- 04 Mar 20
The recording is from the band's last performance with Richard Wright, who passed away a year later.
Pink Floyd will release a live recording of their first single, 'Arnold Layne', in celebration of Record Store Day 2020 (Saturday, April 18). It's the latest release from Pink Floyd Records, which has been a strong supporter of Record Store Day since the label's inception.
The limited-edition, one-sided 7-inch vinyl represents the last live performance of Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright all together in 2007. The performance took place at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert in London's Barbican on May 10 2007. Pink Floyd members were augmented by long-time collaborator Jon Carin on keyboards and vocals and Andy Bell from Oasis on bass guitar.
The performance holds a special emotional place for Pink Floyd. It paid homage to Barrett, who passed away a year prior, and became the final performance featuring Richard Wright, who passed away the next year.
Artwork for the release features the titular Arnold in handcuffs (after having been arrested for stealing women’s clothes from their washing lines). Pink Floyd Creative Director Aubrey Powell oversaw the sleeve, newly created by long-time Floyd collaborators, photographer Rupert Truman and designer Peter Curzon, both of StormStudios.