The latest in the series of books from the archives of legendary music photographer Tom Sheehan features his extensive work with one of the most important and successful UK bands of the last quarter century and Welsh rock icons, Manic Street Preachers.
Over a 10 year period between 1991-2001, the book covers the early days of the band, through the worldwide successes of albums Everything Must Go (1996) and This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours (1998), up to the infamous 2001 gig at The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba, where the band become the first popular western rock band to play in the country, shortly before the release of their 6thAlbum, Know Your Enemy.
Tom Sheehan, recalling his work with the band says “The Manic’s arrived fully formed, with a mission, older than their years and more knowledgeable than most. Who does a double album as their first release! The Manics … brave stuff indeed and continuing to be brave to this day"
Additionally, the book will include a foreword written by Nicky Wire, with essays written by Sylvia Patterson, acclaimed music journalist and author of the COSTA shortlisted memoir I’m Not With The Band (BBC Radio 1 Annie Nightingale Book Of The Year 2016) who has interviewed the Manic’s throughout her career for Smash Hits, NME and Q Magazine.
SUPER DELUXE EDITION
- Strictly limited to 500 copies
- Foreword by Nicky Wire
- Essays by Sylvia Patterson
- Bound in certificate of authenticity numbered and signed by Tom Sheehan
- Over 200 pages with many unseen images
- Envelope adhered to the inside front cover contains three 5 x 7" photographs
- Printed on 170gsm matt art paper
- 3mm rigid board slipcase