Two years ago, David Gilmour released his new solo album, Rattle That Lock, shortly after the accompanying tour had begun. The tour brought a mix of Pink Floyd classics, and his new songs. Did you manage to get to any of the concerts? If so, which ones, and what did you think of the show? http://smarturl.it/DG_RTL_Spotify
Tomorrow night at 11pm (UK time), BBC Radio 2 airs the first episode of the new series of Johnnie Walker's Long Players. The hour-long special takes a look at Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, with the album, and Radio 2, both celebrating 50 years in 2017. Walker is joined by Nick Mason and Aubrey 'Po' Powell to discuss those days. More details, including how to listen in, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094r2vw
Next Friday, September 22nd, Ray Winkler (CEO and design director of Stufish – designers of The Pink Floyd Exhibition) is doing a talk as part of the London Design Festival. "Making Entertainment Architecture", with Ray in conversation with V&A Senior Curator Victoria Broackes, starts at 4pm, and tickets are now on sale: http://bit.ly/2xDWIvI Ray will be discussing such things as: - Redefining entertainment architecture as a unique creative discipline - Adapting a design approach for an diverse portfolio of work: from permanent and semi-permanent buildings, live productions, master planning and more - How pioneering rock shows are staged and toured – from initial idea, to final production - Creating theatrical design for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - Working at the intersection of architecture and performance - Ensuring design intent is maintained while delivering extraordinary, yet feasible and functional buildings and structures [Picture: copyright Stufish]
Arriving in record stores today in 1975, wrapped in opaque black plastic, was Pink Floyd's latest album, Wish You Were Here. As a (fairly reluctant) concession to the record company and retailers, a sticker - designed by Hipgnosis artist George Hardie - was added to the cover, depicting the elements and including the artist and title, alongside the handshake.
50 years ago, the band appeared at Gyllene Cirkeln, Stockholm, Sweden. This picture shows them at the venue on that day; the recording of their performance can be found on the 1965-67 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION individual Early Years set, and of course within the full box set too.
Today in 1987, Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour started in Ottawa, in front of 25,000 fans. The tour was initially intended to last for 11 weeks, but they ended up performing just under 200 shows ultimately...
From David Gilmour 'Live At Pompeii' Released 29 September 2017. Listen and pre-order here http://smarturl.it/DGPompeii. Also, in cinemas worldwide on 13 September - www.DavidGilmourCinemaTickets.com.
It's the 30th anniversary of A Momentary Lapse of Reason, which featured a typically impressive yet hugely impractical cover, shot by Storm Thorgerson and his team on Saunton Sands in Devon (a beach used for some of the scenes in the film Pink Floyd – The Wall). Here's an alternate shot from the session, showing the perils of using tidal bodies of water...
By record-breaking popular demand, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is extended by two final weeks! It’s set to be the biggest music exhibition ever at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Must close on 15th October. Get tickets here: goo.gl/btQAWL
With a couple of weeks to go before the cinema screenings, and a month to the release of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii on CD, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and download, here's a taste of the performance - the title track of David's most recent studio album, Rattle That Lock. For more info on the cinema screenings, and the releases, visit www.DavidGilmour.com.