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    Posted: December 14 2017 at 10:53
I’d like to let the Prog Archives community know about the upcoming release of my book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon. The book will be published February 15 by Rowman & Littlefield. It’s currently available for pre-order on Amazon, but buying direct from the publisher [http://reinventingpinkfloyd.com/rpf_preorder_form.pdf] instead saves 30% off the list price. I’m attaching a press release below with more information.

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Rowman & Littlefield is proud to be publishing Bill Kopp’s new book Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to the Dark Side of the Moon.

“Knowledgeable, well-informed, conscientious, and sensitive. Bill has written about what really matters. Bill’s book is a great read, and well worth the price of admission.”— Jerry Shirley, drummer for Humble Pie

“Bill Kopp's excellent analysis of Pink Floyd's post-Syd, pre-arenas era performs a valuable service to the Floyd canon.”— Joel McIver, bestselling rock author

“Combining research into their classic albums and a wealth of little-known and unofficial recordings with astute and entertaining analysis, Kopp generates fresh insight into Pink Floyd’s formative years. Even longtime fans of the band will be surprised and enlightened.”— Richie Unterberger, author of Unknown Legends of Rock’n’Roll


In celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon, Bill Kopp explores ingenuity with which Pink Floyd rebranded themselves following the 1968 departure of Syd Barrett. Not only did the band survive Barrett’s departure, but it went on to release landmark albums that continue to influence generations of musicians and fans. 

Reinventing Pink Floyd follows the path taken by the remaining band members to establish a musical identity, develop a songwriting style, and create a new template for the manner in which albums are made and even enjoyed by listeners. As veteran music journalist Bill Kopp illustrates, that path was filled with failed experiments, creative blind alleys, one-off musical excursions, abortive collaborations, a general restlessness and—most importantly—a dedicated search for a distinctive musical personality.

This exciting volume guides readers through the works of 1968 through 1973, highlighting key innovations and musical breakthroughs of lasting influence. Kopp places Pink Floyd into their historical, cultural, and musical contexts while celebrating the test of fire that took the band from the brink of demise to enduring superstardom.  

Bill Kopp is a lifelong music enthusiast, musician, collector, and music journalist. His writing has been featured in music magazines including Bass Guitar, Record Collector, Prog and Shindig! (all in Great Britain), as well as Billboard, Electronic Musician, Goldmine, Trouser Press, Ugly Things and more than a dozen alternative weekly newspapers. He is the Jazz Desk Editor and Prog Editor at BLURT online, and has written liner note essays for 20 albums, including titles by Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Larry Coryell, Edgar Winter, Rick Wakeman, The Ventures, Dave Mason and Iron Butterfly. He has interviewed several hundred musicians and music industry figures of note, and his musoscribe.com blog has features thousands of music reviews, essays, interviews and features.


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