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New Pink Floyd memoir published

Posted August 5, 2017 by Floydian Slip

(Update 8/6/17: The order page for the book is again accepting pre-orders, with an estimated ship date of Aug. 24.)

A just-published memoir from a late friend of Pink Floyd has already sold out. “In the Pink (Not a Hunting Memoir)” by Nick Sedgwick covers the time he spent with the band during 1974-75.

There’s no word yet whether the title will be reprinted.

In a promotional piece for the book, Roger Waters calls Sedgwick “one of my oldest friends,” and explains the author traveled with the band throughout England during its “Dark Side of the Moon” tour, as well as into America during ’75.

“When Nick finished the work in 1975 there was some resistance in the band to its publication,” Waters explains, “not surprising really as none of us comes out of it very well.”

Sedgwick died of brain cancer in August 2011.

Proceeds from the book go to Sedgwick’s family.

Visit the book’s page on the Roger Waters site

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Winner: Their Mortal Remains

Posted July 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Congratulations to Garth Gregoire of Swampscott, Mass., our winner of a copy of “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains.”

Here’s the answer to the trivia question: What inspired the black and white striped design of Pink Floyd’s “The Early Years” boxset? It was the band’s 1965 Bedford van they used in their early days.

Thanks to V&A Publishing and ABRAMS Books for providing the prize.

Learn more about the book

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Enter to win “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains”

Posted July 10, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Register now to win a copy of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains.

This 304-page hardcover coffee table book — with lenticular cover — is the official print companion to the massive exhibition of the same name showing now at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Prizes courtesy of V&A Publishing.

Register now. Deadline: End of day Sunday, July 16.

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V&A to publish Their Mortal Remains official catalog

Posted June 16, 2017 by Floydian Slip

V&A Publishing
will release “Their Mortal Remains,” a beautiful coffee table book celebrating Pink Floyd‘s 50th anniversary, on July 11.

The title will serve as the official printed companion to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition of the same name, which opened on May 13.

With 304 pages and featuring 300 photographs, the book also includes five essays exploring the band’s legacy and a foreword by sleeve designer Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis.

The book is available for pre-order now at many online retailers. Suggested retail price is US $55.

Learn more about the book.

“Their Mortal Remains” will show at the V&A through Oct. 1. Learn more about the exhibit.

“Floydian Slip” will give away copies of the book the week of July 10.

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Roger Waters: Autobiography, tour coming

Posted August 10, 2015 by Floydian Slip

roger_watersNME reports Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is writing an autobiography and plans to tour in 2016.

The English music magazine cites an interview Waters gave with Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Waters performed recently at the Newport Folk Festival and this fall will release a concert/documentary of his recent world tour of “The Wall.” The film plays select theaters on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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Winners: Uncut’s Ultimate Music Guide to Pink Floyd

Posted May 11, 2015 by Floydian Slip

Uncut Ultimate Music Guide: Pink FloydCongratulations to our winners of copies of Uncut magazine’s “Ultimate Music Guide to Pink Floyd”:

  • Christopher Clark, Bradford, PA
  • Felipe MacAuliffe, La Serena, Chile
  • Wade Roberts, Waterloo ON

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Contest: Win Uncut’s Ultimate Music Guide to Pink Floyd

Posted May 4, 2015 by Floydian Slip

Uncut Ultimate Music Guide: Pink Floyd“Floydian Slip” is giving away copies of Uncut magazine’s “Ultimate Music Guide to Pink Floyd.”

The first in a series of guides, this Floyd “bookazine” contains 146 pages of classic interviews and insights into the band.

Already on sale in the U.K.,  the guide will hit U.S. newsstands in mid- to late-May.

You’ll need to answer our trivia question to be eligible to win.

Enter to win now.

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“The Complete Pink Floyd” publishing this fall

Posted April 18, 2015 by Floydian Slip

povey_bookCarlton Books Ltd. will publish “The Complete Pink Floyd,” the latest from prolific Floyd scribe Glenn Povey, this autumn.

A reworking of Povey’s “Pink Floyd: Echoes” (2006), the 448-page book is illustrated with all-new material, including hundreds of photographs and memorabilia.

Povey has updated every solo concert for Roger Waters and David Gilmour, and details the band’s many re-released albums, including never-before-published research into the group’s earliest recordings from 1965.

“The Complete Pink Floyd” is coming in hardcover Oct. 8.

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Details: Uncut Pink Floyd “bookazine”

Posted April 10, 2015 by Floydian Slip

Uncut Ultimate Music Guide: Pink FloydUncut magazine has revealed details of the first issue from its upcoming “Ultimate Music Guide” series.

The first “bookazine” in the collectable series, devoted to Pink Floyd, will cover the band’s entire career and include a series of classic interviews from the Uncut archive, plus new content and reviews devoted to every Floyd release.

Details on a release date are pending, but we’ll have copies to give away on an upcoming “Floydian Slip.”

Addendum: Uncut tells us it’ll be available on newsstands mid- to late-May, and for sale online.

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Pink Floyd bookazine coming from Uncut

Posted March 28, 2015 by Floydian Slip

The U.K.’s Uncut magazine will launch its Ultimate Collectors’ Edition series in April with its first issue devoted to Pink Floyd.

Marketing and Events Executive Charlotte Treadaway tells “Floydian Slip,” “It will be a high quality bookazine, packed with great feature content, classic interviews and new takes on every album.”

More details when they’re available.

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