Now here’s something! For those of you who know the Tapestry Of Delights from earlier volumes this is a much expanded edition of nearly 2000 pages including hundreds of new entries and greatly updated details. If you don’t know the book it is a vast work covering UK rock and pop from 1963-1976 in an A-Z format giving information relating to not only the better known bands and artists but also thousands who even released just one single (and many who didn’t get that far).
Details of band line ups, records released, reissues, compilation entries and biographies are all there. Add to that colour photos of album covers and picture sleeves plus hundreds of other related pictures and you have the ultimate guide to music from the era.
And it really is massive – so much so that it has been necessary to spread it all over two volumes A-K and L-Z (although they are both bought together).
I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the project researching many of the entries and I know for myself and author Vernon Joynson it is a true labour of love which started with what now seems a modest sized edition in 1995 and has grown with further issues until this massive work.
Great news for Sound Machine shoppers is that the book is available in a limited number in-store now!
I would love to be able to chat to enthusiasts about the book so come on in on a Monday, have a browse in the shop and a good natter.
PS. We’re now working on an expanded volume for Dreams, Fantasies and Nightmares covering Australian, Canadian, South American and South African Rock from the same period!
About the Author
Mike Warth – Retired teacher and Education Officer, old rocker, lover of prog, psych and folk – the latter for which I sometimes take some stick. (Why?) Currently having a ball working in The Sound Machine, Reading – independent Record Store par excellence and working with Vernon Joynson on the ultimate update to Tapestry Of Delights to be published October 2014.