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New book reveals unseen early Pink Floyd photographs

Orders are now being taken (https://www.floydstuff.com/product/5834477/pink-floyd-the-nico-van-der-stam-archives-holland-book) for a book stuffed with incredible Pink Floyd pictures from 1967 onwards. Limited to just 1000 numbered copies (which are expected to sell quickly), Pink Floyd – The Nico van der Stam Archives, published on December 1st, 2021, is presented as a deluxe clothbound and hardback edition, with 112 heavyweight pages, and signed by the author. His images of Syd Barrett’s The Pink Floyd from 1967 are of an iconic beauty. However, few people in the Netherlands – and even less abroad – associate these photos with photographer Nico van der Stam (Rotterdam 1925 – Amsterdam 2000), who captured the band in Amsterdam in April 1967, and again two months later in London. Initially focused on documenting everyday city life and the flourishing local jazz scene, Van der Stam soon turned his lens on the emerging pop music, photographing such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, The Mothers Of Invention, The Doors, Cream, Janis Joplin, The Kinks, The Supremes and The Pink Floyd. He was regularly found in studios where artists were recording for radio and television. “I went to the studios, took pictures of rehearsals and recordings and then sold them to the broadcasting companies.” The few pictures of Pink Floyd that are previously published – without exception in a characteristic square format and not normally seen in colour – are just an excerpt from Van der Stam’s immense catalogue which holds over a million negatives. For this new book, Floydstuff’s Charles Beterams has taken a deep dive into Van der Stam’s archive, exploring and unearthing the photographer’s breathtaking oeuvre. An unprecedented amount of newly discovered Pink Floyd transparencies and negatives – starting with those from the aforementioned 1967 sessions of the band in all its psychedelic glory – have been catalogued, scanned and retouched for the very first time. Nico van der Stam also took pictures of Pink Floyd during their 1969 and 1970 concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. By the time the band played the Rotterdam Ahoy’ in 1971, he was no longer doing concert photography himself, assigning requisite duties to his then assistant Govert de Roos, who went on to become a renowned photographer in his own right and kindly provides the foreword to this book. Most of the pictures from these three gigs are available to the public eye for the very first time. Pink Floyd – The Nico van der Stam Archives is not only a well-deserved tribute to a unique photo press agency but also an impressive and hitherto unseen insight into the legendary British band’s defining years. Sounds like another essential purchase to us! The text in the book is in English, and you can secure your copy now through Floydstuff.com (https://www.floydstuff.com/product/5834477/pink-floyd-the-nico-van-der-stam-archives-holland-book), who will ship the book worldwide. To coincide with the publishing of the book, Maria Austria Instituut – which preserves Nico’s archives – has made three of his most iconic images available as limited art prints – one of them by Pink Floyd. They can be ordered directly from the Maria Austria Instituut (https://www.maibeeldbank.nl/mai/over-mai).

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Mojo: The Collectors’ Series Pink Floyd Deluxe Anthology Edition

Available to order online (https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/mojo-the-collectors-series-pink-floyd-deluxe-anthology-edition) and hitting UK stores today is a new publication – MOJO The Collectors’ Series – PINK FLOYD: ECHOES 1965-2021 – Deluxe Anthology Edition (https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/mojo-the-collectors-series-pink-floyd-deluxe-anthology-edition). In early 2019, Mojo (the highly respected UK music magazine) published a two part look at the Floyd’s history: Echoes 1965-1973 and Echoes 1974-2019. They’ve now taken those two and created a new, 260-page “bookazine” blending both into what they call “one sumptuous Deluxe Anthology Edition”. Printed on premium quality paper and with heavy card covers, ECHOES 1965-2021 sees Mojo’s writers – including biographer Mark Blake (he of the excellent Pigs Might Fly (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/books/pigs-might-fly-the-inside-story-of-pink-floyd-2013-edition-mark.html) biography of the band) – unfold Pink Floyd’s tale with their typical knowledge and passion, beginning with the band’s early years as ’60s psychedelic pioneers fronted by Syd Barrett, before journeying through the triumphs and travails of the iconic Waters-Gilmour-Wright-Mason line-up, revisiting their mid-’80s rebirth and continuing right up to the present day. You’ll find the stories behind each of the group’s albums and their guide to what they consider the greatest tracks, as well as fascinating accounts of Mojo’s exclusive face-to-face encounters with Pink Floyd’s members down the years. It’s available from a number of UK stores, but also available to order online (for worldwide despatch) via the GreatMagazines (https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/mojo-the-collectors-series-pink-floyd-deluxe-anthology-edition) website.

