Fascinating... very fresh and clear
Elborough has the passion of a true enthusiast... but he's also an indefatigable researcher, who has somehow seen a clear path through the vast amount of material to write a book that reads easily and well but also wholly coherently. Richly enjoyable.
a P.G. Wodehouse guide to pop history
Pleasingly compelling... Elborough is a charming, funny and frequently fascinating guide
a timely paean to the sound of the needle hitting the record
Reassuring air of cultural authority... impressive depth of perspective... admirably persuasive
an affectionate adieu to the format
He's got a happy knack of stuffing sentences with facts, colour and incident
Wonderful book... a great thundering roar of nostalgia for the LP record.