A date for the diaries of the enthusiasts of Gerald Scarfe's incredible work for Pink Floyd on The Wall. In an upcoming auction at Sotheby's, no less than eight original Scarfe drawings are included in the sale, with six of the eight being Wall related.Sotheby's Summer Miscellany auction runs from July 28th – August 4th, and full sale details, with each drawing viewable in good detail, can be found at the website of Sothebys.com (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany) with the auction house recommending the use of Google Chrome for viewing their sales (although we found that other browsers seemed to work fine, but if you are intending to bid, it might be worth using Chrome to be on the safe side). The individual Scarfe lots are as follows:Lot 148. SCARFE | Pink Floyd's The Wall – Teacher and Pink ( Wrong do it again! ), original drawing (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany/scarfe-pink-floyds-the-wall-teacher-and-pink-wrong)Lot 149. SCARFE | Pink Floyd's The Wall – Teacher, Wife, Mother and Pink, original drawing (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany/scarfe-pink-floyds-the-wall-teacher-wife-mother)Lot 150. SCARFE | Pink Floyd's The Wall – Teacher, Wife and Pink ( Another brick in the wall ), original drawing (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany/scarfe-pink-floyds-the-wall-teacher-wife-and-pink)Lot 151. SCARFE | Pink Floyd's The Wall – Teacher and Pink ( Another brick in the wall ), original drawing (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany/scarfe-pink-floyds-the-wall-teacher-and-pink)Lot 152 SCARFE | Pink Floyd's The Wall – Teacher ( If you don't eat yer meat… ), original drawing (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany/scarfe-pink-floyds-the-wall-teacher-if-you-dont)Lot 153. SCARFE | Pink Floyd's The Wall – Teacher ( We don't need no education ), original drawing (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany/scarfe-pink-floyds-the-wall-teacher-we-dont-need)Lot 154 SCARFE | Donald Trump ( Swearing in! ), original drawing (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany/scarfe-donald-trump-swearing-in-original-drawing)Lot 155 SCARFE | Boris Johnson ( Fit as a butcher's dog ), original drawing (https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/books-and-manuscripts-a-summer-miscellany/scarfe-boris-johnson-fit-as-a-butchers-dog)Click on the above links to see the individual items and for more details. Estimates start from £2000 and bidding opens this coming Tuesday (July 28th).
Today we bring you the news that we're pretty sure 99% of you have been expecting. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UK dates lined up for October 2020 for Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets have been postponed until April/May next year when things will hopefully be a little more settled and a sense of some normality will have returned. At the moment, we'd be amazed if any indoor concerts happen this year.The press release for the move rightly notes the uncertainty surrounding us all due to the pandemic, and makes it clear that it is important to the band that those who are planning to attend the shows are able to do so safely and without concern for their health and wellbeing. To achieve this, and to allow people the opportunity to plan their travel to and from the concerts, postponing until April 2021 was the best option. With the move of the shows, they've managed to add three new dates to the schedule, and have had to cancel two of the existing shows as they were unable to reschedule them. So, the shows in Gateshead and Southampton have now gone, but have been replaced with shows in Newcastle and Portsmouth, which were as close as they could manage to the original locations. Holders of tickets for the cancelled shows can receive a refund from their ticket provider. Tickets for the five additional shows have just gone on sale (at midday, today, UK time) from SeeTickets (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets), Ticketmaster (https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/) and other normal agents including the venues, so if you are intending to go to one of these additional shows, we suggest you buy now to get the best choice of seats. All the other shows remain on sale, but for the revised dates. The new UK tour schedule is follows:Tuesday 13th April – Leicester De Montfort Hall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-13th-de-montfort-hall-leicester-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Wednesday 14th April – Guildford G Live (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-14th-g-live-guildford-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Friday 16th April – Croydon Fairfield Halls (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-16th-fairfield-halls-croydon-england.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets) (new show)Sunday 18th April – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-18th-royal-concert-hall-nottingham-en.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets) (new show)Monday 19th April – Portsmouth Guildhall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-19th-guildhall-portsmouth-england.