Sunday, May 31, 2015

Not buying any music? How about a premium book of music photos?

With sales of CD:s and other physical means of sharing music falling, artists and the musiv business more and more focus on touring and other means of making money. How about a book? An expensive book? How about £395/$600/€549?

"No!" you say? Then you're probably not part of the music loving audience prepared to pay premium price for a concert ticket. Or even better a concert package including some perks like a hotel, behind-the-stage-tour or wine and cheese before the show.

You're also not part of the ... more "mature" audience that have the memories and the money. And it's somewhere here that Ormond Yard Press in London, England fits in.
Making and selling photo books featuring artists like Rolling Stone, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Kate Bush and Pink Floyd.

The very latest book is about Bob Dylan and feaures photos by Ken Reagan taken during the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. He was the official photographer of the tour and this is part of how it is presented on the publishers homepage: 

Rolling Thunder: Photographs by Ken Regan will contain the very best of Ken Regan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue photographs of Bob Dylan - a tour on which he was official photographer. Incredibly, Ken’s Bob Dylan photographs have never been the subject of a dedicated book of their own, and many of the photographs in the book have not have been published before. 

This will be the sixth limited edition ultra-large-format book by our publishing arm, Ormond Yard Press, and follows on from titles featuring Bruce Springsteen, Nick Drake, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Kate Bush. 

 The edition size for Rolling Thunder: Photographs by Ken Regan is reassuringly small - just 750 individually numbered copies are being offered to collectors worldwide. 

Full size Bob Dylan photo book from Ormond Yard Press
A lovely book of photos for sure. And previously a prime target mainly for hardcore collectors. But these days there is a growing number of fans with money ready to spend to get the exclusive and expensive stuff.
Right now it's on pre-sale for £195/$298/€271. Read more about the book here.

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