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Now announced: Pink Floyd’s Animals 2018 Remix on multiple formats!

Something that we know probably most – if not all – of you have been eagerly awaiting, has just been announced this afternoon. Pink Floyd’s Animals 2018 Remix is being released on CD, LP (with gatefold artwork), Blu-ray, and SACD on September 16th, and on October 7th, in Deluxe Gatefold format. The Deluxe Gatefold version includes the LP, CD, audio Blu-ray, audio DVD and a 32-page book. The Blu-ray and DVD audio include the 2018 remix in Stereo, 5.1 Surround (both by James Guthrie) and the original 1977 Stereo mix. The 32-page booklet features rarely seen behind the scenes photographs of the original album sleeve shoot along with live images and memorabilia. The album’s iconic cover shows an inflatable pig (known as Algie) floating between two chimneys of London’s Battersea Power Station, conceived by Roger Waters, and designed by long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis Studios. For this new release, the artwork has been re-designed for the modern era by Storm’s Hipgnosis partner Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell. Taking new shots of the building as it appeared during the recent conversion work, Po experimented with new angles and produce some striking new takes on the classic original. Po elaborates: “With the original 1977 album cover being such an iconic piece of stand-alone art, I had the chance to update it, which was a rather daunting task, but Hipgnosis took the opportunity to re-photograph the image to reflect a changing world, and by using modern digital colouring techniques I kept Pink Floyd’s rather bleak message of moral decay using the Orwellian themes of animals, the pig Algie, faithful to the message of the album.” The main image of the train tracks and shed, already familiar to many of you following Roger Waters’ social media posts about it, features on most of the formats, but there’s a strikingly different image – a more dark, moody and colourful look at Battersea Power Station at night – used for the Blu-ray cover. The full list of format details are below (click Read More to see them), and here are the direct links available so far to place your orders (which help us with Brain Damage’s ongoing running costs, without costing anything further to you!). If the store link for the format you want isn’t “clickable”, that’s because they haven’t got the item listing live yet. Please keep trying! The SACD only seems to be available from a couple of retailers currently.. Animals 2018 Remix – Deluxe Gatefold: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B49SSN9H/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5B8JP2T/braindamage-21) Canada Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5B8JP2T/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5B8JP2T/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0B5B8JP2T/bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B0B5B8JP2T/braidama01-21)
HMV.com (https://store.hmv.com/store/music/vinyl/animals-(2018-remix)-(1)) Animals 2018 Remix – Blu-ray edition: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B4SPLNVW/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B4SPLNVW/braindamage-21) Canada Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B4SPLNVW/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B4SPLNVW/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0B4SPLNVW/bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B0B4SPLNVW/braidama01-21)
HMV.com (https://store.hmv.com/store/film-tv/blu-ray/animals-(2018-remix)) Animals 2018 Remix – SACD edition: Rough Trade (UK, Europe etc) (https://roughtrade.com/gb/pink-floyd/animals-2018-remix/cd-plus-2) Acoustic Sounds (US Canada) (https://store.acousticsounds.com/d/169989/Pink_Floyd-Animals-Hybrid_Multichannel_SACD) Animals 2018 Remix – 180g vinyl LP: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B51HHL23/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5BC9KCN/braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B51HHL23/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5BC9KCN/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5BC9KCN/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0B5BC9KCN/bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B0B5BC9KCN/braidama01-21)
HMV.com (https://store.hmv.com/store/music/vinyl/animals-(2018-remix)) Animals 2018 Remix – CD edition: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B4KFSNS2/braindamage-20) Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5BB2YFR/braindamage-21) Canada (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B4KFSNS2/braindamageon-20) Germany (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5BB2YFR/braindamage0f-21) France (http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B5BB2YFR/braindamageon-21) Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0B5BB2YFR/bradamonl-21) Spain (http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B0B5BB2YFR/braidama01-21)
HMV.com (https://store.hmv.com/store/music/cd/animals-(2018-remix))

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Roger Waters appearing on US television this coming week

