The Making of Pink Floyd The Wall Hardcover – 21 Oct 2010
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a behind-the-scenes account of the making of iconic album The Wall. (TNT - 18.10.10)
One of the bestselling albums of all time, then a celebrated stage show and finally a film starring Bob Geldof, is returning anew to the stage for a multi-city tour. This is the definitive book of THE WALL.See all Product Description
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When it first arrived I must say the size of the book, an inch wider than A4 and with approx 250 pages put a smile on my face! Its got a great beginning with Mr Scarfe reminiscing with the remaining members of Pink Floyd and Alan Parker and nice to see pictures of them all getting along now after all the trouble they had making the concept album.
Its contents are an excellent read I must say, the stuff I learned from this book is not in any of the other Pink Floyd books, you learn about how Gerald first worked for the Pink Floyd and how he came up with back drops for the live shows before The Wall. The drawings are amazing, Gerald goes into how he and the rest of the team came up with the designs even explains how some designs were dropped and shows us all these great colourful images.
I say its a mighty fine book and now lives next to all my Storm Thorgerson books on Pink Floyd album art.
Gerald Scarfe through anecdotes and the insight of being present sheds interesting light on the difficult times Pink Floyd (Roger Waters in particular) had making The Wall album and film, artistic endeavour and egos of three very strong personalities (Roger Waters, Gerald Scarfe and Alan Parker).
Packed full of high quality images from the film and art work associated with the Wall and some prior projects.
A must for Pink Floyd fans and makes a brilliant accompaniment to Nick Mason's book `Inside Out' on Pink Floyd also available on Amazon.
Now for this book. If like me you find the film a classic then you may wish to know some of the stories behind the album, concerts,film, Berlin 90 and the Tour 2010/11, but mostly the film.
Gerald Scarfe chats with Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Alan Parker and of course Roger Waters in turn. Jane Scarfe (Jane Asher) was involved with the writing and editing of this 258 page (slightly larger than A4) book. The book is lavish, with many rare pictures and drawings included.
If you are of a certain age then you may have seen "Arena - Scarfe on Scarfe" that only touched the surface of where this book goes.
Thanks, Gerald for such a wonderful book on one of the most brilliantly depressing albums / film / concert (I was front row for Berlin'90).
And well done on getting the others to add their comments to.
Thanx for reading.
The book is filled with Scarfe's works for the Floyd and everything is explained or commented not only by Scarfe himself but also by R. Waters, D. Gilmour, N. Mason and A. Parker (the director of the film version). For every Floyd-fan - it's a "must have"! And furthermore, it's a great companion piece to "Mind Over Matter" by Storm Thorgerson.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book arrived yes but is in German print can I exchange for English print?Published 7 months ago by I. Littleford
I cannot say enough about this book as its pretty amazing!! Recommend to all the art and pink floyd lovers!!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was listed as new but there are rouge ink marks on front of book, saying that happy with price paid but as it is for a 50th Birthday present can only give 4 starsPublished 8 months ago by Paul Dalton
This book is so gorgeous and well written with lots of personal stories from the artist and the band. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.Published 9 months ago by Tinley