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Freshly Hatched – 12/11/2019

The hottest upcoming indie tracks from around the world… AGAT – ‘TRUTH IS’ Tel-Aviv, Israel based pop with Trip-Hop undertones and buzzing synths   THE DISAPPOINTED – ‘WE DON’T DREAM’ Perth, Australia based moody new wave psychedlic rock with dark undertones   GO ROBOT – THE GALLOWS  UK based lo-fi rocker creating a drum machine …

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David Gilmour helping Mick Fleetwood celebrate Peter Green at London Palladium

February 25th, 2020, Mick Fleetwood hosts a celebration of the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its co-founder Peter Green at the London Palladium (https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/mick-fleetwood-tickets/artist/744997). Fleetwood has lined up musicians such as Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler and Bill Wyman to perform on the night. The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognise the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music, Fleetwood said. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. Alongside the invited guest musicians, the house band consists of Fleetwood alongside Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze and Ricky Peterson, and the concert will be filmed for eventual release. Money from the event will go to the very deserving Teenage Cancer Trust charity (https://www.teenagecancertrust.org), and tickets go on sale on Friday (November 15th) at 10am GMT via Ticketmaster UK (https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/mick-fleetwood-tickets/artist/744997). There are a number of tickets available in a Ticketmaster presale, again through that link.

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Interview: North America

East London-based indie five-piece North America present their cinematic new single, Leave Us To Fate. Rich, warm vocals weave a bittersweet tale of surrendering romance to whatever outcome it’s destined to undergo. Airy soundscapes create a contemplative tone and the dynamic build within the track perfectly portrays the emotionally torn nature of the song. I …

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See David Gilmour guesting with The Pretty Things from new release

Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) THE PRETTY THINGS: Final Bow – 2LP vinyl highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07XHZM82Z/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07XHZM82Z/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07XHZM82Z linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07XHZM82Z/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07XHZM82Z/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07XHZM82Z/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07XHZM82Z/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07XHZM82Z linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07XHZM82Z/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07XHZM82Z linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)

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Pink Floyd The Later Years box set – further price drop

Click here for the track listing of the box set (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/miscellaneous-articles/pink-floyd-the-later-years-1987-2019-box-set-track-li-2.html). Some good news for those who have been wondering about ordering it, or for those who already have, through Amazon – they have reduced the price in a number of their stores for the box set. At time of writing this, Amazon UK are currently offering it for £272.76 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) which is the lowest price they’ve had for it, so far. Those who have already pre-ordered it through them will automatically pay the lowest price it was advertised for, between when they ordered it, and release date, so there’s no need to cancel your order and re-purchase. Each Amazon store seems to set their own price, so it is worth shopping around, and also note they will send things like this worldwide. For those who need reminding, let’s take a look at what is on offer. Looking at the largest item first, the box set, this consists of 5 CDs in a 60-page hardback book, 6 Blu-rays and 5 DVDs, each in gatefold wallets, 2 7 vinyl singles with material never released, a 40-page hardback photo book, replica tour programmes, and a reproduction memorabilia collection. The box set offers over six hours of previously unheard audio and over seven hours of previously unseen audiovisuals from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, The Division Bell and The Endless River albums. The CDs take in the 2019 remix of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, a 2019 remix of Delicate Sound Of Thunder, a disc of live B-sides and unreleased material from The Division Bell, and a new remix of the 1990 Knebworth concert. With AMLOR, the album is presented for the first time in 5.1, and has been updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of this album. By returning to some of Richard Wright’s keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The Blu-rays include 5.1 surround sound mixes of the above, as well as The Division Bell, a restored and remixed Delicate Sound of Thunder and includes additional tracks not on the original release, a re-edited PULSE, the full Venice 1989 and Knebworth 1990 concert films (Knebworth includes Great Gig In The Sky), along with music videos, the full range of tour screen films (including the very amusing Money screen film from 1994 with a very retro looking alien complete with ray gun), documentaries, and a new film by Ian Emes for The Endless River album. The DVDs replicate the above material with the exception of the surround sound mixes, which are only on the Blu-rays. The two 7 vinyl singles host two previously unreleased songs – Arnold Layne from the 2007 Syd Barrett tribute concert at the Barbican, and Lost For Words recorded at the rehearsals for the 1994 Earls Court shows. The double vinyl LP and CD highlights packages bring together a flavour of the full set, taking in tracks from Knebworth, The Division Bell sessions, the Momentary Lapse remix, Delicate Sound and more. This has different artwork to the box set. If you missed it, here’s another sneak preview from The Later Years that is now available to hear – the 2019 remix of One Slip, which BD’s Ed Lopez-Reyes has reviewed elsewhere on our site. ORDERING INFORMATION:
You can order the various editions through the following direct links, taking advantage of Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee so you will automatically pay the lowest asking price between placing your order, and release, whilst giving Brain Damage much needed help with running costs without costing you any extra. We really appreciate it too! All the below should be live when you read this, or if not, shortly. PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – deluxe box set: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – 2LP vinyl highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X1M7QWF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X1M7QWF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07VSR69GY/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07VSR69GY/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – 1CD highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WPX44M4/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WPX44M4/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X5P643F/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X5P643F/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)

