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This product is a Pre Order and is scheduled to be released 12th September 2024

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.

William & Jim Reid - Never Understood: The Story of The Jesus and Mary Chain [Record Store Exclusive]

€78,95

This product is available on pre order with a limited discounted price.

Format
A first-time, first-hand retelling from the band themselves.
⚠ Updates

The release date of the hardback edition is now the 12th September 2024.
The Deluxe Edition is out on the 3rd of October 2024.

For 5 years after they'd swapped sought-after apprenticeships for life on the dole, brothers William and Jim Reid sat up till the early hours in the front room of their parents' East Kilbride council house, plotting their path to world domination over endless cups of tea, with the music turned down low so as not to wake their sleeping sister. They knew they couldn't play in the same band because they'd argue too much, so they'd describe their dream ensembles to each other until finally they realised that these two perfect bands were actually the same band, and the name of that band was The Jesus and Mary Chain.

 

The rest was not silence, and picking up those conversations again more than 40 years later, William and Jim tell the full story of one of Britain's greatest guitar bands for the very first time - a wildly funny and improbably moving chronicle of brotherly strife, feedback, riots, drug and alcohol addiction, eternal outsiders and extreme shyness, that also somehow manages to be a love letter to the Scottish working-class family.

Edition Info

• Available in exclusive record store edition.

Scheduled: 12 septembre 2024

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When is this released?

William & Jim Reid - Never Understood: The Story of The Jesus and Mary Chain [Record Store Exclusive] is available for Pre Order now and has a scheduled release date of 12th September 2024.

In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated in the '⚠ Updates' tab.

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Every Pre Order product has a discount of between 10% and 15%. This is already factored into the price and will revert to full RRP during the week of release.