Big Star book cover, neon logo by Carole ManningBig Star book cover with signed colour print by Michael O'Brien10x7.5 inch colour, signed print by Michael O'BrienTwo 20.86 x 14.96 inch folded poster reproductionsphotos of John Fry and Jim Dickinson at Ardent National ©ArdentAndy Hummel, Jody Stephens and friends photo ©Ardent ArchivesAndy Hummel & Alex Chilton ©Michael O'BrienBig Star ©Michael O'BrienJody Stephens, John Fry, Alex Chilton and Chris Bell at Ardent studio recording #1 record ©MIchael O'BrienJody Stephens, Alex Chilton, Andy Hummel and Chris Bell ©Michael O'
BrienJody Stephens ©Carole ManningAlex Chilton and Andy Hummel ©William EgglestonJody, Alex, Andy and John Fry ©Maude Schuyler ClayJody, Alex and friends ©William EgglestonAlex Chilton ©William EgglestonChris Bell ©John FryBig Star book back cover

Big Star - Isolated In The Light

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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 001 to 500 WORLDWIDE INCLUDES:

        • A 10×7.5 inch professionally printed
          color photograph, signed and numbered
          by Michael O’Brien
          .
        • Two 20.86 x 14.96 inch folded poster reproductions.
        • 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 debossed cover detail,
          printed in England with a 5 color process on 170gsm
          UPM Finesse Silk paper, measuring 20 x 27 cm.

 

 

 

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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 001 to 500 WORLDWIDE INCLUDES:

        • A 10×7.5 inch professionally printed
          color photograph, signed and numbered
          by Michael O’Brien
          .
        • Two 20.86 x 14.96 inch folded poster reproductions.
        • 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 debossed cover detail,
          printed in England with a 5 color process on 170gsm
          UPM Finesse Silk paper, measuring 20 x 27 cm.

 

 

 

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