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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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David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii deluxe CD and Blu-ray box setDAVID GILMOUR LIVE AT POMPEII - 2CD, 2DVD, BLU-RAY, 4LP, DELUXE BLU-RAY/CD BOX SET and DOWNLOAD VERSION
OUT NOW - RELEASED September 29th, 2017

Following hot on the heels of the David Gilmour Live at Pompeii worldwide cinema screenings (on September 13th), comes the release of the same name on a variety of formats. September 29th sees the arrival of the recordings on 2CD, Blu-ray, 2DVD, a 4LP boxset, a Blu-ray and CD deluxe edition boxset, and via HD digital downloads. Other gems too are present on the deluxe boxset, including the acclaimed BBC documentary Wider Horizons.

"In 2015 David Gilmour set out to play a series of concerts in historic venues across the world. The following year he became the first performer to play the amphitheatre in Pompeii in front of a live audience since the gladiators in 79AD. It was a return to Pompeii for David, having first performed there in 1971 for Adrian Maben’s legendary concert film, Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii. In Roman times the Pompeii amphitheatre was known as a "Spectaculum" and David worked with long time collaborator and maestro of colour and light Marc Brickman to bring the spectacle back to the Spectaculum": Polly Samson 2017

On July 7th and 8th last year, David performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii. The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David was the first performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.

The concert performance film, to be included in the DVD/Blu-ray options, was shot in 4k by director Gavin Elder and includes highlights from both shows. The concert is a spectacular audio-visual experience, featuring the famous huge circular cyclorama screen as well as lasers, pyrotechnics and even a return to the traditional lighting used in AD 79!

Ordering details for all the various formats are shown here; below those are the details of the formats/track listings.

DELUXE CD/BLU-RAY BOXSET:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
4LP VINYL BOXSET:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
2DVD EDITION:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
BLU-RAY EDITION:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
2CD EDITION:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder 180g heavyweight vinyl
Pink Floyd - A Collection of Great Dance Songs 180g heavyweight vinyl

PINK FLOYD - A COLLECTION OF GREAT DANCE SONGS & DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER on 180g vinyl
OUT NOW - Released 17th November 2017

On 17th November 2017, Pink Floyd Records will reissue A Collection Of Great Dance Songs and Delicate Sound Of Thunder on vinyl, the first time they have been available on this format for well over twenty years. These are the band's first 'best of' and live albums to be remastered on vinyl.

Over the past two years, Pink Floyd Records has released the entire studio collection as stereo remastered versions on heavyweight 180g vinyl. All are mastered from the original analogue studio tapes with album artwork faithfully reproduced. The same applies to these best of and live albums.

Originally released in 1981, A Collection Of Great Dance Songs was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA in 2001. The compilation album contains alternative mixes and versions of the band's classics including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) and Money.

Recorded live over five nights in August 1988 at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY, Delicate Sound Of Thunder became infamous for being the first rock album to be played in outer space.

With many of you out there committed vinyl enthusiasts, we're sure that these editions will be very popular. Thus, below we list dedicated ordering links for both albums on vinyl - 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!

A COLLECTION OF GREAT DANCE SONGS 180g vinyl:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER 180g 2LP vinyl:  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 worldwide.


When The Wind Blows - BFI dual format Blu-ray and DVD release, January 2018WHEN THE WIND BLOWS - BLU-RAY/DVD DUAL FORMAT
OUT NOW - Released January 22nd, 2018

On January 22nd, 2018, the British Film Institute (BFI) are releasing When The Wind Blows on Blu-ray/DVD in a Dual Format Edition, packed with special features including interviews, a making-of documentary and the public information film Protect and Survive (1975).

When the Wind Blows is a touching story about love, tenderness, humanity and hope in the face of nuclear war. Adapted by Raymond Briggs (The Snowman, Ethel and Ernest) from his best-selling book, it features an original soundtrack by Roger Waters, and a title song by David Bowie.

The soundtrack by Waters has a number of fans: it's not a throw-away effort with little relevance to the film itself (unlike one or two of the other songs on the soundtrack) and is worthy of investigation if you are yet to hear it. As the Blu-ray/DVD includes an 'isolated music and effects track' we should be able to hear it in all its glory.

Jim and Hilda Bloggs (Sir John Mills and Dame Peggy Ashcroft) are a middle-aged couple who believe that the British government is in control as they prepare for nuclear war. When the countdown begins, they roll up their shirtsleeves and follow government guidelines (that were actually distributed to households around Britain in the 1970s). They paint their windows white, build a fortress of doors and pillows, take the washing in and put away two packets of ginger nuts, one tin of pineapple chunks and a good supply of tea.

This legendary, cautionary tale is both humorous and macabre in its consideration of one of the most horrific possibilities of modern life.

Special features:

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Audio commentary with first assistant editor Joe Fordham and film historian Nick Redman
  • Jimmy Murakami: Non-Alien (2010, 73 mins): feature-length documentary about the film’s director
  • Interview with Raymond Briggs (2005, 14 mins)
  • The Wind and the Bomb (1986, 20 mins): the making of When the Wind Blows featuring interviews with producer John Coates, director Jimmy T Murakami and writer Raymond Briggs
  • Protect and Survive (1975, 51 mins): public information film about how to survive in the event of a nuclear attack
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Fully illustrated booklet with a new introduction by Raymond Briggs, essays by Jez Stewart, Clare Kitson and Bella Todd and full film credits

To order your copy now, for despatch upon release, please use these direct links: Amazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Please note it is NOT currently listed in the US or Canada, but the above alternative retailers will ship worldwide. Using our Amazon links also helps us hugely with ongoing site running costs and we really appreciate it!


Pink Floyd - PULSE 4LP 180gram heavyweight vinyl box setPINK FLOYD - PULSE 4LP 180 gram heavyweight vinyl box set including book
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
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!


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 ( Tuesday, 27 March 2018 )
 
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