LIVE WALL ALBUM POSTPONED "INDEFINITELY" According to inside sources, "Is There Anybody Out There?" has been delayed "indefinitely." The album, originally scheduled for a December 1, 1999 release, will consist of material from live performances of
January 27, 2000
The Wall from Earls Court, London in 1980 and 1981.
The announced delay comes in the midst of a good deal of press coverage which was in anticipation of the album. The December issue of Mojo Magazine featured Pink Floyd's new album as the cover story. The issue's articles discussed everything from forthcoming live album of The Wall to the awkward reunion between Richard Wright and Roger Waters after Waters' August 1999 performance in Atlanta, Georgia.
Several advertisements for the album have already been published in major magazines.
The same inside sources, however, confirm that the album will still be released. Contrary to rumors, the project has NOT been canceled or shelved -- just delayed until an unspecified future date.
EMI/Capitol have in recent years earned a reputation for promoting a new album and then delaying it after the promotion is underway. Richard Wright's "Broken China", released in the fall of 1996 in the rest of the world, was not released in the United States until a half a year later. By the time it was released, much of the hype had faded,
and many fans in the U.S. had bought copies imported from Canada and the U.K.
The DVD of the 1982 film "Pink Floyd: The Wall" was also delayed several times by Sony/Columbia Music Video throughout last year, until it was released at last at the end of 1999. The awaited VHS version of "The Wall", also delayed by several months, was released earlier this
Despite the wasted promotions and delays, expect Sony/Columbia to promote "Is There Anybody Out There?" heavily when it is released.
Spot ads will run on major radio stations, and television spots will be sent to MTV and VH1 television. Fans can also look forward to more new interviews and articles as a release date approaches.
Thanks to Johnny and Ash
LIVE WALL ALBUM POSTPONED "INDEFINITELY"
According to inside sources, "Is There Anybody Out There?" has been delayed "indefinitely." The album, originally scheduled for a December 1, 1999 release, will consist of material from live performances of