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Gerald Scarfe - upcoming exhibition in London Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Gerald Scarfe is holding an exhibition at the Barbican Library in London during the next couple of months, from September 5th - October 31st,2016. Called "Music & Scarfe", it covers the side of his career that doesn't include his political work, and concentrates on the stuff he's done within the world of music.

Inevitably, with his work for the band over the years, from 1974 through to The Wall in particular, Pink Floyd is to play a decent size part within the exhibition – apart from some original work, there will be prints and also some really interesting memorabilia. Some of his designs for The Wall have never been exhibited before.

Gerald is also making an appearance at the Barbican Library on 14th September between 12.30pm - 1.30pm to sign books etc.. If you are in or near London whilst the exhibition is on, it should definitely be worth checking out.

 
Roger Waters joins Neil Young's 30th acoustic Bridge School Benefit Concert Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Roger Waters is going unplugged and joining the likes of Metallica, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson and Norah Jones for Neil Young's 30th annual acoustic Bridge School Benefit Concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, on October 22nd and 23rd.

The lineup also includes Case/lang/Veirs (the project of singer-songwriters k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs), My Morning Jacket, Cage the Elephant and Nils Lofgren, as well as Neil Young performing with his band Promise of the Real (featuring Willie’s son Lukas Nelson). All the acts are scheduled to perform both days.

Tickets, priced from $44.50 to $199.50, go on sale at 10am EST next Monday, August 29th. Proceeds benefit the school Neil and ex-wife Pegi Young founded in 1986 to help children with severe speech and physical impairments. The event has previously featured performers like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Elton John, Tom Waits, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Santana and more, with this year's participants Metallica having previously performed at the show twice.

Tickets for the first show, which takes place at 5pm on the 22nd, will be available through this link, and for the second show, at 2pm on the 23rd, through this link.

 
Pink Floyd Records: AHM, Meddle and OBC on 180 gram vinyl out next month Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother 180 gram heavyweight vinyl release 2016
Pink Floyd - Meddle 180 gram heavyweight vinyl release 2016
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds 180 gram heavyweight vinyl release 2016

Announced today, one week after the news that Pink Floyd's The Wall and The Division Bell are being re-released on vinyl, is news of a further set of releases from Pink Floyd Records.

On September 23rd 2016, the continued reintroduction of the Pink Floyd catalogue on vinyl will see the release of Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Obscured By Clouds all remastered from the original analogue master tapes, and on 180gram heavyweight vinyl. The aforementioned vinyl of The Wall and The Division Bell will be available from August 26th.

AHM was released in 1970, featured the much-loved, pastoral cover, and was the Floyd's first album which reached the number one position in the charts.

Echoes, arguably Meddle's highlight, gave listeners in 1971 a side-long epic which became an instant fan favourite.

As for 1972's Obscured By Clouds, this was a soundtrack album for the French film ‘La Vallée’, but many fans can see the clear parallels to the album which was to follow, The Dark Side of the Moon - so if you've yet to experience it, it is worth a good listen.

Already available on 180g vinyl are the band's first four albums, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, which were released in June.

With many of you out there committed vinyl enthusiasts, we're sure these will be very popular releases. The dedicated ordering links are below - using these 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!

ATOM HEART MOTHER:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
MEDDLE:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
OBSCURED BY CLOUDS:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

NOTE: Some of the stores above are yet to list the releases but the links 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 worldwide.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 August 2016 )
 
Pink Floyd The Wall & The Division Bell coming August 26th on 180 gram 2LP vinyl Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Pink Floyd The Wall - 2016 180gram vinyl reissue Pink Floyd The Division Bell - 2016 180gram vinyl reissue

The Pink Floyd Records vinyl reissue programme started on June 3rd, with the release of the first four albums - The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, More and Ummagumma - and immediately drew plaudits from purchasers as to the quality of these 180 gram pressings.

Continuing the programme are The Wall and The Division Bell, both available from August 26th, and both being 2-LP editions with gatefold sleeves. They have been mastered from the original analogue tapes and pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl as with the other titles. The Division Bell restores the full running time of all tracks over 2-LPs - the original vinyl release had the album edited to fit onto a single LP - and the sleeve includes additional stone/metal head pictures.

With mastering by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman, the records will be manufactured and distributed by Warner Music for the UK and Europe and by Sony Music for North America and the rest of the world.

With many of you out there committed vinyl enthusiasts, we're sure these will be very popular releases. Here are the ordering links - using these 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!

THE WALL 2-LP:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
THE DIVISION BELL 2-LP:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

We'd love to hear from those who already have the recent releases. How do they sound? Contact us at our normal address of This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or join the conversation over at our Facebook page.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 August 2016 )
 
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