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Mind Over Matter

The Images of Pink Floyd

Author: Storm Thorgerson,Peter Curzon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781468314489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

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The comprehensive collection of the late Storm Thorgerson s iconic designs for Pink Floyd"

Mind Over Matter

The Images of Pink Floyd

Author: Storm Thorgerson

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9781783056217

Category: Music

Page: 224

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This book features the images from Pink Floyd's album sleeves and promotional material designed for the group. It features almost all Pink Floyd's iconic album covers, posters, singles bags, a selection of band photos, booklet pages and rough artwork that developed into iconic designs. This new edition incorporates an additional 32 pages of material used in re-issues created since 2007. Storm Thorgerson, who died in 2013, was a world-famous designer whose memoirs of his time spent with Pink Floyd are combined with all the artwork he created to represent the band at each stage of their career. Storm revisited the work he created for the albums and offers insights into the work that went into the creation of this legendary album art. Designers who worked with Storm have all contributed to this new edition of Mind Over Matter. Amongst the new material is artwork from the Oh By The Way box set, the Atom Heart Mother 40th Anniversary 'Wire Cow' sculpture, the Why Pink Floyd? Campaign and the Dark Side Of The Moon 40th Anniversary images and stickers.

Mind Over Matter

The Images of Pink Floyd

Author: Storm Thorgerson,Peter Curzon

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9781846097638

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd, this book explores the images of Pink Floyd album sleeves and the artwork they contain. Strom Thorgerson is a world-famous artist whose memoirs of his time spent with Pink Floyd are combined with all the artwork he created to represent the band at each stage of their career. Forty years on, Storm revisits the work he created for the albums and tells the stories behind them.

Echoes

The Complete History of Pink Floyd

Author: Glenn Povey

Publisher: Mind Head Publishing

ISBN: 9780955462405

Category: Rock groups

Page: 368

View: 847

From their gigs in tiny church halls to multimillion-selling albums--"The Dark Side" "of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and the rock opera "The Wall"--and elaborate stadium shows, this tome celebrates legendary rock band Pink Floyd. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and rare graphic memorabilia, including posters, advertisements, handbills, and tickets from every era of the band's remarkable history, this survey provides a comprehensive overview of the group, its members, and the times. In addition to a biographical account of the band's collective and individual careers--from their pre-Floyd times in the early 1960s to the present day and their music's evolution from psychedelic and space rock to progressive rock genres--this definitive reference presents a meticulously researched chronological listing of every Pink Floyd and solo concert with set lists, radio and television appearances, and a UK and U.S. discography.

Eye of the Storm

The Album Graphics of Storm Thorgerson with Peter Curzon and Jon Crossland

Author: Storm Thorgerson,Peter Curzon,Jon Crossland

Publisher: Sanctuary Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781860742583

Category: Sound recordings

Page: 190

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This volume features a collection of the work of Storm Thorgerson since 1985. It includes some of the most stunning, evocative and resonant images he has yet produced for album covers, commissioned for artists such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Anthrax and Peter Gabriel.

Walk away René

an ABC of the work of Hipgnosis

Author: Storm Thorgerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 159

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Pink Floyd

Author: Victoria Broackes,Anna Landreth Strong

Publisher: V & A Publishing

ISBN: 9781851779161

Category: Music

Page: 304

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The first book ever produced with full access the Pink Floyd archive. Published to accompany the V&A's major summer exhibition, Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, celebrates 50 years of one of the greatest bands of all time. Five essays tackle different aspects of their far-reaching legacy in music and the visual arts. Authors including Jon Savage, Howard Goodall and Rob Young examine what makes the band truly special, from the mythology underpinning their output, through to their experimentation with technology to create new sounds. their epic staging and performance impact will also be explored, along with the anti-authoritarianism that infuses their lyrics. 00The book is heavily illustrated throughout, emphasizing the essential role that visual material played in supporting the music and creating the lasting Pink Floyd phenomenon. 00Victoria Broackes is Senior Curator and Head of Exhibitions for the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A. She has produced a number of successful touring exhibitions, including You Say You Want a Revolution? and David Bowie Is. Anna Landreth Strong is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Performance at the V&A. 00Exhibition: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom (13.05-01.10.2017).

