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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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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Written by Matt   
Monday, 08 July 2024

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 10th 2024The next leg of the incredibly popular and successful Pink Floyd exhibition Their Mortal Remains has been announced. It opens at La Rural in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 10th, 2024 for a limited run.

After the success of the exhibition stagings in London, Madrid, Dortmund, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto, Buenos Aires becomes the seventh location for the event. Landing in South America for the first time, the exhibition will open on September 10th at the Pabellón Frers of La Rural Fairgrounds. This central exhibition space is the perfect venue for the immersive experiential journey through Pink Floyd's world, from high-tech audio visual events, objects, and surreal landscapes that evolve throughout the exhibition. Tickets will be on sale on www.pinkfloydexhibition.com.ar via La Rural Ticket. Through that link you will find further information about the exhibition itself, the venue, and other relevant things.

There will be an exclusive presale for Galicia customers on July 10th and 11th or while supplies last; the general sale of tickets then begins on July 12th.

Needless to say this is a wonderful opportunity for those in or near Argentina to experience the unmissable exhibition as it arrives on those shores.

 
Roger Waters in Palestine concert webcast tonight
Written by Matt   
Friday, 21 June 2024

This evening, from 6:30pm BST (UK time), a Stand Up For Palestine concert takes place, with Yusuf (Cat Stevens) Islam, rapper Lowkey, and Roger Waters, amongst those taking part. It is being webcast from a secret location, which is a small church in London.

There is no indication of when during the show that Roger will be appearing, if he will have any other musicians with him, or what he will be performing. You can watch the show via the following:

Update: We suspect the webcast will remain available to view on demand for some time. Roger's part of the show saw him doing a speech, before playing Wish You Were Here on acoustic guitar (accompanied by Dave Kilminster, also on acoustic), followed by The Bar which Roger played piano on, with no other accompaniment.

 
Limited edition LP & CD deluxe formats for David Gilmour's Luck and Strange album revealed
Written by Matt   
Monday, 17 June 2024
David Gilmour Luck and Strange vinyl LP Deluxe boxset
David Gilmour Luck and Strange CD Deluxe boxset

The details for the limited edition deluxe formats for David Gilmour's Luck and Strange album, which is released on September 6th 2024, have been revealed and will include bonus tracks and a very special hardback book by Thames & Hudson featuring exclusive photographs taken by Polly Samson during the recording of the album. The deluxe editions will be limited to one run only.

Up to now, there's just been a blurry hint at the editions over at David's official store, but now full details have been revealed. The deluxe editions come in two versions: vinyl or CD, depending on which format you prefer for the standard audio elements.

For the full details of the various standard editions (CD, single vinyl LP and Blu-ray) of Luck and Strange, including track listings, click here. Here are the contents of the new box sets:

LP DELUXE BOX:

  • 2 x LPs on heavyweight 180g vinyl:
    LP1 - Luck and Strange in a gatefold sleeve
    LP2 - Five bonus tracks in dedicated sleeve - Side A 1. Yes, I Have Ghosts with Romany Gilmour 2. Luck and Strange (original Barn Jam). Side B 1. A Single Spark (Demo) 2. A Single Spark (Orchestral) 3. Scattered (Orchestral)
  • BLU-RAY - Dolby Atmos and high-resolution stereo mixes in dedicated wallet, with four bonus tracks (as per standalone release)
  • PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK - 68-page hardback book by Thames & Hudson of exclusive photographs taken by Polly Samson during the recording of the album.

CD DELUXE BOX:

  • CD1 & CD2 in mini gatefold sleeve:
    CD1 - Luck and Strange
    CD2 - Five Bonus tracks in dedicated sleeve - 1. Yes, I Have Ghosts with Romany Gilmour 2. Luck and Strange (original Barn Jam) 3. A Single Spark (Demo) 4. A Single Spark (Orchestral) 5. Scattered (Orchestral)
  • BLU-RAY - Dolby Atmos and high-resolution stereo mixes in dedicated wallet, with four bonus tracks (as per standalone release)
  • PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK - 72-page hardback book by Thames & Hudson of exclusive photographs taken by Polly Samson during the recording of the album.

For those of you who have spotted the slight page difference between the LP and CD deluxe boxes, this is purely down to the differing dimensions, resulting in some slight differences in photo positioning and credit listing. They both contain the same content.

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LUCK AND STRANGE DELUXE LP BOXSET:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  HMV.com  
LUCK AND STRANGE DELUXE CD BOXSET:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  HMV.com  
LUCK AND STRANGE CD:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  HMV.com CDJapan
LUCK AND STRANGE CD - ALTERNATE COVER:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain     
LUCK AND STRANGE LP:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  HMV.com  
LUCK AND STRANGE WHITE VINYL/ALT COVER:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain     
LUCK AND STRANGE TRANSLUCENT SEA BLUE LP:  Amazon.com            Rough Trade HMV.com  
LUCK AND STRANGE TRANSLUCENT ORANGE LP:                HMV.com  
LUCK AND STRANGE TRANSLUCENT EMERALD LP:              iMusic.dk JPC.de  
LUCK AND STRANGE BOTTLE GLASS LP:                DG official store  
LUCK AND STRANGE INDIES ONLY SILVER LP:              Rough Trade Resident-Music.com  
LUCK AND STRANGE BLU-RAY:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  HMV.com  
 
Second single - Between Two Points - released from David Gilmour's Luck and Strange
Written by Matt   
Monday, 17 June 2024

Released today is the second single from David Gilmour's forthcoming album, Luck And Strange, which is released on September 6th - full details here. The song is Between Two Points, which is a cover of a track by the Montgolfier Brothers from their 1999 debut album Seventeen Stars, and features David's daughter Romany on vocals and harp.

David: "I've had that song on my playlist since it was released. More recently I mentioned it to one or two people: I assumed that it had been a hit, but no one knew it. I asked Romany to give it a go". During the live streams that David and family, as the Von Trappeds, performed to a global audience during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, Romany had sung and played the harp, and David found that their voices mixed in a way that only a family member could. Around that time, David and Romany collaborated on the song Yes, I Have Ghosts, which appears on the CD & Blu-Ray versions of Luck and Strange. "I realised that Romany has exactly the right sort of vulnerability and youth for the song. In fact, she was halfway through an essay with a train to catch when we asked her: "OK, I'll sing it once, put the mic on" and that, said David, is 90 percent of the finished vocal.

Mark Tranmer of The Montgolfier Brothers is greatly enamoured with this new version. "David and Romany's version of our song is a great arrangement and production. Like all the best covers, it diverges from the original but keeps the spirit. Romany's vocal phrasing of Roger Quigley's words and the harp playing are both truly beautiful. David Gilmour's distinctive guitar adds a whole new dimension. I still find it incredible that David and Polly chose to cover our song from all the songs out there."

The video for Between Two Points was shot on location in London and Manchester, with David on guitars and featuring Romany Gilmour on vocals and harp. Gavin Elder who directed the clip said: "Romany performs this song with an extraordinary level of fragility, vulnerability and understated control. There's a subtle, yet deep emotional rapport between David and Romany, captured with hand held cameras, enhancing the tension within the video."

A video has been produced to explain the background to it, which you can watch here:

 

 

Coming at 5pm UK time today is the full video for the song, and if you are reading this before then, you can join the premiere here, or if after 5pm, watch the video in full whenever you want:

 

 
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.

 
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