Pink Floyd books coming in summer/fall
New titles will focus on specific albums
Two new books
about Pink Floyd are in the works.
Floyd: The Wall" by music historian/collector
Vernon Fitch will be published in July. "Pink
Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" by the
BBC's John Cavanagh will arrive on Sept. 15.
title will be published in paperback by British publisher Reynolds
& Hearn. "It's early days with Vernon's book ,"
editorial director Marcus Hearn told "Floydian
Slip"™ on May 2, "so early that I don't even have
a cover to show you yet."
Fitch is owner
Pink Floyd Archives and author of "Pink
Floyd: The Press Reports, 1966-1983" (Apogee Books, May
2001) and "The
Pink Floyd Encyclopedia" (CG Publishing Inc., November
1998), a frighteningly comprehensive compendium of the band.
a former presenter of the "Rock Show" on BBC Radio One
and is a regular presenter on several other BBC Radio networks.
Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is part
Continuum International Publishing Group's 33 1/3 series,
a collection of short books devoted to popular and critically acclaimed
albums of the last 40 years. Focusing on one album rather than an
artist's entire output, the books in the series skip biographical
background and cut to the heart of the music on each album.
to be featured in the series include "The Velvet Underground
and Nico," Radiohead's "OK Computer," Jethro Tull's
"Aqualung" and Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland."
title will be published in paperback. Though Continuum lists Sept.
15 as the publication date, the New York/London firm's Web site
adds that the title will be "available in the UK and rest of
world after November 2003."
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