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New eBook: The Making Of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 26 January 2018
New eBook: The Making Of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii

Recently published in eBook format on the Amazon Kindle platform, is The Making Of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii by Samuel Sleiman.

For Floyd fans, the concept of Live At Pompeii is well known - indeed, we here at Brain Damage have a four part interview with director Adrian Maben covering the story. Sleiman pulls together material and research from multiple sources, including our interview, alongside his own chats with Maben, and original crew members, to take a detailed look at the project - from the early ideas about a concert film, through to the filming, and subsequent additional footage.

Despite its short length (understandable as it just covers this one project), The Making Of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii is an absorbing read, setting out the initial struggles to get the concept off the ground, the issues with filming in the historic location, and then the story from initial release onwards. For the first time, there's a lot of information on Maben and his background, and how it influenced the idea of what was really an anti-Woodstock type film.

Despite it being an eBook, there are a selection of images included too. There are some great shots from "behind the scenes" of the shoot, not that the mechanics of the filming were ever hidden (one of the points of the production, obviously), but these pictures give further insight into the conditions in the amphitheatre.

Kindle eBooks can be viewed on Apple and Android devices, using the free app, as well as on Kindle readers, of course. You can buy the book, for immediate delivery, via: Amazon UK, Amazon.comAmazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy.

 
Inside the Brain of Gerald Scarfe Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Inside the Brain of Gerald Scarfe - BBC Radio 4

The UK's BBC Radio 4 looks Inside the Brain of Gerald Scarfe on Friday, January 26th at 11am, in an exploration of the creative mind.

Gerald Scarfe's drawings have intrigued and alarmed for more than fifty years but where do his ideas come from? Professor Vincent Walsh of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience has a theory he wants to pursue. Vincent is an expert in the workings of the visual brain; he thinks that two specific areas may be talking to each other in an unexpected way, resulting in recognisable faces being mixed up with recognisable objects, hence Mrs Thatcher as an axe, a handbag, and even a shark.

Now, cartoonist and neuroscientist are going to meet. "I for one would be fascinated to know what's going on in my brain..." said Scarfe, best known with Pink Floyd fans for his work on The Wall, as well as earlier creations for the band's tours.

The show was originally broadcast last July (but certainly missed by us), so our thanks to Stuart Barstow for the info. For more details, and how to listen to the show (including on demand after it has aired), visit BBC.co.uk.

 
Roger Waters third Melbourne show; Lucius Nudes reveals Waters vocal Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Lucius - Nudes (including Roger Waters vocal)

Announced today is a third night for Roger Waters at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, on February 13th, and tickets went/go on sale at 10am local time today through normal official agents.

In other Waters news, the band Lucius will release Nudes, a collection of acoustic recordings, on March 2nd. The band's Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig currently sing backup for Waters on the Us + Them Tour, which resumes tomorrow evening in Auckland, New Zealand. They recorded the 10-track album during gaps in Waters' tour.

In amongst a mix of their own material, and covers such as Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line" (from the superb album, City to City), is the Lead Belly-popularized "Goodnight Irene," featuring Waters on vocals. To order a copy of this album, for despatch upon release, please use these direct links: Amazon UK, Amazon.com, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy.

 
Roger Waters 2018 tour - two days to go! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 22 January 2018

With just two days left until Roger Waters starts his 2018 tour, visiting New Zealand, Australia, Europe and South America, he has been posting a couple of videos and pictures from the rehearsals which are currently taking place.

The below shows a well-drilled band, as rehearsals approach their conclusion, relaxed and having a bit of fun. Next stop - a pair of shows in Auckland, New Zealand. If you are going to ANY of this year's concerts, please let us know at the normal email address of  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , with your concert comments/reviews, pictures, ticket scans and anything else. Thanks!

 
Pink Floyd-featured remastered soundtrack reissued on vinyl and CD Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 22 January 2018

Tonite Let's All Make Love In London - soundtrack albumOne for the Pink Floyd collectors out there - recently, a new CD and vinyl edition of the original soundtrack album for the 1967 Peter Whitehead film, 'Tonite Let's All Make Love In London', was released.

The film looked at the "swinging London" scene of the sixties, and is based around a series of psychedelic performances and interviews, and features performance by Pink Floyd, together with footage of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Vanessa Redgrave, Lee Marvin, Julie Christie, Allen Ginsberg, Eric Burdon, Michael Caine and many others.

The soundtrack album, reissued by Charly Records in a newly remastered edition, is available worldwide again for the first time since 1968. It's been released on limited 180g vinyl, and on CD in special packaging. A Japanese limited edition did appear in July 2012, but proved very scarce, and a version with a different track listing came out in 1990. This new edition of the original album features a remaster made from an original tape located in the vaults of CBS records in the USA. The CD features a heavy card gatefold cover, with the disc itself in an additional sleeve in one pocket, whilst the other pocket includes a booklet.

The album includes, amongst other things, Interstellar Overdrive by Pink Floyd, bookending the album which has a mix of dialog and music; separate releases have given Floyd fans the full version of Interstellar along with Nick's Boogie (recorded at the same session), so this release is more for those who want what was originally issued. With this remaster coming from the original tape, it's definitely the best quality you're going to hear it in.

You can order the release through the following links:

TONITE LET'S ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON - CD:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
TONITE LET'S ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON - 180g VINYL:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

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