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« Reply #175 on: March 03, 2010, 03:27:18 PM »
I caved and bought the updated version, never read the original. I'm sure the extensive shipping time will be worth it. Thanks for your hard work on letting fans in on our favorite band's little world, Rich. :tup

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« Reply #176 on: April 07, 2010, 10:01:49 PM »
Will there be future editions, seeing as there will be future albums?

There's nothing planned. This "second edition" was supposed to come out shortly after the first version but do to various reasons to dull to go into here, it was put back until last year.

Who knows what might happen in 5 or 10 years time. Maybe. But at the moment I'm pretty "Dream Theatered out" so am thinking about writing a book on another band. . .



Rich, Can you please write a Steve Vai biography...Pretty Please! Van Halen from the beginning would be great.

I love the Limited Edition Rich, I am currently reading it on the way to work each day on the train, and I have had a few comments that the book looks like a Bible, and it is for a dream theater fan.  :D

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« Reply #177 on: April 10, 2010, 03:48:35 PM »
^^

Yeah, there are a few bands I'm thinking about writing the next biography about. I'll keep you all posted!

There's also talk of a paperback version of the book too, likely to be released via Amazon and obviously aimed at a more budget conscious price. From speaking with the publishers, I suspect this might be set for a release around June this year.


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« Reply #178 on: April 10, 2010, 04:16:26 PM »
Can't wait to get a copy of the book from Amazon when it happens!

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« Reply #179 on: December 23, 2010, 05:00:02 AM »
So Rich, what are the chances of another edition being released afrer the past few months' events?

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« Reply #180 on: December 23, 2010, 11:43:32 AM »
So Rich, what are the chances of another edition being released afrer the past few months' events?
That would be funny. I'm guessing it'll be a long time before everyone talks about it in enough detail to warrant and updated version (especially also if there are legal matters involved).
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« Reply #181 on: December 23, 2010, 12:21:12 PM »
Check his blog. The new edition has been delayed indefinitely.  It will be a long time...

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« Reply #182 on: December 23, 2010, 04:51:11 PM »
I wouldn't want a new edition right now anyway. Give the dust time to settle on this matter and let a new guy settle in for at LEAST one album and tour.
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« Reply #183 on: December 23, 2010, 04:59:35 PM »
Yeah - there were plans for a paperback release around now but with everything that has happened, I've pulled the plug. So I guess we are looking at a couple of years or so. Maybe even four/ five years to coincide with the 30th anniversary. Plus there are other projects I want to get stuck into, and I don't want the publishers just to start re-issuing the book every two years or so . . .

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« Reply #184 on: December 25, 2010, 01:46:48 PM »
Thanks for the update Rich. Very much appreciated, good luck with everything you're up to!
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« Reply #185 on: December 25, 2010, 11:46:45 PM »
I don't see the need for a new edition right now; what I'd really love is for you to start printing more copies of the Classic Edition. You've been out of stock forever and I'd really like to read the book!
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« Reply #186 on: December 26, 2010, 01:48:51 AM »
I don't see the need for a new edition right now; what I'd really love is for you to start printing more copies of the Classic Edition. You've been out of stock forever and I'd really like to read the book!

I sent an e-mail the other day asking them if they would re-stock the Original Box Edition, and I was told that there are no plans to re-manufacture it. I guess the same goes for the Classic Edition as well. So your only option at the time would be the Limited Edition.

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« Reply #187 on: December 26, 2010, 08:22:10 AM »
It's certainly something for me to think about. There are a number of options open to make the book available. I will of course let you all know what's happening as soon as I know. But clearly the text will need a major overhaul as there is no point in re-issuing a book that's so out of date!

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« Reply #188 on: December 26, 2010, 11:51:20 PM »
It's certainly something for me to think about. There are a number of options open to make the book available. I will of course let you all know what's happening as soon as I know. But clearly the text will need a major overhaul as there is no point in re-issuing a book that's so out of date!

It isn't that out of date. And I'll bet a small run would still be pretty successful.
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« Reply #189 on: December 27, 2010, 04:35:48 AM »
It's more work than you think. The intro would have to be completely re-written as it starts off detailing Mike's role in the band. Then there would need to be an update on the split. Then the new drummer and the new album. Anyway we'll see. I will get the rights to the book back next November so there are a lot of options then, including self publishing . . .

