AFG wish to send our best wishes to Phil Manzanera who celebrates his 72nd birthday today.
Starting with the song ‘One Slip‘ from the Pink Floyd’s 1987 A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album, Phil was a key person behind Pink Floyd’s The Endless River, as well as being a long-term collaborator with David Gilmour on his On An Islandand Rattle That Lock albums.
Fresh from their 2022 European tour, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets just announced that they are getting ready for even more shows in 2023.
Hot off the press is the announcement of more shows on “The Echoes Tour.” There are also new dates in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Italy, with tickets going on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. CET (apart from Poland, which is on Wednesday).
For the last couple of years, it has been tradition for Nick Mason and his wife Annete to host an open garden event at his very historic Middlewick House estate.
The event will take place on June 3 and 4, 2023, and will include plants for sale, stalls to browse, and farm animals to see. Tea, coffee, cakes, and a selection of food stalls, from BBQ to smoked salmon, are available throughout the day.
The event is all in aid of charity, and with Roger Waters’ This Is Not A Drill European Tour 2023 arriving in the UK around the same time, it’s the perfect way to round off a month of Floydian related activities.
Our compadres over at Pink Floyd Collectors have just brought to light an interesting revelation from the latest book, ‘Through the Prism,” by Pink Floyd Art Director Aubrey Powell
Pink Floyd appears to had planned a greatest hits compilation release to coincide with the official Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Exhibition, which opened in London in 2017.
The article reports that this release was described as a double CD and four LP release that would offer a review of Pink Floyd’s catalogue up to that date. Sadly, Roger Waters felt that the artwork wasn’t up to modern-day standards, and ultimately, this meant it was scrapped. The cover image is a Storm Thorgerson concept, that Aubrey felt would fit the release.
For this edition of Brain Damage, The doctor explores the notion that we forge on to another year as we all get older. This is a twist on a topic of many Pink Floyd songs, a collection of songs that all mention the inevitable of getting older, gotten older and being old.
Due to popular demand the Official Pink Floyd : Their Mortal Remains Exhibition Montreal has been extended, In a statement released today
” We are delighted to announce that, by popular demand, Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Exhibition has been extend until 5th March 2023. This will allow more visitors to discover this great retrospective of Pink Floyd, their music, and the band’s major impact on art and music! ”
The popularity of this exhibition has made it a must-have experience in the cultural scene this season.