Ac­cess all ar­eas

GQ (Australia) - - BRIEF -

It’s half a cen­tury since Pink Floyd re­leased their de­but al­bum, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. In that time, the band’s mem­bers have split, gone solo, re­united, split again, sold some 250 mil­lion al­bums – and built a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the great­est and most in­flu­en­tial acts of all time. And rightly so. To co­in­cide with a ma­jor ex­hi­bi­tion of the same name, Bri­tain’s V&A is pub­lish­ing a new book, Pink Floyd: Their Mor­tal Re­mains. Au­tho­rised by the band, it fea­tures 320 pages of pre­vi­ously un­seen im­ages, ar­chive ma­te­rial, es­says, sketches, hand­writ­ten lyrics, posters and more. It also in­cludes con­tri­bu­tions from ex­perts, such as bi­og­ra­pher Mark Blake and pro­ducer Joe Boyd, on the band’s im­pact – not just in mu­sic, but al­bum de­sign and the wider vis­ual arts. PINK FLOYD: THEIR MOR­TAL RE­MAINS, $74.99; V&A PUB­LISH­ING

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