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Tickets on sale for Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets North American tour

Further to our recent news that Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets had revealed more dates for their 2022 Echoes Tour, taking in twenty six new dates in the US and Canada, for those who are intending to go, a reminder that ALL the shows are NOW ON SALE! Tickets for the newly announced shows, detailed below, went on sale through the links given in two waves. Broadly speaking the first half of the tour went on sale last Friday (October 29th), with the exception of the Philadelphia date, and the Cincinnati date, which have both now gone on sale today (Friday, November 5th), along with the rest of the dates. We suspect tickets will sell quickly, as they are playing a number of relatively small, and more intimate, venues than some artists would tend to go for, with some of the venues being particularly historic and beautiful! NEW NORTH AMERICAN DATES: 18 January 2022 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ONT, Canada (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-18th-massey-hall-toronto-ont-canada.html) – TICKETS (https://masseyhall.mhrth.com/tickets/nick-mason)
19 January 2022 РTh̢̩tre St-Denis, Montreal, QC, Canada (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-19th-theatre-st-denis-montreal-qc-c.html) РTICKETS (https://secure.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&aff=emcdkd#achat_NM19AS22)
21 January 2022 – Shubert Theatre – Boch Center, Boston, MA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-21st-shubert-theatre-boch-center-boston-m.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
22 January 2022 – Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-22nd-providence-performing-arts-center-providence-r.html) – TICKETS (https://ppac.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=NICK&linkID=pfm-ppac&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=)
24 January 2022 – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-24th-capitol-theatre-port-chester-n.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D005B55DFBD2B22)
25 January 2022 – Merriam Theater, Philadelphia, PA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-25th-merriam-theater-philadelphia-p.html) – TICKETS (https://www.kimmelculturalcampus.org/events-and-tickets/202122/kcp/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets/)
26 January 2022 – Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-26th-benedum-center-for-the-performing-arts-pittsburgh-p.html) – TICKETS (https://trustarts.org/production/77222)
28 January 2022 – Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-28th-beacon-theatre-new-york-city-n.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/3B005B56C4391E2E)
30 January 2022 – The Anthem, Washington, DC, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-30th-the-anthem-washington-dc-usa.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/15005B5688911EC1)
1 February 2022 – Springer Auditorium, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-1st-springer-auditorium-music-hall-cincinnati-o.html) – TICKETS (https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets)
2 February 2022 – Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-2nd-akron-civic-theatre-akron-o.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005B59A9F818C1)
4 February 2022 – The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-4th-the-chicago-theatre-chicago-i.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07005B59D1252F93)
6 February 2022 – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-6th-riverside-theater-milwaukee-w.html) – TICKETS (https://www.pabsttheatergroup.com/events/detail/nick-mason-2022)
8 February 2022 – Stifel Theatre, St Louis, MO, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-8th-stifel-theatre-st-louis-mo-usa.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/06005B5892542A8E)
9 February 2022 – Cannon Center For The Performing Arts, Memphis, TN, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-9th-cannon-center-for-the-performing-arts-memphis-t.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005B56C147599A)
10 February 2022 – Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-10th-muriel-kauffman-theatre-kauffman-center-for-the-performing-arts-kansas-cit.html) – TICKETS (https://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/nickmason)
12 February 2022 – Texas Trust CU Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-12th-texas-trust-cu-theatre-grand-prairie-t.html) – TICKETS (https://www.axs.com/events/416007/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets)
15 February 2022 – Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-15th-paramount-theatre-denver-c.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1E005B59E5FB3B8B)
17 February 2022 – Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-17th-orpheum-theatre-phoenix-a.html) – TICKETS (https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5406612/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-phoenix-orpheum-theatre-phoenix)
18 February 2022 – The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-18th-the-orpheum-theatre-los-angeles-c.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09005B53CFBA48B6)
21 February 2022 – Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-21st-balboa-theatre-san-diego-c.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A005B59AE4F40F0)
23 February 2022 – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-23rd-sacramento-memorial-auditorium-sacramento-c.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C005B59E8BC543F)
24 February 2022 – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-24th-fox-theater-oakland-ca-usa.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C005B55F223700E)
26 February 2022 – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-26th-moore-theatre-seattle-wa-usa.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F005B59246A585D)
27 February 2022 – First Interstate Center For The Arts, Spokane, WA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-27th-martin-woldson-theater-at-the-fox-spokane-w.html) – TICKETS (https://ticketswestinw.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=FICNMA&linkID=twcorp)
28 February 2022 – The Orpheum, Vancouver, BC, Canada (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-28th-the-orpheum-vancouver-bc-c.html) – TICKETS (https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11005B559D363582)