Ahead of his US and Canadian tour, which starts July 6th in Pittsburgh (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/2020-tour-zone/index.php), Roger Waters has announced that he will be appearing on the US television programme, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The late night satirical show is broadcast nightly from the historic Ed Sullivan Theater on New York City’s Broadway, and features guests being interviewed and performing. Roger will be appearing at some point on the show airing on Tuesday (21st June) evening, from 11:35pm EST/10:35pm CST. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is broadcast on the CBS television channel live, on demand and via streaming (in the US, of course), but much of the show is made available on the show’s website, their social media and on YouTube for those outside the US to watch as well. More information on the show, and to hopefully watch the Roger Waters clip after it has aired, please visit CBS.com (https://www.cbs.com/shows/the-late-show-with-stephen-colbert/). Once it has aired, if there’s a clip available of Roger’s performance on the show, we will either embed it on this site, or if that’s not possible, we’ll provide you with the direct link to it.

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MOJO Magazine: Pink Floyd Essentials

MOJO Essentials: Pink Floyd (https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/mojo-the-collectors-series-pink-floyd-essentials), which aims to have MOJO’s experts guide you through Pink Floyd’s essential albums, songs, films and books. In their description, they note that “Pink Floyd’s status as rock’s greatest visionaries is beyond question, from their early days as psychedelic pioneers in the mid-60s to their mega-selling 70s albums The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and beyond. But how best to negotiate their revered legacy of studio recordings, film soundtracks, rarities compilations, live albums and books? And what of their members’ solo releases? “Written by MOJO’s team of experts, Pink Floyd Essentials arms you with all the knowledge you need to acquire your ultimate Floyd collection. There are incisive appraisals of all their studio albums, from 1967’s The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn right up until 2014’s ‘posthumous’ The Endless River, as well as fascinating pieces on the film soundtrack LPs the group cut in the early 70s when their future was uncertain. We also journey track-by-track through their career-spanning compilation Echoes, and take a deep dive into their revelatory Early Years and Later Years box sets. “Then there are profiles of each member’s solo releases, including early leader Syd Barrett’s two wonderfully eccentric cult albums from 1970, Roger Waters’ prolific catalogue following his departure from the group in 1984, and David Gilmour’s output, beginning with his acclaimed self-titled 1978 debut. Fear not, Rick Wright and Nick Mason are featured too! “When it comes to Floyd’s audio-visual performances, we uncover the extraordinary stories behind the band’s ground-breaking Live At Pompeii concert movie and the extravagant 1980/81 tour to promote The Wall, later captured in the epic film of the same name. Plus we recommend the best Pink Floyd books with which to line your reading shelves. Illustrated throughout with dozens of rare and iconic photographs, Pink Floyd Essentials is an indispensable purchase for all serious music fans.” To purchase this magazine – they ship worldwide – please use this direct link to the Great Magazines website (https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/mojo-the-collectors-series-pink-floyd-essentials).

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David Gilmour special in new Total Guitar magazine

new issue – cover date July 2022, issue 359 – of Total Guitar magazine, which majors on David Gilmour and Pink Floyd (https://www.magazinesdirect.com/az-single-issues/6937159/total-guitar-magazine-single-issue.thtml). Over 23 well illustrated pages, with some shots we’ve not seen before, they trace Gilmour’s evolution as a guitarist via 20 classic Pink Floyd tracks – from 1969’s The Nile Song all the way through to Hey Hey Rise Up. Along the way, Gilmour’s genius in landmark songs such as Echoes, Breathe, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb and Another Brick In The Wall is celebrated by a host of guitarists – Kirk Hammett, Matt Bellamy, Sophie Lloyd, Derek Trucks, Jon Gomm, Steve Rothery of Marillion, Geordie Greep of Black Midi and Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard. Gilmour’s story of his life in Pink Floyd and beyond is told in his own words, and an insight into the guitarist’s creative process is provided in an exclusive interview with Bob Ezrin, producer of Floyd’s legendary double album The Wall and the last three albums of the band’s career. Finally, in an additional eight-page in-depth lesson, they profile the details of David’s playing technique. From his trademark wide-interval string bends to his melodic bluesy phrasing, they say they cover what you need to know to play like him. You can order this online through this direct link (https://www.magazinesdirect.com/az-single-issues/6937159/total-guitar-magazine-single-issue.thtml) saving you the effort of tracking it down in a store, or if you live outside the UK.