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Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Paris, France, September 2018WELCOME TO BRAIN DAMAGE, YOUR PINK FLOYD, NICK MASON, DAVID GILMOUR AND ROGER WATERS NEWS RESOURCE!

First, if you haven't already seen, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets are touring the UK and Europe in September to HUGE acclaim, and not many tickets are left for the remaining shows! Full details here.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is now open in Dortmund, Germany; this latest staging runs until February 10th 2019. Tickets are now available through this direct link...

The Roger Waters 2018 tour resumes in Brazil in October; it's a truly spectacular show - don't miss it!

In other recent news, now available is Nick Mason: Unattended Luggage, a 3CD or 3LP limited box set of his own albums!

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Official 2019 Pink Floyd Calendar now available
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Official Pink Floyd Early Years Calendar 2019 Official Pink Floyd Early Years Calendar 2019

As we now start looking towards the end of the year (yes, we know it is still September, but Christmas isn't that far around the corner!), it's that time again... now available is the Official Pink Floyd 'Early Years' 2019 Calendar.

It's a perennial Floyd fan favourite - particularly as a gift at Christmas time - is this annual official wall calendar. An item which has been produced for many years now, the standardised format is roughly the same size as a vinyl album - roughly 12" (or 30cm) square, with the calendar opening up to have a double page spread per month.

The calendar this year - as the full title suggests - could be considered a companion piece to the band's lavish Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-72 box set (and subsequent "breakout" year sets). Each month provides a blend of (mostly) black and white shots from the band's initial years, and includes live shots, backstage, studio and posed press pictures.

The calendar each year is often squirrelled away as a collectable for the years to come, and earlier examples are now quite sought after, and we're sure this one will prove just as popular.

If you want to place your order now, you can do so through these direct links: Amazon UKAmazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy.

 
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains now open in Dortmund, Germany
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal Remains: Dortmund, Germany poster

Well, the wait for our friends in Germany is now over - The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opened to the public on Saturday, in a city that the Floyd played in a number of times, from the 1977 In The Flesh tour onwards. Dortmund is the city, and the Dortmunder U is the location.

The venue is a former brewery building, which for the last eight years has been a centre for the arts and creativity. Situated close to the city's centrally located railway station, it's in an ideal position. You can find out more about the museum, and the exhibition, via dortmunder-u.de.

With the Rome, Italy, staging of the exhibition, there were some adjustments to the items displayed, not least an inclusion of items specific to that country. We suspect the same changes have been made for Dortmund, with materials relating to German shows being included amongst the exhibits. If you are going, or have already visited, please let us know what you thought!

This latest staging of the exhibition runs until February 10th 2019 and tickets are now available through this direct link at Eventim.de. As with the London and Rome stagings of the exhibition it is definitely recommended that you book your tickets in advance, to ensure entrance at a time that suits you. Tickets for popular times for the previous stagings (for example, late morning on Saturdays or Sundays) naturally sold strongly, with some time slots selling out completely, so please bear this in mind.

There should also be some Dortmund specific merchandise on offer at the Dortmunder U, as well as online via the official Pink Floyd store. This will probably include posters, prints, t-shirts and suchlike.

Finally, here's an official trailer for the exhibition: 

 
New Roger Waters album - Stravinksky's The Soldier's Tale - out next month
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 13 September 2018

Roger Waters - The Soldier's TaleIn an unexpected announcement, it has been confirmed that Roger Waters, in conjunction with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Orchestra, has been working on a new album - Igor Stravinksky's The Soldier's Tale - to be released via Sony Music Classical, on October 26th, 2018.

For this new recording of this classic, Roger has rewritten the text, telling the whole of the harrowing modern fairy tale, playing not just the Soldier, the Devil and the Narrator, but all the other characters as well!

The track listing for this album is shown below the ordering info; longer term visitors to Brain Damage will recall that Roger performed The Soldier's Tale back in 2008 with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Orchestra. It clearly made a big impression on him, resulting in this recorded collaboration with the same orchestra, which certainly sounds very intriguing.

ORDERING INFORMATION:
To secure your copy now, for despatch upon release, please use these direct links, which will also qualify for Amazon's pre-order price guarantee - they will automatically charge the lowest asking price between your order, and release: Amazon UKAmazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Some stores (at time of writing) are still getting their order pages ready - please persist if you cannot yet order through your chosen route. Using our Amazon links also helps us hugely with ongoing site running costs and we really appreciate it!

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Brain Damage - advert issue
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 13 September 2018

3B DigitalThank you all so much for your patience over the last couple of weeks; as many of you will be aware, at various points there have been obtrusive adverts appearing on the site, and in particular, over the main content.

This has been nothing to do with us, but sadly, and irritatingly, some external person managed to hack into the site and deploy this annoying code. As to what they were looking to achieve (over and above possibly the odd click of an advert) beats us. We're sure it has caused you just as much pain as it has us. At no point would any of your data, or your devices, have been compromised by this.

Many thanks to our fab friends at 3B Digital for their patient and skilful work on hopefully getting to the bottom of this very, very annoying issue.

We hope that everything stays looking as it should now, and again thank you for bearing with us recently. We will be closely monitoring things in case there's any future attempts to put the adverts back on...

UPDATE: the incredibly irritating people behind this attack on the site are persisting. We cannot understand what they are getting out of it, other than being extremely annoying to you, and us. As instances are identified, they are being dealt with and hopefully all traces will be eventually eradicated... 

 
Roger Waters guest appearance at Lucius' London gig on his birthday
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 08 September 2018
Roger Waters and Lucius, Union Chapel, London, 6th September 2018

Thursday evening (September 6th), which coincidentally was Roger Waters' 75th birthday, those present at the Lucius gig at the atmospheric Union Chapel, in Islington, London, were party to a real surprise.

During their set, Roger himself appeared to perform a couple of acoustic numbers with the band, the first song being Mother and the second, Goodnight Irene. BD contributor Rob Whitmarsh said about "this most magical night [that] I never imagined I'd be seeing Roger Waters performing a couple of songs in a church. The lighting was incredibly low (candle light and a couple of low level lights behind them), so my photos reflect this. I tried using a flash a couple of times, but it just reflected the air due to the atmosphere (probably candle smoke rather than dry ice).

Our thanks to Marcelo Paulo De Souza for the picture shown here (click the thumbnail) and for additional information about the show. Rob's pictures will be here shortly!

 
Nick's Saucerful Of Secrets - magazine round-up
Written by Matt   
Friday, 07 September 2018
Guitarist Magazine, September 2018 Bass Guitar Magazine, September 2018

Two new magazines are in UK stores now, both with a specific musical bent, but with items of particular interest to us all as they have interviews with various members of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets. The band have had a reasonable bit of coverage recently in various magazines, but these more specialist publications delve a little deeper into some aspects (in a very accessible way to non-players).

First, the September 2018 issue of Guitarist (issue 437, far left) has, alongside a major feature on Martin acoustic guitars, a look at "Nick Mason on recreating Syd's guitar tones". This is covered in a nice, eight page article, interviewing Lee Harris, Gary Kemp, and Nick Mason (is it a first for him appearing in this magazine?). The article is a fascinating insight into how the band came together, and how the material was developed for the set list.

You can order this magazine online, worldwide, through this direct link to the publisher's own eStore.

The other magazine of note is September 2018's Bass Guitar Magazine (issue 160, left) which has Guy Pratt on the cover, holding two of his basses, and backed with the Saucerful swirl design. The five page article is an absorbing look into the project, with the interview also covering Guy's long and diverse career in music.

As with Guitarist, above, you can order this magazine online, worldwide, through this direct link.

 
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