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!
For concert appearances, check out our Gig Calendar.
ROGER WATERS - Amused To Death - SACD, BLU-RAY, CD and vinyl editions
OUT NOW - July 24th, 2015
Now announced are the long awaited and highly anticipated 2015
editions of Roger Waters' 1992 album, Amused To Death, which come in a
variety of editions, all boasting new artwork and packaging.
Released on July 24th, 2015, the various iterations of the album are
sure to be popular. Since news broke about James Guthrie's work on the
album, demand to hear the surround version of ATD has been extremely
high - with just one public airing at the Princeston university
conference covered elsewhere on our site.
The 2015 editions of Amused to Death are available on:
- CD / Blu-ray
- Hi-res digital download
- 2LP 200 gram vinyl (pressed at Quality Record Pressings)
- Limited edition, numbered 2LP picture disc vinyl
- Standard 2LP vinyl
The CD + Blu-ray edition, and the SACD edition, of Amused To Death both
features the new 5.1 surround remix of the album in high definition. The
artwork and packaging has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the
creative director of Waters' 2010-2013 The Wall Live tour and movie
(which is yet to have a commercial release, despite its Canadian
screenings). The standard CD edition, as well as the vinyl editions,
feature the newly remastered stereo mix of the album.
These are bound to be popular releases, and Amazon are now accepting orders through the following direct links:
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OFFICIAL PINK FLOYD 2016 WALL CALENDAR
OUT NOW - published August 1st 2015
Out now is the 2016 Pink Floyd Calendar. A perennial Floyd fan favourite - particularly as a gift at Christmas time - is this annual official wall calendar. An item which has been produced for many years now, the standardised format is roughly the same size as a vinyl album - 12" (or 30cm) square, with the calendar opening up to have a double page spread per month.
The calendar - designed as ever by the good people at StormStudios, and published by the appropriately named Pyramid - celebrates the band over the course of the year, and is often then squirrelled away as a collectable for the years to come!
This year's calendar concentrates on Wish You Were Here, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. The images within are composed of classic pictures from the 1975 release, as well as alternate ideas and concepts.
If you want to place your order now, you can do so through these direct links: Amazon UK, Amazon.com, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy.
DAVID GILMOUR - Rattle That Lock - CD & Blu-ray deluxe set, CD & DVD deluxe set, CD, and vinyl editions
OUT NOW - Released September 18th, 2015
Now announced, the release of David Gilmour's upcoming album, Rattle That Lock, due on Friday, September 18th, 2015, which should prove extremely popular. Order links for the various physical versions of the album are now available.
To recap, there are the following editions:
- CD: Hard cover bound book package with gold foil blocking on spine,
22-page photo/lyric booklet including album session photographs.
- VINYL LP IN GATEFOLD SLEEVE: Heavyweight vinyl, mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at das
boot. Comes in gatefold sleeve, with photo inner bags, download card, and a full sized 16-page photo/lyric booklet.
- DELUXE CD & DVD PACKAGE: Two-disc box set including CD, and a DVD with a bonus 10 audio-visual
items, 4 audio tracks, the album in 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS surround
sound, plus a stereo version in 48kHz/24 bit. The AV clips include four
"Barn Jam" clips including Richard Wright's last recorded/filmed
performance, as well as four documentaries and two promo films. There's
also a 32 page hardback lyric/photo book, a copy of Milton's Paradise
Lost Book 2, and memorabilia including a poster, postcard and plectrum (package shown to the right).
- DELUXE CD & BLU-RAY PACKAGE: Two-disc box set including CD, and
a Blu-ray with a bonus 10
audio-visual items, 4 audio tracks, the album in 5.1 DTS Master Audio
surround sound and PCM, plus a stereo version in 96kHz/24 bit, the rest
of the contents as above in the CD & DVD package (package shown to
This is bound to be a popular release, and early ordering is
advised. With Amazon pre-orders, you will automatically be charged the
lowest price they've advertised it at, between the time you order it and
the eventual release, so no time like the present! You can order it
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For those who prefer their music digitally, you can now order the standard edition of Rattle That Lock through iTunes. If you prefer, you can instead order the deluxe version of Rattle That Lock, again through iTunes. Alternatively, if Amazon Music downloads are more your thing, follow the Amazon links above for the available downloads there.
