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Thro My Eyes Reviews

Thro My Eyes Reviews

Nominated for the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research
‘If there was an award for the role of Godfather of Americana in the UK, serious consideration would have to go to Iain Matthews … It’s all there in [his] excellent autobiography, a great look at the harsh reality [...]

JUDAS! Reviews

JUDAS! Reviews

‘The definitive written account of Dylan’s historic and pivotal 1965-66 world tours.’ – Bobdylan.com

‘British writer-historian Heylin is perhaps the world’s authority on all things Dylan.’ – Rolling Stone

‘A complementary delight. Everything is explained.’ – Mojo

‘What was happening throughout Dylan’s insanely intense 1966 world tour, has herein been majestically captured by [...]

It’s The Beer Talking Reviews

It’s The Beer Talking Reviews

‘You won’t read a better book about beer and pubs than this one. This is a truly wonderful book that will have you wiping away tears of laughter and gagging for a pint.’ (read full review here)
Roger Protz, Editor Good Beer Guide 2000-2018
‘A beautiful, strange, dark chronicle of a lifetime spent in pubs and bars. [...]

What We Did Instead of Holidays Reviews

What We Did Instead of Holidays Reviews

‘Fairport Convention are the biggest boughs on the folk-rock family tree. Heylin delineates a tangled web of lineup changes, drunken nights and splinter groups with clarity. WWDIOH gives some fascinating insights from the engine room of England’s most innovative outfits, spanning the 15-year period that covers the birth of Fairport to [...]

Trouble In Mind Reviews

Trouble In Mind Reviews

A Rolling Stone Book of the Year
A MOJO Book of the Year

‘The world’s premier Dylan expert offers a deep-dive defense of his subject’s much maligned “gospel” period, from 1979 to 1981. Heylin goes concert by concert and session by session, adding clarity to a murky era and convincingly arguing that Dylan’s late Seventies are nearly [...]

Leave The Capital Reviews

Leave The Capital Reviews

A Northern Soul Book of the Year
Nominated for the 2018 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research
‘Makes a convincing – and thoroughly entertaining – case for Manchester studios Pluto and Strawberry being the lightning rods for the city’s celebrated music scenes.’
Q Magazine
‘An ambitious, engaging history of Manchester music… Hanley [...]

You Can Drum But You Cant Hide Reviews

You Can Drum But You Cant Hide Reviews

‘Wolstencroft’s book gives us a whole new perspective about Manchester’s music scene. A cracking read.’ — Louder Than War
‘Essential.’ — Vive le Rock!
‘This punchy and addictive memoir proves as endearing and self-effacing as Wolstencroft himself.’ — The Quietus
‘Refreshingly frank.’ — Record Collector
‘An ideal read for all fans of Manchester’s groups, artists and music-history.’ — Your [...]

Anarchy in the Year Zero Reviews

Anarchy in the Year Zero Reviews

‘A speed read that mirrors the tempo of the times, an oral history from protagonists to punters. For those who weren’t there, but swear they were, now you are.’
– Richard Boon, former Buzzcocks manager
‘Clinton Heylin has finally released his own personal Sgt Pepper – a book about the birth pangs of punk [...]

British Story Reviews

British Story Reviews

‘This frequently surreal tale follows an academic’s entanglement with an oddball group, led by the Falstaffian Arthur Mountain, who share a strange extended tale stretching back to wartime Swansea via Doncaster and Edinburgh. Reminiscent of the work of Kurt Vonnegut, this is a really engaging and entertaining yarn with plenty of [...]

Song For My Father Reviews

Song For My Father Reviews

‘A moving story of reconnection… littered with laugh out loud quips.’ – Guardian
‘Ian Clayton has an unshakeable belief in the power of stories to bring people together, coming as he does from that great tradition of storytellers that includes the likes of Stan Barstow, Alan Sillitoe and his hero Barry Hines. Song [...]

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