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Cries And Whispers 1983-1991 - new Japan book

Postby Quiet Visitor on Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:56 pm

https://burningshed.com/anthony-reynold ... 20reynolds

Cries And Whispers is the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Foreign Place, Anthony Reynolds' hugely successful biography of Japan.

Detailing the fascinating musical adventures of Richard Barbieri, Rob Dean, Steve Jansen, Mick Karn and David Sylvian from 1983 to 1991, the book takes in Sylvian’s solo work, The Dolphin Brothers, Dali’s Car, the brilliant but ill-feted reunion release Rain Tree Crow, and more.

This limited deluxe hardback first edition - designed by Carl Glover - includes many rare photographs, plus contributions from Bill Nelson, Johnny Marr, Bill Bruford, Robbie Aceto, Simon Raymonde, Ivo, Martin Fry, Michael Brook, Tim Bowness, Paul Morley, Thomas Dolby, the late Colin Vearncombe and others.

212 pages. 210 x 210mm square. Hardback book, cloth-bound with a gold and silver foil debos. Contains approximately 260 pictures, many unseen before.

For a limited period, the softback version of 'A Foreign Place’ is available with a 20% discount'

All copies will come with a postcard signed by the author
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Re: Cries And Whispers 1983-1991 - new Japan book

Postby Quiet Visitor on Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:14 pm

See also the Kickstarter-update https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/74 ... ect_update
(the first comment is from someone who had backed the first book but didn't have the credit he payed for - just like me...)
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Re: Cries And Whispers 1983-1991 - new Japan book

Postby Quiet Visitor on Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:41 pm

The book arrived yesterday, together with a - signed - postcard, featuring a picture which is also in the book.
I went through it quickly and it looks very good again, so I'm looking forward to start reading this.
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Re: Cries And Whispers 1983-1991 - new Japan book

Postby Quiet Visitor on Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:34 pm

The problems with the site gave me the chance to read the whole book. :wink:
All in all a fine view on activities from the boys in these years, with a lot of interviews with people who were there.
I only had some trouble with the fact that it's a bit too much about Sylvian. I mean, 42 pages on the Shamans Tour, really that was a bit too much for me, although I really liked Robby Aceto's and Jennifer Maidman's contributions. And I'm really not interested in the descriptions of how (especially) Sylvian, Jansen and Barbieri looked like. I know the image of the bandmembers was an important issue for their fame, but since I got to know their music I was only interested in the records, not their make-up and clothing.
Funny thing was that I kept thinking: why is Dean on the cover. Reynolds doesn't mention him once! Until I read the Afterword which is entirely on him, including information on Illustrated Man and Slow Club.
I guess (hope), when there will be a third book the musicians will get a more even amount of words, because Barbieri, Karn and Jansen made a whole lot of records in that following period.
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