Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Music book deal of limited import, stranded edition.

Via Publishers Marketplace:
Editor Phil Freeman's Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs, which spotlights a new generation of music critics as they discuss which single album they'd take to a desert island and why, to Ben Schafer at Da Capo, for release in Spring 2007, by Andrew Stuart at The Stuart Agency. Freeman blogged the news a couple of weeks ago, and includes there the roster of critics he's got lined up, including fellow bloggers John Darnielle, Sasha Frere-Jones, Michaelangelo Matos, Simon Reynolds, Derek Taylor, and, by fiat, Douglas Wolk. (And how about showing Carl Wilson some love? Is it the Canadian thing?) It pains me to say this, but it's an excellent, timely idea, and I wish I'd thought of it. Oh, and Greil Marcus, the original inspiration for this, will pen an intro.

Incidentally, Freeman's book on Miles Davis' electric period comes out in September.


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