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1. Title page with one of David Hawley’s atmospheric shots displaying the group’s enviable athleticism!
3. Contents page showing the full span of topics covered in the Pocket Guide, the most comprehensive review ever of The Shadows’ recorded legacy.
32. A portion of the commentary on the immortal APACHE, here focusing on the composer.
77. There is copious illustrative material relating to the group’s records worldwide, much of it annotated in a dedicated Appendix (see p. 407 below).
126. An extract from the detailed assessment of Dance With The Shadows, one of the group’s most accomplished albums.
163. This page harbours the start of a despairing outburst from one very serious and disillusioned Shadows fan, an outburst which would provoke some caustic wit from another Beat Instrumental reader (next page, not pictured here!).
204. Part of the critique of a commercially unsuccessful and highly individual 1967 album, with a familiar and not so familiar UK front cover shot.
314. From the review of The Shadows Silver Album, taking in one example from Stuart Duffy of his always interesting experiences with the group.
390. The initial entries in the list of numbers from The Shadows that were never officially recorded.
400. A portion of a translation into English of the perceptions of a Japanese annotator from 1962.
407. A section from the commentary on the book’s illustrations, with special emphasis on The Shadows’ evolving worldwide discography and some of its quirks and ramifications.
419. There is a useful Index Of Titles for rapid reference.
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