Roger Waters & Related Books

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This is a listing of the various Roger Waters and related books I have in my Pink Floyd reference library. 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. Roger Waters Books

    1. Roger Waters by Stefano Magnani
    2. Roger Waters - Amused to Death pre-release press book
    3. Roger Waters - The Man Behind The Wall by Dave Thompson

  2. Roger Waters Related Books

    1. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
    2. Clapton! by Ray Coleman
    3. Eric Clapton by Marc Roberty
    4. Clapton - The Autobiography by Eric Clapton
    5. Eric Clapton - The Complete Recording Sessions, 1963-1995 by Marc Roberty
    6. Crossroads - The Life and Music of Eric Clapton by Michael Schumacher
    7. The Eric Clapton Album - Thirty Years of Music and Memorabilia by Marc Roberty
    8. Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck by Martin Power
    9. The Illustrated Eric Clapton by Geoffrey Giuliano
    10. The Man with the Golden Flute - Sir James, A Celtic Minstrel by Sir James Galway, with Linda Bridges
    11. Marianne Faithfull - A Life on Record edited by Marianne Faithfull and Francois Ravard
    12. Musicians in Tune - Seventy-Five Contemporary Musicians Discuss the Creative Process by Jenny Boyd with Holly George-Warren
    13. Radio Waves - Life and Revolution on the FM Dial by Jim Ladd
    14. Rock Lives by Timothy White
    15. Rock World - Concerts by Kay Rowley
    16. Sinead - Her Life and Music by Jimmy Guterman
    17. Slowhand - The Life and Music of Eric Clapton by Marc Roberty
    18. Strange Days - The Adventures of a Grumpy Rock n' Roll Journalist in Los Angeles by Dean Goodman
    19. When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs

Roger Waters Books

  1. Roger Waters

    Author: Stefano Magnani
    Publisher: Italian Blues Brothers, 1994, 111 pages.
    Synopsis: An Italian book, written in Italian, about Roger Waters.


  2. Roger Waters - Amused to Death pre-release press booklet

    Publisher: Columbia Records, 1991, 17 pages.
    Synopsis: Includes Timothy White article, pictures, and lyrics.


  3. Roger Waters - The Man Behind The Wall

    Author: Dave Thompson
    Publisher: Backbeat Books, 2013, ISBN 978-61713-564-4, 271 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about Roger Waters' musical career, and how it relates to The Wall.


Roger Waters Related Books

  1. Amusing Ourselves to Death

    Author: Neil Postman
    Publisher: Penguin Books, 1986, ISBN 0-14-009438-5, 184 pages.
    Synopsis: An interesting look at the media in modern day society. This book was the inspiration for Roger Waters' Amused to Death album.


  2. Clapton!

    Author: Ray Coleman
    Publisher: Warner Books, 1986, ISBN 0-446-38630-8, 368 pages.
    Synopsis: An authorized biography of Eric Clapton. Includes information on Clapton's relationship with Roger Waters and background information about the Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking tour.


  3. Eric Clapton

    Author: Marc Roberty
    Publisher: MBS, 1994, CD size book, ISBN 1 85868 055 7, 120 pages.
    Synopsis: History of Eric Clapton including his tour with Roger Waters.


  4. Clapton - The Autobiography

    Author: Eric Clapton
    Publisher: Broadway Books, 2007, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-385-51851-2, 343 pages.
    Synopsis: Eric Clapton's story. Includes his account of his friendship with Roger Waters, and his touring of The Pros & Cons of Hitch Hiking.


  5. Eric Clapton - The Complete Recording Sessions, 1963-1995

    Author: Marc Roberty
    Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 1993, hardback, ISBN 0-312-09798-0 (details recording sessions 1963-1992), 192 pages.
    Synopsis: A book detailing all of Eric Clapton's recording sessions, including sessions with Roger Waters. Includes songs, musicians, guitars used, plus producer and engineer for each session. Listings include the recording session for the Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking album and a live recording session at Earls Court in London June 21-22, 1984 with the Roger Waters Band.


  6. Crossroads - The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

    Author: Michael Schumacher
    Publisher: Hyperion, 1995, ISBN 0-7868-8166-6, 388 pages.
    Synopsis: A book on the history of Eric Clapton. Includes information on Clapton's recording and touring with Roger Waters.


