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"Pink Floyd": In the Flesh - The Complete Performance History [Hardcover]

Glenn Povey , Ian Russell
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20 Nov 1997
Pink Floyd archive ever assembled.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (20 Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747532931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747532934
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 19.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 346,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Syd
i got this book a couple of years ago for x-mas, and wow! its one of my fave floyd books to come back to and read again-every tour date-set lists,plus history of the band from each year,some great not seen before tour and band photo's, reviews from people who were there-ticket stubs-concert posters, all in all a superbly put together book for serious and not so serious floyd heads-top stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on the Pink Floyd live experience !! 24 Aug 1998
By A Customer - Published on
As a collector of Pink Floyd music this book has become one of my most valued resources. The book has the most accurate information on Pink Floyd's and the solo members live shows and public appearances to date. Each Pink Floyd related event is listed chronologically and most contain the full set list of the show and some include short paragrahps to describe specific happennings at some of the events. I have found that these descriptions very entertaining. The book contains one of the best descriptions of the bands activities before 1967, and very detailed description of the formation of the band beginning as early as occurances in 1962. The biographical account is written well and is enjoyable to read. Packed with lots of information on the band members and their time in Pink Floyd and each of their solo careers. The book is also filled with many high quality pictures, many of which I have never seen before in any other Pink Floyd book realeased to date. The book ends with a short but detailed discography of the band and its solo members works. The book I have is soft back but is still high quality paper and print. Definitly a book for any / every floydian to buy and enjoy. Read it!!!! Shine on.
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT BOOK FOR ALL MAJOR PINK FLOYD FANS 3 May 2000
By chris - Published on
When I bought this book I thought it would just have info onthe band. Theres alot more than that, theres dates to all concerts andsolo concerts. Talks about Pink Floyd history starting since dayone. The early days of Bob Close and Syd Barrett till these past years of Pink Floyd. Talks about every single album Pink Floyd recorded and when they were on tour. Very very intresting book. Would of payed lots more for it!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Run Like Hell..... 16 Oct 1998
By A Customer - Published on
....because this is as essential a piece of your Pink Floyd collection as is your copy of The Wall or Dark Side Of The Moon.Trust me,you NEED this. Amazing photos,concise historical text and the most complete list of Floyd performances (with set lists when available)ever. Dig in....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Time Overdrive & Flying Pigs 10 Jan 2011
By Philip S. Wolf - Published on
Pink Floyd on your record player is one thing but to experience a live Pink Floyd concert is the ultimate E-Ticket thrillride. Concerts from 1962 though to 1994 are described and set lists are included on most shows of this bunch of intersteller star travelers known to earthlings as Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Rick Wright, Roger Waters (and from January 1968 onwards:) David Glimour. The Pink Floyd set out early on to create a larger-than-life experience with their live shows. Visual image was as important to the band as the sound of the affair. A sensual laboratory of light and color explosions and a volcano of sound aimed right at the spectator's brain for maximum damage....This is live Pink Floyd.

The story of the band is told as a backdrop to over thirty years of amazing live shows in this book. Many great color and black and white photos are crammed into these pages as a visual treat for the fan of The Floyd as well. Find out just whom dared to share the billing with Pink Floyd, discover just how it all grew from tiny clubs in London to massive enormodomes of the world and learn in which direction the inflatable pig escaped from it's moorings and was spotted by a commercial jetliner heading into Heathrow International.

Pink Floyd is a big rock band, and they grow even bigger when they climb on stage. If you are a fan of this wonderful band and enjoy a behind the scene view if some of the most amazing rock concerts ever performed, this is the perfect book for you.
This volume is an excellent account of some of the most fantastic live rock music you will ever read about.
Four & 1/2 stars!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential aid to collecting Floyd RoIO albums 4 July 2010
By Rik K - Published on
If you're a serious fan of early Pink Floyd (pre 1973), chances are that you collect unauthorized concert recordings of the band. This is because they performed a lot of music in very unique versions that still can't be obtained from official sources. This is especially true of Floyd's 1968-72 period. The big problem is in knowing and verifying the basic facts of RoIO albums, such as dates, venues and songs. The world of RoIO albums is marked by a lack of information and much completely wrong information, sometimes deliberately done unfortunately. Many of the same RoIO source recordings are continuously re-named, re-packaged and reissued with differing information, which presents a huge challenge to the collector to avoid getting duplicates or otherwise unwanted albums.

"Pink Floyd: In the Flesh" is an indispensable guide to all the fine details of each Floyd show, from the entire spectrum of their performing career. Besides being fascinating reading, I've found the book invaluable in helping me make sense of the vast number of RoIO albums out there. It's directly helped me make some worthwhile purchases of RoIO albums. For a Floyd concert collector, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

(RoIO = Recording of Indeterminate Origin)
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