One of the most impressive gigs of all time, Pink Floyd’s 1990 show at Knebworth is now being issued as a live album. It’s a piece of the band’s iconography that can now be solidly stowed away on your record shelves.
The group were on the bill, having headlined the Silver Clef Award Winners Concert at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, back in June 1990. The show was a mammoth one and featured live performances from Paul McCartney, Dire Straits and Genesis.
The concert was arranged to benefit the Nordoff Robbins charity and was broadcast on MTV at the time. While the event was released later as a DVD, Pink Floyd’s performance is now being released as a live album in its own right.
David Gilmour and recording engineer Andy Jackson have got together to put a brand new soon on the seven tracks performed on that day. The live album will also feature new artwork from landmark Pink Floyd collaborator Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, designed by Peter Curzon of Storm Studios.
The band’s drummer, Nick Mason, also reminisces about the gig: “There is something special about Knebworth. We all still have fond memories of playing there in the ’70s, 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, it’s great to have something of his playing on the recording.”
‘Live At Knebworth 1990’ live album will be released on CD, double vinyl and digitally on April 30th.