As you might have gathered, this is the second and closing chapter to the
elaborate and experimental hit project that was The Deep Purple Royal
Family: Chain Of Events Through '79.
This picks up where that book left off, offering a few modest milestones
within its pages, namely:
- the most comprehensive information on the Gillan band ever stuffed in
- the largest amount of detail as pertains the Whitesnake story ever
- a fair bit of Blackmore's Night as well as Joe Lynn Turner and Glenn
- all the play-by-play from Perfect Strangers up to Purple happenings
Also, as with the first one, I've made sure that the content was all 100%
fresh over and above my first two Purple books, Gettin' Tighter: Deep
Purple '68 - '76 and A Castle Full Of Rascals: Deep Purple '83 - '09, all
296 pages, including all-new interview footage, all-new quotes from
archival press, all text, all... 513 pictures.
296 stuffed pages offering an exhaustive and detailed timeline of Purple
milestones from 1980 until right now, often to the day, including some
similar bands, influences, cultural milieu, tour stuff, recording
sessions, charts, singles, certification news, break-ups, personal stuff,
trivia for miles, and lots and lots of artist quotes to add to the
entries, turning the book into a quasi-oral history but loaded with
factual matter. But as you’ve noticed, this is about FAMILY. So the text
weaves, in and out of the story of Purple proper, the dastardly diaries of
Rainbow, Whitesnake, Gillan, Blackmore's Night, all the solo projects,
guest slots, a li'l MSG, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath and Black Country
Communion, always with contextual explanation plus rare and very cool
archival advertisements of shows 'n' records 'n' singles.
A hefty 513 of them, usually rare, archival, historical shots of record
ads, LP and 45 sleeves, CD singles, Japanese issues, picture discs, tour
posters and newspaper notices, ticket stubs, endorsement ads, tour program
covers, other foreign country releases, and again, contextual things...
It's a gallery, flowed and framed by fully 50,000 words of beautifully
displayed timeline, which brings us to...
This book marks my second project with awesome Calgary-based designer Bill
Harris, and what he's created for the look of this thing is a triumphant
reprise of the first one, same breezy, readable mix of yummy graphics,
pull quotes, classy typestyles... a pleasure to flip through and touch
down upon the trivia and the rare pictures from deep Deep history. You’ll
love it - a killer, comprehensive companion piece to the first edition.
OK, the usual... books will be signed by me to you, so make clear if it's
a Christmas present or whatever! One drag, given its 296 page heft, this
doesn't fit through this plastic mylar thing at Canada Post and so the
shipping cost is jacked for fellow Canucks - sorry.
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