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Отзывы о книгах из серии 'Краткая история звукозаписи Британии'
Том 1 (в двух частях) -
Island Records Ltd. 

Martin Andersson (Sweden) 
Hello, Yuri!
The package arrived unharmed today.
And what a superb packing work from you.
Thanks for all your trouble with this order.
This was the first time I ordered something from Russia. Happily that ended well.
Also a big thanks for the nice dedication on the title page!
When I cruise through the pages, I feel happy to meet so many old acquintances.
The photographs are very watchable and it is great that you included the matrix numbers and etchings in the runout, too! 
What an enormous work load this must have been to compile and proof read.
ou can never get enough appreciation for this.
I am so glad to have it.
Now I want to buy the CHARISMA book, if possible.
I am still interested in the HARVEST and VERTIGO books, too.

All the best and thanks again, 
Martin

Сергей Стокин 
Конец 2015 года принес радость. Я приобрел последнюю книгу Юрия Гришина, которая отличается от тех, что были выпущены ранее. В чем ее ценность? Впервые кто-то из наших коллег по коллекционированию предпринял попытку рассказать не об истории компаний, а о бизнесе. Реальные имена участников событий тех лет, их работа внутри компаний и взаимодействие с другими участниками этого рынка, дают нам возможность понять, как шла работа, кто кого покупал, чтобы расширить свои возможности, радости и трагедии, и прочие детали. Вдобавок ко всему, лично я получил книгу, в которой одновременно могу увидеть оригинальные обложки английских и сторонних изданий, оригинальные и последующие дизайны этикеток, полный перечень песен для каждого альбома, образцы штампов различных заводов, редкие каталоги, плакаты, буклеты и многое другое.   

Bill Hart (The Vinyl Press) 
Yuri Grishin’s name should be familiar to some readers; he is the polymath who assembled the extensive labelographies of Island, Vertigo, Harvest and Charisma in a series entitled “The Famous British Collectable Record Labels. ” Those books–which include images of the releases, catalog numbers, details about cover art, mastering, matrix information and details on sleeves, variations in different countries, along with “inside” interviews—provide an invaluable resource to collectors, are now out of print and are themselves collectible. Grishin managed to do this from Moscow, not the UK, though he told me he travelled to England many times over the years to acquire these records.

Grishin is now undertaking an even more ambitious series on British labels of even greater breadth, including EMI Records Ltd, Decca, Philips, RCA, Oriole, Pye among others. The first book in this series is devoted to Island Records and is even more expansive in its reach than the Island book that was part of the earlier “Collectable” series. Inside the book are near 3.800 images – labels, covers (fronts & rears), special inner bags, inner sleeves, posters, catalogues and the like.

Granted, the new book (and future books in the series) is published in Russian, but don’t let that deter you. What was the first release of a particular Island record? On which label? Easy enough to identify by looking at the photos. (Perhaps Grishin will authorize an English translation of the interviews and text at some point, but the real value of these books is as a reference tool). Cheaper to buy now, while still in print than later, when the book becomes a collector’s item. Given the scope of this ambitious series, it is being published in separate volumes: the Island book is the first volume in two parts; Volume 1 has just published. Volume 2 and several others, about other major and minor record companies in Britain, will follow. Grishin’s web page, which describes this new ambitious book series can be found here

Клим Кобыкин
Да, не ожидал я получить такой книги. Не ожидал потому, что, имея все предыдущие книги Юрия, мне есть с чем сравнить. Во-первых, поражает роскошность издания, во-вторых – умопомрачительный объём информации. Если в книге 2006 года об этой компании отсутствует половина всех пластинок в заявленных сериях, то в этом издании восполнены не только все пробелы, но и добавлены ещё редчайшие издания, которые практически нет возможности встретить в жизни. И тут даже дело не в их стоимости, а в их редкости. Общался с зарубежными коллекционерами компании Island, и те диву давались, откуда такие не известные широкому кругу пластинки!!! Теперь можно посмотреть, какие заводы печатали продукцию компании, а это очень важный вопрос для тех, кто собирает оригиналы. Юрий также коснулся и других стран. 
Ну и конечно постаралась полиграфия: качественные оттиски лейблов и обложек, очень строгий и незатейливый дизайн книги. Ну, всё смотрится уникально. Спасибо! Огромное спасибо за столь приятный подарок от автора любителям пластинок.


