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In June 2019, David Gilmour raised $21.5m from the Christie's sale of more than 120 of his instruments and artefacts. He gave the proceeds to ClientEarth, a charity which uses the power of the law to protect the planet and its people.

"The global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face," said David. "I hope that the sale of these guitars will help ClientEarth in their actions to use the law to bring about real change. We need a civilised world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond, in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung."

For more information on ClientEarth, their work and how you can help, please visit clientearth.org.



21 August 2020

UPDATE – The cinema release of Delicate Sound of Thunder, scheduled for 15 October, has been cancelled.


20 July 2020

NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS UK TOUR POSTPONED

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets UK Tour Postponed

 

Due to the uncertainty surrounding us all due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets UK tour, due to take place from 1 October, is to be rescheduled for April/May 2021. The new tour dates are shown above.

It is important to the band that those who are planning to attend the shows are able to do so safely and without concern for their health and wellbeing. To achieve this, and to allow people the opportunity to plan their travel to and from the concerts, postponing until April 2021 was the best option.

All tickets remain valid on a venue-for-venue basis and tickets are still available to purchase from www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com. Unfortunately, we are unable to reschedule the shows in Gateshead and Southampton, and customers can receive a refund from their ticket provider. However, we have announced shows as close as possible to these areas (Newcastle and Portsmouth). New tickets will need to be purchased and these shows are now on sale.


3 July 2020

'YES, I HAVE GHOSTS' – DAVID GILMOUR'S FIRST NEW MUSIC IN FIVE YEARS

Yes, I Have GhostsYes, I Have Ghosts is the first new song from David Gilmour in five years and features the voice and harp playing of his daughter Romany. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson's new novel A Theatre for Dreamers.

Of Yes, I Have Ghosts, David says "I was working on this song just as we went in to lockdown and had to cancel a session with backing singers but, as it turned out, the solution was right here and I couldn't be happier with the way Romany's voice blends with mine and her beautiful harp playing has been another revelation".

The song has previously only been available as part the ground-breaking audiobook for the novel. Polly Samson, who wrote the lyrics, says "Collaborating with David – as I have done many times over the last 30 years, writing songs for both Pink Floyd and his solo albums – we were able to bring together the worlds of literature and music to enhance the listening experience and connect with audiences in a way which I don't think has been done before".

The Sunday Times bestseller A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson is out now and published by Bloomsbury.

A Theatre for Dreamers audiobook is available here.

Yes, I Have Ghosts by David Gilmour, featuring Romany Gilmour, is released today on SONY MUSIC. Click here to stream/download.



25 June 2020



'A Theatre for Dreamers' is now available as an audiobook. Click here to order.


12 June 2020

David Gilmour YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The official David Gilmour YouTube Channel has just reached 500,000 subscribers! Thanks for all your support.


3 June 2020

A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS – AN EVENING OF WORDS AND MUSIC WITH POLLY SAMSON AND DAVID GILMOUR

It is with great regret that the dates for A Theatre for Dreamers – An Evening of Words and Music with Polly Samson and David Gilmour have been rescheduled to June 2021.

All tickets will be valid for the new shows, which have been previewed via The Von Trapped Family broadcasts on Polly's Facebook page. Any NEW purchases will receive a signed copy of the hardback version of the book by Polly Samson and a signed photo by Polly and David Gilmour on the night of the event. Please see Terms and Conditions.

A Theatre for Dreamers – An Evening of Words and Music with Polly Samson and David Gilmour:

Friday 25th June 2021 – Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music

Saturday 26th June 2021 – Birmingham, Town Hall

Monday 28th June 2021 – London, Central Hall Westminster

For details on refunds, please click here.


22 May 2020

SYD, ROGER, RICHARD, NICK AND DAVID

Beginning today Syd, Roger, Richard, Nick and David is a new and evolving playlist from Pink Floyd. During this period of lockdown, isolation and uncertainty, it might help to make time each day to immerse yourself in music, so each day we will be adding a new track into the playlist that you can find at the top of the band's Spotify page, if you choose that particular streaming service for this.

Each day, this will build into the perfect playlist to help you navigate these challenging times. From the best known classics, to deeper album tracks, you'll find each day's new track at the top of the playlist. As a bonus, each Friday we will be adding one of the currently unavailable bonus tracks that were featured in the Immersion boxsets a few years back.

To start us off, today's track is Us & Them (Live at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London 1974), as featured in the Immersion collection for The Dark Side of The Moon. We hope you enjoy reconnecting with these tracks over the coming weeks.


6 May 2020

FOURTH FILM FOR @YOUTUBE FESTIVAL THIS FRIDAY

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 5.00pm BST (12.00pm EST) on Friday 8th May, a screening of critically acclaimed film David Gilmour Live At Pompeii will represent the last of Pink Floyd's four contributions to the @YouTube Film Festival, of which the preceding three have already garnered a total of more than 4.5 million views.

On 7th & 8th July 2016, David Gilmour performed two spectacular solo shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film, Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.

The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David Gilmour is the only performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.

The film was shot in hi-res 4K by director Gavin Elder and released in over 2,000 cinemas worldwide in 2017. The concert features songs from throughout David's career, including the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock; and On An Island; as well as Pink Floyd classics, and an extraordinary performance of The Great Gig In The Sky from The Dark Side of the Moon, which David rarely plays as a solo artist.

It will be available at the David Gilmour YouTube channel here.

