DEEP PURPLE - THE VISUAL HISTORY (DELUXE COLLECTORS EDITION)
Rufus Publications is proud to announce the publication of Deep Purple The Visual History by Chris Charlesworth.
THIS SPECIAL EDITION IS SIGNED BY 6 BAND MEMBERS FROM THIS PERIOD.
Renowned music journalist Charlesworth has revised his original text from the 1983 edition of his book and added new Introduction and Aftermath chapters. The new-look book has been completely redesigned and expanded to over 500 colour pages and incorporates hundreds of photographs and images, some seen for the first time, including a series of unpublished images from the Made In Japan concerts from 1972. The book is roughly the size of a vinyl LP.
Researched in 1982 through original interviews with members of Deep Purple, the book covers the period between the band’s formation in 1968 to their eventual break-up in 1976. Forthright and remarkably detailed, it is the ultimate treasure trove of the era when Deep Purple established its legendary status. The book is also personally signed throughout by six of the original band members from this time: David Coverdale, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice, and Nick Simper.
Says Charlesworth: “Over the years I’ve been asked over and over again by fans how they could get hold of my Deep Purple book. It disappeared from the shelves because the printers in Japan – like the Casino in Montreux – burned to the ground, taking the film for the book with it. But now, finally, here it is again, new and improved, with more pictures and more text. I hope you like it.”
THE DELUXE COLLECTORS EDITION:
A 300mm square, hardback book in vegan leather with a 3D lenticular on the cover. Printed on 170gsm art paper. This edition comes in a glossy, printed slipcase with a separate, vegan leather folder containing full-colour reproductions of 6 tour programmes from 1972 to 76. Also included is a reproduction of a rare poster from 1971 and an additional poster of the book’s cover. The book is personally hand-signed throughout by David Coverdale, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice, and Nick Simper on signing sheets with caricature images created by renowned illustrator William Stout. Only 500 numbered copies will be made.
This edition is available for £350 and discounted to £299 if ordered before February 28th 2023. This book is expected to ship at the end of June 2023.