  7. The Eric Clapton Album - Thirty Years of Music and Memorabilia

    Author: Marc Roberty
    Publisher: Viking Studio Books, 1994, hardcover, ISBN 0-670-85364-X, 224 pages.
    Synopsis: The history of Eric Clapton with discographies, photographs, tour programs, backstage passes and numerous other memorabilia. Includes Saville Pink Floyd poster, mention of Eric's collaboration with Roger Waters, pictures of the Pros and Cons tour programme, album and Earls Court concert ticket.


  8. Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck

    Author: Martin Power
    Publisher: Omnibus Press, 2011, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 978-1-84938-869-6, 487 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about guitarist Jeff Beck. Features mention of Beck playing on the Roger Waters album, Amused to Death.


  9. The Illustrated Eric Clapton

    Author: Geoffrey Giuliano
    Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1994, hardcover, ISBN 0-7858-0002-6, 96 pages.
    Synopsis: An illustrated history of Eric Clapton. Includes a rare photo on page 90 of Eric Clapton and Roger Waters having a drink together.


  10. The Man with the Golden Flute - Sir James, A Celtic Minstrel

    Author: Sir James Galway, with Linda Bridges
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc., U.S., 2009, 278 pages, ISBN: 978-0-470-50391-1.
    Synopsis: Autobiography of James Galway, the flautist who played with Roger Waters at The Wall-Live in Berlin concert.


  11. Marianne Faithfull - A Life on Record

    Editors: Marianne Faithfull and Francois Ravard
    Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, 2014, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-8478-4359-6, 300 pages.
    Synopsis: A look at musician Marianne Faithfull's life in pictures. Roger Waters has worked with Faithfull, although he is not mentioned in this book.


  12. Musicians in Tune - Seventy-Five Contemporary Musicians Discuss the Creative Process

    Author: Jenny Boyd with Holly George-Warren
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1992, ISBN 0-671-73440-7, 288 pages.
    Synopsis: A fascinating look at the creative process by Jenny Boyd, who is the wife of Ian Wallace and sister of Pattie Boyd. Seventy-five musicians are interviewed, including Roger Waters, who gives insights into his muse. Other musicians interviewed include Peter Gabriel, Mick Fleetwood, George Harrison, Phil Collins, Stevie Winwood, Eric Burdon, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Willie Dixon, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Sinead O'Connor, Paul Kantner, Warren Zevon, Ron Wood, and Eric Clapton.


  13. Radio Waves - Life and Revolution on the FM Dial

    Author: Jim Ladd
    Publisher: St. Martins Press, 1991, ISBN 0-312-05952-3, 306 pages.
    Synopsis: A book on the history of FM radio from 1967-1987 by DJ Jim Ladd. Includes stories about Roger Waters and a report of the February 11, 1980 Pink Floyd concert in Los Angeles.


  14. Rock Lives

    Author: Timothy White
    Publisher: Henry Holt, 1990, ISBN 0-8050-1861-1, 807 pages.
    Synopsis: A collection of articles written by Timothy White about various performers. Includes an article on Roger Waters.


  15. Rock World - Concerts

    Author: Kay Rowley
    Publisher: Crestwood House, 1992, hardcover, ISBN 0-89686-715-3, 32 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about live rock concerts over the years. Includes coverage of the Roger Waters-The Wall Live in Berlin concert, with two live photos.


  16. Sinead - Her Life and Music

    Author: Jimmy Guterman
    Publisher: Warner Books, 1991, ISBN 0-446-39254-5, 149 pages.
    Synopsis: A book on Sinead O'Connor. Includes a mention of her performance at the Roger Waters-The Wall-Live in Berlin concert, and a photo of O'Connor and Van Morrison at the show.


  17. Slowhand - The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

    Author: Marc Roberty
    Publisher: Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1991, ISBN 0-517-88118-7, 192 pages.
    Synopsis: An illustrated book on the history of Eric Clapton. Includes background information on his 1984 tour with Rogers Waters, plus two photos from the Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking Tour, one of just Eric Clapton and one with Eric and Roger on stage together.


  18. Strange Days - The Adventures of a Grumpy Rock n' Roll Journalist in Los Angeles

    Author: Dean Goodman
    Publisher: Outpost Books, 2014, paperback, ISBN 978-0-9894420-0-8, 294 pages.
    Synopsis: A book by Reuters music journalist Dean Goodman about his encounters with various musicians during his writing career in Los Angeles. Includes some mentions of Roger Waters.


  19. When the Wind Blows

    Author: Raymond Briggs
    Publisher: Schocken Books, 1982, U.S., hardcover, ISBN 0-8052-3829-8
    Synopsis: A cartoon story. The book on which the animated movie of the same name was based.