This page collects (still available) books I'm involved with since 2007, and also includes a few that were published in the days before The Bee Smart Book Co.
I'm always interested in suggestions for future projects as I have been working with various dedicated authors and researchers over the past years. Please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE :
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON ON VINYL
march 2023, 176 pages, 22x22cm, hardcover (english)
Any Colour You Like – The Dark Side Of The Moon On Vinyl is the result of Stefano Tarquini's lifelong quest and gathers together the 700 currently known variations of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece on record.
PINK FLOYD IN DE KUIP '94
Charles Beterams, Wouter Bessels
december 2022, 112 pages, 22x22cm, hardcover (dutch)
The third chapter in the series of books on the band's post-Waters concerts in The Netherlands, detailing the three shows at Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam in September 1994.
PINK FLOYD IN DE GOFFERT
june 2022, 112 pages, 22x22cm, hardcover (dutch)
The second chapter in the series of books on the band's post-Waters concerts in The Netherlands, detailing the largest ever Dutch Pink Floyd concert at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, July 1989, plus the gigs in Werchter and Venice that year.
PINK FLOYD : BBC RADIO 1967-1971
Ian Priston, Phil Salathé
june 2022, 240 pages, 22x22cm, hardcover / paperback (english)
Pink Floyd’s BBC radio sessions bridge the gap between their meticulously crafted studio albums and the ferocious improvisations of their live performances. Pink Floyd – BBC Radio 1967-1971 covers its subject in unprecedented depth, while telling a story of triumph and loss, interspersed with wit and pathos. If you are keen to explore the early history of Pink Floyd, this is undoubtedly a book for you.
PINK FLOYD :
THE NICO VAN DER STAM ARCHIVES
november 2021, 112 pages, 22x30cm, hardcover (english)
The book unearths an unprecedented amount of newly discovered Pink Floyd transparencies and negatives, starting with those from the aforementioned 1967 sessions of the band in all its psychedelic glory. Catalogued, scanned and retouched for the very first time.
PINK FLOYD :
THE ROB VERHORST ARCHIVES
october 2021, 200 pages, 22x30cm, hardcover (english)
For this book, Rob Verhorst (1952) made a selection of no less than three hundred iconic Pink Floyd photos, many of them previously unpublished. Together with memories and additional visual material from his archives they form an impressive collection and legacy.
PINK FLOYD IN DE KUIP '88
june 2021, 112 pages, 22x22cm, hardcover (dutch)
The second chapter in the series of books on the band's post-Waters concerts in The Netherlands, detailing the glorious comeback of the band with two sold-out 1988 concerts at Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam.
LITTLE WHITE WONDER
november 2020, 248 pages, 24x21cm, paperback (english and dutch)
In Little White Wonder Charles Beterams unravels the mysterious tale behind the Dutch white record phenomena, talking with those who produced the records, those who bought them and those who fought them. Their story – often told for the very first time – is every bit as gripping and revealing as the societal upheavals that accompanied their appearance. From the underground, clandestine activities of idealistic hippies and timid students to canny entrepreneurs, the production of white records exposed a gap in Dutch legislation that enabled enterprising mavericks to get – often with permission from copyright organisation Stemra and even a helping hand from broadcasters – their decidedly unkosher records pressed, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Little White Wonder is also a tribute to those who, on the cusp of great change, had the vision to tread unexplored paths – on both sides of the law – without necessarily sparing themselves. Their actions still resonate today in a music industry that is much more accessible than was envisaged at the end of the sixties.
The book includes long lost information on legendary Pink Floyd bootlegs such as Live In Rotterdam, Stop Big Pink Floyd and the famous Kralingen triple album.
A bonus 7inch included with this limited edition of 500 copies (for each language) features exclusive interviews on the subject from the VPRO archives.
PINK FLOYD ON FORTY-FIVE
april 2019, 260 pages, 22x22cm, hardcover (english)
Pink Floyd On Forty-Five is the definitive discography of Pink Floyd 7inch singles. With the help of the world’s foremost Pink Floyd singles collectors, Charles Beterams has compiled a simply breathtaking book that sets the standard. Completely revised and updated second edition.
PINK FLOYD IN NEDERLAND
november 2017, 256 pages, 17x24cm, hardcover (dutch)
Pink Floyd In Nederland is the story of fifty years of Pink Floyd in the low countries. Charles Beterams unveils the full story of The Netherlands in the development of Pink Floyd. Written in chronological terms, featuring unique and unprecedented photographs, remarkable facts and special eye-witness reports of those involved in Holland, Pink Floyd In Nederland tells the full story of the legendary English group from a unique Dutch perspective.
The full-colour 256-page hardcover book is an updated and expanded successor of Pink Floyd In De Polder, of which the Dutch press said that it was "a must-have on the bookshelf of anyone who is a Pink Floyd fan, or interested in the history of pop music in The Netherlands" (MusicMaker), and "Excellent, deep-digging..." (Oor).