From Crucifixion To Resurrection






07.05.2016

NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON KINDLE

In an effort to get From Crucifixion To Resurrection read by a larger audience (and to give overseas readers another, cheaper option), I am pleased to announce that I have today released the book through Amazon's Kindle service, available now.

It remains available in physical book format as well.







29.04.2016

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND - SAVE 25%!

Any copies bought before 11.59pm Monday (2nd May) will automatically save 25%!

So now's a great time to pick up From Crucifixion To Resurrection for only £7.49 inc p&p (UK price, please refer to the payments page for overseas discounted prices!)







09.12.2015

XMAS STOCKING OFFER - SAVE 20%!

Any copies bought before 11.59pm Sunday (13th December) will automatically save 20%!

So now's a great time to pick up From Crucifixion To Resurrection for only £7.99 inc p&p (UK price, please refer to the payments page for overseas discounted prices!)







04.11.2015

ROSES RETURN PROMO - SAVE 20%!

With the fantastic news that not only are The Stone Roses still together but they've announced their first 2016 live dates, (their first in nearly 3 years!) I've decided to do a limited offer! Any copies bought before 11.59pm Sunday (8th November) will automatically save 20%!

So now's a great time to pick up From Crucifixion To Resurrection for only £7.99 inc p&p (UK price, please refer to the payments page for overseas discounted prices!)

Now all we need is confirmation from the band that there will be a 3rd album! Fingers crossed!







15.10.2015

MORE COPIES NOW IN STOCK

After renewed interest in From Crucifixion To Resurrection I have ordered another batch of books. These are available to order now, priced at £9.99 delived (UK price, overseas customer please refer to the payments page.)

The book still remains in its original format, crammed with Roses info and dozens of pages of fan stories, as well as a discography, gigography, family tree, etc.







Feedback for the book:


"I really enjoyed this book. It is one of the most professional-looking self-published books you will see. There may be several pieces taken from the author’s websites, but I think the whole package works very well here in book format."

"It’s a book, of course, that Roses fans will enjoy – there is a different take to the typical biography – and is worth a read as an interesting insight into the life of the 'superfan'."


louderthanwar.com


"WOW! It's like a mini version of all Paul's sites put together so is easily the most informative Roses and related book going."

coolsgold (Don't Stop member)


"The thing that struck me about the book is that it is absolutely jam-packed with info. Just briefly flicking through it I found numerous things that were news to me, and bear in mind that I'm someone who posts regularly on a Roses fansite, owns and has read (and re-read) all of the Roses biographies and assorted books on the Roses, Ian Brown, etc., has seen the documentaries, devoured the music press of the 1990s, etc. Paul has done his research and it's hugely impressive that he's also done new and exclusive interviews for this book."

screamadelica (Don't Stop member)


"It's a belter. I've read hundreds of music books over the years and this is brilliant. There's some really poignant bits which really got me in some parts and full of information about the Roses and all the extended bands and characters involved. It's not like your regular book on the Roses or any of your bands usually full of what are really the same old stories rehashed. It's a book written by a fan for the fans."

Geza (Don't Stop member)





01.12.2014

LAST FEW COPIES IN STOCK

Seasons greetings! (too soon?!) I've reduced the price down further to clear the remaining books in stock. I've only around 15 left and every copy must go by New Year! Order now for Christmas delivery.

With currently no plans to reorder, this is the last opportunity to buy.







25.09.2014

LAST FEW COPIES IN STOCK

After being on sale for almost a year, I've nearly sold out of my last batch of books.

With currently no plans to reorder, this is the last opportunity to order.




"The remarkable thing about this book, written from the point of view of one of The Stone Roses’ biggest fans, is that it manages to document not when the band were most successful, or even, their least successful stage, but a long period of time when the band was not even together! Nonetheless, this is an extremely well put together book, and a success in its own right."

"Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It is one of the most professional-looking self-published books you will see. There may be several pieces taken from the author’s websites, but I think the whole package works very well here in book format."

