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Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music
DescriptionA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title 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. The records of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Steeleye Span, and Nick Drake are known as "folk rock" today, but Rob Young's epic, electrifying book makes clear that those musicians led a decades-long quest to recover English music-
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Discussed in Help identify a song I heard (Jethro Tull?) in the TalkBass community
@Michedelic, This book opened up a world for me, but a world you are already familiar with. Still, if you are of a mind to, and haven't read it yet, I can recommend this: [link] ... more
Thanks, I'm familiar with it, and have read parts of it, but there's a lot of other resources that I've learn from as well(and I didn't have to have Rick Beato tell me anything). It helped that I was absorbing a good chunk of the scene in real time as it unfolded, Pentangle(plus Jansch and Renbourne on their own), Incredible ... ... more
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