Pink Floyd RSS News Feed

Statistics

We have 7 guests online
Visitors: 62707039
black strat book
Nick Mason Inside Out signed copy
Brain Damage and A Fleeting Glimpse
Home arrow Reviews arrow Books
"Pink Floyd in Objects" - Glenn Povey Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 17 December 2018
Pink Floyd in Objects - Glenn Povey

A new book from Brain Damage founder Glenn Povey could be an ideal Christmas stocking filler for Floyd fans. Recently published by Carlton Books, "Pink Floyd in Objects" takes a dramatically different tack than other books about the band.

The book tells the story of the band, not through the normal route of long narrative passages, but through a curated collection of items - instruments, posters, ticket stubs, inflatables, press cuttings, vehicles, inflatables, records and more.

The book runs in chronological order, from a 1964 ticket to a Those Without show (the band included Syd Barrett, who appears to have signed the ticket, making it an even more desirable item to start with), right through to a Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets poster and set list.

Each era, and each entry, is accompanied by a detailed text explaining the significance, and despite the visual nature of the book, it runs to some 50,000 words. Glenn, of course, is responsible for a range of absolutely essential Floyd books, such as Echoes, and most recently, "The Complete Pink Floyd: The Ultimate Reference" - a book we are frequently reaching for.

"Pink Floyd in Objects" takes things in a different direction and is sure to prove an intriguing look through the years. It might also spark discussion over the contents, and also thoughts over items which could or should have been included. As with any collection like this, if you asked 100 fans for their suggested contents, each would be dramatically different!

Pink Floyd in Objects - Glenn Povey
Pink Floyd in Objects - Glenn Povey

Glenn notes in the introduction that the task proved "a very unique challenge", approaching it from the perspective of a fan and collector. Thus, the contents range from some of the key albums, to incredible rarities, via buildings, acetates and guitars. The accompanying text is illuminating, as expected, without going into the detail found in text-heavy books about the band - so might be an ideal starting point for someone eager to find out more about the history of the Floyd.

To the right are a couple of example page layouts to give you an idea of how the book is presented...click the thumbnails to see them in greater detail. Each item (or collection of related items) is presented in this style, with a page (or more) of explanatory text, along with good, clear pictures of the assets themselves.

"Pink Floyd in Objects" is a diverting read, and certainly some of the items within might be in your own collection. Other items will be impossible to own, yet all help contribute towards the story of the band. If you get this book, let us know what you think of the contents, and what you would have considered including!  

ORDERING INFORMATION:
To order your copy, please use these direct links: Amazon UKAmazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Using our Amazon links helps us hugely with ongoing site running costs and we really appreciate it!

 
Next >
Brain Damage on Facebook Follow Brain Damage on Twitter Brain Damage's YouTube channel
Pink Floyd Calendar

Next 20 concerts

Pink Floyd on iTunes
Donate to Brain Damage
Behind The Wall book
Pink Floyd: Backstage book
HeYou Floyd Fanzine - order details
www.Brain-Damage.co.uk - the Pink Floyd, David Gilmour & Roger Waters news & info site
All content except where noted otherwise is © Brain Damage/Matt Johns 2019.
Please see 'About Brain Damage' page for legal details and the small print!
Website generously designed and built by 3B Web Design 
http://www.buyambienmed.com http://premier-pharmacy.com http://healthsavy.com