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Written by Matt   
Sunday, 09 July 2017

Nick Mason - Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd (2017 edition)Six years ago, we brought you a review of the revised, 2011 edition of Nick Mason's "Inside Out - A Personal History Of Pink Floyd". The original hardback book was a big hit with fans and critics alike for the candid and in places, incredibly amusing text looking at the rise of the band. The original paperback, released in October 2005, brought matters up to date with Nick's personal view of the band's reunion with Roger Waters for Live8, which included some new pictures, too. An entertaining audiobook, read by Nick, was published at the same time. The 2011 edition included more events and thoughts from Nick's perspective.

Nick has been revising the text even further, taking into account activities from the most recent years, and a new, 2017 edition of the paperback - released to coincide with the opening of the Floyd exhibition in London at the V&A - has just been published.

In this expansion to the book, the 2010 Hoping Foundation show by Roger Waters and David Gilmour is discussed, as is the eventual guest appearance by David and Nick on one of Roger's O2 Wall shows. As Nick put it, "At least we were on a stage together, even if our selection of instruments might have struggled with a reworking of Echoes"...

Nick's involvement in the 2011 Why Pink Floyd programme, and separately, the Featured Artists Coalition, is covered, and this leads to the circumstances and work undertaken for The Endless River release. This is analysed in some detail, via a small excursion to the London Olympic Stadium, where Nick drummed for Ed Sheeran, performing Wish You Were Here to a worldwide audience for the 2012 Closing Ceremony.

Finally, to bring matters right up to date, Nick talks at length first about The Early Years 1965-1972 project, then The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, including a mention of the ill-fated Milan staging which was due to happen in 2014. Thus, the book brings us to what Nick ponders might be the end of the story, but with a typical wink and "a quiet but insistent 'BUT you never know...'"! 

The original hardback edition was essential enough for Floyd fans, and each revision has made 'Inside Out' even more indispensable. This really is the perfect time to fill the hole in your collection, either getting the book for the first time, or getting this edition to find out the latest thoughts from our favourite drummer.

You can now order the book from the following retailers: Amazon UKAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon.com and Amazon.ca, all of whom will ship the book worldwide if you aren't in the countries above.

COMPETITION - WIN ONE OF FIVE COPIES!
With thanks to the publishers, W&N/Orion, five lucky BD visitors will each get a free copy of the book, in our latest competition. To enter, all you need to do is answer this question correctly:

  • Name two Pink Floyd tracks that Nick Mason performs vocals on

Email your answer to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line of "Nick Mason Book competition", and include your name and full mailing address. The closing date is July 20th, 2017, and all entries received by the end of that date will be in with a chance of winning. Just one entry per household please - and best of luck to you all! PLEASE NOTE: This time around, we're afraid the competition is only open to UK-based entrants, but we are planning another give-away soon which will be open to those worldwide.

 
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