‘Mark Blake brings Floydology into the 21st Century with this handsomely produced volume...’
(The Sunday Telegraph
‘A detailed, orderly, first-rate read...’
‘Thorough and well-researched... Lots of new material...’
'The most complete and extensive work on the history of Pink Floyd yet' - Book of the Year
'This is, in short, an easy and enthralling read...what really makes Blake's book one of the finest on Floyd there is, is the minutiae of the detail it offers...tasty morsels for Pink Floyd fans to feed on.’
‘A superb, incredibly detailed, and essential look at the band’s history - an indispensable addition to your bookshelves.’
(Brain Damage - Pink Floyd news
'No fan will feel short-changed by the welter of detail.'
'The definitive account of one of Britain's best-loved bands.'
'Dutiful and thorough... paints a picture of a generation, helps us in some way towards understanding the decline and enigma of Syd Barrett, and gives us a picture of a band which, although trapped by their own devices into becoming the most lumbering of rock behemoths, at least were one of the few of their vintage who carried on giving a s***. We also get a portrait of one of rock’s great Difficult Characters (Waters) - as well as one of its most decent and generous (Gilmour). And a kid of happy ending.’
(Nicholas Lezard Guardian
‘Such is Blake’s achievement in leaving no band affiliate’s tale untold the author virtually redefines the term ‘definitive biography.’
'Blake’s account, newly updated, may well be definitive.... It’s a fascinating tale of destructive egos.’
About the Author
MARK BLAKE has been writing about popular music and culture since 1989. A former Assistant Editor of Q magazine and regular contributor to Mojo, he is also the author of Is This The Real Life: The Untold Story Of Queen, Stone Me: The Wit & Wisdom Of Keith Richards and the editor of Dylan: Visions, Portraits & Back Pages. More info at www.markrblake.com