Light Years chronicles Scottish photographer Graham MacIndoe’s 20-year relationship with The National through newly published images, essays and quotes from members of the band. Graham took The National’s first official publicity photo in 2001, back when they were friends working in creative careers, lost touch with the band as their lives took very different paths, then reconnected in 2012 just as Trouble Will Find Me was released. Since then, Graham has documented recording sessions for The National’s last three albums and a multitude of gigs and rehearsals, capturing life in the studio, backstage and on the road. Graham’s black-and-white photographs provide a unique and intimate view of the band and their interactions with each other, their crew, family, friends and fans. The book is accompanied by a vinyl album of songs selected by Graham and Scott Devendorf from The National’s September 2018 performances at Forest Hills Stadium in New York.
Light Years is available for preorder exclusively in the Cherry Tree shop for 72 hours. There are 6 limited edition variants to choose from:
SIGNED Light Years Book & Print – Blue Vinyl – Limited Edition
SIGNED Light Years Book – Clear Vinyl – Limited Edition
Light Years Book – White Opaque / Blue Split Vinyl – Cherry Tree Exclusive – Limited Edition
Light Years Book – Light Brown Vinyl – Cherry Tree Exclusive – Limited Edition
Light Years Book – Clear 12″ Vinyl – Limited Edition
Light Years Book – Limited Edition
Limited to 3200 units, each book will be numbered. Signed bookplate is limited to 400 units. Limit 1 per customer. A portion of proceeds raised by the signed editions of Light Years will be donated to The National Touring Crew.