Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains
The first book ever produced with full access the Pink Floyd archive. Published to accompany the V&A's major summer exhibition, Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, celebrates 50 years of one of the greatest bands of all time. Five essays tackle different aspects of their far-reaching legacy in music and the visual arts. Authors including Jon Savage, Howard Goodall and Rob Young examine what makes the band truly special, from the mythology underpinning their output, through to their experimentation with technology to create new sounds. their epic staging and performance impact will also be explored, along with the anti-authoritarianism that infuses their lyrics.The book is heavily illustrated throughout, emphasizing the essential role that visual material played in supporting the music and creating the lasting Pink Floyd phenomenon.
Victoria Broackes is Senior Curator and Head of Exhibitions for the Department of Theatre and Performance at the V&A. She has produced a number of successful touring exhibitions, including You Say You Want a Revolution? and David Bowie Is. Anna Landreth Strong is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Performance at the V&A.
Foreword: Becoming Pink Floyd - Aubrey Powell; The Band; 'Lift Off': Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd and the London Underground - Joe Boyd; What Have We Done to England? Pink Floyd and the Lure of the Pastoral - Rob Young; A Long-Term Prospect - Jon Savage; 'Painters, Pipers, Prisoners': The Musical Legacy of Pink Floyd - Howard Goodall; Great Gigs in the Sky: Pink Floyd and the Architecture of Rock - Victoria Broackes and Anna Landreth Strong; The Albums - Mark Blake; The Piper at the Gates of Dawn; A Saucerful of Secrets; Soundtrack from the film More; Ummagumma; Atom Heart Mother; Meddle; Obscured by Clouds; The Dark Side of the Moon; Wish You Were Here; Animals; The Wall; The Final Cut; A Momentary Lapse of Reason; The Division Bell; The Endless River; Storm Thorgerson - Aubrey Powell; The Notes; The Picture Credits; The Acknowledgements; The Collaborators; The Index