Malcolm Campbell & Les Woosey write:
We are both grateful for being alerted to some amendments to the Guide, and flattered as well that readers took the time and trouble to look very closely at the entries!
The amount of data we had to deal with was daunting, at times almost overwhelming. With new information coming in all the time from various quarters, we had to work with many thousands of individual entries covering every aspect of the recorded output of The Shadows and related artists; a major task in itself was the manipulation of variant versions, in a quantity that far surpassed any lists previously available.
We made strenuous efforts over a protracted period of intense typing and checking, and over hundreds of hours of listening to analogue and digital recordings, to eliminate slips and omissions, but we always recognised that some will have got through. Listed now are a couple of dozen or so amendments that will be of interest to users of the book. The list will look longer than it is because we have provided some comments along the way! Any further amendments are welcome and will receive full acknowledgement: please feel free to contact MC.
In the case of personnel and recording dates, which we included in barest detail as a bonus, no doubt other amendments will come to light, since we did not have access to much of the documentation known to exist, details of which are eagerly awaited. This is one of two aspects of the Shadows’ recorded work that still has had no proper study devoted to it. The other aspect, and the more important of the two (indeed the most important by far of any, because it gets to the heart of the music itself), is a track by track appraisal of everything from the first single to the Final Tour CD of 2004. Such a book is being prepared at this moment by MC in collaboration with Rob Bradford and Les Woosey. Watch this Website for more information in due course.
Sources for our amendments, where apposite, are given by starred initials within square brackets [DH* = Dave Herbert; IK* = Ivo Koers; H-JO* = Hans-Jørgen Olsen; SP* = Simon Palmer; US* = Ulrich Sasu; AS* = Andy Stace; AT* = Alan Taylor]. Our warmest thanks to them all!
I. Personnel/ Recording Date
II. Further Variants/ Sources Of Variants
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