Lilian Bron-Davis (Gerry Bron's wife, Bronze Records' owners) 
Yuri you are brilliant.  
What you have produced about Bronze is absolutely outstanding in quality. 
It is like a life work.You should be very proud. 
I only wish Gerry Bron was still alive to see this.  
I can’t wait to show your books to Penny,Richard,Nick and all our family.  
Kindest regards and thanks and really hope to meet you very soon.  
Lilian


Николай Сокорнов (Санкт-Петербург)
Юрий, добрый день! 
Сегодня получил посылку с книгами. Еще раз огромное спасибо, издание просто шикарное, а содержание просто бесценное! 

Константин Сметанин 
Юрий Владимирович, здравствуйте!
Посылку сегодня получил, огромное спасибо. Оформление книг прекрасное. Через неделю выйду в отпуск - начнем изучение.
Творческих Вам успехов и всего самого наилучшего. 

Александр Швец 
Здравствуйте Юрий!
Книгу получил.
Напишите в каком состоянии следующий том , какое его содержание.
Когда будете планировать продажу сообщите пожалуйста мне на почту.
Я Собираюсь покупать дальнейшие Тома.
С уважением Александр 

Александр Маркелов
Добрый вечер,
получил Вашу книгу.
Отличное оформление, отличная полиграфия и огромный объём информации. Наконец-то на русском...
Желаю Вашим изданиям коммерческого успеха. А лично Вам здоровья и новых творческих открытий!

Пучков Михаил 
Здравствуйте, Юрий! 
Книги получил. Всё дошло отлично. (Ого! Какая тяжесть! 
Буду изучать. Спасибо за Ваш труд. 
С уважением, 
Михаил 

Ковальчук Виктор 
Здравствуйте, Юрий!  
Книгу Вашу получил сегодня, 18 ноября. Большое спасибо. Буду с нетерпением ждать
выхода следующего тома. Включите меня в перечень его рассылки.  
С уважением, 
Виктор из Владивостока
 

Viktor Sochi 
Здравствуйте Юрий.
 
Посылку получил , большое спасибо за книгу. 
С Ув Виктор






Отзывы о книгах из серии 'The Famous British Collectable Record Labels'

Island Records 1962 - 1977


Peter Grendysa (Atlantic Records researcher)

From: Peter Grendysa
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 8:38 PM
To: Collectable Records
Subject: Your Book

Hello Iouri,
I have been enjoying your book for several weeks now. Thank you very much! Here are my thoughts on the book, and you may quote me.
All best wishes,
Pete Grendysa

The book is stunning - a work of art and scholarship. There has never been a history of a record company as thorough and detailed as this. I am speechless with admiration and envy. The numerous photos, information about every facet of record production, design and packaging, and artist details are presented in a clear and readable format. A price guide is a useful addition, and the book has release dates and a complete index.

Anyone contemplating doing a label history will have to strive to achieve this very high level of excellence. And anyone interested in the story of one of most important labels of the rock era needs this book.

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Enrico Bodo
From: Enrico Bodo
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 7:50 PM
To: Collectable Records
Subject: Re: Island Records 1962 - 1977

I think that you have done a really good job in putting together all the informations. The book is obviously a great reference for collectors especially in pointing out the minimal differences in the sleeves as you do in the appendix. This is crucial especially in the ebay-dominated era where you can often barely see the details of the objects.

Reading the book, I also discovered an unexpected wealth of records published by island that come before the famous pink label era and that I didn't know at all. I imagine that they don't surface very often though.

