I'll Be Watching You: Inside the Police, 1980-83

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Nice Price Edition Available Fall 2008 In the early 1980s, The Police went on tour accompanied by a photographer who documented the band behind the scenes in a series of candid and striking black and white photos. This talented photographer also happened to be the band's guitarist, Andy Summers. Yes, it's true-the man responsible for the guitar lick from 'Every Breath You Take' was not only the backbone of one of the most popular bands of all time, he also possessed a visual gift for composition and mood that ...

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Overview

Nice Price Edition Available Fall 2008 In the early 1980s, The Police went on tour accompanied by a photographer who documented the band behind the scenes in a series of candid and striking black and white photos. This talented photographer also happened to be the band's guitarist, Andy Summers. Yes, it's true-the man responsible for the guitar lick from 'Every Breath You Take' was not only the backbone of one of the most popular bands of all time, he also possessed a visual gift for composition and mood that allowed him to capture the spirit of The Police better than anyone else could have. This book, somewhere between photojournalism and an illustrated diary, follows The Police around the globe between 1980 and 1983. From the American West to Australia to Japan, Summers recorded not only the band members rehearsing and partying-the proverbial sex, drugs, and rock and roll-he also photographed fans, landscapes, still lifes, and passersby in a reportage style reminiscent of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. Containing over 600 photos and filled with diary-style entries, I'll Be Watching You is a sumptuous volume beating with musical energy, nostalgia, and atmospheric beauty. A must for photo buffs and Police fans alike.—Contains over 600 photographs personally selected from the photographer's archive of over 25,000 thousand negatives (1980-83)—Most photos are previously unpublished, and many of them have never even been printed prior to this project

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?When The Police toured in the early '80s, the band brought a photographer to capture the excitement-he also happened to be the band's guitarist. Somewhere between photojournalism and an illustrated diary, the book's photos capture not just the proverbial sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but fans, landscapes, still lifes and occasional passers-by. A must-have for fans of The Police and photography alike.?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783822813058
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/4/2007
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 10.09 (w) x 12.55 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDY SUMMERS is a Grammy Award winner and an inductee in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Guitar Player Hall of Fame. He has followed his work with the Police with a career that encompasses more than twelve solo albums, soundtracks, and collaborations in addition to concerts and exhibitions of his photography around the world. He lives in California. Visit his Web site at www.andysummers.com.
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