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Electric Eden : unearthing Britain's visionary music / Rob Young.

By: Young, Rob, 1968-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Faber social greatest hits.Publisher: London, England : Faber and Faber, 2019Copyright date: ©2010Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 057134965X; 9780571349654.Subject(s): Folk music | Folk music -- Great Britain -- History and criticismDDC classification: 781.6200941 Summary: 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. Young shows, through enchanting storytelling and brilliant commentary, that this revival in England inspired the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Traffic, Kate Bush and Talk Talk.
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A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

In this groundbreaking survey of more than a century of music-making in the British Isles, Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations. A sweeping panorama of Albion's soundscape, from the pioneer spirit of Cecil Sharp to the visionary pop of Kate Bush , Julian Cope and T alk Talk , via the folk influences of Fairport Convention , Pentangle , Pink Floyd , Mr Fox , Trees and the early outdoor music festivals, Electric Eden presents a landmark reading of this island's music, and the spirit that informs it.

Includes bibliographical references, discography and index.

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. Young shows, through enchanting storytelling and brilliant commentary, that this revival in England inspired the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Traffic, Kate Bush and Talk Talk.