Published 18th March 2005, this updated version of the popular 1999 CD Guide retains much of the character of the original, but also breaks new ground in a number of key areas: over 400 cover shots in colour; a radically new style of Shadows Discography capped by a list (hitherto unavailable) of "first stereos"; a detailed survey of variant versions and mixes (some newly discovered); a profile of each release; exhaustive listings of all tracks found on CD from 1984 to 2004, with data on all recordings by the group with Cliff Richard.
I - Introduction: Versions and Mixes
The Introduction sets out in detail the principles underlying the classification of the variants examined in the Track Listings later in the book. In particular, the key terms "Versions" and "Mixes" are precisely defined and illustrated by copious examples.
II - Reference Discographies
1 The Shadows / Drifters
III - CD Catalogues
1 Chronological Listings
IV - Track Listings A–Z
The Track Listings have been radically
reshaped to take in extra detail, notably:
One further major point of difference from the first edition is the incorporation of artwork with 448 dazzling full colour images, in particular front cover shots of the CDs catalogued, over 400 in number. Many of these CDs are now very rare, particularly some overseas issues which boast unusual and sometimes exceptionally striking shots of the group. The book also boasts some pics from photographers Angélique von Söhsten, John Hank Humphrey and David Hawley.
You can find HERE the SCOFA scans referred to in the book.
|Return to Home / A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD 2005|