Yes Update

Yes Dialogues Jon Kirkman

The Yes : Dialogue book is due to go to print in the next couple of weeks. If you wish to pre-order and have your name in the book, you need to do this before the book is sent to the printers, so make sure you place a pre-order.  Details are on the Yes : Dialogue page.

We send out newsletters on the book to anyone who is interested, you just need to subscribe on the Yes : Dialogue page.  If you missed any earlier newsletters, these are available on the site as PDFs.

The exclusive Roger Dean artwork will be revealed to subscribers in the next few days, and comprises a never before seen design which Roger has allowed us to use for the cover of the book, and which will replace the earlier pre-publication design.

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Yes : Dialogue promo

Yes Dialogue page still from videoThe publishers have a short promotion video to publicise the Yes : Dialogue book on their YouTube channel which can now be viewed. Use the 480p viewing option to get the best quality from this.

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Yes-Dialogue-coverPre-orders are now being accepted for the Yes : Dialogue book and subscribers have been posted news of this.

Pre-ordering ensures you make sure of your copy  and also enables you to have your name inside the book, plus the option of it being signed by the author if you wish.

For details go to the Yes : Dialogue page.

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Signed up

Ian Paice signing Deep Purple book 2015

Work on the Deep Purple photo book from noted Melody Maker photographer Barry Plummer‘s archive is going well and pre-orders will be announced shortly.
We can also announce that there will be a further very limited edition of the book as well, signed by Ian Paice.  Jon at ST33Books was hoping to secure an interview with Ian for his radio show, in the course of which he mentioned the book, and the idea of having him sign some copies came about.  Ian was up for this and the signing was done at his house during a short break while he was getting packed for Deep Purple’s American tour the following day. At Ian’s request ST33Books are donating the fee to the Sunflower Jam charity which is run by his wife Jackie.  We showed Ian some advance print-outs of a few pages and he liked the look of it, particularly the shot below. Taken at the Rainbow Theatre in 1973, it is one of those great concert images which capture the moment.
There will be just 150 of the signed edition so if you subscribe to the dedicated newsletter (use the button below, you will be get advance notice of this (and any special offers.)

Meanwhile our designer has been hard at work and more spreads from the book will appear very soon.

Ian Paice Rainbow Theatre 1973

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Yes Dialogue, Genesis Lamb Lies Down, Barry Plummer Deep Purple

We are starting to gear up for the pre-orders on our first three titles, so if you’re interested in either the Yes : Dialogues book, the Genesis Lamb Lies Down book or the Barry Plummer Deep Purple photo book do make sure you are either subscribed to this blog or have subscribed to the individual newsletters, which you can do by hitting the links above and clicking on the newsletter buttons.

In the meantime author Jon Kirkman has posted some fascinating audio clips from his interviews with various Yes members, read more about that on the site.

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Unlikely support

Just to say thanks for all the interest in the forthcoming books over 2014 and we’re looking forward to our first titles shipping in the early New Year.  For Genesis fans, the third newsletter for subscribers has gone out with the latest information and details of our Lamb Lies Down title.  And we have also just put the proposed cover for the Deep Purple photo book up on the site, the first of what we hope will be a really exciting series from the archives of Barry Plummer.  More titles will be announced shortly.

And if you think these two bands had very little in common, how about this advert? It dates from early 1970 at a time when Deep Purple were still working on their breakthrough album In Rock. £1.00 top ticket price…

Deep Purple supported by Genesis, 1970

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The Barry Plummer Quartet

Noted British music photographer Barry Plummer will see four books published by us starting early in 2015.  I first got to know Barry years ago when working on the packaging for an Ian Gillan archive release (on the RPM label). For the cover we had found a great uncredited monochrome shot of the singer relaxing with an acoustic guitar, printed in a old German magazine. Unable to trace the original, I copied it on negative and then hand-coloured it directly onto the print (which shows how long ago this all was!) for a retro look.  It worked really well for the project.  About a year later I got a call from Barry, saying he thought the photo was his and might there be any payment due?  This immediately impressed us, as so many people would have been screaming down the phone and threatening lawyers.  We did a deal with Barry and have been using his photos ever since.Deep Purple, London, UK tour 1974
Earlier this year I was chatting to Barry about his long career (he started out in the late sixties covering Hendrix and people) and suggested trying a few single artist photo books to see what would happen. He didn’t think there would be much interest but was happy for us to have a go.
As someone has “borrowed” one of our ideas lately you will understand that we are a bit reluctant to charge in and announce all the titles right now, suffice it to say they will cover four major acts and music genres.  But we can announce the first title as this is well into production already.
Barry photographed Deep Purple from 1971 through to 1974 on several of their British tours, working mainly for the music paper Melody Maker.  This book will bring together the best of his unpublished images, fully annotated and with accompanying illustrative material, interviews and memorabilia. We will publish updates on this title on a dedicated page on the site.
Although large format, limited, and produced entirely in the UK, the books will be reasonably priced, with full details announced shortly.  In the meantime the photo above comes from the band’s one and only Mk 3 UK tour in 1974, a lengthy series of dates designed to introduce the new singer and bassist, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes respectively.  Barry spent part of the show up in the gods, getting this great view of the band and a very enthusiastic crowd.

[Please note this is a low resolution scan and not indicative of the final image quality]
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