'...definitive history of rave and what followed has now been updated...guide to the soundtrack to endless nights of ecstasy.' -- Observer Music Monthly
'...manages to chronicle how rave culture coalesced into being...for the subject is apparently inexhaustible and enjoyably infectious.'
-- The Guardian
'A classic chronicle of the Nineties rave movement . . . Striking and well-reported' -- Rolling Stone
'An exceptional book. Reynolds has tracked the unfolding sounds and rituals of ''the (al)chemical generation'' so comprehensively that he virtually obviates the need for any further literature on the period' -- Mojo
'Crucially, Reynolds concentrates every bit as much on the music itself... as on the culture of people, places and events...as fascinating and informative as it is enthusiastic and entertaining'
'This expanded edition of Reynold's brilliant dance music study was first published in 1998...best book written on rave explosion...' -- Q
'Yields new insights across 424 sharply funny, accessible pages. A great achievement from a world class writer' -- ID
'enthusiasm, passion and knowledge . . . seeps out of every page' -- The Face
`Dance music's defining tome gets a remix.' -- Five stars
Published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Second Summer of Love