|The Tapestry Of Delights Revisited - Vernon Joynson |
The Comprehensive Guide To British Music Of The Beat, R&B, Psychedelic And Progressive Eras 1963-1976
Year: 2008 | United Kingdom
Author: Vernon Joynson
Publisher: Borderline Productions
This is a completely revised and updated version of a book originally published in 1995, when it was nominated as the 4th Best Music Book of '95 by Record Collector and described as an impressive 600 page job that includes more across the board info than most rock encyclopaedias' by Q Magazine. Since then many entries have been rewritten, more have been added and all have been updated to include relevant releases since 1995.
This perfect bound book is nearly 1000 pages long whereas the previous edition was 632 pages, plus it contains a 12-page colour section. Expected to be the definitive publication on British Beat, Garage, Psychedelia, R&B, Progressive-rock, Merseybeat, Folk, Folk-rock, Jazz-rock, Blues-rock, Freakbeat & Glam-rock.
It contains personnel details, discographies, artist histories, biographical information, musical analysis and compilation listings in the same format as earlier editions, but in some entries there are recollections from band members. Individual entries also include details of reissues and retrospective compilations. Profusely illustrated with photos and album covers and with an updated international rarity scale. Collectors and 60's/70's rock fans will not want to miss this!