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In the Shadow of the Wizard

A new book on the Rainbow by Jerry Bloom is going to be published by Wymer later this year. In The Shadow Of The Wizard is a full colour, 224 page A4 hardback coffee table style book that comprehensively documents Rainbow’s first formative period. The recording of the first album, whilst Blackmore was still a […]

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Tommy Bolin in and out

Hot on the heels of The Cozy Powell Story, there is another book coming from the same author: Tommy Bolin – In and Out of Deep Purple. It started off so well. As Jon Lord enthused in the October 1975 issue of Melody Maker: ‘Tommy can’t be so bad for us with so many good […]

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Fire In The Sky

A new book by Simon Robinson, called Fire In The Sky, is tentatively due to be published on March 28 via Easy on the Eye Books. The book tells the story of making Machine Head, and is a follow up to Wait for the Ricochet from the same author. (By the by, the latter is […]

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The ham-fisted philosopher

An outfit called Sonicbond Publishing has a new-ish book in their ‘every album, every song’ series — Deep Purple & Rainbow 1968–1979 – Every album, every song. It came out in June 2019, but slipped completely under our radar. Now there’s even a Czech language edition available. An Amazon review by Short person (yeah, right) […]

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Dance with the devil

A Cozy Powell biography is being prepared for publication by Wymer. It is called Dance With The Devil – The Cozy Powell Story and is scheduled for March 20, 2020. The book is authored by Laura Shenton, who has a Masters degree in “Music Since 1900” from Liverpool Hope University. What: Dance With The Devil […]

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Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography

Another book from Wymer — Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography — is due out on December 6, 2019. It is a limited edition 128-page photo book in a slipcase, and comes with a set of prints. Promo blurb: Without doubt Ian Gillan has proven to be one of the greatest and most enduring rock singers […]

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Sly hirings and swift firings

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another Rainbow book — Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story. He promises this to be a “major overhaul” of his out-of-print 2005 title English Castle Magic: 50% longer, at 120,000 words and 318 pages in 6″ x 9″ format two colour sections of photos (no pictures in the […]

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Blackmore photo book

Wymer is publishing another book on Ritchie Blackmore. It appears to be (primarily) a photo book of 128 A4 pages in full colour, with narration by Jerry Bloom. Publicity blurb reads: This new deluxe photo book compiled by Blackmore biographer Jerry Bloom is the perfect companion to his 2006 biography Black Knight, as it portrays […]

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Stories and works of Don Airey

Japanese publisher Shinko Music Mook has a new book out. Published in December 2018, it is titled Stories and Works of Don Airey and is dedicated to all things pertaining to Deep Purple’s keyboard player. Contents Introduction Don Airey Live Tours In Japan 1980-2018 Exclusive long interview Don Airey Story ~ From Sunderland to Infinite […]

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Another Japanese book

There is another book due out in Japan, and this volume aims to cover a comprehensive history of Deep Purple from Mark 1 to the present day. It is titled Deep Purple in Book and will be published on October 3 by Shinko Music Mook, ostensibly to tie in with the upcoming Japanese tour. Besides […]

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