Thanks again for the wonderful book,
Enrico Bodo

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Bob Say

From: Bob Say
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 8:47 AM
To: Collectable Records
Subject: Re: Island Book 1962 - 1977

Hi Yuri
Well I haven't had time to read thru it but just a quick glance shows that you have done an amazing job.  This is what record collecting really needs! 
Thanks! and keep up the great work!
Bob

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Stefan Kohler
From: Stefan Kohler
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 2:32 AM
To: 'Collectable Records'
Subject: RE: Island Book 1962 - 1977

Dear Yuri
To say it just in few words: The book is fantastic and it must have been a hard work to compile all this information.
I am a record collector for 20 years now and I'm still struggling to identify a pressing of a certain release. In this context your book gives a very useful overview of all the details and I'm already looking forward for the second one. Therefore I would very much appreciate if you can inform me about the date when it will be available.

Best regards,
Stefan

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Tim Connell

From: Tim Connell
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 11:56 PM
To: Collectable Records
Subject: Re
: Island Book 1962 - 1977

Dear  Yuri,
Well, I think your book  is absolutely amazing. It’s the Bible, man! The attention to detail is fabulous and sheer profusion of material is incredible. I would be grateful if you could keep me informed about anything you are working on. I am particularly interested in Vertigo stuff, too and have a nice collection of the early releases from my teenage days in the very early seventies.  Your website is amazing as well.

Keep up the good work!!!!
Best regards,

Tim

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Dear Yuri
thank you so much for the book. It is a fantastic piece of work and you must be very proud. I am amazed by the detail and incredible pictures as well as your knowledge. It is simply a masterpiece! I am very impressed. Thank you also for your dedication, I really appreciate it. In total this is amazing!
Regard,
Markus Holler
SUGARBUSH RECORDS

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From: Dennis
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 1:55 PM
To: mail@collectable-records.ru
Subject: Re: Island Book 1962 - 1977

Hi Yuri,
Just a few lines in addition to my previous comments on your` excellent "Island" book. I can honestly say that the book has already "paid for itself" as regards the detailed information it contains about 1st or early pressings-Most notably 2 recent acquisitions-"John Barleycorn Must Die"-Traffic & "Full House"-Fairport Convention-E & J Day Group,London & Bedford-This and other similar seemingly insignificant details have helped to expand my admittedly limited knowledge in the field of vinyl collecting. My good lady partner Helen said to me "My goodness, you ought to be on Television with your` vast amounts of knowledge about records" !!!!!     Well, I`m not sure about that, but at least I`m not boring her with my constant stream of "discoveries"- After all, who wants to watch TV programmes about Record Labels? -Although, come to think of it, not such a bad idea after all-certainly people like Dennis Blackham,George Peckham & including your` good self would make entertaining viewing content for a fairly wide section of viewers.
Anyhow Yuri-If a TV programme is ever made about Record Labels, you would be the obvious choice as presenter

Best Wishes as ever, Dennis

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From: Steve Gaitens
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 2:48 PM
To: mail@collectable-records.ru
Subject: Thanks For The Book

Dear Yuri
Thanks very much for the Island book.
We received it last week.
We have added the book to our collection of Island records memorabilia in the office.
As you know we are in 22 St Peters Sq - This was the home of Isalnd records from 1973 until 2002.
Your book is valuable addition to our collection.
Thanks again,
 

Steve 

Note: The third book in this series, covering the Famous Charisma label, was recently issued (late 2008).

When records were records (as they are increasingly becoming again) the label was like a window into the company's esthetic soul. The label was a like a car company's badge; a coat of arms. The label was important. So important the companies eventually became known as 'labels.'

Label art was lavish. The best ones were sumptuously produced using high quality paper and inks, but more importantly they had a certain industrial artwork 'vibe' that told you what was in the grooves. Like those old Decca SXLs or even Elektra's EKS 70000 tan and white label series. Ever see an original gold and black Telefunken? Or an original 'tulip' DGG? They somehow expressed what was in the grooves.

RCA's switch in the early 1970's to a soulless corporate logo label perfectly mirrored the sinking quality of the music, sound, packaging and especially the pressings. It was genius!

If you're a label lover, if you segregate by label, if an odd serenity sweeps over you when you handle a Warners-7Arts green label Van Morrison album but not a later 'palmtree' edition, you need to know about Yuri Grishin's 'The Famous British Collectable Record Labels' series of books.

Mr. Grishin's 'Island Records 1962-1977' released in 2006 is meticulously researched, thoroughly annotated and filled with exquisitely produced and printed label scans that border on the pornographic.

