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NOW OPEN is the quite remarkable The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at London's V&A running until October 2017. The V&A are now talking about plans to tour it. More on that as it is announced.

Roger Waters is performing a run of over 60 dates in North America... Hopefully there'll be some shows in European and the rest of the world; in an interview he suggested there would be around 200 shows all in all. Now out, released June 2nd, the new album from Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want?

Finally, for those who missed them last year (or indeed, cannot wait to relive them!) are the recordings of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii on CD, LP, DVD, Blu-ray and, prior to the end of September release, a cinema screening worldwide of highlights. Some other goodies form part of the package (especially the boxset) so worth checking out the details!

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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii CD, LP, DVD, Blu-ray releases detailed
Written by Matt   
Friday, 21 July 2017
David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii deluxe CD and Blu-ray box set
David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii 4LP vinyl boxset

Following hot on the heels of the David Gilmour Live at Pompeii worldwide cinema screenings (on September 13th), comes the release of the same name on a variety of formats. September 29th sees the arrival of the recordings on 2CD, Blu-ray, 2DVD, a 4LP boxset, a Blu-ray and CD deluxe edition boxset, and via HD digital downloads. Other gems too are present on the deluxe boxset, including the acclaimed BBC documentary Wider Horizons.

"In 2015 David Gilmour set out to play a series of concerts in historic venues across the world. The following year he became the first performer to play the amphitheatre in Pompeii in front of a live audience since the gladiators in 79AD. It was a return to Pompeii for David, having first performed there in 1971 for Adrian Maben’s legendary concert film, Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii. In Roman times the Pompeii amphitheatre was known as a "Spectaculum" and David worked with long time collaborator and maestro of colour and light Marc Brickman to bring the spectacle back to the Spectaculum": Polly Samson 2017

On July 7th and 8th last year, David performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii. The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David was the first performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.

The concert performance film, to be included in the DVD/Blu-ray options, was shot in 4k by director Gavin Elder and includes highlights from both shows. The concert is a spectacular audio-visual experience, featuring the famous huge circular cyclorama screen as well as lasers, pyrotechnics and even a return to the traditional lighting used in AD 79!

FULL ordering details for all the various formats will be here shortly - here, are the 2CD/2Blu-ray deluxe edition, the 2CD, and the 4LP vinyl edition ordering details; below those are the details of the formats/track listings.

DELUXE CD/BLU-RAY BOXSET:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
4LP VINYL BOXSET:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
2CD EDITION:  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - French edition exhibition book
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Official companion book (French language edition)Less than a month after the German edition of the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains book was announced, is the news that the French language version of this book is now on the schedules. This new edition, created to accompany the London exhibition of the same name, is scheduled for publication on October 19th 2017.

It's the first book ever produced with full access to the Pink Floyd archive. Published to accompany London's V&A Museum's major summer exhibition, Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains celebrates 50 years of one of the greatest bands of all time. Five essays tackle different aspects of their far-reaching legacy in music and the visual arts.

Authors including Jon Savage, Howard Goodall and Rob Young examine what makes the band truly special, from the mythology underpinning their output, through to their experimentation with technology to create new sounds. Their epic staging and performance impact is also explored, along with the anti-authoritarianism that infuses their lyrics.

The book is heavily illustrated throughout, emphasizing the essential role that visual material played in supporting the music and creating the lasting Pink Floyd phenomenon. Obviously, we really recommend it to those who are going to see the exhibition, AND to those who won't be. It doesn't really spoil things for those who are, as it more complements the exhibition rather than repeats what you'll see there. Details of the English version of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains can be seen here. We suspect the French and German editions - like the English language hardback - will also feature a spectacular lenticular cover which has to be seen in the flesh.

You can place your order now for this French edition of the book directly from Amazon France.

Roger Waters adds new Canadian show; issues in Miami
Written by Matt   
Friday, 14 July 2017

First some hopefully good news for our Canadian friends: Roger Waters has just added an extra show toward the end of his 2017 North American tour. Tickets for the concert - being held on October 25th 2017, at the appropriately named Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB, go on sale TODAY at 12pm local time through and other normal outlets.

In a separate development, last night's concert in Miami was due to have a team of twelve drama participants from the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Teen Club, assist Roger with Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation stepped in and pulled the appearance of the teens from the concert, accusing Roger of alleged antisemitism, and in response, Roger subsequently shared the following video:

As you'll see from the video, Roger was not happy about this, finding the accusations hurtful, and also expressing his regret for the missed opportunity for the children who were due to perform. In the short time before the concert start time, some others were hurriedly arranged to be trained up in the performance requirements.

