Author signed books make for great gifts. Give the stories behind the music. A selection of first class books that take you closer to the music, critically acclaimed, independently published and great value.
You Can Drum But You Can’t Hide
Of all the iconic musicians and scenes that emanate from Manchester, Simon Wolstencroft is the one who joins up the dots: The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Fall and everywhere inbetween.
Have A Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction Hour
The full story of The Fall’s 1982 classic album Hex Enduction Hour by Paul Hanley, one of The Fall’s two drummers when Hex was created.
Leave The Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings
A brilliant refashioning of the story of Manchester music, paying proper tribute to the pioneers of the 1960s who not only had worldwide smash hits in their own right, but built the first world-class recording facilities outside of London that later empowered a whole new generation of punk and post-punk bands to take on the world free of intervention from the capital.
When Quiet Was the New Loud: Celebrating the Acoustic Airwaves 1998-2003
An affectionate reclaimation of the New Acoustic Movement, a musical era that although happened relatively recently, is already being purposefully forgotten.
Outtakes On Bob Dylan: Selected Writings 1967-2021
A compendium of over five decades of writing on Dylan for newspapers, magazines and journals by the pioneer of Bob Dylan Studies, plus a new extended essay on Rough And Rowdy Ways.
JUDAS!: From Forest Hills to the Free Trade Hall
In 1966 Bob Dylan and The Hawks found themselves at the epicentre of a storm of controversy. Their response? To unleash a cavalcade of ferocity from Melbourne to Manchester, from Forest Hills to the Free Trade Hall.
Trouble In Mind: Bob Dylan’s Gospel Years – What Really Happened
In 1979 Bob Dylan shocked his fanbase when he weas baptised a Christian and took an evangelical message of armageddon and the second-coming on the road with a full gospel show and a trio gospel-tinged albums. With access to a wealth of new material, Dylan expert Clinton Heylin brings a wholesale reevaluation of this period and reminds us why this may just be the greatest creative period of Dylan’s long and eventful career.
Thro’ My Eyes: A Memoir
Iain Matthews’s compelling memoir of a life on the road, in the studio and at home, through the eyes of one of our most enduring singer-songwriters. Choice of Signed Paperback or Signed Hardback Deluxe Edition complete with an accompanying double CDs.
In June 1968, Fairport Convention made their official album. In the next fifteen years, those founding Fairportees would form a veritable dynasty of English folk-rock. Drawing on interviews with all the musicians and key figures. Clinton Heylin has produced the definitive history of a folk-rock family in its golden era.
Anarchy in the Year Zero: The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Class of 76
Definitive account of Punk’s Year Zero, 1976, a youth cultural movement that changed the country for good.
SIGNED AND NUMBERED COLLECTORS EDITION
Song For My Father
A lifelong search for a father figure, skipping across the generations to weave a tale of how we relate, what we do with what we’ve got and what happens when some things just don’t work out the way we want them to.
King of Clubs
Maureen PrestThe only insider’s account of what really went on at the world-famous Batley Variety Club, an audacious and outrageous venture by the great James Corrgian and his wife Betty. This is a story full of love, lust, voodoo, glamour and gossip, with the A-Z of the showbiz stars of the day waltzing through the doors of this enormous club in the most unlikley settings.‘What was special about Batley was James
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