Today we are celebrating the life of the late Storm Thorgerson on what would have been his 79th Birthday.
Storm was very supportive of A Fleeting Glimpse and was a personal friend to site founder Col Turner. His contributions to the Floyd legacy and his visions within the artwork are simply put “timeless and invaluable”.
Abbey Road Studios is proud to collaborate with Pink Floyd on this unique replica print of the session sheet created for the recording of what would become the band’s seminal album, The Dark Side of The Moon, recorded at Abbey Road between May 30 May 1972 – 9 February 1973. This sheet is an exact replica of the original, which has been held within the Abbey Road archives for 50 years unseen by the public and indeed, Pink Floyd, until now.
This session sheet is dated 30 May 1972 “onwards”, highlighting the set-up that was used on the very first studio session for the album, a set-up that would remain as the default for much of the album’s subsequent Studio Three sessions with recording engineer Alan Parsons.
Each replica sheet comes with a certificate of authenticity and an annotation giving insight into personnel, effects and equipment used during the sessions.
Abbey Road Studios is home to a host of celebrated and much sought-after recording equipment, much of which was used on the sessions for The Dark Side of The Moon. Microphones including AKG D20s, Neumann KM86s, KM84s, U87s, and a U48, together with a Studer A80 16-track tape machine feature on this session sheet, alongside the iconic EMT plate reverb at 3.5 and 4 seconds, two Gain Brain compressors and five pairs of brand-new cans (headphones).
Each replica is Giclee printed on 300gsm Monte Carlo textured watercolour paper, hand torn and cradled with transparent corner holders onto black card.
The city of Frankfurt on Friday announced that it was canceling the forthcoming concert of former Pink Floyd vocalist Roger Waters scheduled for May 28th 2023
A statement from the Central Council of German further urged venues in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Cologne hosting Waters’ “This is Not A Drill 2023” tour to reconsider however at the moment of writing no further German dates have been cancelled.
For this edition of Brain Damage, we head off to the land of the rising sun where The Floyd took part on a short, six day tour of Japan in 1972. The last date being at the at the Nakajima Sports Center in Sapparo on the island of Hokkaido, 13 March 1972 , almost one year before the studio release of The Dark Side of The Moon. This date also featured a performance of Atom Heart Mother.
Polly Samson recently shared the news on her social media platforms that David Gilmour has been recording new music at Mark Knopfler’s (formerly of Dire Straits) British Grove Studios in London.
Further details came to light when longtime Mark Knopfler engineer and producer Guy Fletcher, also a former Dire Straits keyboard player, shared on his Instagram platform, “I recorded David yesterday for the TCT project. It was great to see him and Polly. (And their dogs!)”
TCT stands for Teenage Cancer Trust, and it appears that there is a new collaboration between the charity and David Gilmour in the pipeline. David has been involved with this charity for many years, with the most recent being a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2016 as part of the Rattle That Lock tour, in which all proceeds from the show were donated directly to the charity.
Polly Samson David Gilmour’s wife and longtime writing partner recently shared a few photos from the session on her Instagram page. After the original black strat was auctioned off for $4 million with proceeds going to ClientEarth in 2019, David was spotted with one of his Fender Custom Shop signature black stratocasters and the now-iconic Jimi Hendrix guitar strap.
JERRY SHIRLEY OF HUMBLE PIE :DRUMMING ON SYD BARRETT'S ALBUM "BARRETT”& SYD'S FINAL LONDON GIG
Journalist John Edginton has been retrieving files from an old hard drive. Another gem has been released from the The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story filming outtakes.
In this extended unreleased video, Humble Pie’s drummer, Jerry Shirley, shares his memories of working on Syd Barrett’s final album, “Barrett” And playing on Syd’s disastrous last London gig with David Gilmour