It's the classic rock litmus test: Are you Beatles or Stones? Got moves like Jagger's oft-lauded ones? Have sympathy for the devil? Then pout your lips, stick out your chest, and pull out your wallet. Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie's most rabid fans can now get their sticky fingers on piece of unprecedented rock-n-roll history ... for just $5,000.
The British are coming to re-invade north Texas on Saturday, and in advance of the Stones' appearance at Jerry World, Taschen Library at the Joule will offer up eight of the 1,150 existing copies of the limited-edition, signed coffee-table books chronicling the band's half-century. Reuel Golden compiled photos, illustrations, essays, and memorabilia in collaboration with the band's remaining members with "unprecedented access" to its private archives, which adds an "extraordinary, more private side to their story," according to a press release.
In all, it comprises more than 500 pages of previously unseen shots from noted photographers like Bob Bonis, Anton Corbijn, Peter Beard and Annie Leibovitz. The book's "sumo sized" 20-inch by 20-inch hardcover binding comes in a clamshell box with "fold-outs and silkscreen printed chapter openers," the release said.
Each copy is numbered and signed by the band's four remaining members and contains a foreword by President Bill Clinton, as well as essays, an appendices including a timeline, discography and photographer biographies.
Got $5,000 lying around? Taschen Library's located in the Joule Hotel lobby at 1530 Main St. Guests can browse its collection of "coffee-table tomes" with a cocktail in hand or join for afternoon tea on Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. with a reservation, and there's nothing more rock-n-roll ... or, English ... than that.