Pink Floyd Launch ‘Evolving Playlist’ With Live ‘Us & Them’ From London 1974 Concert
Pink Floyd kicks off the Spotify playlist Syd, Roger, Richard, Nick & David – An Evolving Pink Floyd Playlist with a live version of “Us & Them.” The track was recorded during a November 1974 run at London’s Wembley Empire Pool.
“Us & Them” was originally released by Pink Floyd on their 1973 studio album The Dark Side Of The Moon. Bassist Roger Waters came up with the lyrics, while Richard Wright penned the music and guitarist David Gilmour handled lead vocals.
Pink Floyd brought a five-week British Winter Tour to Wembley Empire Pool November 14 – 17, 1974. In 2011, the band reissued Dark Side Of The Moon with a live performance of the LP from the Wembley Empire Pool run among the contents of The Dark Side Of The Moon — Immersion Box Set. “Us & Them” from the set is the first track shared on the playlist named for the members of the band that is expected to feature a mix of classics and rarities. Stream the playlist, which for now only includes “Us & Them (Live At The Empire Pool),” below followed by a note posted on Pink Floyd’s Facebook page about the compilation:
Beginning today Syd, Roger, Richard, Nick and David is a new and evolving playlist from Pink Floyd. During this period of lockdown, isolation and uncertainty, it might help to make time each day to immerse yourself in music, so each day we will be adding a new track into the playlist that you can find at the top of the band’s Spotify page, if you choose that particular streaming service for this.
Each day, this will build into the perfect playlist to help you navigate these challenging times. From the best known classics, to deeper album tracks, you’ll find each day’s new track at the top of the playlist. As a bonus, each Friday we will be adding one of the currently unavailable bonus tracks that were featured in the Immersion boxsets a few years back.
To start us off, today’s track is ‘Us & Them Live At The Empire Pool, Wembley, London in November 1974,’ as featured in the Immersion collection for The Dark Side of The Moon. We hope you enjoy reconnecting with these tracks over the coming weeks, and would love to hear your suggestions for what you think could be added to the playlist…
The launch of the playlist comes just days after Waters posted a video complaining about his lack of access to Pink Floyd’s website and social feeds. Yesterday, the forthcoming digital release of Roger’s latest concert film was announced. The film is titled … Us + Them.