Do you remember when you saw your first 'pink label Island' LP? I do mine. It was a copy of Jethro Tull's Stand Up (ILPS 9103). I found it in a small store in Lexington Massachusetts located by the train station called 'The Depot.' I knew just by looking at that record (especially the label), that it was something special compared to the American Reprise pressing I already had. Of course having been turned on to the Parlophone Beatles albums a few years earlier, I had a well-founded pre-conceived notion about the improved sound quality well before listening.

The worldwide popularity and collectability of those early pink label Island records now, some 39 years later, attests to the strength of that early rush! Clearly it was one felt around the world, including back in the USSR.

Mr. Grishin's 352 page labelography (text pages are duplicated in both English and Russian) is thorough and well-researched. The number of 'pink label' variations was a big surprise. For instance, one page reproduces four 'pink label' variations of Jethro Tull's This Was (ILPS 9085). There are pressing, jacket printing and matrix information provided for each label image.

Also covered are Sue, Dragon and Trojan, three other labels associated with Chris Blackwell's Island Records (Sue was an American label distributed by Island, but Island apparently began licensing other labels' titles as well and issuing them on Sue, which was not part of the licensing agreement). Blackwell, an heir to the Crosse and Blackwell family fortune, though born in London, spent time or grew up in Jamaica and helped to introduce ska and reggae to the UK and the world via those labels. Also in the Island stable and covered are releases on Bronze and Chrysalis, as well as Island-licensed and distributed in the UK American labels like Blue Thumb.

There are color slicks of every album cover and even a section devoted to address and jacket printer issues and variants thereof, plus coverage of 45rpm singles. Believe me, you'll come away from this in awe of Mr. Grishin's thoroughness, not just in giving you every tiny detail and variation, but in the way he's indexed and arranged the book. The index breaks down by catalog number with prices, by album (you can find every reference to any given title), and by the standard people, place and thing listing.

To put icing on the cake, Mr. Grishin includes a terrific interview he conducted with veteran mastering engineer Denis Blackham ('Bilbo') and Blackham's explanation of the disc cutting process. He also indentifies many mastering stamps you've surely seen on the lead out groove area of most of your records.

If you are at all interested in collecting 'pink label' Islands, or 'sun-ray' Islands, or just in having original pressings of artist you love like Nick Drake (get out the big checkbook: Five Leaves Left is listed as being worth $800 and I believe it, though many of the prices seem low to me) and before bidding on Ebay or buying elsewhere you want to be sure of what you're bidding on (you'll end up knowing more than the seller, that's guaranteed), you need this book!

Visit Mr. Grishin's site to order: www.collectable-records.ru You will be glad you did!

Also consider his recent book 'Harvest Label 1969-1980,' which is somewhat misnamed since the book covers E.M.I. Records, including Columbia, His Masters Voice, EMI/Regal Zonophone, Parlophone, Tamla/Motown, MGM, United Artists, Stateside and of course Harvest. There's more of a historical/chronological organization to this book, which is a good idea. In fact, my only criticism of the first book is its lack of historical perspective. It's told almost exclusively forensically from the label and jacket artwork.

The book features the same incredible attention to pressing and printing details, artwork variations etc. and I was flattered to find myself mentioned in the section covering identification of the EMI matrix number system.

Again, the indexing is superb, this time including artwork designers, photographers, engineers, producers and recording studios! Also getting the same thorough treatment in separate books are the Famous Charisma and Vertigo labels.

Demand these books as Christmas presents or buy them for yourself. If you're serious about record collecting, these masterpieces of research and presentation are essential reference works. Thanks for doing this Mr. Grishin!

Grishin's latest book on the Famous Charisma label has just been released. We'll review it shortly!




Neil Srotey 
Get on your boots 


However… the clouds within those thoughts lift as, the very next morning, I collect an eagerly awaited packet from very far away indeed; inside are two heavily sellotaped brown envelopes that eventually reveal the package’s true contents – a most looked forward to book that I’ve been examining in detail whenever I’ve come across a copy.

