…is coming and I cannot wait!
MIKE GERBER • According to this article, it’s off the press in the UK. According to the author, if you think you’ve seen an advance copy, you haven’t. There are lots of editions—US and UK, mass market (960pp) and Extended Special Mike Gerber Xmas Present Edition (1728pp).
The Super-Duper Obsessive Edition, which is the only one we really will discuss on this site, obviously, is slated for November 14 in the UK, and February (maybe) in the US. Rather odd that it won’t be available in the US for Christmas, which is when 75% of all book sales occur, but they must know what they are doing. Right? Right.
Or maybe not?
Ye gods, the cover design for the UK edition is an utter car crash. In a world full of superb graphic artists, they have created something that doesn’t look like the 60s, or The Beatles, or definitive, or classic—it recalls nothing so much as some rejected packaging from Rockband. This must be intentional, right? Right.
OK, Mr. Grouchy
But don’t let me come off as sour; the publication of “Tune In” is a wonderful thing, Lewisohn’s a treasure, and I can’t wait. I’m hoping Lewisohn can write fluidly enough, but even if he can’t, his scholarly work is without peer, and this book is guaranteed to be a real trove. It would be interesting to compare the Goldman Interview Archive (1981-86 or so?) to the Lewisohn Archive, and see how the stories have changed.
Meanwhile, my wife has been alerted; the slow boat from Milton Keynes (or wherever it’s printed) to Santa Monica will depart on November 14.