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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Further to our recent exclusives regarding Gerald Scarfe's "The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall", including the set of three special video interviews with Gerald, for Brain Damage, we have some special details of interviews and other appearances to tie in with the publication today (in the UK) of the book itself.

"The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall" is the authorized, definitive book about the project and includes new commentaries from the surviving members of Pink Floyd: Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, together with the director of the film, Sir Alan Parker. Roger Waters has written the foreword. The album imagery, stage performances and film were created in close collaboration with Gerald Scarfe, and his massive archive includes original storyboards, animation cells, concept drawings, models and other three-dimensional material together with photographs of the creation and staging of the live performances and the filming of The Wall.

In the book, Gerald also relates his own experiences of working with the band from the early days of Wish You Were Here to the Pros and Cons Of Hitchhiking with Roger Waters, after his break with the other band members, as well as his work for the new live show of The Wall. Thirty years after the first live performance was staged, Roger Waters is of course taking the show back on the road for a multi-city tour of the US from September 2010 to be followed in the spring of 2011 by a jaunt around Europe, bringing the album and the band right back into the headlines.

Having been very fortunate to have seen an early copy of the book, we know that this really will be a publication that all Pink Floyd fans will love. We're sure you will be knocked out by the quality of the book, and the depth of insight and the promised, never-before-seen material, is quite breathtaking. Our review will be here soon...

With thanks to our friends at Orion, hot off the press, here's the schedule of features and interviews, which start this evening, with the first of four TV interviews:

·  BBC TV NEWS CHANNEL – Meet the Author interview with Gerald Scarfe in his studio, surrounded by his Pink Floyd drawings, with Nick Higham – this airs at 7.50pm this evening (Thursday October 21st) and will also be repeated at regular intervals throughout the weekend, and is also on the BBC website through this link.

·  REVIEW, BBC 2 – My Cultural Life interview with Gerald Scarfe, again in his studio, which will air on Friday night (October 22nd).

·  SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE MAGAZINE – this was held over from last week - it includes an interview with Gerald Scarfe and Roger Waters as well.

·  TODAY PROGRAMME, BBC Radio 4 – airing at 8:20am on Monday morning (October 25th), this includes an interview with Gerald Scarfe and Roger Waters as well.

·  BBC BREAKFAST NEWS, BBC1 – an interview with Gerald Scarfe scheduled for Friday November 5th.

·  THE BOOK SHOW, SKY TV – Gerald has done an interview with Mariella Frostrup, transmission date tbc

·  MAIL ON SUNDAY, LIVE MAGAZINE - Gerald Scarfe has chosen his top ten favourite cartoonists for a feature which should appear at the beginning of November.

You can also get your hands on a signed copy by attending one of a pair of signing sessions that Gerald is doing - he's at Forbidden Planet in London's Shaftesbury Avenue on Friday, October 22nd between 6-7pm, and at Toppings in Ely, near Cambridge on Tuesday, October 26th between 7:30-9pm. He will also be appearing in an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011, and more details of that are to come.

You can secure your copy of this wonderful book now, saving up to 37% off the retail price, by ordering from Amazon UK, Amazon US/International, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, or

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