MALCOLM CAMPBELL'S SHADOWS WEBSITE


WEBSITE INFO & UPDATES



I'd like to welcome you to my Shadows Website. I have been a fan of The Shadows since 1960, and published my first book on their music in 1999. Launched on 12 March 2003, this Website was initially intended to give supporting information about my books. Nowadays a range of topics is covered, and with major presentations in the offing, I hope that the contents will provide a valuable resource about our favourite group. Enjoy!

About This Website Acknowledgements

About The Author Technical Details


Listed below are details of when sections of this Website were created or last received a significant update.

A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD UPDATED 20 APRIL 2017
Update Yet another rigorous update to the 2005 book by Chris Van Horssen & Peter Verweij
Instrumentation On Shadows Recordings CREATED 31 AUGUST 2016
Brand new section New web feature on recordings by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
Instrumentation On Shadows Recordings UPDATED 31 AUGUST 2016
Update Another update of the feature on Shadows recordings including Marvin (Welch) & Farrar
Instrumentation On Shadows Recordings UPDATED 21 MARCH 2014
Update Updated web feature on Shadows recordings now including Marvin (Welch) & Farrar
A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD UPDATED 28 FEBRUARY 2014
Update Another rigorous update to the 2005 book by Chris Van Horssen & Peter Verweij
The Early Years, Expanded Edition - UPDATED 29 JANUARY 2014
Update Ivo Koers has updated his interest feature on the early years of Shadows recordings
The Shadows Of The 70s CREATED 1 NOVEMBER 2013
Brand new section Interesting article about Shadow music in the 1970s by Chris Drake been added
Mock-Stereo Feature CREATED 24 AUGUST 2013
Brand new section Interesting SCOFA article from 1994 by Les Woosey has been added
A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD UPDATED 11 MAY 2013
Update Comprehensive update to the 2005 book by Chris Van Horssen & Peter Verweij
Ventures Reviews, Pipeline 1990-2009 CREATED 24 MARCH 2013
Brand new section A new article in pdf by Dave Burke has been added to the homepage
Instrumentation On Shadows Recordings UPDATED 24 MARCH 2013
Update There are now some updates to this feature by Ivo Koers
Instrumentation On Shadows Recordings CREATED 6 FEBRUARY 2013
Brand new section A detailed new feature for free pdf download written by Ivo Koers
The Shadows On Record: EPs From France, Portugal & Spain CREATED 29 OCTOBER 2012
Brand new section A new 299 pp. e-book available for personal use in pdf as a free download!
The Shadows On Record: EPs From The UK CREATED 29 OCTOBER 2012
Brand new section A new 267 pp. e-book available for personal use in pdf as a free download!
Shadows' UK LPs 1961-1972 CREATED 29 OCTOBER 2012
Brand new section A new article in pdf by Jim Nugent has been added to the homepage
The Shadows In Pictures On EPs Worldwide CREATED 29 OCTOBER 2012
Brand new section A new article in pdf has been added to the homepage
Driving Guitars: The Music Of The Ventures In The Sixties UPDATED 12 FEBRUARY 2012
Update whole book now available for personal use in pdf as a free download!
A Pocket Guide To Shadow Music UPDATED 12 FEBRUARY 2012
Update whole book now available for personal use in pdf as a free download!
The Shadows At Polydor UPDATED 12 FEBRUARY 2012
Update whole book now available for personal use in pdf as a free download!
Radio Luxembourg Survey Update & Interview UPDATED 12 FEBRUARY 2012
Addition this feature by Paul Rumbol on Cliff & The Shadows has now been supplemented
About This Website UPDATED 11 FEBRUARY 2012
Updated the summary of this Shadows Website and its author Malcolm Campbell has been updated
Driving Guitars: The Music Of The Ventures In The Sixties UPDATED 28 JANUARY 2012
Modified for completeness new sub-sections of 'reactions' and 'about the authors' have been added
Driving Guitars: The Music Of The Ventures In The Sixties UPDATED 28 JANUARY 2012
All good things must come to an end selling strong for over three years but alas it is now out print
Driving Guitars: The Music Of The Ventures In The Sixties CREATED 2 JUNE 2008
Brand new section A change of direction with a new book for summer 2008 on The Ventures
A Pocket Guide To Shadow Music UPDATED 1 AUGUST 2007
Addition 5 reviews of the most recent book including Guitarist, Pipeline & Record Collector
Shadow Music Reviews UPDATED 1 AUGUST 2007
Addition a further 2 reviews that featured in the fanzine Shadsfax together with cover images