"It’s a book, of course, that Roses fans will enjoy – there is a different take to the typical biography – and is worth a read as an interesting insight into the life of the 'superfan'."


louderthanwar.com


Please see further down for more feedback for From Crucifixion To Resurrection.



25.06.2014

BACK IN STOCK - DISPATCHING SOON!


My latest batch of books have now been received and are available to purchase. I will immediately begin dispatching backorders so if you've ordered your copy already, it should be with you soon. Please use the below link to place your order.





Thanks again for your support and interest in my book, particularly to all those who've read it already and taken the time to get in touch and give me some feedback!




"The remarkable thing about this book, written from the point of view of one of The Stone Roses’ biggest fans, is that it manages to document not when the band were most successful, or even, their least successful stage, but a long period of time when the band was not even together! Nonetheless, this is an extremely well put together book, and a success in its own right."

"Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It is one of the most professional-looking self-published books you will see. There may be several pieces taken from the author’s websites, but I think the whole package works very well here in book format."

"It’s a book, of course, that Roses fans will enjoy – there is a different take to the typical biography – and is worth a read as an interesting insight into the life of the 'superfan'."


louderthanwar.com





07.06.2014

NEW BATCH ON THE WAY / ORDER NOW!!




Just a quick update to let you know that I've ordered another short run of books and am pleased to say that I can now again accept orders. There's a very modest price increase, in line with increased printing and postage costs, hopefully this will not deter you from purchasing my self-published title!

Thanks again for your support and interest in my book, particularly to all those who've read it already and taken the time to get in touch and give me some feedback!




"The remarkable thing about this book, written from the point of view of one of The Stone Roses’ biggest fans, is that it manages to document not when the band were most successful, or even, their least successful stage, but a long period of time when the band was not even together! Nonetheless, this is an extremely well put together book, and a success in its own right."

"Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It is one of the most professional-looking self-published books you will see. There may be several pieces taken from the author’s websites, but I think the whole package works very well here in book format."

"It’s a book, of course, that Roses fans will enjoy – there is a different take to the typical biography – and is worth a read as an interesting insight into the life of the 'superfan'."


louderthanwar.com





12.03.2014

LOUDER THAN WAR.COM REVIEW

Popular music/culture site LouderThanWar.com features an in depth review of my book.

Overall I feel it's a pleasing review and casts my title in a good light, to read the review in full hop over to LouderThanWar.com.








03.01.2014

BACK IN STOCK / ORDER NOW




Hi all,

Firstly I hope you had a great holiday period and a good start to 2014! My second batch of books unexpectedly arrived this afternoon. After giving them the once over I'm happy to say that they are good to go!

I've got a bit of a backlog of orders now so I will begin packing up this evening and hopefully get all in the post tomorrow if I can get to the post office in time.

I will send a final dispatch email to confirm that your copy is in the post and on its way to you. If you'd like to order a copy, just click on the button above and follow the instructions on the payments page.

Thanks again for your support and interest in my book.





13.12.2013

FIRST BATCH SOLD OUT! MORE ON THE WAY!

As a further update, I'm happy to announce that the first batch has now completely sold out. I've ordered another small batch (of 50) which are on the way. You can still order copies here but I'm pretty sure that they will not arrive this side of xmas, I will though send out all outstanding orders as soon as the next lot of books arrive and will email any updates when I hear more from my printers!



I must give a massive thank you to everyone who's had a copy and for taking the time to read it to! I am really, genuinely, chuffed that so many of you have enjoyed it as much as you have!!



Feedback for the book:

"WOW! It's like a mini version of all Paul's sites put together so is easily the most informative Roses and related book going."

coolsgold (Don't Stop member)


"The thing that struck me about the book is that it is absolutely jam-packed with info. Just briefly flicking through it I found numerous things that were news to me, and bear in mind that I'm someone who posts regularly on a Roses fansite, owns and has read (and re-read) all of the Roses biographies and assorted books on the Roses, Ian Brown, etc., has seen the documentaries, devoured the music press of the 1990s, etc. Paul has done his research and it's hugely impressive that he's also done new and exclusive interviews for this book."

screamadelica (Don't Stop member)


"It's a belter. I've read hundreds of music books over the years and this is brilliant. There's some really poignant bits which really got me in some parts and full of information about the Roses and all the extended bands and characters involved. It's not like your regular book on the Roses or any of your bands usually full of what are really the same old stories rehashed. It's a book written by a fan for the fans."

