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WELCOME TO BRAIN DAMAGE, YOUR PINK FLOYD, NICK MASON, DAVID GILMOUR AND ROGER WATERS NEWS RESOURCE!

First, we hope you are all staying safe and well in the current global situation.

Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2020 tour has been rescheduled to 2021, with all the UK and European dates moving where possible. There's also the live recording from London's Roundhouse on Blu-ray, DVD/2CD, and 2LP which is out now - and really excellent! If you've been any of the band's shows, we'd love to hear from you with your thoughts on what you experienced.

Talking of tours...THIS IS NOT A DRILL, the upcoming Roger Waters US/Canadian tour has been postponed to 2021 (again, due to the global situation) although exact dates aren't yet available. It sounds like it is going to be another unmissable show, so worth the extra wait. Full details here. Roger has also released his Us + Them concert film, which looked great in the cinemas, on Blu-ray, DVD, 2CD and 3LP - more details here!

Sadly, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains finished its latest staging, in the Spanish city of Madrid. Hopefully the next location for this unmissable wander through the band's history will be announced at some point... but, of course, this too will be affected by C-19. More details as we get them!

Oh, and to keep you going whilst staying at home, the superb Pink Floyd The Later Years 1987-2019 box set is now out, along with a 2LP or 1CD highlights set. Check out our review for more information.

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Roger Waters: Amused To Death coming on four 200g LPs
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Roger Waters: Amused to Death - four 200g LP box setOriginally due to be available in 2018, a special box set edition of the Roger Waters 1992 album Amused To Death is now due to be released on April 9th, 2021. The album is being pressed on four, 200 gram heavyweight vinyl pressed at 45rpm with the aim to maximise the audio quality.

This audiophile treat features remastered audio completed by longtime Roger Waters/Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer James Guthrie and is said to be incredibly detailed. It's been pressed at Quality Record Pressings, with updated cover and gatefold art by Sean Evans, Roger's creative director.

Due to the specialist nature of this release, it currently seems to only be available from a couple of outlets for pre-order. You can order it direct from AcousticSounds.com, the US based associated store for Quality Record Pressings. Those in Europe may prefer to use SNVinyl.co.uk as this might avoid hefty customs import charges, and lower postage costs. If we hear of other retailers with this, we will update this news item...

 
New interview podcast with Guy Pratt re: Pink Floyd, The Saucers, and more
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

With the current lack of live activity, musicians are tending to turn their efforts to other ways to flex their artistic muscles and stave off boredom, and amongst these efforts tend to be interviews - something they don't necessarily have time (or energy) for normally.

Long time BD visitor Russ Robinson runs the Infectious Groove music podcast, and recently interviewed Guy Pratt. Guy talks about Pink Floyd, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, and much more in a relaxed and interesting 30 minutes or so, which comes just after the halfway point of the episode in question - which you can also play directly below. Click here to obtain the podcast on your player/platform of choice, or just go to www.infectiousgroovepodcast.com.

 
New music from Gilmour, Waters guitarist Chester Kamen
Written by Matt   
Friday, 09 October 2020

Many of you will know the respected guitarist Chester Kamen. Amongst many other artists, he 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. He's recently finished a great new piece of music called Take This, that runs for over 23 minutes. The video for the piece is an intriguing accompaniment that keeps your attention throughout. 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.

Here's Take This, and we'll update you as he progresses with the rest of the album:

 
David Gilmour's Yes, I Have Ghosts in 2020 Black Friday Record Store Day
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 08 October 2020

David Gilmour with Romany Gilmour - Yes, I Have Ghosts 7 inch single for Black Friday Record Store DayJust when you thought the three Record Store Days this year kept you busy with checking out what releases were coming out on the different days (or "drops"), another RSD is on its way on 27th November.

The normal RSD was split, of course, due to Covid-19 (something that has affected pretty much all aspects of life). Releases this year have included the 12" single from Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, the 7" from Pink Floyd, and the 1990 Roger Waters Berlin gig on clear vinyl.

Occasionally there's what is normally a second RSD for Black Friday (the final Friday in November), and this has now been confirmed. Whilst exact details of everything to be included are still to be confirmed, one thing that IS included, is a 7" vinyl release from Sony Legacy of "Yes, I Have Ghosts", the first new song from David Gilmour in five years which features his daughter Romany on harp and vocals. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson's novel A Theatre for Dreamers, a Sunday Times bestseller about an idyllic poet/musician/artist community in 1960s Greece.

As with the other RSD 2020 releases, it is a limited edition: generally the RSD releases are pressed up as just a couple of thousand or so worldwide. We understand that there are going to be 5,000 of David's single available to snap up on the day.

