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Did you win "Pink Floyd: The Early Years" book? Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 05 October 2006

As we've mentioned before (see our news story and review of September 25th), a superb new book focusing on the formative years of the Floyd is being published at the end of November this year, and we have no less than FIVE copies to give away to lucky Brain Damage visitors! 

pfmiles"Pink Floyd: The Early Years" has been written by Barry Miles, which will be a familiar name to many Floyd fans, having penned "The Visual Documentary" - a book which for many years was a standard reference to the group. Miles saw the band play when they were still called "The Pink Floyd Sound" and he wrote the first ever article about them for a New York underground newspaper in 1966.

He also knew the band members socially, witnessed the rapid decline of Syd Barrett and became actively involved in setting up some of Floyd's major gigs.

The book covers the band's story in impressive, and intimate, detail - from the birth of each musician, right up until Dark Side Of The Moon, when they had self-confessedly achieved all that they had set out to do - the big album, success, fame, money, etc.. Leaving no stone unturned, it covers all their important early concerts, the problems that beset Syd, and how various personnel got involved with the band.

We've been assured that it is going to be lavishly illustrated with a large number of unusual, early shots of the band. Irrespective of this, the text itself is totally absorbing, and will keep your attention wrapt from beginning to end. The addition of these pictures should be like icing on the cake!

To enter the competition, and win this great prize, you need to tell us, in thirty words or less, why you want to win a copy of this book.

Winners will be those who have been most original, or amusing, or thought-provoking! Email your answer, together with your postal address, to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line of "Miles contest", by 11:59pm (UK time) on October 30th.

Please note that no correspondence will be entered into, and that the competition mailbox is unmonitored - entries will be checked on October 31st, five of the best entries picked by an independent party, and the winners announced here shortly after.

The very best of luck to you all...and our thanks to Omnibus Press for the prizes!

NOTE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS ARE: Liam Schwartz, Liverpool, UK, Periklis Pitsolantis,
Piraeus, Greece, Caroline Hovind, Oslo, Norway, Matt Whalen, Mount Morris, MI, USA, and Barry Jackson, Medina, Ohio, USA.

Well done to our winners, and commisserations to those who didn't win this time around. The book can be ordered through our normal Amazon links.
 

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