The first biography to be written with full access to Michael Palin, it is a unique celebration of the life of a much-loved icon. Includes details of the influences which have shaped his extraordinary career, and his thoughts on everything from Python to the Sahara, and all points in between.
A witty, engaging celebration of the many and different comic sides of John Cleese, star and writer of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, and co-author of Families And How To Survive Them.
The first critical biography of Cook and Moore AKA Derek and Clive, AKA ‘troubled’ Peter Cook and ‘Cuddly’ Dudley. It tells the strange story of how the master inventor of the British satire boom and the most unlikely Hollywood sex symbol became friends, collaborators and the best of enemies.
Essential Neil Young from Rocket 88 is a personal exploration and celebration of the artists key songs, by highly respected writer and critic Steve Grant. Not a biography, it traces the first four decades of Young’s career in music, commenting on his life, times and influence on others.
Glen Matlock was a founding member of the Sex Pistols and co-wrote most of their iconic songs. His story of the Pistols’ rise to global infamy is an honest, insightful account of a group of intelligent malcontents, determined to change the music business and to attack hypocrisy and stale conventions in society at large. Glen brilliantly captures the flavour of seventies Britain and reveals the complexities and personality clashes that made the Pistols so explosive at that time.
Barrett is a premium quality, large format book, produced using the finest materials. It is full of unseen and rare images of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd. It collects and catalogues for the first time artworks and photographs by Syd himself.
This first official history of the group candidly tells the Fairport Convention story in the words and recollections of its past and present members. Their history is one of musical revolution and evolution. It is a tale of friendships formed, Folk Rock invented and dedication personified.
Spirit of Talk Talk is a finely crafted and lavishly produced book celebrating the music created by Talk Talk and illustrated with a treasure trove of images from long-time collaborator and renowned art designer James Marsh.
Pink Moon is a personal, original, and moving retelling of the life, death, and posthumous rise of Nick Drake from Danish poet Gorm Henrik Rasmussen. This is the only account of Nick’s life to include extensive interviews with Nick’s parents as well as others of his close friends. It is now available in English for the first time.
What you are about to read is the personal opinion of a team of music fans, journalists and editors on a wide variety of music tracks. Although, while that’s what they’re called in the post-iTunes world, back when they were first recorded and released, the songs discussed and celebrated in this book had been collectively known as ‘singles’, and came engraved on slabs of shellac (between 1949 and 1958 or so) and vinyl (from 1955 to 1995 or so).