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 Chr...
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Universe (September 7, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1 x 9.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 2151005
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Hardcover 9.5" by 9.5" approximately,222 pages of text and graphics. Preface by label owner Chris Blackwell, edited by Suzette Newman and the well known (in Jamaican music circles) Chris Salewicz. The paper stock is semi-glossy which enhances the ...
l’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, U2, Steve Winwood, Brian Eno, Grace Jones, Tom Waits, Eric B & Rakim, Tricky, Keane, Amy Winehouse, and many others.