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii - film trailer
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 13 July 2017

Tickets are selling well for the eagerly awaited concert recording of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder and to be presented in Dolby Atmos sound. The film, being shown worldwide on September 13th, is a recording of the pair of spectacular concerts held at the ancient Roman amphitheatre on July 7th and 8th last year.

Tickets are now on sale worldwide with more cinemas to follow soon, including Latin America and Central America. Via 'Demand It' if David Gilmour Live at Pompeii is not screening in a specific area, fans can make a request for it by filling out a form on the website, and Trafalgar Releasing will do their best to bring the event to a cinema near them.

For details of cinemas taking part in this very special one night only event and ticket information visit Remaining tickets are sure to sell quickly on the strength of the reaction already to the trailer for the film, which has just been unveiled...

Win Nick Mason's Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd 2017 edition
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 09 July 2017

Nick Mason - Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd (2017 edition)Six years ago, we brought you a review of the revised, 2011 edition of Nick Mason's "Inside Out - A Personal History Of Pink Floyd". The original hardback book was a big hit with fans and critics alike for the candid and in places, incredibly amusing text looking at the rise of the band. The original paperback, released in October 2005, brought matters up to date with Nick's personal view of the band's reunion with Roger Waters for Live8, which included some new pictures, too. An entertaining audiobook, read by Nick, was published at the same time. The 2011 edition included more events and thoughts from Nick's perspective.

Nick has been revising the text even further, taking into account activities from the most recent years, and a new, 2017 edition of the paperback - released to coincide with the opening of the Floyd exhibition in London at the V&A - has just been published.

In this expansion to the book, the 2010 Hoping Foundation show by Roger Waters and David Gilmour is discussed, as is the eventual guest appearance by David and Nick on one of Roger's O2 Wall shows. As Nick put it, "At least we were on a stage together, even if our selection of instruments might have struggled with a reworking of Echoes"...

Nick's involvement in the 2011 Why Pink Floyd programme, and separately, the Featured Artists Coalition, is covered, and this leads to the circumstances and work undertaken for The Endless River release. This is analysed in some detail, via a small excursion to the London Olympic Stadium, where Nick drummed for Ed Sheeran, performing Wish You Were Here to a worldwide audience for the 2012 Closing Ceremony.

Finally, to bring matters right up to date, Nick talks at length first about The Early Years 1965-1972 project, then The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, including a mention of the ill-fated Milan staging which was due to happen in 2014. Thus, the book brings us to what Nick ponders might be the end of the story, but with a typical wink and "a quiet but insistent 'BUT you never know...'"! 

The original hardback edition was essential enough for Floyd fans, and each revision has made 'Inside Out' even more indispensable. This really is the perfect time to fill the hole in your collection, either getting the book for the first time, or getting this edition to find out the latest thoughts from our favourite drummer.

You can now order the book from the following retailers: Amazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon and, all of whom will ship the book worldwide if you aren't in the countries above.

With thanks to the publishers, W&N/Orion, five lucky BD visitors will each get a free copy of the book, in our latest competition. To enter, all you need to do is answer this question correctly:

  • Name two Pink Floyd tracks that Nick Mason performs vocals on

Email your answer to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line of "Nick Mason Book competition", and include your name and full mailing address. The closing date is July 20th, 2017, and all entries received by the end of that date will be in with a chance of winning. Just one entry per household please - and best of luck to you all! PLEASE NOTE: This time around, we're afraid the competition is only open to UK-based entrants, but we are planning another give-away soon which will be open to those worldwide.

Roger Waters in upcoming hour-long Facebook Live conversation
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 09 July 2017

Next Saturday, July 15th, an hour-long Facebook Live session takes place, A Conversation with Roger Waters.

The conversation, hosted by The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), will quiz Roger Waters on his support for the cultural boycott of Israel and Palestinians' rights. The conversation will be led by Noura Erakat, a Palestinian human rights attorney and activist.

The conversation will be broadcast live from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement’s Facebook page, at 8pm Palestine/5pm GMT/1pm EDT on Saturday.

Obviously this is a divisive subject and whichever side of the argument you are on, this information is purely to advise it is happening.

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