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Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Lithuania concert added Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 18 March 2022

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Vilnius, Lithuania concert posterWith the cancellation of the two Russian shows from the 2022 Echoes tour that Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets are about to start in around a month's time, a small gap has opened in the schedule - which has turned out to be excellent news for our friends in Lithuania!

The band will be playing at the Compensa Concert​ Hall in Vilnius, Lithuania, on May 27th 2022, and tickets have just gone on general sale:

It's great to see Nick and the gang bring the music of Pink Floyd to locations which have been starved of the band's music - the only other member of the band to have played Lithuania was Roger Waters in 2018.

If you are thinking of going to the show, we suggest you don't hang around when tickets go on sale on Monday, as we expect them to sell quickly for this 3,000 seater venue.

 
180g mono vinyl of Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets coming Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 10 March 2022

Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets - 180g mono vinyl releaseFor the 2019 Record Store Day, one of the more popular and sought after releases was a new mono edition of Pink Floyd's second album, A Saucerful Of Secrets, released in 1968. This followed one year on from the equally popular mono edition of The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, the band's superb 1967 debut album, released as part of the 2018 RSD.

The mono mix on the album was remastered in 2017 from the original mono analogue tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman.

For those who missed out on this one-day-only release (which came with a Pink Floyd Records catalogue number of PFRLP29), there's some great news.

This excellent sounding mix is coming on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl, on April 29th 2022. It comes with the classic cover (with a removable sticker, featuring a great shot of the band), as per the picture shown here. The record labels mimic the original Columbia records labels.

It has a catalogue number of PFRLP30, for those who are keeping track of all those - and we know a few people who are doing just that!

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As an alternative you can also order the new edition of this classic album from the UK based HMV store which may be a preferred option for you.

 
Gerald Scarfe Pink Floyd The Wall paintings in upcoming auction Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 08 March 2022

Gerald Scarfe has some fantastic Pink Floyd oil paintings in the upcoming Made in Britain sale tomorrow afternoon (UK time), March 9th, at Sotheby's auction house in London.

In total, there are six of Gerald's artworks in the auction, four of which are Pink Floyd paintings. Two of them are shown here, in images kindly supplied to us by Gerald himself.

Gerald Scarfe - Frightened Ones, and Marching Hammers and Screaming Head artworks

The opportunity to own an original piece by Gerald doesn't present itself very often, and these works with no doubt prove very popular in the auction. For more details of the lots - more pictures, descriptions, sizes, condition, and how to bid - can be found at Sothebys.com.

 
Another new song from guitarist Chester Kamen Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 08 March 2022

Today we have some more new music from respected guitarist Chester Kamen, for all those of you who have been patiently waiting for his next creation. We know that a good number of you have been enjoying these songs. Amongst many other artists, Chester has toured with Roger Waters, joining his band in 2002 and playing on subsequent tours, and with David Gilmour on his 2016 Rattle That Lock tour. He first played with David back in 1985 during the Live Aid show - David and Chester were both part of Bryan Ferry's band for that show (as was Jon Carin).

Chester has, like many musicians, kept himself busy whilst lockdowns and restrictions due to Covid-19 have called a halt to many things - in particular, live performance. In October 2020, he shared his new piece of music called Take This, that runs for over 23 minutes. Chester told us that Take This is the first side of an album he is currently working on - following, or inspired by, the old Floyd blueprint of one long piece and several songs on the flip side. Since then we've seen the first songs on the second side of the album: Brand New Day, Swimming, I'd Love To Turn You, Lover's Lane, Come The Revolution, Child Of The Damned, Stories, The Wife Of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, and Coat Of Many Colours. As albums go, we suspect Chester is starting to look at a double!

The new song from Chester will be a blast from the past for BD visitors of a certain age, and particularly UK based. Tommy Cooper, magician and comedian, released a comedy single in 1961 - Don't Jump Off The Roof Dad - which was a top 40 hit and later, often played on BBC radio (in particular, on a children's show called Junior Choice). Chester has taken the lyric and written a new tune. Chester told us that "Steve Monti (Curve, Jesus and Mary Chain, Sulphur) played drums on this one and I have done the rest. This song has had many incarnations (4 actually) and while this one may prove to be less than definitive I gotta stop somewhere. Gave me a chance to use my vibrato pedal in the old fashioned Floyd way, which was fun."

We'll update you as he progresses with the rest of the album, as we know from feedback we've had that the songs are proving very popular.

 
Happy birthday to David Gilmour! Print E-mail
Written by Brain-Damage   
Sunday, 06 March 2022

David Gilmour at the Royal Albert Hall in London, October 2015Our very best wishes, and many happy returns, to David Gilmour who is celebrating his birthday today (March 6th)!

Born and raised in Cambridge, David became involved with various bands in the area, principally Jokers Wild who were a popular draw when they played, before joining Pink Floyd in 1968. More recent years have seen David concentrating on his solo career, and helping out chums on their musical projects on an ad hoc basis.

In 2019, some 120+ of David's guitars were auctioned, raising $21.5 million (including some record-breaking amounts for individual instruments) which went to the environmental charity ClientEarth. He also appeared as a guest performer at the Richard Thompson 70th Birthday Concert, playing Dimming Of The Day and Fat Old Sun, and joining the encore. In 2020, on February 25th, shortly before all activity stopped around the world due to Coronavirus, David joined the stellar bill for the Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music of Peter Green and The Early Years of Fleetwood Mac concert at London's Palladium, which has now been released as a 4LP, 2CD, Blu-ray and book box set. The concert was in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.

It just remains for us to wish David a very happy day! If you want to add your thoughts and wishes, you can do so at our Facebook page...

 
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