Pink Floyd ‘Live at Knebworth 1990’ Gets Own Release: Watch

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Pink Floyd’s legendary 1990 performance at Knebworth received its own release for the first time. Live at Knebworth 1990 has been made available as a stand-alone release on CD, heavyweight 180g double vinyl and all digital platforms on April 30, 2021, via Sony Music. The concert was part of the star-studded Silver Clef Winners performance at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, U.K., which the band headlined. It appeared for the first time on 2019’s Later Years box set. Listen to and watch them perform many of the songs below.

From the March 10 announcement: The concert saw Pink Floyd topping the all-star bill that included Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Genesis, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, Robert Plant (with Jimmy Page), Cliff Richard, Eric Clapton, and Tears For Fears. Around 120,000 music fans saw these giants of rock appear on the hallowed stage of Knebworth, all in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity. The concert was broadcast globally on MTV.

Watch them perform “Wish You Were Here”

Pink Floyd – David Gilmour (guitar, vocals), Nick Mason (drums, percussion) and Richard Wright (keyboards, backing vocals) – were joined on stage by members of their touring band including Guy Pratt (bass guitar, vocals), Jon Carin (keyboards, vocals), Tim Renwick (guitar) and Gary Wallis (percussion). Backing vocals came from Durga McBroom, Sam Brown and her mother Vicki, and original “The Great Gig in the Sky” vocalist, Clare Torry. Also joining them on stage were guest musicians including sax player Candy Dulfer (sax on “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” and “Money”) and keyboard player and composer Michael Kamen (on “Comfortably Numb” and “Run Like Hell”).

Watch “Run Like Hell” from the concert

Gilmour and Andy Jackson have remixed the audio from this iconic concert featuring all seven tracks performed on the day, and the album features new artwork shot by Floyd collaborator Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and designed by Peter Curzon of Storm Studios. The CD includes a 24-page booklet; the double LP booklet is 16 pages.

Listen to the performance of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond”

Of the gig, Mason recalls: “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. 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, and it was just a shame we didn’t have an opportunity to utilise her for more. We also had our dear friend Michael Kamen guesting. Michael had contributed so much to PF over the previous ten years.”

Watch “The Great Gig in the Sky”

Live at Knebworth 1990 Track Listing
1 Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2 The Great Gig in the Sky
3 Wish You Were Here
4 Sorrow
5 Money
6 Comfortably Numb
7 Run Like Hell

Watch “Comfortably Numb” from the concert

Related: Our review of 2019’s Later Years box set

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