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Old November 1st 2017, 02:01 AM
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I now own proof that it definitely existed... and even how the 12 tracks were set. I'm thinking Planned Parenthood intervened.

How cool is this - super early industry promo songbook. Gold stitched binding and... SOLDIER





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Old November 1st 2017, 02:07 AM
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There you have it! How on earth did you get your hands on this? (I should know better than to ask because, yeah, it's you, but it's so interesting to know it actually exists.)

Something i'm noticing in these scans - the different colouring on the word 'black'. Is that a theme that runs throughout the songbook, ie. emphasis on colours?
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Old November 1st 2017, 02:16 AM
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Very cool to see.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old November 1st 2017, 04:16 AM
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There you have it! How on earth did you get your hands on this? (I should know better than to ask because, yeah, it's you, but it's so interesting to know it actually exists.)

Something i'm noticing in these scans - the different colouring on the word 'black'. Is that a theme that runs throughout the songbook, ie. emphasis on colours?
Well I just bought it (still to ship) so I can't say for sure whether the "black" emphasis is carried on. It's shared in the song titles there too. And I'm assuming I have several pages and not just two as these are the only pics I have so far, but it should be a book with all lyrics Im guessing.

It was a plain old "ebaby" job - and while the Soldier page was highlighted by being turned to for the pic, there was no mention of the fact that it shouldn't even be there... that was my visual WTF.

I was and still partly am a bit concerned this might be the same as the lyric book that was released at Foo Arms, but logic says that one will have at the very least been "fixed" if not be quite different, and this one most definitely is New York US sourced.

Another thoughts - our three sided LP set was almost certainly going to be four sides, then perhaps a request came in to gift a song to PP, band then presumably has to think carefully about what to give given the subject it's supporting, so possibly any available "other" non album songs didn't fit. Soldier is decided on - then someone says hey you can master those to just three sides if you want - and someone says cool let's do an etching. Which is probably when they trawl through some lyrics for a catchy phrase and bangingontheceiling gets decided on.

All guesswork but I'm sure the truth will come out in the course of time. Dave can't help himself explaining things eventually lol

Listing blurb:
"This booklet was apparently given out to executives and record company insiders before the new record was announced to the press. NO mention that would in any way let you know that this was the Foo Fighters (except the new logo). Very guerilla-like publishing. Perfect condition. Hand sewn in cool gold thread. Not sure how many of these were done, but not likely many. None of these have shown up on the market. Very cool and painfully rare David Grohl collectible. The ultimate piece for the collector who thought they had everything."
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Well I just bought it (still to ship) so I can't say for sure whether the "black" emphasis is carried on. It's shared in the song titles there too. And I'm assuming I have several pages and not just two as these are the only pics I have so far, but it should be a book with all lyrics Im guessing.

It was a plain old "ebaby" job - and while the Soldier page was highlighted by being turned to for the pic, there was no mention of the fact that it shouldn't even be there... that was my visual WTF.

I was and still partly am a bit concerned this might be the same as the lyric book that was released at Foo Arms, but logic says that one will have at the very least been "fixed" if not be quite different, and this one most definitely is New York US sourced.

Another thoughts - our three sided LP set was almost certainly going to be four sides, then perhaps a request came in to gift a song to PP, band then presumably has to think carefully about what to give given the subject it's supporting, so possibly any available "other" non album songs didn't fit. Soldier is decided on - then someone says hey you can master those to just three sides if you want - and someone says cool let's do an etching. Which is probably when they trawl through some lyrics for a catchy phrase and bangingontheceiling gets decided on.

All guesswork but I'm sure the truth will come out in the course of time. Dave can't help himself explaining things eventually lol

Listing blurb:
"This booklet was apparently given out to executives and record company insiders before the new record was announced to the press. NO mention that would in any way let you know that this was the Foo Fighters (except the new logo). Very guerilla-like publishing. Perfect condition. Hand sewn in cool gold thread. Not sure how many of these were done, but not likely many. None of these have shown up on the market. Very cool and painfully rare David Grohl collectible. The ultimate piece for the collector who thought they had everything."
Bollocks. Was hoping no one would do the BIN! Damn you! DAMN YOU!!!!

Blurb says no way to tell it was for the new FF record...it has a pic of Dave in it!

Very glad you have decided to carry on collecting despite the LN fiasco.
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Bollocks. Was hoping no one would do the BIN! Damn you! DAMN YOU!!!!

Blurb says no way to tell it was for the new FF record...it has a pic of Dave in it!

Very glad you have decided to carry on collecting despite the LN fiasco.
The photo was a giveaway for sure - I don't even think the seller caught the fact there is no album name even on the final release (except the spine) - point being it's not actually that different and IF you'd had this in your hands say Sept 1st 2017 you'd have pretty immediately known what it was.

When I saw what it meant it was too important to pass up - seller is in the book industry which maybe threw some watchers in thinking it was maybe "created" - but they are a 1998 member with utterly stellar feedback on rare books - so that's just impossible. I've asked for more details- it's obvious to me this was a passing industry "acquisition" but I'd definitely like to know how etc

It may prove to be really really rare - but either way I will scan it and put up links to high def pages.
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The listing blurb is a little OTT. These were knocking around at the playback @ Metropolis Studios back in June (and probably wherever else they held playbacks for the press).
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The listing blurb is a little OTT. These were knocking around at the playback @ Metropolis Studios back in June (and probably wherever else they held playbacks for the press).
Proof? I find that incredibly hard to believe - that they were handing out track and lyric listings to the press. Dave says "Just keep it to yourself for 3 months"?
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That's an awesome find!

Thank You for sharing
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