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Echoes

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24th August 2023

Price: £24.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405558693

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THE FOLLOW UP MEMOIR TO SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, BUNNYMAN

Scenic Wye Valley isn’t the typical place for a rock story to begin, but when Echo & the Bunnymen hit the studio to record their ground-breaking debut album, Crocodiles, it was anything but ordinary. The album was the making of the band – cultivating a cult following which would soon evolve into staggering mainstream success. Their lives would never be the same again.

In Echoes, legendary guitarist and founding member of Echo & the Bunnymen, Will Sergeant, recounts the band’s whirlwind rise to stardom with his trademark wryness and intelligence. Sharing never-before-told anecdotes – including the heady Rockfield Studio sessions and touring across the US, playing sold-out shows at Whisky a Go Go and experiencing the iconic New York club scene from dusk ’til dawn – and accompanied by snapshots of the cultural, social and political scene at the time, this is a memoir to remember.

The music at the beginning and end of this audiobook is taken from Dragonflies, an original piece written and performed by Will Sergeant

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Reviews

Electronic Sound
With his sharp prose and dark humour once again spilling across the pages, what follows is a highly entertaining read as he sets out the groups' whirlwind rise to stardom
Mojo Magazine
Hugely entertaining . . . Even without the thrills 'n' spills of the traditional rock narrative, it revealed a very engaging, funny writer: a top-drawer raconteur whose freewheeling style leapt off the page
TLS
Echoes is a magical record of [Echo & the Bunnymen's] turquoise days, when everything seemed possible
Richard Hawley
The early 1980s when I was teenager were hard times under Thatcherite rule. The Bunnymen's music made it bearable for me and Will's guitar playing was - and still is - central to band's unique sound. There was so much appalling sh*te around on the radio so you had to dig around for the good stuff, but the Bunnymen's music was really successful and always brilliant, which was so rare then. Can't wait to get my mind into the new book - the last one was absolutely boss!
Louder Than War
Echoes is easy to read and difficult to put down. It captures perfectly the zeitgeist of the tumultuous times it covers and provides insight into possibly one of the world's biggest and best cult bands