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New issue of Spanish language Animals Pink Floyd Magazine out now Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Animals fanzine issue 20

Now available to buy online is the latest issue (number 20) of the Spanish language Animals Pink Floyd Magazine, published by BD's good friend José Abellán. This extremely well produced, glossy, 48 page magazine was produced with the participation of Aubrey "Po" Powell, and features a previously unseen, unused Hipgnosis image on the cover.

The image is an old design created in 1974 for an avant-garde theatre company that Pink Floyd knew, and the image was then under consideration as the cover design plans for the band's next album. The magazine is being printed in limited numbers, and at the request and express wish of the members of Pink Floyd, Po and Peter Curzon (StormStudios), all proceeds from the sales of this fanzine will go to the non-profit organization AFAPADE - Association of Relatives and Friends of People with Autism and other Developmental Disorders of the Region of Murcia Spain.

The magazine also comes with an A4 card with the Hipgnosis image (a "clean" version without the cover text on it), a couple of postcards, a Waters ITTLWRW die-cut pig, and is signed and numbered by José. The well illustrated contents cover a wide range of recent events: Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, the Madrid staging of Their Mortal Remains - and an interview with Po about the exhibition, Roger's Us + Them tour and recent studio album, a look at David Gilmour's Pompeii release, the creation/origins of the Animals album and cover, and a piece on the forthcoming box set, The Later Years.

To purchase the fanzine, which as we noted earlier is written in Spanish, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it It costs 7 euros plus shipping.

 
Jon Carin - many happy returns! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 21 October 2019

Jon Carin - France, September 2015Our best wishes, and many happy returns to Jon Carin, who today celebrates his birthday (Monday, October 21st).

The talented multi-instrumentalist has been a key part of the Pink Floyd operation for many years, first working with David back in 1985 at the London Live Aid show, with both of them in Bryan Ferry's band, and more recently toured with David Gilmour on his On An Island and Rattle That Lock tours, and Roger Waters on his Dark Side Of The Moon, The Wall Live and Us + Them tours. This saw Jon as a key member of Roger's band for the mammoth tour, which saw the show thrill audiences across the world - live or at the recent cinema screenings, with Jon playing keyboards, guitar and more during the show.

Elsewhere, he spent a whole year working with Kate Bush on her triumphant return to the live stage, in a sequence of shows which were held at London's Eventim Apollo from August to the start of October, five years ago. The picture here shows Jon before David Gilmour's September 2015 concert in Orange, France, which was praised as one of the best shows of that year's tour. Jon seems to be constantly in demand, and kept very busy - a testament to what he brings to musical projects.

For those who might have missed it, or want another chance to read it, check out our extensive and exclusive interview with Jon from August 2007. It's full of fascinating insights into his life and work with various top musicians, including (of course) David, Roger, and Pink Floyd!

Hope you are having a great day, Jon!

 
Replacement Early Years Blu-ray disc programme Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 04 October 2019

Pink Floyd - The Early YearsIn 2016, Pink Floyd's management had their attention drawn to a small batch of Blu-ray discs supplied for 'The Early Years 1965-1972', which had been subject to unreported transit damage (presumably to the packaging/assembly plant), causing eventual discolouration and playing issues over time.

They have now been advised that a small quantity of the below discs have been affected:

CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION / EAN 0190295929855 / PFREY1-BD
GERMIN/ATION / EAN 0190295929831 / PFREY2-BD
DRAMATIS/ATION / EAN 0190295929824 / PFREY3-BD
DEVI/ATION / EAN 019029529817 / PFREY4-BD
REVERBER/ATION / EAN 0190295929800 / PFREY5-BD
OBFUSC/ATION / EAN 0190295929794 / PFREY6-BD
CONTINU/ATION / EAN 0190295929787 / PFREY7-BD1
CONTINU/ATION / EAN 0190295929787 / PFREY7-BD2

If you have any of the above discs that are experiencing playability issues, please TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH of the condition of the affected disc (both back and front), email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  stating the affected disc(s) catalogue number(s) and attaching the photographs to the email, including full delivery details, and they will send you a replacement.

They will be manufacturing replacement discs on a limited basis based on demand, so please contact them before January 1st, 2020, in order that your request can be processed. This offer does not affect your statutory rights.

