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Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records Paperback – 1 Jun 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; UK ed. edition (1 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845136349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845136345
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 4.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'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'
--Stephen Morris

'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'
--Q Magazine

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.

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