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Unlike the previous books about the band, Mason s Inside Out A Personal History of Pink Floyd book takes on apersonal and light hearted approach to the history of the band Mason states It s hopefully a rather funny book about a serious bandWorking on the book for ten years, Mason drew from his personal observations and memorabilia, as well as the recollections of band members, associates and friends When I started it, he recalls, I thought this was going to be the official band Unlike the previous books about the band, Mason s Inside Out A Personal History of Pink Floyd book takes on apersonal and light hearted approach to the history of the band Mason states It s hopefully a rather funny book about a serious bandWorking on the book for ten years, Mason drew from his personal observations and memorabilia, as well as the recollections of band members, associates and friends When I started it, he recalls, I thought this was going to be the official band history, and it just became apparent that whatever I wrote was never going to be acceptable to everyone in the band It was resolved by calling it a personal history With the publication of the book I didn t lose the friendship of Roger, David or Richard Wright In the book, Mason writes candidly of the moment when the other band members decided not to pick up their singer Syd Barrett, who had a drug induced breakdown, en route to a gig in 1968, thus effectively kicking him out of the band.Mason describes how Dark Side Of The Moon and it s phenomenal success, the 1973 album is the longest charting album in history, made for strained relationships in the band Mason sais It wasn t so much that Roger took over It wasof a sense that the songwriters hadcontrol of their individual songs Mason also has a fair depiction of the band s former creative force, Roger Waters, who tried unsuccessfully in 1986 to dissolve the band and to prevent Mason and Gilmour from using the Pink Floyd name.This is an interesting book for those who seek information and history of the band (((Book))) ✘ Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd ✐ Here, for the first time, is the story of Pink Floydfrom the inside out Withmillion albums sold worldwide andyears on the pop charts to their credit, Pink Floyd is one of the most successful rock groups in history, yet their storyuntil nowis one of the least known The only continuous member of the band through its entireyear history, Nick Mason has witnessed every twist, turn, and sommersault from behind his drum kit The journey begins with the band s origins as the darlings of London s late s underground and the creation of the classic Pink Floyd sound, all the way through to The Wall and those legendary stadium shows Here are the players who shaped the band s history and the story behind the storythe inside perspective on, for example, the deterioration and departure of Syd Barrett the overwhelming success of The Dark Side of the Moon and the resulting pressures and conflicts within the band, including the rift with Roger Waters and Nick and David Gilmour s decision to put their reputations on the line and continue as Pink Floyd Packed with rare photographs and vintage Floyd graphics from Nick Mason s extensive private archive, Inside Out is an eye opener for both veteran fans and those just discovering the group And, in keeping with the classic Floyd style, the book s cover was designed by Storm Thorgerson, creator of such iconic images as the Dark Side pyramid Always candid, by turns poignant and funny, Nick s own memories are augmented with extensive research and interviews, making Inside Out a comprehensive history of one of the most brilliant and imaginative bands the world has knownand a masterly memoir of rock and roll Drummer Nick Mason is Pink Floyd s only member from the beginning to the present The band has experienced many ups and downs, so there s plenty to tell for Mason in this personal story of the band, which was published after many corrections by the other three musicians in 2004 My interest in Nick Mason raised, when I saw him with his band A Saucerful of Secrets last autumn They played all the psychodelic music from beginning of the band It was amazing, how powerful this kind of rock music st Drummer Nick Mason is Pink Floyd s only member from the beginning to the present The band has experienced many ups and downs, so there s plenty to tell for Mason in this personal story of the band, which was published after many corrections by the other three musicians in 2004 My interest in Nick Mason raised, when I saw him with his band A Saucerful of Secrets last autumn They played all the psychodelic music from beginning of the band It was amazing, how powerful this kind of rock music still is, when you see the old men live on stage Mason has no literary ambitions, his retrospective is strictly chronological and he likes to tell anecdotes on important events This unnecessarily lengthens the book in some chapters, especially when Mason has to tell all the names of crewmembers, fellow musicians, and producers The first half of the book, the founding, the creative phase of Syd Barrett and the enormous success at the beginning of the 70 s with Dark Side and Wish You Were Here were very interesting A great chronicle of one of the best rock bands with a lot of information for nerds and nice pictures Shine On Firstly I grew up as a teenager listening to Pink Floyd.I remember to this day playing Dark Side Of The Moon to my mum and Dad, they said well not sure about this music, but it grew on them as well I was a 70 s