They thank you for your support of Pink Floyd, and ask that you accept their apologies for the inconvenience that this may have caused.

 
David Gilmour guest appearance at Richard Thompson 70th birthday concert Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Last night, David Gilmour made his scheduled guest appearance at Richard Thompson's 70th birthday concert, held at London's Royal Albert Hall. Held in front of a sell-out audience, in thrall to the variety of musicians who joined together in wishing Richard a great day, the show was a 34-song mix of Richard's material, Fairport Convention songs, and the odd cover version (more often than not, originally performed by the guest themselves in earlier days).

David's segment came at the end of the second half, and saw him perform a superb Dimming Of The Day, followed by Fat Old Sun (see below). The encore which followed - Meet On The Ledge, a Fairport song - included what appeared to be all the guests, including David. A memorable night was had by all!

Here's a taste of last night:

 
Pink Floyd The Later Years box set price drop, plus hear High Hopes (Early Version) Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 30 September 2019
Pink Floyd The Later Years 1987-2019 deluxe box set cover
Pink Floyd The Later Years 1987-2019 deluxe box set contents
Pink Floyd The Later Years 1987-2019 Highlights CD/2LP vinyl cover

Back in August, Pink Floyd The Later Years 1987-2019 was confirmed and detailed. It will appear as a 16-disc (or 18, if you include the two singles) box set, a double vinyl LP with selected highlights from the set, and a CD release of these highlights too. These will all be released on Friday, November 29th, this year. Click here for the track listing of the box set.

The latest news is that Amazon.com and Amazon UK have both dropped their prices of the box set heavily - around 25% cheaper! If you have already ordered through either, don't worry - Amazon will always, automatically, charge you the lowest price they have advertised an item for, between the time you ordered it, and release. If you are yet to order it, now could be a great time, and if they make further reductions, that'll be the price you'll end up paying on release!

For those who need reminding, let's take a look at what is on offer. Looking at the largest item first, the box set, this consists of 5 CDs in a 60-page hardback book, 6 Blu-rays and 5 DVDs, each in gatefold wallets, 2 7" vinyl singles with material never released, a 40-page hardback photo book, replica tour programmes, and a reproduction memorabilia collection. The box set offers over six hours of previously unheard audio and over seven hours of previously unseen audiovisuals from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, The Division Bell and The Endless River albums.

The CDs take in the 2019 remix of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, a 2019 remix of Delicate Sound Of Thunder, a disc of live B-sides and unreleased material from The Division Bell, and a new remix of the 1990 Knebworth concert. With AMLOR, the album is presented for the first time in 5.1, and has been updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of this album. By returning to some of Richard Wright's keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members.

The Blu-rays include 5.1 surround sound mixes of the above, as well as The Division Bell, a restored and remixed Delicate Sound of Thunder and includes additional tracks not on the original release, a re-edited PULSE, the full Venice 1989 and Knebworth 1990 concert films (Knebworth includes Great Gig In The Sky), along with music videos, the full range of tour screen films (including the very amusing Money screen film from 1994 with a very retro looking alien complete with ray gun), documentaries, and a new film by Ian Emes for The Endless River album. The DVDs replicate the above material with the exception of the surround sound mixes, which are only on the Blu-rays.

The two 7" vinyl singles host two previously unreleased songs - Arnold Layne from the 2007 Syd Barrett tribute concert at the Barbican, and Lost For Words recorded at the rehearsals for the 1994 Earls Court shows. The double vinyl LP and CD "highlights" packages bring together a flavour of the full set, taking in tracks from Knebworth, The Division Bell sessions, the Momentary Lapse remix, Delicate Sound and more. This has different artwork to the box set.

For another sneak preview (previously, we shared on this site Wish You Were Here from the Knebworth 1990 concert), here's another song from The Later Years that is now live on Spotify - the early version of High Hopes:

ORDERING INFORMATION:
You can order the various editions through the following direct links, taking advantage of Amazon's pre-order price guarantee so you will automatically pay the lowest asking price between placing your order, and release, whilst giving Brain Damage much needed help with running costs without costing you any extra. We really appreciate it too! All the below should be live when you read this, or if not, shortly.

PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS - deluxe box set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS - 2LP vinyl highlights:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS - 1CD highlights:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
 
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