Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me

by Bernard Sumner

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Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me Synopsis

Founding member and guitarist of Joy Division and the lead singer of New Order, Bernard Sumner has been famous over the years for his reticence. Until now...An integral part of the Manchester music scene since the late 1970s, his is the definitive version of the events that created two of the most influential bands of all time. Chapter and Verse includes a vivid and illuminating account of Bernard's Salford childhood, the early days of Joy Division, the band's enormous critical and popular success, and the subsequent tragic death of Ian Curtis. Bernard describes the formation of New Order, takes us behind the scenes at the birth of classics such as 'Blue Monday' and gives his first-hand account of the ecstasy and the agony of the Hacienda days. Sometimes moving, often hilarious and occasionally completely out of control, this is a tale populated by some of the most colourful and creative characters in music history, such as Ian Curtis, Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton and Martin Hannett. Others have told parts of the story, in film and book form. Now, for the first time, Bernard Sumner gives you chapter and verse.

Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me Press Reviews

'Contains poignantly rendered family tragedies, told with warm humour and without self-pity... As well as showing a life saved and made by rock'n'roll, it illustrates someone almost effortlessly negotiating the rapids of success and stardom, armed only with street smarts and laconic Manc wit... A must for Joy Division and New Order fans'
Irvine Welsh Esquire

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ISBN: 9780552170499
Publication date: 10/09/2015
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780552170499
Publication date: 10th September 2015
Author: Bernard Sumner
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Rock & Pop music, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups,

About Bernard Sumner

Born in Salford in 1956, Bernard Sumner went on to be a founder member of Joy Division and the singer and lead guitarist of New Order.

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