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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #420 on: January 31, 2022, 07:27:59 AM »
FWIW—I also checked my 'first run' copy last night, and there was NO cd included. I have no memory of ever seeing a cd with it, but have seen others mention it over the years. Not sure what the details with getting it were...

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #421 on: January 31, 2022, 07:56:24 AM »
It's inside the front cover of the Images book.
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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #422 on: January 31, 2022, 12:53:41 PM »
I never bought the book, but I remember it being promoted with the CD.  And I've seen photos of the CD itself.
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« Reply #423 on: January 31, 2022, 12:55:00 PM »
It's inside the front cover of the Images book.


That's where mine is. 

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« Reply #424 on: January 31, 2022, 04:04:34 PM »
The CD came with the second release black book, not the first printing red book(s).

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« Reply #425 on: January 31, 2022, 07:28:35 PM »
The CD came with the second release black book, not the first printing red book(s).
Wat.

No, the CD came with the first edition of the book - the one that had both the Images and Words volumes in a box set. I have no idea what "black book" you're talking about.

The box itself is red as are both volumes (Images and Words). The paper wrap that serves as a book cover for the Words volume has a simple black image with the ugly gray majesty symbol, and the paper wrap for the Images volume has a B/W photo of the band from a SC photoshoot.
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« Reply #426 on: January 31, 2022, 11:25:19 PM »
The CD came with the second release black book, not the first printing red book(s).
Wat.

No, the CD came with the first edition of the book - the one that had both the Images and Words volumes in a box set. I have no idea what "black book" you're talking about.

The box itself is red as are both volumes (Images and Words). The paper wrap that serves as a book cover for the Words volume has a simple black image with the ugly gray majesty symbol, and the paper wrap for the Images volume has a B/W photo of the band from a SC photoshoot.

This is, of course, correct.

No idea where RaiseTheKnife got their version of the truth from :lol
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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #427 on: February 01, 2022, 12:23:13 AM »
does anyone know how one can place an image in here, does it need to be uploaded somewhere else to take the url from? Because I would like to post my own books in here, to hear which versions I have. Because I have no idea anymore…
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« Reply #428 on: February 01, 2022, 05:33:57 AM »
Because I would like to post my own books in here, to hear which versions I have. Because I have no idea anymore…
You can judge your books by their covers.

The latest edition, published in 2013, has a collage of DT artwork created by fellow forum-member SetlistScotty. It's the one currently featured in the book's official website: https://http://liftingshadows.com

The previous edition, from 2009, consists of the same band picture found in the Black Clouds & Silver Linings album. A special version of that edition comes in a red/bordeaux hardback cover.

The very first edition of Lifting Shadows came out in 2007, and consists of two books stacked inside a red box with the band's logo. One of the books, called Words, is Rich Wilson's biography, and its cover is a band pic from that era. (The other book is a collection of images.)

does anyone know how one can place an image in here, does it need to be uploaded somewhere else to take the url from?
I think it does. You can always upload it to a Google Drive or Dropbox folder.

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« Reply #429 on: February 01, 2022, 06:07:34 AM »
Thanks Sebastián, I did uploaded it to Google Drive, but the mission hasn't been accomplished yet.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YPluSMkgN9JMdcHyusVjxJdl0NDMiuu7/view?usp=sharing

Sorry for it being a link, but it seems like I only miss the original release, which has the Images and Words-parts. I'll gonna be looking for that one in the near future.
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« Reply #430 on: February 01, 2022, 07:23:55 AM »
Thanks Sebastián, I did uploaded it to Google Drive, but the mission hasn't been accomplished yet.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YPluSMkgN9JMdcHyusVjxJdl0NDMiuu7/view?usp=sharing

Sorry for it being a link, but it seems like I only miss the original release, which has the Images and Words-parts. I'll gonna be looking for that one in the near future.
Correct. What you have in your photo, are (from left to right):
• the Limited Edition (all text is exactly the same as the Classic Edition, including the appendix about side projects)
• the Classic Edition (all text is exactly the same as the Limited Edition, including the appendix about side projects)
• the Paperback Edition (the latest edition without any images nor the appendix on side projects)

What you still need is the Original Box Set Edition, which, if I recall correctly, is missing one or two chapters that Rich added for the Limited/Classic Editions. It does not have the appendix about the side projects. However, it came as 2 books housed in a matching box, and tucked away in the Images book (which featured photos from throughout the band's history) was the bonus CD.

