Personally signed by Sir George Martin, The Beatles producer on several albums including the soundtrack to 1967, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - still regarded by many as the greatest album in modern music.
THE OFFICIAL DELUXE TRAY-CASED LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 2,000 SIGNED & NUMBERED COPIES
Genesis Publications 2007 "Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper" Deluxe Limited Edition of 2,000. Personally signed by Sir George Martin CBE directly onto the limitation page. This is number 954. Luxuriously bound with full genuine leather. Hardcover with tray-case and cover, in a decorated cloth bag.
A stunning example of artisan bookbinding, protected in a vibrantly screen-printed box. Exquisitely illustrated with original artwork and rare material throughout, and in a lavish binding. Summer of Love's breathtaking new design captures the spirit an vitality of 1967 and features new text, a timeline of Beatles recordings and a brand new introduction by Sir George Martin.
This edition is now OUT OF PRINT.
George Martin's illustrated book of The Making of Sgt Pepper, as a signed limited edition.
- ISBN: 0904351971
- Signed by: George Martin
- Contributors: William Pearson
- Paper: 200gsm matt art paper
- Binding: Full Pink Leather, Inset Photograph, Gold Tooling, Gold Page Edging.
- Page size: 250mm x 320mm
- Pages: 176
- 130 images.
Summer of Love
The Making of Sgt Pepper by George Martin
The summer of 1967 was the summer of love and psychedelia; its soundtrack was The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, still regarded by many as the greatest album in modern music.
The limited edition book Summer of Love is George Martin's detailed account of the writing and recording of each song on the Sgt. Pepper album – as well as 'Strawberry Fields', 'Penny Lane' and 'All You Need Is Love'.
With an updated text, exquisite new artwork and photography throughout. Summer of Love boasts a lavish leather binding and an original Introduction by Sir George, who is hand-signing every book.
'Martin gives a unique insight into the way he and the band worked. The book is lavishly produced.' Financial Times
This large format collectors' edition of George Martin's Summer of Love is exquisitely illustrated throughout. Over 130 images are printed onto 176 pages of heavyweight art paper.
Photographs have been sourced from collections the world over. Many have been coloured and illustrated, capturing the spirit of invention and psychedelia in which Sgt. Pepper was born.
The result is one of the most visually stunning books Genesis has ever produced.
Summer of Love peeps behind the Abbey Road mixing desks for an insight into the art of the producer, telling George's stories behind The Beatles' modern masterpieces such as A Day In The Life.
Taking his 1994 paperback, 'With A Little Help From My Friends' in the US, as his starting point, George has created a new and revised Summer of Love capturing the spirit and vitality of 1967.
'We've had four years doing what everybody else wanted us to do. Now we're doing what we want to do.' George Harrison
'I try and make an album like a novel and these singles are short stories.' Paul McCartney
Sir George Martin was The Beatles producer on several albums including the soundtrack to 1967, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - still regarded by many as the greatest album in modern music.
In Summer of Love, George Martin gives a detailed account of the recording of each song on Sgt. Pepper as well as its forebears and offspring - 'Strawberry Fields' and 'Penny Lane' to 'All You Need is Love' and Magical Mystery Tour.
THE LIMITED EDITION
George Martin's limited edition is beautifully bound in fine grain leather, with gold-blocked lettering on the spine and gilded page edging. A stunning example of artisan bookbinding, protected in a vibrantly screen-printed box.
Exquisitely illustrated with original artwork and rare material throughout, and in a lavish binding, Summer of Love's breathtaking new design captures the spirit an vitality of 1967 and features new text, a timeline of Beatles recordings and a brand new introduction by Sir George Martin.
Each book in the edition is numbered and signed by George Martin.
Sir George Martin
Sir George Henry Martin CBE (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, and musician. He was commonly referred to as the "Fifth Beatle" because of his extensive involvement in each of the Beatles' original albums. AllMusic has described him as the "world's most famous record producer". Martin's formal musical expertise and interest in novel recording practices complemented the Beatles' rudimentary musical education and relentless quest for new musical sounds to record. Most of the Beatles' orchestral arrangements and instrumentation were written or performed by Martin, and he played piano or keyboards on a number of their records. Martin's collaboration with the Beatles resulted in popular, highly acclaimed records with innovative sounds, such as the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band—the first rock album to win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Martin's career spanned more than six decades in music, film, television and live performance. Before working with the Beatles and other pop musicians, he produced comedy and novelty records in the 1950s and early 1960s as the head of EMI's Parlophone label, working with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Bernard Cribbins, among others. His work with other Liverpool rock groups in the early–mid 1960s helped popularize the Merseybeat sound. In 1965, he left EMI and formed his own production company, Associated Independent Recording.
In his career, Martin produced 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number-one hits in the United States, and won six Grammy Awards. He also held a number of senior executive roles at media companies and contributed to a wide range of charitable causes, including his work for The Prince's Trust and the Caribbean island of Montserrat. In recognition of his services to the music industry and popular culture, he was made a Knight Bachelor in 1996.
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- Summer Of Love: The Making of Sgt. Pepper
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