Nick Mason's "Inside Out" audiobook - did you win a signed copy?
Written by Matt   
Friday, 28 October 2005

With the paperback and audiobook CD of Nick Mason's excellent book, "Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd", hitting the shops this month, we had another great competition for you!

We gave you a chance to win one of five copies of the collectors edition audio CD set, which will be signed by Nick on 1st November!

Nick has been fully and enthusiastically involved throughout the production of the audio version of Inside Out. As well as enjoying recording his reading of the book, he has added a typically Floydian flourish to proceedings. As he says, ‘To fit the book on the CDs we had to lose a couple of jokes, so we’ve added a lot of funny noises instead!’

The chapters have been linked together by short montages which blend Nick’s selection from the sound and musical effects on Pink Floyd’s albums with additional, new sound FX, including Nick’s beloved Ferrari 250GTO.

The use of these effects has been a trademark of all Floyd albums, from the radio voices on Astronomy Domine from their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn to the heartbeat that opens The Dark Side Of The Moon and the peals of bells on The Division Bell.

For once we can genuinely say this is an audiobook that comes complete with bells and whistles - not to mention some Arctic winds, Venetian canals, telephones, aeroplanes and a squealing pig or two!

This audiobook brings us right up to date with Nick’s personal view of the band’s recent one-off reunion with Roger Waters. The whole package comes as 3 CDs, with a 32-page booklet of photographs, in a special collector’s pack, priced at £15.99, and was released on 6 October. More details can be found at the Orion Books website.

The paperback of Inside Out, also fully updated, was published at the same time, price £9.99. You can read the first chapter through this special link, which is an Adobe PDF file.

The addition of the reunion section, which includes a number of new photos, will make both items very tempting propositions, even if the original book is already owned, and our review of both will follow in the next few days.

Without further delay, here's the list of lucky winners, picked at random from the correct entries:
Mark Horner, Haverfordwest, UK
Steve Copetti, Majano, Italy
Mark Hand, Great Yarmouth, UK
Valorie Whalen, Lilburn, GA, USA
John Elliott, Loughborough, UK
Our commiserations to those who weren't selected this time around.

For those who weren't lucky enough to win a copy, you can order one (unsigned, unfortunately) through our special Amazon links.

Our thanks to Alexa at the publishers, Orion, for their continued help, and for these great prizes!