DAVID GILMOUR - On An Island limited UK 180g heavyweight vinyl reissue
OUT NOW - Released October 9th, 2015
David Gilmour's third solo album, On An Island - which was released in 2006 - hit the number one spot on the UK album charts, and was certified platinum. At the time it came out, for a limited time you could get your hands on the album on a very nicely put together vinyl package, which included a large poster within its gatefold loveliness.
As is common with many such things, this edition quickly sold out in most places, and if you take a look around now, those offering decent quality examples of the album normally put a price of up to £200 for it. However, we have some great news for you!
This coming Friday, October 9th, a limited edition, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl reissue is taking place, and orders can be placed through this direct link for despatch on release. As yet we don't know if the reissue is presented in the same way as the original - i.e. with the gatefold sleeve, and large poster, but we suspect it will.
ROGER WATERS THE WALL - DVD, Blu-ray, 2-disc Blu-ray special edition
16th November, 2015
Just announced, on the day following the worldwide screening in selected cinemas of Roger Waters The Wall for one night only, is the long-awaiting home release of the movie. It is being released as a digital download, as a DVD, a Blu-ray, and a 2-disc Blu-ray special edition, on November 16th, 2015. The physical editions are now available to order through selected outlets, and we have details below of what each edition contains.
There is also an additional release: an album of the Roger Waters The Wall soundtrack is set for release later this year (although no exact date is specified) via Sony Music. We suspect that this will be the concert itself, rather than the film soundtrack which of course is intercut with Roger's moving road trip.
Roger Waters The Wall, written and directed by Roger Waters and Sean Evans combines an immersive and undeniably epic concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, a road movie of Waters' reckoning with the past, and an anti-war protest film, highlighting the human cost of conflict. Roger said: "I'm glad that we have an opportunity to share the film with people on a wider scale. It has had a deep effect on my life; and I'm not the only one. This release provides an opportunity to remember all of our fallen loved ones."
Roger Waters The Wall was shot during his sold out 2010-13 world tour. Seen by over 4 million fans at 219 shows over a period of three years, the show was the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history. The film, shot in 4k and mixed in Dolby Atmos, features concert footage from this incredible tour - a reminder of just how good the production was.
Beyond the music, the film follows Roger Waters as he embarks on a deeply personal pilgrimage and reflects on the impact of war with his own family. Woven throughout the film, Waters travels to France to the site where his grandfather is buried, and Italy to a memorial for his father – both lost to war. The journey offers a revealing, candid portrait of a man who is passionately and unapologetically anti-war.
The DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download releases feature bonus footage of Roger Waters visiting the grave of poet and soldier, Frank Thompson, who lost his life during the Second World War. The 2-disc Blu-Ray Special Edition features over 95 minutes of bonus footage, including the unforgettable moment in May 2011 when Roger Waters was joined on stage by David Gilmour and Nick Mason at London's O2 Arena in a performance of Comfortably Numb and Outside The Wall (Nick only appearing on the latter), as well as driving outtakes from the road movie, art cards, a poster and booklet.
This is bound to be a popular release, and early ordering is advised. With Amazon pre-orders, you will automatically be charged the lowest price they've advertised it at, between the time you order it and the eventual release, so no time like the present! You can order it through the following direct links, all resulting in a small but vital contribution toward our site running costs, which is hugely appreciated:
As more options become available to order, we will add them here.
ROGER WATERS THE WALL - DOUBLE CD, TRIPLE VINYL, AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
November 20th, 2015
In addition to the previously announced DVD and Blu-ray versions of Roger Waters The Wall, there was mention of a soundtrack release. Today, it has been confirmed that audio versions will be released on November 20th via Columbia/Legacy Recordings.
The soundtrack will be hitting stores - physical and virtual - as a double CD, a triple vinyl LP, and digitally, and features tracks taken from various concert performances. It is produced by Nigel Godrich, best known for his work with Radiohead, Beck, and Paul McCartney. Those of you who saw the recent cinema screenings of Roger Waters The Wall will be aware of the quality of the sound mix, and this was done by Nigel for the film soundtrack too.
