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Nick Mason and Steve O'Rourke at Goodwood Revival Festival Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 08 September 2002

Nick Mason appeared at the (sometimes damp) Goodwood Revival Festival in Sussex, England on September 6th - 8th. This event celebrates motor racing from principally the 1950s (and early 1960s) and is steeped in tradition and nostalgia, held at a racing circuit that used to be used for Formula 1 races amongst other things. Indeed, the nostalgia extends to most attendees dressing up in period clothing! The event consists of thirteen races in total (four on Saturday 7th, and nine on Sunday 8th).

Nick took part in a number of events, as did Pink Floyd manager Steve O'Rourke. Here's a run-down of what they appeared in, and how they did:

Graham Hill Tribute: A parade and gridline display commemorating his racing career. Nick entered his 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO 62 (in which Hill came second in the 1962 TT at Goodwood), and Steve entered a 1957 BRM Type 25 (Hill used in 1960 in his debut for BRM in Argentina). Not a race so no results.

Freddie March Memorial Trophy: A ninety minute two-driver race for cars in the spirit of the Goodwood Nine-Hour races held between 1952-1955. Nick and Annette Mason (his wife) entered a 1949 Frazer Nash Le Mans, which finished 14th.

Richmond & Gordon Trophies: A fifteen lap race for Inter-Continental and F1 cars of a type that raced between 1954 and 1961. Steve O'Rourke entered the 1957 BRM again, and he managed to finish 13th.

RAC TT Celebration: A one hour, two-driver race for closed-cockpit GT cars 1960-1964. Nick drove with Bobby Rahal in a 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1 but only managed one lap before retiring, and Steve (with Derek Bell) entered a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTO SWB/C. On Sunday for the race itself, Steve was replaced by Alain De Cadenet. The car lasted just two laps before retiring.

Glover Trophy: A sixteen lap race for 1.5 litre F1 and F1-based Tasman cars 1961-1965. Steve entered a 1962 Lotus-Climax 24, and finished 12th.

Sussex Trophy: A fourteen lap race for World Championship sports cars and production sports-racing cars of a type that raced between 1956-1960. Steve entered a 1957 Lister-Jaguar "Knobbly", but only completed 8 laps before stopping, and Nick entered his 1959 Maserati Tipo61 "Birdcage", and finished a very respectable 7th.

Two more DVDs on their way Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 02 September 2002

Our thanks to Kees Nijpels for letting us know the following exciting DVD related news... nice that some of the older titles are coming out after being unavailable for many years. Keep 'em coming!

Released in Japan on August 21st 2002: "Stamping Ground: The Holland Festival Of Music in Rotterdam (June 1970)". Columbia COBY-90358, running time is 90 minutes, and is an NTSC Region 2 disc, with PCM stereo sound. This DVD features 2 Floyd songs (as on previous video releases): Set the Controls & Saucerful of Secrets.

Also released in Japan: "POP Frontier Dancing In The Street Volume 5: Eight Miles High". BBC Worldwide NSDS-5070, running time of 69 minutes, and is also an NTSC Region 2 disc, featuring Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound. This DVD features the same Floyd songs and interviews as on the original 1996 video release: Arnold Layne (promo), Apples & Oranges (American Bandstand) and Roger Waters interview.

Syd Barrett documentary DVD Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 28 August 2002

The latest news is that the BBC Omnibus documentary on Syd Barrett is being seriously considered for DVD and VHS release in the "possibly not too distant future". This information has come from author David Parker, who wrote the excellent "Random Precision" book. More information as we get it.

Roger Waters news updates Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 28 August 2002

Our friends over at met with Mark Fenwick, Roger's manager, today, and have the following information for you all:

  • Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii (The Directors Cut), will be released on DVD in March 2003.
  • Roger Waters is performing just 2 songs with Jeff Beck on September 12th and 13th, 2002. Details are shown in a separate news item for tickets and band members joining Roger.
  • Flickering Flame Volume 1 is being discontinued as from December 2002. It is not being released in any more countries either, so if it hasn't been released in your country, you will need to get hold of it on import.
  • Berlin 1990 The Wall Live has no confirmed DVD date for release although Mark commented Roger has no rights over this release as he gave all future royalties to The Leonard Cheshire Charity. It is, however, believed to be out soon...

Roger Waters is still not confirmed to appear at the Whip Craic event to be held at The Royal Albert Hall. However, Brain Damage has been in contact with key personnel at the Countryside Alliance who are not saying that he ISN'T appearing...I think it is a case of "wait and see" with this concert!

Roger Waters appearing with Jeff Beck in September Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 23 August 2002

With thanks to our friends at we can bring you the news that Roger Waters, Andy Fairweather-Low and PP Arnold will appear on stage with Jeff Beck, at Jeff's concerts at the Royal Festival Hall in London on September 12th and 13th. Jeff is also playing on the 14th, but Roger will not be appearing. There is a strong rumour two songs from Amused to Death will be played. Please note these concerts are nearly sold out and you need to act quickly. Here is the link to the official RFH site and ticket ordering page.

According to a Jeff Beck fan site, Jeff will be joined by John McLaughlin, Tony Hymas, Terry Bozzio, Jennifer Batten, Randy Hope-Taylor, Jimmy Hall, Roger Waters, The White Stripes and more for the Career Retrospective concerts at the Royal Festival Hall. All the official site says currently, along with a mention of some "very special guests", is that in "these exclusive UK concerts, he at last plays the oft-requested Yardbirds songbook, as well as classics from throughout his career and classics to come".

UPDATE, August 25th: As of this morning, Roger Waters has been confirmed as OFFICIALLY on the bill. Check out the concert ad to the left...

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