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Adrenalin Baby - Johnny Marr Live (deluxe edition)

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limited pink with black splatter 2lp in gatefold sleeve with poster - £31.99
'Adrenalin Baby' was recorded live during the Playland tour in 2014.
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Marr's Guitars (RSD 24)

Record Store Day 2024 - *Signed* Hardback Book + Limited Edition Print - £45.00
This Hardback book is a special RSD 2024 edition, signed by Johnny Marr and comes with a limited-edition print.
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Tube Map

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Innovative Representation of Music History: Band Maps by Mike Bell Mike Bell's band maps transform the rich tapestry of music history into a visual narrativ...
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Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr

Limited RSD Stores Exclusive Gold 2LP in Gatefold Sleeve - £32.99 £21.99 | Buy
Limited 180g 2LP in Gatefold Sleeve - £29.99 £19.99 | Buy

Deluxe 2CD - £16.99 | Buy

CD - £13.99 | Buy
If, like us, you've been spending these stormy nights curled up gazing lovingly at the guitars in Mr Marr's book, you'll find this a perfect sonic a...
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Fever Dreams Pts 1-4

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this record reflects marr's multi-faceted past, but takes his music somewhere startlingly new.
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Call The Comet

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the former smiths guitarist’s third solo album is his fullest in every sense; it’s the sound of a hugely influential musician embracing his role and...
Marr's Guitars

johnny marr

Marr's Guitars

Thames & Hudson
  • hardback book

    Released: 17th Oct 2023

  • Limited *signed* hardback book

    Released: 17th Oct 2023

    out of stock

A gorgeous title, bound and finished with real care and attention, that represents a love letter from Marr to the tools of the trade that he made his name on, punctuated with some touching and often humorous anecdotes.

An artifact to be treasured.

A visually arresting, high-quality art book… he approached it with the tenacity and enthusiasm he would normally bring to a new album” - The Guardian

A stunning photographic presentation of the guitars that defined the distinctive sounds and style of Johnny Marr with personal reflections and insights from the legendary guitarist himself. 'Guitars have been the obsession of my life ... they've been a mission and sometimes a lifeline' - Johnny Marr The guitarist's guitarist, Johnny Marr redefined music for a generation. His ringing arpeggios and chordal innovations helped elevate The Smiths to one of the, if not the, most influential and important British bands of its era.

Tracing Marr's career from his teenage years to his recent work on the Bond soundtrack, Marr's Guitars showcases the most significant of Marr's superb collection of electric and acoustic guitars, revealing through them the evolution of his iconic sound and style of playing. Each guitar is identified with a crucial moment, a specific song or a particular sound, and each embodies a key aspect of Marr's lifelong passion. Renowned photographer Pat Graham presents each instrument as a full body portrait, supported by micro shots highlighting the specific details that make each one unique, while Johnny Marr himself reveals in his accompanying commentary on what tracks and at which gigs each guitar was played.

Many of the guitars are closely associated with Marr, such as the Rickenbacker 330, the Gibson ES-355 and the Johnny Marr Signature Fender Jaguar. Some were passed down to him, including John Entwistle's Epiphone Coronet, Bert Jansch's Yamaha acoustic, Bryan Ferry's Hagstrom and Nile Rodgers' Stratocaster. Others are guitars once owned by Marr that have since been passed on to the next generation of guitar heroes, including the Stratocaster used by Noel Gallagher on 'Wonderwall'. Punctuating the gorgeous photography of the guitars and the accompanying commentary are contextual studio, backstage and onstage shots. Together, they make Marr's Guitars a unique cultural history of indie music and guitar playing told through the prism of Johnny Marr's experiences and achievements.