AFG Correspondent Julie Skaggs has done it again. For some years now we have been featuring Julie’s reviews and special features on this site. Now Julie brings us another cracker and this time it’s a conversation with Matt Gilmour. Matt talks about his new album, the formation of his band ‘Patient Wolf’ and about his famous father. Also featured is a bonus interview with Danny Johnson, Producer/Engineer of The Grey (Matt’s new album) A really nice pair.
Acclaimed Floyd historian and author Glenn Povey has been busy. On the same day (3 March) as his highly acclaimed ‘Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd’ was published (see full details in story below) Glenn has brought out another book! This one is called ‘Pink Floyd – Giants Of Rock’. (Which is an update of Glenn’s ‘Treasures of Pink Floyd’ published in 2012). This latest book tells the story of one of the most important bands in the history of popular music with words, pictures and the reproduction of memorabilia. The book recounts every decade of the band’s existence and every album they recorded. It contains profiles of all five members and discusses the significant influence they had on music and culture across the world. This book is an essential purchase for every fan that wants to immerse themselves in the amazing, surreal and fascinating world of Pink Floyd. You can order the book from Amazon UK | USA | CANADA Here’s some more good news! We have a copy of the book to give away to some lucky person. We will make this one easy for you. Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Treasure. Usual stuff, one entry per person, include your mailing address and answer this question. In what year was A Fleeting Glimpse founded? (Head upstairs if you don’t know the answer). Comp closes 25 March. Good Luck! AND THE WINNER IS: Marty Burch Bulverde, TX
Purchasers of Roger Waters The Wall ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ (Since Sold Out) were promised ‘Hand Applied Graphics’. These were revealed to be 3000 hand painted boxes, each one numbered and signed by Roger. The boxes were stacked together to form a wall (What else!) and the Brazilian Artist Team Osgemeos painted them in a warehouse in LA. The finished product has now been unveiled to the world and some of Roger’s support band turned up in LA on 24 February to officially launch the project.(Thanks to Simon Wimpenny for the picture on the right)
David will be performing a special one-off charity gig in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 24th April. Tickets on sale at 9am (UK) Friday 19 Feb. Priced £25 plus booking fee, available from seetickets.com (Telephone 0871 220 0260), gigsandtours.com (Telephone 0844 811 0051), ticketmaster.co.uk (Telephone 0844 844 0444) and, of course, the Royal Albert Hall Box Office (Telephone 0845 401 5030).
Congratulations go to James Guthrie & Joel Plante for winning the Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album (Roger Waters Amused To Death 5.1). Sadly, In the category of ‘Best Music Film’ the Grammy went to Amy Winehouse for ‘Amy’, with ‘The Wall’ missing out. (Nominated were Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers.)
A further 12 European dates have been announced for David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock Tour later this year. Please see our dedicated Tour Section for More Details.
More details are now available for David Gilmour’s previously announced, special concert in Freedom Square, Wrocław, Poland. Taking place on 25 June 2016, the concert will form part of the city’s celebrations as European Capital of Culture 2016. Tickets are Now On Sale The concert will be the first on David Gilmour’s ‘Rattle That Lock’ tour to include a 30-piece orchestra conducted by long term David Gilmour collaborator Zbigniew Preisner and will also include a special guest appearance by Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer. The special one-off event, located on Freedom Square in front of the National Forum of Music, will be filmed by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and broadcast live on Polish TV.
Despite the fact that Roger had been planning a tour in 2016, in a new interview he has now said “Well, I’m not about to. It’s very unlikely that I will start touring anywhere this year. These things take a long time. It took me about 10 months to put together The Wall tour. I still have to finish making the record. But, yes, it is my determination to go back on the road”. Read Full Article
Last January (2015) we revealed that a new edition of Glenn Povey’s ‘Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd’ was on it’s way. (Read our review of the original book). It’s taken some time but March 3 will see the release of the eagerly awaited ‘The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference’. This complete reboot of the original is illustrated with all-new material, including hundreds of photographs and rare memorabilia. Every solo concert has been updated for Waters and Gilmour, and details of the band’s many re-released albums have been added, including never before- published research into their earliest recordings from 1965. The original Echoes was a great book but this full upgrade is it essential reference for any serious Pink Floyd fan. This is a MUST HAVE for any Floyd fan and can be pre-ordered from Amazon from any of the following links. Canada | UK | USA There’s even more good news. You could WIN a copy of this brilliant book. Simply Take This Link then drop us an email (email@example.com) with the heading Ultimate and tell us where Glenn currently lives! One winner drawn at random, please provide your postal address. Entries close 28 February. No more than one entry per person. Good Luck! AND THE WINNER IS: Matt Krogmeier Kansas USA
Wednesday 6th January marks what would have been the 70th birthday of Syd Barrett, founder member of the Pink Floyd and one of the most influential musicians in British pop history. To mark the occasion, Syd Barrett’s new official website was launched on 6 January 2016.. Celebrating his unique life and career, both of which continue to inspire and enthral, it is a unique resource that offers an unrivalled insight into this enigmatic musician.The website has been created by those who knew him best – his family and friends. The clean, modern design offers an intimate experience for Syd’s fans, incorporating his favourite colour indigo and offering previously unseen, restored family photographs. sydbarrett.com
If you own something RARE relating to Pink Floyd and you would like to negotiate a deal for it on TV then read on! The award-winning Channel 4/ More 4 series Four Rooms is back, and are looking for people who want to sell their desirable Pink Floyd collectables for a life changing amount of money. The Four Rooms dealers are waiting to buy your Pink Floyd collectables and memorabilia – IF it’s the real thing and has an intriguing story! If you are in the UK and have something worthwhile to sell (and agree to do it on TV) then please contact Fourrooms@boundlessproductions.tv or phone 01494 733575