Foreword by LARS ULRICH of Metallica
Glenn Hughes’ years in Deep Purple epitomised the glamour and excess of 1970s stadium rock. Playing in one of the world's biggest bands, recording classic albums such as Burn, squiring a long line of film starlets and singers, ploughing through a mountain of cocaine and hanging out with a multitude of stars including David Bowie and the Rolling Stones, Hughes lived a life that many can only dream of. However, it soon metamorphosed into a nightmare. Glenn's journey through cocaine and crack addiction was a trip few people would never have survived. And after the demise of Deep Purple and disastrous stints with Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, Hughes hit rock bottom.
But this book is a story of redemption. Glenn came back from the gutter a new man and went about reclaiming his position as “The Voice of Rock” - first with the KLF and then as a solo musician with an international fan base, before teaming up with Joe Bonamassa and Jason Bonham in Black Country Communion.
The foreword has been written by Lars Ulrich of Metallica. The book also features contributions by legends such as Tony Iommi, David Coverdale, Ozzy Osbourne and Tom Morello. This stunning edition features never before seen photographs from the Hughes family archive and memorabilia from the Deep Purple years and beyond.
THE CO-AUTHOR: Glenn Hughes wrote his memoir with Joel McIver, the British author of, amongst others, the bestselling Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica, first published in 2004 and selling close to 50,000 copies in nine languages since then.
The first worldwide publication of the memoir of 'The Voice of Rock' Glenn Hughes, legendary member of Trapeze, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. Includes an exclusive 10" vinyl disc of new acoustic recordings, with versions of Trapeze's What Is a Woman's Role?, Deep Purple’s Holy Man and the previously unrecorded song Dying To Live.
Each set is individually hand signed by Glenn Hughes.
THE SIGNATURE EDITION OF 400 SETS - £300 (FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE)
The package contains:
a hand signed and numbered limited edition booka custom slipcasean authentication hologram in the bookan exclusive 10" record of new recordings pressed on high quality black vinyla die cut custom record sleevea full colour offset lithograph art print suitable for framing
THE DELUXE EDITION OF 100 SETS - £550 (FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE)
a signed and numbered hand bound limited edition booka hand made solander boxan authentication hologram in the bookan exclusive 10" record of new recordings pressed on high quality white vinyla die cut custom record sleevea hand signed hand printed screenprint suitable for framingan individually hand written letter from Glenn Hughes to the purchaser
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Limited edition vinyl records: 10" pressings with limited edition prints
Black vinyl [FEP3] sleeved in a white disco bag and accompanied by a numbered full colour offset lithographic art print on white card, all sleeved within a die cut outer bag - 400 copies, only available with the Signature Edition of Deep Purple & Beyond: Scenes from the Life of a Rock Star
White vinyl [FEP3C] sleeved in a black disco bag and accompanied by a hand signed & numbered hand printed screenprint on holographic Mirri board - 100 copies, only available with the Deluxe Edition of Deep Purple & Beyond: Scenes from the Life of a Rock Star
A1 - WHAT IS A WOMAN’S ROLE?Written by Glenn HughesExclusive re-recording of the track originally released in 1972 by Trapeze on the You Are The Music ... We're Just The Band LP
A2 - HOLY MANWritten by Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord & David CoverdaleExclusive re-recording of the track originally released in 1974 by Deep Purple on the Stormbringer LP
B1 - DYING TO LIVEWritten by Glenn HughesExclusive new previously unrecorded track
Produced by Glenn HughesRecorded by Jono Brown at Word of Mouth Recording, California, June 2010Glenn Hughes: vocals, acoustic guitarsJono Brown: percussion on What Is A Woman’s Role?
CLICK THE ARROW BUTTON TO HEAR AN EDIT OF THE TRACKS:
"A remarkably personal document… astonishing in a number of ways" Word"Glenn Hughes: The Autobiography isn't just a must-have book for the rock music fan, it's a must-have book for anyone who wrestles –- no, make that 'battles' -– with addictive demons" Boomer City"Hughes tells the tale with passion, honesty and self-deprecating wit" Record Collector
"If you buy only one rock book this Christmas, you must make it this one" Classic Rock"Hughes and his co-author Joel McIver have done an amazing job of telling the bassist/singer's fascinating and often sordid tale" Dave Ling"Glenn doesn't pull any punches in this refreshing autobiography. Unlike many bios, Glenn actually does let the reader in. You get his emotions and his motivations" Dinosaur Rock Guitar"One of the best rock autobiographies I've read in a long time" Metal Rules"An incredible read that really tugs on your emotions... not only the chronicles of a wild and sometimes out-of-control rock star, but the tale of a true survivor" Secret Identity