|August 1999 - First Edition
|Original U.K. Cost
HARDCOVER - 160 PAGES - 32 IN COLOUR.
NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION OF 5,000 COPIES - FIRST EDITION ARE NUMBERS 1 to 1,000.
(Mine is numbered 863, and is not signed by the author).
The complete story about the five Hamburg visits and details of the many appearances at The Cavern in Liverpool.
The first recording sessions in Germany.
Detailed discographies about the Hamburg period from the U.K., U.S.A., Japan and Holland.
Details and photographs of singles released outside Great Britain, such as "My Bonnie", "Ain't She Sweet", "Cry For A Shadow", "Sweet Georgia Brown", etc... All depicted with their picture sleeves in glorious colour.
Rare L.P. covers from the same period and photographs of numerous bootleg albums that cover the relevant material.
Official Web-site Of The Author
My Comments :
First impressions are one of quality, as one picks up a very sturdy, colourful hardback book.
Inside you won't be disappointed.
Brief life stories of the main characters. Scans of birth announcements from the local newspaper, birth certificates and personal pictures.
Plus plenty of detail of the recordings of the period, including bootlegs.
I don`t think that if you are a collector you will learn anything new, but altogether a very nice presentation and definitely one worth having in your collection.