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100 Best Album Covers - The Stories Behind the Sleeves
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.


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

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


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


Crazy Diamond - Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd
Crazy Diamond – Syd Barrett and the Dawn of Pink Floyd

By Mike Watkinson & Pete Anderson (1991) /Beekman Pub / Paperback Rev. edition (June 1993). A further revised edition was released in 2006.


The Dark Side of the Moon - Guitar Tablature
The Dark Side of the Moon – Guitar Tablature

Paperback (october 1992)


Division Bell - Guitar Tablature
Division Bell – Guitar Tablature

Omnibus Press / Paperback (October 1994)


Embryo - A Pink Floyd Chronology 1966 - 1971
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.


Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
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.


Lost in the Woods - Syd Barrett & the Pink Floyd
Lost in the Woods – Syd Barrett & the Pink Floyd

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


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


Mind Over Matter - The Images Of Pink Floyd
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.


A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Songbook
A Momentary Lapse of Reason – Songbook

Music Sales Corp / Paperback (June 1994)


Pink Floyd Anthology
Pink Floyd Anthology

Paperback, 1986


Pink Floyd: An Illustrated History
Pink Floyd: An Illustrated History

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


Pink Floyd: An Illustrated Documentary / Illustrated Discography
Pink Floyd: An Illustrated Documentary / Illustrated Discography

By Barry Miles (See revised edition ‘A Visual Documentary’)


Pink Floyd: A Visual Documentary
Pink Floyd: A Visual Documentary

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


Pink Floyd: Early Classics
Pink Floyd: Early Classics

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation / Paperback (October 1990)


Pink Floyd: The Early Years
Pink Floyd: The Early Years

Music Sales / Lyrics


Pink Floyd: Echoes
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.


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.


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

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


Pink Floyd: Learning to Fly
Pink Floyd: Learning to Fly

by Chris Welch / 1994


Pink Floyd: The Press Reports
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.


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

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


Pink Floyd: The Wall - Guitar Tablature
Pink Floyd: The Wall – Guitar Tablature

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


Pink Floyd: The Wall - Piano and Vocal
Pink Floyd: The Wall – Piano and Vocal

Music Sales Corp / Paperback (June 1988)


Play guitar with... David Gilmour
Play guitar with… David Gilmour

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


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


Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey
Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey

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


Walk Away Rene
Walk Away Rene

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


Wish You Were Here - Guitar Tablature
Wish You Were Here – Guitar Tablature

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

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