I have long been a Pink Floyd fan and this book is a work of art. It is both beautiful in design and accurate in its detail on the band. I strongly recommend it as a fantastic factual reference book. Even if you don't read it, buy it for the pictures. If you love this band, buy this book.
I bought this book for a tenner in Virgin Records years ago and it is superb. It works as a band history book and also as a reference point for Floyd nerds like me who would like to know where every clip on You Tube comes from and just how many sessions they did for the BBC. You can dip in and out of it rather than have to read it religiously every week but I find I constantly go back to it again and again.Echoes: The Complete History of "Pink Floyd"
Awesome book. You can follow the history of the band through their gigs and recording sessions,from the local pubs all the way to Live 8. Meticulously researched from a true fan in Glenn Povey. An interesting observation is that before Dark Side of the Moon they were gigging constantly in the UK. Afterwards they hardly played in the UK again. Just the odd Arena gig to promote an album release. The articles from the local press on the gigs are fascinating too. One particular gig in Redruth in 1967 prompted one member of the audience to write to the Melody Maker and warn potential goers not to bother- 'The worst band ever to play in Cornwall! ' ;-) Unputdownable.
Was expecting more of a historical/factual read from this book but it seems to be more a catalogue-type book about the group's concerts and miscellaneous info. Well put together but, in my opinion, a little lacking on the depth of the factual history of the band, the backgrounds of the band members etc etc.