The Barry Plummer DEEP PURPLE Photo Book - Limited Edition Premier HARDBACK SIGNATURE EDITION.
We can now accept orders for this title. Please note there are only a very limited number of copies unsold.
This edition is signed by drummer Ian Paice on a special page, bound into the book. There are only 145 signed copies available in total. A donation from sales of these copies is being made to a charity of Ian's choice.
Book format : 30 by 30cm square (12" by 12"), 250+ pages, high quality art paper. Hardback, hand bound, 145 copies only worldwide. Printed and produced in England. Certificate of authenticity. More details:
ABOUT THE BOOK : The book will be approximately 250 pages long, featuring Deep Purple photographs from concerts spanning the years 1971 and Deep Purple Mk 2's Albert Hall show, to 1974 and the first U.K. tour by Deep Purple Mk 3. Each year has an introduction detailing the history of the band during those twelve months, setting the context with memorabilia and other rare material. Within that section are details of the individual concert, the history of the venue, the set-list, and any other important notes regarding the particular show. The photographs include group and individual images, some annotated to pick out points of interest such as the instruments, kit, etc. As well as live concerts, there are backstage images, plus coverage of appearances at the BBC's Top Of The Pops and the In Concert shows.
Although primarily black and white, around a sixth of the book is in colour, from surviving slides. Some of the images will be remembered from old issues of Melody Maker and Beat Instrumental (seen here in crystal clear print not inky newspapers), others from CD booklets (although never in such good quality or at this size), while the majority of this material has never been seen or published before. The text has been written by Deep Purple expert Simon Robinson who has handled many of the band's archive releases in the past. The design is by Easy On The Eye, the specialist graphic image company whose work on previous books has been widely praised. There are other large format titles out there, none look as good. Read more and see preview pages at the publisher's site (link below.)
THE BARRY PLUMMER ARCHIVE : This is the first in a series of high quality large format books making available the work of noted rock photographer Barry Plummer. The material is taken from new digital scans of his original negatives and slides. The first book features DEEP PURPLE. This is the first time most of this material has been made available to the public. ALL pre-ordered copies will also be signed by photographer Barry Plummer.
PERSONALISED : You can add a name or dedication to be included inside your copy when you place your order. This option will close once we go to print.
CERTIFICATE : Each copy comes with a certificate signed by a member of ST33Books, and each copy is individually numbered.
PRODUCTION : The books are printed and bound in the U.K. to exacting standards, and checked by ST33Books at all stages of production
SHIPPING : We put the production of this title on hold in 2016 due to Ian Paice's ill health. The artwork is now at a very advanced stage and we expect the book to go to print in late 2017. Shipping is likely to begin in February 2018. We will keep everyone who orders up to date on this.
PACKAGING - Packaging and shipping is added at cost on the shopping cart and is via tracked international courier, typically TNT and Fed Ex. We cannot deliver to a P.O. Box; it must be a full property address. It is the customer's responsibility to keep us updated of any address or emails changes between ordering and shipping. A phone number is also required to aid delivery. Each book is sent individually in specially made robust boxes with foam protection strips. Despite shipping hundreds of copies of our previous book, to date we have not lost a single copy to transit damage.REVIEWS : see what people are saying about the quality and design of our last ST33 book on the review page.
DEPOSIT : If you placed a deposit for this book, you can claim this back by entering the special code into the shopping cart when prompted. The code will be sent to you by email.
MULTIPLE COPIES : If any customers wish to order more than one copy, there is a 5% discount on the order total which we will refund you.
Order questions - email us at any time with if you have questions about your order or the book.
BOOK PREVIEWS : there is a flick through sample of the book at our Flipbook Library : http://fliphtml5.com/msya/pupa
You can also look at previews of how the page spreads look at the publisher's site : http://wp.me/P4aXow-3J
More details and background information about the book, the photographer and the content on the publisher's web site : http://stereo33books.com/barry-plummer-archives/deep-purple-archive-collection/