long, long awaited, this book is clearly the definitive guide to THE band that provided the sound-track for my youth (and beyond!).
It's fascinating to see how songs that are really age-old friends came into being, and also what the band were thinking of when they recorded them.
Die-hard fans will love every page, as I did, although I think there's a lot there for anyone less directly involved too. Just how much the Banshees were at the centre of new music is laid bare, quite possibly for the first time. Their creative shifts (one minute 'punk', then the inventors of 'goth', then experimenting with 'ethereal' ...) also benefit from being explained in context.
This book made me, at least, very very happy.