From their gigs in tiny church halls to multimillion-selling albums--"The Dark Side" "of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and the rock opera "The Wall"--and elaborate stadium shows, this tome celebrates legendary rock band Pink Floyd.
Author: Glenn Povey
Publisher: Mind Head Publishing
Category: Rock groups
From their gigs in tiny church halls to multimillion-selling albums--"The Dark Side" "of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and the rock opera "The Wall"--and elaborate stadium shows, this tome celebrates legendary rock band Pink Floyd. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and rare graphic memorabilia, including posters, advertisements, handbills, and tickets from every era of the band's remarkable history, this survey provides a comprehensive overview of the group, its members, and the times. In addition to a biographical account of the band's collective and individual careers--from their pre-Floyd times in the early 1960s to the present day and their music's evolution from psychedelic and space rock to progressive rock genres--this definitive reference presents a meticulously researched chronological listing of every Pink Floyd and solo concert with set lists, radio and television appearances, and a UK and U.S. discography.
"Illustrated with rare photographs and magnificent items of memorabilia, The complete Pink Floyd contains biographical accounts of the bandmembers' collective and individual careers, as well as previously unpublished insights into the band ...
Author: Glenn Povey
This is THE essential book for all Pink Floyd fans: the most amazingly comprehensive guide to the band's entire career, complete with rare and never-before-seen photographs plus key memorabilia. Representing years of painstaking research by Floyd expert and documentarian Glenn Povey, it covers every event of note, and includes a full record of concerts, rehearsals, recordings, releases (vinyl and otherwise), interviews, set lists, and new material about the Abbey Road recording sessions. The Complete Pink Floyd is simply an unequalled look at one of rock 'n' roll's most innovative groups from its beginnings to the present.
A consumer's critical guide to the music of Aerosmith, detailing every recorded song. Part of a series, the book is specially designed to sit alongside a CD collection. The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of Pink Floyd.
Author: Andy Mabbett
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Category: Rock groups
A consumer's critical guide to the music of Aerosmith, detailing every recorded song. Part of a series, the book is specially designed to sit alongside a CD collection.
From gigs in tiny church halls in the mid-sixties to multimillion-selling albums and spectacular stadium shows all around the world, the Pink Floyd story is a pop legend.
Author: Glenn Povey
From gigs in tiny church halls in the mid-sixties to multimillion-selling albums and spectacular stadium shows all around the world, the Pink Floyd story is a pop legend. Pink Floyd: In the Flesh combines, for the first time, a detailed listing of every single Pink Floyd show with a biographical account of the band's collective and individual careers. Illustrated throughout with scores of previously unpublished photographs and a wealth of rare graphic memorabilia, including posters, advertisements, handbills and tickets from every era of the band's remarkable thirty-year history.
This volume tells the story of the great psychedelic rock band through items that they created, instruments they played, music they wrote and posters, photographs and props from their amazing stage shows.
Author: Glenn Povey
Publisher: Carlton Books
Category: Rock groups
Remember Me: Pink Floyd in Objects tells the story of the great psychedelic rock band through items that they created, instruments they played, music they wrote and posters, photographs and props from their amazing stage shows. A strange collection of vehicles, posters, tickets, instruments, records and press cuttings come together to tell the story of decades of music in a new and innovative way. The history of Pink Floyd has been related before... but never like this.
This beautiful volume takes fans on the definitive decade-by-decade journey through the group's fascinating history, examining its legendary performances, remarkable recordings, and cultural influence.
Author: Glenn Povey
Publisher: Carlton Books
Category: Rock groups
This book tells the story of one of the most important bands in the history of popular music with words, pictures and the reproduction of memorabilia. The book recounts every decade of the band's existence and every album they recorded. It contains profiles of all five members and discusses the significant influence they had on music and culture across the world. This book is an essential purchase for every fan that wants to immerse themselves in the amazing, surreal and fascinating world of Pink Floyd.
Syd Barrett was an English composer and purveyor of some of the most intriguing music ever written.
Author: Julian Palacios
Publisher: Plexus Publishing
Syd Barrett was an English composer and purveyor of some of the most intriguing music ever written. Famous before his twentieth birthday, Barrett led the charge of psychedelia onstage at London’s famed UFO club. With a Fender Telecaster and a primitive Binson echo unit, Barrett liberated the guitar from being, in critic Simon Reynolds’ words, ‘a riff machine, and turned it into a texture and timbre generator.’ His inspired celestial flights of improvisation, and his more structured and whimsical short songs indicated a mind of unusual inventiveness. Chief in Barrett’s mind was a Zen-like insistence on spontaneity; each performance had to be unique, and Barrett strived to push his music farther and farther out into the zone of complete abstraction. This in-depth analysis of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett’s life and work is the product of years of extensive research. Lost in the Woods traces Syd’s swift evolution from precocious young art student to acid-fuelled psychedelic rock star, and examines the myriad musical and literary influences that he utilised in composing his hypnotic, groundbreaking songs. A never-forgotten casualty of the excesses, innovations, and idealism of the 1960s, Syd Barrett is one of the most heavily mythologized men in rock, and Lost in the Woods offers a rare portrayal of a unique spirit in freefall.
