Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Rolling Stone, Bill Wyman to release 'Scrapbook'

An intimate photographic and written account of his life before, during and after the Rolling Stones
Book release date 8th April 2013, 
coinciding with the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary.

Strictly limited edition – Only 1962 copies of this book will ever exist. Each book is uniquely numbered (1-1962)

Presented in glorious, luxury large format (370x290mm portrait), this is the ultimate coffee table publication.

Each book is hand signed and personalised by the man himself, with a unique centerfold spread.

Hand sewn and hand bound in England using the finest materials and traditional binding methods - made to last.

Built into the back cover, a 10" picture vinyl will be included, with rare and unreleased material from over the years. Includes previously unheard demos of Bill's No.1 hit 'Je Suis un Rock Star ' (a track he originally wrote for Ian Dury) and 'Come Back Suzanne'.

Concert Live have teamed up with Bill Wyman, to present the definitive, intimate and highly personal journey through the life of legendary Rolling Stones founding member, bass player Bill Wyman. Bringing audiences a limited edition luxury coffee table book, titled Bill Wyman's Scrapbook, priced £229  ($350.00) RRP.

This book chronicles the journey of one of one man’s incredible journey from childhood to the present day. From early childhood Bill Wyman has lived an extraordinary life, which is captured in this ornamental luxury coffee table book. The book which recalls tales of living in south east London as a young boy living through World War 2, to his grammar school education, his national service in Her Royal Majesty’s Royal Air Force and the time he formed rock royalty the Rolling Stones, not to mention everything in-between. This book is a collectable snippet of history, sharing with the viewer 70% of never seen before photography (some of which snapped by Bill himself) and imagery adjoined with a personal handwritten narrative.

It is widely known that Bill Wyman has kept a long and accurate record and account of his historic involvement with the band, and also his personal life, documented in his fascinating journals. Some of which the highlights are revealed this exciting scrapbook.

Bill Wyman says: “I made my first scrapbooks as a child. I made a dozen or more scrapbooks when The Stones began. Here is a new scrapbook that contains a wonderful variety of items and incidents that have meant something special to me throughout this varied and amazing life that I am still enjoying to the full. Please share with me these wonderful memories.”

James Perkins, Managing Director of Concert Live says: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Bill on this exciting project. After the incredible success of 'Mr Rotten's Scrapbook' in 2010, we wanted to ensure we didn't try to simply replicate that success and rush into more book projects for the sake of it, but rather when they felt right. Working with Bill is a pleasure and we are confident this is going to be an absolutely cracking book, and something we and the fans will be very proud of for years to come.”

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