From Matt at The Flood Gallery: "The first thing to say is that Robert Smith has written the foreword for the book. At the outset this wasn’t though possible because of his touring schedule, but obviously Tom (and us) are over the moon and we really want to shout about this and spread the word.
‘These ware taken on a sunny Sunday afternoon, June 1990 in Buckinghamshire. I think the band were doing demos or recording at an old house that was once owned by the actor Dirk Bogarde. I did a few shots in the garden, then set up inside with my make-shift portable studio; 3 Bowens flash units , umbrellas, soft boxes, honeycombs etc. They had laid on some food and drink for our arrival, which is very much them..’ Tom Sheehan
‘Robert Backstage while filming ‘The Cure in Orange’ at the Theatre D’Orange. France, August 1986.
It was baking hot outside so I pulled him in out of the sun to rattle off a few ‘cheesy’ shots with the clapperboard. We spent two days there, a run-through, camera check, close ups etc. on the Saturday. On the Sunday the concert itself filmed by Tim Pope and his team. The film was later released on VHS where if you look close enough I have a ‘walk off ‘ part! After the show there was a bit of a knees up / celebration at the hotel … all good knockabout fun.’ Tom Sheehan
For the launch/signing event, we have provisionally booked this in for Wednesday 30th November at The Cannick Tapps bar. Once this is absolutely confirmed, we’ll let you know but its 99%. Hope you all can make it!
This is obviously going to be a fantastic book! If you haven't already, you can pre-order it here,