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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Which version do you have? There's at least three editions that I'm aware. The first was published in 1980 or 1981, and such ends with The Wall concerts (last page has a photo of the collapsed wall from the finale of one of the shows). Then circa 87-88, an updated version was put out, covering the preceding 7 or so years. And the one I have came out in 1994, following the end of the Division Bell tour, but before the release of Pulse. I wonder if it's not been updated again since then.

    I spent a lot of time during the latter half o the 90's look at the pictures in that book.

    Edit: checking Amazon, there's been at least four editions of A Visual Documentary. The first came out in 1980, and has a photo of the band onstage from 1977. The second edition came out in 1982, and has a picture of them performing Run Like Hell (you can tell because Gilmour is playing a Telecaster) in front of The Wall. The 1988 edition (the "21st anniversary of the first single" edition) has a photo of the band from the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason tour, with red lasers. And the 1994 edition (which I don't see listed on Amazon) is the 1994 edition.
    Mine has a 1980 date. It's printed in Japan but appears to be the UK edition. It covers up through The Wall tour and has a painting of an exploding wall on the front cover, and a picture of the band standing in front of the collapsed wall on the back. The last page is a b&w photo of a forest scene at dusk with some objects (lights?) forming a question mark. No mention of a revision or later version. I don't recall when I bought it, but probably not later than 1990.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    The second edition came out in 1982, and has a picture of them performing Run Like Hell (you can tell because Gilmour is playing a Telecaster) in front of The Wall.
    When I was a young Floyd fan around 1983 or 4 I had that book, and a book of Floyd's lyrics (Dark Side through The Wall) that also had a couple of Waters interviews.

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