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Electric Eden

Electric Eden

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ISBN
9780571349654
Published
07/02/2019
9780571349654
Format
Paperback
Price
£6.99
Paperback
672

About the Book

A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits – books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

In this groundbreaking survey of more than a century of music-making in the British Isles, Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations. A sweeping panorama of Albion’s soundscape, from the pioneer spirit of Cecil Sharp to the visionary pop of Kate Bush, Julian Cope and Talk Talk, via the folk influences of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Mr Fox, Trees and the early outdoor music festivals, Electric Eden presents a landmark reading of this island’s music, and the spirit that informs it.

A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits – books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.In this groundbreaking survey of more than a century of music-making in the British Isles, Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations. A sweeping panorama of Albion’s soundscape, from the pioneer spirit of Cecil Sharp to the visionary pop of Kate Bush, Julian Cope and Talk Talk, via the folk influences of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Mr Fox, Trees and the early outdoor music festivals, Electric Eden presents a landmark reading of this island’s music, and the spirit that informs it.
  • Rob Young

    Rob Young is the author of Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music, Rough Trade and Warp, and the editor of Undercurrents: The Hidden Wiring of Modern Music and The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music. He has contributed to publications including The Wire, Uncut, the Guardian, Sight & Sound, Frieze and Art Review. He lives in Oslo.

“An incredible trip . . . both educative and gripping.”
- Allan Jones, Uncut
“A thoroughly enjoyable read and likely to remain the best-written overview for a long time.”
- Michel Faber, Guardian 'Book of the Week'

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