Présentation de l'éditeur
Completely revised and updated edition, now a set that comes as two volumes! The original, published in 1995, was chosen as the fourth Best Music Book of the year 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. Joynson covers British rock and pop between 1963 -76. Included are full discographies as well as personnel details, biographical info and more.
Features hundreds of new entries, with detailed discographies for all artists, and expanded critiques as well. An updated rarity scale is provided for all UK releases. Each of the two volumes is profusely illustrated throughout and contains an 8-page colour section.
This set of two books is lovingly written and compiled by a collector (helped by other collectors) for collectors and lovers of sixties and seventies rock and pop.
Biographie de l'auteur
has been writing rock encyclopaedias since 1984. He is best known for his trilogy of encyclopaedic guides focusing on the period between 1963 and the mid-seventies. Fuzz, Acid and Flowers
focuses on US garage, psych and hippie-rock of the 1964-1975 era. It was first published in 1993 and revised and updated in 1995, 2004 and 2010. The Tapestry of Delights
covers rock and pop of the beat, R&B, psych and prog eras spanning from 1963 to 1976. It was first published in 1995 and revised and updated in 1998, 2006 and 2014. Dreams Fantasises and Nightmares From Faraway Lands
focuses on rock, pop, beat, folk, folk-rock, blues-rock, psychedelia, flower pop, garage, progressive rock and more from Canada and Australasia in the era. It was first published in 1999 and also included an introduction to Latin American beat, psychedelia, garage and progressive rock. It was revised in 2008 with a new section on South Africa added.
Most people that know them regard this trilogy of tomes as the definitive encyclopaedic guides on their subject matters.