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Peter Grendysa (Atlantic Records researcher)

From: Peter Grendysa
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2006 8:38 PM
To: Collectable Records
Subject: Your Book

Hello Iouri,
I have been enjoying your book for several weeks now. Thank you very much! Here are my thoughts on the book, and you may quote me.
All best wishes,
Pete Grendysa

The book is stunning - a work of art and scholarship. There has never been a history of a record company as thorough and detailed as this. I am speechless with admiration and envy. The numerous photos, information about every facet of record production, design and packaging, and artist details are presented in a clear and readable format. A price guide is a useful addition, and the book has release dates and a complete index.

Anyone contemplating doing a label history will have to strive to achieve this very high level of excellence. And anyone interested in the story of one of most important labels of the rock era needs this book.

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Enrico Bodo
From: Enrico Bodo
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 7:50 PM
To: Collectable Records
Subject: Re: Island Records 1962 - 1977

I think that you have done a really good job in putting together all the informations. The book is obviously a great reference for collectors especially in pointing out the minimal differences in the sleeves as you do in the appendix. This is crucial especially in the ebay-dominated era where you can often barely see the details of the objects.

Reading the book, I also discovered an unexpected wealth of records published by island that come before the famous pink label era and that I didn't know at all. I imagine that they don't surface very often though.

Thanks again for the wonderful book,
Enrico Bodo

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Bob Say

From: Bob Say
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 8:47 AM
To: Collectable Records
Subject: Re: Island Book 1962 - 1977

Hi Yuri
Well I haven't had time to read thru it but just a quick glance shows that you have done an amazing job.  This is what record collecting really needs! 
Thanks! and keep up the great work!

Bob

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Stefan Kohler
From: Stefan Kohler
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 2:32 AM
To: 'Collectable Records'
Subject: RE: Island Book 1962 - 1977

Dear Yuri
To say it just in few words: The book is fantastic and it must have been a hard work to compile all this information.
I am a record collector for 20 years now and I'm still struggling to identify a pressing of a certain release. In this context your book gives a very useful overview of all the details and I'm already looking forward for the second one. Therefore I would very much appreciate if you can inform me about the date when it will be available.

Best regards,
Stefan

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Tim Connell

From: Tim Connell
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 11:56 PM
To: Collectable Records
Subject: Re
: Island Book 1962 - 1977

Dear  Yuri,
Well, I think your book  is absolutely amazing. Itís the Bible, man! The attention to detail is fabulous and sheer profusion of material is incredible. I would be grateful if you could keep me informed about anything you are working on. I am particularly interested in Vertigo stuff, too and have a nice collection of the early releases from my teenage days in the very early seventies.  Your website is amazing as well.

Keep up the good work!!!!
Best regards,

Tim

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Dear Yuri
thank you so much for the book. It is a fantastic piece of work and you must be very proud. I am amazed by the detail and incredible pictures as well as your knowledge. It is simply a masterpiece! I am very impressed. Thank you also for your dedication, I really appreciate it. In total this is amazing!
Regard,
Markus Holler
SUGARBUSH RECORDS

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From: denisgrice@aol.com [mailto:denisgrice@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 1:55 PM
To: mail@collectable-records.ru
Subject: Re: Island Book 1962 - 1977

 

Hi Yuri,

Just a few lines in addition to my previous comments on your` excellent "Island" book. I can honestly say that the book has already "paid for itself" as regards the detailed information it contains about 1st or early pressings-Most notably 2 recent acquisitions-"John Barleycorn Must Die"-Traffic & "Full House"-Fairport Convention-E & J Day Group,London & Bedford-This and other similar seemingly insignificant details have helped to expand my admittedly limited knowledge in the field of vinyl collecting. My good lady partner Helen said to me "My goodness, you ought to be on Television with your` vast amounts of knowledge about records" !!!!!     Well, I`m not sure about that, but at least I`m not boring her with my constant stream of "discoveries"- After all, who wants to watch TV programmes about Record Labels? -Although, come to think of it, not such a bad idea after all-certainly people like Dennis Blackham,George Peckham & including your` good self would make entertaining viewing content for a fairly wide section of viewers.

Anyhow Yuri-If a TV programme is ever made about Record Labels, you would be the obvious choice as presenter

Best Wishes as ever, Dennis

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From: Steve Gaitens [mailto:sgaitens@omnifone.com]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 2:48 PM
To: mail@collectable-records.ru
Subject: Thanks For The Book

Dear Yuri
Thanks very much for the Island book.
We received it last week.
We have added the book to our collection of Island records memorabilia in the office.
As you know we are in 22 St Peters Sq - This was the home of Isalnd records from 1973 until 2002.
Your book is valuable addition to our collection.
Thanks again,
 

Steve

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Uncut sheet The Author
0 00
Front & rear
1 2 3
Introduction
1
Interview with Denis Blackham
2
Cutting process by Denis Blackham
3
Label design 
4 5 6
7 8 9
 
10 11  
Albums
12 13 14
15 16 17
18 19 20
 
21 22  
Sleeves
23 24 25
   
26    
Appendix
27 28 29
 
30 31  
Price guide
 
32 33  
Index
34

 


 

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