Monthly Archive: May 2021

Syd Barrett : Orange Dahlias in a Vase

Unseen Syd Barrett Painting up for Auction

Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett once gifted a painting he did to a former teacher when leaving high school aged fifteen. The son of that teacher is now selling the picture and is expected to bring £3k-£5k at an auction by Cheffins. The painting is called Orange Dahlias in a Vase and Syd painted it whist attending Cambridgeshire High School for Boys. Roger Waters and Storm Thorgerson also attended the same school. Orange Dahlias in a Vase is estimated to fetch £3,000 – £5,000 at the Cheffins Art & Design Sale in Cambridge on Thursday 27th May 2021. Gerald Harden’s son, Philip Harden, who currently owns the painting and was a boyhood friend of Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett and Roger Waters, says: “I used to go and visit Roger on a regular basis and I even remember playing cowboys and Indians and watching the first Doctor Who shows with him and Roger Waters back...

The Albatross Man book

Hear David Gilmour Play ‘Need Your Love So Bad’, a New 2021 Version for Peter Green Book

David Gilmour has lent his guitar playing skills to a new recording of ‘Need Your Love So Bad’ to help promote a book. The book is Albatross Man and is a visual documentary of Fleetwood Mac founding member Peter Green who sadly passed away last summer. The book was 4 years in the making and is an exceptionally exclusive product. The “ultra deluxe signed” version is £2,000 and is limited to 50 copies. For the rest of us, the “standard” version is £95! Ordering info. The book is available for pre-order and is released in October 2021. Hear Need Your Love So Bad featuring David Gilmour Recently, David has also been getting involved with the latest Jools Holland album recording which he let slip whilst sending birthday wishes to Gilmour online. David also recorded an EP to accompany his wife’s latest book being put to paperback. He certainly has been...

Still Wish You Were Here - A Tribute To Pink Floyd

Still Wish You Were Here – A Tribute To Pink Floyd

Members Of YES, GENESIS, DEEP PURPLE, PARLIAMENT, KING CRIMSON, DREAM THEATER, THE DAMNED, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD, TANGERINE DREAM Perform Pink Floyd’s 1975 Masterpiece WISH YOU WERE HERE In Its Entirety! Album features performances by Rick Wakeman, Ian Paice, Todd Rundgren, Geoff Tate, Joe Satriani, Steve Hackett, Steve Hillage, Edgar Froese, Tony Levin, James LaBrie, Bootsy Collins, Rat Scabies, Jah Wobble, Carmine Appice and more! Take a listen to the album online here. Los Angeles, CA – Pink Floyd’s 1975 album, Wish You Were Here, surely counts as one of the greatest rock albums of the 20th century. A musically and emotionally complex tribute to the band’s former leader, vocalist Syd Barrett, whose deteriorating mental health had caused the band to oust him in 1968, the album has become a touchstone for a generation of artists who sought to achieve the synthesis of brilliant, multi-part suites, poignant ballads, and heady melodic...