Nick Mason's "Inside Out" - special limited bound edition sold out!
Written by Matt   
Monday, 24 October 2005

Our friends over at Genesis Publications have been in contact today with the news that their very special edition of Nick Mason's "Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd", has now completely sold out!

As we reported, most recently on 12th July, Genesis, the specialist book publishers, have collaborated with Nick Mason, producing a very special limited edition of his book. They have taken 500 of the First Edition of the book, re-bound them in leather, got them signed by Nick and included in a 'box of delights' designed and assembled by Storm Thorgerson, who will also sign this unique limited edition box set. Only 500 sets have been made, and they are currently being assembled and despatched.

Over 100 have already been sent out to their lucky owners, and more will be despatched at the start of next week. They are working hard to ensure all the orders are despatched as soon as possible.

The selling out of this edition has made the set an instant collectors item, with the odd copy no doubt appearing on eBay in years to come. The limited editions of books created by Genesis tend to rise dramatically in value - two separate copies of the deluxe edition of Mick Rock's Psychedelic Renegades (his picture archive of Syd Barrett), originally sold for £495, have been sold on eBay recently for around £2,400 each!

Each strong presentation box is handmade in buckram to a design specification which securely holds in place all the fascinating elements of this unique collectors' edition. An image created by Storm Thorgerson is set into the front above a silver foiled logo. The spine lettering is also in silver foil.

Here's what you'll find inside:

- A full leather bound numbered and signed copy of Nick's book "Inside Out, a personal history of Pink Floyd". Each copy is hand bound, and has a new cover image created especially for this limited edition.
- Page edges are silver foiled and there is silver tooling on the spine and front.
- A 3,500 word monograph booklet - Nick describes with considerable wit his new experiences as a successful author. He writes about the rest of the band's reaction to the book but the real humour comes from his recollections of his book-promotional activities in various countries. This is printed on acid-free heavy cartridge stock.
- Two fine art prints, size 20' x 15'. They are both created and signed and numbered by Storm Thorgerson. Each one is silk-screened in 27 colours on Somerset tub sized 410gsm paper, by Coriander Studios. Each is a superb collector's item in its own right. A special print of Nick is also being included in the set (a last minute addition).
- Nick has coughed up 500 assorted Pink Floyd backstage passes from his personal collection - there are at least 7 different kinds of backstage pass. One pass to each box.
- An exclusive t-shirt, created by Storm.
- A woolly hat with 'Hi' logo. So, it's a hi hat. Storm's idea of course. Warm in winter but like the T-shirt, you probably won't want to take it out of the box.
- A pair of American hickory drumsticks prepared for Nick Mason especially for this edition by Pro-Mark.
- Also a drum key with lanyard and Paiste cymbal badge/tiepin.
- A unique Polaroid print. They've taken 500 different shots of Nick at work on the project. So the Polaroid in your box is unique to your boxed set.
- Finally, to ensure there's no spare space, there's a set of 12 postcards in a hard cover wallet, depicting the band in various incarnations, together with more imagery including alternative versions from Storm.

Pictures of the contents, along with full details, can be found at Their site will be updated shortly to show that the set is completely sold out...