UPCOMING RELEASES AND EVENTS

The following entries, in date order, give brief details of what's recently arrived, or on the horizon - DVDs, CDs, books, television appearances, talks and more. Click each for more details, or place your orders through the direct links below to the likes of Amazon.com, Amazon UK etc., to help Brain Damage, at no extra cost to you!

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Pink Floyd - PULSE 4LP 180gram heavyweight vinyl box setPINK FLOYD - PULSE 4LP 180 gram heavyweight vinyl box set including book
OUT NOW - Released May 18th, 2018

One of the more sought after Pink Floyd vinyl releases is the 1995 PULSE 4LP box set, which (if you can find a copy, even in fair condition) commands extremely high prices. If you've always wanted this album on vinyl, we have some great news for you!

On May 18th, 2018, Pink Floyd Records are releasing it on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl. The 4LP set includes four different inner sleeves, each inside individual outer sleeves, plus a 52-page hardback photo book, all encased in a thick card slipcase. Aubrey "Po" Powell and Peter Curzon, who work on the original artwork with the late Storm Thorgerson, have recreated the superb original packaging for this reissue. As with other Pink Floyd Records output, this 2018 release was remastered from the original tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman. 

One curiosity about the vinyl (like the original cassette) is that it includes One Of These Days as an additional track, which wasn't included on the CD version (presumably due to space issues). With the cassette out of print, this new edition of PULSE on vinyl will be the only place to legitimately get hold of this recording of One Of These Days.

The track listing for the album, which includes the entirety of The Dark Side Of The Moon (performed at a number of dates on the 1994 tour) is as follows:

  • LP1 - Side One: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5,7), Astronomy Domine, What Do You Want From Me; Side Two: Learning To Fly, Keep Talking, Coming Back To Life
  • LP2 - Side One: Hey You, A Great Day For Freedom, Sorrow; Side Two: High Hopes, Another Brick In The Wall (Part Two), One Of These Days
  • LP3 - Side One: Speak To Me, Breathe (In The Air), On The Run, Time; Side Two: The Great Gig In The Sky, Money
  • LP4 - Side One: Us And Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse; Side Two: Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell

ORDERING INFORMATION:
We're sure that this will be one of the most popular Pink Floyd Records releases, so we urge you to place your orders early. 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. Using our Amazon links also helps us hugely with ongoing site running costs and we really appreciate it!


Pink Floyd - Relics 180 gram heavyweight vinyl LPPINK FLOYD - RELICS 180 gram heavyweight vinyl LP
OUT NOW - Released May 18th, 2018

On 18th May (the same date as Pink Floyd's 4LP PULSE live album is re-released), the Floyd's much loved "Relics: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios" arrives on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, as part of the Pink Floyd Records reissue programme.

The album is the band's 1971 compilation pulling together singles, B-sides, and early album tracks. The album features the intriguing and complex artwork hand-drawn by Nick Mason, and like the original release, all tracks are the original stereo versions, which sit alongside the mono tracks Arnold Layne and See Emily Play. As with other Pink Floyd Records output, this 2018 release was remastered from the original tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman. 

As a reminder, the track listing of Relics is as follows:

  • Side One: Arnold Layne, Interstellar Overdrive, See Emily Play, Remember A Day, Paint Box
  • Side Two: Julia Dream, Careful With That Axe, Eugene, Cirrus Minor, The Nile Song, Biding My Time, Bike

The album was a number of fans' initial introduction to the band, being released on a budget label (MFP - Music For Pleasure) which sold the album in stores such as Woolworths, and we suspect this re-issue, on decent vinyl, will prove popular! You can order this via the following 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. Using our Amazon links also helps us hugely with ongoing site running costs and we really appreciate it!


Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story - Blu-ray and DVDSTILL ON THE RUN: THE JEFF BECK STORY - Blu-ray and DVD
OUT NOW - Released May 18th 2018

On Friday, May 18th, Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story gets a worldwide release via Eagle Rock Entertainment, on DVD and Blu-ray.

Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story documents the history of a musical maverick and true innovator, delving below the surface to shed light on the circumstances, inspiration and technicality behind the man and his music. The film features extensive interviews with Jeff both at home and in his workshop, as well as interviews with Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Slash, Jan Hammer, Joe Perry, Beth Hart and many more.

