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Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

Photographs by Lawrence Watson

Paul Weller

Into Tomorrow is Paul Weller's visual chronicle of his solo career. Annotated with his own text captions, Weller is retracing his steps in 800 mostly unseen images, now being shared by friend and photographer, Lawrence Watson.

'These are photos of how it is: life on the road, life on stage... the reality of it. When he's with us, Lawrence becomes part of the band. We're all on the same mission.' Paul Weller

Paul Weller and Lawrence Watson are signing each of the 2,000 numbered copies in this limited edition book and vinyl set.

The Video

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

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The Photography

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

Paul Weller has personally reviewed thousands of prints to decide the photographs that make up Into Tomorrow.

Weller's recording sessions are seen from an insider's perspective, at work on albums such as Wild Wood. Similarly, his tours - from Amsterdam to New York and from the O2 to 100 Club. Shoots have produced album covers such as Modern Classics 1 and 2, As Is Now and Studio 150. Videos have included 'The Changingman' and 'Out of the Sinking'.

'Paul's always very involved; he's got a great eye.' - Lawrence Watson

'I'm always looking at what's going on, to see whether I can use it, and write about it. Lawrence is the same. He is always thinking ahead, looking for a backdrop or a certain light, looking for ideas.' - Paul Weller
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The Manuscript

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

'I thought it's time to do a book. Me and Lawrence have been working together for more than twenty years. The weirdest thing is that it doesn't seem that long.' - Paul Weller

Paul Weller introduces Into Tomorrow and provides a narrative commentary throughout. In commenting on more than 20 years of photographs, he revisits his entire solo career for the first time. Lawrence Watson tells the story from behind the camera, adding recollections of gigs, recording sessions and tours, from London to San Francisco, to Tokyo and back.

'The book is an absolute work of art. I am very pleased with every aspect.' - C.Baker, USA

'I especially like Paul's comments which give such a personal insight.' - A. Bates, UK

'This is my first purchase from you - I am now busy saving for my next!' - M. Bonhomme, Jersey
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The Authors

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

Weller and Watson's working relationship started in 1988, with a chance opportunity for Watson to photograph the Style Council.

Weller was impressed with Watson's photography, so much so that the work was used for the Confessions of a Pop Group album cover.

'Much water has flowed, up and down.'  Paul Weller Since the Style Council, Paul Weller has released 11 studio albums, five live albums, 39 singles and three EPs - nearly all of which feature Watson's photography.

'What I try to do in my pictures is make them quite honest. Hopefully fans will see a true reflection of Paul's solo years encapsulated in this book.' - Lawrence Watson

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The Limited Edition

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

Published in a limited edition of only 2,000, each numbered copy is personally signed by Paul Weller and Lawrence Watson, quarter-bound in leather and housed in a translucent red perspex slipcase.

A unique, limited edition vinyl record is discreetly housed with the book in the protective slipcase. This 10" disc shares previously unreleased live recordings from a performance at the Hammersmith Apollo, selected by Paul Weller.

'It's a document of nearly 25 years of work. I am happy to see it documented and collected for posterity.' - Paul Weller

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

Photographs by Lawrence Watson

Select from the following editions:

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller

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  • Collector:
    1650 copies
  • Signed by:
    Paul Weller and Lawrence Watson
  • Contributors:
    Lawrence Watson
  • Paper:
    Heavyweight 200gsm archival grade matt art paper
  • Binding:
    Quarter bound in red leather
  • Box:
    Red acrylic slipcase
  • Extras:
    Limited edition 10" vinyl disc
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Paul Weller's visual chronicle of his entire solo career, spanning over 20 years. Annotated with his own text captions, Weller is retracing his journey in 800 iconic but mostly unseen photographs.

  • Page size: 280mm x 350mm
  • 272 pages
  • 20000 words
  • 800 images
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