NORTHERN SOUL STORIES - Angst & Acetates
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LATEST NEWS - The book arrived in the nick of time to satisfy Christmas orders - sincere thanks to everyone who purchased a copy and for your kind comments since. The limited hardback edition has sold particuarly well - each comes complete with the souvenir single (Jackie Ross/Marvin Gaye), artwork memorabilia and book mark and are numbered 1 to 500. The limited editions are available direct from SOULVATION. All orders sent out same day received.
Lovingly compiled/written by Neil Rushton, this collection of breathless "I was there" quotes tells the story of the Northern Soul scene. It goes on a journey from the early roots of the 60's before the name "Northern Soul" had even been coined (and comes up with new insight on who came up with the phrase), takes in the 70's high octane golden era dominated by key clubs like Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca, The Torch and The Catacombs, and finishes with the post Casino renaissance.
The story is told via quotes from and interviews with key players from the mostly black Americans who created the music and the mostly white and working class British kids who discovered joyous but forgotten adrenalin rammed Soul gems from another continent, adopted it, cherished it and created a unique "this thing of ours" sub-culture.
The book is 256 pages long and is full-colour with every story illustrated with vivid eye-catching graphics from Glenn Gunton of Joe Boy Records. The result is a fitting tribute to the Northern Soul phenomenon.
"Vibrantly written and exquisitely illustrated, this book provides a valuable insight into the strange world of Northern Soul. Simply brilliant."
Mike Ritson, co-author of "The In-Crowd" and editor of "manifesto" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Neil has, unlike some others, not tried to re-write history or to perpetuate
the unnecessary cliches, but instead he has researched, via the artists.
producers,DJ's and record dealers, to bring us a credible insight into exactly
what made the rare (Northern) scene so romantically resilient. It's a thought provoking
revealing read which I am sure you will treasure."
Richard Searling ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This book isn't a cold litany of rare record minutiae. Instead it's a
vivid kaleidoscope of memory flashes told in colourful reminiscences and
powerful pictures that perfectly captures the birth and growth of Britain's
most unusual music counter-culture."
Tony Cummings, "Black Music" and "The Sound Of Philadelphia" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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LIMITED EDITION HARDBACK
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Only £34.99 plus £5 postage and packing (UK only).
REGULAR EDITION BOARDBACK (thin cased)
A superb value edition of Northern Soul Stories that will not disapoint. Features all 256 pages and is case-bound with a striking yellow cover.
De-Luxe Softback £19.99 plus £5 postage and packing (UK only).
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THE IN CROWD (SOFTBACK)|
THE STORY OF THE NORTHERN AND RARE SOUL SCENE
MIKE RITSON & STUART RUSSELL
"Good things come to those who wait, it is said. Well, the Northern Soul scene has certainly been waiting a scandalously long time for a book to do it justice. that oversight has now been corrected. This book is not good, it's awesome."
"For anyone with a leaning towards anything to do with Northern Soul, or for that matter the '60s Mod scene, The In Crowd is an essential - no make that invaluable - purchase."
Original Softback Edition £19.99 plus £5 postage and packing (UK only).
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