Beck’s childhood saw him surrounded by music; from the endlessly playing radio, to his homemade guitar and the countless hours he spent poring over records and playing music with his friend, Jimmy Page. "I didn't have to think about taking up guitar, I just wanted to pour my feelings into it" said Jeff. 

The acclaimed documentary reveals the true story of the guitar player who builds hot rods and captures the excitement and anecdotes of those who have worked alongside him. Jeff Beck has always been a risk taker, on an endless quest for fresh and challenging new sounds. Bending notes and filtering a myriad of musical inspirations, he will continue to inspire fans and musicians alike by giving voice to his guitar in the most unexpected ways.

You can order Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story through the following links:

STILL ON THE RUN: THE JEFF BECK STORY - Blu-ray:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
STILL ON THE RUN: THE JEFF BECK STORY - DVD:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

Nick Mason - Unattended Luggage 3LP box setNICK MASON - UNATTENDED LUGGAGE
3CD or 3LP limited box set
Released August 31st, 2018

Released on August 31st, 2018 through Warner Music is Nick Mason's 'Unattended Luggage', a three album CD or vinyl box set of his albums 'Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports', 'Profiles' and 'White of the Eye'. These limited edition box sets will be available shortly before his acclaimed new band Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets begin their European tour at Cirkus in Stockholm on September 2nd.

For those who need reminding, 'Fictitious Sports' was Nick's debut solo album from 1981, which included collaborations with a variety of different musicians including Robert Wyatt and Carla Bley. 1985's 'Profiles' saw him hook up with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn, and is a mainly instrumental album except for tracks Lie for a Lie which features vocals from Maggie Reilly and Floyd bandmate David Gilmour and Israel, sung by UFO keyboardist Danny Peyronel.

Finally, there's 'White of the Eye', another collaboration with Rick Fenn, a soundtrack for the British thriller movie of the same name. Originally released on January 1st 1987 on Harvest in the UK, and Columbia in the US, to coincide with the film's release, this is the first time the record has been made available for over 20 years, and the first time it will appear on CD.

For those not after the physical, 3CD or 3LP box sets of 'Unattended Luggage', the albums will all be available to download and through streaming platforms.

Below we list dedicated ordering links for both box sets - CD and vinyl - using these links will give a small but vital contribution to the running costs of Brain Damage, without costing you a penny/cent extra, and we really appreciate it!

NICK MASON: UNATTENDED LUGGAGE - vinyl box set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
NICK MASON: UNATTENDED LUGGAGE - CD box set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

NOTE: Some of the stores above are yet to list the releases as available to buy but the pages are there for when they do. If your chosen store doesn't have it yet, please keep trying, or consider an alternate store - Amazon ship vinyl and CD albums worldwide.


A Foot In The Door - The Best of Pink Floyd; 2LP 180g heavyweight vinyl

A FOOT IN THE DOOR - THE BEST OF PINK FLOYD
2LP 180g HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL (first time on vinyl)
Released September 28th, 2018

On September 28th, 2018, Pink Floyd Records are releasing on heavyweight 2LP 180-gram vinyl, the 2011 compilation A Foot In The Door - The Best of Pink Floyd. This is the first time it has been available on vinyl, being released as a CD only, originally, and gathers tracks from throughout much of the band's career, taking in selections (chosen by members of the band) from 1967-1994. It is the latest in the series of vinyl releases, and bears catalogue number PFRLP21.

The tracks have been newly mastered for vinyl by longstanding Pink Floyd associate James Guthrie, with Joel Plante, and with lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman of Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles, California. This 2LP version features the reinstated version of Time, with the ringing alarm clocks at the start of the track restored, after being omitted on the CD release.

The original sleeve design, has been amended by Pink Floyd Creative Director Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon, to include alternate versions of the photographs used in the original CD version. The album package comes in a gatefold outer sleeve, with two separate printed inner bags, and is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl. 

To order A Foot In The Door - The Best of Pink Floyd, please use these direct links (some of which aren't live yet, but please keep trying!): Amazon UKAmazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Using our Amazon links also helps us hugely with ongoing site running costs and we really appreciate it!


Pink Floyd: A Live Sound History - Mark CunninghamPINK FLOYD: A LIVE SOUND HISTORY - MARK CUNNINGHAM
Exact publication date to be confirmed, but should be 2018/19

A new book is due to be published that should prove a fascinating insight into the audio side of Pink Floyd's development. Written by music industry expert Mark Cunningham, who used to run the magazine Total Production International, Pink Floyd: A Live Sound History is due at some point but to whet your appetites, Mark has given us a sneak preview of what's to come.

The book will tell the story of how Pink Floyd pioneered live sound and how equipment manufacturers fought to keep up with the band's demands for better, bigger and higher quality, in tandem with their equally adventurous touring stage productions. It will feature rare images and exclusive interviews conducted by me with key touring personnel and industry figures including Robbie Williams, Phil Taylor, Mick Kluczynski, Andy Jackson, James Guthrie, Buford Jones, Charlie Watkins (WEM), Alan Parsons, Seth Goldman, Bryan Grant and more.

A large portion of the manuscript was actually proof-read by Roger Waters who made comments that have informed the content.

Solo tours up to and including The Wall Live will also feature, as a way of highlighting the further progression of live sound influenced by the Floyd.

At this stage, a firm date isn't available, nor are pre-orders being invited. As soon as more information is available, we will of course update you...


Possibly in 2018/19:

  • Roger Waters - FURTHER TOUR DATES
    The first leg of Roger's arena tour, in part to support the release of his new album Is This The Life We Really Want? took place in 2017, in North America. Roger has talked about the tour eventually running to around 200 dates worldwide...we are expecting further dates to be announced in due course, to add to the upcoming European/South American/Mexican dates already announced.
  • Roger Waters - The Dark Side Of The Moon tour film
    We have had confirmation from Roger's manager, Mark Fenwick, that Roger is still working on a film of TDSOTM live show, but until it is finished there will be no release scheduled. As soon as we have more details of what this release (will it be a cinema release, or in DVD and hopefully Bluray format?) will involve, we will let you know. It is encouraging though to get official word on this, which we know from the feedback we've had will be incredibly popular!
  • Syd Barrett documentary
    Work has been ongoing since 2011 on a documentary about the late Syd Barrett. In June 2013, StormStudios talked about the project in an email newsletter: "Since the end of 2011 Storm had been very busy filming a documentary with Rupert about Pink Floyd's founder member, Syd Barrett. They filmed many interviews including old school friends, flat mates, girlfriends, fellow musicians and all the surviving members of Pink Floyd. So far it's proved a very enlightening experience. The film itself is at the editing stage right now and it's a thrill to see it all coming together. Watch this space, as they say, for more news coming soon."
  • The Wall 1980/81 DVD release
    One thing that has caused tidal waves of anticipation within the Floyd community is the growing talk that the original Pink Floyd Wall concerts from 1980/81 may well get a DVD release soon. Roger has been alluding to this in various interviews recently so the thought is gathering pace...
  • The Wall on Broadway
    Work is presumably still ongoing on this, and in July 2014, Lee Hall who is working on the production's book with Roger, revealed that workshops would be taking place in the autumn/fall 2014.
  • Official film about Pink Floyd
    In an interview with Rhythm Magazine published at the end of August 2010, Nick talks about a film that is in the works about Pink Floyd that he has been working on...this may have been superseded by The Early Years box set though.
  • A Momentary Lapse Of Reason - new edition
    In the works, it seems, is a new edition with at the very least a new drum track, according to an interview with Andy Jackson at SuperDeluxeEdition.com, noting that "We have started this process a while ago, doing new drums with Nick". More on this, as we get it.
  • Roger Waters - vinyl remasters
    Doug Sax, mastering engineer for Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Pink Floyd since 1983, is interviewed at length in the 2011 edition of "The Absolute Sound" Guide to Vinyl Playback, and confirms that "I'm going to be doing the Roger Waters albums on vinyl and they have extraordinary low end, requiring an astonishing amount of vertical modulation. We use up the full depth available on a lacquer master. You can't do anything like that on DMM. It's very thin; you can't go deep. For that kind of thing it could be an absolute joke." As work is yet to start on them, it will be some time before there's any release information, but sounds good that Sax is taking his customary care to ensure these sound as good as they can.

As and when we hear anything else, we will update this page...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 July 2018 )