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Updated Storm Thorgerson Mind Over Matter Pink Floyd imagery book - new date Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 19 October 2014

Mind Over Matter - The Images of Pink Floyd (2014)Last month we told you that the fourth edition of Storm Thorgerson and Peter Curzon's Mind Over Matter, from 2007, the book celebrating the iconic imagery of Pink Floyd, was being revised for an upcoming fifth edition.

Originally due to appear on November 30th this year, the revised edition has now been moved to January 30th, 2015. Those who have already pre-ordered the book may have had an email to advise the revised date. The new, fifth edition is due to incorporate an additional 32 pages of material used in re-issues created since 2007. Before his sad passing last year, Storm revisited the work he created for the 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. Thoroughly recommended, of course!

You can place your pre-orders for the book now, automatically qualifying for Amazon's pre-order price guarantee so you pay (on publication) the lowest price they've advertised it for, since the time you ordered it. Please use these direct links: Amazon UK, Amazon.com, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Espana and Amazon Italy.

 
Two Storm Thorgerson signed Syd Barrett prints being auctioned Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Storm Thorgerson signed Syd Barrett print auctionsThis afternoon, we've put a couple of very special items up on eBay which we hope will be of great interest to Pink Floyd, and more specifically, Syd Barrett fans. Bidding started today at 4.00pm (UK); the auctions run for seven days.

In the two special auctions, we have authentic, and personally signed, Storm Thorgerson fine art prints, which are being sold by Syd Barrett's sister Rosemary Breen through us (with the approval of OneFifteen, the management team who look after Syd's affairs) with all the money raised being used by Rosemary for charitable causes.

Both are signed to Rosemary by the late Storm, and both are pieces of artwork he created in tribute to Syd. The first, for 2010's "An Introduction to Syd Barrett", was created by Storm for the following reasons. "Firstly, to be vivid and colourful to reflect Syd's creative imagination. Secondly, to be varied and diverse, which is why there are illustrations to all his songs, and thirdly to hint at the darker, sadder side of Syd's life, hence the mirror which is not a mirror, the feather trees of autumn, and the escaping swan, breaking free from the confines of upbringing and education".

The second fine art print is officially known as Tribute to Syd Barrett, but also known as 'S' for Syd, and initially (as Storm has written in pencil under the image), Green Doors. It was created by Storm for The City Wakes, a tribute event for his late friend Syd that was held in Cambridge 2008.

Both are handsigned by Storm and he has hand-numbered it to Rosemary as edition 1 of 1. There are no others in this edition for each print, making them very special.

An item such as this would grace any Syd Barrett/Pink Floyd fan's collections, as well as benefitting some great causes. With Storm sadly no longer with us, this now sold-out, high quality print will never again be available signed by the man himself, and with it having been gifted to Syd's sister, it makes it even more special. It would also be a wonderful Christmas present for the Floyd fan in your life. Get your bids in now!

 
New Andy Jackson album: video and ordering details Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 17 October 2014

Andy JacksonIn August, we revealed the upcoming release of Signal To Noise, the new studio album by twice Grammy nominated Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson [left]. The album, which is being released as both a single CD edition and a two-disc digipack deluxe limited edition with a 5.1 surround mix on DVD, appears on November 10th, 2014.

Andy's relationship with Pink Floyd began on the film soundtrack of The Wall, a relationship that continues to this day, resulting in two Grammy nominations for his work and Mix magazine's award for best live sound engineer for the Division Bell tour. He has also worked on solo albums from Roger Waters and David Gilmour, and is also engineer and a co-producer of the soon-to-be-released Pink Floyd album, The Endless River.

Shortly after breaking the news, we told you about a special opportunity to assist Andy, and the record company, Esoteric, by creating a video for them to go along with the song "The Boy in the Forest". Floyd fan Mark Duffy was the eventual winner, and his video can be seen below. Well done, Mark! It complements the music well. For more information on Andy and his music, visit AndyJacksonMusic.com which has more video content, and an album sampler.

We've been lucky enough to have a sneak preview of the whole album, and we're thoroughly enjoying it. It's a very absorbing listen, and unsurprisingly - bearing in mind Andy's pedigree (and normal employers) - it feels a very Floydian album, both in terms of production and music, in places even bringing to mind Richard Wright's Broken China amongst other things. "The Boy In The Forest", below, should give a flavour of what to expect. You can order it through the following direct links, all resulting in a small but vital contribution toward our site running costs:

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 October 2014 )
 
Pink Floyd feature in major French magazines this week Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 17 October 2014

Pink Floyd featuring in Rock&Folk, and Rolling Stone - France, October 2014Just published in France, available from all news kiosks and certain stores, are the new issues of two of the country's major music magazines. As expected, both are covering the release of Pink Floyd's upcoming album, The Endless River, in suitable style.

The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine, dated October 16th, 2014, includes an enthusiastic review of the album, along with a few pages looking at Pink Floyd's 25 best songs. In all, a really interesting 13 pages about the band.

The well respected Rock&Folk magazine, with a November 2014 cover date, only gives 6 pages to Pink Floyd, which is briefer than we expected from a publication such as this, which has always provided interesting coverage of the band over the years. They give a really good review of the album and have an interview with Phil Manzanera. It even reveals that Dick Parry wasn't on the album because he had to have some dental surgery at the time of the recording.

Our thanks to Julien Richard for his invaluable help with this story (and the picture, too). You can purchase the magazines worldwide from various online sources, including journaux.fr of which direct links to the magazines in question can be found above.

 
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