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.