Monday, 7 December 2015

Special Members only deal on this fab new book



Special Offer for BBFC Members only: Get the pre-sale prices below AND free UK shipping using the special BBFC members only code.  To get the code, email membership@britishbeatlesfanclub.co.uk and ask for the Norman Parkinson Book code.  If you a current member, we will respond with the code for you to use.


About the book:
Norman Parkinson with the Beatles features more than 500 largely unpublished photographs showing the Beatles recording their second album inside Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios, September 12th 1963 as well as images taken earlier in the day at the President Hotel in Russell Square. The photographs featured in the book have been reproduced and carefully restored from the original negatives kept safely in the Parkinson Archive. While a small selection of these images were originally published in 1964 in a magazine aimed at the American market, the vast majority of these photographs will be seen for the first time in over half a century. The images have been carefully arranged to match and identify the songs being recorded, including “I Wanna be Your Man, Little Child and Don’t Bother Me” and a narrative has been written by Mojo Magazines Pat Gilbert. As well as working on the album the band have been captured relaxing between takes.

Working with Norman that day was his son Simon, seen in the unique picture above. Simon has written the introduction to the book and will be signing every copy of the limited edition leather version. This is a part of his recollection: "Fifty years on and one’s teenage memories dim… so that night at Abbey Road, witnessing the Beatles recording with George Martin, now seems a blur, for want of a better word. My father earlier in the day had let it slip that he was ‘snapping’ the Beatles but I had no idea that I might actually be invited to the recording studio. The shock that I got from his phone call later that evening -- “You want to come and meet the Beatles?” – still reverberates. The ‘Sixties’, that is the rejuvenation (literally) of England, had started and guess who was largely responsible for this metamorphosis? Do I want to meet the Beatles? Whaaat! So up to Abbey road, into the studio and “Ullo, Simon”." 

This exquisitely produced book, printed and bound in the United Kingdom, promises to appeal to both Beatles collectors as well as Parkinson aficionados and is certain to become a genuine collectors’ keepsake.

Versions:
 
Norman Parkinson Deluxe Edition. Pre-Sale Price £100 (reverts to £130 after release date). £10 UK Delivery.  (See special members only offer at top of page)
288 page, 300mm square hardback book, numbered and bound with dark blue wibalin buckram. 170gsm art paper. 1000 copies worldwide.

Norman Parkinson Leather Slipcase Edition. Pre-Sale Price £250 (reverts to £275 after release date). £10 UK Delivery.  (See special members only offer at top of page)
288 page, 300mm square hardback book, numbered and bound with recycled blue leather. 170gsm art paper. Presented in a clamshell box with a limited edition Norman parkinson silver gelatin print.
Each copy is signed by Simon Parkinson who took some of the shots with his father on the day. 350 copies worldwide.

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