And, as we've mentioned previously, go to RecordStoreDay.com for more details of participating stores near you. A reminder that it will ONLY be these stores selling these releases; the stores themselves can't sell them online - the record will become available for customers coming through the door of the store from the morning of the 27th (and not before), in limited quantities - first come, first served, and only one copy per customer. If copies remain (this year, normally after 6pm on the day), they may put them for sale online (and of course, there'll also be copies on eBay inevitably...).

 
"The answer is that I feel very happy" - Nick Mason
Written by José Abellán   
Thursday, 01 October 2020

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets: Live At The RoundhouseOne of Brain Damage's friends of many years is José Abellán, who runs the Animals PF Magazine. Jose is also contributor to the Spanish music magazine This Is Rock. To coincide with the release of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets: Live At The Roundhouse, Jose chatted with Nick back in February, pre-lockdown, and he has kindly shared a translation of his full article and interview that appeared in the April issue of This Is Rock:

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets: Live At The Roundhouse is on sale from Friday, September 18, worldwide in several formats: double vinyl, 2 CD and DVD, and Blu-ray. Its release was originally scheduled for Friday, April 17, but due to the pandemic, it was postponed, a delay of five months. In February and April of this year, two interview sessions with Nick Mason were held in London and New York. The appointment in London was on February 11th and 12th (my birthday) and I was able to choose the 12th… you can decide if there was good or bad intention in my choice. As a contributor to This Is Rock magazine, I was able to interview Nick in my role as journalist that morning at One Alfred Place in London.

Live at the Roundhouse is different to any other concert of "classic" Pink Floyd. It's the closest you can get to a time machine, transporting you back to the band's early days. Nick Mason, the only member of the band to have played on all of Pink Floyd's studio albums, returns to the group's early albums, alongside Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.

Saucerful of Secrets, Nick Mason's band, brought drumming back to clubs for the first time since 1967, then to theatres and halls across the UK, North America and Europe, playing only music from his old band, recorded previous to The Dark Side of the Moon. The result is the release of this double album, 2CD / DVD and Blu-ray. Seated for an hour face to face in a spacious office, only Nick Mason and I, we talked about this release, the future tour, his time in Spain, Pink Floyd and the future of this band and Pink Floyd...

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The Restored. Re-Edited. Remixed. Delicate Sound of Thunder being released
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 24 September 2020

Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder Blu-ray, DVD, 2CD, 3LP and deluxe 4-disc boxThose of you fortunate enough to have the Floyd's Later Years box set will already know just how good the 2020 version (Restored. Re-Edited. Remixed.) of Delicate Sound of Thunder is. This was a result of going directly to the more than 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restoring and transferring the footage to 4K. It was then completely re-edited by Benny Trickett under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins. Suffice it to say that in the home setting, the quality is quite incredible and the new edit is great! The visual softness of the original VHS release is long gone, thank goodness, and this is as sharp and detailed as you could ever want, with vibrant colours, really showing off the visual aspect of the presentation.

Those who HAVEN'T got the box set, get ready for November 20th, 2020, when a stand-alone release of Delicate Sound will be made available, in some very nice sounding editions.

You'll be able to get hold of this on Blu-ray, DVD, 2CD, 3-disc 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and as a deluxe 4-disc edition with bonus tracks. All editions feature 24-page photo booklets, with the 4-disc box edition including a 40-page photo booklet, tour poster and postcards. The 3LP 180-gram vinyl set includes 9 songs not included on the 1988 release of the album, while the 2CD includes 8 tracks more than its original release.

It is bound to be a popular release for many, and pre-orders are now open for the various editions. You can order them through the following links, taking advantage of Amazon's free pre-order price guarantee - should their asking price drop at any point between you ordering it, and release, they will automatically charge you the lowest price during that period! Ordering through our links also helps with BD's ongoing running costs, and we really appreciate it:

DELICATE SOUND DELUXE BOX: Amazon.com Amazon UK Canada Germany France Italy Spain 
DELICATE SOUND 3LP VINYL: Amazon.com Amazon UK Canada Germany France Italy Spain 
DELICATE SOUND Blu-ray: Amazon.com Amazon UK Canada Germany France Italy Spain 
DELICATE SOUND DVD: Amazon.com Amazon UK Canada Germany France Italy Spain 
DELICATE SOUND 2CD: Amazon.com Amazon UK Canada Germany France Italy Spain 

If your chosen retailer is yet to have the order ready to place (with a non-clickable link above), please try again later as we will update this news item as they make the pages live with all the details. Ordering now will also mean you will benefit from Amazon's Pre-order Price Guarantee, meaning you will automatically pay the lowest price they have charged between the time of your order, and the release date.

 
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