"The photographs are amazing - the Stones are still practically children, messing around, pulling faces and writing the odd song."
"The finest single collection of Stones photographs I have ever seen"
NEW, EXPANDED EDITION CONTAINING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOGRAPHS.
In 1965 the Rolling Stones were big and about to be huge, when Bent Rej was given unprecedented access to a year in the eye of the rock 'n' roll storm, accompanying the band on its first full European outing: the Satisfaction tour.
The Rolling Stones In the Beginning is Rej's collection of more than 300 intimate photographs of the band on stage, on the road and at home, documenting a year in the life of the Rolling Stones as they enjoyed their first taste of popular success.
Long a fan favourite, this brand new edition offers an even closer look into the making of music history with images recently unearthed from Rej's archives.
In 1965, the Rolling Stones released their album Out of Our Heads, which included their hit "Satisfaction." During that time between spring of 1965 and summer of 1966 when the band had just gained worldwide attention, Danish photographer Rej was on the scene and granted unprecedented access to the band members as no other future photographer would be. In this book, Rej collects the shots he took of the very young, very hot band just as, Bill Wyman writes in his introduction, they "were able to buy good houses, great cars, and as Keith said at the time, we were able to eat in places that our fans couldn't afford to." The book is filled with candid and staged photos both color and b&w of the band members with all the awkwardness of musicians in their early 20s who are "beginning to appreciate how very big we could become." The captions accompanying the photos some by Rej, others by the band members are alternately insightful and mundane. But they, along with the photos, warmly capture the band at this critical moment in their lives. Correction: The publisher for Mirrors of the Unseen by Jason Elliot (Reviews, Aug. 28) is St. Martin's Press.