Manic Street Preachers are the latest artist’slegendary music photographer Tom Sheehan has chosen for his new series of books. Released 30th June 2017 through Flood Gallery Publishing, the book will feature a foreword by Nicky Wire, essays by acclaimed music journalist Sylvia Patterson and over 200 pictures of the band, both classic shots and unseen images.
Over a 10 year period between 1991-2001, the book covers the early days of the band when Sheehan met them when they did their first feature for the Melody Maker and shot the cover for their first album ‘Generation Terrorists’. He covered the worldwide successes of albums ‘Everything Must Go’ (1996) and ‘This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours’ (1998) and up to the infamous 2001 gig at The Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba, where the band become the first popular western rock band to play in the country shortly before the release of their 6thAlbum, ‘Know Your Enemy.’
Tom Sheehan, recalling his work with the band says “Manics arrived fully formed, with a mission, older than their years and more knowledgeable than most. Who does a double album as their first release! The Manics … brave stuff indeed and continuing to be brave to this day.”
With over 40 years’ experience of photographing musicians all over the world, Tom Sheehan has done more to truly earn the title ‘legendary’ than most. He has shot everybody including Radiohead, Madonna, The Smiths, Mick Jagger, Siouxsie Sioux, Neil Young, Coldplay, Snoop Dogand many many more for countless publications over the decades.His latest project has been delving into his archives to produce quality and luxurious photography books on artists he has had a close and productive relationship with. In the last 12 months with Flood Gallery Publishing, he has also produced limited edition publications featuring Paul Weller and The Cure. https://www.thefloodgallery.com/collections/tom-sheehan
Sylvia Patterson is an acclaimed music journalist and author of the COSTA shortlisted memoir ‘I’m Not With The Band’ (BBC Radio 1 Annie Nightingale Book Of The Year 2016) who has interviewed the Manics throughout her career for Smash Hits, NME and Q Magazine.
You Love Us: Manic Street Preachers In Photographs 1991-2001 by Tom Sheehan
Deluxe Edition – Limited to 2500 copies – £48
Foreword by Nicky Wire
Essays by Sylvia Patterson
Approx. 200 pages with many unseen images
Printed on 170gsm matt art paper
3mm rigid board slipcase
Super Deluxe Edition – Limited to 500 – £70
Bound in certificate of authenticity numbered and signed by Tom Sheehan
Envelope adhered to the inside front cover will contain 3 × 5″x 7″ photographs