Back in 2012 Tim Burgess of The Charlatans released his autobiography Telling Stories. The book was well received and Burgess clearly enjoyed his new found endeavour as he’s back with a follow-up…with a difference.
Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco is published via Faber & Faber on July 21 2016 in which Burgess focuses on the two years following the publication of his autobiography which led him on a vinyl crate-digging mission. According to the press release he set himself a quest. He would get in touch with people he admired, and ask them to suggest an album for him to track down on his travels, giving an insight into what makes them tick. It would also offer a chance to see how record shops were faring in the digital age – one in which vinyl was still a much-treasured format.
Tim assembled his cast of characters, from Iggy Pop to Johnny Marr, David Lynch to Cosey Fanni Tutti. Texts, phone calls, emails and handwritten notes went out. Here is the tender, funny and surprising story of what came back.
‘Tim Burgess is a crusader and vinyl’s epic voyager. He knows why pop’s art, a culture and a cure. Learn and listen. He knows good things’ – Johnny Marr
Tim will be making appearances across the country on a book tour in July as well as making a number of festival appearances including ‘Caught by the River Thames‘ in August and Electric Fields. Details below.
Tim Book Tour
Limited tickets remain for the following shows:
Monday 18th July – Norwich – Here or call 01603 219268
Tuesday 26th July – Manchester – Here
Wednesday 27th July – Liverpool – Waterstones or call 0151 709 9820
See poster details below for Festival appearances.