The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess chases vinyl recommended to him by Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr in new book

'Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco' is out in July

Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans, is set to publish his second book.

Titled Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco, the book will come out via Faber and Faber on July 21. It’s the second book Burgess has written after his 2012 autobiography Telling Stories and can be pre-ordered here.

According to a press release, the book sees Burgess “getting in touch with people he admires” and “asking them to suggest an album for him to track down on his travels”. People featured in the book includes Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr and David Lynch, “giving an insight into what makes them tick”.

“Tim Burgess is a crusader and vinyl’s epic voyager. He knows why pop’s art, a culture and a cure. Learn and listen. He knows good things,” Johnny Marr says ahead of the book’s release.


The Charlatans released their twelfth album ‘Modern Nature’ in January 2015, their first release since 2010’s ‘Who We Touch’ and the death of drummer Jon Brookes in 2013.

The band recently revealed a remix of their song ‘Keep Enough’ by Peter Bjorn & John.