Its Yuri Grishin’s, wonderfully illustrated, self-published guide to Island album releases between 1962 & 1977.

I first tripped into Yuri’s own site last year while delving deeply into researching another project that my fertile brain had been concocting these last few months. Am I about to allude to exactly what that was (or, perhaps, still is) – no, absolutely no – not yet.

Anyhow… one research link led to another which led to another exploratory mouse-click and then yet again before… stumbling across a site announcing itself as one for real train-spotters. Here was a bloke in Moscow who not only collected records but compiled those collections by label into illustrated guides.

Would Yuri become my new best friend – I rather hoped he might and thus we began a bit of e-mail back and forth.

After a few hiccups not least caused by no access to one of my e-addresses and… I discover that Yuri’s resilient enough to figure out another manner in which to get back in contact within which, he’d agreed to forward on a copy of the particular tome that I’m so interested in.

Part of me is intrigued as to how a Muscovite has managed to collate such a difficult collection to compile – the label itself is, without question, the most collectable in the world and… even if you’re in Britain or America, the sourcing of old vinyl is difficult enough so… doing that out of Russia can’t have been easy.

Equals, his dogged determination is to be very much admired.

I guess it helps too that, besides being a collector, he’s also a publisher too – which means that from concept to realisation is an easier step than otherwise would be possible.

By Yuri’s own admission, this volume is flawed – there are a number of omissions (the vast bulk of which, oddly enough, I have squirreled away at Merle HQ in the dungeon there) meaning that Yuri’s book is by no means a completists’s dream but… even so, it’s better than anything that presently exists and, as it stands, has become an invaluable aid to any serious collector.

If I was to critique it in any manner then I’d offer up the fact that it being written in both Russian and English is unnecessary, that it is way-too top-heavy on detailing matrix-numbers, the cutting process of acetates and sleeve manufacturing (even though that appears to be Yuri’s big passion), but then, one has to bear in mind that this is a volume – as are his others on labels such as Harvest, Vertigo, Charisma etc etc – aimed at the truly dedicated vinyl junkie.

That said, its a great reference point as has been proved by the bods at Island itself who have been using it as their best point of referral (largely because their own archive is such a mess and no one currently there has much of a real history of the label) as well as the blokes at the Pinewood production company who’ve similarly been trawling it for background for their forthcoming BBC Island50 documentary that’ll be aired in May.

Collectable records (sic) is a growing business and Yuri’s grasped that bit of mettle with both hands…

I’m jerked back from perusing much-loved album covers by the ‘phone ringing; it’s the call that I’d been anticipating – during which the summons (for want of a better word which would, actually, be ‘invitation’) is issued; could I arrive at place Y tomorrow and present myself at the appointed hour to discuss… in much more detail… Project-X.


Harvest Label 1969 - 1980

Книга действительно уникальна. Это большое подспорье для любого коллекционера. Я вообще до этого не встречал аналогов с таким полным подбором информации по конкретному лейблу. Просто исчерпывающая информация. Я думаю, что коллекционеры винила будут просто счастливы быть обладателями Вашей книги. Определиться с изданием и не переплатить большего чем LP стоит - не этого ли хочет любой любитель собирания пластинок. Печать на высшем уровне. Качество сканирования отличное. Есть некоторые опечатки (и в издании о Harvest их стало много больше), но это ведь не фактические ошибки. Да и для такого титанического труда выполненного одним человеком - это простительно. Очень хотелось бы, чтобы серия продолжалась. С нетерпением жду книгу о Charisma. Огромное Вам спасибо, Юрий Владимирович.
Кормаков Андрей
Иваново - Fri Sep 21 08:43:17 MSD 2007

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Dear Yuri,
I have received the book - thank you very much! Following are my comments - use them as you see fit.
Very best wishes,
Pete Grendysa

More than a discography, more than a record dating guide, Yuri Grishin's second volume in his "Famous British Collectable Record Labels"series, spotlighting the Harvest Label, continues the very high standards set by his Island Records book.
In these pages you will find a dazzling array of hundreds of photos of labels, record sleeves, artists, studios, and designers. Beyond the illustrations is a complete history of Harvest and associated labels such as Regal Zonophone, Parlophone, and Sovereign.
Complete information on all issues, reissues, and special pressings is provided, along with a price guide.
No matter which of these records you have in your collection or are seeking, you will learn much more about them. Grishin is the leader in the field of discography, and there is more to come.
Peter Grendysa (writer, researcher, USA)


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I am very pleased with it.Up to your usual high standard and highly recomendable.
With all my best wishes.