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets) (new show)Tuesday 20th April – Sheffield City Hall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-20th-city-hall-sheffield-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Thursday 22nd April – London Royal Albert Hall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-22nd-royal-albert-hall-kensington-london-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Saturday 24th April – Plymouth Pavilions (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-24th-plymouth-pavilions-plymouth-en.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets) (new show)Monday 26th April – Brighton Dome (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-26th-brighton-dome-brighton-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Tuesday 27th April – Bath Forum (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-27th-the-forum-bath-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Thursday 29th April – Oxford New Theatre (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-29th-new-theatre-oxford-oxford-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Friday 30th April – Ipswich Regent Theatre (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/april-30th-regent-theatre-ipswich-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Saturday 1st May – Cardiff St David's Hall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/may-1st-st-davids-hall-cardiff-wales-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Monday 3rd May – Liverpool Philharmonic (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/may-3rd-philharmonic-hall-liverpool-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Tuesday 4th May – York Barbican (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/may-4th-barbican-york-england-rescheduled.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Wednesday 5th May – Newcastle O2 City Hall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/may-5th-o2-city-hall-newcastle-upon-tyne-en.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets) (new show)Friday 7th May – Birmingham Symphony Hall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/may-7th-birmingham-symphony-hall-birmingham-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Saturday 8th May – Manchester O2 Apollo (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/may-8th-o2-apollo-manchester-manchester-england-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets)Sunday 9th May – Edinburgh Usher Hall (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/may-9th-the-usher-hall-edinburgh-scotland-resched.html) – TICKETS (https://www.seetickets.com/tour/nick-mason-s-saucerful-of-secrets) All existing tickets remain valid on a venue-for-venue basis and tickets are still available to purchase from the links above, or the venues themselves. Using our ticket links gives a small but vital contribution to the ongoing running costs of Brain Damage without costing you any extra and it is hugely appreciated!
In the latest of our BD visitor contributions, our good friend Dr Kevin De Ornellas, who is Lecturer in English Renaissance Literature, at the School of Arts and Humanities of Ulster University, takes a detailed look at A Theatre for Dreamers, the new book from Polly Samson. The audiobook for this expands on the lockdown broadcasts Polly and her husband, David Gilmour, have done, with new music created by David specifically for the project. Many of you have bought, or are thinking of buying, Polly's book, and indeed some of you will have got a copy when you bought a ticket for the (delayed) evenings hosted by Polly and David, which are also due to include some of the new music. For those curious, Kevin kindly expands on what he found upon reading the book…If you are looking for an easy read, a summer page-turner, this is not it. A Theatre for Dreamers is a difficult book, a book that is highly allusive and sometimes ethereal in quality. Although the basic story is very simple – a woman remembers being on Hydra with a bunch of creative types in 1960 as she coincidentally deals with revelations about her mother – the novel is layered with feeling and complex memory. The plot is not always linear – most of the novel describes memories of 1960 but we start off in 2016 before we go back to the late 1950s and by the end we have stopped off at Paddington Station in 1970 and returned again to the island some decades later. This structure makes sense: memories do not come to us in a neat, linear way so there is no need for this memory-fixated novel to be conveyed in a strictly linear trajectory.There is a large cast of characters: although we see everything from the self-consciously subjective eyes of Erica, the first-person narrator, she is greedy for experience and observation of varied humanity – put simply, she is interested in lots of people. Getting to know these people takes a lot of effort: for example, on page 215 alone we have to engage with the following named characters: Francine, Charmian, Leonard, Marianne, Jimmy, Bobby, Robyn, Bim, Axel, Angela, Marianne, Demitri, Charlie and Edie. Engaging with this novel necessitates commitment. Some of these characters are very significant to the novel as a whole; some are more incidental. It is worth making the effort because this is an intellectually substantial as well as emotive novel.