Cliff Richard & The Shadows On Radio Luxembourg UPDATED 28 JULY 2007
Amendment Programme Schedules & Content section newly expanded with dates and titles
A Pocket Guide To Shadow Music UPDATED 17 NOVEMBER 2006
Additions the cover artwork of the book added in full colour as well as some sample pages
A Pocket Guide To Shadow Music CREATED 12 SEPTEMBER 2006
Brand new section information about a brand new book to be published in November 2006
The Shadows At EMI The Vinyl Legacy UPDATED 12 SEPTEMBER 2006
All good things must come to an end selling strong for five years but alas it is now out print
Cliff Richard & The Shadows On Radio Luxembourg CREATED 19 APRIL 2006
Brand new section a full survey of surviving recordings by Cliff and the group in 196063
The Shadows On Radio Luxembourg CREATED 19 APRIL 2006
Brand new section a full survey of surviving recordings by The Shadows alone in 196063
Miscellaneous Topics UPDATED 19 MARCH 2006
Amendment revised topic about the number of tracks recorded by The Drifters/ Shadows
Shadow Music Reviews UPDATED 17 MARCH 2006
Addition a further 8 reviews that featured in the fanzine Shadsfax together with cover images
CD/ DVD Liner Notes UPDATED 8 JANUARY 2006
Addition details added about the Asda's Hank Marvin CD called "The Solid Gold Collection"
Shadow Music Events UPDATED 5 JANUARY 2006
Addition several photos added of various friends at the after party of Shadowmania 2005
The Shadows: The Japanese Connection UPDATED 4 NOVEMBER 2005
Addition final vinyl scan of extremely rare single added courtesy of Yaeko Sata from Japan
Miscellaneous Topics UPDATED 3 OCTOBER 2005
Addition new topic added about the number of tracks recorded by The Drifters/ Shadows
Malcolm Campbell's Shadows Website Home Page UPDATED 1 OCTOBER 2005
Amendment page recoded to enhance the appearance for viewers using Mozilla & Netscape
A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD 2005 UPDATED 25 SEPTEMBER 2005
Addition a review of the updated illustrated CD Guide added from Reflections magazine
The Shadows At Polydor UPDATED 17 SEPTEMBER 2005
Addition "Updates" section now includes all seven releases since the book was published
A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD 2005 UPDATED 17 SEPTEMBER 2005
Addition a review of the updated illustrated CD Guide added from Shadsfax magazine
The Shadows: The Japanese Connection UPDATED 16 SEPTEMBER 2005
Addition now over 30 extra vinyl cover scans added since the topic was created in August
Shadow Music Events UPDATED 11 SEPTEMBER 2005
Addition report by MC about this year's Shadowmania with pics from Angélique von Söhsten
A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD 2005 UPDATED 11 SEPTEMBER 2005
Addition a review of the updated illustrated CD Guide added from Pipeline magazine
Shadows As Composers CREATED 1 SEPTEMBER 2005
Brand new section exhaustive analysis of all The Shadows' compositions recorded by the group
Shadow Music Events CREATED 1 SEPTEMBER 2005
Newly merged section with the previous Tilburg and Bonnington reports & photos: more soon!
Website Info & Updates CREATED 26 AUGUST 2005
Brand new section read about this growing Shadows Website and its author Malcolm Campbell
The Shadows: The Japanese Connection CREATED 26 AUGUST 2005
Brand new section extensive articles about The Shadows in Japan plus their Japanese releases
Miscellaneous Topics UPDATED 26 AUGUST 2005
Complete overhaul previous "Topics Of Interest" section focussed to a few illustrated articles
Classic Shadsites UPDATED 26 AUGUST 2005
Addition Tony Hoffman's new Website Instro World added to the list of recommended links
CD/ DVD Liner Notes UPDATED 28 JULY 2005
Addition details added about the new Demon CD release called "Memories: 36 Guitar Moods"
The Cream Of The CD Crop UPDATED 22 JULY 2005
Addition a low memory graphics version added to assist people on a slow dial-up connection
A Guide To The Shadows And Hank Marvin On CD 2005 UPDATED 16 JULY 2005
Addition a review of the updated illustrated CD Guide added from New Gandy Dancer magazine
Shadow Music Reviews UPDATED 1 JULY 2005
Complete overhaul over 50 reviews that featured in the fanzine Shadsfax plus CD cover images

For information about the earlier evolution of this Website, check out the About This Website section. If you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions about my books on The Shadows or my Website then please feel free to contact me at shads@malcolmcampbell.me.uk Best wishes, Malcolm



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