Pink Floyd Related Books
A - E
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This is a listing of the various Pink Floyd related books I have in my Pink Floyd reference library, beginning with the letters A-E. Publishing information, including title, author, publisher, date published, ISBN number, page length, and a brief summary is provided about each book in an effort to aid anyone who wants to obtain copies of these works.
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Pink Floyd Related Books A - E
- Abbey Road by Brian Southall
- Abbey Road - The Best Studio in the World by Alistair Lawrence
- Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owinski
- The Accidental Evolution of Rock and Roll - A Misguided Tour Through Popular Music by Chuck Eddy
- Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers - Psychedelic Confectionery From The U.K. Underground 1965-1969 by Jon Savage, Phil Smee, Jim Irvin, David Wells, and Tim Forster
- All Dressed Up - The Sixties and the Counterculture by Jonathon Green
- All Music Guide to Rock edited by Michael Erlwine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlwine, and Richie Unterberger
- Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - The Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958-1978 by Andy Neill & Matt Kent
- Are We Still Rolling? by Phill Brown
- The Art & Science of Sound Recording by Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck
- Artists on Recording Techniques by Jeff Touzeau
- Backstage Pass - A Non-Performer's Guide to Rock `n Roll Touring Careers by Eric M. Todd, Frank Weimann, and Elliot L. Hoffman
- The Beatles Forever - How They Changed Our Culture by Nicholas Schaffner
- The Beatles Recording Sessions - The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes 1962-1970 by Mark Lewisohn
- Before I Get Old - The Story of The Who by Dave Marsh
- Behind the Boards - The Making of Rock n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed by Jake Brown
- Bill Bruford - The Autobiography by Bill Bruford
- The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music by Bradley Smith
- The Book of Rock-From the 1950s to Today by Philip Dodd
- Bootleg - The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry by Clinton Heylin
- Christgau's Record Guide - Rock Albums of the `70s by Robert Christgau
- Classic Rock by Gary Cee
- Classic Rock & Other Rollers - A Photo Portfolio by Baron Wolman by Baron Wolman
- Clive: Inside the Record Business by Clive Davis with James Willwerth
- A Collectors Guide to Soft Machine/Gong/Henry Cow & Related Group Recordings by Vernon Fitch
- The Complete Beatles Chronicle - The only definitive guide to the Beatles' entire career by Mark Lewisohn
- Copious Notes - The inside story of Egg, Uriel, Arzachel & The Ottawa Company by Dave Stewart, Mont Campbell & Antony Vinall
- Dancing in the Street - A Rock and Roll History by Robert Palmer
- Days in the Life - Voices From the English Underground 1961 - 1971 by Jonathon Green
- Dick Clark's The First 25 Years of Rock & Roll by Michael Uslan and Bruce Solomon
- Different Every Time - The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt by Marcus O'Dair
- Andy Earl - Vista by Andy Earl
- Electric Eden - Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music by Rob Young
- Electronic Music by Andy Mackay
Pink Floyd Related Books A-E
Author: Brian Southall
Publisher: Omnibus Press, 1997, paperback, 208 pages.
Synopsis: A book on the history of Abbey Road Studios. Includes numerous Pink Floyd references including David Gilmour talking about various recording sessions, Norman Smith reminiscing about the early Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons remembering the Dark Side of the Moon sessions and the Household Objects project, Kate Bush on attending the Wish You Were Here sessions, a couple of photos of Pink Floyd in the studio and a brief mention of Syd Barrett visiting the 1975 Wish You Were Here sessions.
Abbey Road - The Best Studio in the World
Author: Alistair Lawrence
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012, hardcover, 304 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60619-999-0.
Synopsis: An excellent book on the history of Abbey Road Studios in pictures. Features ten pages of Pink Floyd photos, from 1967, 1970, and 1972, plus David Gilmour solo session at Abbey Road. Includes information on recording techniques and equipment.
Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust
Author: Ken Scott and Bobby Owinski
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing, 2012, hardcover, 414 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7390-7858-7.
Synopsis: A biography of Ken Scott, studio engineer and producer. Features a paragraph about Pink Floyd and a picture of a Pink Floyd 1967 studio setup sheet.
The Accidental Evolution of Rock and Roll - A Misguided Tour Through Popular Music
Author: Chuck Eddy
Publisher: Da Capo Press, 1997, ISBN 0-306-80741-6, 364 pages.
