Author Topic: New Book on Life & Times of TV Smith Out Now! Get... "YOUR TICKET OUT OF HERE"  (Read 30536 times)

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I've just been to heaven and back and read the section on The Explorers.

...It's brought me such clarity about my second favourite British band. 8)

80's Demo's next. Does it really get any better than this?

What's that I spot? A dedication to Dave 'C5' Allen aka Backstage Bob.

...It appears it does get even better!  :D 


Glad you're enjoying it!
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Enjoying it indeed. This book is even more heaven that Dave Thomson's book on Sparks!

As soon as I read it I started reading again.

I'm getting really excited thinking about my Third Time (or should that be Term?)

It reminds me of Dave's review of Misinformation Overload...


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"Carrying On" (a song originally demoed in 1981) closes the album on such a note of hope and optimism that you can't help wondering why it leaves you feeling so melancholy. Never mind, though, just go back to the beginning.

Dave Thompson


...I felt melancholy that I'd no more of this great book to read. Then I thought I know I'll do what Dave did with MO and just went back to the beginning. :D :D :D

In the immortal words of TV Smith "GET IT NOW!" TUTS.  :D


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Got the book now! Ilona brought it to S. Gmuend (thanks!).

Uli

Nice one Uli. Great to hear that one of TV's loyalist fans has bought the book.  :D

I'm really looking forwrad to hearing your thoughst about the book.

To me its a 100 times better than having an e-book. Do you agree Uli?


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On first look I discovered that TV's Explorers played Stuttgart back in 1981 (I didn't know he'd been to Stuttgart before 2002)...  8)

Uli

Oh! For a time machine eh Uli!  :D

When you read about the Specials Ghost Town > Wheels Out Of Gear story from TV you see that TV mentions The Explorers went to Leeds during the riots? When and where did they play? And far more importantly where the heck was Timmy J Sundown ??? :-[
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Here's a post on TV's pissed on purple patch inspired by reading the new book on TV Smith...

http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=1981.msg21864#msg21864

PS: No, I'm not on commision.  ;) ;D ;D ;D

I just love sharing great things. And they don't get much better than this book and the live and songs of TV Smith. 8)
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Oops, someone ruined my post (guess you clicked on "modify" instead of "quote", which has happened to me as well some time ago)...  ::)

Like I said, at first glance I discovered TV's first visit to Stuttgart with the Explorers (unless The Adverts played there as well??). I'm sure there'll be lots to learn about the recordings, gigs etc.!

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To me its a 100 times better than having an e-book. Do you agree Uli?

Absolutely, that's why I'd waited for a printed copy for so long!
(I'd already considered starting a publishing career to get this book out, fortunately not necessary now  ;))
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Oops! Sorry about that Uli.  :-[

Glad I quoted part of your message.

Yep! Some books are worth staring a publishing company for.

Don't suppose your thinking of starting a Film Production company that specialises in poet punk legend?  :D
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It would seem appropriate that I write something about the book on the day of the 10th anniversary of my first TV gig!  :)
It's a great book in many ways, you find loads of info about the recordings TV did with his bands and solo, inluding demos, live appearances and much more.
Dave Thompson adds his own reviews (sometimes from old publications appearing at the time of release), which are always excellently written.  8)
The whole thing is totally up-to-date, even including the new live album.
As Tj already said: GET IT NOW!
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It would seem appropriate that I write something about the book on the day of the 10th anniversary of my first TV gig! 
It's a great book in many ways, you find loads of info about the recordings TV did with his bands and solo, inluding demos, live appearances and much more.
Dave Thompson adds his own reviews (sometimes from old publications appearing at the time of release), which are always excellently written. 
The whole thing is totally up-to-date, even including the new live album.
As Tj already said: GET IT NOW!

Great review Uli.  :D

So what are you getting for Xmas Bloody Xmas TUTS?  ;) :D

Did you know that not only is it your 10th anniversary uli, but its the 30th Anniversary of the first instrumental demo recordings of THE GREAT EXPLORERS.

...It's all detailed in Your Ticket Out Of Here pages 62 and 63. ;)
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On page 89 of Dave's amazing book on the story of TV Smith note that Trojan Horse has also now encountered a recording studio when it appeared on TV's latest masterpiece; In The Arms Of My Enemy.

For me this is the first time that TV has achieved the imposssible...

He's actually recorded a song that is better than the 80's demo.

The new version is even more atmospheric than the original. 8)

"ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!"  :D

Hope you have all ordered 'Your Ticket Out Of Here' for Christmas TUTS?
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On page 89 of Dave's amazing book on the story of TV Smith note that Trojan Horse has also now encountered a recording studio when it appeared on TV's latest masterpiece; In The Arms Of My Enemy.

For me this is the first time that TV has achieved the imposssible...

He's actually recorded a song that is better than the 80's demo.

The new version is even more atmospheric than the original. 8)

"ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!"  :D

Hope you have all ordered 'Your Ticket Out Of Here' for Christmas TUTS?


Oh yeah, Uli and me, handsigned by "The Lord" . ;-)
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Jesus! That's impressive!
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Thanks to all Dave Thompson's research and Klaus's magical visit to see Tim Cross I've now been able to split the 80's demo's into four clear albums...

http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=5904.0

If only the World had been listening back then. :'(

He had such wisdom and talent to share and it was more like being The Invisible Person than The Impossible Person.
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just wanted to order that book, but i have no possibilty to choose the payment method.
it just says paying with credit card.
i want to pay with paypal.

how did you pay, tuts who already ordered one?
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I paid by credit card, Stencil Trash.
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just wanted to order that book, but i have no possibilty to choose the payment method.
it just says paying with credit card.
i want to pay with paypal.

how did you pay, tuts who already ordered one?

Your PayPal should have a button that allows you to shop anywhere - you click it and run through a couple of steps (I've not done it for a long time so don't remember exactly) and it brings up a box with a credit number and expiry date in it that lkinks to your Paypal account, and which you can use.  Just copy and paste that and you should be okay.
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