Paul McCartney & Wings Book Reveals New Photos
25 May 2014 // by: Music-News.com
Dalton Watson Fine Books is pleased to present Guitar With
Wings: A Photographic Memoir by two time Grammy Award-winning artist Laurence
Guitar With Wings is a lavishly produced book co-written by music historian
Marshall Terrill and featuring a foreword by Denny Laine that tells the story
of Juber's five-decade career told through his own words, candid
never-seen-before color and black & white photos, vintage advertising
materials, guitars, equipment, memorabilia and the six-string legend's
encyclopedic musical memory.
'In the thirty-something years since Wings folded I would look at the boxes of
photographs and accumulated memorabilia, promising myself that one day I'd take
the time to organize it all,' Juber said. 'Contrary to my expectations that the
Wings era would be absorbed into the general arc of Paul McCartney's career,
interest in the band itself has continued to flourish and I recognized that I
had a unique perspective to offer. All the great moments were there as well as
being an eyewitness to McCartney's much-publicized marijuana bust in Tokyo,
Japan in 1980.'
'The photos triggered long-forgotten memories of my time in the band, underscoring
how my studies at 'McCartney University' were a bridge from my early musical
experiences to my later 'solo flight' and how much the couple-consciousness of
Paul and Linda McCartney proved to be a template for my own romantic and
creative relationship with my wife Hope,' Juber said.
Containing approximately 250 pictures, the photo memoir documents the history
of a young Londoner whose passion for the guitar leads him to play a crucial
role in the 'Indian Summer' of Paul McCartney's Wings, encompassing the era of
the Grammy-winning Back to the Egg, the band's final tour and their No. 1 swan
song, 'Coming Up.'
Juber's photographs and memories takes readers on a journey inside recording
sessions for 'Rockestra' and at McCartney's Scottish farm, Abbey Road Studios,
as well as onstage and backstage with Paul and Linda, Denny Laine at the
'People of Kampuchea' benefit and on Wing's 19-date concert tour of the United
Kingdom in late 1979.
In addition to the hardback ($49.00), Dalton Watson Fine Books will also
release a 1,000 signed, limited slipcase edition ($85.00) that features an
exclusive CD which includes 'Maise,' an original Juber composition and Back to
the Egg outtake by Wings. To purchase the book, please go to
Photo Credit: Dalton Watson Fine Books, Laurence Juber