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Life, Music, Elton and Me
  • Author
    • Bernie Taupin
Edition of 100
Regular price £750
Regular price Sale price £750

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  • Published: Nov 11 2023
  • 3940 g
  • 371 x 566mm
  • ISBN: 9781800962026

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About the Deluxe Edition

Presented in a unique, debossed, presentation clamshell case, this collector’s edition comprises:

  • deluxe numbered printing of Scattershot, bound in a beautiful real cloth with artwork designed and signed by Bernie Taupin.
  • limited edition, large, hand signed print of Bernie's ‘Love Me Again’ artwork on high-quality gicleé stock at approximately 9 x 11 inches.
  • A facsimile reproduction of Bernie’s handwritten epilogue in US letter size (280 x 216 mm).
  • An exclusive and never-before-heard story, read and recorded by Bernie, on a Scattershot USB stick.
  • special, large print of the original handwritten lyrics to ‘Scarecrow’ (280 x 216 mm).
  • Custom-made souvenir VIP backstage pass and vintage-style, numbered concert ticket for the ‘Scattershot Tour.’
  • A Monoray certificate of authenticity signed by the publisher.
  • This edition is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies, plus 10 proofs.

About Scattershot

Half of one of the greatest creative partnerships in popular music, Bernie Taupin is the man who wrote the lyrics for Elton John, who conceived the ideas that spawned countless hits, and sold millions and millions of records.

Written with honesty and candour, Scattershot allows the reader to witness events unfolding from Taupin's singular perspective, sometimes front and center, sometimes from the edge, yet always described vibrantly, with an infectious energy that only a vivid songwriter's prose could offer.

From his childhood in the East Midlands of England to the glittering, star-studded fishbowl of ‘70s and ‘80s Beverly Hills, Scattershot is an exciting, multi-decade whirlwind around the globe, and into the colourful imaginings of one of music’s most legendary lyricists.


UK & International Shipping

Shipping is free for UK customers. International shipping costs are calculated at checkout. We use an end-to-end tracked service on all orders. This means that no matter where you are, you will be kept up to date on your delivery.

Tell me more about the souvenir concert ticket and VIP pass

The souvenir VIP pass in this deluxe edition pays homage to Bernie’s own collection of VIP passes. Our vintage-style souvenir concert ticket contains a number of easter egg references for eagle-eyed fans: the day of the week (a pretty good night for combat); the date (the release date of which wildly successful Elton and Bernie song?); the timings (the opening lyrics of another top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic); the cost (an important year as described by Bernie in the book); the venue (a place close to Bernie and Elton’s hearts); and the seat location (the same is occupied by a young man in a song written in 1973). Can you work them out?

What is the format of the recorded extra chapter?

Loaded onto a USB in MP3 format, the chapter was recorded at a studio in LA selected by Bernie and can be accessed on most platforms.


When can I expect my copy?

We use a 24hr tracked service for UK deliveries and customers should receive copies within 2-3 working days. International customers will be a little longer depending on where they are in the world – we do use a premium, tracked service and you will be updated with your tracking info as soon as your order has been dispatched. 

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