The Signature edition of A Perfect Silence is presented in a slipcase and jacket which are specially designed by James Marsh, and is signed by author Ben Wardle and James Marsh.
This is the first complete, in-depth biography of the Talk Talk leader and draws on scores of new and original interviews with, among others, Simon Brenner, producer Rhett Davies, Phill Brown, James Marsh, musical collaborators George Page, Phil Ramocon, Martin Ditcham, Dominic Miller, Mark Feltham, Johnny Turnbull, Robbie McIntosh and others. Talk Talk live sound engineer Chris Beale, long-time manager Keith Aspden, original A&R manager Ashley Goodall, old school friends, numerous industry figures, friends and acquaintances who knew him only after he’d retired all add fresh insight and perspective to this extensive and engaging biography.
About the author
Ben Wardle is a writer and lecturer in music business. He has written several books, and contributed features to publications including The Guardian, and The Word. He has written and presented regularly for BBC’s Front Row and hosted a podcast about vinyl for several years. Previously he was A&R for various record companies, signing artists including Sleeper, The Wannadies and Stephen Duffy.