19 Oct 2011
New Order - From Heaven To Heaven 
As trailed back in March, and slightly later than expected, Dec Hickey's lavish photo book, From Heaven to Heaven New Order Live The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters will be published in January 2012.

The book, which is priced at £30, contains over 400 unpublished photos of the band and 200 plus images of rare memorabilia. There are Forewords by Peter Hook and Stephen Morris and the Introduction is by Moby.

The first 750 copies only, will 1) be hand numbered and signed by the author, 2) include a genuine unused ticket from New Order's 24 May, 1984 gig at Leicester Palais and 3) enter the buyer into a free draw for one of three A2 size Limited Edition prints. Two of the best photos from the book, plus another unpublished shot of the band, exclusive to this print, will each be produced on archive paper, signed by the photographer, in a numbered run of 20.

More info at www.fromheaventoheaven.com

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Title: From Heaven to Heaven: New Order Live - The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters
Author: Dec Hickey
Format: Hardback 198 full colour pages - 268mm x 325mm, landscape, art book-style format.

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