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 Post subject: New Book on Roxy's Avalon
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:45 pm 
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I've seen on jpc that there is a book to be published on Roxy Music's album Avalon. Written by Simon A. Morrison from Princeton University/USA. It comes in May 2021 and is written in English.

Here is the link to German online retailer jpc but you might find it cheaper elsewhere:

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/books/detail/- ... m/10333825

I'm not sure but maybe I'll buy it.


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 Post subject: Re: New Book on Roxy's Avalon
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:04 am 
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Here's the Bloomsbury link to the book...

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/roxy-musi ... 501355349/

Morrison is a prominent academic music historian which may help make this a book worth reading; or the tome may prove insufferable if filled with academic pretension and self impressed bloviating.

If nothing else it will help keep Roxy/BF in the realm of Bands/Singers that need to be remembered as the 21st century rolls along and the 1970s and 80s fade into a world inhabited by your grandparents - but certainly not by you.

I may well buy this book if only to see how much attention is given to PM and AM in regard to the recording and crafting of Avalon.


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 Post subject: Re: New Book on Roxy's Avalon
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:52 am 
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...and the Amazon UK link:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1501355341/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_02CCQRED333F0K8A7AKJ


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 Post subject: Re: New Book on Roxy's Avalon
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:24 am 
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UKRichard wrote:

The Details blurb on Amazon suggests that what could potentially be very interesting may turn out to be an excessively erudite book from the Paul Morley/Michael Bracewell school of writing. Which may not be to my tastes, I fear. We shall see, but at least it keeps the band name remembered as DCJ says.


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 Post subject: Re: New Book on Roxy's Avalon
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:56 pm 
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Reading between the lines sounds like the author doesn't get / like it. I've always thought it beguiling.


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 Post subject: Re: New Book on Roxy's Avalon
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:17 am 
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These 33 1/3 are usually very good - I have 20 in my collection


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