#YouTube #StayHome #WithMe Film Festival


30 April 2020

KQED CONCERT CONTINUES @YOUTUBE FILM FESTIVAL

Pink Floyd's series of longform concerts on Fridays at 5.00pm UK time continues with the broadcast tomorrow, Friday 1st May, of An Hour with Pink Floyd, the 1970 performance filmed by San Francisco TV station KQED.

This will be followed next week (on the David Gilmour YouTube Channel) by David Gilmour Live at Pompeii.

An Hour with Pink Floyd can be seen on Pink Floyd's YouTube channel here.

Filmed in April 1970 while the band was on tour in the US, the footage was upgraded in 2016 for the The Early Years 1965-1972 box set release, and its subsequent release as a stand-alone, year-specific volume, 1970 Devi/ation. The final Festival Friday contribution is the Blu-ray version of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii available from Friday 8th May on David Gilmour's YouTube channel. Both films, as well as the 1995 live concert film PULSE, will run until Sunday 17th May.

#YouTube #StayHome #WithMe Film Festival


27 April 2020

NICK'S AUCTION ITEM DRUMS UP NHS SUPPORT

Pharaoh skins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blue Auction is being run by Bonhams auctioneers, with all proceeds going to the UK National Health Service, and Nick Mason has kindly agreed to donate a pair of rare drum heads. The hand finished screen-printed drum heads are a pair from a limited edition (10 only) of reproductions of Nick's iconic 'Pharaoh' skins, as featured on Pink Floyd tours in the early 1970s.

The online only auction finishes at 12 noon UK time, this Wednesday, 29 April, so be sure to get your bid in quickly by clicking here.

No auction fees will be payable and all proceeds will go to NHS charities' Covid-19 urgent appeal @nhscharitiestogether


23 April 2020

@YOUTUBE FILM FESTIVAL: PINK FLOYD LIVE AT POMPEII

At 5.00pm UK time (12.00pm EST) on Friday 24th April, Pink Floyd will once again participate in the @YouTube Film Festival with a screening of their much-loved and visionary live concert recording Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii. The concert film will appear as part of the @YouTube Film Festival for a period of 24 hours only.

1972 saw the release of Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii, a film of the band performing without an audience in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben. The film which includes Echoes, Part 1, Echoes, Part 2, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun and One of These Days is taken from the 2016 version featured on The Early Years 1965-1972 box set. It will be running on Pink Floyd's YouTube channel here.

Next Friday (1st May) will feature Pink Floyd's KQED Concert filmed live in San Francisco in 1970.

#YouTube #StayHome #WithMe Film Festival


18 April 2020

IF IT BE YOUR WILL (LEONARD COHEN COVER)



Romany and David Gilmour performing a cover of Leonard Cohen's If It Be Your Will. Recorded during the Von Trapped family live stream on Thursday 16th April 2020. Watch the full event on Polly Samson's YouTube channel here.


17 April 2020

PINK FLOYD JOINS THE @YOUTUBE FILM FESTIVAL WITH 90-MINUTE 'PULSE'

At 5.00pm today UK time (12.00pm EST), Pink Floyd will participate in the @YouTube Film Festival, starting with a screening of PULSE. Part of a series of concerts as part of the @YouTube Film Festival, which runs from Friday 17th April to Sunday 17th May, this will be the 90-minute version of the acclaimed live concert recording. Recorded live on 20 October 1994 at the now-demolished Earls Court arena in London, the ground-breaking concert was re-edited and upgraded from the original masters in 2019 for the Later Years box set release. It will be running on Pink Floyd's YouTube channel here.

Three more concerts will follow. #YouTube #StayHome #WithMe Film Festival


2 April 2020

Facebook Streaming Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polly Samson's A Theatre for Dreamers is out today. Due to the NHS clapping in the UK at 8.00pm tonight, the live streaming has been moved to 8.30pm BST / 3.30pm ET.


1 April 2020

Sadly our launch events for @PollySamson's new book #ATheatreForDreamers – out tomorrow – had to be postponed, so we're having a go at doing something live from home with the family on Facebook on release day. Join us at 8.00pm BST tomorrow (Thursday 2nd) at https://www.facebook.com/davidgilmour.


13 March 2020

It is with great regret that the dates for A Theatre for Dreamers – An Evening of Words and Music with Polly Samson and David Gilmour have been postponed.

The dates have been rescheduled for September and all tickets are valid for the new shows.

Manchester RCNM – http://bit.ly/ATFDmcr
Wednesday 9th September

Birmingham Town Hall – http://bit.ly/ATFDbham
Thursday 10th September

Central Hall Westminster – http://bit.ly/ATFDlondon
Friday 11th September


Ticket holders will be sent their signed books and photos week commencing Monday 30th March.

A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS BY POLLY SAMSON IS PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY 2ND APRIL BY BLOOMSBURY.

For details of refunds, please click here.


6 March 2020

LIVE RECORDING OF ARNOLD LAYNE FOR RECORD STORE DAY

Arnold Layne for Record Store DayTo celebrate Record Store Day 2020 on Saturday 18th April, Pink Floyd will release a live recording of the band's first single, and Syd Barrett's best-known song, Arnold Layne, via participating stores. Pink Floyd Records has supported Record Store Day since the label's launch in June 2016, so this release is slightly different from the version that appeared in the recent The Later Years box set.

The limited-edition, one-sided Record Store Day 7" vinyl single boasts new artwork for the release featuring a person caught 'red-handed' in handcuffs. Pink Floyd Creative Director Aubrey Powell oversaw the sleeve, newly created by long-time Floyd collaborators, photographer Rupert Truman and designer Peter Curzon, both of StormStudios. New art extends to the B-side of the single, which features a new and exclusive etching of handcuffs to echo the sleeve and the song's lyrics.

