Golden Dreams is a photographic journey accompanying The Beatles during the filming of A Hard Day's Night in Liverpool, 1964. The limited edition book presents Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler's unpublished pictures of The Beatles, the Liverpool music scene's early-60s explosion, and the phenomenon of the Merseybeat.The Beatles first visited Hamburg in 1960. Then and during subsequent visits to the city, they learned their craft as musicians and performers and met with Astrid Kirchherr, a budding photographer who quickly became close friends with the band. Later, Astrid became engaged to The Beatles' original bass-player, Stuart Sutcliffe.
'These photos were taken in the spring of 1964. It's a time that will always belong to The Beatles. No other journalists were allowed near them at that time. They were so busy that Brian Epstein had ruled that they should not be bothered by the press. So Max and I were very lucky: they were good to Max and they treated me as they always had, like an old friend.' - Astrid KirchherrOn The Beatles' first visit to Hamburg in 1960, they met Astrid Kirchherr: a budding photographer who quickly became close friends with the band. It was four years later when Astrid, together with fellow photographer Max Scheler, visited The Beatles on their home turf and took the photographs that feature in this limited edition book. Astrid's lens focuses on them in private as well as public moments during filming, and her documentary portraits of Liverpool at this time depict the passion and poverty of its people.
'It is a time which will always belong to The Beatles, as well as to the beautiful Liverpool.' - Astrid KirchherrIn the short period between playing in Hamburg and filming A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles had transformed into an internationally acclaimed rock band. Golden Dreams is a moving testament to the inspirational effect of The Beatles' success on their hometown, as well as a historical account of the band's metamorphic rise to superstardom.
Limited to just 2,500 individually numbered copies, each limited edition copy is personally signed by Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler.Master-printed in black and gold, this exquisite volume is hand-bound in black buckram and housed in a two-colour, silk-screened slipcase.
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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