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Pink Floyd Books

A list of official Pink Floyd-Books, biographys, lyric-books and other Pink Floyd material in print. The Pink Floyd HyperBase in association with Amazon.com gives you the possibility to purchase the books on-line. It's cheap and it's easy... Just follow the links. Books on this page are listed by title.

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100 Best Album Covers

100 Best Album Covers - The Stories Behind the Sleeves

By Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson / 1999 / ISBN: 078944951X / 160 pages
The creation of famous Pink Floyd covers and others described by members of the Hipgnosis team.

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Amused to Death

Paperback - 80 pages (April 1999)

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Animals

Animals

By Pink Floyd / 1977 / Music Sales Corp. / ISBN: 082561077X / Paperback (June 1996)
Official album book with lyrics.


Another Brick in the Wall

Another Brick in the Wall : The Stories Behind Every Pink Floyd Song

By Cliff Jones / Paperback / 1 Ed edition (April 1997)

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At the Limit

At the Limit: Twenty-one Classic Cars That Shaped a Century of Motor Sport

By Nick Mason, Mark Hales / Hardcover / 176 pages (August 1998)
Not really a Floyd book, but written by drummer Nick Mason.

Another edition is titled: 'Into the Red'.

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Bricks in the Wall

By Karl Dallas / Baton Press / 1987
Detailed Pink Floyd Biography.

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The Colours of Infinity: The Beauty and Power of Fractals

By Michael Barnsley, Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Ian Stewart, Gary Flake, Robert Prechter, Arthur C. Clarke

160 pages + DVD (March 2004)

Book and DVD about Fractals and the Mandelbrot Set . The documentary DVD features original soundtrack by David Gilmour.

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The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd

The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd

By Andy Mabbett / Paperback - 150 pages / December 1995
Informative Pink Floyd discography in handy CD size.

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Crazy Diamond

Crazy Diamond - Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd

By Mike Watkinson & Pete Anderson (1991) /Beekman Pub / Paperback Rev. edition (June 1993).

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The Dark Side of the Moon

Paperback (october 1992)

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Division Bell

Omnibus Press / Paperback (October 1994)

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Embryo

EMBRYO - A PINK FLOYD CHRONOLOGY 1966 - 1971

By Nick Hodges and Ian Priston, Cherry Red Records, 320 pages (May 1999)
The book focuses intensively on the pre-Dark Side period and does this very precisely and with many rare details. The book is compiled and authored by Nick Hodges and Jan Priston.

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The Final Cut

Music Sales Corp. / Paperback (June 1996)

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Nick Mason, Pink Floyd biography: Inside Out

Inside Out – A Personal History of Pink floyd

By Nick Mason, Orion Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 0297843877

This is the book by Pink Floyd drummer (and band archivist) Nick Mason that we have been waiting for in almost 10 years. The book was originally titled "Pink Floyd - The Official History" but has now been retitled and released in 2004. 360 pages with many previously unseen photos. Order from the links below.

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Le Livre Du Pink Floyd

By Alain Dister, Jacques Leblanc & Udo Woehrle / Albin Michel / 1978



Lost in the Woods

By Julian Palacios / Boxtree Ltd / Mass Market Paperback - 344 pages (June 19, 1998).
Syd Barrett biography.

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London Live

London Live: From the Yardbirds to Pink Floyd to the Sex Pistols

By Tony Bacon / Paperback / 192 pages /Miller Freeman Books (1999)
"The Inside Story of Live Bands in the Capital's Trail-Blazing Music Clubs"

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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter - The Images Of Pink Floyd

By Storm Thorgerson, Peter Curzon / Paperback / Published 1997
Great book about the Pink Floyd cover-art by the co-owner of designteam Hipgnosis who made most of the album covers for Pink Floyd.

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A Momentary Lapse of Reason - songbook

Music Sales Corp / Paperback (June 1994)

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Pink Floyd

By Luca Ferrari / Italy / 1985


 

Pink Floyd

By Hans Rombeck / Bastai Lübke / 1981


 

Pink Floyd

By Paul Sahner / Heyne / 1990


 

Pink Floyd

By Jason Rich / Music Book Services / Paperback (November 1995)

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Pink Floyd

By William Ruhlmann

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Pink Floyd

By Rick Sanders / Futura / 1976


Pink Floyd Anthology

Paperback, 1986

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An Illustrated History

Pink Floyd: An Illustrated History

By Patrick Humphries / Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc / Hardcover - 120 pages illustrate edition (December 1997)

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Pink Floyd: An Illustrated Documentary / Illustrated Discography

By Miles (See revised edition 'A Visual Documentary')

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Pink Floyd: Another Brick

By Miles

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A Visual Documentary

Pink Floyd: A Visual Documentary

By Miles, Andy Mabbett / Omnibus Press / Paperback - 156 pages Revised edition (March 1995)

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Pink Floyd Early Classics

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation / Paperback (October 1990)

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Pink Floyd: The Early Years

Music Sales / Lyrics

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Pink Floyd: Echoes

328 pages. Released April 2002. Music Sales Corporation.

Artwork, tabs and music sheets for the songs from the compilation album Pink Floyd: Echoes. The book is designed and published to match the album.

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Pink Floyd: Encyclopedia

Pink Floyd: Encyclopedia

By Vernon Fitch / Collector's Guide Pub; ISBN: 1896522440 (December 1998)
Includes a CD with the band Hawkwind performing Interstellar Overdrive and Hyperdrive Reprise.

