Pink Floyd's 1974 Tour Comic with European magazines
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Rolling Stone November 2011
Rolling Stone November 2011
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The German edition of Rolling Stone Magazine this month (issue 205, cover date November 2011) comes with a nice surprise - polybagged with the magazine is a reproduction of Pink Floyd's 1974 UK Winter Tour programme.

For those that haven't seen this before (or the 1975 US Tour programme, which differs only in the cover paper quality, and the price shown in the top right corner), it's a very amusing comic book, full of daring tales and thrills aplenty from the various band members (Nick as a ship's captain, David on his motorbike, etc.). There's also a nice middle-page spread of a Gerald Scarfe caracature of the band in action.

We do not believe this is included in the Immersion set of Wish You Were Here, so provides an affordable way of getting your hands on this gem. The magazine is in German stores now, priced at €6,90. Our thanks to Werner Haider, our friend over at Pulse & Spirit for the info.

UPDATE: Our friends Alain and Sylvain both tell us that the 1974 Tour Programme also comes with the new Hors Série issue of the French magazine "Inrockuptibles", which has the title "Pink Floyd, la grande odyssée". The magazine features some nice, and seemingly unusual pictures of the band, although the accompanying text is said to be not exactly complimentary to Pink Floyd! The magazine is available now, priced at €8. The 1974 Tour Comic was also published in Slovakia, Jakub tells us. It was included in last week's print of weekly paper Týždeň.

Further UPDATE: Our friends in Italy should keep an eye out on November 3rd, as that day's issue of Panorama has the Tour Book as a giveaway on that day.