Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey

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Dell, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 348 pages
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Saucerful of Secrets is the first in-depth biography of this very private group. At the heart of the saga is Syd Barrett, the group's brilliant founder, whose public decline into shattered incoherence--attributable in part to his marathon use of LSD--is one of the tragedies of rock history. The making of Dark Side of the Moon and Floyd's other great albums is recounted in detail, as are the mounting of "The Wall"  and the creation of the flying pigs, crashing  planes, "Mr. Screen" and the other elements of their spectacular stage shows. The book also explores the many battles between bass player/song writer Roger Waters and the rest of the group, leading up to Water's acrimonious departure for a solo  career in 1984 and his unsuccessful attempt to disolve the group he had left behind.

Saucerful of Secrets is an electrifying account of this ground-breaking, mind-bending group, covering every period of their career from  earliest days to latest recordings. It is full of  revealing information that will be treasured by all who love Pink Floyd's music.
  

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Review: Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey

User Review  - Noella mostafii - Goodreads

Every Pink Floyd fan should own "Saucerful of Secrets". It a fascinating book about this very private, secretive group. The writing is skillfully done, and it's a quick read. I used this book as the ... Read full review

Review: Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

Having just read another Floyd bio (Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd) this made for an interesting contrast. SoS is older (early nineties, so nothing about the Live 8 reunion or deaths ... Read full review

Contents

Part One A Smile from the Veil 1 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
3
Embryo
15
Learning to Fly
29
Let There Be More Light
42
Have a Cigar
52
Games for May
59
Interstellar Overdrive
75
Paranoid Eyes
88
The Heros Return
197
Pigs on the Wing
208
Another Brick in the Wall Part 1
223
Another Brick in the Wall Parts 2 and 3
239
Terminal Frost
255
Part Three Cold Comfort for Change 22 Apples and Oranges
268
One of These Days
283
Us and Them
295

The Thin lce
98
Burning Bridges
127
Yet Another Movie
141
The Amazing Pudding
149
Return of the Son of Nothing
165
Eclipse
170
Comfortably Numb
184
Wish You Were Here
317
Selected Discography with Peak Chart Positions
320
A Collection ofGreat Set Lists
328
End Notes
331
Index
342
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