In a special exclusive offer, we are offering copies of the acclaimed book U2: Songs + Experience, personally signed by the author, Niall Stokes, founder and editor of Hot Press.
– Plus, you can request your own personal dedication, which will be handwritten by Niall Stokes. Please include your dedication in the notes section when checking out.
Price: €29.95 , plus post and packaging.
U2 Songs + Experience is a brand new book, which brings Niall Stokes' original masterwork, U2: The Stories Behind The Songs, fully up to date, in a superbly produced, lavish, visually stunning format.
The founding editor of Ireland’s legendary Hot Press magazine, Niall Stokes analyses the songs from all of U2’s studio albums, including Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. And he discusses the origins, influences, and inspiration behind their extraordinary catalogue of ground-breaking material, including b-sides and rarities. Packed with original insights and powerful descriptive passages, the text is accompanied by iconic and rare photographs, including many items of rock memorabilia, comprising posters, backstage passes, classic flyers and more.
To complete a superb package for U2 fans, and aficionados of great songwriting alike, the book is interspersed with additional material from Brian Boyd, feature writer with the Irish Times, who recounts the band’s incredible career and contributes special profiles of all four band members.
One of the great books about the songwriting process, U2 Songs + Experience is the ultimate celebration of the iconic four-piece from Dublin, who were championed from the start by Hot Press – and have been described by Rolling Stone as The Greatest Rock Band in the World.
• A songwriter and musician, Niall Stokes is the author of U2: North Side Story and the editor and curator of the first ever book about U2, The U2 File (1985), as well as of U2: Three Chords and The Truth (1989). Niall Stokes is one of the worlds’s best known and most respected commentators on U2. He was responsible for giving the band their first ever magazine cover, upon the release of U23, in September 1979 – for which he carried out the interview. He is also the author of the gorgeous, large-format Covered In Glory: The Hot Press Covers Book, which includes over 40 signed U2 Hot Press covers, and the unique Philip Lynott: Still In Love With You, both also available from hotpress.com.
• Brian Boyd is a feature writer with the Irish Times and is a long-time close associate of U2’s.