teenager, love glam rock.I love my music, and great to read about their lives, the work involved in making an album, the difficulty of working with some large egos, the finances, the arguments, the travelling, the disagreements The sad ending of two members of Pink Floyd, it makes me Firstly I grew up as a teenager listening to Pink Floyd.I remember to this day playing Dark Side Of The Moon to my mum and Dad, they said well not sure about this music, but it grew on them as well I was a 70 s teenager, love glam rock.I love my music, and great to read about their lives, the work involved in making an album, the difficulty of working with some large egos, the finances, the arguments, the travelling, the disagreements The sad ending of two members of Pink Floyd, it makes me realise I am getting older.So you may ask why only three stars for a book group I loved and to still listen too.The book sometimes becomes a little heavy, especially with names, names of every crew member, manager, agent, lightning and all sorts of team members including Tom, Dick and Harry.Nick Mason does give an interesting semi independent opinion of the battles within the group, the egos, the finance set up How much travelling is involved every time you release an album.Part of this book is that due to the respect of other members of the group, the manuscript for this book was passed and approved by all members of Pink Floyd but their is an open honesty from Nick Mason.Nick also loved motor racing, cars, and has four children who supported his role in Pink Floyd.So interesting but sometimes a bit slow and heavy, but love Pink Floyd you will still enjoy this bookI do think Nick Masons comes across as a true English gentleman with wit, who does border on the safe side.Three stars Enjoyable and quite humorous history of Pink Floyd One of my favorite bands, so I was really pleased with it Well done and recommended, if this kind of thing is your cup of tea. Nick Mason has written an appropriately exhaustive memoir of his experience as a lifetime member of Pink Floyd Though a bit too self deprecating and to a fault unpretentious, this historical accounting of one of the great British rock bands of all time will prove to be foremost as biographical standard Well written and informative, persons interested in all things Pink Floyd will not be disappointed. A likeable account of the rise and rise of Pink Floyd Nick Mason is a master raconteur, but I came away wishing I knewabout the band members themselves Very enjoyable, though and Mason s contribution of the roadies, is somewhat gracious.For a rock and roll drummer, Nick Mason tells a good story He does talk about Syd Barret leaving the band and some of their concerts and rigging The making of Dark Side of the Moon was interesting. Admittedly I m a very biased Pink Floyd fan since 1971 or so , but this is a very well written book A humorous, thoughtful, self deprecating and not at all pretentious inside look at a band with an interesting history Nick Mason comes across better than probably anyone else in the band could, given the divisive feelings between the rest of them Also, it s a fan s dream an unbelievable amount of great photos and graphics, behind the scenes anecdotes, candid recollections all around great s Admittedly I m a very biased Pink Floyd fan since 1971 or so , but this is a very well written book A humorous, thoughtful, self deprecating and not at all pretentious inside look at a band with an interesting history Nick Mason comes across better than probably anyone else in the band could, given the divisive feelings between the rest of them Also, it s a fan s dream an unbelievable amount of great photos and graphics, behind the scenes anecdotes, candid recollections all around great stuff I have loved Pink Floyd for decades, and I m proud that I got to see one of their very last shows in 1994 in London It was gorgeous This book is competently written and gives an interesting history of the group I only wish it could have hadcharacter depth between the main members I would have loved to hearof the details that went on between them all as they were creating their spectacular albums. I generally dislike and distrust books about my favorite bands, artists and writers Therefore I read only a couple of them with my view being the creation the music, the text, the picture should speak for itself Nevertheless I found myself once again listening to Pink Floyd and somehow I caught glimpse of this book I gave it a perfunctory try but then realized that I couldn t put it down Nick Mason is a great storyteller who tries to speak for the band and the members and does this with h I generally dislike and distrust books about my favorite bands, artists and writers Therefore I read only a couple of them with my view being the creation the music, the text, the picture should speak for itself Nevertheless I found myself once again listening to Pink Floyd and somehow I caught glimpse of this book I gave it a perfunctory try but then realized that I couldn t put it down Nick Mason is a great storyteller who tries to speak for the band and the members and does this with huge amounts of irony and humor A great book about a fantastic band It made me listen again with new ears to the almost forgotten items in their catalog and for this only I am grateful He also put the feud between David Gilmour and Roger Waters in perspective and I needed to hear a sober version of the story All in all, either you are a fan or are about to become one, this is the one and only book about Pink Floyd that is worth reading Kudos to Mr Mason for achieving the impossible