A Very Irregular Head

The Life of Syd Barrett

Author: Rob Chapman

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306819368

Category: Music

Page: 480

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“I don't think I'm easy to talk about. I've got a very irregular head. And I'm not anything that you think I am anyway.”—Syd Barrett’s last interview, Rolling Stone, 1971 Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett (1946–2006) was, by all accounts, the very definition of a golden boy. Blessed with good looks and a natural aptitude for painting and music, he was a charismatic, elfin child beloved by all, who fast became a teenage leader in Cambridge, England, where a burgeoning bohemian scene was flourishing in the early 1960s. Along with three friends and collaborators—Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason—he formed what would soon become Pink Floyd, and rock ’n’ roll was never the same. Starting as a typical British cover band aping approximations of American rhythm ’n’ blues, they soon pioneered an entirely new sound, and British psychedelic rock was born. With early, trippy, Barrett-penned pop hits such as “Arnold Layne” (about a clothesline-thieving cross-dresser) and “See Emily Play” (written specifically for the epochal “Games For May” concert), Pink Floyd, with Syd Barrett as their main creative visionary, captured the zeitgeist of “Swinging” London in all its Technicolor glory. But there was a dark side to all this new-found freedom. Barrett, like so many around him, began ingesting large quantities of a revolutionary new drug, LSD, and his already-fragile mental state—coupled with a personality inherently unsuited to the life of a pop star—began to unravel. The once bright-eyed lad was quickly replaced, seemingly overnight, by a glowering, sinister, dead-eyed shadow of his former self, given to erratic, highly eccentric, reclusive, and sometimes violent behavior. Inevitably sacked from the band, Barrett retreated from London to his mother’s house in Cambridge, where he would remain until his death, only rarely seen or heard, further fueling the mystery. In the meantime, Pink Floyd emerged from the underground to become one of the biggest international rock bands of all time, releasing multi-platinum albums, many that dealt thematically with the loss of their friend Syd Barrett: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall are all, on many levels, about him. In A Very Irregular Head, journalist Rob Chapman lifts the veil of secrecy that has surrounded the legend of Syd Barrett for nearly four decades, drawing on exclusive access to family, friends, archives, journals, letters, and artwork to create the definitive portrait of a brilliant and tragic artist. Besides capturing all the promise of Barrett’s youthful years, Chapman challenges the oft-held notion that Barrett was a hopelessly lost recluse in his later years, and creates a portrait of a true British eccentric who is rightfully placed within a rich literary lineage that stretches through Kenneth Graham, Hilaire Belloc, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, John Lennon, David Bowie, and on up to the pioneers of Britpop. A tragic, affectionate, and compelling portrait of a singular artist, A Very Irregular Head will stand as the authoritative word on this very English genius for years to come.

The Complete Pink Floyd

The Ultimate Reference

Author: Glenn Povey

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454918691

Category: Music

Page: 448

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This is THE essential book for all Pink Floyd fans: the most amazingly comprehensive guide to the band's entire career, complete with rare and never-before-seen photographs plus key memorabilia. Representing years of painstaking research by Floyd expert and documentarian Glenn Povey, it covers every event of note, and includes a full record of concerts, rehearsals, recordings, releases (vinyl and otherwise), interviews, set lists, and new material about the Abbey Road recording sessions. The Complete Pink Floyd is simply an unequalled look at one of rock 'n' roll's most innovative groups from its beginnings to the present.

The Gathering Storm

A Quartet in Several Parts

Author: Storm Thorgerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608876785

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Throughout his esteemed career, Storm Thorgerson revolutionized the art of the album cover. For nearly five decades, Thorgerson designed covers for some of the most famous rock-and-roll bands in the world, including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Genesis, the Cranberries, Styx, and many more. His designs transitioned the art form into a new era, one that strayed from simple photos of the artist and focused instead on images that reflected the music. Using an extraordinary coupling of the exotic, the extravagant, and the improvised, Thorgerson conveyed a sense of magic and wonder in each of his distinctive album covers. The Gathering Storm: A Quartet in Several Parts exhibits over 100 of Thorgerson’s many conceptual masterpieces--including his acclaimed covers for Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, Led Zepplin’s Houses of the Holy and In Through the Out Door, and his more recent work for Muse’s Absolution. Complete with Thorgenson’s personal commentary, this unique book is an un-replicable gem that will thrill fans of art, photography, and music alike.

Dexter and Philosophy

Mind over Spatter

Author: Richard Greene,George A. Reisch,Rachel Robison

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269726X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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What explains the huge popular following for Dexter, currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by a lust to kill, ritualistically and bloodily. However his gory appetite is controlled by “Harry’s Code,” which limits his victims to those who have gotten away with murder, and his job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami police department gives him the inside track on just who those legitimate targets may be. In Dexter and Philosophy, an elite team of philosophers don their rubber gloves and put Dexter’s deeds under the microscope. Since Dexter is driven to ritual murder by his “Dark Passenger,” can he be blamed for killing, especially as he only murders other murderers? Does Dexter fit the profile of the familiar fictional type of the superhero? What part does luck play in making Dexter who he is? How and why are horror and disgust turned into aesthetic pleasure for the TV viewer? How essential is Dexter’s emotional coldness to his lust for slicing people up? Are Dexter’s lies and deceptions any worse than the lies and deceptions of the non-criminals around him? Why does Dexter long to be a normal human being and why can’t he accomplish this apparently simple goal?

