Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music | Rob Young
Rob Young's 'Electric Eden', originally published in 2010, has become a pivotal text on British folk music. In his groundbreaking survey of more than a century of music-making in the British Isles, the author 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 Talk Talk, via the folk influences of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Pink Floyd and the early outdoor music festivals, Electric Eden presents a landmark reading of this island’s music and the spirit that informs it.
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