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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

ISBN
9780571353439
Published
01/10/2020
9780571353439
Format
Hardback
Price
£20.00
Paperback
688

About the Book

David Bowie. Culture Club. Wham!. Soft Cell. Duran Duran. Sade. Adam Ant. Spandau Ballet. The Eurythmics.


ExcellentGuardian Hugely enjoyableIrish Times Dazzling’ LRB 'Fascinating' New Statesman 'An absolute must-read' GQ

One of the most creative entrepreneurial periods since the Sixties, the era of the New Romantics grew out of the remnants of post-punk and developed quickly alongside club culture, ska, electronica, and goth. The scene had a huge influence on the growth of print and broadcast media, and was arguably one of the most bohemian environments of the late twentieth century. Not only did it visually define the decade, it was the catalyst for the Second British Invasion, when the US charts would be colonised by British pop music – making it one of the most powerful cultural exports since the Beatles.

In Sweet Dreams, Dylan Jones charts the rise of the New Romantics through testimony from the people who lived it.

For a while, Sweet Dreams were made of this.

David Bowie. Culture Club. Wham!. Soft Cell. Duran Duran. Sade. Adam Ant. Spandau Ballet. The Eurythmics.‘Excellent’ Guardian ‘Hugely enjoyable’ Irish Times ‘Dazzling’ LRB 'Fascinating' New Statesman 'An absolute must-read' GQ One of the most creative entrepreneurial periods since the Sixties, the era of the New Romantics grew out of the remnants of post-punk and developed quickly alongside club culture, ska, electronica, and goth. The scene had a huge influence on the growth of print and broadcast media, and was arguably one of the most bohemian environments of the late twentieth century. Not only did it visually define the decade, it was the catalyst for the Second British Invasion, when the US charts would be colonised by British pop music – making it one of the most powerful cultural exports since the Beatles.In Sweet Dreams, Dylan Jones charts the rise of the New Romantics through testimony from the people who lived it. For a while, Sweet Dreams were made of this.
  • Dylan Jones

    Dylan Jones studied at Chelsea School of Art and St. Martin’s School of Art. A former editor at i-D, The Face, Arena, the Observer and the Sunday Times, he is currently the Editor-In-Chief of GQ. He has won the British Society of Magazine Editors “Editor of the Year” award a record eleven times, and in 2013 was the recipient of the Mark Boxer Award. Under his editorship the magazine has won over 50 awards. He is the author of the Sunday Times best-seller David Bowie: A Life, and the New York Times best seller Jim Morrison: Dark Star. A trustee of the Hay Festival, in 2013 he was awarded an OBE for services to publishing.

“An absolute must-read.”
- GQ
“Fascinating . . . a compelling portrait of the era.”
- New Statesman

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