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Electric Eden : unearthing Britain's visionary music

Author: Rob Young
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In the late 1960s, with popular culture hurtling forward on the sounds of rock music, some brave musicians looked back instead, trying to recover the lost treasures of English roots music and update them for the new age. Young shows, through enchanting storytelling and brilliant commentary, that this revival in England inspired the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Traffic, Kate Bush and Talk Talk.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Young
ISBN: 9780865478565 0865478562 9780571237531 0571237533
OCLC Number: 676728711
Description: viii, 664 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The silver chain --
Music from Neverland --
The inward exodus --
An orgy on the green --
The island spell --
The iron muse --
Electric Eden --
Songs for swingin' survivors --
Variations on a theme of Albion --
Air --
Earth --
Orpheus in the undergrowth --
Water --
Fire --
A collection of antiques and curios --
We put our magick on you --
The million-volt circus --
Paradise enclosed --
The end of the rainbow --
Rocket Cottage --
Poly-Albion --
Gone to Earth --
Toward the unknown region.
Responsibility: Rob Young.

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In the late 1960s, with popular culture hurtling forward on the sounds of rock music, some brave musicians looked back instead, trying to recover the lost treasures of English roots music and update them for the new age. Young shows, through enchanting storytelling and brilliant commentary, that this revival in England inspired the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Traffic, Kate Bush and Talk Talk.

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