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BIG: Beatles In Germany

Tony Sheridan, Gunter Zint

'I grew up in Hamburg, not Liverpool.' - John Lennon

BIG: Beatles In Germany is a profound pictorial document of the bond between The Beatles and their 'guardian' country: from their first trip to Hamburg in 1960 to a national tour and John's film work in 1966.

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The Photography

BIG: Beatles In Germany

'A terrific pictorial document' - Beatle Brunch

BIG: Beatles in Germany is illustrated with a wealth of rare and unseen photographs of The Beatles. Among the photographic gems included, all superbly reproduced, are the classic Top Ten Club photographs by Peter Brüchmann and previously unseen images of the Beatles' Bravo-Blitztournee tour by Günter Zint.

'I just went into the Top Ten one day to have a beer and listen to the music. Wherever I went in those days I carried a camera with me. I knew nothing about the band that was playing, but I started taking their picture because they looked so good.' - Peter Brüchmann

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The Manuscript

BIG: Beatles In Germany

'Was it down to fate? I couldn't say that the whole thing that happened in Hamburg at that time was intent in producing The Beatles, sending them out into the world. That might have been true, but we didn't experience it like that. To us, it was a free-for-all, a wonderful, crazy, electrifying time...' - Tony Sheridan

BIG: Beatles in Germany is introduced by the book's guest editor: the German songwriter, producer, and Beatles historian, Ulf Krüger. A text commentary runs throughout the book, featuring the first-hand recollections of Astrid Kirchherr, Peter Brüchmann and Günter Zint, who speak about their experiences photographing The Beatles. A special concluding chapter is written by Tony Sheridan, singer on 'My Bonnie', the Beatles' first record. For the first time, Sheridan talks frankly and at length about The Beatles and the early days of their career. 

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The Limited Edition

BIG: Beatles In Germany

Limited to only 1,750 numbered copies worldwide, each book is personally signed by guest editor Ulf Krüger, photographer Günter Zint, and the late great Tony Sheridan.

This stylishly designed volume of 138 pages is master printed in Italy onto Bodonia art paper, hand bound and finished with the expertise and care that Genesis Publications insist upon. Your book is housed in a silk-screened, clear acrylic slipcase. Each of these cases is individually made by hand. 

In addition, the book is presented with an item of genuine Sixties Beatles memorabilia. An original German gingerbread topper (size 146 x 142 mm) is pasted into each copy. Four pages of commemorative stamps of German Beatles memorabilia are also included. These stamps have been specially created and are only available with the BIG: Beatles in Germany limited edition.

BIG: Beatles In Germany

BIG: Beatles In Germany

BIG: Beatles In Germany

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  • Deluxe:
    1750 copies
  • Signed by:
    Tony Sheridan, Gunter Zint, Ulf Kruger
  • Contributors:
    Astrid Kirchherr, Peter Bruchmann, Ulf Kruger
  • Paper:
    Bodonia art paper
  • Binding:
    Quarter-bound with blind embossing
  • Box:
    Presented in a clear acrylic slipcase
  • Extras:
    Vintage Beatles 'Gingerbread topper' and commemorative stamp sheets
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BEATLES IN GERMANY is a profound pictorial document of that bond between The Beatles and their 'guardian' country: from their first trip to Hamburg in 1960 to a national tour and John's film work in 1966.

  • Page size: 300mm x 245mm
  • 138 pages
  • 200 images
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