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Deep Purple Illustrated Biography


I was recently thinking about Chris Charlesworth's Deep Purple Illustrated biography. I seem to remember somebody mentioning in this forum or the old THS forum that they had the old artboards for the book and were looking into/considering/whatever another run, depending on legal issues (photography, whatever).

Does anyone know who had mentioned this?

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From what I remember the artwork was lost. And as a result it won't be reprinted. That was mentioned last year or so in the DPAS Q&A section. But maybe they had been found. the text was used in the last box set.
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Q: Why won't someone get The Illustrated Biography of Deep Purple by Chris Charlesworth re printed? I recently saw it go for $[sign in to see URL] US dollars on ebay. AMAZING. Ken Gottschalk #0057
 
A: The book has been reprinted, albeit in updated form - see the EMI Box Set ("Listen, Learn, Read On" - MrEd). I bought the rights to the text off Chris Charlesworth specially for this (and any future use). As for a facsimile, we've explained many times in the past that sadly the artwork for the book was lost. SR

*From the 'Q + A' section of the DPAS site. "SR' is Simon Robinson.
 


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I recently sold my extra copy on ebay but only got around $80 US. The text was Japanese though.
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How can anyone lose the artwork, and who was responsible?

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I don't believe the photos themselves were lost, just the design "setup". Couldn't someone just re-design the book and have Chris update it through 2005?
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Q: Why won't someone get The Illustrated Biography of Deep Purple by Chris Charlesworth re printed? I recently saw it go for $[sign in to see URL] US dollars on ebay. AMAZING. Ken Gottschalk #0057
 



I got a printing from 1983 and got it signed by Gillan, Glover, Paice and Morse. It's in very good condition. I wonder how much it's worth.

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Thanks everyone for the info.

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Rahul wrote:

How can anyone lose the artwork, and who was responsible?



It would be very easy to lose the artwork. Between the publisher, pre-press and printer, and the huge volume of work which is printed every day, there would be plenty of people who would find the big stack of boards a big (literally) pain in the ass. After a number of years I'm sure they would start falling apart too, and be very messy.

Regardless, I would assume they belong to the publisher or the designer, so ultimately their apathy would be to blame, if anyone wanted to throw blame around.

It's somewhat moot anyways: old artboards (even ignoring their limited lifespan) would be nearly useless with modern printing.

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rajir wrote:

I don't believe the photos themselves were lost, just the design "setup". Couldn't someone just re-design the book and have Chris update it through 2005?



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A: The book has been reprinted, albeit in updated form - see the EMI Box Set ("Listen, Learn, Read On" - MrEd). I bought the rights to the text off Chris Charlesworth specially for this (and any future use). As for a facsimile, we've explained many times in the past that sadly the artwork for the book was lost. SR

*From the 'Q + A' section of the DPAS site. "SR' is Simon Robinson.



Yes, it is possible that the layout could be done again and republished. Currently I have some free time and am looking for an interesting hobby/side-project (I am a graphic artist), hence my interest in the phantom post I recall (erroneously or otherwise) from over a year ago. Don't get too excited though; I approached this as a wild shot in the dark, thinking perhaps a benevolent fan or group of fans held the rights (such as DPAS) with an ultimate chance of success somewhere in the area of a small fraction of a percent.

If Simon Robinson owns the rights to the copy in the book, then republishing would be up to him. How much of the text was reproduced in the box set? (I have never bought the box set, although I knew at least excerpts were included) If it is a high percentage, then republishing would not really be worth it, most likely.

Even if Robinson did want to republish, it is likely rights to the old photography would have to be acquired (if possible), and new photography found. It is practically impossible that it could ever be republished in its original form.

Perhaps Robinson has a big stack of the original Illus. Biog. in his basement and is selling them one by one on eBay, and is manipulating the market by holding the rights to the text. emoticon


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I am sure that Simon Robinson does not need anybody to fight

his corner for him, but he does seem to be coming in for

a lot of stick, both personally and against the DPAS as a whole.

I have never met either Simon or Ann, but i would be the first

to buy them a drink if i ever met them. I can only speak for myself

of course but i have only had great service and if i do have a problem

with an item, then it has always been sorted out with no

inconvenience to myself, and usually turns out to be my doing

anyway. The service that they provide in my opinion is

exemplary and if it wasn't for all the hard work that Simon

has put into the various projects that he takes on then i am sure

that the colour purple would not shine so brightly for us fans.

Whilst i am sure that the comments made were of a jocular

nature it just seems that there is a lot of negative feeling

around about the DPAS
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quote:

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it just seems that there is a lot of negative feeling around about the DPAS



I wasn't aware of that. Whether there is or not, I don't think it's relevant here. I was just asking who had rights to the book.

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