Synopsis: A history of rock and roll from an alternative perspective. Numerous Pink Floyd mentions.
Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers - Psychedelic Confectionery From The U.K. Underground 1965-1969
Authors: Jon Savage, Phil Smee, Jim Irvin, David Wells, and Tim Forster
Publisher: EMI Records, U.K., 2001, catalog number: 07243 5 35078 2 4, 16 pages.
Synopsis: A British box set that includes a 16 page book and four CDs of music. The book features fascinating insights into British psychedelic music, with entries for each song that include the name of the band, the song title, writing credits, record company, catalog number, release date, background of the band, and a brief analysis of the song. Includes Syd Barrett-Octopus on both the CD and in the book. Sections of the book are: Elevator to the Brain Hotel, Down to Middle Earth, Gandalf's Garden, Mushroom Soup, and Roundhouse Ghosts. This is an excellent look at British psychedelia.
All Dressed Up - The Sixties and the Counterculture
Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: Pimlico, 1999, ISBN 0-7126-6523-4, 482 pages.
Synopsis: A cultural and political history of the 1960s. Features numerous Pink Floyd stories. Includes chapters on teds, CND, beatniks, mods, drugs, flower power, hippies, student power, obscene publications, gay liberation, and woman's liberation.
All Music Guide to Rock
Editors: Michael Erlwine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlwine, and Richie Unterberger
Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, 1997, ISBN 0-87930-494-4, 1232 pages.
Synopsis: A guide to recordings by rock, pop, soul, R & B, and rap artists. Features biographies, reviews, ratings, essays, and rock resources. Includes four pages on Pink Floyd, with a biography, and record & bootleg reviews.
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - The Complete Chronicle of The Who 1958-1978
Authors: Andy Neill & Matt Kent
Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax, 2002, hardcover, ISBN 1-58663-591-3, 305 pages.
Synopsis: An excellent book on the history of The Who. Includes information on shows that The Who shared with Pink Floyd, plus some pictures of Pink Floyd concert posters.
Are We Still Rolling?
Author: Phill Brown
Publisher: Tape Op Books, 2010, softcover, ISBN 978-0-9779903-1-3, 368 pages.
Synopsis: A book by engineer and record producer Phill Brown, about his experiences with numerous bands in London. He worked at Olympia Sound Studios. Features information about his work recording Pink Floyd live.
The Art & Science of Sound Recording
Authors: Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck
Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2014, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-4319-9, 261 pages.
Synopsis: A book that examines the recording of sound and the techniques used to do so. Includes nuerous mentions of recording Pink Floyd and has pictures of some of the equipment used.
Artists on Recording Techniques
Author: Jeff Touzeau
Publisher: Course Technology, 2009, softcover, ISBN 978-1-59863-513-3, 266 pages.
Synopsis: A book about recording music. Includes a chapter (with interview) about Nick Mason, and another (with interview) about Roger Waters recording Ca Ira.
Backstage Pass - A Non-Performer's Guide to Rock `n Roll Touring Careers
Authors: Eric M. Todd, Frank Weimann, and Elliot L. Hoffman
Publisher: Backstage Pass Incorporated, 1989, ISBN 0-9622231-0-7, 243 pages.
Synopsis: An interesting look at entertainment industry professionals other than performers. This book includes chapters about tour bus contracting, tour bus driving, scenic and lighting design, publicity, staging, pyrotechnics, tour management, robotic lighting, concert promotion, entertainment trucking, guitar technician, booking agency, stage carpenter, box office management, laser operation, travel cases, stagehand, electronic controls, travel agency, photographer, sound contracting, stage illusions, monitor mixing, entertainment law, studio equipment rental, power, sound system technician, catering, tour security, tour accounting, artist management, entertainment freight, truck driving, sound engineering, lighting crew chief, lighting technology, tour bus manager, makeup, production management, stage equipment technician, entertainment graphics, rigging, wardrobe design, stage management, artist management, tour merchandise, promoters representative, facility management, road management, production coordinator, concert promotion, scenery manufacturing, scenic and staging design, lighting and tour production, entertainment insurance, hairdressing, business management. People in these professions explain what they do and tell of their experiences, some of which include having worked with Pink Floyd.
The Beatles Forever - How They Changed Our Culture
Author: Nicholas Schaffner
Publisher: MJF Books, 1978, hardcover, ISBN 1-56731-008-7, 224 pages.
