Welcome to the 16th edition of the AU review’s weekly ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the Arts and Film world.
In This Issue: Explore a history of iconic album covers at Blender Gallery, conversations about the art of criticism with Marc Fennell, debut Russian ballet at its finest with the Eifman Ballet Company, Art Gallery of New South Wales welcomes their re-vamped Australian galleries in style, and collectors delight at the Black and Gold record fair.
Some people may say it's too early to make guesses for concert of the year. To hell with them. Roger Waters is THE show to see in 2012.
As part of a larger reissue campaign, Pink Floyd have released a remastered edition of Wish You Were Here with an additional second disc containing several tracks from live performances at Wembley in 1974 and some alternative studio versions of “Have a Cigar” and “Wish You Were Here”
Not much needs to be said about the first disc…. It’s a classic, end of story.
The second disc is full of wonderful surprises and makes this new editions, something well worth owning.
Every once in a while, there comes along an album that has the ability to shape and influence the way you perceive the world and the people in it. However you look at it, the re-issue of an album simply means that its success had the ability to resonate with the targeted listeners, which is what most musicians dream of in terms of their desired creative outcome.
Reaching an epic twenty weeks at the ARIA Album Chart pinnacle this week is Adele’s ground-breaking album 21, which joins Shania Twain’s 1999 record “Come On Over” as the fourth longest-running chart-topper in ARIA Chart history! Only Brothers In Arms from Dire Straits, Innocent Eyes from Delta Goodrem and Jack Farnham’s Whispering Jack have eclipsed this mammoth achievement since the ARIA Charts began in 1983.
Hailed as one of the most revolutionary and influential rock albums of all time, Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for any music geek. And now, with it’s remaster in 2011, it’s sales are set to skyrocket again. But is it worth the expense? Dave Roberts investigates.