The single represents the last live performance of Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright all together in 2007, from the Syd Barrett tribute concert The Madcap's Last Laugh, at The Barbican Theatre, London, on 10 May 2007. The Pink Floyd members were augmented by Jon Carin (Keyboards, vocals) and Andy Bell from Oasis on bass guitar. Held to pay homage to Syd, who had died a year earlier, the concert, produced by Nick Laird-Clowes with Associate Producer Joe Boyd, sadly featured the final performance of the band to include Richard Wright, who passed away the year after.

Record Store Day has become a landmark occasion for thousands of independent record shops around the world, involving special exclusive vinyl releases, while many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion.



26 February 2020

DAVID GILMOUR'S TRIBUTE TO PETER GREEN

David Gilmour with Mick Fleetwood David Gilmour with Mick Fleetwood. Photo: Polly Samson.

As previously announced, David Gilmour performed last night as one of the special guests assembled by Mick Fleetwood to celebrate the life and music of Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green at The London Palladium. Although Peter Green's time with the band was to be short-lived, his songs and performances attracted much acclaim, and the regard in which they are still held was reflected in the musicians chosen to perform them.

A stellar lineup excelled themselves: John Mayall, Jonny Lang, Rick Vito, Billy Gibbons, Christine McVie, Steven Tyler, Kirk Hammett, Pete Townshend, and Noel Gallagher gave inspiring renditions of the mostly blues-based early Mac material, while Neil Finn was moving on the emotional Man Of The World.

Surprise appearance of the night was fourth original member Jeremy Spencer, appearing on stage with Mick Fleetwood for the first time in fifty years. His slide guitar and vocals, undiminished by time, elicited a great response from the crowd.

Another first was David Gilmour's rendition of Oh Well Part 2, apparently the only time it had ever been performed live by Fleetwood Mac. Backed by the house band of Mick Fleetwood, Andy Fairweather Low, Rick Vito, Dave Bronze and Ricky Peterson, David reproduced the reverberant guitar from the original for the first part of the tune. He then paid tribute in his own style, with a superb bluesy sequence of phrases, playing from the heart – a perfect summation of the spirit of the evening.

David returned on lap steel guitar, duetting with Rick Vito on slide for the penultimate song of the show, the instrumental Albatross. David's distinctive tone, with volume swells, carried the set to sublime heights before the final ensemble closing rendition of Shake Your Moneymaker, the Elmore James classic from the first Fleetwood Mac album.

The concert was designed by Mick Fleetwood to 'recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music' and it certainly achieved that goal. It was filmed and recorded for future release.


25 February 2020

PETER GREEN TRIBUTE CONCERT: REHEARSALS


 

12 February 2020

A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS – AN EVENING OF WORDS AND MUSIC WITH POLLY SAMSON AND DAVID GILMOUR

A Theatre for Dreamers

 

Monday 30th March – Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music
Tuesday 31st March – Birmingham, Town Hall
Thursday 2nd April – London, Central Hall Westminster

Join Polly Samson and friends to launch her new novel A Theatre for Dreamers at an evening of words and music in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Each of these special events will feature Polly Samson in conversation with journalist Rosie Boycott, readings, film and live music, including a new song Yes, I Have Ghosts written by David Gilmour and Polly Samson.

The audience will be transported to the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, and a world dancing on the edge of revolution, where a circle of poets, painters, writers and musicians live tangled lives. It's a story of utopian dreams and innocence lost, of the troubled King and Queen of Bohemia, Charmian Clift and George Johnson, of a young poet named Leonard Cohen, and his Marianne; and of Erica Hart, an 18-year-old in search of answers.

Ticket prices include a signed first edition of A Theatre for Dreamers and an exclusive portrait of Polly Samson and David Gilmour taken on Hydra and signed by them both.

'In A Theatre for Dreamers, Polly Samson goes to the Greek island of Hydra to imagine the first steps in the love affair between Leonard Cohen and his Marianne. As dreamily nostalgic as Cohen's song Famous Blue Raincoat' OBSERVER, Fiction to look out for in 2020

'It is a grand read and the prose falls translucently like the air ... Superb work and a delightful novel' THOMAS KENEALLY

'Polly Samson has created such a dazzling evocation of an era and its mindset. Here, the island of Hydra is a geographical place but a psychological one too, populated by beautiful and damaged characters who pull you down into its pages for another café gossip, another moonlit swim, another drink. This book is a bohemian idyll meticulously drawn, and unsparingly exposed. It is like going away to paradise, then coming back rather wiser. You don't read this book – you live it' MARINA HYDE

A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS BY POLLY SAMSON IS PUBLISHED ON 2nd APRIL BY BLOOMSBURY CIRCUS. PRE-ORDER NOW FROM HTTPS://SMARTURL.IT/ATHEATREFORDREAMERS.

TICKETS ON SALE 10.00am FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY

Manchester – http://bit.ly/ATFDmcr
Birmingham – http://bit.ly/ATFDbham
London – http://bit.ly/ATFDlondon

www.pollysamson.com


10 February 2020

SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS LIVE

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse is a newly announced, live recording taken from the band's sold-out shows at the legendary London venue in May 2019. The band performed their first concerts one year previously, and have received huge acclaim ever since. The recording captures the true essence of a band reviving the music that had rarely featured in Pink Floyd's live shows since those early days, and some of the songs were never played at all by the Floyd.