Peter Brent
Tyne and Wear - Tue Oct 16.13:07 MSD 2007


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Your volume on the Island label is already on my bookshelf and I must say that you did a great job. Your research is extremely thorough and every serious collector of classic British records should have his/her very own copy. I am very keen on the other volumes you are planning.
Marco
Ettlingen - Wen Oct 10 1:05 MSD 2007

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Hi Yuri,
I liked the new book as much as the last although it was a little different.
I liked the way it took Harvest in detail but then expanded over much of the EMI catalogue too - the Parlophone & Columbia sections being particularly useful.
Even when you deal with as many old LPs as we do, we rarely get the chance to compare several issues of the same album to each other at the same time. Your book gives us the chance to do that and know exactly which label/sleeve variation we are dealing with & therefore how to describe it correctly for our customers.
I think this will end up being a series that you can be truly proud of - I appreciate your hard work compiling them.
All the best,
Richard (Esprit House, www.eil.com )
Meopham - Tue Oct 9 22:02
MSD 2007


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I do admire your titanic efforts that you've put into gathering all those fragments of information and arranging such huge volumes of data!!!
I have first-hand knowledge of how it's hard sometimes to identify a record! I remember I've spent so many sleepless nights trying to do that! When your book appeared in stores all my questions and problems found their answers in it! So i can value your precious work only using superlative degree!
Thank you ever so much! It is perfect, magnificent!

Valeriy Mizonov
Pereslavl - Mon Oct 8 23:57 MSD 2007

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I like the book very much because it is so substantial. You have all covers (front and back!) and all the labels with all the details shown. Marvellous if you want to check the record you have or you want to buy.
Rolf Reppert
Berlin - Sat Oct 6 15:46 MSD 2007

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Great work, Yuri!!! Keep going on!
Augusto
Italy - Thu Sep 20 14:02:52 MSD 2007

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"Island Records" and "Harvest Label" are truly masterpieces. I wish all others to follow will be great too! Thank you, Yuri.
Adam
Kranj SI - Sat Sep 15 17:11:26 MSD 2007

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Thanks for two excellent books, already looking forward to the next one.
Rune Kristoffersen
Oslo - Sat Sep 15 02:37:42 MSD 2007

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'Island Records 1962 - 1977' or 'Harvest Label 1969 - 1980': I've missed such books since round about 30 years. Now the dream is true. Thank you, Yuri - and of course all the other people, who had helped!
Christian Rose
Hamburg - Fri Sep 14 18:12:37 MSD 2007

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'Island Records 1962 - 1977' and 'Harvest Label 1969 - 1980' Hi Yuri, great research !!!!! A must have for every serious collector !!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Tom
Thomas Vogel
Munich - Tue Sep 11 14:56:04 MSD 2007

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Thanks Yuri, your two books are wonderful/fantastic.
Sigsten Fjelldal
Mon Sep 10 10:22:21 MSD 2007

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This is really fantastic result of your job ,laborious and detailed- it's hard to imagine ,how much time required to make that.I guess , so versalite information could be interesting not only for serious record collectors and vinyl traders, but for all music lovers who still is "sitting on black circles" and sound engineers , who don't forget yet about best sound works of the past. Thanks twice and get luck with future books!
Val Naumov
Moscow - Sat Sep 8 18:15:19 MSD 2007

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Island Records 1962 - 1977, Harvest Label 1969 - 1980 I grew up listening to a lot the music listed in the books, I admire your attention to detail, i'm inspired to revisit my vinyl collection, thanks Yuri.
john dent
Taunton UK - Fri Sep 7 20:13:33 MSD 2007

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Thanks for fantastic books on Harvest and Island. Keep up the good work! Looking forward to the books on Vertigo and Charisma. All the best, Tom C.
Tom Colbjornsen
Oslo - Sun Sep 2 22:55:45 MSD 2007