Synopsis: A look at the history of the Beatles, including photos and memorabilia. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd emulating the Sgt. Peppers LP in 1967 and how the Beatles were ahead of Pink Floyd in studio wizardry.
The Beatles Recording Sessions - The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes 1962-1970
Author: Mark Lewisohn
Publisher: Harmony Books, 1988, hardcover, ISBN 0-517-57066-1, 204 pages.
Synopsis: A listing of all the recording sessions by the Beatles, including photos. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd meeting the Beatles after a recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios.
Before I Get Old - The Story of The Who
Author: Dave Marsh
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1983, ISBN 0-312-07155-8, 546 pages.
Synopsis: A book about The Who. Includes the story of Pete Townshend at the UFO Club listening to Pink Floyd, and mentions Pink Floyd's influence on The Who Sell Out album.
Behind the Boards - The Making of Rock n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed
Author: Jake Brown
Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2012, U.S., softcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-1972-9, 371 pages.
Synopsis: A book of stories by producers of rock records. Features a chapter by Bob Ezrin about the making of the Pink Floyd song, Another Brick in the Wall, part 2.
Bill Bruford - The Autobiography
Author: Bill Bruford
Publisher: Foruli Classics, 2013 revised edition, softcover, ISBN 978-1-905792-43-6, 318 pages.
Synopsis: Bill Bruford's story. Features numerous references to Pink Floyd and how they related to the bands Bruford was in.
The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music
Author: Bradley Smith
Publisher: Billboard Books, 1997, ISBN 0-8230-7665-2, 288 pages.
Synopsis: An authors guide to progressive music. Includes an overview of progressive music, key progressive music recordings, a list of 100 classic progressive recordings, five progressive music styles, the top 30 space music recordings, the top 30 best sounding recordings, and recommended titles. Features reviews of the Pink Floyd albums/videos The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Pink Floyd at Pompeii, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Animals.
The Book of Rock-From the 1950s to Today
Author: Philip Dodd
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press, paperback, 2005, ISBN 1-56025-729-6, 512 pages.
Synopsis: A book about a variety of rock performers. Features one page about Pink Floyd, with a picture from a 1975 recording session.
Bootleg - The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 0-312-13031-7, 441 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the bootleg industry. Includes some interesting stories about various Pink Floyd bootlegs.
Christgau's Record Guide - Rock Albums of the `70s
Author: Robert Christgau
Publisher: Ticknor & Fields, 1981, ISBN 0-89919-026-X, 471 pages.
Synopsis: A book by Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau reviewing and grading albums released in the 1970s. Includes reviews of Atom Heart Mother (D+), Meddle (B-), Obscured by Clouds (C), Dark Side of the Moon (B), Wish You Were Here (A-), Animals (B+), and The Wall (B-).
Author: Gary Cee
Publisher: MetroBooks, 1995, hardcover, ISBN 1-56799-168-8, 160 pages.
Synopsis: A large illustrated book on classic rock. Includes Pink Floyd as part of The Magnificent Seven, and has two full pages on Pink Floyd with photos.
Classic Rock & Other Rollers - A Photo Portfolio by Baron Wolman
Author: Baron Wolman
Publisher: SquareBooks, 1992, softcover, ISBN: 0-916290-54-9, 144 pages.
Synopsis: A collection of photographs and memoirs by rock photographer Baron Wolman. Wolman was Rolling Stone's chief photographer from 1967 through 1970. Features a photograph of Pink Floyd taken at the Casa Madrona Hotel, in Sausilito, California in November 1967. Also includes photographs of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Rolling Stones, Who, Cream, George Harrison, and numerous others.
Clive: Inside the Record Business
Author: Clive Davis with James Willwerth
Publisher: William Morrow and Co., Inc, 1975, hardcover, ISBN 0-688-02872-1, 300 pages.
Synopsis: An historical account of the record business from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s by Clive Davis, former record executive with Columbia Records. Includes the inside story of how Columbia Records signed Pink Floyd away from Capitol Records in 1972.
A Collectors Guide to Soft Machine / Gong / Henry Cow & Related Group Recordings
Author: Vernon Fitch
Publisher: PFA private printing, 1998, 44 pages.
