A Far Cry from Sunset

A Far Cry from Sunset IntroductionA Far Cry from SunsetIn the summer of three friends and I took an eight month journey across the two continents of America and Europe We were on a mission to get ten of the world s m

  • Title: A Far Cry from Sunset
  • Author: Billy Franks
  • ISBN: 9781479340903
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • IntroductionA Far Cry from SunsetIn the summer of 2005, three friends and I took an eight month journey across the two continents of America and Europe.We were on a mission to get ten of the world s most famous recording artists to record a tribute album to an unknown songwriter And that songwriter would be me.And as we travelled we were going to make a road movie aIntroductionA Far Cry from SunsetIn the summer of 2005, three friends and I took an eight month journey across the two continents of America and Europe.We were on a mission to get ten of the world s most famous recording artists to record a tribute album to an unknown songwriter And that songwriter would be me.And as we travelled we were going to make a road movie an epic chronicle of our quest, and a testament to our friendship.We made it and we called it, Tribute This The adventures we had and the people we met changed my life profoundly Not only its present but also how I viewed its past.Apart from our struggles with managers, publicists, security and even one or two of the artists themselves, we ran into so many people from ordinary walks of life cab drivers, hotel porters, fans standing in line to see their heroes, who couldn t do enough to help or encourage us on our journey.For one long summer, we lived life so brilliantly so full of laughter and a gathering sense of achievement that I wondered if the artists we were pursuing ever got to see life in anything like the same way.In contrast they seemed so protected, so hidden away, so cut off from the world that, towards the end of our travels, the thought occurred to me that, at that point in time, I wouldn t swap one year of their lives for one day of ours.My hope is that, in reading my account of those heady days, you will understand why.Billy Franks

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  • Billy Franks

    Billy Franks was the lead singer and songwriter for The Faith Brothers , whose two albums and six singles all made the UK chart Billy has since released six solo albums to critical acclaim Last summer he released a charity single in partnership with his friend, Prince Harry, to raise money for the Prince s African charity Sentebale.In addition to his musical passions, Billy was recently the focus of a feature length documentary film, called Tribute This The film chronicles the adventures of 4 friends as they travel the world to ask some of its biggest stars, Springsteen, McCartney, etc to appear on a tribute album to an unknown but worthy recipient of such an honour Billy Franks.Billy Franks lifetime dedication to his craft says it all Billy has devoted his entire life to song writing He has given so much to others through his music Dedicating ourselves to a project that would honor him was a no brainer on our part, said Mick McCleery Director of Tribute This A Far Cry from Sunset , chronicles the adventures of making the movie as well as stories from a musical career that involved touring with the likes of U2 and REM.

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  • When I received this book as a Goodread First Reads winner, I thought it would be fun to read about friends traveling together because I love to travel, but this book was so much more!! It was such a great book that I couldn’t put down. The way Billy Franks intertwines this awesome adventure with the rest of his life is enthralling! What a wonderfully written book with adventure, humor and even a few tears shed. Honestly, I hadn’t heard of the man before, but now, I’m a huge fan and I can [...]


  • For anyone looking for the inspiration it takes to follow your dreams, this is the book for you. This true story follows 4 friends who set out to approach celebrities about a possible tribute album to a relatively unknown musician, Billy Franks (check out his music, it's great). This book is half celebrating Billy's commitment to himself and his music and half humorous adventure. As the friends attempt to figure out the best way to track Bon Jovi's limo or approach Aaron Neville at a hotel, they [...]


  • This is an awesome book that takes you through the twists and turns, the outrageous slings and arrows of being a true artist. Mr. Franks' brutally honest, compelling memoir heralds a fresh new perspective on the music scene. He's a "working musician," someone who has worked in the industry for awhile, and lived to tell the story. It's a great tale of hero worship and striving for a huge goal. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a career in music — it is a unique perspect [...]


  • This is a rare gem of a book, in that it is the true story of a songwriter who has flirted only very briefly with fame, despite devoting his life to writing and performing his music. The book has two strands, being both an autobiography and also the story of a small group of friends making a music documentary called 'Tribute This'The basic premise of this film is that established rock performers are approached about recording one song each, written by the author himself, for an album. During thi [...]


  • I had been a Faith Brothers fan years ago, they were in fact the first concert I ever went to! I even had the great pleasure of meeting Billy a few years later. As well as being humble and sincere, i firmly believe that he didn't realise how talented he actually was! A Far cry from sunset is a wonderful, witty and candid account of his attempt to get 10 pop star legends to sing on a tribute album to an unknown song writer. The struggles faced mirrored the struggles that Billy had in his own care [...]


  • Thoroughly entertaining. I was facinated by the actual adventure (chasing the big names) but I was far more engrossed in Billy's story of how he came to be who he is, his family & friendships and the story of the Faith Brothers and his insights into the music business world. Anyoene who has even a passing interest in the "music biz" will not be able to put this book down. 5 stars.


  • I'll start by being frank, (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun) this book is an extraordinarily great read. This book is in no way an ordinary rock autobiography, it presents itself and through Billy Franks' music as so much more. Read the book and go listen to some of The Faith Brothers and Billy Franks' solo work You won't regret it.



  • An excellent read. Nothing like your usual autobiography. How has Billy kept going in the face of such adversity? Brilliant.Read about the man now go listen to his music.


  • What can I say about this book. I was an online friend of Billy. I discovered him when my local radio station at the time Bath FM played one of his songs and I managed to get in contact with him online. We had contact for 15 years and I was really sad to hear of his sudden passing last year. I watched the docufilm Tribute This! which this book is partly about where Billy and three of his very best friends go on a journey over the US and Europe tracking down 10 rock stars to make a tribute album [...]




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