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Gerald Scarfe selling his Pink Floyd archive

RollingStone.com (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/the-wall-artist-gerald-scarfe-pink-floyd-archive-905710/) that the downsizing of his home was behind the decision. I’d like it to go to a good home, [and] if possible, to be kept together. It could probably get cut up and divided, but my ideal would be to sell it to one collector who keeps it, because it’s got every concept of The Wall from when I first met Roger [Waters]. Small notes, sketches and so forth, which I then developed into bigger sketches. I’ve got tapes; I found whole cans of film the other day, rust-covered cans of 35mm film in my attic, just bits of film that go back to Wish You Were Here. Back in 2017, Gerald sold off a few Wall-era items; ‘The Scream’, the focal piece of artwork for the movie, sold for $1.85million, one of the most expensive non-instrument items in rock history, as RS point out. I didn’t want to let ‘The Scream’ go, but when I saw the price… noted Gerald. The upcoming sale, via the San Francisco Art Exchange, will consist of an incredible 3,000-plus items of sketches, paintings, storyboards, memorabilia, animation cels, stage props, and more. RS notes that Scarfe’s archive collects everything from the five-year stretch that bridges Waters’ doorstep arrival with the demo tapes to the aftermath of The Wall’s Alan Parker-directed 1982 film adaptation: The early hand-drawn sketches, the paintings that feature inside The Wall‘s vinyl gatefold, storyboards, film scripts complete with Scarfe’s illustrations, props from both the extravagant Wall tour and the film. Scarfe’s collection also boasts ‘five years of ephemera’ that ranges from Scarfe’s framed The Wall gold records, figurines, backstage passes, a custom-made Wall tour jacket and some obscure items from the film shoot. Quite a collection, which is sure to have a lot of Floyd fans salivating! It would be great if it could be kept together, and form a new exhibition to complement Their Mortal Remains. We suspect the cost of purchasing the entire thing would be somewhat prohibitive though…one can dream though. Let us know what you’d want to buy from the sale, money no object!

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Friday’s Finest – Featuring Hoofa, Among The Citizens, APRE & Ivory Wave

Friday’s Finest is a weekly collaborative post between us at Turtle Tempo, It’s All Indie, Indie Central Music & Nexus Music Blog. Every Friday we pick a track that we have been loving with the post going up on one our respected blogs. Dan from Turtle Tempo’s pick – Hoofa – Lve After taking a …

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Happy Halloween! It’s the 2019 Pink Floyd pumpkin!