Pigs Might Fly

The Inside Story of Pink Floyd

Author: Mark Blake

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845137485

Category: Music

Page: 200

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Interest in Pink Floyd remains as intense as ever even 40 years after the release of Dark Side of the Moon, with lavish box-sets collecting demos and out-takes, and Roger Waters’ world tours of The Wall playing to packed stadiums. Now, Mark Blake’ s superbly comprehensive and engrossing history of the group, rightly acclaimed as the definitive book on the band, has been fully revised and extended with new interviews to bring the story up to date with the recent appearances of David Gilmour and Nick Mason with Roger Waters at a London date on his The Wall tour.

Taken by Storm

The Album Art of Storm Thorgerson

Author: Storm Thorgerson,Peter Curzon

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9781846096679

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Taken By Storm is a superb selection of Storm Thorgerson's work over the past 30 years. It features the best of Hipgnosis, Pink Floyd and the Storm Studios and is a visual equivalent of a greatest hits album.Thorgerson's prolific album art is presented in full-colour and includes in-depth analysis of each image, including the themes and motivations that inspired the work, as well as the practical details involved in producing each stunning image.Includes new material from the last five years, none of which has been previously published in book form.

Another Brick in the Wall

The Stories Behind Every Pink Floyd Song

Author: Cliff Jones

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858688497

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Go into the heart of Pink Floyd with this song-by-song analysis and learn the explosive story of one of the world's most popular rock bands.

The Pink Floyd Encyclopedia

Author: Vernon Fitch

Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Collector's Guide Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 448

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Self-proclaimed rock historians will delight in the scope and detail of this all-inclusive encyclopedia of Pink Floyd. A close study of each album is accompanied by an exhaustive listing of their songs, cover art, production credits, recording and sales information, and U.S. and U.K. release dates. The promotional art of each concert and tour is also provided, along with details on independent solo concerts and albums produced by individual band members, six appendices providing the dates of every performance arranged in chronological order, and an equipment appendix describing the make and model of every Pink Floyd amplifier, guitar, and cymbal since the band's creation. This new edition features thousands of new band-related facts and a bonus CD featuring a rare version of "Interstellar Overdrive" and tracks from the British sci-fi band Hawkwind.

The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall

Author: Gerald Scarfe

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306819971

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Describes the development of the iconic Pink Floyd album and subsequent film, all created in close collaboration with the author's art studio, and provides commentaries by the director of the film and the band members.

Pigs Might Fly

The Inside Story of Pink Floyd

Author: Mark Blake

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459677487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

View: 5599

Interest in Pink Floyd remains as intense as ever even 40 years after the release of Dark Side of the Moon, with lavish box - sets collecting demos and out - takes, and Roger Waters' world tours of The Wall playing to packed stadiums. Now, Mark Blake's superbly comprehensive and engrossing history of the group, rightly acclaimed as the definitive book on the band, has been fully revised and extended with new interviews to bring the story up to date with the recent appearances of David Gilmour and Nick Mason with Roger Waters at a London date on his The Wall tour.

For the Love of Vinyl

The Album Art of Hipgnosis

Author: Peter Curzon

Publisher: Picturebox, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 232

View: 8372

Hipgnosis was the biggest and best graphic design firm for the biggest and best bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Specialising in creative photography for the music business, they designed album covers for bands and musicians like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney, Scorpions and many others. For the Love of Vinyl is the first book to survey Storm and Powell's output in detail - from cover to label - described with entertaining detail by the team who created them.

The Dark Side of the Moon

The Making of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece

Author: John Harris

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786735708

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the most acclaimed albums of all time. A stunning exploration of madness, death, anxiety, and alienation, it remained on the Billboard charts for 724 weeks--the longest consecutive run for an LP ever--and has sold 30 million copies worldwide. It still sells some quarter million copies every year. Besides being perhaps rock's most fully realized and elegant concept album, The Dark Side of the Moon was among the most technically advanced records of its time, perfectly blending studio wizardry and fearless innovation. The rich story behind The Dark Side of the Moon is now skillfully illuminated by acclaimed journalist John Harris's exploration of the album's many secrets and the band's fractured history, including the mental collapse of group founder Syd Barrett. Drawing on original interviews with bassist and chief lyricist Roger Waters, guitarist Dave Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright, and the album's supporting cast, The Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for the millions of devoted fans looking for the definitive story of one of the most timeless, compelling, and mysterious albums ever made.

Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art

The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue

Author: Aubrey Powell,Peter Gabriel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519325

Category: Design

Page: 320

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The complete catalogue of design collective Hipgnosis, showcasing groundbreaking cover art created for iconic rock 'n' roll giants, including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd

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