24 Nights was published in 1991, the first of three Genesis editions produced with Eric Clapton and two with Sir Peter Blake. 24 Nights captures the excitement and creativity of Clapton's record breaking 24-night run at London's Royal Albert Hall, an incredible musical achievement. This sought-after collection of drawings and photographs is now available as part of the GENESIS 100 boxed set.

Clapton said of the book: 'The original idea, from which all of this has sprung, was that I would sit for Peter Blake, he would draw me, and we would then have a great album cover and a work of art in one, simple as that...' However, Blake wished to observe Clapton as he worked on music and performed; he wanted to investigate before committing himself to a single portrait. Blake joined the guitarist as he put on a series of shows at the Royal Albert Hall, sketching Clapton onstage, soundchecking, and during the day. The result is a collection of artworks offering a fascinating portrait of what this historic musical feat looked like.

Clapton himself writes in his foreword to the book: 'I myself, am well pleased, I think it captures the essence of what is involved in putting on these shows at the "albert", and it is something I will always treasure as a personal souvenir of momentous times.'

The 24 Nights pocket edition reproduces handwritten forewords by Clapton and Blake. The book's 160 pages of photographs and drawings are themselves a piece musical history, affording an insight into the partnership between Blake's art and Clapton's music that continues to this day.


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