Various Artists - Magic In The Air Three; 1965-1971 The Birth Of Cool Britannia - 3CD Box
From the original authors behind the landmark Piccadilly Sunshine series and other evolutionary concepts!... Magic In The Air attempts to capture a wider perspective of the cultural revolution unfolding in Britain during the 1960s, while embracing the adolescent mindset at work at the dawn of an unprecedented era in modern culture. With the advent of the fab four the future of pop was inevitable but not predictable, as mono evolved into stereo and television went technicolour. In some ways, this is a recorded history of that evolution, a rapid process that saw matching suits, the twist and Tory party scandals swept away by a younger, more progressive element when the essentials were long hair, kaftans, Commer vans and police corruption.
Magic In The Air Three charts the fascinating progress of (a kind of) popular music that has never really gone away. Housed in an intimate clam-shell box, a 3 CD set with analytical liners, discographies and timeline photographs inside a whopping 66 page perfect bound book, alongside a wealth of exceedingly good songs - 67 in all!