eclipsed No. 158 / 3-2014

09. September 2014

In Concert 1974

The star is the music. This was always the credo of Pink Floyds. Nothing should distract from the music and its sound, primarily not the musicians themselves. Nevertheless, the English formation had already had a reputation on their psychedelic days for offering their audience live happenings rather than concerts.

14 classic live releases of the year 1974

PINK FLOYD - Two decades after The Division Bell

27. June 2014

PINK FLOYD - Two decades after The Division Bell

It was a shock. The first PR photos, published in March 1994, shortly before the release of "The Division Bell", showed an emaciated David Gilmour. He looked lean and hard, his grey hair shorn short. Perhaps he was marked by the fights that had raged between him and his former band colleague Roger Waters in the late eighties. Did the appearance of the sensitive guitarist show that he had worn himself out in the legal dispute that bore the traits of a private feud? That the economic aspects of the Pink Floyd enterprise were ultimately more important to him than the artistic side?

ECLIPSED ON TOUR - Pink Floyd in Mongolian

29. May 2014

ECLIPSED ON TOUR - Pink Floyd in Mongolian

Pink Floyd and Mongolia - this word combination has something similar to, say, Prog and Genghis Khan. In the seventies and eighties, the discos of the same name ("Hey Leute, ho Leute") delivered the opposite of filigree or even psychedelic music. Which is fitting in so far as the Mongolians themselves present their legendary world ruler eight hundred years after his work as an unfiligree appearance. At least in the central square of his homeland. The colossal monument to Genghis Khan on Sukhbaatar Square in the capital, Ulan-Bator, is a massive one. Of course it can't amaze us as much as an advertising poster on the roadside around the corner. The most famous prism in the world shines from afar on a black background: the announcement of a Pink Floyd Tribute Show.

eclipsed No. 150 / 5-2013

12. April 2014

The Turn of Time - 40 Years The Dark Side Of The Moon

To describe the success and influence of "The Dark Side Of The Moon", you can't get far with conventional superlatives. Pink Floyd have brought about nothing less than a paradigm shift in rock music with this album. Perhaps the greatest merit of the group was the fact that it made the artful, skilful rock music palatable to a whole new class of listeners. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of the famous record eclipsed enters the far side of the moon.


eclipsed No. 134 / 10-2011

11. April 2014

The refinement of the perfect

With "Why Pink Floyd?" the British rock legend Pink Floyd not only refines their back catalogue, but also launches a marketing campaign that even surpasses the Beatles madness of 2010. eclipsed drummer Nick Mason took to the verbal sweatbox and demanded Tacheles - about ongoing reunion rumours, unreleased recordings, the current band chemistry and mistakes of the past. We also interviewed sound engineer Andy Jackson about his experiences with Pink Floyd. And: We start the walk through all the studios where the band ever recorded.

Soli Surcharge

eclipsed No. 126 / 12-2010 - 1-2011

11. April 2014


There are about 130 songs by Pink Floyd. From this pool we have selected the 50 pieces that have the most lasting effect to date. Of course, there are many more highlights among the 80 other songs the English group has written in their career. Definitely know these but you have to know them here: The 50 greatest Pink Floyd songs.

Through the other world

eclipsed No. 115 / 11-2009

10. April 2014

30 years "The Wall"

After the fat years of rock, a feeling of crisis, disillusionment and weariness prevailed at the end of the seventies. Pink Floyd placed their most pompous project into this climate. A sign of unprecedented arrogance? Symbol of the progressive loss of reality in rock nobility? Or was the concept work "The Wall" published thirty years ago on the contrary a wide awake critique of the times? Tracing the anniversary.

Gimme live!

eclipsed No. 100 / 4-2008

10. April 2014

eclipsed at Rockpalast
"Tschörmen tellewischen praudli prisents..."

"Rockpalast" - this name still awakens happy memories of long nights, great parties and extraordinary concerts for rock fans decades later. And the palace still keeps its portal open today. But it was the early "Rockpalast" nights that gave the musical building its historic glory.

100 memorable events in rock history

eclipsed No. 94 / 9-2007

09. April 2014

flight with unknown destination

On August 4th 1967 the first longplayer of the underground size Pink Floyd appeared in Great Britain with "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn". In the same year the singles "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" had already caused a sensation. This year was one of the most groundbreaking in the history of the band. Floyd expert Glenn Povey documents this time in the following exclusive excerpt from his exquisite biography "Echoes", which has just been published in England.

"I'm the greatest!"

eclipsed No. 85 / 9-2006

09. April 2014