Pink Floyd: Behind The Wall by Hugh FielderPink Floyd: Behind The Wall by Hugh Fielder

Pink Floyd: Behind The Wall

byHugh Fielder

Hardcover | October 2, 2013

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With a music career spanning nearly half a century, Pink Floyd is one of the most successful rock bands in history. With more than 250 million album sales to their name, Pink Floyd continues to remain hugely popular worldwide. Both Rolling Stones and VH1 have named Pink Floyd one of "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and they continue to attract new generations of fans. They were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Their 2011 "immersion" box sets for their classic Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here albums were met with unanimous critical acclaim and prolific press. The Wall Live concert tour featuring Roger Waters was the second highest grossing concert tour in North America in 2010 (over $89.5 million dollars) and the sixth highest in the world. In this, the first complete illustrated history of Pink Floyd from 1965 through today, author and journalist Hugh Fielder gets behind the wall and recounts the band's entire history, analyzes their recordings, and provides a complete discography. Readers will discover stories behind the band's formation, recordings, and tours, as well as the bitter disputes, both public and private. Complemented with more than 250 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, as well as rare memorabilia like gig posters, concert tees, picture sleeves, backstage passes, buttons, and ticket stubs, this is the book that every Floyd fan will want on their shelf.

Hugh Fielder was a news editor for Sounds, he worked at Billboard's London Bureau, and was editor of Tower Records' Top Magazine.ÿThrough his career, he's shared a spliff with Bob Marley, a cup of tea with Keith Richards, a pint with Robert Plant, a glass of wine with Roger Waters and David Gilmour (not together, obviously), and a fros...
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Title:Pink Floyd: Behind The WallFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 11.12 × 9.62 × 1 inPublished:October 2, 2013Publisher:Race Point PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937994252

ISBN - 13:9781937994259

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and engaging! I love this book - not only because I love Pink Floyd, which I do, but because Hugh Fielder provides a beautiful, detailed, articulate bio complete with numerous gorgeous photos. The book quality itself is excellent - heavy paper with sheen to enhance all the pictures, a large wide book in many ways. I don't give 5 stars freely. In my opinion this author is well informed, expresses the story wonderfully, captures the feeling of Pink Floyd entirely - the music, the lives of band members, and most of all - I can feel the love.  Hugh Fielder is from Cambridge, England where Pink Floyd has their roots. Hugh is a homeboy, he understands the culture behind their music. I learned much from reading 'Behind the Wall'. Some previous background info I had but here everything fits together in an uplifting and truthful story. Included are bits of interview statements from members of the band at key points (and many highlights exist in their illustrious careers) to allow the reader to know what the mood and feeling was at various moments. Congrats and kudos, to Hugh!  As well, this year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the British invasion with the Beatles! A good way to celebrate is reading about the history of Brit music, including this bio of one ultra cool band, Pink Floyd. I think the words "mood" and "feelings" describe Pink Floyd, as well as "elevated thoughts" "cosmic" and "dreamy", "harmonious, melodic" "powerful, driven" and yes, "genius" transcending time and space. I can think of many descriptions, all extremely moving! The music holds up to this day with the brilliance of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason who remain with us - certainly they continue to shine on...and I think Syd Barrett and Richard Wright are a continued inspiration to all as well. Crazy diamonds forever...  Thank you Pink Floyd and Hugh Fielder!
Date published: 2014-02-25