Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years, 1989-1993 - Signed Edition

£300.00
Available
Product Ref. (e.g. ISBN, SKU)
X9781905662678
Published:
31 May 2021
Format:
Hardback

Hand Signed by Lenny Kravitz to a Signature Page
Hardback Slipcase Collector Edition
Published May 2022
Special Pre-Publication Price

Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years, 1989-1993 - Signed Edition

Hand Signed by Lenny Kravitz to a Signature Page
Hardback Slipcase Collector Edition
New & Unread - Published May 2022

Each Collector copy is hand-numbered and individually signed by the author, Lenny Kravitz.
Limited to just 1,650 copies worldwide, this large-format volume (240 x 320mm / 9 ½" x 12 ½") is printed on heavyweight 200gsm paper. Quarter-bound in black vegan leather, with a screen-printed cover, silver page edging, and yellow foil blocking, the book is presented in an archival slipcase.

Lightning strikes. A new sound explodes – one deeply rooted in the rich soil of rock, rhythm and soul. A new artist emerges, exuding bombastic energy and unrestrained love. An original and charismatic performer takes the world by storm.

Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years reveals a panoramic visual landscape captured by photographer David Hindley who was given full access during the legendary tours, from 1989 through 1995, when Kravitz released his first three albums Let Love Rule, Mama Said and Are You Gonna Go My Way. Their work together continues to this day.

Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years is a stunning photographic study of the emergence of an international star. Lenny Kravitz on stage and off, jamming with new fans like Mick Jagger, rehearsing with his bandmates, relaxing with family, laughing with friends. Lenny Kravitz sculpting his style, finding his voice, forging his look - adorned and unadorned, casual and outrageous, whimsical and wild.

'As a musician, Lenny was letting it rip. As a photographer, my charge was to do the same.' - David Hindley

All of this was captured by David Hindley, whose photographs are published here for the first time, more than 300 in total, offering an up-close and highly personal documentation of the birth of one of music's exciting and enduring creative forces.

In a deeply personal text, Lenny Kravitz speaks candidly about his inner world during his explosive rise to fame. This almost-6,000-word dialogue between Kravitz and David Hindley - photographer and friend - sees Kravitz open up about family, friendships, inspirations, encounters with Mick Jagger and Yoko Ono, songwriting and music. Through this, we receive unprecedented insight into Kravitz's most developmental years.

About the Author: In a career of more than forty years, Lenny Kravitz has continued to be one of the most exciting performers in music. His genre-defying approach to music has continued to capture the soul of millions of fans across the world, and as a result, Kravitz has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. From 1999 to 2002, he won the Grammy Award for 'Best Male Rock Vocal Performance' every year, breaking the record for most consecutive wins in one category by a male artist. In 2011, Kravitz was honoured with one of the highest cultural titles in France. He was made an Officer of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by French cultural minister, Frederic Mitterrand, in Paris. Most recently, Kravitz released his eleventh studio album Raise Vibration, and soon after confirmed he is working on a follow-up.

Format: Hardback Edition
ISBN: 9781905662678

All our signed books include a 'Signed Copy' gift tag, supplied free of charge.

Please Note: By their very nature, all signed books will have been handled several times before they get to you. This may result in small marks to the dustjacket and title page, please also bear in mind that each signature will be a little different from the one we show here.

We use courier and signed for delivery services, so please use an address at which your parcel can be signed for during the normal working day.

We'll despatch your order as quickly as we can. If, for whatever reason, a product is out of stock we will contact you to discuss the likely delivery time or an alternative product.

  First Item 2 Items & Over
UK £3.75 £5.00
EU £15.00 £30.00
USA & Canada £30.00 £50.00
Rest of the World £45.00 £60.00
Collect in Store free free

Additional Delivery Information (and some really important bits):

UK Delivery

Orders for delivery in the UK are despatched by Courier and Signed For delivery services and will normally be delivered to you within a few days of placing your order. Signed Books are shipped in our specially made book mailing cartons, with the books themselves wrapped in paper to protect them. Sometimes we may ship your order in several parts, particularly if you have 'Pre-Order' titles in your order or titles which are held in stock with our publishing partners.

The Really Important Bit: Because we use courier and signed for delivery services, please use an address at which your parcel can be signed for during the normal working day, for example, you may want to have your order delivered to your work address if you're not at home during the day.

First Item @ £3.75 (sometimes a shipping supplement may be added for particularly heavy books or specific postcodes*)
2 Items & over @ £5.00 in total

Another Really Important Bit: There are a number of Postcodes in the UK for which we will need to charge a shipping supplement, this will be calculated once we know the size and weight of the shipment. For these orders we will contact customers to agree a suitable and economic method of shipping. There may also be additional time required for delivery to some areas of the United Kingdom. Where possible, we will ship single book orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail to all UK postcodes. Multiple book orders and books over 2kg are shipped via APC Overnight, regardless of Postcode.

Overseas Delivery

Shipments to EU countries:

First Item @ £15.00 (sometimes a shipping supplement will be added for particularly heavy books)
2 Items & over @ £30.00 in total

A really, really important Brexit bit: From 1st January 2021 shipments to EU addresses may incur additional costs which could be requested by Fed Ex at the time of delivery. These costs may vary from country to country and are not within our control and will be in addition to the costs paid to us for your delivery. If in any doubt, please check with your local Fed Ex office what, if any, additional costs will be applicable to your order - https://www.fedex.com
From 1st July 2021, VAT will be applicable to those EU countries where VAT is applied to books - this additional charge will be collected by Fed Ex (or the Royal Mail) at the time of delivery.

Shipments to the USA & Canada:

First Item @ £30.00
2 Items & over @ £50.00 in total

Shipments to the Rest of the World:

First Item @ £45.00
2 Items & over @ £60.00 in total

All overseas orders are shipped using a 'signed for' courier service - please provide an address at which your parcel can be signed for on receipt. We use the same packaging materials for our overseas deliveries as we do those in the UK. In some cases, particularly large and heavy books, or books being shipped to remote areas, may incur an additional shipping charge - if this is the case with your order, we'll notify you as quickly as possible of these charges and to arrange the additional payment. You can of course cancel your order with an immediate refund should you not wish to accept these additional costs. Shipments to overseas territories may incur additional Duty & Tax costs which could be requested by Fed Ex at the time of delivery. These costs may vary from country to country and are not within our control and will be in addition to the costs paid to us for your delivery. If in any doubt, please check with your local Fed Ex office what, if any, additional Tax & Duty costs will be applicable to your order - https://www.fedex.com

Collect in Person at Coles Books

We're open Monday - Saturday, 9:00am - 5:30pm. If you're collecting your order, please wait until you get the text or phone call from us, just to be on the safe side and to ensure we have your order ready for you on arrival. Once your order is ready to collect, we will drop you an email or give you a phone call (using the information provided during checkout). You can pick up your order from the till, please bring a copy of your email receipt (electronic or printed is fine).

Coming by Car

If you're coming to Coles by car, why not take advantage of the 2 hours free parking at Sainsbury's Pioneer Square - just follow the signs for Pioneer Square as you drive into Bicester and park in the multi-storey car park above the supermarket. Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. You don't need to shop in Sainsbury's to get the free parking!

Where to Find Us

Coles Books
22 Crown Walk
Pioneer Square
Bicester, Oxfordshire
OX26 6HY, United Kingdom

It was the most impressive packaging that I have EVER SEEN!!! The books were in perfect condition!!!!!

Super fast delivery and well packaged. Quality item and service!

Copyright © Coles Books - a Danny Boy Trading Company. All rights reserved.