The Ray Phillips Story: An Awful Biography Of A Great Life – From Budgie To Tredegar And Beyond
The first 150 books ordered will include a limited-edition 12-track sampler CD of Ray's work over the years with Ray Phillips Woman, Titus Oats, Tredegar, Six Ton Budgie and solo, including four previously unreleased tracks.
Each book will be personally signed by Ray.
Drummer Ray Phillips was a founding member of influential Welsh heavy rockers Budgie. After leaving Budgie in late 1973, Ray formed Ray Phillips Woman, a group that would tread the boards all over the UK from 1974–77.
Ray would eventually reunite with ex-Budgie guitarist Tony Bourge in Freeze, Storm and then Tredegar – the latter band releasing an accomplished self-titled album in 1986. After Tredegar, Ray recorded albums under the Six Ton Budgie moniker and then in 2011 he released his first solo album, ‘Judgement Day’.
In The Ray Phillips Story: An Awful Biography of a Great Life – From Budgie to Tredegar and Beyond, Ray tells the story of his life. It’s a personal and musical journey filled with trials, tribulations and triumphs… and a jolly good laugh!
The 496-page book is printed in full colour on high-quality 115gsm gloss paper. The book contains 118,000 words and over 600 images, many of which you won't have seen before.
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Back To The Egg: Budgie's Influential Early Years 1967-73
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This book is about the early days of the influential Welsh rock band Budgie, covering from the start of the band in 1967 until the end of 1973. 'Back To The Egg' is the second edition of the book first released as 'Budgie's First Three Albums' in 2013.
The second edition has new and rearranged text, including further information about the early days based on a 1997 interview with Burke Shelley. There are also more than 100 new images, including a new chapter with 20 previously unseen offstage photos taken circa 1968/69 by early road manager Howard Coates.
The second edition has been printed in the UK and each copy ordered will be personally signed by original Budgie drummer Ray Phillips.
The book has 221 pages, 55,000 words and 375 images. It is printed in full colour on high-quality 115gsm gloss paper.
The Awful Biography + Back To The Egg combo
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Order both Ray Phillips' autobiography ‘An Awful Biography of a Great Life – From Budgie to Tredegar and Beyond’ and the second edition of the first Budgie book 'Back To The Egg: Budgie's Influential Early Years 1967-73' together, and save a fiver.
The first 150 orders of Ray's book will include a 12-track sampler CD of Ray's work over the years with Ray Phillips Woman, Titus Oats, Tredegar, Six Ton Budgie and solo, including four previously unreleased tracks.
Both books will be personally signed by Ray.
Both books will be shipped together.
Time To Remember: Budgie's Heavy Revolution 1980-2010
The first 250 books ordered will include a supplementary 36-page photo booklet called 'Budgie in Black and White', which includes full-page photos from across the three books plus a few new ones.
The book 'Time To Remember: Budgie's Heavy Revolution 1980-2010' kick offs with guitarist John Thomas joining the band. John's arrival would prove to be just the tonic needed to launch Budgie, refreshed and re-invigorated, into the 1980s.
The 140,000-word book includes comprehensive new interviews with John Thomas, Simon Lees, Andy Hart and the 1982 Polish tour promoter, among others. The book also includes more than 750 images, including photos from Justin Thomas, Ian Dickson, Phil E Neumann, Sonia Waterfield, Barry Plummer and many others.
The 434-page book is printed in full colour on high-quality 113gsm matte art paper.