Here's an old version of the website for reference:
https://web.archive.org/web/20090914031701/http://liftingshadows.com/the-editions/

Here's what the original box set looks like:
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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #431 on: February 01, 2022, 08:48:41 AM »
That's what I have and I got the band to sign certain images in that book.

JLB was very surprised, and said something similar to, "wow. I have never seen this yet." He was looking through it for a while before I told him to sign one pic. It was fun talking to them about the images. Fitting too how it was the I&W&B tour.
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« Reply #432 on: February 01, 2022, 10:12:05 AM »
JLB was very surprised, and said something similar to, "wow. I have never seen this yet." He was looking through it for a while before I told him to sign one pic. It was fun talking to them about the images. Fitting too how it was the I&W&B tour.
That's surprising - would've thought he would have gotten a complimentary copy from Rich, as I know each band member got a copy of the Limited Edition.

Funny that you mention you got the band to sign it. I brought the "Words" book with when I saw them in LA at the Progressive Nation 2008 show, and I had fun having not only the band, but also Rikk Feulner, Erik Neldner and Frank Solomon since they were all at the show, and of course Rich Wilson who had already signed it. Amusingly enough, JL wrote "Aren't you a part of this"
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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #433 on: February 01, 2022, 10:58:33 AM »
thank you Scotty, that seems like a must-have…

now there are 3 items on my wish-list…

- the books first release
- Images and Words vinyl
- artbook Distant Memories
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« Reply #434 on: February 01, 2022, 11:43:23 AM »
That's what I have and I got the band to sign certain images in that book.

JLB was very surprised, and said something similar to, "wow. I have never seen this yet." He was looking through it for a while before I told him to sign one pic. It was fun talking to them about the images. Fitting too how it was the I&W&B tour.

Yeah, as usual, Scotty is right.  Damn fine work on the Lifting Shadows collage as well Scotty.

My own version (the original 2007 double hardback with my name as a contributor) has the CD.  I also had a few interesting looks from the guys when I had the hard-case signed in 2012 in DC.  MM asked me if I really wanted him to sign it because he wasn't a part of any of the book's contents... I told him he was part of the family now and of course I wanted him to sign it!  JP laughed a bit about that.  I'm missing MP sig on the hard-case but that's OK, the books are for me and my wife and they'll not ever be sold if I can help it.
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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #435 on: February 01, 2022, 11:51:56 AM »
That's what I have and I got the band to sign certain images in that book.

JLB was very surprised, and said something similar to, "wow. I have never seen this yet." He was looking through it for a while before I told him to sign one pic. It was fun talking to them about the images. Fitting too how it was the I&W&B tour.

Yeah, as usual, Scotty is right.  Damn fine work on the Lifting Shadows collage as well Scotty.

My own version (the original 2007 double hardback with my name as a contributor) has the CD.  I also had a few interesting looks from the guys when I had the hard-case signed in 2012 in DC.  MM asked me if I really wanted him to sign it because he wasn't a part of any of the book's contents... I told him he was part of the family now and of course I wanted him to sign it!  JP laughed a bit about that.  I'm missing MP sig on the hard-case but that's OK, the books are for me and my wife and they'll not ever be sold if I can help it.

He didn't say exactly that. It was more, let me see..."I haven't really seen this all yet." I think he was talking about the picture I had him sign.

I also had Mangini sign the back, and said it's because this was written before and having you're signature on the back is like, what is next to come.
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