When we started talking to people from John's life, it became clear that his life held so many amazing stories and such an astounding body of creative work, that we needed to share this with all of you, as a definitive work.
We reached out to renowned writer and journalist Nick Shilton, for whom John had the utmost respect both personally and professionally.
With time and patience from Nick and content from friends and family, collaborators and bandmates we have created a perfect and iconic coffee table book. This is accompanied by the 6 solo studio albums of John's career.
The content of the book is varied and rich in stories from some of the great names in music to the biggest names in John's life. From Robert Fripp, to Robert Wetton John's brother,the interviews weave together the varied and rich strands of John's story to give a never before seen insight into the life and works of an Extraordinary Life.
Over the coming years, as the John Wetton legacy grows organically, we hope to add more music to the boxset, and the website will provide more stories and pictures as they are shared with us.
The John Wetton Legacy is about all of us, about sharing, remembering John, the way he impacted our lives, and how he continues to do so. Please share your stories, photographs, and memories with us. We will be updating the website with more details and ordering information shortly.
The boxset will be available exclusively through www.burningshed.com.
“As a young kid, sharing your father with the world, might feel like losing part of him. Growing up, you learn that sharing is the highest form of love and that love multiplies going from soul to soul. So, it is with great pride that I share my father with you, through the music and the words of this boxset.”
"John was more than a master musician/songwriter. His humanity through his willingness to tell his story of personal struggle inspired everyone he touched. His enduring legacy is just as much about the man, as it is about the wonderful body of music. He will always be a guiding beacon in my own daily life"
"Over more than two decades I had seen John play live many times (with Asia, Icon, U.K. and on a solo basis) and interviewed him on numerous occasions for various rock music publications. But beyond that I had also had various memorable lunches and dinners with him, usually in London, and got to know the man behind the music on a person
"Over more than two decades I had seen John play live many times (with Asia, Icon, U.K. and on a solo basis) and interviewed him on numerous occasions for various rock music publications. But beyond that I had also had various memorable lunches and dinners with him, usually in London, and got to know the man behind the music on a personal basis and outside the confines of a concert or interview situation. Conducting the many interviews that lie at the core of the book which will accompany the John Wetton boxset has been not only a labour of love but also a fascinating experience, giving me deeper insight into both John's musical genius and his humanity."
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