SIMON, Kate [Bob MARLEY] Rebel Music Guildford: Genesis Publications, 2004.
Folio, bound in full brown morocco with embossed lettering in white, green, red and yellow to upper board and spine; decorative photographic endpapers; containing numerous black and white photographs, with the text printed on various paper stocks, including one made of hemp; pp. [vii], 6-256, an as-new copy, containing an additional black and white photograph of Marley, signed by Simon, inside a white envelope (opened, loosely inserted); all housed in the original silk-screened publishers wooden box with sliding upper panel; and the publisher's original cardboard box (also numbered 145). The loose publisher's note contained inside states: "The Simplest way to remove your book from its box, is to turn the box upside down and let the book drop gently out, a few millimetres over a smooth flat surface". As new.
Deluxe copy of this limited edition, this no.145 of just 350 copies signed by both Kate Simon and Eric Clapton to a plate on the verso of the ffep.
Along with Simon's vivid photographic illustrations the book contains contributions from Junior Marvin, Family Man Barrett, Neville Garrick, Chris Blackwell, Patti Smith and Eric Clapton. A major celebration of the life and music of Bob Marley, including touching photographs taken at the musician's funeral in 1981.
"Rebel Music presents over 400 photographs from Kate Simon's remarkable archive, most of which are published here for the first time. Simon captured it all: Marley's nightly shamanic performances; birthday celebrations on the tour bus; the endless games of football played in rehearsals and hotel rooms; the group's joyous devotion to the Rastafarian faith; the airports and aeroplanes; the smiles; the occasional frowns; the jamming and, of course, the group's religious dedication to marijuana.' (Genesis Publications).