Happy Halloween! Regulars to Brain Damage over the years will know that our good friend Joe Ringus is a hugely talented pumpkin artist, and each year crafts a Pink Floyd themed pumpkin for Halloween (a celebration which is embraced by many, principally tomorrow evening, but in a number of places it covers a number of days). Those regulars will no doubt be as keen as we have been to see if Joe would be continuing the tradition this year, and if so, what design would be picked. The great news is that Joe has been hard at work yet again, and has done another phenomenal job! We’re delighted to share his incredible carving with you, which is of course a representation of a scene from Pink Floyd The Wall. Joe said: As each year goes on and on it becomes increasingly hard to continue to come up with ideas for another Floyd pumpkin. But after spending the longest amount of time I’ve spent carving a pumpkin, I’m pretty happy with the result. Another fun thing – I put together a collage of all of the PF pumpkins from over the years. Have a look! Thanks Joe – we think you’ve done another excellent job! It’s a great tradition and we know many of our visitors love to see them. If there are any other pumpkin artists out there who have created Floyd designs, we’d love to see them. Also, if you have any suggestions for other images Joe could tackle in future years, please contact us at the normal email address of Matt@Brain-Damage.co.uk and we’ll pass on your ideas to him. In the meantime, click the first thumbnail above to see Joe’s hard, and careful, work for 2019 in more detail. For those who have missed some of Joe’s previous designs, you can catch up with those from years gone via the other thumbnail, so you can see what a steady hand, great ideas, and carving talent, results in!

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Pink Floyd The Later Years box set – release date moved

Click here for the track listing of the box set (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/miscellaneous-articles/pink-floyd-the-later-years-1987-2019-box-set-track-li-2.html). For those who need reminding, let’s take a look at what is on offer. Looking at the largest item first, the box set, this consists of 5 CDs in a 60-page hardback book, 6 Blu-rays and 5 DVDs, each in gatefold wallets, 2 7 vinyl singles with material never released, a 40-page hardback photo book, replica tour programmes, and a reproduction memorabilia collection. The box set offers over six hours of previously unheard audio and over seven hours of previously unseen audiovisuals from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, The Division Bell and The Endless River albums. The CDs take in the 2019 remix of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, a 2019 remix of Delicate Sound Of Thunder, a disc of live B-sides and unreleased material from The Division Bell, and a new remix of the 1990 Knebworth concert. With AMLOR, the album is presented for the first time in 5.1, and has been updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of this album. By returning to some of Richard Wright’s keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The Blu-rays include 5.1 surround sound mixes of the above, as well as The Division Bell, a restored and remixed Delicate Sound of Thunder and includes additional tracks not on the original release, a re-edited PULSE, the full Venice 1989 and Knebworth 1990 concert films (Knebworth includes Great Gig In The Sky), along with music videos, the full range of tour screen films (including the very amusing Money screen film from 1994 with a very retro looking alien complete with ray gun), documentaries, and a new film by Ian Emes for The Endless River album. The DVDs replicate the above material with the exception of the surround sound mixes, which are only on the Blu-rays. The two 7 vinyl singles host two previously unreleased songs – Arnold Layne from the 2007 Syd Barrett tribute concert at the Barbican, and Lost For Words recorded at the rehearsals for the 1994 Earls Court shows. The double vinyl LP and CD highlights packages bring together a flavour of the full set, taking in tracks from Knebworth, The Division Bell sessions, the Momentary Lapse remix, Delicate Sound and more. This has different artwork to the box set. For another sneak preview (previously, we shared on this site Wish You Were Here from the Knebworth 1990 concert, and the early version of High Hopes), here’s another song from The Later Years that is now available to hear – the 2019 remix of One Slip, which BD’s Ed Lopez-Reyes has talked about on our site in a separate review: ORDERING INFORMATION:
You can order the various editions through the following direct links, taking advantage of Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee so you will automatically pay the lowest asking price between placing your order, and release, whilst giving Brain Damage much needed help with running costs without costing you any extra. We really appreciate it too! All the below should be live when you read this, or if not, shortly. PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – deluxe box set: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X2M36TF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WP7568V/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07WP7568V/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07WP7568V linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – 2LP vinyl highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X1M7QWF/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X1M7QWF/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07VSR69GY/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07VSR69GY/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07VSR69GY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07VSR69GY linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21) PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS – 1CD highlights: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WPX44M4/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07WPX44M4/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X5P643F/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07X5P643F/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07X5P643F/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B07X5P643F linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)

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Freshly Hatched – 29/10/2019

Tie Dye Kitty – ‘Chasing Cloud Shadows’ Trinidad based technological aware pop with fizzy guitars and lush vocals   Manic Carbon – ‘The Reset Era’ LA, US based multi voiced psychedelic indie pop with 16-bit sentimentalities   Speak, Brother – ‘Even Though We Are Strangers’ Coventry, UK based indie-rock with synth undertones and charitable sentiments …