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Mark Blake draws on his own interviews with band members as well as the groupand#8217;s friends, road crew, musical contemporaries, former housemates, and university colleagues to produce a riveting history of one of the biggest rock bands of all time. We follow Pink Floyd from the early psychedelic nights at UFO, to the stadium-rock and concept-album zenith of the seventies, to the acrimonious schisms of the late and#8217;80s and and#8217;90s. Along the way there are fascinating new revelations about Syd Barrettand#8217;s chaotic life at the time of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the bandand#8217;s painstaking and Byzantine recording sessions at Abbey Road, and the fractious negotiations to bring about their fragile, tantalizing reunion in Hyde Park.

Meticulous, exacting, and ambitious as any Pink Floyd album, Comfortably Numb is the definitive account of this most adventurousand#151;and most Englishand#151;rock band.

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Meticulous, exacting, and ambitious as any Pink Floyd album, Comfortably Numb is the definitive account of this most adventurousandmdash;and most Englishandmdash;rock band.

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Mark Blake is the editor of Dylan: Visions, Portraits and Back Pages, and Punk: The Whole Story. He lives in London.

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Terry Labach, April 20, 2011 (view all comments by Terry Labach)
I doubt that there is any source of information on Pink Floyd that was not tapped by Mark Blake for his massive and complete biography of this innovative group of musicians.

Blake, an experienced music writer, searched, interviewed, collected articles from numerous sources, and coalesced his research into a fascinating tale. The unlikely growth of a psychedelic university band into stadium rock stars is hard to envision, especially after the sacking of founder and mentally ill creative genius Syd Barrett made some doubt the survival, let alone the success, of the band. Blake takes us through the band's journey in detail through their ups and downs (the former generally leading to the latter).

Pink Floyd is one of the few timeless bands (consider that their album Dark Side of The Moon remained in the US top 100 for 1,558 weeks!) Blake manages to make a sort of sense of their successes and failures. There could be a concept album about their own history as a band.

If you want to know how the music of Pink Floyd came to be, there is no better source than this book.
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ISBN:
9780306817526
Author:
Blake, Mark
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Rock musicians -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Pink Floyd (Musical group)
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages b/w photos
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17.8 oz

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Meticulous, exacting, and ambitious as any Pink Floyd album, Comfortably Numb is the definitive account of this most adventurousandmdash;and most Englishandmdash;rock band.

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