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New book: The Complete Pink Floyd Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 April 2015

The Complete Pink Floyd - Glenn Povey 2015Prepare a space on your bookshelves: The Complete Pink Floyd is coming on October 8th 2015. Many of you will know the superb book, Echoes. Written by the creator and founder of Brain Damage Magazine (the forerunner of this website) Glenn Povey, it has, since its publication in 2006, been a truly essential guide to the life and times of Pink Floyd, listing (at the time) every known concert, every appearance, every song, every turn and twist in the amazing story of one of the world's most famous bands.

Since then, Glenn has been tirelessly carrying on his research, uncovering concerts and appearances which had previously been lost in the mists of time. He has also had the great privilege of being allowed access to all of the band's Abbey Road recording notes (the only person to do so).

This complete reboot of Echoes, under the new title The Complete Pink Floyd, is illustrated with all-new material, including hundreds of photographs and rare memorabilia. Every solo concert has been updated for Waters and Gilmour, and details of the band's many re-released albums have been added, including never-before-published research into their earliest recordings from 1965. The original Echoes was a great book but this upgrade should be utterly essential to any serious Pink Floyd fan.

You can pre-order the book now through these direct links: Amazon UK,, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Don't forget, these will all qualify for their pre-order price guarantee, ensuring you pay (automatically) the lowest price they have the item on offer for between your order, and the release date. Using our Amazon links also helps us hugely with ongoing site running costs and we really appreciate it!

Storm Thorgerson's "Mind Over Matter: The Images of Pink Floyd" book winners Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 April 2015

Mind Over Matter - The Images of Pink Floyd (2014)Thanks to the many hundreds of you who took the time to enter our competition to win one of three copies of the superb fifth edition of Storm Thorgerson's 'Mind Over Matter: The Images of Pink Floyd', which was recently published.

This new, fifth edition incorporates an additional 32 pages of material from campaigns, releases and re-issues created since 2007, when the previous edition appeared. Before his sad passing, Storm revisited the work he created for these later works and albums and offered insights into the work that went into the creation of this legendary album art. Designers who worked with Storm have also contributed to this new edition of Mind Over Matter. Amongst the new material is artwork from the Oh By The Way box set, the rather wonderful Atom Heart Mother 40th Anniversary 'Wire Cow' sculpture, the Why Pink Floyd? Campaign and the Dark Side Of The Moon 40th Anniversary images and stickers.

For those who haven't seen previous editions, the book features the images from Pink Floyd's album sleeves and promotional material designed for the group. It features almost all Pink Floyd's iconic album covers, posters, singles bags, a selection of band photos, booklet pages and rough artwork that developed into iconic designs. As you'll see from our review (which has a focus on the changes and additions from the previous edition), the book is thoroughly recommended!

At the foot of the review, we also gave the opportunity to win one of three copies. We've gone through the huge number of entries, most of which correctly answered our three questions, and the following winners were picked out the BD "hat": Kaitlynn Defelice, Los Angeles, California; Mike Greene, Wallingford, UK; Bob Follen, Todmorden, UK. Congratulations to these three, and better luck next time to everyone else who participated...

For those not fortunate enough to win a copy, you can place your orders for the book now; to help us towards ongoing site running costs, please use these direct links: Amazon UK,, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Espana and Amazon Italy.

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Reminder: Syd Barrett single in 2015 Record Store Day tomorrow Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 April 2015

Syd Barrett / REM 'Dark Globe' 2015 Record Store Day 7A reminder - tomorrow is 2015 Record Store Day which offers limited run pressings, available for one day only (April 18th, 2015) through independent record stores, and includes a single featuring Syd Barrett.

Pressed up on a 7" gold, white, red and black mixed vinyl single as a Rhino Records RSD exclusive is Dark Globe - on one side performed by Syd, on the other, REM's excellent cover version. It is part of Rhino's Side By Side 7" series, with two artists performing the same song.

There are two different tranches of releases - those in the US, and those in the UK. This Syd/REM single is being released as part of the US releases, AND also in the UK.

As with all Record Store Day releases, it will not be available online (other than inevitably on eBay from the morning of April 18th) but while stocks last in participating independent record stores. Be prepared to get to your local store prior to opening, and be ready to queue!

There are a lot of independent stores that participate in Record Store Day. Not all of them will choose to participate in all promotions, or carry all releases. Just because a store is listed on the RSD website does NOT mean it will have the goodie or record you're looking for. That said, find a store near you and check with them directly. They won't hold an item aside for you, but at least you'll know if it will be worth the trip!

Roger Waters The Wall worldwide cinema screenings in September Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 April 2015

Roger Waters - The WallJust announced by Picturehouse Entertainment and Fathom Events are a number of special screenings of the film Roger Waters The Wall, written and directed by Roger Waters and Sean Evans.

The film, with an exclusive "in conversation" with Roger Waters which we understand may be a pre-recorded item, rather than a live Q&A, will be screened in participating cinemas across the world at 7.30pm local time on Tuesday, September 29th this year. More information and tickets will be available this summer at We will also keep you posted on developments with this set of screenings.

The film had its World Premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival - which we reported on in detail - is an event film that unfolds on many levels – as an immersive concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, a road movie of Waters' reckoning with the past and as an anti-war film, highlighting the human cost of conflict.

The film was shot in 4K and mixed in Dolby Atmos during the 2010-2013 tour, seen by over 1.5 million fans across North America, 1 million fans across Latin and Central America and 1 million fans across Europe - over 4 million fans worldwide, and the biggest worldwide tour by a solo artist, ever.

Beyond the outstanding music, Waters continues to reflect on the impact of war on his own family as he embarks on a deeply personal pilgrimage. Woven throughout the film, the journey offers a revealing, candid portrait of a man who has been through enough, and lived in the world long enough, to be passionately and unapologetically anti-war.

Roger Waters said: "We were a big family on the road, 189 of us, give or take the odd Snoozy Walrus. We were happy by and large and I am really happy to welcome everyone at Fathom and Picturehouse aboard, I know, I know, mixing metaphors. Where was I? Oh yeah, with your help, this coming 29th September will be the perfect way to remember, not just our loved ones, but the other guys loved ones, fallen, living, and as yet unborn."

As yet, there are no details of which cinemas will be participating, nor is there any news at this stage of a domestic release of the film on DVD or Blu-ray.

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