|... and now from ... Malcolm Campbell and Les Woosey
|This updated version of the popular 1999 "A Guide To Hank Marvin and The Shadows on CD" retains much of the character of the original, but also breaks new ground in a number of key areas:
..... over 400 cover shots in colour; a radically new style of Shadows Discography capped by a (hitherto unavailable) list of "first Stereos"; a detailed survey of variant versions and (some newly discovered) mixes; a profile of each release; exhaustive listings of all tracks found on CD from 1984 to 2004, with data on all recordings by the group with Cliff Richard. The Introduction sets out in detail the principles underlying the classification of the variants examined in the Track Listings later in the book. In particular, the key terms "Versions" and "Mixes" are precisely defined and illustrated by copious examples. The Discographies ...The Shadows/Drifters, Hank Marvin, Marvin (Welch) & Farrar, provide the building-blocks upon which the detailed listings are based: they are not constructed according to original release format (viz. vinyl single, EP, LP and CD). Instead, all tracks, whether originating in the UK or (much less often) overseas, are listed (and assigned a Catalogue Number for reference purposes) as they appear Chronologically and Alphabetically. CD Catalogue 1 provides a chronological list of releases year by year, with month of release where known. CD Catalogue 2 on the other hand has an alphabetical arrangement, each CD release being documented from various angles. Track Listings have been radically reshaped to take in extra detail, notably: (A) Under each title, Recording dates/Personnel, wherever known, as well as UK first release date/UK chart performance and (B) Extended descriptions of Alternative Versions and Mixes, assembled on the basis of exhaustive listening sessions in both analogue and digital formats, and based on terminology which is full explained in the Introduction, where a rich collection of illustrative examples of the many different categories is provided. Many of these variants have passed unnoticed hitherto: some Shadows collectors who consider they have all the available variations on CD may have to think again. (C) In addition, all the Cliff Richard recordings involving The Drifters/Shadows, many of them showing the group at their finest, are now included in the Listings, with selective locations on CD for each title and further data on composers, personnel, recording dates etc.. One further major point of difference from the first edition will be the incorporation of artwork with 448 dazzling full colour images, in particular front cover shots of the CDs catalogued, over 400 in number. Many of these CDs are now very rare, particularly some overseas issues which boast unusual and sometimes exceptionally striking shots of the group. The book also boasts some pics from photographers John Hank Humphrey, Angélique von Söhsten and David Hawley. Reproductions of the cover artworks are shown to the left.
A GUIDE TO THE SHADOWS AND HANK MARVIN ON CD
- Updated and Illustrated Edition 2005
Authors: Malcolm Campbell and Les Woosey
576 pages 448 Full Colour Images ISBN: 0 9535567 3 5
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