Metallica: Back to the Front 
by Matt Taylor
Foreword by James Hetfield

"A fun, ugly, gritty, true account of the 
Master of Puppets days."
James Hetfield
JAWS: Memories From Martha's Vineyard 
by Matt Taylor
Foreword by Steven Spielberg

"An astonishing behind-the-scenes anthology 
of pictures, recollections, and anecdotes."
Steven Spielberg

JAWS: Memories From Martha's Vineyard by Matt Taylor, with foreword by director Steven Spielberg, has received worldwide acclaim since its release in June 2011, garnering the accolade of Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011.  An EXPANDED 2nd Edition is now available through TITAN BOOKS in association with MOONRISE MEDIA. 

The filming of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 mega blockbuster JAWS is regarded as a landmark event in both the history of motion pictures and the quaint New England island of Martha’s Vineyard. The geographic isolation of the Island, located eight miles off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, necessitated the hiring of hundreds of locals to work as actors and laborers and to assist with the production’s groundbreaking special effects. Among this virtual army of hometown participants were numerous professional and amateur photographers, each with full access to the production’s inner workings. Now, for the first time, their behind-the-scenes photographs and stories have been compiled into a treasure trove of JAWS rarities, a one-of-a-kind collection sure to please even the most die-hard JAWS aficionados. Included are interviews with JAWS Production Designer Joe Alves, Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, Location Casting Director Shari Rhodes, and more—providing an unprecedented all-access pass to the creation of some of the most memorable and terrifying scenes in motion picture history.

"The stories are wonderfully minute and personal, yet add up to as large and complete an evocation as any true “Jaws” fan  could ever hope to have.  A thoroughly enjoyable read." 
Vince Gilligan

"The book I have been waiting for since 1975." 
Greg  Nicotero

"An absolutely masterful job... this book brought back so many incredible memories of the JAWS 
experience on the Vineyard... an incredible history of the making of this film." 
Richard Zanuck

"A gorgeously produced coffee table book. Taylor’s work ambitiously offers what amounts to a nearly 
scene-by-scene accounting of the making of one of history’s most-beloved films."
 Kirkus Reviews

"One  of  the most amazing making-of-a-movie books ever."
Michael Gingold
  Fangoria Magazine

"Chock full of anecdotes and bursting with more than 1000 pix shot by residents that have never 
been seen before. This behind-the-scenes beauty is an absolute must have."
Library Journal

"It is charming and as handsome and thorough as any book about a film production could hope to be."
Chicago Tribune

Metallica: Back to the Front tells the amazing, fully authorized story of the band’s seminal Master of Puppets album and tour.

Released on March 3, 1986, Metallica’s Master of Puppets album became an instant classic and announced the band as the most electrifying new voice in rock. Thirty years later, this six-time platinum album is considered to be the high-water mark of Metallica’s incredible career, with songs like “Battery,” “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” and the title track, “Master of Puppets,” still a staple of their sell-out live shows. Sadly, this hugely successful period for Metallica was marred by a tragedy that shook the band to its foundation: the death of bassist Cliff Burton in a tour bus accident on September 27, 1986. 

For the first time, Metallica: Back to the Front tells the fully authorized story of the creation of the Master of Puppets album and the subsequent tour. Featuring new and exclusive interviews with band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett, this is the definitive account of the most venerated period of Metallica’s history, from the incredible highs of touring in support of Ozzy Osbourne to the lows of losing a key member of the band and crucial part of the Metallica sound. Metallica: Back to the Front will also feature interviews with other important figures in the band’s history, including managers Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch, Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin, Anthrax band members Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, and many, many more.

Filled with hundreds of never-before-seen images from the band’s personal archives, this deluxe volume will combine an in-depth narrative with stunning visuals, taking fans further into this defining period of the band’s career than ever before. Released to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the Master of Puppets album and tour, Metallica: Back to the Front is created with the full cooperation and support of the band. The result is a treasure trove of stories, anecdotes, and never-before-seen photographs that legions of Metallica fans will cherish for generations to come.

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