Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone.
by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-02-15
To celebrate Fruits de Mer Records becoming a pre-teen, Dave Thompson has written a 300 page book chock full of stories, album art, photos, etc. detailing the history of Fruits de Mer, including a full discography of this small, collectible, and excellent label. Originally scheduled for publication in April, The Incomplete Angler will hit the streets in March. The book is available directly from Dave Thompson.
And, as Keith Jones of FdM says:
The FdM members club edition won't be out until May - I'm going to do my best to have some copies at our Glastonbury gig and I'll have a chat with Nick at Heyday about how we handle international sales after that - the book will be remarkably similar, other than a different cover and a few extra pages of black and white photos, but I'll be adding in a few extras such as the Ilona V 7" to make it worth the wait.
There'll only be 200 members club copies - so if you're worried about missing out, or you want both, or you can't wait to read all about
yourmy favourite record label - you can order the 'official edition' now from Dave.
I saw a pre-publication version of the book when visiting Andy Bracken in January and I am impressed! This is an excellent addition to your musical library.
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