“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains" opens May 13 at London's Victoria & Albert Museum has a trailer now.
Set to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the group's debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the exhibit features more than 350 items, including instruments and other equipment, artwork, handwritten lyrics and other material "long-held in storage facilities, studios and personal collections for over 40 years before being re-discovered."
The 30-second trailer features footage of the band from the 60s and 70s along with animations and other images. The museum's statement calls it an "immerse, multi-sensory and theatrical journey," with visitors entering through a replica of the van Pink Floyd used while touring in the U.K. during the mid-60s, as well as recreations of the UFO club where the band held residence during part of 1967.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens 13 May at London's Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A). Purchase tickets here: http://po.st/PFE Get a rare and exclusive glimpse into one of the world's most iconic rock groups, only at The Pink Floyd Exhibition.
Drummer Nick Mason tells us it's been great fun to gather the materials for the exhibit:
"We've raided every dusty cupboard and we've found some of the...original quadrophonic pan pot known as the Asymuth Coordinator and that sort of thing. The big thing will be try and explain how they work or be able to demonstrate them in some way, shape or form."
The exhibit is slated to be at the museum through October.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.