THE FIRST EVER COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON THE HISTORY OF DECCA
On 4th July 2019, Elliot & Thompson will publish the first ever lavishly illustrated, comprehensive history of ‘The Supreme Record Company’ Decca Records – documenting its fascinating rise and highlighting the most iconic moments from its colourful 90-year history.
Decca’s history touches on every aspect of modern music, both pop and classical; from the beginnings of sound recording, via Bing Crosby, Vera Lynn, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Luciano Pavarotti and The Three Tenors, to today’s chart-topping superstars such as Andrea Bocelli, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Rod Stewart, Ludovico Einaudi and The Lumineers, but to name a few. Its history is told here in 11 chapters by expert contributors including respected music writers Jon Savage and Louis Barfe, classical experts, historians and current Decca executives.
Each chapter features an array of images and archived material – capturing David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Dame Vera Lynn, Billie Davis and many more, with elegant posters used by Decca throughout the years, shots of iconic artists early on in their respective careers, album artworks and much more.
The book – edited by Darren Henley and Daryl Easlea – also contains a foreword from Dame Vera Lynn and Sir Rod Stewart – two of the label’s most revered artists – as well as from current Decca President, Rebecca Allen, and President and CEO of Universal Classics and Jazz, Dickon Stainer.
Decca –The Supreme Record Company: The Story Of Decca Records 1929-2019 book is published by Elliot & Thompson on July 4.