With over 500 photographs and a 96,000-word text from 48 legendary contributors, California Dreaming is not only a retrospective book of America's pre-eminent rock photographer, Henry Diltz, it is the defining record of an era, as told by those who were at its centre.
Narrated by the stars he photographed, Diltz's limited edition book presents a wealth of previously unseen images alongside his most famous album cover shots.'Morrison said, "There it is. Stop there. We're going inside and we're going to shoot the Hard Rock Cafe and we're going to have a couple of beers."' - Ray Manzarek
Genesis has spent over three years collecting an extensive text of more than 96,000 words from 48 contributors.It is a story told entirely by its key protagonists - the musicians, artists, label executives, friends and hangers-on - a text rich in personal anecdotes and observations, fascinating and frank first-hand accounts of the stories behind the photographs, the music, the times, the beliefs, hopes, disappointments and dreams of a generation. Above all it describes how some profound qualities of time and place nurtured a musical movement with an identifiable sound.
'A book readers will get lost in... it is teeming with life.' GoldmineLimited to an edition of only 2,000 signed and numbered books, each book in the Collector Edition features 96,000 words from 48 contributors as well as two forewords by Graham Nash and Kevin Miller. Over 500 photographs are printed into the edition using fine screen lithography alongside facsimile excerpts from Henry Diltz's journals.
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The inside story of California in the Sixties and Seventies by those who were there. From The Byrds to the Eagles, 50 leading artists provide a first hand account exploring the music and mythology of this golden era. Read on...
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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