Van Halen A Visual Biography book due in November

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August 26, 2020 at 9:14 am Quote #62264

JasonA
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Publication date 20th November 2020.

224 page A4 Hardback. The first 250 orders come with a set of 5 matt prints on premium 400gsm coated board.

Order by 23rd September and have your name printed on a dedicated fan page.

Millions of fans would attest that this is a band eminently deserving of a Visual Biography. From the single sleeves through the passes, posters and promo items and of course, most especially Dave, Ed, Mikey and Al themselves (and Sam, Gary and Wolfgang!), Van Halen was an explosion of colour and action, resulting in a feast for the eyes within the pages of this sumptuously appointed book you now hold in your hands.
As one celebrates this legendary band in karate-kicking action, from the mid-‘70s all the way up until the last tour in 2015 and many solo points and projects in-between, provided for your reading pleasure is one of Martin Popoff’s celebrated detailed timelines, stuffed with trivia that swiftly moves us through forty years of massive rock history from one of the storied greats of the genre.
“Runnin’ with the Devil,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “Unchained,” “Jump,” “Panama,” “Hot for Teacher,” “Why Can’t This Be Love,” “Finish What Ya Started,” “Right Now”… these are some of the biggest anthems of all time, and accompanying the tunes is the narrative of two opposing lead singers, Diamond David Lee Roth and Sammy “Red Rocker” Hagar, both of whom are also represented in detail vis-à-vis their solo careers amongst the celebration of the core band at hand.
The end result is a beach-balling an’ sun-tanned symphony of words and pictures, indeed a book that differs from previous Van Halen photography projects through the inclusion of so much rare memorabilia, side ephemera and otherwise nifty pictures of paper goods perking up each page as one basks in what this band managed to accomplish over four decades of white-knuckle rock on the edge.

https://www.wymeruk.co.uk/webshop/books/rock/van-halen/van-halen-a-visual-biography/


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August 26, 2020 at 9:25 am Quote #62265

ron
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$80 bucks?!?!! 8-O ($100+ after shipping)


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August 27, 2020 at 4:35 pm Quote #62267

dand363
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I sent the author an email asking if it will be available on his website any time soon. Awaiting a response.


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August 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm Quote #62268

dand363
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His response:

Yep, I’ll have them as soon as they are physically available, so wait for me please!
It’ll be the same price as the big BOC at my site of the same weight and dimension.

The BOC book is 3.62 pounds, 81/2 by 12 and is $75 USD shipping included.


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August 27, 2020 at 7:56 pm Quote #62269

ron
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If the BOC (Blue Öyster Cult) price hold true, it’s a significant break from what the publisher is offering, but if you wait, you won’t get your name in the book, or the prints. Decsions decisions….Thanks for the research Dan!


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September 1, 2020 at 6:16 pm Quote #62284

ron
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As the value of the dollar falls, this book gets more expensive if you order from the publisher.
Wonder what it’ll show up on Amazon for….


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September 3, 2020 at 9:10 pm Quote #62292

ks34vh
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Thanks for the research and Info!


Laughing at the Days Garbage Through Loud Volume, This is “Laughing At Reality”..

VHT Member since 2001


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September 21, 2020 at 7:33 am Quote #62337

ron
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Reminder: Order by Wednesday to have your name printed on a dedicated fan page.


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