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  • Shot in the Dark by David Arnoff launched at London's Dublin Castle

    This weekend saw the official launch of David Arnoff's photo book Shot in the Dark and London's Dublin Castle venue. Joining Arnoff were members of the Scientists, Jim Jones All Stars, Adverts, Precillas, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Phobics, among others. On show were photos from the book and other images shot by David. Copies were signed and a good time was had by all. Signed and numbered slipcase special edition of Shot in the Dark is available from this website. Also available is the standard deluxe edition. More on the launch can be found on David Arnoff's Facebook page and at the Retroman blog

  • Garry Bushell New Wave of British Heavy Metal book launched

    March 30 sees the official launch of the third in Garry Bushell’s series based around the year 1979  – When Britain Rocked: '79 The Metal Revival. This is the amazing story of his eye witnessing the birth of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWoBHM). Featuring his writings ‘as it happened’ (mainly for the weekly Sounds). This is a unique insight into the birth of a genre! Unlike the other two volumes which were published previously this is the first time these amazing writings have been collected together in book form. Bands featured Include Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leopard, UFO, Blackmayne, Tank, Oral, Venom, Rainbow and Motorhead. Also included is Garry’s Top 10 New Wave of British Heavy Metal Albums. The book is available now on the Red Planet Music Books website.

  • David Bowie and Cracked actor book now on pre-sale

    The Fly in the Milk is the story of the making, broadcast and influence of Alan Yentob’s groundbreaking 1975 BBC documentary. Including interviews with many of those involved and access to internal BBC files from the time – this book is a celebration of Bowie captured during this crucial period.

    The book features artwork by renowned British artist and longtime Bowie fan Mark Wardel, previously unseen live ‘74 shots of Bowie by David Stratford and words by Susan Compo and Mark Wardel.

    The book is printed in colour on art-quality paper and will be available on its own or in a limited-edition box including a copy of the life mask shown being taken in Cracked Actor. Bowie/Isolar purchased two of Mark’s masks for inclusion in the official Bowie archive.

    Both versions of the book are available to purchase in advance now for delivery in September. 


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