Pink Floyd All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track
ISBN: 031643924X
EAN13: 9780316439244
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 24, 2017
Pages: 544
Dimensions: 2" H x 11" L x 9" W
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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 Read More chevron_right

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5
   Awesomely complete!
If you' re a fan of Pink Floyd, this book is for you. There's a lot of information and photos. I' ve been playing the discs as I read the stories for each song and it's been great. There is a bit on each album and a bit on each song. The book is large and filled with info, quotes, images, and anecdotes.
 
3
   Arrived Damaged
I gave this as a gift and it was damaged when it arrived. There was a torn book jacket. It is very badly damaged from being in the box. I think a Pink Floyd fan will enjoy the book. The pictures are not as clear because the pages are a little blurry. They are not shiny and have more of a printed look to them. The book is big. I would have given it 4 stars if it had arrived in better shape.
 
5
   Sorta novelty, but a good gift for a Floyd fan.
It's a good sized book and the quality is great. Some of the facts are interesting, and the fact that they include some singles is also cool. It's virtually every single song and some songs have no real story behind them so they clearly are filling it with meaningless facts. If you' re a Floyd freak, you' ll be happy with it. I don't know how much of the information would be useful.
 
4
   Almost perfect, just missing the album covers
This book is very detailed. It has information about every Pink Floyd song and about important figures in the band's history. It is very professional and full color. I wish it went all the way and included the actual album covers, instead of generic equivalents. I suppose it's to save money. If there was a version with all those covers I would pay more.
 
5
   Informative and thorough.
This book gives you the inside knowledge of Pink Floyd's songs, not only your favorite ones. What a great read. It would tell us which one was pink.
 
5
   My dad is the BIGGEST Pink Floyd fan and LOVES the book!
I bought this for my father so he wouldn't own it. He did not! For a Christmas Gift, it was a slam dunk. He likes it. He read it after he unwrapped it. You would think that it is a small book. The hardcover is very attractive and full of information and pictures that will make anyone who is not a Pink FLoyd fan want to read a few pages! The paragraphs are formed so that you don't get bored, and it's well written. If you don't have a lot of time to sit and read a whole novel, this is a great read.
 
5
   An endless read!
There were many reasons why this book was purchased. There were great reviews on Amazon. It is a book about Pink Floyd songs. There is a lot of information about every song written by Pink Floyd. The photos are good. The book is large. I'm still reading the book. It is a great addition to my collection. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about the stories behind each and every song.
 
5
   For fans of Floyd and prog rock alike
I can't get enough of this book. Since the summer, I' ve been enjoying it, and it's mix of technical, lyrical, and historical background surrounding every track of every Pink Floyd album will make Floyd and Prog Rock fans alike smile and rejoice.
 
5
   Seems accurate
What a great book. Based on my knowledge of Pink Floyd's catalog, it seems to be fairly well researched and accurate. It's a large book. When you read it, you should sit at a desk. The pictures in it are nice.
 
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