Released on Friday 17th April 2020 through Sony Records as a double CD/DVD package, double vinyl, and on Blu-ray, it can be pre-ordered here. On all iTunes pre-orders, the Saucers version of Fearless will be made available instantly.

Also, in collaboration with Trafalgar Releasing and Sony Music Entertainment, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse will be coming to cinemas in selected cities worldwide for one night only on Tuesday 10th March 2020, and tickets are now on sale, through NickMasonFilm.com. This theatrical event will also include a pre-recorded cinema exclusive Q&A with Nick Mason and the band where they will answer questions submitted recently by fans.


18 December 2019

PINK FLOYD 'THE LATER YEARS' – AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE TO FANS WORLDWIDE

On Friday 13th December, Pink Floyd Records released Pink Floyd The Later Years, a beautifully packaged 18-disc set covering the material created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards. The period generated record sales of over 40 million worldwide and included three studio albums: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, The Division Bell and The Endless River, as well as two live albums: Delicate Sound Of Thunder and Pulse. With additional production from David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material – including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts – Pink Floyd The Later Years is a must for all fans.

To celebrate the release, British immersive technology studio Draw & Code have developed a new immersive augmented reality experience for fans. Available today, the technology allows fans to explore the new album covers featured in Pink Floyd The Later Years box set, enabling users to personalise and recreate their own version within the real world. Using 8th Wall's webAR platform, the augmented reality experience launches straight from PFLaterYears.com without the need for an app.

In addition, for the millions of Pink Floyd fans that use Facebook and Instagram, the band's management have been working with WMG's Firepit Tech to create a suite of on-platform lenses. These allow users to interact with the same artwork in their pictures and stories. These can be found here.


4 December 2019

A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS

 

It has just been announced that the new novel by Polly Samson – author, Pink Floyd lyricist and partner of David Gilmour – will be released in April 2020.

Click here to pre-order a special signed copy of A Theatre for Dreamers (limited quantities available).

The book is set on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians (notably Leonard Cohen) lived tangled lives which have captivated the world for decades.


26 November 2019

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Make A Difference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register to vote in the General Election by 11.59pm tonight at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.


















25 November 2019

THE LATER YEARS PODCAST SERIES 'THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION' LAUNCHED

The Lost Art Of ConversationTo celebrate the 13th December release of Pink Floyd The Later Years, David Gilmour has given his only interview to BBC Radio's Matt Everitt, published as a podcast, 'The Lost Art of Conversation'. The 4-part series will be available in weekly parts, starting today.

In the series, David discusses Pink Floyd as they reassembled after Roger Waters' departure, as well as legal battles, the 80s, 90s politics and The Big Spliff. Covering the material and stories featured in The Later Years box set, the episodes are split into four key themes from the band's career from 1987 to the present day, including The Studio, Artwork, Live Performances, and Unreleased New Material.

'The Lost Art of Conversation' will be available on all major podcast platforms, via this link: pinkfloyd.lnk.to/Podcast.

Pink Floyd The Later Years is available to pre-order here. A 2-LP/1-CD 'Highlights' package will be released on Friday 29th November.




25 October 2019

ONE SLIP (2019 REMIX) AVAILABLE AS AN INSTANT GRAT

One Slip (from the 2019 remix of A Momentary Lapse Of Reason) has just been made available as the third Instant Grat from Pink Floyd's forthcoming Box Set The Later Years. It was remixed by Andy Jackson with David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins.

The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album. By returning to some of Richard Wright's original keyboard parts and by re-recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members.

The Later Years, compiled into 5 x CDs, 6 x Blu-rays and 5 x DVDs, plus 2 x 7" singles, will be packaged into a lavish box containing also a 60-page photo book, a lyric book, replica tour programmes and memorabilia.


1 October 2019

DAVID GILMOUR PERFORMS AT RICHARD THOMPSON 70TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT

Richard Thompson 70th Birthday Concert Photo: Romany Gilmour.

As previously announced, David Gilmour performed last night at London's Royal Albert Hall, as a special guest at the 70th Birthday Celebration of singer/songwriter/guitarist and Fairport Convention co-founder Richard Thompson.

Apppearing towards the close of a concert full of stellar guests, David performed Richard's The Dimming Of The Day, including an incendiary solo. The song had of course previously featured on the David Gilmour In Concert DVD from the Royal Festival Hall. Richard supplied sympathetic electric guitar behind David's lead vocal on Fat Old Sun, culminating in an exchange of guitar solos between the two that was a masterclass in dynamics and taste.

The show was a fitting tribute to Richard Thompson's artistry, including as it did the cream of Britain's folk-rock world as well as some possibly more surprising guests, such as Hugh Cornwell (a former schoolmate of Richard's) and Bob Mould from Hüsker Dü and Sugar. The entire ensemble, including David, assembled for the traditional Fairport Convention encore of Richard's classic Meet On The Ledge, a fitting end to an astonishing evening of musical virtuosity.


27 September 2019

HIGH HOPES (EARLY VERSION) AVAILABLE AS AN INSTANT GRAT

An iTunes audio Instant Grat is a way for consumers to get a track in advance of an album release, which acts as a 'deposit' against a subsequent purchase of the digital version of the album, slotting into the full downloaded file. High Hopes (Early Version) has just been made available as the second Instant Grat from Pink Floyd's forthcoming Box Set The Later Years, and the video clip can be seen here.

The Later Years, compiled into 5 x CDs, 6 x Blu-rays and 5 x DVDs, plus 2 x 7" singles, and accompanied with lavish and detailed extras, annotates the latter years of Pink Floyd, from 1987 to the present. As the title suggests, this version of High Hopes is an early version of the song, and features an electric guitar solo and slightly different lyrics.


