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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.

Thanks for all your support last year, and here's looking forward to, hopefully, some MAJOR changes to this website this year! The first stage was a move of host - and that's been done now with thanks to our friends at 3B Digital for their invaluable help.

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). It sounds like it is going to be another unmissable show, so worth the extra wait. Full details here. Roger has also announced the release of his Us + Them concert film, which looked great in the cinemas - 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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"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.

 
2021 Pink Floyd Calendar - now available
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 24 September 2020

Pink Floyd 2021 Official CalendarAs we head toward the final part of 2020, a year that no-one could have predicted would turn out like it has, it's the time to try and forget all that, and focus on the future with the Official Pink Floyd 2021 Calendar.

It's a perennial Floyd fan favourite - particularly as a gift at Christmas time. An item which has been produced for many years now, and designed for use on walls, the standardised format is roughly the same size as a vinyl album - roughly 12" (or 30cm) square, with the calendar opening up to have a double page spread per month.

The calendar this year is a celebration of the band in its later years, via various images, record sleeves, and suchlike, many of which were either newly created for The Later Years box set, or have been unearthed as previously unused. The images to the left show all twelve monthly images, along with what the double-page layout looks like on a typical month.

The calendar each year is often squirrelled away as a collectable for the years to come, and earlier examples are now quite sought after.

ORDERING INFO:
Ordering any item after entering Amazon through our links helps with BD's ongoing running costs, and we really appreciate it: Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy. At present, the US and Canadian Amazon stores aren't listing this, but if in either country, and wanting the calendar, you CAN order from other Amazon stores as they will ship this worldwide.

 
UK television showing Roger Waters Us + Them on Saturday night
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 24 September 2020

Sky Arts logoA quick alert for - principally - those of you in the UK. If you find yourself with little to do on Saturday evening, especially with the current Covid restrictions, you could do worse than tune in to the Sky Arts television channel (now available on Freeview channel 11, as well as through other providers including Sky and Virgin Media).

From 6:30pm until 12:45am, there's a feast of Pink Floyd related goodies. Starting off with the band's Live At Pompeii film, it's then PULSE. Prior to its domestic release on October 2nd, Roger's Us + Them is then shown, and the evening is concluded with The Story Of Wish You Were Here.

For the channel to be showing Us + Them just about a week prior to release is an unexpected treat. Our thanks to Dave Rogers for letting us know about this Floydian evening.

 
Two current German music magazines feature Pink Floyd
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Classic Rock and Rolling Stone Magazines - German editions, September 2020With thanks to Michael Nickel, we have two bits of news aimed principally at our friends in Germany.

In that country's stores at the moment are two magazines which may well take your interest. The first is Classic Rock Magazine (cover date September 2020), which has a multiple page report on the genesis of Pink Floyd's 1983 album, The Final Cut - the last with Roger Waters still in the band. "Pink Floyd: The last common litter and THE FINAL CUT" delves deep into the background of the album.

Elsewhere in the magazine is a major feature on Genesis, looking at their album, Selling England By The Pound. More details including ordering online through ClassicRock.net.

The other magazine that you might want to pick up is Rolling Stone's German edition (again with a cover date of September 2020). In an article headed "Pink Floyd: This crazy diamond", they take a multiple page look at the genesis of a different album - in their case (and hinted to by the title of the article) it is 1975's Wish You Were Here, which they describe as "a sublime album about the burning of youth - and a hymn to the lost Syd Barrett".

Jimi Hendrix is featured elsewhere in the magazine, and indeed Jimi is the cover star. More details and ordering via RollingStone.de.

 
Nick Mason interviewed about Pink Floyd, Abbey Road, and his Saucerful Of Secrets
Written by Matt   
Friday, 18 September 2020

Hopefully many of you have now received your copies of the truly excellent Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse - out today - and we'd love to know what you think of it! Do please get in touch to let us know your thoughts...

As is normal for this sort of release, there's been plenty of interviews (indeed, we've included some here on the site already) but today there's been one with a bit of a difference. Nick has spoken to the team at the legendary Abbey Road Studios whilst he was there during the mixing of the album. Sitting in the reconfigured Studio Three, Nick talks about the studios, Pink Floyd, and the Saucerful Of Secrets project:

 
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