NOW AVAILABLE!!! This is the next title in the series that has already brought us Fuzz, Acid and Flowers (US psych, prog and hippie-rock 1963-1976) (2010) and The Two-Volume Tapestry of Delights (UK rock, pop, beat, R&B, folk, psych and prog 1963-1976) (2014).
Following exactly the same format as for The Two-Volume Tapestry of Delights Vernon covers Australian, New Zealand, African, Turkish and Middle Eastern Rock, Pop, Folk, Psych And Prog Between 1963 and 1976.
There are hundreds of entries (large and small) in this volume. Each entry provides detailed artists discographies (album, EP and 45). The discographies are extremely detailed and, for most entries, artists’ overseas releases are included, as well as comprehensive reissue information, details of retrospective compilations and appearances on various artists’ compilations, where applicable. Most entries contain bibliographical details and descriptions and critiques of the music in as much detail as possible. A rarity scale is provided for albums and EP releases.
The book’s scope is even wider than the title suggests with some other genres, such as jazz and rock-soul, partly covered too.
The Turkish and Israeli album, EP, 45 and song titles included have been translated into English wherever possible to make them more accessible to English-speaking readers.
The African section encompasses music from several sub-Saharan countries, including Afro-rock from Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia; as well as rock and pop from South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The book is profusely illustrated throughout and contains a 12-page colour section. It is a numbered, limited edition publication of no more than 850 copies (the precise quantity is still to be finalised). There is nothing currently in print similar to this!
Paperback only (there will be no hard back edition of this book).
768 pages; 29.7 x 21 cm plus a 12-page colour section.
Publication: May 2017
'Delight? It's f**king heavy man!...
Whilst the book covers both psych and prog in much detail, it also sets out to cover all UK-based pop and rock artists (other than soul or reggae artists) who released vinyl between 1963 and 1976 and who are likely to be of interest to record collectors. This meas that as well as psych and prog acts, artists releasing mainstream rock & pop, beat, R&B, folk, folk-rock, jazz-rock and glam-rock are all covered too. The scope of the book is much wider than 'Fuzz, Acid and Flowers' that focuses on the US. This is because the UK is a much smaller country and had far less acts in this era than the US so it's possible to include more genres. There is just a relatively short list at the end of the book of artists who recorded between 1963 and 1976 who are not included. These are mostly artists' whose heyday was in the early sixties but who continued to record after 1963.
So the book aims to document almost all UK artists who recorded between 1963 and 1976 that are likely to be of interest to record collectors. It starts with the emergence of beat and ends at the emergence of punk. The early punk acts are not included as they wee covered in our 2001 publication 'Up Yours!'
ALSO AVAILABLE: A Limited Edition Hard Back (600 copies only)
There is also a limited edition of 600 numbered faux leather bound copies with gold embossed lettering.
Copies are ALSO available directly for £99.99 plus postage from: F. Minor, Unit 8, Commercial Mews North, 45a Commercial Road, Eastbourne, Sussex BN21 3XF, Tel: +44 (0)13-2373-6598, Fax: +44 (0)13-2373-8763 or email@example.com.
What The Press Have Said About Previous Books:
Mojo: 'Mind-blowing in terms of detail and scope... it faultlessly documents the era of fuzz guitar and cheesy Farfisa organ'
Record Collector: 'Like... just... totally mindblowing, dude...'
Shindig: 'A literal monster of a book... the last word on US '60s and '70s garage and psychedlia'
60sgaragebands.com: 'should be on the bookshelf of anybody remotely interested in the groups and artists that painted the '60s musical landscape.'
PSYCH TRAIL MIX #6: 'Honestly, I’d consider this the Bible for fans of 60’s Garage/Psychedelia!'
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