New French, Italian and German language Pink Floyd books
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 25 June 2011

Two new books about Pink Floyd have recently appeared in Europe.

The first of these - Pink Floyd La Renaissance - is the same as the recent special magazine published by Vibrations (see our news last Saturday) but with a hardback cover. The book includes interviews with Roger Waters and David Gilmour, rare and unseen photos from French archives (in our experience, always a rich source of unusual shots seldom seen elsewhere), a look at Syd Barrett, a journey through the band's history, a feature on the great work of Hipgnosis over the years, and more.

The second book is written by Michele Mari, has been published in German, French, AND Italian, and is known respectively as "Mr Pink Floyd", "Pink Floyd en Rouge", and "Rosso Floyd". From what we hear, it is an entertaining "semi-fictional" novel about PF and Syd Barrett. It was highly praised in the Italian press, described as "the best novel about rock music ever written"...

At present, Pink Floyd La Renaissance can be ordered directly from the publishers, No other retailer in France appears to have this book available but we will update this story if and when others start to sell this.

Mari's book can be ordered from the following, in the respective local languages: Amazon Germany, Amazon Italy, Amazon France, or FNAC (France).

Our thanks to Frederic Barres and Thomas Golser for their help and information regarding these publications.