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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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Pink Floyd's The Division Bell - limited blue vinyl 2LP 25th anniversary editionPINK FLOYD - THE DIVISION BELL - limited blue vinyl 2LP 25th anniversary edition
Released June 7th, 2019

Just announced: helping to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Division Bell, a limited release of the album in translucent blue, heavyweight vinyl as a 2LP set, is coming on June 7th, 2019. It echoes the original limited blue vinyl release by Columbia Records in 1994.

It will be joining the other albums released by the band's new label - Pink Floyd Records - and will bear catalogue number PFRLP 31. Featuring the 2014 master by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and the late Doug Sax of the Mastering Lab, California, it comes as a double LP (as did the 2014 black vinyl release) to ensure all the songs are presented in full. The original 1994 single vinyl release required the songs to be edited to fit. 

As expected, the packaging is of high quality again; the records are housed in a gatefold sleeve with four different images of specially-created heads, and two full-colour lyric/image inner bags. On its original release, the album debuted at number 1 in the UK, US, Australian and New Zealand album charts, reaching the top spot in six other countries, and to date has sold over 12 million copies.

At the time, David Gilmour said: "The three of us went into Britannia Row Studios, and improvised for two weeks. Playing together and starting from scratch was interesting and exciting, it kick-started the album and the process was very good, it was collaborative and felt more cohesive."

Ordering links: We're sure it's going to be one that many of you won't want to miss out on. If you do want to add this to your collection, please use these direct links to help support the running of Brain Damage: Amazon UKAmazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Not all the ordering pages are live, but should be very shortly.


Bryan Morrison - Have a Cigar book 2019BRYAN MORRISON: HAVE A CIGAR! Memoirs - book
Published September 2019

When the music impresario Bryan Morrison died aged 66 in 2008, after two years in a coma following a polo accident at The Royal Berkshire Polo Club of which he was a founder, he left behind his unpublished memoir. As a music publisher, manager and agent, Morrison had represented the Pretty Things, Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Bee Gees, T. Rex, The Jam, Wham! and many others. He was also the founder and owner of the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.

In the sixties, he formed the Bryan Morrison Agency, a management and booking agency, who looked after Floyd (amongst others) in their early days, taking over the management of the band from Blackhill Enterprises in 1968. The late Steve O'Rourke and Tony Howard were also part of the team.

In this candid and outspoken book, titled Have a Cigar!, which he was looking to publish before his untimely death, Morrison reveals the true stories behind why Syd Barrett once bit his finger to the bone, the Pretty Things were banned for life from New Zealand, and he became involved with the Kray Twins. He also tells how The Jam kissed goodbye to success in the USA, he received death threats when Robin Gibb left the Bee Gees, and signed a publishing deal with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! Spanning the golden age of British rock ’n’ roll from the 60s to the 80s, this is the extraordinary story of a cigar-chomping, East End entrepreneur, with a passion for art and design, fashion, music and polo. Have a Cigar! will be published by Quiller in September 2019. 

Andrew Johnston, Managing Director of Quiller, says: I am delighted to have secured this fascinating and revealing autobiography by Bryan Morrison which captures the atmosphere and excitement of the early days of the UK music industry, covering his discovery of Pink Floyd in Soho to the signing of many classic bands, via mixing with the Krays and the high life in London at that time. 

Ordering links: This book promises to have many fascinating insights into the early days of the Floyd, together with the other artists that Morrison was involved with. To add this to your Floydian bookshelves, please use these direct links to help support the running of Brain Damage: Amazon UKAmazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Not all the ordering pages are live, but should be very shortly. Also, Amazon ships books worldwide so if you are not in one of the locations listing Have a Cigar for order, please try another 'branch' of Amazon.


Pink Floyd Scandinavia 1967-1972 book

PINK FLOYD SCANDINAVIA 1967-1972 - book
Published 30th September 2019

Due for publication on September 30th, 2019, is Pink Floyd Scandinavia 1967 – 1972.

Immediately after Pink Floyd's debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the band was sent to Aarhus, Stockholm and Copenhagen on their first tour outside Britain. With their cutting-edge psychedelic music and shows they created something completely new and exciting wherever they went. This book follows them on their early tours in Scandinavia at humble venues to their return in the following years as they rose to become one of the biggest rock acts in the world.

Created by the Unseen Nordic Archives, the 176 page book promises an extraordinary collection of unknown and rarely seen photos from these tours - more than 200 pictures in total - added with new interviews from many of the key people involved and newspaper articles from local Danish and Swedish papers at the time.

The Unseen Nordic Archive series of books enjoy access to an archive of over 500,000 images from Scandinavian photographers and newly researched interview material from the people who were there.

Certainly sounds very interesting; we should have more about this in due course, and hopefully will be reviewing it too. In the meantime, the various European Amazon stores are offering the book as a pre-order, through these links: Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Should you nearest Amazon store not have this book on offer, feel free to use an alternative one as they all ship books internationally.


Roger Waters - Us + Them: global event cinema releaseROGER WATERS - US AND THEM TOUR FILM - WORLDWIDE CINEMA SCREENINGS Screenings Autumn/Fall 2019 (September/October)

It has been announced that Trafalgar Releasing have acquired the new Roger Waters film based on his 2017/2018 Us + Them World Tour, for a global event cinema release. Trafalgar were the company behind the similar events for Roger's film of The Wall, and David Gilmour's Live At Pompeii, the screenings of which were very successful, and well received by fans.

Roger and his band performed a total of 156 shows to 2.3 million people throughout North America, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Russia, Latin America and Mexico, opening in May 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri, and ending in December 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. 

The shows in Amsterdam were specifically filmed for release, but we wonder if shots have been included from other concerts on the tour. The image that Trafalgar have released with the news, and kindly supplied to us, shows Roger at London's Hyde Park [click thumbnail to see it in greater detail]. A great image, but suspect that this particular performance, on a very hot day last summer, won't be included in the footage.

Roger's manager, Mark Fenwick said: "Roger has been the innovator of theatre in arena and stadium rock and roll since the early 70's. He is legendary for pushing the boundaries of surround sound and visual entertainment with his message of love and humanity through Us + Them". Those who saw Roger's most recent tour will know what a visual tour de force it was, and we've got very high hopes that the film of the tour will represent the striking event well.

More news will be released in due course, with the global event cinema release scheduled for Autumn/Fall 2019. We then suspect the DVD/Blu-ray release will follow, either for the end of the year, or for early 2020.


Pink Floyd: A Live Sound History - Mark CunninghamPINK FLOYD: A LIVE SOUND HISTORY - MARK CUNNINGHAM
Exact publication date to be confirmed, but hopefully 2019

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 2019:

  • 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 ( Wednesday, 22 May 2019 )
 
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