October 23, 2021
Photo: Ross Halfin

Rufus Publications and Ross Halfin are proud to present a huge, new, limited edition book The Black Crowes featuring thousands of unseen images from Ross‘ extensive library.

Produced alongside Chris and Rich Robinson the book is a huge photographic essay on the band, formed in Marietta Georgia in 1984. The book features introductions from both brothers and as Chris Robinson says in his introduction, “To say that The Black Crowes & Mr. Halfin have a long history together is most definitely an understatement. Here in these photographs you will see & feel.”

As Ross remembers. “Could I tell you stories about this band? I could probably tell you a hundred, and one of the highlights was seeing them opening for The Rolling Stones at Wembley Stadium and whilst doing an hour’s set they did a 25-minute version of Thorn in My Pride. In hindsight, perhaps not the best idea to warm up 90,000 people, although I did think it would be funny if they put it out as a single and called it the “Radio edit” – but that’s not really the point to this, it’s something I remembered which made me laugh, then again I saw them at The Forum in London when they did a really succinct and great rendition of the Joe Tex song Hush made famous by Deep Purple“.

Two editions of the book will be available:

  • A huge 600 page plus edition, numbered and signed by Chris and Rich Robinson complete with a luxury slipcase and lenticular print and a stripped down 300 page version, unsigned.
  • Both books measure 245mm x 345mm. The Deluxe version will cost £300 and the Standard Edition will cost £89 plus delivery worldwide.

The book will go on pre-sale at 3pm UK time on Friday October 29th and will ship in March 2022.