Electric Eden – rare songs from England's greatest

In 2010 Rob Young published through Faber & Faber Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music,  a narrative survey that mapped out a native British musical voice that reflected the complex relationships between town and country, progress and nostalgia, radicalism and conservatism. To accompany the acclaimed book he has handpicked 36 songs that are ‘designed to follow the flowContinue reading “Electric Eden – rare songs from England's greatest”

Olympic Tunes

There’s a bandwagon in town and the record companies are jumping on board. Heartened by the upsurge in sales for bands featuring on the bill of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, and keen to provide for anyone grinning from ear to ear during Danny Boyle’s epic opening ceremony extravaganza on Friday (i.e the whole ofContinue reading “Olympic Tunes”