A date for the diaries of all you Roger Waters fans out there… having previously attended the Newport Folk Festival, there was a fair chance that Roger would have appeared at this year's event, as it was scheduled to fall just before his brace of concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden in August.Roger's concerts were of course postponed until next year (and we are still awaiting the revised dates), and, as expected, this year's Newport Folk Festival also has followed suit, and won't be taking place in Rhode Island this year, all due to the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. However, the organisers of the Festival have arranged for a weekend of livestreams they've called Folk On Revival Weekend (https://newportfolk.org/revival/).Taking place on the same weekend that the festival was originally scheduled – July 31st through to August 2nd – Folk On Revival Weekend will feature three distinct webcasts, two of which are ticketed. All proceeds will go to the non-profit organisation Newport Festivals Foundation. The webcast Roger fans will most want to see though is the third of the three webcasts, and the one which is free of charge to stream.On August 2nd at 8:30pm EST, Our Voices Together will give artists a place to speak truth to power. The film will present new performances from Roger Waters with Lucius, Jason Isbell, Tom Morello, Carlile, Jim James, Langhorne Slim, and others. Our Voices Together will be available via this direct link at YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/NewportFolkFest).
The news that many of you have been waiting for – the physical editions of the Roger Waters Us + Them concert film have now been announced, and will be released on October 2nd, 2020.Whilst the digital edition is now available to purchase or rent from your preferred outlet in 4K, HD and SD digital formats, we've had a lot of emails and messages asking us when people can get their hands on the Blu-ray, DVD, CD or 3LP vinyl of this spectacular recording. Whether you go for the digital download, the Blu-ray, or DVD, you'll have access to two additional concert songs not included in the original film shown in cinemas – Comfortably Numb and Smell The Roses – along with the short but fascinating documentary style feature A Fleeting Glimpse, which looks behind the scenes.Let's take a closer look at the contents. The 2CD set features the show (minus C Numb and Roses) split across the two discs, with the split coming where the intermission of the show was. So, you have on disc one: Intro / Speak To Me / Breathe / One Of These Days / Time / Breathe (Reprise) / The Great Gig In The Sky / Welcome To The Machine / Deja Vu / The Last Refugee / Picture That / Wish You Were Here / The Happiest Days Of Our Lives / Another Brick In The Wall Pt 2 and 3. Turning to the second disc, this contains: Dogs / Pigs (3 Different Ones) / Money / Us And Them / Brain Damage / Eclipse / The Last Refugee (Reprise) / Deja Vu (Reprise).The 3LP vinyl edition follows the above track list, but is split as follows: LP1 Side A: Intro – The Great Gig In The Sky; LP1 Side B: Welcome To The Machine – The Last Refugee; LP2 Side C: Picture That – Another Brick In The Wall Pt 3; LP2 Side D: Dogs; LP3 Side E: Pigs (3 Different Ones) – Money; LP3 Side F: Us And Them – Deja Vu (Reprise).The Blu-ray and DVD editions have the same contents but obviously the Blu-ray will be presenting the material in higher quality. These present the whole show (as per the 2CD track listing, but obviously not split), along with the live performances of Comfortably Numb and Smell The Roses, and the documentary A Fleeting Glimpse.Needless to say, this is bound to be a popular release when it appears on October 2nd. You should be able to place your orders for this through the following direct links (the use of which benefits Brain Damage at no extra cost to you, and is hugely appreciated by us as help towards the ongoing running costs of the site):ROGER WATERS US + THEM 3LP VINYL: Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089774M22/braindamage-20)Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B089774M22/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B089774M22 linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21)Canada (https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089774M22/braindamageon-20)Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089774M22/braindamage0f-21)France (https://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089774M22/braindamageon-21)Italy (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B089774M22/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B089774M22 linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21)Spain (https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B089774M22/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B089774M22 linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)ROGER WATERS US + THEM Blu-ray: Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08975HHLQ/braindamage-20)Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08975HHLQ/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B08975HHLQ linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21)Canada (https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08975HHLQ/braindamageon-20)Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08975HHLQ/braindamage0f-21)France (https://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08975HHLQ/braindamageon-21)Italy (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B08975HHLQ/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B08975HHLQ linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21)Spain (https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B08975HHLQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B08975HHLQ linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)ROGER WATERS US + THEM DVD: Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08978X189/braindamage-20)Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08978X189/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B08978X189 linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21)Canada (https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08978X189/braindamageon-20)Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08978X189/braindamage0f-21)France (https://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B08978X189/braindamageon-21)Italy (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B08978X189/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B08978X189 linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21)Spain (https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B08978X189/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B08978X189 linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)ROGER WATERS US + THEM 2CD: Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089764DDJ/braindamage-20)Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B089764DDJ/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B089764DDJ linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21)Canada (https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089764DDJ/braindamageon-20)Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089764DDJ/braindamage0f-21)France (https://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089764DDJ/braindamageon-21)Italy (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B089764DDJ/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B089764DDJ linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21)Spain (https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B089764DDJ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B089764DDJ linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)If your chosen retailer is yet to have the order ready to place, please try again later as they make the page live with all the details. Ordering now will also mean you will benefit from Amazon's Pre-order Price Guarantee, meaning you will automatically pay the lowest price they have charged between the time of your order, and the release date.
Some great news for our friends in Europe – we now have news, announced this morning, of the remaining three dates of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets tour (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/index.php) we were waiting on being rescheduled, and these have been bolstered by the addition of three further shows!First, the rescheduled shows:19th May 2021 – Grosser Saal (Great Hall), Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Munsterland, Munster, Germany (moved from 30th May 2020) (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/may-19th-grosser-saal-messe-und-congress-centrum-hall-munsterland-munster-germany-resched.html) 30th June 2021 – BARTS, Barcelona, Spain (moved from 1st July 2020) (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/june-30th-barts-barcelona-spain-resched.html) 2nd July 2021 – Palacio Municipal, Madrid, Spain (moved from 2nd July 2020) (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/july-2nd-palacio-municipal-madrid-spain-resched.html) All existing tickets for these rescheduled shows remain valid for the new dates, and there is no need to contact the venue or ticket agent to check. They may well be in touch about this change anyway. Now we turn to the newly added shows:14th June 2021 – Klub Wytwornia, Lodz, Poland (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/june-14th-klub-wytwornia-lodz-poland.html) – TICKETS FROM 22 JUNE (https://www.ebilet.pl/muzyka/rock/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets/)3rd July 2021 – Super Bock Arena – Pavilhao Rosa Mota, Porto, Portugal (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/july-3rd-super-bock-arena-pavilhao-rosa-mota-porto-por.html) – TICKETS FROM 19 JUNE (https://www.ticketline.pt/)4th July 2021 – Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal (nick-mason-s-sos-2021/july-4th-campo-pequeno-lisbon-portugal.html) – TICKETS FROM 19 JUNE (https://www.ticketline.pt/)Obviously any further changes or new dates, we will let you all know. In related news, the highly anticipated Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse (latest/nick-masons-saucerful-of-secrets-live-at-the-roundhouse-2lp-2cd-dvd-blu-ray-ci-2.html) release is still coming out on 18th September, in three different editions (Blu-ray, 2CD/DVD set, and a double vinyl LP), and should be an essential purchase. 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! LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE – Blu-ray: Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XWMFWG/braindamage-20)Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B083XWMFWG/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XWMFWG linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21)Canada (https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XWMFWG/braindamageon-20)Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XWMFWG/braindamage0f-21)France (https://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XWMFWG/braindamageon-21)Italy (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B083XWMFWG/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XWMFWG linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21)Spain (https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B083XWMFWG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XWMFWG linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE – 2CD/DVD: Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XTGCLZ/braindamage-20)Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B083XTGCLZ/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XTGCLZ linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21)Canada (https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XTGCLZ/braindamageon-20)Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XTGCLZ/braindamage0f-21)France (https://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XTGCLZ/braindamageon-21)Italy (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B083XTGCLZ/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XTGCLZ linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21)Spain (https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B083XTGCLZ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XTGCLZ linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE – DOUBLE VINYL LP: Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XVFP2D/braindamage-20)Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B083XVFP2D/ref%3Das_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=1634 creative=19450 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XVFP2D linkCode=as2 tag=braindamage-21)Canada (https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XVFP2D/braindamageon-20)Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XVFP2D/braindamage0f-21)France (https://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B083XVFP2D/braindamageon-21)Italy (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B083XVFP2D/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=23322 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XVFP2D linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21)Spain (https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B083XVFP2D/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=%20%20B083XVFP2D linkCode=as2 tag=braidama01-21)
David Gilmour will release his first new song in five years – Yes, I Have Ghosts – via an upcoming audiobook (available from June 25th) for A Theatre for Dreamers, the latest novel by Gilmour's wife and long-time collaborator, Polly Samson. The recording also features music Gilmour wrote for the story to accompany Samson's narration. The wide release of Yes, I Have Ghosts will follow the audiobook, becoming available a week later.David said: Polly's vivid and poetic writing, coupled with her very natural narration voice, made joining forces to produce the audio version of A Theatre for Dreamers a fantastic and fulfilling experience. The two worlds seem to seamlessly link, and music can really help to bring audiobooks to life in unexpected new ways. We were also lucky to have our daughter Romany in lockdown with us to contribute harp and additional vocals. I am really pleased and proud of how Polly's words and my music have entwined in this audio version of A Theatre for Dreamers. Polly noted that We didn't set out to work together on the audiobook, but lockdown meant I had to narrate and I'm grateful to David for stepping into the producer's chair. We wanted to explore the creative possibilities of the format and produce something new, refreshing and innovative. Collaborating with David – as I have done many times over the last 30 years, writing songs for both Pink Floyd and his solo albums – we were able to bring together the worlds of literature and music to enhance the listening experience and connect with audiences in a way which I don't think has been done before. David said on his Facebook page that he was thrilled with how this has worked out. Sad for the actor who had to pull out but Polly Samson's narration surprised us all and it's been a great project for me during lockdown to also add some instrumental passages between chapters and to record the A Theatre for Dreamers inspired song, Yes, I Have Ghosts, with the help of our daughter, Romany. This release will be available in a variety of formats. On June 25th, it will become available via Amazon UK as part of its Audible offering (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089WJ8PHB/braindamage-21) in an unabridged format, lasting 10 hours and 25 minutes. Coming on September 1st are a few other formats, looking at the publisher's (W. F. Howes Ltd) website – unabridged eAudio, an unabridged 10CD set, and an unabridged 1CD with the audio in MP3 format. Ordering details/links for these other formats aren't yet available, but we will update you when these are known, as indeed we will when details of the separate release of Yes, I Have Ghosts become available.
In a move that isn't overly unexpected with the current global situation with COVID-19, with the UK still experiencing significant deaths and infections, the already rescheduled three evenings presenting A Theatre for Dreamers – An Evening of Words and Music with Polly Samson and David Gilmour have been rescheduled to June 2021.All tickets will be valid for the new shows, which have been previewed via The Von Trapped Family broadcasts on Polly's Facebook page, and any new purchases will receive a signed copy of the hardback version of the book by Polly Samson and a signed photo by Polly and David Gilmour, which can be collected on the night of the rescheduled shows from the venues themselves. Existing ticket holders should have already received their book and photo through the post.Here are the revised dates, all in England:Friday 25th June 2021 – Manchester, Royal Northern College of MusicSaturday 26th June 2021 – Birmingham, Town HallMonday 28th June 2021 – London, Central Hall WestminsterIf you are unable to attend the revised date, and need details of refunds, click here (https://www.davidgilmour.com/terms/Terms_and_Conditions.pdf).