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Pink Floyd: Fully Illustrated Book + Interview Disc

By Jason Rich / Music Book Services / Paperback Book & Cd edition (October 1996)

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In The Flesh

Pink Floyd: In the Flesh (The Complete Performance History)

By Glenn Povey, Ian Russell / St. Martin's Press / Paperback - 256 pages (September 1998)

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Pink Floyd in the Studio

By Marcus Hearn / Batsford / Paperback - 192 pages (April 2000)

A complete account of every recording made by Pink Floyd. Marcus Hearn has gained access to the archives of Abbey Road studios, where the bulk of their recordings were made, revealing details and dates of sessions.

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Pink Floyd: The Labyrinth Through the Fancyscope

by Sohnosuke Imai and Nobukazu Takahashi, 1997.

316 pages, ISBN4-89350-323-5 C0073 Y2400E

A popular book about Pink Floyd from two Japanese authors. Visit the Fancyscope homepage for more information.


Learning To Fly

Pink Floyd: Learning to Fly

by Chris Welch / 1994

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Pink Floyd Lyric Book: Lyrics by Roger Waters

By Roger Waters

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Pink Floyd: The Official History

By Nick Mason

Not published in this version. See Inside Out - A Personal History.



 

Pink Floyd Photo Book: 2000

Oliver Books / Paperback

 


The Records

Pink Floyd: The Records

By Andreas Kraska / Buchverlag Michael Schwinn / 1988 / ISBN 3-925077-10-3


 

Pink Floyd: Shine On

Compiled by Nick Mason, David Gilmour and Storm Thorgerson / 1992
Only published as part of the Shine On CD box-set. Read More.

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Pink Floyd: The Press Reports

By Vernon Fitch/ Collector's Guide Publishing Inc / Paperback - 304 pages (April 2001)

A historical look at Pink Floyd from the various press reports in newspapers and music magazines from 1966 to 1983. Reviews, interviews and features describe the evoultion of Pink Floyd.

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Through the Eyes of ...

Pink Floyd: Through the Eyes of ... the Band, Its Fans, Friends and Foes

By Bruno MacDonald / Da Capo Pr / Paperback - 400 pages (October 1997)

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Pink Floyd, The Wall: Inside the Music, the Movie, and the Stage Shows

Pink Floyd, The Wall: Inside the Music, the Movie, and the Stage Shows

By Vernon Fitch, Richard Mahon / Reynolds & Hearn; (July 2003) / 176 pages

Compiled by noted Pink Floyd scholar, Vernon Fitch, and co-author Richard Mahon, this is the definitive history of The Wall, one of rock music’s most celebrated albums. Featuring over 150 color photos and illustrations.

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Pink Floyd: The Wall

By Roger Waters / Music Sales Corp / Paperback - 144 pages Guitar Tablature edition (October 1992)

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Pink Floyd: The Wall (Piano and Vocal)

Music Sales Corp / Paperback (June 1988)

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Play guitar with... David Gilmour

Music Sales Corp / Paperback - 48 pages (September 1999)

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Pros And Cons Songbook

By Roger Waters / IMP / Lyrics book


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Random Precision: Recording the Music of Syd Barrett: 1965-1974

By David Parker/ Cherry Red Books / 2001

Very detailed book about all the recordings of Syd Barrett. The book uses a chronological diary format, and includes technical recording notes and exclusive interviews with Peter Jenner, Andrew King, Peter Bown, Alan Parsons, John Leckie and others. Also photographs and illustrations, many previously unpublished.

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The Pink Floyd Odyssey

Saucerful of Secrets : The Pink Floyd Odyssey

By Nicholas Schaffner / Delta / Paperback Reissue edition (July 1992)

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Scoppi

Shots In The Air: Schopenhauer and the Pink Floyd In Venice

"Scoppi In Aria: Schopenhauer E I Pink Floyd A Venezia"
by a Venetian Anonymous, Edizioni Libri Molto Speciali, Price L. 11.000. Euro 5, 68.

"a bizarre teenager love story taking place in Venice during the days of the unforgotten Pink-Floydian concert (July 1989)"

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Syd Barrett - A Fish Out Of Water

Syd Barrett - Fish Out Of Water (+CD)

By Luca Ferrari and Annie Marie Roulin / 118p / CD-format / Italy / 1996
Book in both Italian and English with lyrics, interview and discography. The book includes a special 2-track CD with two otherwise unreleased Floyd songs: King Bee and Lucy Lee In Blue Tights. Both songs are recorded as demo versions when the band was still called the Abdabs.


The Madcap Laughs

Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs

The Mick Rock Photo-Sessions / UFO books / 1993 / ISBN 1-873884-14-1


 

Tatuato Sol Muro - Syd Barrett

By Luca Ferrari / 1985 (italian)


Walk Away René

Walk Away René

By Hipgnosis, Storm Thorgerson / Paper Tiger / 1978
About the Hipgnosis cover-art for Pink Floyd and other artists.

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Which One's Pink?: An Analysis of the Concept Albums of Roger Waters & Pink Floyd With Video

by Phil Rose, Roger Waters / Paperback / Collectors Guide Publishing Inc; ISBN: 1896522173 (November 1998)
Including video: The Wall Live in Berlin.

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The special edition includes the book 'Which One's Pink'



 

Wish You Were Here

Music Sales Corp / Paperback (October 1997)

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Wish You Were Here / Guitar Table

Music Sales Corp / Paperback - 128 pages (January 1997)

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