Pink Floyd Storie e segreti - new Italian book
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 21 October 2012

Pink Floyd - Storie e segretiOn Friday (October 19th), Pink Floyd: Storie e segreti was published in Italy. Five Italian fans, known as The Lunatics, together owners of one of the largest collections worldwide of Pink Floyd's rare records and memorabilia, have told – like nobody else before – a story about nearly 50 years of Pink Floyd life, going through the oddest stories and the strangest pictures, often never before heard or seen.

The book runs from the adventurous beginnings in London's underground scene to the Italian tours in front of few spectators, from the accidents that happened during their concerts to the lost Zabriskie Point songs, up to the esoteric aspects of the sleeves and even a gallery of the most unusual and rare covers in the world, including the fabulous red vinyls published in Japan that now get impressive prices at auctions worldwide.

The book, two years in the making, tells the story of some of the more thought-provoking covers (A Saucerful Of Secrets, Ummagumma, A Nice Pair, Wish You Were Here, The Division Bell), the oddities and the rarities (the psychedelic posters, impossible-to-find vinyls, censorship and differences between editions of different countries, some basic tour programs), crucial points in Pink Floyd's concert history (the UFO Club debut, The Man & The Journey suites, Eclipse and the Italian gigs in 1968 and 1971), to the implications behind the material recorded for the soundtracks of Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point and Pink Floyd The Wall by Alan Parker.

With exclusive interviews, rare pictures, and insights that haven't been given before, this book promises plenty to the Floyd fan. You can buy the book in Italian bookstores, or for fans either in Italy, or indeed worldwide, you can order it direct from Amazon Italy through this direct link. They'll ship the book wherever you live.