Inside Out, Pink Floyd, by Nick Mason, Limited signed 1st Edition, Genesis Publications
Signed by Nick Mason and Storm Thorgerson
One of the ultimate collectable items for any Pink Floyd fan. Genesis Publications produced this stunning deluxe version of the first edition of Nick Mason's book, Inside Out, A Personal History of Pink Floyd, and created a treasure trove of a box to go with it. It was sold out instantly. I purchased this item from Genesis Publications myself and it is all in perfect condition.
The 2 prints commisioned from Storm Thorgerson are simply stunning.
Full details are below:
Signed by: Nick Mason and Storm Thorgerson
Contributors: Storm Thorgerson (RIP storm - you'll be sadly missed).
Binding: Hand bound in blue goatskin leather with silver page edges and tooling. A full colour image created especially for the limited edition is set into the front cover.
Box: Handmade in buckram with an image created by Storm Thorgerson set into the front above a silver foiled logo. The spine lettering is also in silver foil.
Extras: Monograph, two art prints, backstage pass, T-shirt, Hi Hat, drum sticks, drum key, Paiste cymbal badge, polaroid and 12 postcards.
Each strong presentation box is handmade in buckram to a design specification which securely holds in place all the fascinating elements of this unique collectors' edition. An image created by Storm Thorgerson is set into the front above a silver foiled logo. The spine lettering is also in silver foil.
A full leather bound numbered and signed copy of Nick Mason's highly acclaimed book "Inside Out, a personal history of Pink Floyd". Each copy is hand bound in goatskin by the craftsmen at The Abbey Bookbindery. A full colour image created especially for the limited edition is set into the front cover.
The page edges are silver foiled and there is silver tooling on the spine and front.
In his 3,500 word monograph booklet (exclusive to this boxed set), Nick describes with considerable wit his new experiences as a successful author. He writes about the rest of the band's reaction to the book but the real humour comes from his recollections of his book-promotional activities in various countries. This is printed on acid-free heavy cartridge stock.
There are two fine art prints, size 20' x 15'. They are both created and signed and numbered by Storm Thorgerson. Each one is silk-screened in 27 colours on Somerset tub sized 410gsm paper, by Coriander Studios. Each is a superb collector's item in its own right.
To demonstrate his commitment and enthusiasm for the project, Nick Mason has kindly coughed up 500 assorted Pink Floyd backstage passes from his personal collection - there are at least 7 different kinds of backstage pass. One pass to each box.
One minute a fine art print, the next a T-shirt design. Was Picasso this adventurous? Another exquisite creation from Storm. A great shirt too, one size (medium) only. Colour: mushroom.
There's also a woolly hat with 'Hi' logo. So, it's a hi hat. Storm's idea of course. Warm in winter but like the T-shirt, you probably won't want to take it out of the box.
What else in the box? A pair of American hickory drumsticks prepared for Nick Mason especially for this edition by Pro-Mark. Also a drum key with lanyard and Paiste cymbal badge/tiepin.
You may not receive the same backstage pass as another subscriber and you most definitely won't receive the same Polaroid print. That's because we've taken 500 different shots of Nick at work on the project. So the Polaroid in your box is unique to your boxed set. By now we hope that you'll agree that this is a very impressive box of delights. As usual with Genesis products, the quality is second to none.
Finally, to ensure there's no spare space, there's a set of 12 postcards in a hard cover wallet, depicting the band in various incarnations, together with more imagery including alternative versions from Storm.
An incredible collection of "antiques and curios" to use a phrase from the band's back catalogue. Nice to have the unique touches of Nick's own backstage passes and an individual polaroid of Nick hard at work.
A huge, wonderful set.