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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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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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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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Gerald Scarfe: Long Drawn Out Trip & Sixty Years of Being Rude – two new books

Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711559/braindamage-21), Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711559/braindamage-20), Amazon Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711559/braindamageon-20), Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711559/braindamageon-21), Amazon Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711559/braindamage0f-21), Amazon Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/1408711559/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 tag=braidama01-21 linkCode=as2 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=1408711559) and Amazon Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/1408711559/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=24114 creativeASIN=1408711559%201 linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21). Long Drawn Out Trip is followed by another book, designed to complement it – Scarfe: Sixty Years of Being Rude, an incredible looking, fully illustrated retrospective art book which is coming next month. This 576 page book isn’t cheap, although looks well worth considering. It can be pre-ordered through Amazon, although please note the price varies considerably from store to store at the moment, so it might be worth shopping around to find an Amazon store with a cheaper price for you! Here’s the direct links: Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711710/braindamage-21), Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711710/braindamage-20), Amazon Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711710/braindamageon-20), Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711710/braindamageon-21), Amazon Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/1408711710/braindamage0f-21), Amazon Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/1408711710/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 tag=braidama01-21 linkCode=as2 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=1408711710) and Amazon Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/1408711710/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=24114 creativeASIN=1408711710 linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21). However, if you really want to treat yourself, there are a couple of very special, exclusive editions available at ScarfeBook.com (http://www.scarfebook.com). Both editions from that website contain a signed print, and the Artist’s Edition also includes an original piece of Scarfe’s unique artwork! COMPETITION: With thanks to the publishers, we have three copies of Gerald’s Long Drawn Out Trip to give away in our latest competition! To enter, all you need to do is answer this question correctly: What was the first piece of work undertaken for Pink Floyd by Gerald? Email your answer to Matt@Brain-Damage.co.uk with the subject line of Gerald Scarfe book competition , and include your name and full mailing address. The closing date is November 11th, 2019, and all entries received by the end of that date will be in with a chance of winning. Just one entry per household please – and best of luck to you all!

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Large Pink Floyd feature in latest issue of UK’s Uncut Magazine

available online worldwide (https://www.newsstand.co.uk/140-TV-and-Film-Magazines/6457-Subscribe-to-UNCUT-Magazine-Subscription.aspx), and has a large feature on Pink Floyd, with a number of new interviews with key personnel, as the band gets ready to release The Later Years box set, and 2LP/1CD highlights sets (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/latest/pink-floyd-the-later-years-box-set-price-drop-plus-hear-high-hopes-early-ver.html). In the feature, Uncut’s Tom Pinnock talks to David Gilmour, Nick Mason, creative director Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and long-time engineer Andy Jackson about regrouping following Waters’ departure in December 1985. By 1984, Roger had very obviously decided that enough was enough for him, Gilmour said, and I hadn’t decided that enough was enough for me. So I imagine I thought, ‘Yes, we’ll go back to doing [Floyd].’ David was very determined not to be told that he can’t do it any more, explained Andy Jackson. In some ways you could interpret Roger saying, ‘There is no more Pink Floyd’ as [from David’s point of view], ‘Well, you can’t tell me that…’ He had the desire to carry on as a band, so he had to make that work really. We were trying to make something that sounded very much of the time, which means of course that as time progresses it ends up sounding dated. As Bob Ezrin was prone to do, at the start of the [Momentary Lapse Of Reason] album he came in with a stack of CDs and said, ‘This is what’s happening now.’ In ’86, digital was very much at the forefront. [Dire Straits’] Brothers In Arms had just come out and that had a very particular sound, and that was one bar Bob said we should be aiming for. Nick Mason: We sort of laid everything on it. There was a sense of trepidation over what it would be like without Roger, so we slightly over-egged the pudding in terms of lots of session players. Some of it’s overproduced, far too much stuff on it… I thought it didn’t really sound like a Pink Floyd record, said bassist Guy Pratt, who joined the band in 1987 for their live work, but it was a very good record. It’s very of its time – Floyd were suited to ’80s bombast. Most of you will be aware that the box set includes a remixed and updated version of the AMLOR 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 are said to have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The release of the One Slip remix today has caused quite a buzz in the Floyd community, as the work undertaken on it seems to have paid handsome dividends. We’re even more eager to hear the rest of the album now! If you can’t find the December 2019 issue of Uncut at your local UK store, order online now (https://www.newsstand.co.uk/140-TV-and-Film-Magazines/6457-Subscribe-to-UNCUT-Magazine-Subscription.aspx). The issue comes with Bob Dylan on the cover and an exclusive unreleased Dylan track on the free, cover mounted CD. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s Robert Smith, Nick Cave The Bad Seeds, Prince, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Lynne, Booker T, Tindersticks and much more…

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One Slip in ‘Restored Balance’ Glory

Brain Damage had the chance to ask Mason (https://youtu.be/5zqg5Wc4BRU?t=1498), during the AOL Build Series interview on the The Early Years Box Set (almost exactly three years ago) if such a thing existed – and whether it would ever see the light of day – Mason’s answer was encouraging: even though he had completely forgotten about it, he had in fact already re-recorded the drum parts for A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Mason stated that the band would consider anything: a remixed release with those new drum parts looked like a remote possibility now. In just three years that remote possibility – with the added bonus of additional work from Richard Wright – began to materialize and has been working its way through streaming services, toward its full release on November 29th. When you listen to the remixed version of One Slip, the first thing you will notice is a more pronounced rhythm section and a more serene keyboard part. The new version has a more regal quality, a trait that is indebted to the distinctive presence of Mason and Wright and the ghosts it summons: during the Gilmour era, The Division Bell pulled together the creative input of Pink Floyd’s three members with the most pronounced strength, but just as The Endless River weaved that together with exquisite distinction, so does this version of One Slip – and presumably, the rest of the remixed version of A Momentary Lapse of Reason on The Later Years. It really pulls the entire era together elegantly without displacing the original mix of A Momentary Lapse of Reason – which will always hold a unique place in history given the circumstances around it and the distinguished team of musicians that helped construct it.

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New issue of Spanish language Animals Pink Floyd Magazine out now

Animals Pink Floyd Magazine (http://www.animalspinkfloydmagazine.com/2019/09/disponible-fanzine-n-20-con.html), published by BD’s good friend José Abellán. This extremely well produced, glossy, 48 page magazine was produced with the participation of Aubrey Po Powell, and features a previously unseen, unused Hipgnosis image on the cover. The image is an old design created in 1974 for an avant-garde theatre company that Pink Floyd knew, and the image was then under consideration as the cover design plans for the band’s next album. The magazine is being printed in limited numbers, and at the request and express wish of the members of Pink Floyd, Po and Peter Curzon (StormStudios), all proceeds from the sales of this fanzine will go to the non-profit organization AFAPADE – Association of Relatives and Friends of People with Autism and other Developmental Disorders of the Region of Murcia Spain. The magazine also comes with an A4 card with the Hipgnosis image (a clean version without the cover text on it), a couple of postcards, a Waters ITTLWRW die-cut pig, and is signed and numbered by José. The well illustrated contents cover a wide range of recent events: Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets, the Madrid staging of Their Mortal Remains – and an interview with Po about the exhibition, Roger’s Us + Them tour and recent studio album, a look at David Gilmour’s Pompeii release, the creation/origins of the Animals album and cover, and a piece on the forthcoming box set, The Later Years. To purchase the fanzine, which as we noted earlier is written in Spanish, please send an email to animalspfm@gmail.com. It costs 7 euros plus shipping.