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Electric Eden : Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music

Young, Rob
Format: Paperback
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Published: February 7, 2019
ISBN: 9780571349654
672 pages

£6.99

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 BushJulian Cope and Talk Talk, via the folk influences of Fairport ConventionPentanglePink FloydMr FoxTrees and the early outdoor music festivals, Electric Eden presents a landmark reading of this island’s music, and the spirit that informs it.

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