We’ve added a second design to the “Floydian Slip” collection of promotional stickers.
Our new triangular sticker is printed in matte metallic silver, and is 2″ x 2¼”. Perfect for sticking on your favorite bathroom stall door, restaurant salad bar sneeze-guard, or T72 Iraqi tank (See “Floydian Slip sticker spotted on Iraqi tank.”)
This new one joins our 2″ x 4″ full-color vinyl sticker that we rolled out in October 2015.
The Cambridge home where Pink Floyd was photographed for the cover of the band’s 1969 album “Ummagumma” is for sale.
Trinity House in Great Shelford is a 9,210-square foot Edwardian mansion that sits on 3.7 acres. Asking price is £3.25 million ($4.3 million US).
While the property listing at the website of Savills, the real estate firm handling the sale, is mum on the property’s Floydian provenance, the Cambridge News reports the home boasts two points of distinction for Floyd fans.
According to the News, which cites “A Pink Floyd Fan’s Guide to Cambridge” by Mark Worden and Alfred Marziano, the property was the location of the Hipgnosis photo shoot of the band’s 1969 album “Ummagumma.”
Furthermore, it says Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Rick Wright performed a private concert at the home as “The Tea Set” in 1965 for the 21st birthday party of a friend. David Gilmour’s early group Joker’s Wild was on the ticket as well.
Savills has published on its site several photos of the property, which seems to be in desperate need of a makeover.
The most interesting shot might be one of an empty room with a pair of French doors in the corner that open out to a yard. It’s remarkably similar to the doorway where members of Floyd posed for that series of echoing Drostesque photographs on the cover of “Ummagumma.”
On Nov. 17, Pink Floyd Records will reissue on vinyl the albums “A Collection of Great Dance Songs” (1981) and “Delicate Sound of Thunder” (1988).
This will be the first time those albums have been available on LP for more than 20 years. They’ll be the band’s first “best of” and live albums to be remastered on vinyl.
Over the past two years, Floyd has released its entire studio collection as stereo remasters on heavyweight 180g vinyl. All have been mastered from original analogue studio tapes with original album artwork.
“A Collection of Great Dance Songs’” was certified double platinum by the RIAA in 2001. A compilation of previously released tracks, it also contains a complete re-recording of “Money” recorded almost entirely by David Gilmour alone.
“Delicate Sound Of Thunder” was recorded live over five nights in August 1988 at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, N.Y. It went on to become the first rock album to be played in outer space.
Register to win a pair of Sennheiser HD1 Dark Side of the Moon-themed wireless headphones.
These wireless headphones feature printed prisms and a rainbow coating background on the ear cups, rainbow-colored stitching on the headband, and a tag commemorating “Their Mortal Remains,” the band’s exhibition showing now at the V&A Museum in London.
Suggested retail price $499.95.
Prize courtesy of Sennheiser and Hummingbird Media.
A boat lies waiting for you … if you’ve got £450 to spend.
Evrika, the Nautor Swan 65 yacht that once belonged to Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright, is for sale.
Built in 1982, Wright bought the vessel in ’84 and owned it until his death in 2008. He lived on board the boat while he sailed the Greek islands during his hiatus from the Floyd following “The Wall” and before regrouping with David Gilmour and Nick Mason for “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” in ’87. It’s only had three owners in its lifetime.
While Evrika has been refurbished, it still retains many of its original features. The interior, at least, is entirely original.
For fans in the Burlington, Vermont, area, we’ve got another chance to win tickets to see the concert film “David Gilmour Live at Pompeii,” Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Palace 9 Cinemas in South Burlington.
The film is a document of Gilmour’s July 2016 shows at the ancient amphitheater, 45 years after Pink Floyd famously played the same venue to an audience of none for the film “Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.”
Music for the show is taken from Gilmour’s “Rattle That Lock” (2015) and “On an Island” (2006), and also includes a number of Floyd classics.
(Update 8/6/17: The order page for the book is again accepting pre-orders, with an estimated ship date of Aug. 24.)
A just-published memoir from a late friend of Pink Floyd has already sold out. “In the Pink (Not a Hunting Memoir)” by Nick Sedgwick covers the time he spent with the band during 1974-75.
There’s no word yet whether the title will be reprinted.
In a promotional piece for the book, Roger Waters calls Sedgwick “one of my oldest friends,” and explains the author traveled with the band throughout England during its “Dark Side of the Moon” tour, as well as into America during ’75.
“When Nick finished the work in 1975 there was some resistance in the band to its publication,” Waters explains, “not surprising really as none of us comes out of it very well.”