Shaugn O'Donnell One of the most popular rock albums of all time, Pink Floyd's
The Dark Side of the Moon is a late ... as the chord progressions and vocal
melodies – are quite simple, but the complete work is greater than the sum of its
Author: Russell Reising
The endurance of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon on the Billboard Top 100 Chart is legendary, and its continuing sales and ongoing radio airplay ensure its inclusion on almost every conceivable list of rock's greatest albums. This collection of essays provides indispensable studies of the monumental 1973 album from a variety of musical, cultural, literary and social perspectives. The development and change of the songs is considered closely, from the earliest recordings through to the live, filmed performance at London's Earls Court in 1994. The band became almost synonymous with audio-visual innovations, and the performances of the album at live shows were spectacular moments of mass-culture although Roger Waters himself spoke out against such mass spectacles. The band's stage performances of the album serve to illustrate the multifaceted and complicated relationship between modern culture and technology. The album is therefore placed within the context of developments in late 1960s/early 1970s popular music, with particular focus on the use of a variety of segues between tracks which give the album a multidimensional unity that is lacking in Pink Floyd's later concept albums. Beginning with 'Breathe' and culminating in 'Eclipse', a tonal and motivic coherence unifies the structure of this modern song cycle. The album is also considered in the light of modern day 'tribute' bands, with a discussion of the social groups who have the strongest response to the music being elaborated alongside the status of mediated representations and their relation to the 'real' Pink Floyd.
"--Austin Chronicle) Mark Blake draws on his own interviews with band members as well as the group's friends, road crew, musical contemporaries, former housemates, and university colleagues to produce a riveting history of one of the ...
Author: Mark Blake
Publisher: Hachette UK
The acclaimed, definitive biography of Pink Floyd, from their iconic beginnings in psychedelic, Swinging London to their historic reunion at the Live8 concert ("The most complete, insightful, and current account of Pink Floyd...nearly as essential as the music itself."--Austin Chronicle) Mark Blake draws on his own interviews with band members as well as the group's friends, road crew, musical contemporaries, former housemates, and university colleagues to produce a riveting history of one of the biggest rock bands of all time. We follow Pink Floyd from the early psychedelic nights at UFO, to the stadium-rock and concept-album zenith of the seventies, to the acrimonious schisms of the late '80s and '90s. Along the way there are fascinating new revelations about Syd Barrett's chaotic life at the time of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the band's painstaking and Byzantine recording sessions at Abbey Road, and the fractious negotiations to bring about their fragile, tantalizing reunion in Hyde Park. Meticulous, exacting, and ambitious as any Pink Floyd album, Comfortably Numb is the definitive account of this most adventurous--and most English--rock band.
The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd is the ultimate companion to the band that changed the sound and scale of pop music forever.
Author: Toby Manning
The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd is the ultimate companion to the band that changed the sound and scale of pop music forever. Features include: The Story: from the Syd Barrett era, the Dark Side Of The Moon phenomenon to their transformation into one of the world’s biggest bands, The Music: 50 essential Floyd songs and the stories behind them, plus all the albums and recording sessions, side-projects and solo careers, Floyd On Film: the movies and film soundtracks fromThe Wall and More to Zabriskie Point and Pink Floyd at Pompeii, Floydology file: the cover versions, rarities, DVDs, books and websites. From the psychedelic “happenings” of 60s London to the arena gigs, world tours and Live 8 reunion – it’s all here.
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Author: Bill Kopp
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon, Bill Kopp explores the ingenuity with which Pink Floyd rebranded itself following the 1968 departure of Syd Barrett. Not only did the band survive Barrett’s departure, but it went on to release landmark albums that continue to influence generations of musicians and fans. Reinventing Pink Floyd follows the path taken by the remaining band members to establish a musical identity, develop a songwriting style, and create a new template for the manner in which albums are made and even enjoyed by listeners. As veteran music journalist Bill Kopp illustrates, that path was filled with failed experiments, creative blind alleys, one-off musical excursions, abortive collaborations, general restlessness, and—most importantly—a dedicated search for a distinctive musical personality. This exciting guide to the works of 1968 through 1973 highlights key innovations and musical breakthroughs of lasting influence. Kopp places Pink Floyd in its historical, cultural, and musical contexts while celebrating the test of fire that took the band from the brink of demise to enduring superstardom.
The definitive history of Pink Floyd by founding member Nick Mason, this reading edition brings up-to-date the band's incredible story as told uniquely from the inside out.
Author: Nick Mason
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The definitive history of Pink Floyd by founding member Nick Mason, this reading edition brings up-to-date the band's incredible story as told uniquely from the inside out. Including the complete text of the original in an easy-toread format, a new chapter covering the passing of Rick Wright and the release of the group's final album, and 80 pages of images from Mason's archives plus new photos, Inside Out is a masterly rock memoir and an eye opener for both veteran fans and those just discovering the group.
The book explores the music, the defining moments, and the personality clashes that very nearly destroyed the band.
Author: Georg Purvis
Publisher: Decades in Music
It may have all started with Syd Barrett, but the persistence and creativity of Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason, and David Gilmour meant that Pink Floyd went from one of England's top underground psychedelic bands to one of the biggest rock bands on the planet - all thanks to an album wondering if there really was a dark side of the moon. Pink Floyd in the 1970s: Decades focuses on the band throughout the 1970s - undoubtedly the peak of their success - from the weird brilliance of Atom Heart Mother to the epic, autobiographical storytelling of The Wall. In between, the band achieved tremendous success with Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon, yet struggled to come to terms with their place in the pantheon of rock music on Wish You Were Here and Animals. The decade of Pink Floyd's greatest successes was mired in shifting musical trends, a balance in power from a democratic equality to one man calling most of the shots, and the large, looming spectre of their erstwhile founder guiding some of the greatest songs and albums of all time. The book explores the music, the defining moments, and the personality clashes that very nearly destroyed the band.
It was not the first time they had sung for Pink Floyd. Venetta had worked with
them on The Dark Side of the Moon tour in October 1973 and Carlena on the
French tour in June 1974. The two African American women had exceptional
Author: Jean-Michel Guesdon
Publisher: Hachette UK
The newest addition to the best-selling All the Songs series details the unique recording history of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most commercially successful and influential rock bands. Since 1965, Pink Floyd been recording sonically experimental and philosophical music, selling more than 250 million records worldwide, including two of the best-selling albums of all time Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. In Pink Floyd All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their nearly 200 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the tensions that helped drive the band. Organized chronologically by album, this massive, 544-page hardcover begins with their 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the only one recorded under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership; through the loss of Barrett and the addition of David Gilmour; to Richard Wright leaving the band in 1979 but returning; to Roger Waters leaving in 1985 and the albums recorded since his departure, including their 2014 farewell album, The Endless River, which was downloaded 12 million times on Spotify the week it was released. Packed with more than 500 photos, All the Songs is also filled with stories fans treasure, such as Waters working with engineer Alan Parsons to employ revolutionary recording techniques for The Dark Side of the Moon at Abbey Road Studios in 1972 or producer Bob's Ezrin's contribution in refining Water's original sprawling vision for The Wall.
He is an award-winning filmmaker and the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide
to Independent Filmmaking. Now loaded up on Joe's iPod, Pink Floyd is even
more a part of his life's soundtrack. JERE O'NEILL SURBER bought The Dark
Author: George A. Reisch
Publisher: Open Court
With their early experiments in psychedelic rock music in the 1960s, and their epic recordings of the 1970s and '80s, Pink Floyd became one of the most influential and recognizable rock bands in history. As "The Pink Floyd Sound," the band created sound and light shows that defined psychedelia in England and inspired similar movements in the Jefferson Airplane's San Francisco and Andy Warhol's New York City. The band's subsequent recordings forged rock music's connections to orchestral music, literature, and philosophy. "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall" ignored pop music's ordinary topics to focus on themes such as madness, existential despair, brutality, alienation, and socially induced psychosis. They also became some of the best-selling recordings of all time. In this collection of essays, sixteen scholars expert in various branches of philosophy set the controls for the heart of the sun to critically examine the themes, concepts, and problems—usually encountered in the pages of Heidegger, Foucault, Sartre, or Orwell—that animate and inspire Pink Floyd's music. These include the meaning of existence, the individual's place in society, the interactions of knowledge and power in education, the contradictions of art and commerce, and the blurry line—the tragic line, in the case of Floyd early member Syd Barrett (died in 2006)—between genius and madness. Having dominated pop music for nearly four decades, Pink Floyd's dynamic and controversial history additionally opens the way for these authors to explore controversies about intellectual property, the nature of authorship, and whether wholes—especially in the case of rock bands—are more than the sums of their parts.
Learn and play seven classic Pink Floyd songs using top-quality backing tracks.
Author: Nuova Carisch
Learn and play seven classic Pink Floyd songs using top-quality backing tracks. Each song is fully transcribed in both standard music notation and in guitar tab. The included CD contains both a full track note-for-note version and a play-along "minus one" version. The titles are: Money * Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part V) * Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) * Comfortably Numb * Have a Cigar * Breathe * Hey You.
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Luca Ferrari and Annie Marie Roulin Syd Barrett - Crazy Diamond - Syd Barrett &
the Dawn of Pink Floyd by Mike Watkinson and Pete Anderson Syd Barrett-The ...
Self-proclaimed rock historians will delight in the scope and detail of this all-inclusive encyclopedia of Pink Floyd. A close study of each album is accompanied by an exhaustive listing of their songs, cover art, production credits, recording and sales information, and U.S. and U.K. release dates. The promotional art of each concert and tour is also provided, along with details on independent solo concerts and albums produced by individual band members, six appendices providing the dates of every performance arranged in chronological order, and an equipment appendix describing the make and model of every Pink Floyd amplifier, guitar, and cymbal since the band's creation. This new edition features thousands of new band-related facts and a bonus CD featuring a rare version of "Interstellar Overdrive" and tracks from the British sci-fi band Hawkwind.