Pink Floyd Discography Books

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This is a listing of the various discography books I have in my Pink Floyd reference library. This includes books about record releases as well as record companies. 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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  1. Pink Floyd Discography Books

    1. Pink Floyd - Another Brick - The Illustrated Pink Floyd Story
    2. Pink Floyd A Discography compiled by Brendan James
    3. Pink Floyd - The Illustrated Discography compiled by Miles
    4. Pink Floyd on Forty-Five by Charles Beterams
    5. Pink Floyd - The Records by Andreas Kraska
    6. Pink Floyd - Story & Discography

  2. Bootleg Discography Books

    1. Hot Wacks Book XV - The Last Wacks
    2. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 1
    3. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 2
    4. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 3
    5. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 4
    6. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 5
    7. Pink Floyd Bootlegs by Raymond Steeg
    8. Pink Floyd - Guide des Compact Disc Pirates

  3. Record Companies

    1. Fifty Years of Music - The Story of EMI Music Canada by Nicholas Jennings
    2. Great Record Labels by Al Cimino
    3. The Label - The Story of Columbia Records by Gary Marmorstein
    4. The Rise and Fall of EMI Records by Brian Southall
    5. 360 Sound - The Columbia Records Story by Sean Wilentz

  4. Related Discography Books

    1. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums by Joel Whitburn
    2. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn
    3. Les Disques Rares Des 60's by Daniel Lesueur
    4. Encyclopedia of Singles General Editor Paul Du Noyer
    5. The Great Psychedelic Discography by Martin C. Strong
    6. The Great Rock Discography by M.C. Strong
    7. The Illustrated Collectors Guide to Hawkwind by Robert Godwin
    8. Labelography Volume 2 – Progressive Record Labels by Jan Pettersson


    Pink Floyd Discography Books

  1. Pink Floyd - Another Brick - The Illustrated Pink Floyd Story

    Publisher: Omnibus Press, 1984, ISBN 0-7119-0521-5, 72 pages.
    Synopsis: Reissue of the book, Pink Floyd - The Illustrated Discography.


  2. Pink Floyd - A Discography

    Author: compiled by Brendan James
    Publisher: R. Lees, 2012, softcover, ISBN 978-1470131876, 136 pages.
    Synopsis: A listing of Pink Floyd releases worldwide. Includes a picture of the the album cover followed by the track list, then text only listings of the release country with record company and catalog number.


  3. Pink Floyd - The Illustrated Discography

    Author: Compiled by Miles
    Publisher: Omnibus Press, ISBN 0-86001-783-4, reissued as Pink Floyd - Another Brick, 84 pages.
    Synopsis: A 1981 discography of Pink Floyd. Covers British releases only. Includes some session work albums, and bootlegs.


  4. Pink Floyd on Forty-Five

    Author: Charles Beterams
    Publisher: Aprilis, Netherlands, November 2008, ISBN 978-905994-245-5, 237 pages
    Synopsis: A book that documents all the vinyl singles released by Pink Floyd over the years. Includes full-color pictures of the labels and picture sleeves of singles from all over the world. The first 100 copies are numbered and include a copy of the Roger Waters picture sleeve single, Hello (I Love You), pressed in clear vinyl.


  5. Pink Floyd - The Records

    Author: Andreas Kraska
    Publisher: Buchverlag Michael Schwinn, 1988, ISBN 3-925077-10-3, 201 pages.
    Synopsis: An excellent German book, written in German, that includes discographies from Germany, U.K., Italy, U.S., and Japan of Pink Floyd singles, EPs, LPs, and CDs. Also includes a discography of vinyl bootlegs, plus a Pink Floyd biography, and lists of fanzines and tour dates.


  6. Pink Floyd - Story & Discography

    Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd., Japanese Exceed Press Pop Culture Series, 1999, ISBN 4-89369-739-0, 160 pages.
    Synopsis: This Pink Floyd book, written in Japanese, includes the history and a discography of Pink Floyd. Although this is a Japanese book, the discography is of the British releases. Includes albums, singles, and session work, with pictures.


Bootleg Discography Books

  1. Hot Wacks Book XV - The Last Wacks

    Publisher: The Hot Wacks Press, 1996, ISBN 0-96980 80-3-8, 802 pages.
    Synopsis: The sixth edition of Hot Wacks, the bootleg bible. This book lists both vinyl and CD bootlegs by title, with record company and catalog number, songs, sound ratings, source, and time. Includes 20 pages of Pink Floyd bootleg listings.


  2. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 1

    Publisher: The Hot Wacks Press, 1996, ISBN 0-9698080-4-6, 208 pages.
    Synopsis: First supplement book to Hot Wacks Book XV. Includes 3 pages of Pink Floyd bootleg listings.


  3. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 2

    Publisher: The Hot Wacks Press, 1996, ISBN 0-9698080-0-3, 214 pages.
    Synopsis: Second supplement book to Hot Wacks Book XV. Includes 3 pages of Pink Floyd bootleg listings.


  4. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 3

    Publisher: The Hot Wacks Press, 1996, ISBN 0-96980 80-2-X, 238 pages.
    Synopsis: Third supplement book to Hot Wacks Book XV. Includes 4 pages of Pink Floyd bootleg listings.


  5. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 4

    Publisher: The Hot Wacks Press, 1996, ISBN 0-9698080-5-4, 256 pages.
    Synopsis: Fourth supplement book to Hot Wacks Book XV. Includes 3 pages of Pink Floyd bootleg listings.


  6. Hot Wacks Book - Supplement 5

    Publisher: The Hot Wacks Press, 1997, ISBN 0-9698080-8-9, 248 pages.
    Synopsis: Fifth supplement book to Hot Wacks Book XV. Includes 2 pages of Pink Floyd bootleg listings.


