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Pink Floyd 1967WELCOME TO THE 25th YEAR OF BRAIN DAMAGE, YOUR PINK FLOYD, NICK MASON, DAVID GILMOUR AND ROGER WATERS NEWS RESOURCE!

Last year was busy, with things such as the deluxe box set marking the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side Of The Moon, with a new remaster of the album, coupled with a number of other things including books and the Wembley 1974 TDSOTM recording. Some of the elements (including the official book) have also been released separately - full details here. There's also the extremely lovely limited edition, UV printed crystal clear 2LP vinyl edition of TDSOTM...

A long hoped for reissue of Richard Wright's Wet Dream, remixed by Steven Wilson with a new stereo AND surround mix, is out now, and absolutely superb, really bringing a forgotten gem back to life and it sounds better than ever.

It's not that long before we get the UK and European dates announced for the Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2024 Set The Controls tour, after the 2022/23 shows managed to exceed everyone's hopes and expectations!. In the meantime don't forget that there's the live recording from London's Roundhouse on Blu-ray, DVD/2CD, and 2LP which is really excellent.

David Gilmour's new album, Luck and Strange, has now been announced and is being released on September 6th in a variety of formats, and a selection of coloured vinyls. A limited number of concert dates have also been announced - see all the confirmed David Gilmour concert dates here!

Finally, Roger Waters read three extracts from his memoirs in October 2023 at the London Palladium, so it might not be too long before that is published...we'll let you know as soon as we get all the info!

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Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd - DVD/Blu-ray/Digital
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 23 May 2024

Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd - DVD/Blu-ray/DigitalJust announced: the DVD and Blu-ray, and digital release, of Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd is coming on July 19th, 2024.

The critically acclaimed - and fan acclaimed - documentary film Have You Got It Yet? is a compelling dive into the life and genius of Syd. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roddy Bogawa and the late, acclaimed album cover designer Storm Thorgerson, the feature length documentary drew praise for its candid glimpse into the prismatic character and artistry of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.

Released in cinemas worldwide in Summer 2023, Have You Got It Yet? achieved a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a successful theatrical run with many sold-out screenings. Intimate interviews with band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Roger Waters uncover Barrett's ongoing impact on the group. Going a step further, the film also includes an interview with Syd's sister, Rosemary Breen. Narrated by actor Jason Isaacs, the film also features original band managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King, as well as The Who's Pete Townshend and Blur's Graham Coxon.

In addition to the full-length film, the joint DVD and Blu-ray set includes a plethora of bonus features. Two poignant live performances of Arnold Layne are highlighted – the first features David Gilmour & David Bowie (originally released in Gilmour's Remember That Night Live At The Royal Albert Hall, 2007). The second is a performance from 2007's The Madcap's Last Laugh – a tribute concert held at London's Barbican for Syd Barrett featuring Gilmour, Mason, and Richard Wright in their final performance as Pink Floyd.

Additionally, the DVD and Blu-ray includes an interview with Bogawa and director & producer commentary of the film with Bogawa, Rupert Truman, and Julius Beltrame. Further exploring his creative works, the set features discussions surrounding Barrett's paintings, and spoken word performances of Barrett's lyrics by comedian Noel Fielding (Dark Globe), poet Rob Fitterman (Rats) and actor Gerard Bell (Lucifer Sam). The package, designed by StormStudios, is completed with an exclusive Have You Got It Yet? poster, which was also designed by the studio.

The documentary is a fascinating and moving look at Barrett and we heartily recommend it. It's great news that it is finally getting a physical/digital release, enabling those who are yet to see it, the opportunity.

You can order this special edition through the following links, whilst helping this site with its ongoing running costs, at no additional cost to you, as we participate in the Amazon affiliate programme. You can order through Amazon UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. You can also order from HMV.com. At time of writing, it's not showing yet as available to order in the US or Canada, but we will add here if either become listed.

 
UPDATED: David Gilmour adds Hollywood Bowl, LA, and Madison Square Garden, NYC shows
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 16 May 2024

David Gilmour adds Hollywood Bowl, LA, and Madison Square Garden, NYC showsJust announced: a third Hollywood Bowl, LA show (October 31st) and a fourth Madison Square Garden, NYC show (November 9th).

This means there are now a total of seven shows across both cities, which are the only North American locations for David Gilmour's 2024 concert dates. David and his band are playing on October 29th, 30th and 31st at the Hollywood Bowl, before heading up to New York City for performances at Madison Square Garden on November 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th.

Tickets for all the North American shows go on general sale at 10am local time tomorrow (Friday, May 17th) from this direct link at Ticketmaster.com. Presales for most of the shows have already taken place and have proved extremely popular, so we don't expect remaining tickets to hang around for long.

And, as a reminder, the Italian shows in Rome go on general sale tomorrow morning too, through this link at Ticketone.it.