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« Reply #190 on: December 27, 2010, 08:28:25 AM »
It's more work than you think. The intro would have to be completely re-written as it starts off detailing Mike's role in the band. Then there would need to be an update on the split. Then the new drummer and the new album. Anyway we'll see. I will get the rights to the book back next November so there are a lot of options then, including self publishing . . .

So, Rich, what would you suggest to someone who doesn't own the book yet?

a) Get the Limited edition, which is the only one in stock for now
b) Wait for some other edition to get restocked
c) Wait for a new version of the book in no less than a year

Thanks in advance for your input! :)

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« Reply #191 on: December 27, 2010, 08:52:46 AM »
Well I know that the "Classic Edition" won't be re-issued as they have printed all they are going to do for that standard hardback. Depends on how long you want to wait I guess. If you need a copy now then the only option will be to get the limited edition or look on eBay.

I have no plans to work on the DT book anytime soon as I'm nuts deep in other projects at the moment. It will happen at some point but I honestly have no idea when.

Not much help I know but it's all I can tell ya!

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« Reply #192 on: December 27, 2010, 09:01:56 PM »
Anyone here wanna sell me a used copy? :-\
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« Reply #193 on: February 10, 2011, 05:43:38 PM »
Does anyone know if more print runs will be made for the Limited Edition?  I didn't jump on it when it was in stock late last year, and now it is out of stock.  :(

I sent an email through the LiftingShadows.com site requesting an ETA, but never heard back.

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« Reply #194 on: February 10, 2011, 06:15:36 PM »
Yesterday I read the A Change of Seasons chapter. Thinking about it, the current line-up wouldn't be too much displeased if Prater ever comes back... maybe LaBrie, but still.

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« Reply #195 on: February 11, 2011, 03:23:30 PM »
Just got my Lifting Shadows in the mail yesterday. I'm up to the recording of I&W. Awesome so far - good job Rich!

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« Reply #196 on: February 11, 2011, 04:39:57 PM »
I have never had the patience to read books of that length but Lifting Shadows had so much information that it kept my attention.  Now if when Queensryche shuts it down that Rich could get the dirt on their issues and do the same project.

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« Reply #197 on: February 12, 2011, 08:05:44 AM »
Just got my Lifting Shadows in the mail yesterday. I'm up to the recording of I&W. Awesome so far - good job Rich!

Wait, do they have copies in again? I thought they were all sold out.
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« Reply #198 on: September 10, 2011, 01:29:00 PM »
So, Rich....when is the book gonna be back in stock? I'm interested in buying one.
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« Reply #199 on: September 10, 2011, 01:52:50 PM »
Same here.

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« Reply #200 on: September 10, 2011, 01:56:50 PM »
I could sell my limited edition one with Rich Wilson's sig. PM me details.

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« Reply #201 on: September 10, 2011, 02:02:07 PM »
I appreciate the offer, but I want a fresh copy. Maybe someone else could take you up on that.
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« Reply #202 on: September 10, 2011, 02:04:55 PM »
I appreciate the offer, but I want a fresh copy. Maybe someone else could take you up on that.

Right on. It's only been read once, and I have been very good to it. Totally understand, however.

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« Reply #203 on: September 11, 2011, 10:32:55 AM »
I appreciate the offer, but I want a fresh copy. Maybe someone else could take you up on that.

Right on. It's only been read once, and I have been very good to it. Totally understand, however.

Where do you live? I might be interested :)
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« Reply #204 on: October 01, 2011, 01:50:32 PM »
Oh my god, it was like Christmas in my mailbox today. After months of searching I finally found a copy of Lifting Shadow.  :metal :metal :metal :metal

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« Reply #205 on: October 01, 2011, 04:37:56 PM »
Good luck putting it down.

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« Reply #206 on: October 01, 2011, 04:46:12 PM »
I sold my copy recently. I don't I read [past the second chaper

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« Reply #207 on: October 01, 2011, 04:52:54 PM »
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« Reply #208 on: October 01, 2011, 05:00:41 PM »
I've founded one on polish Ebay, but the price went so crazy that I just couldn't afford that...  :-[

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« Reply #209 on: October 01, 2011, 05:04:27 PM »
I've founded one on polish Ebay, but the price went so crazy that I just couldn't afford that...  :-[

The craziest thing was that it was on Amazon for $20 dollars (plus shipping) and in "like New" condition. Its seemed too good to be true, but here it is.  I don't think the seller knew what he had on his hands. ;D