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Comfortably numb : the inside story of Pink Floyd

Mark Blake
"In July 2005 In Hyde Park, before a global audience in the tens of millions, Pink Floyd performed together on stage for the first time in 24 [twenty-four] years. From the moment the metronomic pulse of a human heartbeat thudded out to begin 'Speak to Me' to the soaring, stinging guitar solo by David Gilmour that climaxed 'Comfortably Numb', these four self-effacing men touching sixty stole the show. Almost a year later, the death of their troubled and reclusive founder-member Syd Barrett made headline news around the world. Both events signaled a kind of closure to the remarkable tale of one of the world's biggest bands." "Now, in the first full-length history of the group for over 15 [fifteen] years, Mark Blake tells the complete story of how a group of middle-class Englishmen who grew up together in Cambridge went on to conquer the world with such classic albums as Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall, and put on some of the most pyrotechnically spectacular stage shows of all time." - Jacket
Print Book, English, 2008
Da Capo, Cambridge, MA, 2008