The Shadows At Polydor serves as a
companion volume to its immediate predecessor The Shadows At EMI,
the two books between them thus charting the recording career of the
group until their final disbandment. It focuses on the material recorded
for Polydor by The Shadows, both on vinyl and on the medium marked out
from the beginning to replace vinyl, compact disc. Taken in order of
release, the 90+ issues, spanning the years 1980 to 2002, are documented
in depth, with particular emphasis on the makeup and quality of the
In addition, the volume incorporates 200 b/w illustrations,
including over 50 on-stage shots of the group in the Polydor era from highly
respected Shads photographers John Hank Humphrey and David Hawley; there are
also cover pics of a wealth of CD and vinyl product, together with a complete
set of picture sleeves of the numerous 1980ís Singles covered by the group.
As well as a variety of other topics covered in the
book, there are three main categories: Review of Vinyl & CD Releases, Annual
Surveys 1980-2002, and Album Reviews.