Synopses & Reviews
Pink Floyd's The Wall is one of the most iconic and imaginative albums in the history of rock music, endlessly discussed and dissected. The stage show was one of the most ambitious productions ever conceived and the film instantly became a cult classic, revered by Floyd fans the world over. In September 2010, Roger Waters is bringing The Wall Live back during a 40-city tour of the USA.
The concept of The Wall is loosely based on the life and experiences of Roger Waters and the stage performances and film were created in close collaboration with Gerald Scarfe. Including exclusive interviews with Roger, as well as surviving Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason, this is the story of Gerald’s collaboration with Pink Floyd from Wish You Were Here to Roger Waters’ The Wall Live 2010.
The book follows Gerald’s relationship with Pink Floyd, starting in 1973 and traces the evolution of The Wall in all its various forms – the album, the stage show, the film and the 2010 show. Gerald shares his experiences with the band – how they met, the professional and personal relationships, the concepts and ideas behind the creation of The Wall as well as how the album was realized on the stage and in front of the camera.
The book is structured chronologically and covers the following:
• How Gerald met Pink Floyd: A Long Drawn Out Trip
• Gerald’s collaboration with Pink Floyd before The Wall: Wish You Were Here and Animals
• The Wall album
• The Wall Live
• The Wall film
• The Wall Live in Berlin
• The Wall Live 2010
The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall is beautifully illustrated and contains hundreds of unseen photos, sketches and props that have never been seen before, as well as the contents of an exclusive interview with Roger Waters, other band members, musician and Wall actor Bob Geldolf, director Alan Parker, and complete lyrics.
“an honest and visually stunning book every Pink Floyd fan will cherish.”
St. Paul Pioneer Press“A thorough, highly enjoyable overview of all things related to The Wall.” PopMatters.com, 1/17/11 “Exquisitely reproduced and remains as stunning as it was 30 (!) years ago. Stuffed with sketches, storyboards, maquettes, and photographs, The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall is a trove of information not only for the most diehard Pink Floyd fans, but also for serious design connoisseurs. Reading Scarfe’s descriptions of the work while following it visually allows us to enter the mind of an artist who created some of rock music’s most indelible imagery.” 8 out of 10 stars.
The official history of one of the best-selling albums and most lauded stage shows of all time, Pink Floyd: The Wall, published to coincide with Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters’s sold out, 40+ city American tour of the same album.
Pink Floyd's The Wall
is one of the most iconic and imaginative albums in the history of rock music, spawning one of the most ambitious stage show productions ever conceived, and a film that instantly became a cult classic. All three were created in close collaboration with renowned cartoonist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe. Here, for the first time, Scarfe shares his experiences with the band and reveals the inside story behind The Wall
's development in the studio, on the stage, in front of the camera, and for the 2010 tour.
Beautifully illustrated, The Making of Pink Floyd: The Wall contains hundreds of unseen photos as well as exclusive interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and more. The result is a book Waters calls "brilliant" and "absolutely amazing."
The authorized, definitive book on one of the bestselling albums and most lauded stage shows of all time, coinciding with Roger Waters's 2010 American tour.
About the Author
In addition to his long association with Pink Floyd, Gerald Scarfe's political cartoons and illustrations have regularly appeared in the Sunday Times, the New Yorker, and other publications. He lives in London.