Side" book coming in 2005
Scholars from across the globe contribute essays
will publish a book devoted to Pink Floyd's
"Dark Side of the Moon"
album in November 2005.
to Me: The Legacy of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon" will
contain 14 essays, three interviews and a 50-page annotated bibliography.
music scholars from across the globe will contribute the essays,
all analyzing the 1973 album. "Floydian Slip" host Craig
Bailey has written the preface to the book.
part of Ashgate's Popular and Folk Music Series will be
edited by Russell Reising, a professor of English
at the University of Toledo (Ohio) and editor of Ashgate's "Every
Sound There Is: The Beatles' Revolver and the Transformation of
Rock and Roll" (2002).
is the second of a series of books I'm doing on what I call 'seminal
statements of the rock era,'" explains Reising. "My goal
is to assemble collections of essays on albums that were pivotal
both in the careers of their performers and in the history of rock.
To me, these are albums that help define their own eras and have
remained powerful forces in the lives of their fans.
group, we come from different disciplines and perspectives, ranging
from literary and cultural studies to musicology to neurology,"
Reising says of his contributors. "Many of the contributors
are themselves performers, so that also boosts the ways in which
they are engaged with the material."
contains three interviews — with "Dark Side" vocalist
Clare Torry; Mike Gordon of Phish,
who have performed "Dark Side" live; and Michael
Goldwasser of Easy Star Records, producer of "Dub
Side of the Moon," a reggae interpretation of the album
released in 2003.
is a U.K.-based publisher of academic research in the social sciences
to Me" will be available at retail outlets such as Amazon.com.
your copy online now.
next book will be called "The Jimi Hendrix Apocalypse: Electric
Ladyland and the Universes of Music."
14, 2004; Jan, 17, 2005; July 3, 2005; Sept. 16, 2005)
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