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Plods along, but some gems in here...a mixed bag of a book
on 18 April 2015
Suffers a bit from working through the story of the label strictly chronologically. That might make it easier follow in some ways, or indeed to write, but can be tiresome to read...and then this happened...and then this other thing happened...and so it goes on. Very good on the bits most people will want to read about - in the absence of a Cocteaus biog then this is probably as close as we'll get so kudos for that. But overall the book is nobbled by its need to be even handed across the history of the label; you'll find yourself skipping lengthy chunks, according to your taste and interest.