Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool, 2021
© Mike McCartney/Genesis Publications

Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool, 2021

By Mike McCartney
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In a commentary that is honest, revealing and often humorous, Mike McCartney describes growing up in a post-war Liverpool and the cultural sensation that followed. He shares his love of satire, poetry and music, and his experience of being there to photograph the talent that came out of Liverpool, including his own group, the Scaffold.

From The Beatles to the Fourmost, and from the Roadrunners to Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, McCartney captured the local bands as well as Liverpool's poets and artists, including Adrian Henri, Sam Walsh and Maurice Cockrill, RA.

In Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool the incredible visiting acts that Liverpool welcomed are also celebrated, including Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis and Long John Baldry. With each photograph, McCartney gives a fascinating insight into the history of the vibrant city.

Forewords to the book are provided by the British actor and comedian, Peter Kay, and by the legendary bass player and graphic artist, Klaus Voormann.

Release Notes:
This special book was released in a limited edition of 2000 copies in total, all signed by the photographer Mike McCartney. The edition is divided into two versions: The Collector's Edition and the Deluxe Edition.

Collectors Edition details:

  • 1650 of the 2000 signed copies are reserved as the "Collector's Edition"
  • Quarter bound in black cloth with gold tooling and gilt page edging
  • Box: Presented in a cloth-bound slipcase
  • Extras: Includes a numbered & stamped double-sided print (8" x 10" sheet size)

​Deluxe Edition details:

  • 350 of the 2000 signed copies are reserved as the "Deluxe Edition"
  • Full cloth book binding with original stencil artwork inset into the front cover
  • Box: Presented in a cloth-bound solander case with artwork by Mike McCartney blocked in black and gold foil
  • Extras: Includes three photographic prints signed by Mike McCartney (8" x 10" sheet size)
Collector's Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: The Deluxe Edition is SOLD OUT. 

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Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool, 2021
Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool, 2021