29 August 2019

PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS

On Friday 29th November 2019, Pink Floyd Records will release Pink Floyd The Later Years, a 16-disc set (5 x CDs, 6 x Blu-Rays, 5 x DVDs) covering the material created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards. The period included three studio albums: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason; The Division Bell; and The Endless River; as well as two live albums: Delicate Sound Of Thunder; and Pulse. With additional production from David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material, including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts, Pink Floyd The Later Years is a must for all fans.

A multi-media, deluxe box set, Pink Floyd The Later Years presents an expanded view of the Pink Floyd story from 1987 to the present and kicks off with A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, the album that confirmed Pink Floyd as one of the world's biggest artists.

The album, presented for the first time in 5.1, has been updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an opportunity for a fresh overview of the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album. By returning to some of Richard Wright's keyboard parts and recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members.

Highlights of Pink Floyd The Later Years include:
Restored and remixed Delicate Sound Of Thunder on Blu-ray, DVD and 2-CD;
Restored and re-edited Pulse on Blu-ray for the first time;
Previously unreleased Venice concert (Blu-ray & DVD) and Knebworth concert (remixed/re-edited on Blu-ray/DVD/CD);
Unseen documentaries, screen films, promo clips and the previously unreleased Endless River film.

With the help of Nick Mason and the Pink Floyd archive, the box set comes with reproductions of tour artwork, posters, programmes, tour laminates, lyric book and much more, including two 7" vinyl singles, (the live version of Arnold Layne performed at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert in 2007 and Lost For Words from the 'Pulse' tour rehearsals at Earl's Court), in new picture sleeves and etched image B-sides. Also included is a brand new 60-page hardback book of photos, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.

You can pre-order Pink Floyd The Later Years here.


25 June 2019

NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS ON TOUR IN EUROPE NEXT MONTH

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets European TourNick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets are on tour in Europe throughout July.

This is an opportunity to experience Pink Floyd's celebrated and significant early body of work played live, including songs from albums The Piper At The Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful Of Secrets, up to Obscured By Clouds.

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets are Nick Mason, Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris, and Dom Beken.

To purchase tickets and for additional tour information, go to www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com.













21 June 2019

DAVID GILMOUR ON THE TODAY PROGRAMME TOMORROW

David Gilmour will be appearing on BBC Radio 4's Today programme tomorrow at 8.22am, along with ClientEarth CEO James Thornton.

Click here to listen (UK only).


21 June 2019

DAVID GILMOUR'S GUITARS RAISE $21M TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

Yesterday's auction, by Christie's in New York, of the David Gilmour guitar collection saw more than $21 million raised for the benefit of ClientEarth, an organisation pledged to combat climate change. The highly anticipated auction of more than 120 instruments and artefacts from David Gilmour's personal collection created great excitement in the auction room as new record prices were set for contemporary musical instruments.

As predicted, the instruments most closely associated with iconic recordings such as Wish You Were Here and The Dark Side of the Moon received astronomical bids from all around the world, the highest being the $3.9 million paid for David's 'Black Strat' Fender Stratocaster. However, the generosity of bidders and collectors from around the world enabled proceeds across the entire collection to reach the sum of $21,490,750, including buyer's premium.

David Gilmour described the result as "brilliant and unbelievable", reiterating his support for ClientEarth in their cause to use the law to bring about real change. ClientEarth, a charity that uses the power of the law to protect the planet and its people, comprises lawyers and environmental experts who are fighting against climate change and to protect nature and the environment.

ClientEarth CEO James Thornton said: "This is a truly humbling and extraordinary gift, which goes beyond our wildest expectations. It's difficult to express just how deeply grateful we are to David for choosing ClientEarth as the beneficiary of this historic auction. The law is one of the most powerful tools we have to tackle the world's increasing environmental problems. This gift is a phenomenal boost to our work using the law to tackle climate change and protect nature. It will allow us to play an even greater role in addressing the climate crisis and securing a healthy planet for future generations". Click here for more information on ClientEarth.

Some of the individual items' final bids included $3,975,000 for the 'Black Strat', well above the estimated range of $100,000 to $150,000. Other big-ticket items included a 1954 Fender Stratocaster with the serial number 0001, which was used on the recording of Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, which went for over $1.8 million. A 1958 Gretsch White Penguin sold for $447,000, and a 1955 Gibson Goldtop Les Paul, also used on Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, sold for $447,000. Christie's declared all to be "world musical instruments auction records".


19 June 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – A MESSAGE FROM DAVID GILMOUR




14 June 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – OPEN FOR VIEWING

Discover The David Gilmour Guitar Collection in New York until Wednesday 19th June. Book your free entry ticket here.


14 June 2019

PETER WHITEHEAD

We are sad to note the death of independent film maker Peter Whitehead, who documented the counterculture of the 1960s, as this obituary discusses. Amongst many things, Peter shot the film Tonite Let's All Make Love In London, featuring Pink Floyd; expanded footage shot of the band was later released as Pink Floyd – London 1966-67.


7 June 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – ARE YOU READY?

The David Gilmour Guitar Collection opens in New York on Friday 14th June. Book your free entry ticket here.


7 June 2019

'THE DIVISION BELL' 25TH ANNIVERSARY BLUE VINYL OUT NOW

As previously advised, the 25th anniversary edition of The Division Bell is released today. Available on translucent blue vinyl, echoing the original limited blue vinyl release in 1994, the 1994 multi-million selling album includes the Grammy Award-winning track Marooned (Best Rock Instrumental Performance).

