THEY say that if you remember the Sixties, you weren't there - and vice-versa. This being so, odds are you never had the chance to see the legendary Pink Floyd live. And even if you did, well, you probably don't remember it now.
No matter, those willing to suspend their disbelief for a few hours can head to the Usher Hall next week, where Off The Wall, one of the world's leading Pink Floyd tribute bands, will recreate the experience people might have had when seeing the original band for real.
No ordinary tribute act this lot, Off The Wall have a solid pedigree as an international touring act, put on a show that lasts for more than two hours and, alongside a massive moving lightshow, project superb animations and videos onto the classic Pink Floyd circular screen to take concert-goers far beyond just listening to a record.
Since forming six years ago, the band have received acclaim everywhere they have played, including Edinburgh, where, according to bassist Paul Barker, they can't wait to return. "This is our first visit to the Usher Hall, but not the first time in Edinburgh," he says.
"The last time we played here the show sold out, so we are really looking forward to coming back and playing such a prestigious venue."
Granted, you won't be witnessing the real deal when Off The Wall comes to town next week, but those in attendance should leave satisfied they have seen the next best thing.
• Off The Wall - The Spirit of Pink Floyd, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Wednesday, 8pm, 15.50-17.50, 0131 228 1155
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