Dalton Watson Fine Books is pleased to present Guitar With Wings: A Photographic Memoir by two time Grammy Award-winning artist Laurence Juber.
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 www.daltonwatson.com
Photo Credit: Dalton Watson Fine Books, Laurence Juber