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Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets expand 2022 tour: US and Canada dates added

Some great news for a number of you – Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets have just revealed more dates for their 2022 Echoes Tour. There are no less than twenty six new dates, taking place in the US and Canada. Tickets for the newly announced shows, detailed below, go on sale through the links given in two waves. Broadly speaking the first half of the tour goes on sale Friday, October 29th, with the exception of the Philadelphia date which goes on sale the following Friday, November 5th, with the rest of the dates. We suspect tickets will sell quickly, as they are playing a number of relatively small, and more intimate, venues than some artists would tend to go for, with some of the venues being particularly historic and beautiful! NEW NORTH AMERICAN DATES: 18 January 2022 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ONT, Canada (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-18th-massey-hall-toronto-ont-canada.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.ca/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
19 January 2022 РTh̢̩tre St-Denis, Montreal, QC, Canada (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-19th-theatre-st-denis-montreal-qc-c.html) РTICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.ca/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
21 January 2022 – Shubert Theatre – Boch Center, Boston, MA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-21st-shubert-theatre-boch-center-boston-m.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
22 January 2022 – Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-22nd-providence-performing-arts-center-providence-r.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
24 January 2022 – Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-24th-capitol-theatre-port-chester-n.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
25 January 2022 – Merriam Theater, Philadelphia, PA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-25th-merriam-theater-philadelphia-p.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
26 January 2022 – Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-26th-benedum-center-for-the-performing-arts-pittsburgh-p.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
28 January 2022 – Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-28th-beacon-theatre-new-york-city-n.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
30 January 2022 – The Anthem, Washington, DC, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/january-30th-the-anthem-washington-dc-usa.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
1 February 2022 – Springer Auditorium, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-1st-springer-auditorium-music-hall-cincinnati-o.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
2 February 2022 – Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-2nd-akron-civic-theatre-akron-o.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
4 February 2022 – The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-4th-the-chicago-theatre-chicago-i.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
6 February 2022 – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-6th-riverside-theater-milwaukee-w.html) – TICKETS Oct 29 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
8 February 2022 – Stifel Theatre, St Louis, MO, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-8th-stifel-theatre-st-louis-mo-usa.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
9 February 2022 – Cannon Center For The Performing Arts, Memphis, TN, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-9th-cannon-center-for-the-performing-arts-memphis-t.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
10 February 2022 – Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-10th-muriel-kauffman-theatre-kauffman-center-for-the-performing-arts-kansas-cit.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
12 February 2022 – Texas Trust CU Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-12th-texas-trust-cu-theatre-grand-prairie-t.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
15 February 2022 – Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-15th-paramount-theatre-denver-c.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
17 February 2022 – Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-17th-orpheum-theatre-phoenix-a.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
18 February 2022 – The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-18th-the-orpheum-theatre-los-angeles-c.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
21 February 2022 – Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-21st-balboa-theatre-san-diego-c.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
23 February 2022 – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-23rd-sacramento-memorial-auditorium-sacramento-c.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
24 February 2022 – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-24th-fox-theater-oakland-ca-usa.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
26 February 2022 – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-26th-moore-theatre-seattle-wa-usa.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
27 February 2022 – First Interstate Center For The Arts, Spokane, WA, USA (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-27th-martin-woldson-theater-at-the-fox-spokane-w.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.com/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)
28 February 2022 – The Orpheum, Vancouver, BC, Canada (https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/nick-mason-s-sos-2022/february-28th-the-orpheum-vancouver-bc-c.html) – TICKETS Nov 5 (https://www.ticketmaster.ca/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-tickets/artist/2602669)