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'Harvest Label 1969 - 1980' A marvellous reference for any serious record collectors. Attention to detail is superb. Simply a must have for any serious collectors.
Prem Khanna
Knebworth - Sun Sep 2 13:28:16 MSD 2007

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The Famous Charisma Label 1969 - 1986

Luis Peixoto (Португалия)
Strange as it may seem to the younger, there was a time when there were no platforms or technologies such as I-Pod, MP3 / 4, My Space, Blue Ray, SACD, DVD, dowloads, legal or other. Not even exist the CD.
I refer to a time when music was mostly edited, heard, transported and stored in slices, large or small, black vinyl; almost always packed in delicious covers the design of which was delivered and graphics designers, emerging or already famous artists.

Basically a time when the fans, as well as listen to music, enjoyed the additional pleasure of admiring the set: disk, label, cover (single or double), several inserts and often, booklets and posters. The mere fact of their having to go to a store, handle tens, artifacts as described and in the end be forced to exercise difficult to choose one of them, was in itself an event.

It was therefore almost impossible for the old vinyl not become an object of worship and collection.
All this prose comes to the publication of the book "The Famous Charisma Label 1969-1986", the third volume of the series The Famous British Collectable Record Labels (after "Island Records 1962-1977" and "Harvest Label 1969-1980") the affable and encyclopedic Yuri Grishin designs and launches in bilingual edition (Russian and English).
"The Famous Charisma Label", like its predecessors, appears to be a paradise for any collector or interested in the matter. In the present case are episodes and stories of small businesses selling singles door to door as the B & C (Beat & Commercial) Records, a joint venture empirical launched by Chris Blackwell and such a Tony Stratton-Smith, the future owner of the Charisma.
In between are dissected details and events that led to the creation of Trojans, Stable, Pegasus, PEG, B & C or Mooncrest, labels prior or otherwise were linked to Charisma Records.

Then there is space, lots of space, to address each of the albums released in the period. Photos of the covers, labels and inserts. Detailed descriptions of the first, second or later editions, arrays of numbers, year of publication, type of cover and authors. Indices of photographers, sound engineers, producers and studios. Different designs of stickers and market price indication Estimated copies in good condition. A true wealth of information and an endless entertainment-have for all that interested in the topic (or not have the disks in question).With limited edition of 1000 copies, graphically impeccable, "The Famous Charisma Label" is not a very affordable cover price, but it is the kind of book can fill many evenings of winter nights ahead.


More photos and details available in http://www.collectable-records.ru/


Vertigo Label 1969 - 1980

Luis Peixoto (Португалия)
Consistently since the mid-80's vinyl records published by Vertigo Records between 1969 and 1972 are the subject of a huge cult collector. As a result, some of the originals have changed and change hands for absolutely insane amounts. A strictly musical perspective, when I analyze the 71 issues that are part of the catalog "Vertigo spiral" (or "Vertigo swirl" as it is also known), I have difficulty in ferreting out the reasons that have led to such obsession. Indeed, at the beginning of the 70s, the publisher that Philips created to accompany the "underground" of the time, published a limited set of remarkable discs (Gentle Giant, Patto, Paul Jones, Ian Matthews) and another installment of records just interesting (Black Sabbath, Dr. Strangely Strange, Rod Stewart, Fairfield Parlour). When the rest catalog, hardly resisted the turn of the calendar pages and self indulgence exercises that largely characterized it would be today were it not for the collector phenomenon that has not stopped growing, little more than mere footnotes. Yuri Grishin, in its saga of the "Famous British Collectable Record Labels", has just published "Vertigo Label 1969-1980". The issue, with a graphical structure that differs little of the work that the author has published on the Island, Harvest and Charisma Records, presents itself as documented and thoroughly as I imagine you could be (it's even told the story of subsidiary Nephenta Records) . Over 350 pages absorbent, Grishin ensures the necessary historical component, never forgetting the playful aspect. Path, provides a wealth of information that will make the delights of all those around the world, literally, seek their "Holy Grail Vertigo"

 

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