Geza (Don't Stop member)


"It's a book that contains lots of heartfelt moments and Paul's love for all things including The Roses and Related comes shining through."

coolsgold (Don't Stop member)


"Great read with some new insight and detail. Proudly next to my other Roses' books on my shelf."

Ian P


"It was everything I wanted from a Roses book and is a nice informative companion to the other books out there. It brought back some real memories and it was interesting to think what I was doing when all the solo material was being released etc."

Zander


"You have done yourself proud with your book mate. Reading it you can tell it is a genuine labour of love. I would not hesitate to recommend it and it's up there as one of the best books on The Stone Roses."

Neil F


"From Crucifixion to Resurrection: The Stone Roses and Me is a book that just looks great. And also feels, when one picks it up, pleasantly solid and good-value-for-money (without being heavy)."

screamadelica (Don't Stop member)


"Really enjoying the book – well done. Great section on The Seahorses"

Alex S


"Also, Paul (rightly) treats the "solo years" as being every bit as important a part of the Roses' story as anything that the Roses did as the Roses. I'm unaware of any other book that delves into The Seahorses' second album, Aziz's own material, etc. All of this stuff is - at best - relegated to the footnotes of other Roses books (even stuff that got released, e.g. Marshall's House, is sometimes virtually ignored in other books)."

Screamadelica (Don't Stop member)







17.11.2013

ORDER NOW / NEW CONTENT

From Crucifixion To Resurrection (The Stone Roses & Me) is now available to order!

Dispatching has already begun with the first three batches on their way, so if you've ordered already you can expect your copy to be with you soon.



I have added more Fan photos to the Photos page.


I've also uploaded a high resolution pdf of my Stone Roses Family Tree to download as it was really the only page that didn't come out well in the print! You can also find it on the Photos page.





01.11.2013

PRE-ORDER NOW!

After what seems like an eternity, my first (and most likely only) book is now available for preorder. The UK price is £9.99 including all p&p (small parcel rate £2.60). Overseas customers, please refer to the payments page.



From Crucifixion To Resurrection is launched initially with a very limited run (mostly intended for family, friends & members of the Don't Stop Forum who have followed the project from the start).

Shipping will begin on 15th November 2013 and I hope to have all orders shipped as soon as possible but I ask for your patience in advance as posting will be done in batches and it will only be my wife & I making trips to the post office!

Please note: in the event that my first run sells out completely, delivery times will be subject to the time it takes for more copies to be printed and received.



01.10.2013

SYNOPSIS

From Crucifixion To Resurrection (The Stone Roses & Me)

An honest and personal account of The Stone Roses’ wilderness years by Paul Stevens, the man who kept the Roses’ candle burning longer and more passionately than most.

From Crucifixion To Resurrection begins with the release of Second Coming, when Stevens discovered the band, and charts his falling in love with their music and attitude.

It follows the Roses as they were torn apart limb from limb, dissolving acrimoniously after their infamous headline slot at Reading Festival 1996.

The book then tracks the band members’ individual efforts (that Stevens was also a huge fan of), observing Ian Brown and John Squire’s 15-year feud and optimistically looking for signs of repair and a possible road to reunion.

The author’s lifelong dreams were finally realized in October 2011 when a Stone Roses reunion was officially announced.

After this unexpected, but hugely desired reformation, From Crucifixion To Resurrection passionately charts the feverish anticipation generated in the build-up to the Roses’ record-breaking shows at Manchester’s Heaton Park in the summer of 2012. Stevens was, of course, in attendance for the first of these spectacular comeback gigs, and this is where his story ends, with a sense of accomplishment and the Stone Roses-shaped hole in his heart finally filled.

From Crucifixion To Resurrection is a must for any fan of The Stone Roses.














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