Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams From Club Culture to Style Culture ; the Story of the New Romantics

Hardback (01 Oct 2020) | English

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Synopsis

David Bowie. Culture Club. Wham!. Soft Cell. Duran Duran. Sade. Spandau Ballet. The Eurythmics...

'Who better to tell the story of the super-stylish New Romantic movement than GQ editor Jones, who lived through it?'i News, 75 Best New Books for Autumn
'Jones has finally produced the tribute that one of Britain's most culturally rich periods truly deserves.' Classic Pop *****

One of the most creative entrepreneurial periods since the Sixties, the era of the New Romantics grew out of the remnants of post-punk and developed quickly alongside club culture, ska, electronica, and goth. The scene had a huge influence on the growth of print and broadcast media, and was arguably one of the most bohemian environments of the late twentieth century. Not only did it visually define the decade, it was the catalyst for the Second British Invasion, when the US charts would be colonised by British pop music - making it one of the most powerful cultural exports since the Beatles.

In Sweet Dreams, Dylan Jones charts the rise of the New Romantics through testimony from the people who lived it.

For a while, Sweet Dreams were made of this.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780571353439
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 782.421640922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5719
Number of pages: 680 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 1048g
Height: 165mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 59mm