Photobook “Weird Al” Yankovic “Lights, camera, accordion!” Announcement


Featuring over 300 photos taken by longtime drummer and photographer Yankovic

Posted on July 28, 2022

The “Weird Al” revival – not to be confused with Beyoncé’s, which officially begins tonight – continues with the announcement of Lights, camera, accordion!a new photo book that brings together over 300 photos of Yankovic taken by his longtime drummer and photographer Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz.

Arriving November 15 on 1984 Publishing, the 256-page photobook will be sold as a standalone hardcover volume and as part of a limited-edition box set featuring exclusive illustrations, prints, postcards and more. Only 350 copies of the set will be produced.

Schwartz took more than 20,000 35mm photos of Yankovic over the four decades and changes he played with the comedian/musician, and he transferred many from the original negatives for Lights, camera, accordion! Photos include rare behind-the-scenes moments from the sets of videos like ‘Amish Paradise’, ‘Like a Surgeon’, ‘Gump’, ‘Smells Like Nirvana’, ‘The Saga Begins’ and more.

“It was another wonderful trip down memory lane for me, this time in vivid color,” Schwartz said in a statement. “We are currently on a tour of over 125 six month dates and I have shared the progress of the book with Al and the band, and they are as excited as I am! Fans have been very loyal to us for 40 years, and I know they will enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

And because there’s always been more “Weird Al” lately, you can also dig deeper into his mythology with the biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe. Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovicwhich arrives on November 4.


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