As with the 2014 vinyl reissue, it's a 2-LP set containing all full-length versions of the tracks, as opposed to the original 1994 LP, which featured some edited tracks in order to fit the album on one LP.

The album was remastered for the 2014 release by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab from the original analogue tapes. Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour produced the original album, with orchestral arrangements by the late Michael Kamen.

The 25th anniversary edition of The Division Bell can be purchased here.


30 May 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – 'THE BLACK STRAT'

Of all the instruments in The David Gilmour Guitar Collection, it is an off-the-shelf standard model black Stratocaster that has served him the longest as both a performance and a recording tool, appearing on every Pink Floyd album from 1970 to 1983 and all four of his solo albums to date. Read about 'The Black Strat' – a rock icon here.


27 May 2019

DAVID GILMOUR PODCAST

Ahead of The David Gilmour Guitar Collection auction at Christie's in New York on Thursday 20th June, David is releasing three podcasts featuring conversations with Matt Everitt about the guitars. Subscribe to the podcast here.


7 May 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – LA PREVIEW

In advance of the New York sale, select guitars from The David Gilmour Guitar Collection are now on view in Los Angeles until Saturday 11th May. Entry is free and there's no need to book.


30 April 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – FAVOURITE LONDON MOMENTS

The David Gilmour Guitar Collection exhibition in London saw many people rock out on the Signature Black Stratocaster; click here to view a compilation.

Select guitars will be on display at Christie's Los Angeles gallery from 7–11 May. Entry is free and there's no need to book.


26 April 2019

THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS – SPAIN BECOMES THE FOURTH COUNTRY TO HOST THIS AMAZING INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE

Spain has been confirmed as the fourth country to host The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the critically acclaimed major retrospective of Pink Floyd, their music and the impact the band had on art and culture. Following its hugely successful debut at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in 2017, which saw over 400,000 people attend, the exhibition will now take residency in Madrid, Spain's capital city.

The exhibition will open on Friday 10th May 2019 at the internationally recognised IFEMA – the Trade Fair Institution of Spain. IFEMA's Espacio 5.1 is the perfect venue for the immersive experiential journey through Pink Floyd's world, from high-tech audio visual events, objects, and surreal landscapes, to culture explosions that evolve throughout the exhibition.

Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now via www.stubhub.es and www.pinkfloydexhibition.es.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition is promoted globally by Michael Cohl of Concert Productions International, in association with DG Entertainment and Spanish event promoter Sold Out.


25 April 2019

UNPLUGGED – DAVID GILMOUR AND HIS ACOUSTIC GUITARS

As the tour of The David Gilmour Guitar Collection hits Los Angeles (Tuesday 7th May), you can discover the acoustic guitars that have played such an important part in David's development as a musician, and in some of his most famous songs.

Click here to find out more.


11 April 2019

'THE DIVISION BELL' 25TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION BLUE VINYL

A Saucerful Of Secrets Mono RemasterPink Floyd Records is releasing a 25th anniversary edition of The Division Bell, the band's 1994 multi-million selling album that included the Grammy Award-winning track Marooned (Best Rock Instrumental Performance). Set for release on Friday 7th June, this 25th anniversary edition will be available on translucent blue vinyl, echoing the original limited blue vinyl release in 1994.

The Division Bell sleeve artwork of two huge metal heads in profile talking to each other (and in turn, creating a third forward-facing head) was provided by long-time Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson. Two three-metre tall metal head sculptures (by John Robertson), weighing 1500 kilogrammes, were placed in a field in Cambridgeshire and photographed across a two-week period in all weather conditions. Storm said: "It was intended that the viewer should not see both at the same time. One saw the single face, or the two profiles which meant that they were then communicating with the image". This relates directly to the album's core themes of communication, talking through problems and making choices.

The album was remastered for the release in 2014 by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab from the original analogue tapes. Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour produced the original album, with orchestral arrangements by the late Michael Kamen. As with the 2014 vinyl reissue, it's a 2-LP set containing all full-length versions of the tracks, as opposed to the original 1994 LP, which featured some edited tracks in order to fit the album on one LP.

You can purchase the 25th anniversary edition of The Division Bell here.


5 April 2019

DAVID GILMOUR: MY LIFE IN GUITARS – UPDATED

David Gilmour plucks some pearls of wisdom from his long history with guitars in a special story on Christies.com that showcases The David Gilmour Guitar Collection in full.

Discover the stories behind the guitars ahead of the auction in New York on 20 June, as well as anecdotes about his first guitar, his early heroes, and a little-known fact about David Gilmour's role at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

The full catalogue of the collection is available to view on Christies.com.


28 March 2019

VIRTUAL TOUR: THE DAVID GILMOUR GUITAR COLLECTION

Explore the London exhibition of David Gilmour's guitar collection via the virtual tour on Christies.com. Click here to visit.


27 March 2019

THE DAVID GILMOUR GUITAR COLLECTION WITH MATT EVERITT



Live from London: Take a guided tour of The David Gilmour Guitar Collection with BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Matt Everitt.


27 March 2019

DAVID GILMOUR: MY LIFE IN GUITARS

David Gilmour plucks some pearls of wisdom from his long history with guitars in a special story on Christies.com that, for the first time, showcases The David Gilmour Guitar Collection in full.

