'Definitive and comprehensive, this is the actual story of Factory Records' --Peter Saville
'Shadowplayers offers a meticulously researched year-by-year account of the label's beginnings, its triumphs and eventual dissolution. Nice brings an encyclopaedic zeal to his recollections' - --Independent
'Such a rare thing - really interesting and immensely readable. I learned a lot' --Peter Hook
'A monument, a life's work and a practical instruction for all jobbing music biographers' --Record Collector
'This book is surely the definitive study of the chaotic, praxis-driven enterprise that was Factory Communications'
'Shadowplayers is complete and thoroughly researched but still loaded with ridiculous yarns' --The Times
'Few people can rival his knowledge of the label's history ... James Nice is uniquely placed to write the definitive chronicle of Factory Records' --Simon Reynolds
'An extraordinary story, well told' --Word
'A triumph!' --Linder Sterling
'This remarkably comprehensive overview goes deep to illuminate the storied Manc label ... a very good way to immerse in Factory's strange and inspirational story'
About the Author
James Nice is an author, journalist and record-label owner. He once worked for Factory Benelux and now administers much of the former Factory catalogue. James Nice is the author of Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records, published by Aurum in 2010.