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  • A Memoir
  • By: Andy Summers
  • Narrated by: Andy Summers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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One Train Later

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Summary

In this extraordinary memoir, world-renowned guitarist Andy Summers provides a revealing and passionate account of a life dedicated to music. From his first guitar at age 13 and his early days on the English music scene to the ascendancy of his band, The Police, Summers recounts his relationships and encounters with the Big Roll Band, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, the Animals, John Belushi, and others, all the while proving himself a master of telling detail and dramatic anecdote.

But of course, the early work is only part of the story, and Andy's account of his role as guitarist for The Police---a gig that was only confirmed by a chance encounter with drummer Stewart Copeland on a London train---has been long-awaited by music fans worldwide. The heights of fame that The Police achieved have rarely been duplicated, and the band's triumphs were rivaled only by the personal chaos that such success brought about, an insight never lost on Summers in the telling.

One Train Later is a constantly surprising and poignant memoir, the work of a world-class musician and a first-class writer.

©2006 St Martins Press (P)2022 Andy Summers c/o Very Serious Comedy Ltd

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A truly insightful music bio

Brilliantly written and composed throughout by Andy and his softly spoken voice was perfect with the narration which made it easy listening and all the more enjoyable.
Fascinating insight to the band and all their inevitability of global superstar music and demise with the infighting, but still superb music. Great job by Andy one of the best guitarists and quiet one of the music industry in the early 80s of excess and showmanship. The man defies his age too - have you seen his pic lately? Can’t be 80 surely. Excellent bio recommend.

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Inspiring

Music is the way. Though a large part is dedicated to his time in The Police, Andy’s masterful story telling of his evolution is intelligent, insightful, inspiring and, at times, very funny! There is an underlying humility but his talents are never in doubt. I’d like to hear the post Police stories too, the squaring of the circle (to a degree). Very highly recommended.

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Well worth a listen

I thought it was great. I honestly had little idea of the backstory behind the police (and actually only a fleeting interest in the band), let alone Andy Summers' story. I learnt a lot. And for a music autobiography, it's very well written, avoiding a lot of the tabloid-esque detail with a greater focus on the music. Obviously an intelligent and well read guy. Obviously a great guitarist. Would've loved a bit of musical accompaniment in the book.

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Excellent

Absolutely marvellous. I learnt a lot about the man. A very interesting insight into his career before the police and in the police. His personal life's ups and downs. A very well read listen, by the man himself. I was gutted when it ended where it did, as I wanted to know more about his career after the police, his solo albums etc, the reunion of the police is not included, which is a shame. Maybe that will be another book, eh Andy? We want more....

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Brilliant!

A very well written and narrated account of an extraordinary musician and an extraordinary band. Even if you don’t like The Police you will still enjoy this book.

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Best music autobiography ever!

I didn't know Andy had been in so many bands, he's so much more interesting than Sting, who knew! Amazing book, amazing life. 100% recommend.

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