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Seasons greetings to you all, from the Brain Damage team - Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and here's to a very happy, Floyd-filled 2018. As the year draws to a close, join us in wondering what surprises await us next 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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Gerald Scarfe - London exhibition: Stage & Screen
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Gerald Scarfe exhibition at House of IllustrationCurrently running (until January 21st 2018) at London's House of Illustration is "Scarfe Stage & Screen" - an exhibition about Gerald 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.

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. More details, and to book tickets, visit HouseOfIllustration.org.uk. The venue is open 10am - 6pm Tuesday through to Sunday, and is just around the corner from King's Cross railway station.

The House of Illustration is a registered charity. As well as putting on 10 exhibitions a year, it works with schools across London on projects with young people that inspire creativity and enable them to communicate visually, overcoming barriers such as language, literacy levels and special educational needs. It is the only UK gallery commissioning new illustration work for public display and runs the only residency for illustrators and graphic artists, supporting artists at every stage of their career.

 
Four nights in Amsterdam for Roger Waters
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Roger Waters live 2017-2018

A fourth date has been announced for Amsterdam as part of the Roger Waters 2018 Australian/New Zealand/European Us + Them tour, with tickets going on sale later this week. The link to use for tickets is below - just click on the "on sale" information link.

Here is the newly announced date:

Our thanks to Erwin de Windt for the information.

Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European/South American tour is announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
New issue of eclipsed magazine focuses on 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's Animals
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
eclipsed December 2017

One for our German friends - the new issue (cover date December 2017-January 2018, issue number 196) of the distinctly Floydian titled eclipsed magazine is a Pink Floyd special, looking at the anniversary of a key, and much loved, album.

As eclipsed note, "Released forty years ago, Animals is certainly not the most typical Pink Floyd album. It's much more than just a record. From a distance of four decades, Animals is the psychogram of a society that has been subjected to extreme political, economic and cultural upheavals. At the same time it is the early conclusion of the music of a decade between progressive rock and punk. In the magazine we explore the essence of the record, with which the band conquered a new terrain for itself, and investigate which forces acted on the album and which unleashed it."

Elsewhere in the magazine, there are features on Yes, Vanilla Fudge, UFO (the band, not the club), Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and more.

The magazine is available now in German stores, and online via eclipsed.de. Our thanks to Michael Nickel for the info about this publication.

 
Gerald Scarfe original Wall illustrations in auction tonight
Written by Matt   
Monday, 11 December 2017
Gerald Scarfe - The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall Re-Covered

This evening, at 7:30pm GMT, Sothebys auction house are running an 'English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations' auction to raise money for a charity, and amongst the lots is a very interesting one for Pink Floyd fans.

It is a "First Editions: Re-Covered" copy of Gerald Scarfe's excellent The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall. The book has a dust jacket which has had two original illustrations by Gerald added - 'The Teacher' and 'The Wife', ink and watercolour, signed and dated by the artist ("Gerald Scarfe 7 Oct 2014") and each measuring 280mm by 230mm.

Those of you interested in this unique item, a true "one-off", should note that the auction house's estimate for the book is £3,000 - £5,000...you can bid in person, online or by phone.

The auction in total consists of 33 lots which will be auctioned to benefit House of Illustration. As well as putting on 10 exhibitions a year the charity works with schools across London on projects with young people that inspire creativity and enable them to communicate visually, overcoming barriers such as language, literacy levels and special educational needs. It is the only UK gallery commissioning new illustration work for public display and runs the only residency for illustrators and graphic artists, supporting artists at every stage of their career.

More details through this link.

UPDATE: On the night, the Gerald Scarfe-customised book sold for a slightly eye-watering £11,875, which is fantastic for the charity.

 
Roger Waters announces 2018 South American Us + Them tour dates
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Roger Waters Us + Them Tour 2018[UPDATED] Some great news for our friends down in South America - a total of eleven dates so far have been announced for that region, as part of the Roger Waters 2018 Us + Them tour, with tickets going on sale in most cases next week.

There are shows announced for Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru, although the show in Lima (whilst it has a date) does not yet have a confirmed venue. 

All eleven shows will be held in stadiums, so we are presuming they will be the large, outdoor version of the show, to be seen next July in the European cities of London, Lucca and Rome.

More dates in South America are due to be revealed in due course. 

Here are the newly announced dates:

Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European/South American tour are announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
New Record Collector Magazine Pink Floyd special
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Record Collector Special - Pink Floyd. November 2017

In UK stores now is a special edition of Record Collector Magazine, completely focused on Pink Floyd. With the sub title of Shooting For The Moon, the magazine brings together both old and new from the long-running, respected publication.

It traces the development of the band, from their psychedelic beginnings in 1967 through to the recent closed Their Mortal Remains exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. The 116-page "bookazine" combines coverage from Record Collector’s Pink Floyd archive with freshly commissioned articles from David Quantick, Kris Needs, Daryl Easlea and Oregano Rathbone, featuring in-depth profiles of each album, and a delve into the band's solo output. There's also rare photographs and a UK discography with single, EP and album values.

Of particular interest is an interview with Nick Mason looking at the early days of the band, which elicits some fascinating views and insights. It's also intriguing seeing some of the older articles reprinted in this collection, discussing the state of play in those days with regard to, say, video material concerning the band.

Some of the prices quoted could be argued to be rather debatable, and there are the odd factual errors here or there, but irrespective of that, it's a great read, and worth tracking down. The eye-catching cover should leap out at you (figuratively speaking) from the shelves. If your local store doesn't have it, you can order it online, for shipping worldwide, via shop.RecordCollectorMag.com.

 
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