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The Beatles Anthology, Mania Days And A Time To Live

04 May 2001

I am afraid that I have some disappointing news. There is not going to be a limited edition of The Beatles Anthology book after all. Any decision by The Beatles has to be unanimous to proceed and although there was a majority vote for the limited edition this was not sufficient.

Naturally, we are as disappointed as no doubt you are, particularly as Genesis spent so many years creating the book for the mass market. On a positive note, the bookshop hardback edition did receive worldwide acclaim, and was probably the nearest thing you could get to a Genesis style production in mass market form: and maybe it was felt it couldn't be bettered?

The good news is that we do have a sensational Beatles limited edition newly available. MANIA DAYS features the remarkable photographs of Curt Gunther. If you like the US Tour photographs on pages 146-154 of the Anthology you'll love MANIA DAYS which is packed from cover to cover with sensational on-the-road pictures by Curt. MANIA DAYS is exquisitely designed by Nicky Page who designed most of the layouts for The Beatles Anthology and other Genesis titles. So side by side on your bookshelf the Anthology and MANIA DAYS will make a fine pair. After all, they have a lot in common. Please note that out of 200 Deluxe copies, only 25 copies remain. Don't forget that instalment plans, with no interest charges, are always available.

And now A TIME TO LIVE is in the final stages of production. To all those who have already ordered we would like to say a big 'thank you' for all your patience. And to those who haven't, remember this could be your last chance to have your name included in the book. This is an opportunity that won't happen again.

All over the world our subscribers wait uncomplainingly for their books to be made by our craftsmen then frequently send such wonderful communications of support. We truly appreciate this and know that we wouldn't be able to do our work without you. So we've all played our part, each and every one of us, in making The Beatles Anthology possible, and enjoyed throughout the world. Now it's time to move on.

And we've got some fantastic other projects to look forward to. Not only MANIA DAYS and A TIME TO LIVE, but also EXILE, WE WILL ROCK YOU, and others - including the wonderful collaboration with David Bowie on Ziggy Stardust just announced.

Please note also that it is possible to join a Waiting List on this website for any of our limited edition titles that has completely sold out (should the odd copy become available) or is not yet listed on this site. Simply complete the form on that page about your requested title and submit it to us. We shall then let you know if a copy becomes available at a future date.

With very good wishes,
Brian Roylance

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