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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. Also, the Atmos mix of Pink Floyd's Animals is now out and sounds incredible!

The UK and European dates for the Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2024 Set The Controls tour have started, 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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Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets superb Stoke starter!
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Stoke, 11 June 2024, pic: Rob SadlerWell, they're back! Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets have started their 2024 Set The Controls tour, with what sounds like an incredible night in Stoke.

With a new tour, there's always the thought that there will be a revised set list, and the 2024 edition of the band's repetoire included some surprises. Rather than spoil anything here, if you head to the Stoke concert page you will be able to see the new set list, which we're sure you won't be expecting certain elements of!

We're also adding some pictures we've very kindly been sent by Rob Sadler (who also contributed the picture shown here, too) to that show page. As ever, if you go to ANY of the shows, and would like to share your thoughts, and/or your pictures, with the wider Floyd community, we'd love to see them! Simply email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with your contributions and we'll include what we can!

For those going to any upcoming shows, we hope you have a great time. There are still a few tickets left for some of the venues, so if you haven't yet got yours, make sure you snap them up as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!

 
David Gilmour adds Los Angeles concert
Written by Matt   
Monday, 10 June 2024

Intuit Dome, Inglewood, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJust announced is a further date on the US leg of David Gilmour's upcoming tour - David and his band will be performing at the Intuit Dome in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, on Friday, October 25th.

This latest addition to David's 2024 Luck and Strange live shows is this show in a venue that is undergoing the final stages of its construction, and it sounds a most interesting building. The architect, AECOM, notes that the "Intuit Dome will be naturally ventilated, fully electric through batteries and solar power with enough on-site energy storage to power a basketball game or concert, and have no net new greenhouse gas emissions."

To qualify for the pre-sale, which starts on June 12th at 10am local time, you need to sign up at DavidGilmour.com beforehand to get the pre-sale code. There's also a venue pre-sale which begins on June 13th at 10am local time.

Tickets will then go on general sale at 10am local time on Friday, June 14th, through this link at Ticketmaster.

 
Happy birthday, Gerald Scarfe!
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 01 June 2024

Our very best wishes go to Gerald Scarfe today as he celebrates his 88th birthday. Gerald, of course, is a graphic artist with, apart from all his other work and achievements, a long history with the Floyd, from the 1974 tour programme caricature, through to his most famous work on The Wall, and beyond that, working with Roger Waters on his Pros and Cons project. Many happy returns to Gerald on this very special day from all of us here at Brain Damage.

For those who haven't seen it, Gerald's most recent book, the superb The Art Of Pink Floyd The Wall (review and ordering details here) is REALLY worth checking out if you are interested in his work on the project, which spanned the album, concerts and film.

It is a beautiful, 288-page hardback book, in landscape format housed within a cardboard sleeve that reveals a huge amount of rare and previously unseen sketches, paintings and more, created by Gerald Scarfe principally for The Wall project, but also includes earlier materials, for Wish You Were Here and Animals, for example. It is an expensive book, but the work involved bringing together the breadth of material within, and the quality of its presentation, help to justify the price tag - and it is completely different to any previous books on Scarfe's artwork for the Floyd.

However much you think you know The Wall, and Scarfe's artwork for it (and earlier Pink Floyd projects), this book will reveal far more than you could imagine. One wonders if there was anything left in his archive that wasn't included? That's not a criticism, but a note of thanks for bringing in so many early sketches and ideas to sit alongside finished designs and images.

This is a truly incredible book that will appeal equally to Pink Floyd fans, to Scarfe enthusiasts, and to those interested in production design for film and concert stage.

As a special exclusive treat, Gerald had this video shot especially for Brain Damage, so you get a feel for what the book includes, and the format it comes in. Thanks Gerald, and hope you have a great birthday!

 
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.

UPDATE: we have had confirmation from those behind this release, that there is NO region coding on either the Blu-ray, or DVD, so both should be playable worldwide. Great news indeed!

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, Amazon.com, Amazon Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. You can also order from HMV.com.

 
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:

 
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