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Ritchie Blackmore A Life in Vision cover

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 Blackmore’s career with photos and memorabilia from 1958 to the present day. Not only does it feature a large selection of photos, many of which have never been seen before but following years of research by Bloom, it also includes the most comprehensive gig list ever published, for Blackmore’s pre-Deep Purple career between 1958-67 with over 300 gigs detailed from his days with The Outlaws — backing Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis; with Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages; Neil Christian & The Crusaders; and even going back to his earliest bands such as The Vampires and The Kestrals. Augmented with memorabilia from the time, the book also plots Blackmore’s career in photos, through Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blackmore’s Night along with narrative by Bloom that puts the visual elements in context. This is a limited edition of 1,000 copies worldwide in a bespoke, custom-made presentation box with a set of prints.

The book can be preordered for £59.99 plus shipping from the publisher. Publication date is pencilled in as September 12, 2019.

14 Comments to “Blackmore photo book”:

  1. 1
    Jim Sheridan says:

    I’m hoping that is not the actual cover of the book but just a working mock-up.

  2. 2
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Could entertain those that get hold of a copy…

  3. 3
    scott price says:

    I like the idea of this book but for £60 I think i’ll pass

  4. 4
    nupsi 59 says:

    Hmm…, release date September 2019.

    Seems like a perfect Christmas present for Ian Gillan…

    Have a nice Day!

  5. 5
    Adel Faragalla says:

    It’s a great idea to have a book without Blackmore talking in it. It’s speaks more sense.

  6. 6
    Buttockss says:

    Cover looks like the alzheimer’s research version .

  7. 7
    rick says:

    @6 Well, lets hope he made you happy when he was younger. Ok, Buttockss, run off now and flame some other aging rocker.

    Clearly you’ve never dealt with a loved one with alzheimers, if you did, you wouldn’t make such a comment.

  8. 8
    Buttockss says:

    @ 7 clearly u know me so well…….it just happens to run in my family…..that’s how i know.

  9. 9
    rick says:

    @8 As it did in mine, but then you should know all to well, that that should not be fodder to use as a joke, it’s a horrible,horrible situation to deal with, both as the person with it and the ones who watch the loved one suffer from it. I’ll say no more.

  10. 10
    Chip says:

    If the cover photo is any indication of the quality of the product, you’d be better off typing in Ritchie Blackmore in Google and scrolling through the image page.

  11. 11
    Buttockss says:

    @ 7 & 9 it was not meant to be used as a joke. I was just stating the obvious.

  12. 12
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Jokes has no boundaries if the intention is not to harm and not cause pain. But how can you measure intentions.
    After the shocking news of Dave Mustaine throat cancer we should celebrate that all our beloved DP members are healthy and preforming live. Peace and love to you all

  13. 13
    richard Jones says:

    Book arrived yesterday, same cover as previously shown, comes in box with 3 color prints. Probably 6 odd pics duplicated from the visions of Rainow book. Took 40 mins to read!

    Happy with it!

    Ps- my name is listed in the inner cover

  14. 14
    Pat says:

    Seems to be a bit of a cottage industry from people like Bloom who add little that is new but repackage stuff that sells expensively. I felt his bio of RB was fairly dull and lacked any real insight but I’d put his work slightly higher than the writer of that Cozy bio who really did little with the material available. Wish some serious writer would do a proper book on the band or key individuals, most just come across as a sort of fan scrapbook cobbled together.

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