A fictional journey through 50 years of Pink Floyd

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“Edwin Ammerlaan masterfully showcases the impact of Pink Floyd on generations of music lovers and provides an intimate and personalized glimpse into the lives of its members. He paints a realistic depiction of the mad genius Syd Barrett, the peacekeeper Nick Mason, the introverted Richard Wright, the gifted David Gilmour, and the flamboyant extrovert Roger Waters. Everyone knows about the rift between Gilmour and Waters, but Edwin Ammerlaan provides a thorough breakdown to put things into perspective. As someone who grew up listening to Pink Floyd records, I thoroughly enjoyed Lost Souls. A must-read for Pink Floyd fans.
★★★★★ Readers’ Favorite

“The author does an admirable job in personalizing the triumphs, foibles, ins and outs of Pink Floyd. This is a great read for all…whether fans of the band or not” ★★★★★ – Philip Zozzaro, Reedsy.com

“Edwin Ammerlaan masterfully showcases the impact of Pink Floyd on generations of music lovers and provides an intimate and personalized glimpse into the lives of its members” ★★★★★ – Pikasho Deka, Readers’ Favorite

“Lost Souls offers a new perspective on an over-familiar history; fan fiction with factual overtones, that nevertheless adds something to the already overcrowded bookshelf alongside Nick Mason’s Inside Out and the many specialized reference books” – Willem Bemboom, OOR Magazine

“It’s a curious concept but seems to work very well. The easy, conversational style of writing keeps the interest going, not least to see where the story goes. From the reaction of others in the Floyd community who have also got the book, the attention to detail and atmosphere seems to have captured the imagination.” – Matt Johns, Brain-damage.co.uk

“The book is a fascinating and moving read. Obviously written with love and passion for the subject matter, the author conveys this to the reader in spades. It left me eager to find out more.” – Drena Irish – LoveReading UK


ISBN PAPERBACK: 9789090340951
ISBN HARDCOVER: 9789090347738

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The story…

After years of journalistic research and meticulous preparation, Edwin Ammerlaan has combined many facts, quotes and events from 50 years of Pink Floyd with a fictional, yet compelling coming-of-age story. By doing so, he gives the reader an intimate and unique perspective on one of the most successful bands in music history. In Lost Souls protagonist Matt accidentally bumps into Pink Floyd on a ferry from Ibiza to Formentera. What follows is a lifelong fascination for all things Floyd and, eventually, acceptance into the band’s inner circle. Travelling the globe, Matt meets a lot of interesting people, including Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, Steve O’Rourke, Ginger Gilmour, Snowy White, Polly Samson, Tim Renwick, sir Bob Geldof and many others. Matt joins Pink Floyd on tour, in the studio and even on the golf course, building a fragile bond of trust and friendship with the band along the way. Following him on his musical journey, we revisit some relevant moments in Pink Floyd history: Formentera (1967), The Paradiso, Amsterdam (1968), Charlton Park, Bishopsbourne (1970), Abbey Road Studios (1971), USA & Canada tour (1973), Wembley Empire Pool (1977), Super Bear Studios (June 1979), Wembley Stadium (1988), Potsdamer Platz, Berlin (1990), The Astoria (1994), Live 8 (2005), O2 Arena (2011), Berkeley Hotel (2017) and the Victoria & Albert Museum (2017).

About the author

Edwin Ammerlaan began as a music journalist for OOR magazine in 1986. Since then he has interviewed more than 300 musicians and bands and his articles have appeared in various Dutch music publications including Revolver, Lust For Life, Aloha and iO Pages. He is the author of ‘The Marillion & Fish Files (Q4 2023)’, ‘Lost Souls, A fictional journey through 50 years of Pink Floyd’ (2021) and ‘SAGA, The Biography’ (2010). Edwin Ammerlaan lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Agent: Laurens Molegraaf, Santasado, laurens@santasado.com

Also written

SAGA – The Biography (2010)

ISBN 9789090230252. Available on Lulu.com

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EA Media

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