Camion Blanc

Autor: Mike Watkinson
ISBN: 2357796103
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Syd Barrett, fondateur de Pink Floyd, musicien génial, hypersensible et sans compromis, devait faire l’objet d’une biographie précise et sans complaisance. C’est ce que propose le diamant noir en retraçant l’itinéraire de cet artiste « pur » au sens quasi-mystique du terme.
Premier chanteur de Pink Floyd, guitariste et surtout auteur-compositeur quasiment exclusif du groupe, Syd Barrett se retrouva orphelin musical, littéralement lâché par ses camarades en 1968, déjà en proie à de graves troubles du comportement accentués par la prise de LSD.
Après deux albums solo aussi chaotiques qu’extraordinaires (et très vite promus « albums cultes »), Syd Barrett disparut totalement de la scène musicale en dépit du harcèlement de nombreux fans.
Il nous laisse un héritage artistique d’une immense valeur et une destinée qui ne peut que nous faire réfléchir sur la signification du mot « tragédie », et sur le sens même de la vie.
Le diamant noir, fruit d’années de recherches et d’interviews, inclut également de nombreuses photographies d’archives, ainsi qu’une préface du musicien et producteur Julian Cope.

Scott Walker

Autor: Mike Watkinson
Publisher: London Bridge
ISBN: 9780863698774
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This is a biography of Scott Walker - one of pop music's enigmas. Musicians as diverse as Bono, Marc Almond, Julian Cope and David Bowie acknowledge his influence, while his appeal as a sixties idol extended to all ages. With the Walker Brothers, he achieved hits such as The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, Make It Easy On Yourself and No Regrets. As a solo artist he had more success with Joanna and Jacky, gaining the respect of critics and contemporaries alike. Then he disapeared to live a reclusive life. Walker now lives alone in West London. Contributions from close friends, relatives and fellow musicians offer a tale of attempted suicide, confusion and 60s mayhem in this revealing portrait.

Crazy Diamond Syd Barrett And The Dawn Of Pink Floyd

Autor: Pete Anderson
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857121227
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A revealing investigation into the life of a reclusive cult genius. Syd Barrett was Pink Floyd's founder, singer, guitarist and principal composer, who left the group in 1968 amidst tales of acid-induced madness. Barrett's brief flash of erratic brilliance is now the stuff of rock legend, and his post-Floyd recordings have become cult classics. Revised in 2006, this book draws on years on research to relate the story of an epic rock tragedy.

The Carpet Makers

Autor: Andreas Eschbach
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466850221
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Since the time of pre-history, carpetmakers tie intricate knots to form carpets for the court of the Emperor. These carpets are made from the hairs of wives and daughters; they are so detailed and fragile that each carpetmaker finishes only one single carpet in his entire lifetime. This art descends from father to son, since the beginning of time itself. But one day the empire of the God Emperor vanishes, and strangers begin to arrive from the stars to follow the trace of the hair carpets. What these strangers discover is beyond all belief, more than anything they could have ever imagined... Brought to the attention of Tor Books by Orson Scott Card, this edition of The Carpet Makers contains a special introduction by Orson Scott Card. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Haddon Hall

Autor: Nejib
ISBN: 9781910593264
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Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke: David Bowie had an extraordinary talent for reinvention. But at the beginning of his career, he made the most significant transformation of his life: from David to Bowie. In 1969, shortly after the release of his first hit single, David and his girlfriend Angie move into Haddon Hall, a sprawling Victorian villa in the London suburbs. Part commune, part creative hub, the house becomes home to a community of musicians, hippies, and hangers-on. As egos clash and parties get out of hand, David keeps writing: Changes, Kooks, Life on Mars songs that will propel him to global fame. Charting Bowie s personal life, the development of his music, and the transformation of his image, "Haddon Hall" is an evocative portrait of a young artist presiding over a musical revolution."