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Embryo - A Pink Floyd Chronology 1966-1971 - Nick Hodges and Ian Priston

Embryo - A Pink Floyd Chronology 1966-1971
A must for any serious fan, the book traces the history of the early work of the Pink Floyd from when they had recently formed to before the beginnings of their epochal work "The Dark Side Of The Moon", including the solo history of their first enigmatic leader Syd Barrett.An archetypal labour of love, the chronology is a high quality, definitive history of the day to day work of the band. Featuring a fully comprehensive study of recordings available to collectors, rare concert ads, and studious timings and transcriptions. The detail of this book will surpass the high standards that Pink Floyd collectors demand. The authors have painstakingly tracked down long lost reviews, recordings and appearances on television and in films, and have collated them all together in a clear and concise form, whilst offering their own detailed reviews and commentary. Correcting mistakes made previously, the book also represents a fully equipped and up to date research resource which is made easily accessible by a detailed index and chapter by chapter endnotes. All the illustrations in the book including its cover, have not been used in any other book about Pink Floyd. Of particular interest will be a set of photographs taken by Irene Winsby of the band during a rehearsal in January 1967. There will be considerable promotion and press interest to enhance the project. No of Pages: 320 ISBN No: 1901447073
Our Price: £16.49
Code: CRBOOKS036
Weight: 500
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Random Precision - Recording the Music of Syd Barrett 1965-1974
Syd Barrett was the original lead guitarist and a founder member of the group Pink Floyd, and remains one of rock music's most enduring characters. He was the principle songwriter for the first Pink Floyd album 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn', and composed their 1967 hit single 'See Emily Play' before leaving the group in early 1968. He subsequently released two eccentric solo albums ('The Madcap Laughs' in 1969 and 'Barrett' in 1970) before withdrawing completely from the music business in the mid-1970's. Much has been written about his life, but here for the first time are the full details of all of his recording sessions - from his first semi-professional recordings with Pink Floyd in 1965 up to his last abandoned solo recording sessions at Abbey Road in 1974. The author David Parker was co-editor of the respected Syd Barrett fanzine 'Chapter 24', and has spent four years researching and writing the book, which is based principally on information obtained from the official archives at EMI Records and Abbey Road Studios. The book uses a diary format, and includes exclusive interviews with many of the recording producers and engineers involved, including Peter Jenner, Andrew King, Peter Bown, Alan Parsons and John Leckie. The book also includes rare photographs and illustrations, many previously unpublished. This is the most comprehensive, accurate and detailed account yet published of the background to the creation of Syd Barrett's unique musical legacy. Our Price: £16.49

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