- The Fall
Telling Stories - Photographs of The Fall: Special Edition Signed Hardback Book
Release date: 17 November, 2023
From chaotic early gigs to their final years, NME photographer Kevin Cummins provides a definitive, unique perspective on cult favourites The Fall. In this stunning visual history
spanning four decades, discover how and why they emerged as one of the most innovative, boundary-breaking bands in modern music.
About this Special Edition
- Limited to 150 signed copies + artist's proofs.
- Presented in a laser-printed bespoke card carton.
- 256-page cloth quarter-bound book (with a trimmed page-size of 263mm x 194mm) hand signed by Kevin Cummins.
- 2 limited-edition postcards of photographs from inside the book.
- 4 badges, featuring imagery and graphics from the book.
- 2-colour, double-sided “The Fall” tote bag, design directed by the photographer.
- 52.5 x 39 cm poster of the classic 1978 Manchester City Centre portrait from the book cover.
- Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by Kevin Cummins.
Limited to only 150 copies, this is the deluxe edition of Telling Stories: Photographs of The Fall - the ultimate visual history of iconic band from renowned photographer Kevin Cummins, with a foreword by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, an interview with Eleni Poulou, as well as never-before-seen images from Cummins' archive, this is the ultimate visual companion to The Fall.
'No one has captured the look of alternative UK music over the past half a century more tellingly than Kevin Cummins.' - Simon Armitage
'Kevin Cummins is a true master in being able to capture the essence of music, the soul of the band. Whatever he does however he does it is a mystery to me but it's pure genius.' - Rankin
'Few photographers had such a close connection to The Fall as Manchester-based Kevin Cummins, and his new book, Telling Stories, is a rich visual history of one of the city's most beloved and enduring bands.' - Record Collector Magazine
'Kevin has the uncanny ability of capturing the inner mood of musicians. Be it the dynamics within a pensive Joy Division, or the sense surrounding the fledgeling Fall that something special was around the corner for us all. Kevin's book is nothing less than a remarkable document of a bewildering and defiant anti-fashion movement born in Prestwich, north Manchester in the grimy mid-70s.' - Marc Riley
'Capturing forty years of the band's career via his archive, the legendary photographer (whose recent book, Juvenes, documented the story of Joy Division) gives his take on the phenomenon of The Fall and the late, great Mark E. Smith.' - Vive le Rock