Pick your ‘one’ or complete the lot this week from a choice set of lavish encyclopaedic reference points for the discerning collector.
A true labour of love, each book is numbered in a limited run of 1000 and signed by their author Yuri Grishin.
These gems offer everything you ever needed to know (but were afraid to ask) about Island, Harvest/EMI, Charisma (B&C & Trojan), Vertigo, their off-shoot labels, matrices and sleeve variants. A full rundown is given on their history with additional essays, interviews and colour illustrations.
With practically all records catalogued now much in demand, these tomes offer a fascinating overview of what vinyl addicts around the globe are craving for.