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Big Star - Isolated In The Light

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Books start shipping on the 21th of October 2016.

First Third Books presents Big Star – Isolated In The Light:
the first extensive photo monograph of the 1970’s cult band, Big Star.

This authorized limited edition book showcases images
from photographers who chronicled both Big Star’s
beginnings during the burgeoning 1970’s Memphis music
scene and later solo projects of songwriters Alex chilton
and chris Bell in both New York and Europe.
In Big Star – Isolated In The Light, they share their unique
visual perspective along with memories of a band that went on
to influence several generations of musicians.
The book also features new interviews and the band’s
original handwritten letters and lyrics.

The publication coincides with the 50th Anniversary of
Ardent Studios, the Memphis independent label and recording studio
that became ground zero for all of Big Star’s recordings.
The book pays tribute to Ardent founder John Fry, their mentor,
producer and engineer extraordinaire.

THIS LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES numbered
from 501 to 1000 WORLDWIDE INCLUDES:

  • Over 200 color and black and white photographs by
    illustrious names in the Fine Art and Rock Photography
    world such as William Eggleston, Michael O’Brien,
    Maude Schuyler Clay,
    Carole Manning, David Bell,
    John Fry, David Godlis,
    Stephanie Chernikowski, RAL20,
    David Arnoff, John Dando
    and band member
    Andy Hummel. All photos are lovingly re-scanned and
    restored from original negatives, transparencies and prints.
  • Historic images from the vaults of Ardent Archives.
  • Exclusive new interviews with select photographers
    as well as drummer Jody Stephens, the remaining member of
    Big Star and David Bell, the brother of guitarist Chris Bell.
  • An introduction by Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys,
    The True Story Of The Replacements, an authority on Big Star
    and contributor to the Big Star career retrospective
    box set, Keep An Eye On The Sky.
  • interviews and commentary by Ivo Watts – Russell,
    Founder
    of 4Ad and producer of This Mortal Coil, whose
    innovative cover versions of Big Star songs helped
    to introduce them to a new generation of listeners.
    Simon Raymonde – current director of Bella Union,
    formerly of the Cocteau Twins, and participating
    This Mortal Coil singers Kim Deal of The Breeders & Pixies,
    Cinder of Cindytalk, and Dominic Appleton of Breathless.
  • Big Star – Isolated In The Light is published as a 176 page,
    half cloth-bound hardback edition, with laminated front cover and
    debossed details,
    printed in England with a 5 color process
    on 170gsm UPM Finesse Silk paper, measuring 20 x 27 cm.

 

 

Product Description

Books start shipping on the 21th of October 2016.

First Third Books presents Big Star – Isolated In The Light:
the first extensive photo monograph of the 1970’s cult band, Big Star.

This authorized limited edition book showcases images
from photographers who chronicled both Big Star’s
beginnings during the burgeoning 1970’s Memphis music
scene and later solo projects of songwriters Alex chilton
and chris Bell in both New York and Europe.
In Big Star – Isolated In The Light, they share their unique
visual perspective along with memories of a band that went on
to influence several generations of musicians.
The book also features new interviews and the band’s
original handwritten letters and lyrics.

The publication coincides with the 50th Anniversary of
Ardent Studios, the Memphis independent label and recording studio
that became ground zero for all of Big Star’s recordings.
The book pays tribute to Ardent founder John Fry, their mentor,
producer and engineer extraordinaire.

THIS LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES numbered
from 501 to 1000 WORLDWIDE INCLUDES:

  • Over 200 color and black and white photographs by
    illustrious names in the Fine Art and Rock Photography
    world such as William Eggleston, Michael O’Brien,
    Maude Schuyler Clay,
    Carole Manning, David Bell,
    John Fry, David Godlis,
    Stephanie Chernikowski, RAL20,
    David Arnoff, John Dando
    and band member
    Andy Hummel. All photos are lovingly re-scanned and
    restored from original negatives, transparencies and prints.
  • Historic images from the vaults of Ardent Archives.
  • Exclusive new interviews with select photographers
    as well as drummer Jody Stephens, the remaining member of
    Big Star and David Bell, the brother of guitarist Chris Bell.
  • An introduction by Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys,
    The True Story Of The Replacements, an authority on Big Star
    and contributor to the Big Star career retrospective
    box set, Keep An Eye On The Sky.
  • interviews and commentary by Ivo Watts – Russell,
    Founder
    of 4Ad and producer of This Mortal Coil, whose
    innovative cover versions of Big Star songs helped
    to introduce them to a new generation of listeners.
    Simon Raymonde – current director of Bella Union,
    formerly of the Cocteau Twins, and participating
    This Mortal Coil singers Kim Deal of The Breeders & Pixies,
    Cinder of Cindytalk, and Dominic Appleton of Breathless.
  • Big Star – Isolated In The Light is published as a 176 page,
    half cloth-bound hardback edition, with laminated front cover and
    debossed details,
    printed in England with a 5 color process
    on 170gsm UPM Finesse Silk paper, measuring 20 x 27 cm.

 

 

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