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Vintage BBC recording, video released

Posted September 1, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Pink Floyd has released a new video featuring an early performance of “Grantchester Meadows.”

The video includes film of the band’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Rick Wright in a 1970 KQED (San Francisco) performance and new nature footage shot by Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis, set to audio from a BBC performance recorded May 12, 1969.

The song comes from the band’s 1969 album “Ummagumma.”

The video is the first taste of the rarities coming our way when the group releases ‘The Early Years 1965-1972″ boxset Nov. 11.

Read more about the boxset


Posted in Aubrey Powell, David Gilmour, Films, Personnel, Rick Wright, Roger Waters | 1 comment

Reprise: Show #1,000 guest appearances

Posted June 22, 2015 by Floydian Slip

We’d asked you to pay attention and name some of the guests you heard making appearances on “Floydian Slip” Show #1,000 a couple weeks ago for a chance to win.

The contest is over!

So here are those guest segments again, for anyone who might have missed them:


Posted in Andy Jackson, Aubrey Powell, Audio, Personnel, Peter Jenner, Show #1,000 | 1 comment

Winners: Pink Floyd T-shirts

Posted June 22, 2015 by Floydian Slip

Congratulations to winners of Pink Floyd T-shirts from the Official Web store of Pink Floyd: shop.pinkfloyd.com:

  • Josh McNamara, Carthage, MO
  • Chuck LaBorde, Allegany, NY
  • Jessica Hauptmann, Aurora, CO

We’d asked you to name at least three of the five guests you heard on “Floydian Slip” Show #1,000. They were:

  • Andy Jackson, Pink Floyd producer/engineer
  • Harry Waters, musician
  • Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, Pink Floyd sleeve designer
  • James Guthrie, Pink Floyd producer
  • Peter Jenner, Pink Floyd manager/producer

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Aubrey Powell interview available online

Posted February 23, 2015 by Floydian Slip

powellWe’ve placed our interview with Pink Floyd sleeve designer Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell online.

You can listen to the entire 30-minute interview or read the transcript.

Powell is co-founder of Hipgnosis, which designed nearly every Floyd sleeve starting with 1968’s “A Saucerful of Secrets,” as well as iconic sleeves for other bands such as Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney, 10cc, Al Stewart, Black Sabbath, Alan Parsons Project and many others.

Powell knew members of Floyd before the band formed, and shared a flat for a period of time with band co-founder Syd Barrett.

Powell’s new book is “Hipgnosis: Portraits” from Thames & Hudson.


Posted in Aubrey Powell, Audio, Interviews, Personnel | 4 comments

Winners: “Hipgnosis: Portraits”

Posted February 23, 2015 by Floydian Slip

portraits_lgCongratulations to winners of Aubrey “Po” Powell’s book “Hipgnosis: Portraits”:

  • Bob Dutton, Pittsburg KS
  • Joseph Grinvalsky, Newington CT
  • Brian Collins, Tifton GA

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Contest: Win “Hipgnosis: Portraits”

Posted February 16, 2015 by Floydian Slip

portraits_lgRegister now to win a copy of “Hipgnosis: Portraits” from long-time Pink Floyd sleeve designer and Hipgnosis co-founder Aubrey “Po” Powell, our guest this week on “Floydian Slip” show #984.

USA Today says, “This fascinating book showcases the photo and design talents of perhaps the most influential design collective in album art history. … Powell’s recollections are as charming as the final photos are intense.”

Retail value: $60. Prizes shipped postage-free courtesy of Thames & Hudson.

Register now. Deadline is end of day, Sunday, Feb. 22.


Posted in Aubrey Powell, Books, Contests, Merchandise, Personnel | 3 comments

Pink Floyd designer Aubrey Powell coming to “Floydian Slip”

Posted February 4, 2015 by Floydian Slip

powellAubrey ‘Po’ Powell, co-founder of prolific album sleeve design team Hipgnosis, will join host Craig Bailey on “Floydian Slip” Show #984, airing Feb. 16-22.

Hipgnosis designed nearly every Floyd sleeve starting with 1968’s “A Saucerful of Secrets,” as well as iconic sleeves for other bands such as Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney, 10cc, Al Stewart, Black Sabbath, Alan Parsons Project and many others.

Powell knew members of Floyd before the band formed, and shared a flat for a period of time with band co-founder Syd Barrett.

Powell’s new book is “Hipgnosis: Portraits” from Thames & Hudson. We’ll give away copies of the book on Show #984.

Streaming audio and a transcript of the talk will be available on the “Floydian Slip” website beginning Feb. 23.

Past guests on the program include Floyd drummer Nick Mason, illustrator Gerald Scarfe, composer Ron Geesin, producer/engineer Andy Jackson, and Powell’s Hipgnosis partner Storm Thorgerson.


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Photos: Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell at event

Posted August 18, 2010 by Floydian Slip

powell & thorgersonStorm Thorgerson (right) and Aubrey “Po” Powell (left), founders of prolific album cover design house Hipgnosis, were on hand for an event at the San Francisco Art Exchange last week.

Hipgnosis, and, later, Thorgerson’s other design teams, designed nearly every Pink Floyd album cover starting with 1968’s “A Saucerful of Secrets,” as well as covers for its members’ solo projects.

There’s an online collection of photos from the event, courtesy of Laura Brown.

Browse the gallery.


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