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Animals Reimagined – A Tribute To Pink Floyd out next month

Following on from the successful June release of Still Wish You Were Here, a project that gathered various classic, prog and art rock musicians together to cover that album, the people behind it have brought together a similar mix of musicians to cover Pink Floyd’s 1977 album, Animals. Animals Reimagined – A Tribute To Pink Floyd is set for release on November 19th, 2021, on both CD and digital with a vinyl version coming in 2022. The previous album, Still Wish You Were Here – whilst dividing the Floyd fanbase – got a number of plaudits for its approach to the music, and with its success it is no surprise that another of the Floyd’s albums would undergo the same treatment. As before, a fairly diverse line-up can be heard on the album, with the likes of jazz-rock guitarist Al Di Meola, psych-rock godfather Arthur Brown, world renowned drummer and percussionist Carmine Appice, UFO’s Vinnie Moore, Bauhaus’s David J, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie, the legend that is Rick Wakeman, and Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet all coming together to give their unique flavour to this magnum opus. For a taster, you can hear their version of Dogs, a 17-minute version sung by Rainbow’s Graham Bonnet with Vinnie Moore on guitar, Utopia’s Kasim Sulton on bass, Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess on keyboards, and King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto. Click here for your choice of streaming service to hear Dogs (https://orcd.co/graham_bonnet_vinnie_moore_dogs). Arthur Brown (best known for his band The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, and their UK and US hit single Fire) gives a particularly spirited performance on Sheep, which if you know Arthur, won’t come as much of a surprise! Here’s the track list, with the names of the musicians playing on each of them: Pigs On A Wing 1 – Nick van Eede (Cutting Crew) & Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Dogs – Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Vinnie Moore (UFO), Kasim Sulton (Utopia), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) & Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
Pigs (Three Different Ones) – James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Al Di Meola, Joe Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult), Patrick Moraz (The Moody Blues) & Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Sheep – Arthur Brown, Rick Wakeman (Yes), Jan Akkerman (Focus), David J. (Bauhaus) & Carmine Appice (Cactus/Vanilla Fudge)
Pigs On A Wing 2 – Jon Davison (lead vocalist for Yes), Albert Lee & Billy Sherwood (Yes) If this has intrigued you, orders are now being taken through the following links, which help us out with the ongoing running costs of Brain Damage without costing you a thing – and we really appreciate the help! The album will be available on CD in a 6-panel deluxe digipak, digitally as MP3 files, and a vinyl LP is coming next year (but not yet available to order). STILL WISH YOU WERE HERE – digipak CD: Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09GG6WJGQ/braindamage-21)
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Pink Floyd film soundtrack feature in new issue of Shindig! Magazine

new issue (number 120) of the UK’s Shindig! Magazine (https://www.silverbackpublishing.rocks/product/pre-order-shindig-120-on-sale-7th-october/) is in stores now, and as its cover picture shows, has an item of interest to Pink Floyd fans. Within the pages of the magazine is an eight page feature looking at the Floyd’s work over their early years creating accompanying music to a range of films, with a focus on Peter Whitehead’s Tonite Let’s All Make Love In London, Barbet Schroeder’s More, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point, and Schroeder’s La Vallee (which lead to the album Obscured By Clouds). There’s the odd mention of other work they did (such as touching on The Committee). The article is an interesting summation of their work on these films, how they approached the writing of the songs, and how the recordings were done – in some instances, with very little time to come up with suitable music to accompany the onscreen action, or with demanding director’s who dismissed each offering with a different criticism.. Elsewhere in the magazine are features on XTC’s Andy Partridge, Dion, and The Move. It’s in all good UK stores now, and available to purchase online worldwide via Silverback Publishing’s website (https://www.silverbackpublishing.rocks/product/pre-order-shindig-120-on-sale-7th-october/).