UPDATE: The fifth and final show at Madison Square Garden has just been added, for November 10th. As with the other dates, this show goes on sale at 10am local time tomorrow.

 
Nick Mason talks Saucers, early Pink Floyd, and potential additions to the set list
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 16 May 2024

With Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets starting their 2024 Set The Controls tour in three and a half week's time, Nick chatted to David Hepworth and Mark Ellen about the very early days of Pink Floyd, how the Saucers came together, and talks about the potential of adding 60's Floyd demos to the set list.

Listen to this very entertaining and interesting episode of the Word In Your Ear podcast here:

 
UPDATED: David Gilmour announces US shows in Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY
Written by Matt   
Monday, 13 May 2024

David Gilmour announces US shows in Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NYJust announced - David Gilmour has announced a set of four concert dates in the USA, to be held at the end of October and start of November. Tickets go on sale this week through this link at Ticketmaster.

Gilmour and his band will be playing at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October, before heading up to New York City, New York, for a brace of shows at Madison Square Garden, in Manhattan, on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th November. That last date - 5th November, is not just National Doughnut Day in America, but also the day of the US election, where the next president will be voted on and elected.

David played two nights in both venues in 2016 on his last tour, so it's not a huge surprise to see him return to them. For the 2024 dates, these will be the ONLY North American cities, and join the dates in London, England, and Rome, Italy on the schedule.

You can sign up to the official David Gilmour newsletter to get exclusive ticket pre-sale access. The pre-sale will launch Wednesday, May 15th, 10am local. The window to qualify for the pre-sale ends at 1pm PT / 4pm ET on Tuesday May 14th. Pre-sale codes will be sent out later that day.

The venue itself is running a presale (we think through Ticketmaster) on Thursday, May 16th, at 10am local time, with a password of SOCIAL.

Tickets will then go on general sale at 10am local on Friday, May 17th from this link at Ticketmaster.

UPDATE: A third night at Madison Square Garden in New York, on November 6th, has just been added. Tickets go on sale through this direct link. Access presale tickets starting tomorrow, May 16th at 10am local time with code SOCIAL.

 
David Gilmour announces six nights of concerts in Rome, Italy
Written by Matt   
Friday, 10 May 2024

David Gilmour announces six nights of concerts in Rome, Italy, September and October 2024Just announced: David Gilmour will be playing at the historic Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy, on September 27th, 28th, 29th and October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2024.

First access to tickets will go to Italian residents pre-ordering Luck and Strange from the official David Gilmour Italian Album Store (including those who have already done so), with the general sale of tickets beginning on Friday, May 17th via this link at Ticketone.it

Other than the store presale, there is a Virgin Radio Presale at this link, from May 15th at 9am until May 16th at 11:59pm. There's also a Sonyo Presale running at the same time as the Virgin Radio Presale.

As with the Royal Albert Hall tickets, we suspect these shows - the only ones that will be performed in mainland Europe - will be extremely popular. The capacity of the venue should be higher than the London venue, so hopefully plenty of fans will be able to secure tickets.

 
David Gilmour announces string of London Royal Albert Hall gigs - only UK concerts
Written by Matt   
Friday, 03 May 2024

David Gilmour is doing six nights at London's Royal Albert Hall in October 2024 following release of Luck and StrangeJUST ANNOUNCED: David Gilmour is doing six nights at London's Royal Albert Hall in October 2024, to coincide with the release of his new album Luck and Strange, which comes out on September 6th. Gilmour and his band will be playing the legendary venue on October 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th, and tickets go on sale next week (full details below).

In the recent Uncut interview Gilmour talks about the mechanics of sorting out the set list for the tour, which should include the new album, but also selected Pink Floyd songs from over the years. The band is yet to be announced but he notes that "I thought we'd get people who are genuinely creative and give them a little more space. That's the plan. So we're going to have some of the younger guys alongside Guy [Pratt] and the Webb Sisters, who sang with Leonard Cohen on his last tours".

It is worth noting that the six shows at London's Royal Albert Hall are the entirety of his UK performances this time around. We suspect there could be dates in other countries announced in due course.

Tickets for these concerts go on sale in two stages. Fans in the UK/Ireland pre-ordering Luck and Strange from the official David Gilmour UK Album Store will get first access to tickets, via an exclusive ticket pre-sale on Thursday 9th May through Ticketmaster UK. If you have, or intend to, order from elsewhere, there IS, however, a "No purchase necessary" option you can select at David's store to get the pre-sale code without having to cancel your existing order.

The window to qualify for the pre-sale ends at 3pm UK on Wednesday, May 8th, with all existing pre-orders from the official David Gilmour UK Album Store also eligible. Pre-sale codes will be sent out later that day.

Tickets will then go on general sale at 10am UK on Friday, May 10th, through this link at Ticketmaster UK. We are sure that demand will be high for these special concerts.

 
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