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A very happy, and Floydian, 2018 to you all, from the Brain Damage team. As the new year starts, join us in wondering what surprises await us this year, if the last few years have been anything to go by.

In case you missed it, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is heading to Rome, Italy, for its next staging. It opens January 19th, 2018 - let us know if you are going! Once it is finished in Rome, it will continue its travels...where would YOU like to see it staged?

The Roger Waters Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America tour in 2018 seems to be ever increasing in size. It's a truly spectacular show - don't miss it! Talking of spectacles, out now for those who missed the concerts (or indeed, cannot wait to relive them!) are the recordings of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii on CD, LP, DVD, Blu-ray which are out now. Some other goodies form part of the package (especially the boxset) so worth checking out the details!

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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Rome preview
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Rome, Italy from January 2018With the new home of The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains about to open its doors to the public, Roger Waters and Nick Mason have been at Rome's Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), to help launch it.

The video report below shows off some of the exhibition, including (as expected) a different layout to the staging of it at London's Victoria & Albert, and some different items on display. 

Amusingly, at one point in the interview, Roger reveals how he isn't particularly interested at the history of the band on display, more keen on the present and his current projects. Whilst some of the video is in Italian, Nick and Roger's comments are subtitled, not overdubbed.

The exhibition opens on January 19th, and tickets are now on sale via, all Vivaticket outlet locations and by phone on +39.041.2719035.

Advance booking is heavily recommended. We'd also advise you to book sessions that start no later than lunchtime if you really want to take your time over the exhibition - we had many reports of people spending five or more hours absorbing all the detail in London!

Pink Floyd album collection - French part-work release
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 11 January 2018
Pink Floyd album collection - France

Hot on the heels of Italy, who have just completed the same exercise, stores and news stands in France are just about to start issuing the entirety of Pink Floyd's albums on CD, as well as a double DVD of PULSE, as a part-work collection.

We suspect that these will be presented in the same manner as the Italian release - attached to a cardboard backing. If you take out a subscription to the series, so the albums are mailed to you, you will receive one free album, along with a selection of gifts - a couple of t-shirts, a poster (the Back Catalogue image) and a mug featuring Algie. The website advertising this also shows a sleeve to hold all the CDs, but makes no mention if this will be provided to customers.

Whilst we suspect most of you will have most, if not all, the band's albums, we know some like these different editions (not least for the retail presentation). If you wish to subscribe, or to find out more information, visit Our thanks to Jerome for the information.

Roger Waters - 2018 Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South American tour
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 11 January 2018

Roger Waters - Us + Them TourWith less than two weeks to go before Roger Waters resumes his Us + Them tour, which enjoyed an extremely well received jaunt around North America last year, we are getting ourselves ready for the fun to start again.

Roger's Us + Them tour brings a well thought out balance of old and new, with an incredible stage show. Visually, Roger has again pulled out all the stops for a show that has a strong message at its core. The tour resumes in Auckland, New Zealand for a pair of shows there, before heading to Dunedin for the final New Zealand concert - then it is off to Australia for a bunch of shows in February. As it stands, then there is a break before the European concerts start in mid-April.

As before though, we are extremely keen to find out what you think. If you are going to the show, we hope that you will get in touch after with your thoughts and feelings about the concert. If you wish to share your views with the wider Brain Damage community, we will be delighted to add them to the show page we've set up for each gig; these pages will also include things like pictures, and official videos, so if you have anything you'd like to contribute, we'd be very grateful.

As ever, you can get in touch - sending anything you think suitable - via email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Roger Waters scored When The Wind Blows - Blu-ray and DVD release
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 11 January 2018

When The Wind Blows - BFI dual format Blu-ray and DVD release, January 2018Later this month (on January 22nd), the British Film Institute (BFI) are releasing When The Wind Blows on Blu-ray/DVD in a Dual Format Edition, packed with special features including interviews, a making-of documentary and the public information film Protect and Survive (1975). When the Wind Blows is a touching story about love, tenderness, humanity and hope in the face of nuclear war. Adapted by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman) from his best-selling book, it features an original soundtrack by Roger Waters, and a title song by David Bowie.

Released during a decade when the threat of nuclear war became a chilling, and distinct possibility, When The Wind Blows brought the thoughts, fears and behaviour of a very normal, elderly couple, into sharp relief.

Focused on James and Hilda Bloggs (wonderfully voiced by Sir John Mills and Dame Peggy Ashcroft), a retired couple in Sussex, on the south coast of England, the story starts with the country on the verge of war. James arrives home from the local library armed with the official government advice leaflet ("Protect and Survive") which made laughable suggestions such as using internal doors, propped against walls, to act as shelter from missile strike. Ever trusting of the powers that be ("We must do the correct thing", a frequent comment), James complies with every aspect of the guidance, as futile as they seem to the observer - even down to a mild panic over not having any peanut butter as specified in the leaflet (despite neither liking it).

The dark humour of the first part soon gives way to an achingly sad, and thought provoking, narrative, once the attack has happened. At times tough to watch, the couple's naivety and devotion to each other, right to the end, is very touching.

In Conversation with Gerald Scarfe
Written by Matt   
Monday, 08 January 2018
Gerald Scarfe: Stage & Screen - talk at House of Illustration London

Just over a month ago, we told you about Gerald Scarfe's current exhibition at London's House of Illustration. Now running until February 10th, "Gerald Scarfe: Stage & Screen" looks at Scarfe's varied work for stage and screen. It's a rare opportunity to explore the extensive but little-known production designs by the celebrated political cartoonist. Storyboards, costumes and props are on display from Pink Floyd's The Wall, Disney's Hercules and English National Ballet's The Nutcracker.

To mark the final weeks of the exhibition, the artist himself is appearing this month - January 18th, at 7pm - to give some personal insight into the works on display – many of which are being shown for the very first time.

Join Scarfe in conversation with Colin McKenzie, Director of House of Illustration, as he shares the stories behind the works and gives a personal insight into Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen. Find out more about the extensive but little-known production design by the UK's most celebrated political cartoonist.

Tickets for the interview include exhibition entry. To book for this event, visit to secure your ticket.

We understand that there is a fair amount of Floyd-related material on display amongst his work for other projects, so should definitely be worth a visit next time you are in London, even if you are unable to attend the talk itself. More details, and to book tickets, visit The venue is open 10am - 6pm Tuesday through to Sunday, and is just around the corner from King's Cross railway station.

Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue by Aubrey 'Po' Powell
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 03 January 2018

Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue by Aubrey 'Po' PowellPublished last year was Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue, written by Aubrey 'Po' Powell, creative director of Pink Floyd, who most recently has been working on 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains', which opens in its new location of Rome, Italy, on January 19th - less than three weeks time.

Founded in 1967 by Storm Thorgerson and Po, Hipgnosis studio transformed the look of music albums forever. Their revolutionary cover art moved away from the conventional group shots favoured by record companies of the day, resulting in the ground-breaking, mainly surreal photo designs which define the albums of many of the biggest names in the history of popular music: 10cc, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Syd Barrett, Throbbing Gristle, T. Rex, Wings, Yes, Bad Company and XTC to name but a few.

This new book, Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art (and that IS the correct spacing/punctuation for this title!), is an extremely well-produced guide to the entire album cover works of Hipgnosis. Previous tomes have covered their output, but have been quite selective in scope. This book, for the first time, encompasses ALL the cover art they've ever done - 373 in total - presenting the good, the bad and the ugly!

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