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Another new song from guitarist Chester Kamen

Today we have some more new music from respected guitarist Chester Kamen. We know that a good number of you have been enjoying these songs. Amongst many other artists, Chester has toured with Roger Waters, joining his band in 2002 and playing on subsequent tours, and with David Gilmour on his 2016 Rattle That Lock tour. He first played with David back in 1985 during the Live Aid show – David and Chester were both part of Bryan Ferry’s band for that show (as was Jon Carin). Chester has, like many musicians, kept himself busy whilst lockdowns and restrictions due to Covid-19 have called a halt to many things – in particular, live performance. Last October, he shared his new piece of music called Take This, that runs for over 23 minutes. Chester told us that Take This is the first side of an album he is currently working on – following, or inspired by, the old Floyd blueprint of one long piece and several songs on the flip side. Since then we’ve seen the first songs on the second side of the album: Brand New Day, Swimming, I’d Love To Turn You, Lover’s Lane, Come The Revolution, Child Of The Damned, Stories, and The Wife Of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. The new song from Chester is called Coat Of Many Colours, and takes a departure in style from some of the other recent songs. Chester told us that he’s “been busy rehearsing and gigging with my rock and roll band The Loves. This [new] song relates to the fall from grace, or maybe demise, of a hero or love once held in the highest esteem. It’s a little darker than some of the others… I couldn’t find a nun to sing the nun’s part so had to [use my wife Sarah] who did a great job. I played all the instruments though to be fair, there aren’t that many.” We’ll update you as he progresses with the rest of the album, as we know from feedback we’ve had that the songs are proving very popular.

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David Gilmour appearing on new Jools Holland album

On November 19th, 2021, a new album from Jools Holland is released, featuring a song with David Gilmour. The album, Pianola. Piano Friends is described as a “loving tribute to the black and white keys, celebrating the community and conviviality that the piano inspires and the spark of Jools’ deep love for music. The album showcases the vibrant versatility and virtuosity of Jools Holland and his lifelong friend, along with a truly unique line-up of some of the world’s greatest artists: Rick Wakeman; David Gilmour; Ruby Turner; Herbie Hancock; Booker T.; Tom Jones; Gregory Porter; Mousse T.; YolanDa Brown; Dr. John; Joe Bonamassa; Trombone Shorty and more…” Recorded through the lockdown period and from many corners of the world, the album has been produced by multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney and Jools’ longtime producer Laurie Latham. Jools said: “I’m humbled to have made this record with the greatest instrumental and vocal artists of our day. And so grateful to my lifelong friend the piano for making it possible.” David features on track 5, Blues For The End Of TIme, which features “sonic space design” By Dhani Harrison (no, we’re not totally sure what this is, either!). To order the album, you can do so from the following Amazon stores thus helping Brain Damage with a much needed contribution towards site running costs, at no extra cost to you! You will also have the advantage of the Amazon Price Promise where you automatically pay the lowest price they charge between the time you order something, and release. The album isn’t currently being listed on Amazon’s US and Canadian stores, but other stores will ship worldwide, so worth considering them if you wish to add this to your collection. JOOLS HOLLAND PIANOLA vinyl: Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B09HHJGX7W/braindamage-21)
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Pink Floyd’s A Momentary Lapse Of Reason remix – 2LP vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-ray and 360 Reality Audio!

