Rock journalists and musicians discuss every release from the hugely successful band that has sold more than 250 million albums and is one of the best-known rock groups across generations.
This stunning look back at Pink Floyd's discography comprises a series of in-depth, frank, and entertaining conversations about all of the bands studio albums, including their soundtrack efforts and the instrumental/ambient The Endless River.
Inside, prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff moderates discussions on each album with rock journalists and musicians who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique historical overview of the band, covering everything from early albums with the iconic Syd Barrett to the song writing tandem of Roger Waters and David Gilmour; the impeccable talents of drummer Nick Mason and multi-instrumentalist Richard Wright; those mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs; the monster success of breakthrough LP Dark Side of the Moon; interpersonal conflict; the band following Water's 1985 departure; and much more. Popoff also includes sidebars that provide complete track listings, album personnel, and studios and dates.
Every page is illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography, as well as rare memorabilia.
Martin Popoff has been described as the worlds most famous heavy-metal journalist, though he has covered plenty of Punk and New Wave albums in his career of 7,000-plus album reviews. He has penned many books on various bands, genres of rock, and record collecting, including AC/DC; Rush: The Illustrated History; Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History; The Art of Metal; and The Big Book of Hair Metal. He has also worked on film documentaries about Rush and ZZ Top. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son.
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups