↠´ The Story of Island Records ☆ Download by Ò Suzette Newman
↠´ The Story of Island Records ☆ Download by Ò Suzette Newman Useful. A Beautifully Illustrated Celebration Of One Of The Most Influential Pop Music Record Labels Of All Time Mixing Cultures And Influences From Reggae To Pop, Hip Hop, And Punk, Island Has Shaken Up Artistic Tastes And Introduced New Categories To Mainstream Music This Spectacularly Illustrated Book, Published To Celebrate The Label S Fiftieth Anniversary, Moves From Island S Origins In Founder Chris Blackwell S Pioneering Mission To Bring Jamaican Reggae To The Mainstream To The Label S Continuing Presence In The Music Industry Accompanying Essays By Ten Contemporary Music Critics Including Chris Salewicz, Jon Savage, And Joe Boyd Are Photographs, Artist Portraits, And Album Art From Such Legendary Acts As Bob Marley, U, Steve Winwood, Brian Eno, Grace Jones, Tom Waits, Eric B Rakim, Tricky, Keane, Amy Winehouse, And Many Others Pretty cool book for the most part Some layout issues the text didn t always match the pics and some pics weren t labeled Other than that, mostly interesting. Interesting subject matter the book is assembled sort of haphazardly Some good articles essays, and cool photos artwork, but it s wanting as an actual story of the label.
This is a coffee table book, which means that the main point is the pictures and album art The writing is of uneven quality, but the combination of text and images combine to show the amazing arc of a fantastic label I am especially proud of my copy as I got it signed to me by the great man Chris Blackwell himself One Love For such amazing subject matter, this book falls short on it s potential I was hoping for a wayin depth biography like the Elektra Jac Holzman story The chapter on MUTANT Disco was in the right direction