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OUT NOW is the quite staggering Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972, a 27-disc box set of rarities! As you'll see from our review, going in-depth into the box set, there are countless gems and surprises throughout and a VERY worthy investment...Each 'year' is being made available to purchase separately from March 24th if you can't stretch to the full box set.

Coming soon is The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at London's V&A from May 2017 until October that year. Also, Roger Waters is performing a number of 2017 dates in North America - more than 50 shows have been announced... Hopefully some shows in European and the rest of the world will also be on the schedule at some point; in an interview he suggested there would be around 200 shows all in all. Oh, and also on its way, likely to be May 19th, is a new album from Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want?

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Roger Waters - Us + Them tour 2017 adds eleven concerts
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Roger Waters - Us + Them North American Tour 2017The Roger Waters 2017 Us + Them Tour in North America has just had another 11 dates added to it. Some of these are new venues, some are additional shows, and some are venues that Roger has performed at previously. The FULL list of concerts announced so far is shown below, and we are in the process of adding individual show pages for ALL of these, to ensure you have all the information you need to see the shows, get to the venues, and share your thoughts about them after the event.

This announcement comes hot on the heels of the revelation of the title of his new album - Is This The Life We Really Want? - which is due for release on May 19th. More news on THAT as it arrives with us...

Tickets for most of these additional concerts go on sale Monday, February 27th at 10 a.m. local time, through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster.ca, and AXS.com. The New Orleans show goes on sale on March 6th, and the third night at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles goes on sale on March 13th. VIP packages for all shows will be available. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!

Details of each concert venue and show, and how to get tickets, are (or will be very shortly in the case of some of these new announcements) on the normal show pages which are now in place - go to the Roger Waters 2017 Tour zone and select the show you are interested in.

Of the tour itself, Waters noted that "We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret. It'll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It'll be spectacular like all my shows have been." Here's the NEW teaser video which has just been released:

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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - teaser video
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 18 February 2017

Published yesterday, following on from the media briefing and Q&A session held on Thursday afternoon at a hotel in London, is this teaser video for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, which opens on May 13th at London's Victoria and Albert Museum...

 
Roger Waters and Nick Mason talk Pink Floyd exhibition, concerts, and more
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 16 February 2017
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

This afternoon, at the May Fair Hotel in London, Nick Mason and Roger Waters made a rare joint appearance at a media briefing and Q&A session for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. The exhibition is being held at London's Victoria and Albert Museum between May 13th - October 1st, 2017, and tickets are now available - and selling fast.

The official companion book for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains can now be ordered for despatch on publication (which is timed to coincide with the opening of TMR) through these direct links: Amazon UKAmazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Orders placed before publication will benefit from Amazon's pre-order price guarantee - if the price drops at any point between your order, and the publication date, they automatically will charge you the lowest price.

In the briefing and Q&A, the pair discussed for the first time the immersive experiential journey through Pink Floyd's world, from high tech audio visual events, objects, surreal landscapes, and the culture explosions that evolve throughout the exhibition. Read on for some of the details of the exhibition which have been revealed today - so if you DON'T want surprises spoiled, don't read on! You have been warned...

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Roger Waters - new album, Is This The Life We Really Want?
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 16 February 2017

Just dropped on his Facebook page is a short video from Roger Waters, revealing the title of his new album, Is This The Life We Really Want?, as well as a taster of some music from the album.

No other details are yet forthcoming, although a recent interview with Roger in the UK's Uncut Magazine stated that the album was due to be released early May. More info on the album as we get it...

 
Pink Floyd 'The Early Years, 1965-1972: The Individual Volumes' announced
Written by Matt   
Monday, 13 February 2017

Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972 The Individual VolumesFor those who have missed out on Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972 box set, either due to the cost, or only being interested in part of the contents, some good news for you. On March 24th 2017, Pink Floyd are releasing a series of book-bound individual collections from the box set, under the title 'The Early Years, 1965-1972: The Individual Volumes'.

These individual volumes are broken down into the years 1965-1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and finally 1972. As those familiar with the contents of the box set will know, these go under the titles CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION, GERMIN/ATION, DRAMATIS/ATION, DEVI/ATION, REVERBER/ATION, OBFUSC/ATION, which (it has been revealed) were titles dreamt up by Roger Waters to give an insight into where the band were at that particular point in their career. Each of these sets will be presented as they are in the box set, with a selection of reproduction memorabilia tucked into part of the fold-out packaging. Our extensive review of Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-1972 box set can be seen here, along with the full track listing of the box set and thus, the individual volumes too.

Just to clarify, the box set also included an exclusive selection of additional material, BONUS CONTINU/ATION, which is not getting a standalone release, nor will the additional memorabilia or reproduction vinyl singles be getting a release outside of the box set.

The complete Early Years box set is still available from most retailers, as is the 2CD highlights album The Early Years – CRE/ATION.

To place your orders for the individual volumes, please use the following links. Some of the stores are yet to list them, but the links are here ready for when they go live:

CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION 1965-67:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
GERMIN/ATION 1968:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
DRAMATIS/ATION 1969:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
DEVI/ATION 1970:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
REVERBER/ATION 1971:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
OBFUSC/ATION 1972:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 


If you decide you would rather get the full box set (or just the 2CD highlights), please use these links:

THE EARLY YEARS 1965-1972, 27 disc box set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
CRE/ATION, 2 disc highlights set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

It is worth checking the other Amazon stores, rather than just your local one, as pricing varies hugely; they will ship internationally. Buying through our links will give a small but vital contribution toward running this site, and is hugely appreciated. There is NO region coding on the Blu-ray and/or DVD discs, so if purchasing from a different region (e.g. you're in North America, buying from Europe, or vice versa), then all discs should be compatible with your players.

 
Pink Floyd: Learning to Fly actor Lawrence Bayne interview
Written by Ed Lopez-Reyes   
Sunday, 12 February 2017

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of "A Momentary Lapse of Reason". It was the beginning of what many refer to as the band's 'David Gilmour Era'. Lawrence Bayne became a familiar face to Pink Floyd fans in 1987 as the star in the band's Learning to Fly video. The video, below, became the gateway for a new Pink Floyd audience but also crystallized the band's ambitions after a period of uncertainty for many others. Bayne sat down with Brain Damage to discuss how he was selected to star in the video, his interaction with Storm Thorgerson and David Gilmour, what he has been doing since filming the iconic piece, and his own band: Simple Damned Device.

Brain Damage: Lawrence, it's been 30 years since the Learning to Fly video was filmed… does it feel like it's been 30 years or does it feel like it was yesterday?

Oh God! When I look at it, it feels like 50 years. But the experience itself is fresh in my mind for a number of reasons. It was one of the first professional gigs I ever got as an actor. Prior to that, I had been doing street mime and goofing around. One day, I'm sitting at home with my friend Steve, viciously hung over, and I'm called by my agent at the time – he'd been utterly useless until then [laughs]. He called me on a Saturday, which freaked me out, and said: "Do you want to do an audition today? It's for Pink Floyd." And, to be honest, I was so hung over – it was just brutal… my friend says: "You gotta go. It's Pink Floyd. You gotta go!" And, of course, smarter heads prevailed and I got my shit together and went downtown to one of the most bizarre audition processes ever… which was about to last two weeks.

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