Pink Floyd Exhibition Unearths Lost Footage, Laser Show
London's Victoria and Albert Museum will honor the trailblazers of psychedelic rock with "The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains," an immersive exhibition set to run between May and October 2017. The show, which marks the 50th anniversary of the band's first single release, will feature a laser light show and previously unseen concert footage, BBC reports.
The exhibit will include 350 objects and artifacts, including instruments and original artwork from the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day. Highlights from "Their Mortal Remains" include band face masks from The Wall tour, Hipgnosis' original Animals cover art and the Division Bell album sleeve. Handwritten lyrics, psychedelic-era posters and vintage advertisements will round out the exhibition.
Pink Floyd have numerous archival releases in the works. On November 11th, the band will release a massive, 27-disc box set The Early Years 1965-1972. The package contains over 20 unreleased songs, seven hours of concert recordings, 15 hours of video footage and an updated version of their Zabriskie Point soundtrack.
In May, the band launched an expansive vinyl reissue campaign, with LPs scheduled for release throughout the year at regular intervals. The next installment – featuring Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Obscured by Clouds – is out September 23rd.