Discover the stories behind guitars that will be on display in the exhibition at Christie's London (27-31 March) ahead of the auction in New York on 20 June, as well as anecdotes about his first guitar, his early heroes, and a little-known fact about David Gilmour's role at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

The full catalogue of the collection is now available to view on Christies.com.


26 March 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – TRAILER



Christie's have just released this trailer for The David Gilmour Guitar Collection.


25 March 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – FREE EXHIBITION TICKETS

The #GilmourGuitars exhibition opens at @ChristiesInc in London on Wednesday this week (27 March). There's still time to book your free entry ticket by clicking here.


15 March 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION – LONDON PREVIEW EXHIBITION

In advance of the New York sale, the entire David Gilmour Collection will be exhibited at Christie's London followed by highlights in Los Angeles and will conclude with a full preview in New York.

The world tour of The David Gilmour Guitar Collection will launch at Christie's London (8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT) on Wednesday 27th March, where you can preview David's personal collection of over 120 guitars, to be auctioned later this year in New York – including the legendary 'Black Strat' played on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. The sale is the largest and most comprehensive collection of guitars to be offered at auction, with proceeds to benefit charity.

The exhibition is free and open to all, but reservations are required – please book your preferred date and time via this link.


11 March 2019

'A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS' MONO REMASTER

A Saucerful Of Secrets Mono RemasterTo celebrate Record Store Day 2019 (Saturday 13th April), Pink Floyd will re-release the band's second album A Saucerful of Secrets on vinyl. Remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman from the original 1968 analogue mono mix, the release is the latest from Pink Floyd Records, which has supported Record Store Day since the label's launch in June 2016.

The limited-edition Record Store Day release is delivered on premium 12" 180-gram black vinyl, with a black poly-lined inner sleeve, and a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve, including the 'Columbia' logo, under which imprint (via EMI) the early Pink Floyd released in the UK. (The 'Columbia' logo has been used by kind permission of owners Sony Music Entertainment.)

The album's cover artwork was the first ever sleeve design for creators Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson of the Hipgnosis design team, and was to lead to a groundbreaking career for them in the visual arts, including of course many more iconic Pink Floyd album sleeves, amongst them The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

A Saucerful of Secrets in Mono follows the successful release of Pink Floyd's debut album The Piper At The Gates of Dawn in Mono in 2018, and is released via Record Store Day participating stores on Saturday 13th April 2019.

To find a store near you, go to https://recordstoreday.com/.


6 March 2019

CHRISTIE'S GUITAR AUCTION CATALOGUE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

In what is bound to be a heavily-subscribed issue, Christie's the auctioneers have announced that they are making available for pre-order the catalogue for David Gilmour's charity guitar auction. As you would imagine for a sale of this importance, the catalogue will feature a photo of each of the 120+ guitars under the hammer, each with a description of the guitar's provenance and history. The descriptions vary in length, with some going into much detail, including previously unpublished anecdotes.

Pre-order the catalogue at this link to get an item that is certain to be appreciated by guitar lovers around the world, whether or not participating in David's historic charity auction.

Please note that catalogues will not be despatched until the week commencing 13th May.


29 January 2019

CHRISTIE'S TO AUCTION MORE THAN 120 OF DAVID GILMOUR'S GUITARS FOR CHARITY IN NEW YORK ON THURSDAY 20TH JUNE 2019https://www.christies.com/auctions/the-david-gilmour-collection

David Gilmour performs with The Pretty Things and Van Morrison

 

David Gilmour playing 'The Black Strat' for the 'Live at Abbey Road' series, 29th August 2006.
Photo: Polly Samson.


Christie's auctioneers will be hosting an auction of some of the highlights of David Gilmour's personal guitar collection on Thursday 20th June 2019 in New York. Focussing on a selection of David's guitars, including Fenders, Gibsons and Martins, amongst others, the auction will be led by David's historic 'Black Strat', his 1969 black Fender Stratocaster, with which he is closely associated. The sale will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of guitars to be offered at auction, with all sale proceeds benefitting charitable causes.

A global tour of the collection will launch in London at Christie's, King Street, from March 27-31, 2019, where the full collection will be on display, followed by highlights in Los Angeles May 7-11, and then the New York sale preview ahead of the auction from June 14-19. During the exhibitions, sound experience will be provided by Sennheiser.

David said: "These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have given me pieces of music over the years. They have paid for themselves many times over, but it's now time that they moved on. Guitars were made to be played and it is my wish that wherever they end up, they continue to give their owners the gift of music. By auctioning these guitars I hope that I can give some help where it is really needed and through my charitable foundation do some good in this world. It will be a wrench to see them go and perhaps one day I'll have to track one or two of them down and buy them back!"

For more details, please visit https://www.christies.com/auctions/the-david-gilmour-collection.


29 December 2018

NICK MASON HONOURED

Many congratulations to Nick Mason for being awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the British New Year's Honours list, which has just been announced. Nick will receive the award for services to music.


14 December 2018

DAVID GILMOUR PERFORMS WITH THE PRETTY THINGS AND VAN MORRISON

David Gilmour performs with The Pretty Things and Van Morrison

 

David Gilmour fulfilled his promise last night to former Harvest stable mates The Pretty Things, joining them onstage at their last-ever performance. The Indigo space at the O2 Arena was the venue for a rapturously received, sold out show, which saw the Dartford, Kent, band officially bow out after 55 years of live performing. Formed by ex-Rolling Stone Dick Taylor and singer Phil May, the band went through several musical incarnations in their career, all represented across a 3-part set spanning three hours.

