FOR YOUR SAKE:  Inside the Making of Shinedown's Amaryllis by Jonah Bayer & Atlantic Records

FOR YOUR SAKE: Inside the Making of Shinedown's Amaryllis

By Jonah Bayer & Atlantic Records

  • Release Date: 2012-03-26
  • Genre: Music
Score: 5
From 105 Ratings
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Remember the days of poring over your favorite band's expansive album artwork and liner notes while listening to the music, trying to get a deeper sense of what went into the creation of the record? Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown wants to bring that experience back - but in a bigger, better, and fully immersive way, only for the iPad.

FOR YOUR SAKE: Inside the Making of Shinedown's Amaryllis is an interactive album experience that tells the official story of Shinedown's new album, Amaryllis, through over 75 beautifully designed pages of words, stunning never-before-seen photos, videos, and more. Written by rock journalist Jonah Bayer and produced by Atlantic Records, FOR YOUR SAKE offers the only authorized account of the band's follow-up to their massively successful album, The Sound of Madness. The book takes the reader inside the story in a truly innovative way using Apple's new iBooks 2 - a first of its kind for a major recording artist.

Featuring four jam-packed sections of content:

• PART I: MAKING AMARYLLIS: Taking the reader inside the creative and recording processes and exploring the journey of the band's evolution through the making of the album.

• PART II: INSIDE SHINEDOWN: Revealing the band dynamics and how the four members worked together through both successes and struggles to make their vision of Amaryllis a reality.

• INSIDE THE SONGS with Brent Smith: In his own words, frontman and principle songwriter Brent Smith dissects the album track-by-track, providing unique insight and perspective about the genesis of the album's songs, including high-quality video commentary.

• INSIDE THE ARTWORK with David Harrigan: The Atlantic Records Creative Director who designed the album's complex artwork explains what went into this extremely rewarding process, dissecting the intricate elements of the beautiful piece of art. It also features an interactive image that lets the user explore the artwork on their own by diving into the individual elements to learn the meaning of their symbolism.

For both fans of Shinedown and music-tech enthusiasts everywhere, this book is a one-of-a-kind experience that's not to be missed.


  • I'll Follow You

    By ItalBella411
    I bought this book after my boyfriend suggested it to me. Shinedown is one of the first things we found we had in common, so anything related to the band has always been exciting for us. This being no exception. (Initially, I though it was just your everyday app) When I realized it was actually a book going through all of the background of Amaryllis I was thoroughly interested. Reading For Your Sake has me even more in love with the band I've been inspired by for many years. Everything about this album has so much more meaning after reading this book. I especially love that it takes you through each track from the album, talking to Brent Smith about the intentional thoughts and means behind each piece. I truly hope that, like it said in the book, this album is merely the next chapter in the life of an astounding group of musicians/artists. If you love Shinedown and enjoyed Amaryllis as much as I did, this book is a MUST read! So, do it!
  • Amazing

    By Zonkcat
    I bought the book on my mom's iPad and read it within a day. I loved the book, I love looking in depth at this kind of stuff, especially about Shinedown. The only thing is I wish I could get the book on my iTouch. I don't have an iPad and my mom doesn't let me use hers ever so I don't get to look back at it ever, which I would like to do on occasion. So my only complaint is that the book can't be put on my itouch
  • I Loved The Book

    By Sara Freund
    I loved how you guys told meaning to all songs & the love passion you have for the fans. And I love the all the songs & I love the inner action in the book by Brent where he explained some of the songs.
  • Amazing!

    By Katie620
    I couldn't wait to read this book I didn't have an iPad but when I finally got one I had to read this book. It gives you so much insight and makes you fall in love with the band even more. Didn't take long to read at all and I love the videos that were added during the chapter about each song.
  • For Your Sake: Inside the making of Shinedown's Amaryllis

    By R Neidlinger
    It's one thing to love a band, a band whose music, melodies, power, passion, lyrics and message speak to you at the same time. It's another thing to love and respect the actual people making this music and what they stand for.
  • Truly Amazing

    By Jude458
    This book is just plain amazing. I love the album and seeing how they put it together is really interesting. I'm a huge Shinedown fan, and this is a treasure for anyone who likes them.
  • Simply amazing

    By Drumgod21
    It took me forever to be able to get this due to not having an iPad, but after reading it and going through the photos, and interviews, it was well worth the wait! I love this band and if you like them even half as much, you'd love this iBook. There was so much I didn't know about these guys and after reading this, I am counting down the days until my next Shinedown show! These guys are the best in the business and this iBook is just proof of that!
  • Great inside look at a great band!

    By FV 70458
    Well written and informative. I especially enjoyed the section explaining the meaning of the songs. The ability to understand the reason the song was written for the writers perspective brings the music full circle. Music that is written as well as this group writes can be extremely powerful to different people for different reasons during specific times in their life. Without this commentary sometimes the authors intent of the songs gets lost inside individual interpretation.
  • Awesome!

    By Pmcelwain
    I think it is wonderful that Brent is howling the world there is life after addiction. I have been in recovery 21 years and I see this album as a story of my own life. This is book is better then any jacket cover out there.
  • Looking through the keyhole knowing the door is open...

    By Liberty-LadyB
    Shinedown is one of those groups where their music stands on its own. There is so much depth to the music and lyrics. The making of Amaryllis is genius! The format, stories, photography (a story in itself) and videos are like looking through the Shinedown keyhole. It leaves you wanting to open the door for more.