  7. Pink Floyd Bootlegs

    Author: Raymond Steeg
    Synopsis: A private catalog of Pink Floyd bootlegs.


  8. Pink Floyd - Guide des Compact Disc Pirates

    Publisher: Pigs (Three Diferent Ones), France, edition 5.1, December 1995, 62 pages.
    Synopsis: A French booklet, written in French, listing all the Pink Floyd bootleg CDs. Includes name of CD, length, label, matrix number, date, sources and song titles.


Record Companies

  1. Fifty Years of Music - The Story of EMI Music Canada

    Author: Nicholas Jennings
    Publisher: Macmillan Canada, 2000, hardcover, ISBN 0-7715-7664-1, 168 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about the history and releases of EMI Music Canada. Includes the story of Pink Floyd performing in Vancouver in 1973, the release of Dark Side of the Moon in Canada, and a brief history of Pink Floyd and their concerts in Canada. Also includes a complete discography of The 6000 Series of Capitol LP releases in Canada, including Pink Floyd releases, with release dates.


  2. Great Record Labels

    Author: Al Cimino
    Publisher: Chartwell Books, 1992, hardcover, ISBN 1-55521-787-7, 112 pages.
    Synopsis: An illustrated book covering the history of numerous record company labels. Includes EMI, Capitol, Virgin and others. Also, tells the story of Dick Asher's refusal to pay out on the Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) single.


  3. The Label - The Story of Columbia Records

    Author: Gary Marmorstein
    Publisher: Thunder's MouthPress, 2007, U.S, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-56025-707-3, 602 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about Columbia Records. Includes a history of the label.


  4. The Rise and Fall of EMI Records

    Author: Brian Southall
    Publisher: Omnibus Press, 2009, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 978-1-84772-244-7, 278 pages.
    Synopsis: A detailed history of EMI Records by a former director of the company. Includes numerous mentions of Pink Floyd and their relationship with their former record company.


  5. 360 Sound - The Columbia Records Story

    Author: Sean Wilentz
    Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2012, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4521-0756-1, 336 pages.
    Synopsis: A history of Columbia Records, with coverage of many of the artists who appeared on the label. Includes a couple of pages on Pink Floyd.


Related Discography Books

  1. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums

    Author: Joel Whitburn
    Publisher: Billboard Books, 3rd edition, 1995, ISBN 0-8230-7647-4, 402 pages.
    Synopsis: A guide to every album in the Billboard Top 40 since 1955. Includes the date an album debuted in the Top 40, the album's highest charted position, the total weeks the album was in the Top 40, the label and catalog number, and gold and platinum album certifications. Features listings for the Pink Floyd albums Dark Side of the Moon, A Nice Pair, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, A Collection of Great Dance Songs, The Final Cut, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Delicate Sound of Thunder, and The Division Bell. Also includes a record holder section.


  2. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

    Author: Joel Whitburn
    Publisher: Billboard Books, 5th edition, 1995, ISBN 0-8230-8280-6, 674 pages.
    Synopsis: A guide to every single in the Billboard Top 40 since 1955. Includes the date a record debuted in the Top 40, the record's highest charted position, the total weeks the record was in the Top 40, the label and catalog number, and gold and platinum album certifications. Features listings for the Pink Floyd records Money, and Another Brick in the Wall, part 2. Includes a song index, and a record holder section.


  3. Les Disques Rares Des 60's

    Author: Daniel Lesueur
    Publisher: France, 1983, 48 pages.
    Synopsis: A French discography book about rare French pressings from the 1960s. Features listings for some of the early Pink Floyd French releases. Includes a rarity rating system.


  4. Encyclopedia of Singles

    Editor: General editor Paul Du Noyer
    Publisher: Dempsey Parr, 1998, U.K., hardcover, ISBN 1-84084-032-3, 256 pages.
    Synopsis: An encyclopedia of the 1,000 best-ever singles, according to a group of British music journalists. Reviews are written by various authors, including Philip Dodd, Paul Du Noyer, Dawn Eden, Eithne Farry, Michael Heatley, and Martin Noble. The book details record labels, writers, producers, release dates, chart positions, and features segments of published reviews from the time of the singles release. Includes the Pink Floyd singles See Emily Play, and Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).


  5. The Great Psychedelic Discography

    Author: Martin C. Strong
    Publisher: Canongate, 1997, ISBN 0-86241-726-0, 388 pages.
    Synopsis: An excellent collection of discographies of psychedelic, progressive, experimental, ambient, new age, and retro-psych music. Includes a Pink Floyd history, with numerous Pink Floyd and related releases.


  6. The Great Rock Discography

    Author: M.C. Strong
    Publisher: Omnibus Press, Third Edition 1996, ISBN 086-241-541-1, 946 pages.
    Synopsis: An excellent collection of discographies of rock and roll artists. Includes a Pink Floyd history, with Pink Floyd and related releases.


  7. The Illustrated Collectors Guide to Hawkwind

    Author: Robert Godwin
    Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-9695736-1-8, 176 pages.
    Synopsis: An illustrated discography of Hawkwind. Includes a brief comparison of Hawkwind and Pink Floyd, and an October 16, 1992 interview with Sci-Fi writer Michael Moorcock in which he talks about meeting Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, and also about Snowy White.


  8. Labelography Volume 2 – Progressive U.K. Record Labels

    Author: Jan Pettersson
    Publisher: Premium Publishing, Stockholm, 2012, ISBN 978-91-89136-72-4, 316 pages.
    Synopsis: A guide to the different record labels, including Deram, Harvest, and Regal Zonophone. Includes numerous pages about Pink Floyd records and the various pressings.