We are delighted to announced that HYPE & SOU! is now finished and is ready to go into production. It will be published on September 1. Getting the book completed has been a real marathon - albeit a labour of love - because of the sheer quantity of Archive material Al had managed to collect from his time at Hitsville. The wonderful collection of never seen before photographs, forgotten press clipping, obscure documents and original press releases have now been wrapped around a series of searing essays from Al that literally go behind the scenes at Motown.
The result, we believe, is a wonderful book for anyone who loves Motown and Soul Music. The 1st edition - full colour de-luxe hardback - is now available to order. If you order now you are guaranteed a copy of the single being given away with the first 500 copies of the book only. The 45 is a beautiful looking red vinyl replica of the 1964 single given away by Motown to the UK Tamla Motown Appreciation Society to mark Dave Godin's trip to Hitsville that led to the formation of the Tamla Motown label. Al was very involved in Dave's visit, so we thought the record an apt choice. The 45 is in stock now and is being sent out to advance book purchasers on receipt of their order. The Book is available at £34.99 plus a postage contribution.
PLEASE NOTE: We are sorry for any confusion over the weekend. To clarify, the earlier price was stated incorrectly as £39.99. It is now shown correctly at £34.99. Please note that this is a very special pre-publication offer along with reduced postage. Post publication, the prices will increase.
To order to go to www.soulvation