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Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 336 pgs / 100 color / 200 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 55   

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"I want the reader at the end of this book to feel like they've just spent a year on the road with Zeppelin with one day off, then six months with Guns 'n' Roses, with one day off and then five years with Bruce Springsteen. Exhilarated and exhausted." -Neal Preston

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"I want the reader at the end of this book to feel like they've just spent a year on the road with Zeppelin with one day off, then six months with Guns 'n' Roses, with one day off and then five years with Bruce Springsteen. Exhilarated and exhausted." -Neal Preston
  • Neal Preston (born 1952, Queens NY ) is an Los Angeles-based photographer well-known for his photographs of rock musicians. He has worked closely with Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and many others. His archives were the primary source of still photographs for over 50 episodes of VH-1's music documentary series, Behind the Music. He dated Stevie Nicks (of Fleetwood Mac). His Iconic images include: Robert Plant, on stage in 1973 at Kezar Stadium, holding a dove in one hand, and a cigarette and a bottle of Newcastle in the other; Frank Zappa with a parrot in his head; Stevie M+NIcks with swirling scarves.
  • PRESS & PROMOTION: Gibson Guitar /Lightpower sponsored Launch event in Los Angeles at old Tower Records on Sunset Blvd-- with exhibition and party. Expect press in Rolling Stone, USA Today, LA Times, Esquire, GQ -- the book has the same publisher -- Reel Art Press -- and publicist as Total Excess by Micheal Zigaris. Preston loves to travel, tell stories and do events.
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Cameron Crowe's film credits include Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire and Vanilla Sky, among many more. He and Neal Preston worked together as writer/ photographer for numerous magazines and have been close friends for over 40 years. Dave Brolan edited the books Baron Wolman: The Rolling Stone Years, Trust: The Photographs of Jim Marshall, Real Moments: Bob Dylan by Barry Feinstein, Hell & Redemption: Johnny Cash by Andy Earl.

  

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Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted

Foreword by Cameron Crowe. Introduction by Dave Brolan.

"Alice Cooper, Los Angeles" (1977) is reproduced from 'Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted.'

"I want the reader at the end of this book to feel like they've just spent a year on the road with Zeppelin with one day off, then six months with Guns 'n' Roses, with one day off and then five years with Bruce Springsteen. Exhilarated and exhausted." -Neal Preston

Neal Preston is one of the greatest rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his 40-year career. Produced in collaboration with Preston, this book marks the first time he has allowed unrestricted access to his legendary archive, which is considered one of the music industry’s most significant and extensive photo collections.

This exceptional volume is a who’s who of rock royalty. Preston was the official tour photographer for Led Zeppelin, Queen, Bruce Springsteen and The Who, and has also extensively shot The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson and many more. The book includes his portraits, backstage moments, live performances, post-performance highs and lows, and outtakes.

Preston’s photographs vibrate with a palpable and inimitable intensity. He is a true insider, and the images are brought alive by his accompanying text—a mind-bending insight into life on the road as a rock-'n-roll photographer.

Los Angeles–based Neal Preston (born 1952) is considered the greatest rock photographer alive today. His career spans more than 40 years and his archive is one of the music industry’s largest and most significant photo collections. He has worked extensively with almost everyone in rock music, including Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac and many more.


"Alice Cooper, Los Angeles" (1977) is reproduced from 'Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted.'

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Photographer Neal Preston doesn’t just take pictures – he has caught some of music’s most memorable moments on camera, producing images that are more than a little rock’n’roll.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/31/2017

Neal Preston to launch 'Exhilarated and Exhausted' at Book Soup

Neal Preston to launch 'Exhilarated and Exhausted' at Book Soup

Friday, November 3 at 7PM, Reel Art Press, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. and Book Soup invite you to the LA launch and signing of Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted. Preston will speak about the book and his career as a photographer before a book signing.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/20/2017

Neal Preston & Cameron Crowe launch 'Exhilarated and Exhausted' at Rizzoli

Neal Preston launches Exhilarated and Exhausted at Rizzoli

Thursday, October 26 from 6-8PM, Reel Art Press, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. and Rizzoli invite you to the New York launch and signing of Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted. Prior to the signing, photographer Neal Preston will appear in conversation with filmmaker Cameron Crowe.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/4/2018

BACK IN STOCK! 'Exhilarated and Exhausted' by Neal Preston

BACK IN STOCK! 'Exhilarated and Exhausted' by Neal Preston

Congratulations Reel Art Press, publisher of one of our best-selling titles of 2017. This unapologetically exuberant photography collection has been impossible to keep in stock, but we are delighted to say that we've just received a fresh shipment. Think you don't care? Try again. This book is addictive. Pictured here, Elton John in Los Angeles, 1974. Elsewhere in this oversized 336-page rock explosion: Led Zeppelin, Queen, Mötley Crüe, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, The Who, Sid Vicious, Al Green, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin… there's not enough space to go on, but it just gets better. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/26/2017

Cameron Crowe on 'Exhilarated and Exhausted' author Neal Preston

Cameron Crowe on 'Exhilarated and Exhausted' author Neal Preston

“As Neal Preston continues to document … essential artists and the world we love, his work only seems to grow more vital,” Cameron Crowe writes in his Foreword to Exhilarated and Exhausted. “The powerful brew of what was once dangerous and thrilling is often reduced to a term now—‘classic rock.’ But once upon a more clandestine time it wasn’t just a download, it was a life … rock. Many an artist has squandered their original importance, flying into the arms of less substantial work. But these images live on. You can feel the music, the audience, the desperate need to find a place in the world, all of it in these photos because they were curated by the guy who felt it all when he pressed the button on the camera. They’re snapshots of what is most elusive—truth and fun and for that one moment, on that one night, the thrill of belonging.” Pictured here, Freddie Mercury, in 1978. continue to blog


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