Just announced is the release of Pink Floyd’s A Momentary Lapse Of Reason – Remixed & Updated on physical and digital formats (including some unusual ones) in October 2021. Remixed and updated from the original 1987 master tapes for ‘The Later Years’ by Andy Jackson with David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins, the album on Pink Floyd Records (PFR37) will be available from 29 October on 2LP heavyweight 180g vinyl (cut at 45rpm for enhanced sound quality), CD, CD DVD, CD Blu-ray and digitally with stereo and 5.1 mixes. In addition, for the first time, and from 19 October 2021, the album will be presented in 360 Reality Audio (https://www.sony.com/electronics/360-reality-audio), a new immersive music experience that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of live musical performance for the listener using Sony’s object-based 360 Spatial Sound technologies. This new edition of AMLOR will also be released in Dolby Audio and UHD in addition to 360 Reality Audio, all of which will continue with other Pink Floyd releases. The release of The Later Years project in 2019 gave an opportunity for a fresh overview of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, originally released in 1987. By returning to some of Richard Wright’s original keyboard takes, and by re-recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored a better creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. Nick and David explain: David Gilmour said: “Some years after we had recorded the album, we came to the conclusion that we should update it to make it more timeless, featuring more of the traditional instruments that we liked and that we were more used to playing. This was something we thought it would benefit from. We also looked for and found some previously unused keyboard parts of Rick’s which helped us to come up with a new vibe, a new feeling for the album.

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New book – Pink Floyd: The Rob Verhorst Archives – in October

Orders are now being taken for a book stuffed with 300 Pink Floyd concert pictures from 1977 onwards. Limited to just 1000 numbered copies (which are expected to sell quickly), Pink Floyd – The Rob Verhorst Archives (https://www.floydstuff.com/product/5207869/pink-floyd-the-rob-verhorst-archives-holland-book), published on October 8th, 2021, is presented as a deluxe clothbound and hardback edition, with 200 heavyweight pages, and signed by the photographer himself. Rob Verhorst’s career spans well over four decades. The publishers note that “David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason have been a common thread in his working years. The gentlemen of Pink Floyd, as a group but later also solo, often appeared before the lens of the Rotterdam-based photographer. A first encounter in Sportpaleis Ahoy’ in Rotterdam in 1977 made Verhorst decide to combine his two passions – photography and music – and to make it his profession. His picture of a deflated pig in Ahoy’ also inadvertently reveals a unique way of working. Verhorst not only goes for the big picture, but knows – like no other – how to capture details that only someone with an eye for detail and a strong urge for perfection can capture. “His photos do not remain unnoticed for long and soon start to appear in newspapers such as Rotterdam’s Dagblad and renowned music magazines like Muziekkrant OOR, Muziek Expres, Hitkrant and Music Maker. In the years that follow his photographs of the 1980 Pink Floyd shows at Earls Court in London to promote The Wall go global. In the 1980s, Verhorst is always there, everywhere. He ends up with David Gilmour in Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht in 1984 and Roger Waters in Sportpaleis Ahoy’ that same year. He documents Pink Floyd’s comeback in Rotterdam in 1988 and a year later in Werchter and the Goffertpark in Nijmegen. A picture of Pink Floyd in front of a battery of his colleagues during a photo session in Versailles in 1988 is a classic, just like so many others. Rob Verhorst’s photos of Pink Floyd – but also those of dozens if not hundreds other world acts – have become a staple of the renowned Getty Images catalogue. “In 1990 Verhorst photographs The Wall for a second time – this time Roger Waters’ performance in Berlin – and frequently captures the former Pink Floyd bassist in the new millennium, in 2011 in Arnhem for a third time performing The Wall. He is one of the few – and perhaps the only one professionally – who has shot the three tours of the concept album in as many decades. For this book, Rob Verhorst made a selection of no less than three hundred iconic Pink Floyd photos, many of them previously unpublished. Together with memories and additional visual material from his archives they form an impressive collection and legacy.” Sounds like an essential purchase to us! The text in the book is in English, and pre-orders (https://www.floydstuff.com/product/5207869/pink-floyd-the-rob-verhorst-archives-holland-book) come with an exclusive poster. You can secure your copy now through Floydstuff.com (https://www.floydstuff.com/product/5207869/pink-floyd-the-rob-verhorst-archives-holland-book), who will ship the book worldwide.