming “P*U*L*S*E Tour” promises to have full album sides of some of their greatest. The staging is an appropriately scaled down approximation of the 1994 Division Bell tour, with modifications made due to new newer technology and features them playing songs not considered when Pink Floyd last toured in 1994.
Go see them if you have the chance! You won’t be let down.
For Tour Dates and to find out how to get a free DVD CLICK HERE!
To see the entirety of the 2011 Live In Liverpool “Greatest Hits Tour” DVD, click the links Below:
LIVE IN LIVERPOOL 2011 – PART ONE:
1) Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
2) Learning To Fly
3) High Hopes
4) Welcome To The Machine
6) Pigs (3 Different Ones)
LIVE IN LIVERPOOL 2011 – PART TWO:
8) Time / Breathe Reprise
9) The Great Gig In The Sky
10) Wish You Were Here
11) One of These Days
12) Nobody Home
13) Us And Them
14) The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
15) Another Brick In The Wall (Pt 2)
16) Comfortably Numb