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New Pink Floyd memoir published

Posted August 5, 2017 by Floydian Slip

(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.”

Sedgwick died of brain cancer in August 2011.

Proceeds from the book go to Sedgwick’s family.

Visit the book’s page on the Roger Waters site


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Video: Rattle That Lock live at Pompeii

Posted August 5, 2017 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour has released a video tease of his upcoming concert film “David Gilmour Live in Pompeii.”

A document of his July 2016 shows at the ancient amphitheater, the film shows one night only, Wednesday, Sept. 13 (See “David Gilmour Pompeii concert coming to theaters one night only”).

The show will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, et al., on Friday, Sept. 29 (See “David Gilmour Live at Pompeii coming to CD/DVD/LP.”)


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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii coming to CD/DVD/LP

Posted July 21, 2017 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour will release a bevvy of recordings and video from his concerts at Pompeii last July.

“David Gilmour Live at Pompeii” will be available as a 2-CD set, Blu-ray disc, 2-DVD set, Blu-ray and CD deluxe edition boxset, and a 4-LP set.

Release date is expected to be Friday, Sept. 29, shortly after his concert film plays in theaters one night only, Wednesday, Sept. 13. (See “David Gilmour Pompeii concert coming to theaters one night only”)

Gilmour’s two shows July 7 and 8 last summer marked his return to the amphitheater of the ancient city 45 years after Pink Floyd played that venue to an audience of none for the 1972 film “Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.”

The Official David Gilmour webstore is taking pre-orders now for the album, as well as various packages that include T-shirts, lithographs and coffee mugs.


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Winner: Their Mortal Remains

Posted July 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Congratulations to Garth Gregoire of Swampscott, Mass., our winner of a copy of “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains.”

Here’s the answer to the trivia question: What inspired the black and white striped design of Pink Floyd’s “The Early Years” boxset? It was the band’s 1965 Bedford van they used in their early days.

Thanks to V&A Publishing and ABRAMS Books for providing the prize.

Learn more about the book


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Enter to win “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains”

Posted July 10, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Register now to win a copy of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains.

This 304-page hardcover coffee table book — with lenticular cover — is the official print companion to the massive exhibition of the same name showing now at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Prizes courtesy of V&A Publishing.

Register now. Deadline: End of day Sunday, July 16.


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Winners: Is This the Life We Really Want?

Posted July 10, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Congratulations to our winners of copies of the new album from Roger Waters: “Is This the Life We Really Want?”

  • David Wade, Gaylord MI
  • Dale Caldwell, Charlotte VT
  • Tristan Bell, Post Falls ID
  • Alain Geypens, Tisselt, Antwerpen (Germany)
  • Richard Ennis, Arlington WA
  • Puja Mehta, Carbondale IL
  • Roman Theilig, Barmstedt (Germany)
  • Warren Warshaw, Trenton NJ
  • Zack Thatcher, St. Louis, MO
  • Wade Kirkparick, Austin TX
  • Mitchell Hans, Greenacres FL
  • Rob Milteer, Carolina Beach NC
  • Tony Tanneberger, St. Albans VT
  • Ronald Sippel, Long Beach NY
  • Todd Kopec, Allegany NY
  • Kenny Brown, Nashville TN
  • Lori London, Atascadero CA
  • Kevin Gardner, Windsor ON (Canada)
  • Michael Trylinski , Regina SK (Canada)
  • Charles Schultz, Linthicum Heights MD

Prizes courtesy of Sony/Columbia.


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Kendall, Kylie Jenner discontinue Pink Floyd T-shirt

Posted June 30, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have discontinued sale of a T-shirt that misappropriated imagery from Pink Floyd‘s “The Dark Side of the Moon” (1973).

The shirt was one of several designs that featured the women’s faces superimposed across iconic music imagery pinched from Floyd, The Doors, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne. They sold for $125.

The Jenners added the designs to their online shop Wednesday and removed them Thursday following immediate and harsh criticism.

Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, tweeted, “Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know … lip gloss.”

“It’s ironic, at least, and criminal, at worst, both morally, ethically and artistically,” Doors representative Jeff Jampol told Rolling Stone. “They’re obviously attention-seeking missiles who crave celebrity and being well-known but don’t actually do anything.

“It’s the polar opposite of the artists that they’re trampling all over,” he added. “It’s just spitting in the face and on top of art and message and soul and legacy.”

Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, Voletta Wallace, called the shirt featuring her son “disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst.”

On matching tweets the Jenner’s posted Thursday, the pair said, “These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists.

“We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway [sic].

“The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry.”


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Contest: Win Roger Waters’ “Is This the Life We Really Want?”

Posted June 26, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Register now to win a digital download of Roger Waters‘ new album “Is This the Life We Really Want?”

Released June 2, this is Waters’ first album of all-new material since ’92’s “Amused to Death.”

Prizes courtesy of Sony/Columbia.

Register now. Deadline: End of day Sunday, July 9.


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“Dark Side” gold record sells for $25k

Posted June 23, 2017 by Floydian Slip

A Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) gold record for Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” recently sold for $25,000.

The record, signifying $1 million in sales and once owned by Floyd’s Rick Wright, was sold at auction by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles. Minimum bid for the item was $20,000. The winner’s identity was not made public.

The framed record included a letter of authenticity from Wright’s first wife, Franka.

Wright’s platinum RIAA album for “The Wall” sold in 2005 for more than $40,000.

Starting with its inception in 1958, an album’s gold status was determined by $1 million in sales. That criterion was later amended to also require 500,000 units sold.

Album platinum status, created in 1976, indicates 1 million units sold.

One of the best-selling records in history, “Dark Side,” ironically, only achieved platinum status in 1990, because it was released three years before the platinum designation.

On June 4, 1998, the RIAA certified it 15× platinum.


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Roger Waters album blocked in Italy

Posted June 21, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Sales of Roger Waters‘ new album “Is This the Life We Really Want” have been suspended in Italy over a claim of artwork plagiarism.

Italian artist Emilio Isgrò claims the redacted style of the artwork included with Waters’ album (top) infringes on his so-called “erasure technique” (bottom).

The album’s design is credited to Sean Evans, who also handled “creative direction” for the album; along with Danny Kamhaji and Dan Ichimoto.

Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports a Milan court has halted sales of the album, pending a hearing coming July 27.


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