The central section included a large portion of the band's rock opera S. F. Sorrow, certainly one of the first, which was released on EMI's Harvest imprint in December 1968, produced by Norman Smith. At last night's show, David played on several tracks from the album, including She Says Good Morning, Baron Saturday, I See You, and Old Man Going, as well as adding exhilarating solos to Cries From The Midnight Circus, from the subsequent Parachute album.

The farewell show also featured guest appearances from Van Morrison, who joined David alongside The Pretty Things on one of the encores, a high energy rendition of Bo Diddley's Roadrunner, originally included on the Pretty Things' 1965 debut album, helping to bring things full circle. For those who were there it was a very exciting night, the contributions of the special guests helping to celebrate one of the UK's original 1960's musical pioneers.


7 December 2018

SOUL MUSIC: SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND

BBC Radio 4's Soul Music programme on Wednesday 26th December (9.00am, repeated at 9.30pm; then available, as a podcast, on the BBC Sounds app.) features Shine On You Crazy Diamond discussed by voices including David Gilmour.

Written about Syd Barrett, their former band member, it's both a tribute, and a call for him to "shine on" despite suffering serious mental health issues. David Gilmour recalls the legendary day that Syd Barrett unexpectedly appeared in the studio where they were recording Wish You Were Here, the album bookended by Shine On. Nobody recognised Syd at first; once handsome and slender, he'd gained weight and shaved his head and eyebrows.

Another contributor to the programme, Anna Gascoigne, talks about the pain of losing her son, Jay. He was a gentle boy, a talented musician, who eventually succumbed to the multiple mental health problems he had battled for years. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, for Anna, speaks directly to her of Jay; he loved Pink Floyd and Shine On was played at his memorial service. Anna, herself, was driven to the brink of suicide by her son's death. It was the support of her family – including her brother, Paul Gascoigne – that helped her to carry on.

Ed Steelefox, a DJ based in Worcester, describes a New Year's Eve house-party of a few years ago: as the guests gradually fell asleep he chose to slip out the door leaving a non-stop playlist of different, live, versions of 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' to penetrate their dreams.

And Professor Allan Moore, a regular Soul Music contributor, takes to the grand piano to play and talk about what it is in the track that is so directly reminiscent of Syd Barrett.


31 October 2018

NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets North American TourNick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets have announced their first-ever North American tour in 2019 with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and New York. Collecting rave reviews as they introduced their unique live show of early Pink Floyd to sold-out UK and European audiences in 2018, the 28-date tour kicks off March 12, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and concludes April 22, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at DAR Constitution Hall.

This tour marks Pink Floyd co-founder and drummer Nick Mason's first performances in North America since Pink Floyd's July 18, 1994 concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as part of the Division Bell Tour.

"With the help of some like-minded friends, I have embarked on a voyage of discovery of the music that was the launch pad of Pink Floyd and my working life," says Mason. "It seems too early to retire, and I missed the interaction with other musicians."

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets is Nick Mason, Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, longtime Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris, and keyboardist Dom Beken. This is an opportunity to experience Pink Floyd's celebrated and significant early body of work played live, including songs from albums The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and A Saucerful Of Secrets.

To purchase tickets and for additional tour information, go to www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com.



12 October 2018

NATIONAL ALBUM DAY

The UK's Official Charts Company reveals the all-time album chart, based on sales and streams from 1956 to the present day, tomorrow (Saturday 13th October) as part of National Album Day. The Dark Side Of The Moon should figure strongly, and we'll find out tomorrow, between 1 and 3pm UK time, where it stands in the chart.

Also, as part of the National Album Day celebrations, fans are encouraged to play their favourite album in full or at least a song from it, at 3.33pm UK time (an approximation of the turning speed of an album, being 33⅓ rpm).


10 October 2018

VOTE FOR RATTLE THAT LOCK ART

Vote for Rattle That Lock ArtTo coincide with this weekend's National Album Day in the UK, a competition has been launched to nominate the best album sleeve from the past 70 years, including David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock. Participants must click on their three favourite sleeves from the 70 featured on the artvinyl.com website. An album sleeve was chosen for each year, with Rattle That Lock representing 2015.

To vote, click here. The winning sleeve will be announced on Tuesday 20th November 2018.

To coincide, a touring exhibition of some of the sleeves, including Rattle That Lock, opened on Monday 8th October at London's Waterloo railway station. The exhibition showcases the album covers chosen by a panel of judges, and moves to Manchester's Piccadilly station from Monday 22nd October, then Glasgow Central from Tuesday 6th November.

For more information, please click here.





3 October 2018

NICK MASON PODCAST

Today, the Rhino Podcast unveiled its latest episode – an interview with Nick Mason, to discuss his recently released box set Unattended Luggage.

Download it, subscribe to their other podcasts, or listen to this episode via www.rhino.com/podcast.


25 September 2018

NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS ANNOUNCE 2019 UK SHOWS

Following a month-long sell-out tour of the UK and Europe this September, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets have announced five UK shows in April and May 2019 that will go on sale from 10am on Friday 28th September at www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com.

Having played four intimate and acclaimed live shows at London's Dingwalls and Half Moon in May, Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets toured their unique live set of early Pink Floyd across Europe, including six shows in the UK. The tickets sold out almost immediately, so the following five new shows have been announced...

Monday 29th April – Cardiff, St David's Hall
Tuesday 30th April – Aylesbury, Friars
Wednesday 1st May – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Friday 3rd May – London, Roundhouse
Saturday 4th May – London, Roundhouse

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets are Nick Mason, Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris, and Dom Beken.


3 September 2018

NICK MASON ON TOUR

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets