FOR YOUR SAKE: Inside the Making of Shinedown's Amaryllis
Jonah Bayer & Atlantic Records
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Remember the days of poring over your favorite band's expansive album artwork and liner notes while listening to the music, trying to get a deeper sense of what went into the creation of the record? Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown wants to bring that experience back - but in a bigger, better, and fully immersive way, only for the iPad.
FOR YOUR SAKE: Inside the Making of Shinedown's Amaryllis is an interactive album experience that tells the official story of Shinedown's new album, Amaryllis, through over 75 beautifully designed pages of words, stunning never-before-seen photos, videos, and more. Written by rock journalist Jonah Bayer and produced by Atlantic Records, FOR YOUR SAKE offers the only authorized account of the band's follow-up to their massively successful album, The Sound of Madness. The book takes the reader inside the story in a truly innovative way using Apple's new iBooks 2 - a first of its kind for a major recording artist.
Featuring four jam-packed sections of content:
• PART I: MAKING AMARYLLIS: Taking the reader inside the creative and recording processes and exploring the journey of the band's evolution through the making of the album.
• PART II: INSIDE SHINEDOWN: Revealing the band dynamics and how the four members worked together through both successes and struggles to make their vision of Amaryllis a reality.
• INSIDE THE SONGS with Brent Smith: In his own words, frontman and principle songwriter Brent Smith dissects the album track-by-track, providing unique insight and perspective about the genesis of the album's songs, including high-quality video commentary.
• INSIDE THE ARTWORK with David Harrigan: The Atlantic Records Creative Director who designed the album's complex artwork explains what went into this extremely rewarding process, dissecting the intricate elements of the beautiful piece of art. It also features an interactive image that lets the user explore the artwork on their own by diving into the individual elements to learn the meaning of their symbolism.
For both fans of Shinedown and music-tech enthusiasts everywhere, this book is a one-of-a-kind experience that's not to be missed.
See it and read it to believe it!
After listening to the album, I absolutely had to buy the book. Once I find the time, I'm going to listen to the album while I read! The commentary and photos are brilliant, and it's interactive with all the hidden gems. Very well put together, a true compliment to the masterpiece that is Amaryllis!
Through the looking glass...
This was the perfect companion to Amaryllis! My sister, niece, and I drove around listening to Amaryllis and talking about what the songs meant to us, and how they made us feel - as well as which ones were our first listen favorites. We then came home and downloaded this amazing iBook. Watching the commentary on our big screen TV and exploring the artwork was wonderful! The closest I can compare it to would be holding my first "gatefold" album cover back in the day and devouring every morsel of information from the music and album. Thank you for bringing that experience to the digital age!
Anyone considering this iBook, whether you are a Shinedown fan or just a fan of music, it's a wonderful look into just what this band went through giving birth to this album. It allows us all a glimpse through the looking glass into a world most people have never seen.
Love this book! Have to agree with others though, it would be great to have it on my iPhone too. I don't always have the iPad with me. Shinedown rules!! \m/