- 15 Nov 13
Team Hot Press is proud to announce North Side Story, a limited-edition book we’ve produced for the good folk at U2.com...
Drawing on the Hot Press archives, the large-format 274-page tome features rare photos, interviews and reviews from U2’s early days and brand new reflections from the people who were in the thick of the action like Paul McGuinness, Jim Sheridan, Guggi, Steve Lillywhite, Dave Fanning, Gavin Friday, Barry Devlin, Ian Wilson, Mannix Flynn, Sebastian Clayton, Moya Brennan, Steve Averill and the A&R man who signed them, Nick Stewart.
“Watching Feedback play in 1976, no-one could have dreamed of what lay ahead,” says Hot Press Editor Niall Stokes who oversaw the piecing together of the blockbuster. “We've ended up with a roller coaster, blow-by-blow account of the band's earliest days, telling the story of the genesis of U2 in a unique, powerful and, I hope, fantastically captivating and revealing way.
“It's about where Adam, Bono, Edge and Larry came from and the remarkable bond that bound them together, even in the face of adversity. I think fans of the band are going to love it.”
U2’s own design team have added a beautiful pull-out map, North And South Of The River: Wandering In U2’s Dublin, capturing landmark moments in the band’s evolution.
The book is the annual gift for existing U2.com subscribers and ones who sign on the digital [link]u2.com/service/subscribe[/link] dotted line now!