Synopsis: A privately issued booklet that lists hundreds of live recordings by the Soft Machine and their many offshoots. Other bands listed include Matching Mole, Carla Bley, Delivery, Elton Dean Quartet, El Skid, Hugh Hopper Band, Hopper-Dean & Coxhill, Hopper-Dean-Tippett & Galivan, In Cahoots, Isotope, Just Us, Ninesense, Pink Floyd, Raincoats, Soft Head, Soft Heap, Supersister, Symbiosis, Wilde Flowers, WMWM, Wolf, Robert Wyatt, Gong, Daevid Allen, Mother Gong, Steve Hillage, Tim Blake, Didier Malherbe, Bloom, William Burroughs, Here and Now, Pierre Moerlen, Octavia Neptune, Terry Riley, Kevin Ayers, David Bedford, Lol Coxhill, Mike Oldfield, Caravan, Hatfield and the North, Egg, Gilgamesh, National Health, Gordon Beck Quartet, Bill Bruford Band, Camel, Contrepoint, Ivor Cutler, Allan Holdsworth, Nucleus, Rapid Eye Movement, Tempest, David Sinclair, Dave Stewart, Keith Tippett, U.K., Henry Cow, Art Bears, Duck & Cover, Fred Frith, Skeleton Crew, Massacre, The Work, Peter Blegvad Ensemble, Boulevard Theater, Faust, Slapp Happy, Zu Band and others. This book primarily covers concerts in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle - The only definitive guide to the Beatles' entire career
Author: Mark Lewisohn
Publisher: Hamlyn Books, 2004, paperback, ISBN 0-681-02890-4, 368 pages.
Synopsis: A chronicle of the Beatles, including appearances in the studio, on stage, on radio, TV, film and video. Includes information on the Granada TV special in February 1967 that featured Pink Floyd performing live at the UFO Club.
Copious Notes - The inside story of Egg, Uriel, Arzachel & The Ottawa Company
Author: Dave Stewart, Mont Campbell & Antony Vinall
Publisher: Egg Archive, 2007, paperback, 60 pages.
Synopsis: An historical look back at their history, by the musicians and acquaintances of the bands Uriel, Arzachel and Egg. Features some Pink Floyd recollections, including memories of attending the Pink Floyd Games for May concert in 1967.
Dancing in the Street - A Rock and Roll History
Author: Robert Palmer
Publisher: BBC Books, U.K., 1996, ISBN 0-563-36996-5, 322 pages.
Synopsis: A book on the history of rock and roll. Written to accompany the television series of the same name. Includes a mention of Pink Floyd at the UFO Club in 1967, and the fashion of Syd Barrett.
Days in the Life - Voices From the English Underground 1961 - 1971
Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: Pimlico, U.K., 1998 edition, ISBN 0-7126-6665-6, 468 pages.
Synopsis: A fascinating book on the rise of the British underground scene in the 1960s, as told by many of the people who made it happen. Includes numerous memories from people involved with the early Pink Floyd, such as Peter Jenner, Joe Boyd, June Bolan, Stash de Rola, Jenny Fabian, Mick Farren, John Hopkins, Nick Laird-Clowes, Barry Miles, Jonathon Park, John Peel, and Robert Wyatt.
Dick Clark's The First 25 Years of Rock & Roll
Authors: Michael Uslan and Bruce Solomon
Publisher: Delacorte Press, N.Y., 1981, hardcover, 466 pages.
Synopsis: A history of rock n' roll. Features two pages about Pink Floyd, including observations that, before Dark Side of the Moon, "They were just too weird! Their gloom-and-doom lyrics were depressing, and their spacey, atonal musical interludes were almost painful to listen to."
Different Every Time - The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt
Author: Marcus O'Dair
Publisher: Serpent's Tail, 2014, hardcover, ISBN: 978-1846687594, 460 pages.
Synopsis: A biography of Robert Wyatt. Includes numerous references to Pink Floyd, as well as Robert's work with Syd Barrett and David Gilmour.
Andy Earl - Vista
Author: Andy Earl
Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing Limited, U.K., 2000, softcover, ISBN 1-86074-321-8, 170 pages.
Synopsis: A book about the photography of Andy Earl. Includes the Pink Floyd-Delicate Sound of Thunder photo shoot, with a paragraph of text about the shoot.
Electric Eden - Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
Author: Rob Young
Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd., 2011, softcover, ISBN 978-0-571-23753-1, 664 pages.
Synopsis: A book about British popular music in the 1960s and its influences. Includes numerous Pink Floyd references.
Author: Andy Mackay
Publisher: Control Data Publishing, ISBN 0-89893-302-1, 124 pages.
Synopsis: A book on electronic instruments, music and musicians. Includes some references to Pink Floyd.
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