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Nick Mason on his forthcoming book, "Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd" Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 06 July 2004

Further to our previous news items about Nick Mason's long-awaited, and much anticipated, book about Pink Floyd, called "Inside Out - A Personal History", to be published on September 9th, we now have a short passage from Nick himself explaining how the book developed and his thoughts on the content... makes interesting reading! Take it away, Nick:

"I started making notes for this book in 1994. We had just finished a world tour, and for the first time in many months I was not involved in trying to stuff another bundle of free T-shirts, tour jackets, hotel soaps and towelling robes into my suitcase. With a certain amount of leisure time beckoning, I thought it might be time to start dealing with the questions I'd been asked for thirty-odd years - "How did the band get its name?", "Where's Syd?" and "What's it really like?". It's only taken ten years to come up with some answers.

"I eventually decided to avoid a rundown of every gig, venue, weather condition, catering, B-side and outtake. To be frank that seemed exquisitely dull, and threatened to become drudgery. What I hope has emerged is a personal take on the band's history, with help from some intense fans, virtuous friends and helpful colleagues.

"Everyone, inevitably, has a different - often very different - view of what really took place. I've simply tried to capture the elements that I think give a picture of what I thought was happening at any one time, and to try to be honest about both the triumphs and the complete shambles that make up a band's existence.

"Above all, Inside Out is about being part of a band - shared experiences that stretch across four decades, the whole of my adult life."

Advance orders are currently being taken for the book, at a hefty discount of 30% off at time of writing, through our special links at Amazon. Orders placed through these links helps with the running of Brain Damage, and we appreciate it! The retailer ships worldwide so don't worry if you aren't in one of their home countries. Get your order in now so that you receive the book when it is released - these are selling well, naturally, so you won't want to be disappointed!

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