Intriguingly, Roger's Facebook page have also revealed something called The Ultimate Edition - which they also call 'the super deluxe' - but note that information on this is to be announced next week...so watch this space!
Roger's website does warn that there may be a delay to the arrival of the vinyl - it might be later than November 20th.
Ordering information for the physical versions from all Amazon stores will be here shortly, but some of them already have pre-order links now live. We've listed all the links below so if your chosen format and country link isn't yet live, please keep trying. As a reminder, Amazon do a pre-order price guarantee - if the price drops between the time you order an item, and release, you will automatically pay the lowest price during that period. If you prefer things digital, pre-orders can now be placed via this iTunes direct link.
THE COMPLETE PINK FLOYD - GLENN POVEY
Prepare a space on your bookshelves: The Complete Pink Floyd
is coming in December 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
You can pre-order the book now through these direct links:
Amazon UK, Amazon.com, 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
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PINK FLOYD: A LIVE SOUND HISTORY - MARK CUNNINGHAM
Exact publication date to be confirmed, but will be 2016
year, a new book will 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 in 2014 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
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...
THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION - THEIR MORTAL REMAINS
*POSTPONED - DATE TO BE ADVISED* - was due to open in Milan, Italy, September 19th, 2014
Details have been announced for The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal Remains, which opens in Italy on September 19th, 2014. With Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason all involved, along with Aubrey 'Po' Powell from
the Hipgnosis team, and the exhibition being designed by none other than Stufish, the world's most respected stage and entertainment designers, it all sounds rather wonderful. Without further ado, here's what the announcement has revealed.
Fran Tomasi, Pink Floyd's Italian promoter, has announced plans for The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains which will open in Milan's La Fabbrica Del Vapore on September 19th 2014. This vast and innovative exhibition will take the visitor on a surreal, multi-sensory journey
through Pink Floyd's extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music and art of Pink Floyd, from their debut album The Piper At The Gates of Dawn to the present. The Pink Floyd Exhibition is a major international retrospective of one of the world's most pioneering and influential bands and the active involvement and collaboration of the three band members in all planning aspects has been crucial to the execution of it. Tickets for the four week residency in Milan will be priced at 15
euros, and are on sale from Thursday, February 27th, via www.pinkfloydexhibition.com.
Po, who with his late partner Storm Thorgerson, designed many of the Floyd's revolutionary album art, is the exhibition's curator and creative director, Paula Stainton is the co-creative director. Powell has worked in close consultation with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason on the content of the exhibition, which will feature over 300 artefacts from the band's four decades. The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal Remains is being designed by Stufish, the world's most
successful entertainment architects, and longtime stage designers for Pink Floyd. Stufish is the company founded by Mark Fisher who died in 2013.
Enveloping visitors in Pink Floyd's art and music, the trip will start with the psychedelia of the early years, moving through landscapes populated by the iconic images and sounds associated with the towering concept albums of the 1970's and beyond. The exhibition, housed in an old Milanese factory and covering 2,500 square metres, will show Pink Floyd's pioneering use of special effects, sonic experimentation and powerful imagery. It will explore the narrative arc of a band that began
in London's 'swinging sixties' and whose influence continues today. The visitor can expect an 'interstellar' experience, befitting a band that always defied artistic boundaries. The organisers state that more details about the exhibition contents will be announced over the coming
*UPDATE* the exhibition has been postponed, and as yet the revised opening date has not been revealed. Tickets already purchased will remain valid for new dates, or alternatively, refunds can be obtained from point of sale. More information as we get it.
Possibly in 2015:
- Roger Waters - NEW ALBUM - as Roger confirmed, this is currently being worked on and the demo is complete. No date of release yet though.
- Roger Waters - The Wall Live tour film DVD/Blu-ray
With footage shot in July 2011 in Athens, Greece, and more recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina this year, Roger and his team are hard at work preparing a DVD and Blu-ray of this stunning show. As yet, no details are forthcoming on what will be included on the disc(s) and also no indication has been given as to a release date. In the meantime, screenings are being held worldwide in selected cinemas on September 29th, 2015
- 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 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...
- 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.