ORION NON-FICTION OCTOBER / NOVEMBER
Mick Wall AC/DC
Mick Wall penetrates the closed world of Aussie rock legends AC/DC. AC/DC moved to Britain in 1975 and set up a residency at London’s Marquee Club. They weren’t a band for guitar solos, and singer Bon Scott was the original fighting man who lived life fast and short; he died just before ‘Back in Black’ took off, and the second period of AC/DC was ushered in. ‘Back in Black’ has now sold 45 million copies worldwide, and as the band have become a global phenomenon so their reclusiveness has increased. Founding editor of Classic Rock Magazine Mick Wall’s numerous music titles include books on Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. He lives in Oxfordshire.
Biography, Music Cased/TPB (export only) October £20.00/£14.99 320pp 234 x 153mm 30 illustrations 978 1 4091 1534 2/978 1 4091 1535 9 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion
Mark Mordue Tender Prey A Biography of Nick Cave
Major biography of the modern rock icon, written with Nick Cave’s input. Tender Prey, Mark Mordue’s doorstop of a biography, leaves no stone unturned. It’s written with the input of Cave and his close colleagues but retains an independent spirit. In Mordue’s words the book tells ‘the story of a man on the run from himself and his demons, and how he has documented that journey in song; a movement through hell and high water with one of the world’s greatest musical artists’. Mark Mordue has written for Rolling Stone, Vogue, and The Word. He is the author of Dastgah: Diary of a Headtrip. He lives in East Sussex.
Biography, Music Cased November £20.00 446pp 234 x 153mm 978 1 4091 2228 9/978 1 4091 4286 7 Markets: World XUSAC ANZ USA, Translation & Serial: David Higham Associates