Gerald Scarfe (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/gerald-scarfe-interviews/november-2005-with-brain-damage.html) today as he celebrates his birthday. Gerald, of course, is a graphic artist with a long history with the Floyd, from the 1974 tour programme caricature, through to his most famous work on The Wall, and beyond that, working with Roger Waters on his Pros and Cons project. Many happy returns to Gerald on this very special day from all of us here at Brain Damage. For those who haven't seen it, Gerald's superb The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/books/the-making-of-pink-floyd-the-wall-gerald-scarfe-paperback.html) is the authorized, definitive book about the Wall project and includes new commentaries from the surviving members of Pink Floyd: Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, together with the director of the film, Sir Alan Parker. Roger Waters has written the foreword. The album imagery, stage performances and film were created in close collaboration with Gerald Scarfe, and his massive archive includes original storyboards, animation cells, concept drawings, models and other three-dimensional material together with photographs of the creation and staging of the live performances and the filming of The Wall. It even covers the 2010-2013 tour. Our review and full ordering details can be found here. (http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/books/the-making-of-pink-floyd-the-wall-gerald-scarfe-paperback.html)The accompanying photo of Gerald Scarfe and Roger Waters in Scarfe's studio, shows them going through material for the Wall book [click the thumbnail to view it in more detail]. It's a lovely, personal look at work on the book, and was taken by Jane Scarfe (Asher), and was provided to Brain Damage as an online exclusive around the time the book was coming out.Last year, Gerald brought out another couple of (excellent) books. Long Drawn Out Trip tells his life story in detail for the first time. With captivating, often thrilling stories, he takes us back to his wartime childhood and the terrible curse of asthma, through his days as an advertising draughtsman, to his field reporting in Vietnam and the giddy highs of rock 'n' roll. He also reveals the process of cartooning – and the ways that certain subjects have reacted to his visions of them. Along the way he has been car-jacked in Derry, dined with royals, and thoroughly upset Mrs Mary Whitehouse. It is a very personal, wickedly funny and caustically insightful account of an artist's life at the forefront of contemporary culture and society. You can order Gerald's Long Drawn Out Trip book now through the following direct links: 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 was followed by another book, designed to complement it – Scarfe: Sixty Years of Being Rude, an incredible looking, fully illustrated retrospective art book. This 576 page book isn't cheap, although is well worth considering for enthusiasts of his work. Here are 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!
Good news for all those who have been patiently waiting for news of the domestic release of the concert film 'Roger Waters: Us + Them' – the digital release of this has just been announced.The film documents the 156 date 2017-2018 tour which played to a combined audience of 2.3 million across a number of countries, and was quite an incredible spectacle, coupled with a great set list and a powerful message at the heart of it all.The review by BD's Ed Lopez-Reyes (movies/roger-waters-us-them-concert-film-reviewed-2.html) noted that the intersection of beautifully crafted sound and footage combined with director Sean Evans' ability to turn an action-packed, live performance into an atmospheric, ethereal experience, raises the bar for concert video… . Those who were fortunate enough to catch the film in cinemas last year seemed to be universally knocked out by it (as we were). For those who want to relive the show, digitally, you'll be able to catch it in 4K (Ultra HD), HD and SD formats from June 16th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and available on the Apple, Googleplay, and Amazon platforms from that date. Included will be some all-new post-feature content which includes two additional concert songs missing from the original feature (Comfortably Numb and Smell the Roses) as well as A Fleeting Glimpse, a documentary short featuring behind-the-scenes moments from the tour, which we think is the one that was shown following the screening of the main feature in cinemas last year.We're hoping that the physical release won't be too far away now, for all those who want this on DVD/Blu-ray, or CD (and hopefully vinyl too). As and when we get any confirmed information on these, we will of course let you know.In the meantime, mark your diaries for June 16th and the digital release of Us + Them!