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Joe Jackson 'Look Sharp', reward 5
Joe Jackson 'Look Sharp', reward 5

This hardback book is a complete retrospective of the music photography of Brian Griffin. Over 350 pages featuring bands and musicians from the Post Punk, New Wave and New Romantic movements in music, this book is a slice of time, an intensive document primarily of the late 70's and 80's. Over 160 record covers from well over a 100 bands and musicians, Including many Images that have never been seen before, of some major stars like Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello and many more.

Depeche Mode 'Broken Frame', reward 7
Depeche Mode 'Broken Frame', reward 7

Page after page is featured a Q & A between Brian Griffin and the author Terry Rawlings that is insightful, illuminating and at times hilarious. A true window into the period and a must for anyone interested in music and photography. On low budgets and before the advent of Photoshop and digital photography is explained how these photographs were executed and the techniques employed, and at times in fact invented.

Siouxsie And The Banshees 'Dazzle', reward 6
Siouxsie And The Banshees 'Dazzle', reward 6

Another section of the book contains portraits of important figures in the music industry like the Beatles producer George Martin, Brian Eno and Daniel Miller, plus many others. Additionally we have portraits of the people that worked alongside Brian like stylists and builders of his light machines.

Iggy Pop 'Soldier'
Iggy Pop 'Soldier'

There is an essay by Paul Gorman, the author of 'Reasons To Be Cheerful' the life and work of Barney Bubbles that treats in detail the close friendship and working relationship between Barney and Brian and the covers that they collaborated on.

Terry Rawlings also gives a vivid and entertaining description of what the area of Rotherhithe in South East London was like in the 80's, where most of these musicians would come to be photographed at Brian's studio at 121/123 Rotherhithe Street, London.

No stone has been left unturned to make this beautiful and extensive book the definitive record of Brian Griffin's photography and his life as a music photographer.

Elvis Costello 'Armed Forces'
Elvis Costello 'Armed Forces'

 

Echo and the Bunnymen 'Heaven Up Here'
Echo and the Bunnymen 'Heaven Up Here'

 

Kate Bush
Kate Bush

 

Albums signed By Depeche Mode, reward 4
Albums signed By Depeche Mode, reward 4

 

Broken Frame Album and Print signed By Depeche Mode, reward 10
Broken Frame Album and Print signed By Depeche Mode, reward 10

 

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"POP" is the culmination of years of work researching and scanning material to ensure this book is the definitive article.

GOST will publish this book and it will be printed in Verona, Italy.

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    1. A Signed Hardback Book + Lucky Dip

    A book signed by Brian Griffin.
    Two people that purchase this reward will be chosen at random to be invited as the guests to the launch party of the book, hosted by Brian Griffin at the Soundedit Festival in Lodz Poland. The after party will feature a DJ set by Daniel Miller the founder of Mute Records. This special offer includes return flight from London plus hotel for 2 nights. Each winner can bring a guest.

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    2. Signed Book + signed Album or Single

    A signed copy of the book plus Brian Griffin will sign a randomly selected album or single that is featured in the book, from his personal record collection.

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    5. Signed Book + Print of 'Look Sharp'

    A copy of the book and a 10"x 8" silver bromide print of the photograph for Joe Jackson 'Look Sharp' album cover, both signed and numbered by Brian Griffin. Presented in a cloth bound clamshell case.
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    Edition 12-22 £550
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    6. Signed Book + Print of Siouxsie

    A copy of the book and a 10" x 8" silver bromide print of Siouxsie for the single sleeve 'Dazzle', both signed and numbered by Brian Griffin. Presented in a cloth bound clamshell case.
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    7. Signed Book + Print 'A Broken Frame'

    A copy of the book and a 10" x 8" archival pigment print of the photograph for Depeche Mode 'A Broken Frame' album cover, both signed and numbered by Brian Griffin. Presented in a cloth bound clamshell case.
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    8. Depeche Mode Signed Book + Print

    A signed copy of the book and a signed 10" x 8" archival pigment print of the photograph for the album cover 'A Broken Frame'. Both items signed by Depeche Mode (Andrew Fletcher, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore) and Brian Griffin. Presented in a cloth bound clamshell case.
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    9. Signed Book + Three Prints

    A copy of the book plus three 10" x 8" prints.
    1 x Joe Jackson 'Look Sharp'.
    1 x Siouxsie 'Dazzle'.
    1 x Depeche Mode 'A Broken Frame'.
    All signed and numbered including the book by Brian Griffin and housed in a cloth bound clamshell presentation case.
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    A book signed by Depeche Mode (Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan and Martin Gore) plus Brian Griffin.

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    4. Signed Book + Record by Depeche Mode

    A signed copy of the book and a signed album by Depeche Mode (Andrew Fletcher, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore) and Brian Griffin. Please note the album will be randomly selected from the albums Speak And Spell, Construction Time Again, Some Great Reward, People Are People and Music For The Masses, plus the 12" Love in Itself. All from the Brian Griffin collection.

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    10. Signed Book + Album Cover + Print

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    In a cloth bound clamshell case you get a book and a 10" x 8" archival pigment print of the photograph for the album cover 'A Broken Frame'.
    Additionally you get a copy of the album 'A Broken Frame from the Brian Griffin collection.
    All three items are numbered and signed by Depeche Mode (Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan and Martin Gore) and Brian Griffin.

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