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Thursday, 11 April 2013

HARMONY KORINE - A Crack-Up At The Race Riots, Drag City
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HARMONY KORINE

A Crack-Up At The Race Riots

Drag City

Format_dot_stuffBook // £13.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: DC486

"It's about a race war and it happens in Florida. And the Jewish people sit in trees. And the black people are run by M.C. Hammer. And the whites are run by Vanilla Ice. I wanted to write the Great American Choose Your Own Adventure novel." - Harmony Korine, addressing a national television audience, 10/17/97 Back in print from Harmony Korine, 'A Crackup At The Race Riots' was originally published by Mainstreet / Doubleday in 1998. Korine's first novel presents fragments of a portrait in multimedia: print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, a poem, attempt… Read more
HARMONY KORINE - A Crack-Up At The Race Riots, Drag City

Thursday, 21 February 2013

SIGUR ROS - Valtari Film Experiment, Parlophone

SIGUR ROS

Valtari Film Experiment

Parlophone

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £15.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: P735 5059

"Sigur Rós’s ambitious plan to make a film for every track on last year's ‘Valtari’ album drew to a close in December with one of the series’ most ambitious submissions from director Floria Sigismondi. The flyblown 10-min mini-epic features indie movie stars Elle Fanning and John Hawkes, as father and daughter, one of whom may be dead. The sixteenth film in the series, it renews Sigur Ros's relationship with Sigismondi, who in 2003 won the European MTV video of year for the band's ‘Vaka', in which gas-masked school children played in the black snow of a nuclear winter. This new packa… Read more
SIGUR ROS - Valtari Film Experiment, Parlophone
SIGUR ROS - Valtari Film Experiment, Parlophone

SIGUR ROS

Valtari Film Experiment

Parlophone

Format_dot_stuffBlu-ray // £19.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: P741 8369

"Sigur Rós’s ambitious plan to make a film for every track on last year's ‘Valtari’ album drew to a close in December with one of the series’ most ambitious submissions from director Floria Sigismondi. The flyblown 10-min mini-epic features indie movie stars Elle Fanning and John Hawkes, as father and daughter, one of whom may be dead. The sixteenth film in the series, it renews Sigur Ros's relationship with Sigismondi, who in 2003 won the European MTV video of year for the band's ‘Vaka', in which gas-masked school children played in the black snow of a nuclear winter. This new packa… Read more
SIGUR ROS - Valtari Film Experiment, Parlophone

Thursday, 14 February 2013

THE WIRE - Issue 349: March 2013, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 349: March 2013

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE349

Sax power player Mats Gustafsson stars on the cover of The Wire's March issue and in the main interview. Former NYC punk and singer Little Annie is tested by The Invisible Jukebox and you'll find further features of Powell, Ergo Phizmiz and the wonderful Lonnie Holley further in, alongside articles on DIY music culture in Honduras and a primer on US hardcore.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

BONAFIDE - Issue 07, Bonafide

BONAFIDE

Issue 07

Bonafide

Format_dot_stuffMag // £3.99

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: BON7

UK-based beats and culture magazine fronts its 7th issue with Flying Lotus on the cover and in interview. There are also interviews and features with further west coast hip hop types DJ Shadow, Ice-T, Kendrick Lamar, and Shepard Fairey, while the UK gets a look-in courtesy of Brainfeeders British ambassador Lapalux and UK Rap stalwarts Jehst and Kashmere, and it all gets a bit mental on a phone interview with Lee "Scratch" Perry.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

PRURIENT / CARLOS CASAS - Vezdekhod, Von Archives
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PRURIENT / CARLOS CASAS

Vezdekhod

Von Archives

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £12.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: VON008

**Edition of 500** Von archives, where have you been all our lives?! Part of our introduction to this fine Italian boutique imprint is this awesome documentary-cum-sound experiment pairing Carlos Casas' footage and field recordings made in the classic Russian Vezdekhod tank with a deconstructed soundtrack by Dominick Fernow aka Prurient (aka Vatican Shadow). The all-terrain Vezdekhod tank is the primary mode of transport for most folk in Siberia. Carlos Casas captured a seemingly bum-bruising journey in one of these things somewhere in the tundra of Chukotka Region, Northeastern Siberi… Read more
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PRURIENT / CARLOS CASAS - Vezdekhod, Von Archives
JOHN DUNCAN - The Tailing, Von Archives
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JOHN DUNCAN

The Tailing

Von Archives

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £12.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: VON010

**Edition of 500** Celebrated American sound artist John Duncan presents "a microscopical audiovisual study on pornography" on Italy's Von Archive. 'The Tailing' was premiered at 'Three Days Of Struggle' in Vittorio Veneto on 21st February, 2010. Slow, keening Hammond organ improvisation is entwined with shadowy, oily monochrome visuals in an extended, tantric, morphing scan of what we can only presume are writhing bodies, but never becomes clear.
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LAGO MORTO / NICO VASCELLARI - Obitorio Veneto, Von Archives
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LAGO MORTO / NICO VASCELLARI

Obitorio Veneto

Von Archives

Format_dot_stuffDVD+CD // £14.99

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: VON007

**Edition of 500 CD + DVD** Italian punk performance artist Nico Vascelari created Lago Morto - a band, or 'a social punk sculpture' according to curator Diedrich Diedrichsen - for the 'Rock Scissors Paper' exhibition at Kunsthaus Graz. The 'Obitorio Veneto' CD compiles their catalogue of 14 songs, and the accompanying DVD documents the group rambunctious, thrilling performances at 16 locations over 15 days in Nico's native Vittorio Veneto at non musical venues such as bar, osteria, pizzeria, launderette, video store etc, plus an extra video of all 16 performances played sim… Read more
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LAGO MORTO / NICO VASCELLARI - Obitorio Veneto, Von Archives

Thursday, 11 October 2012

THE WIRE - Issue 345 : November 2012, The Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 345 : November 2012

The Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE345

Peter Brötzmann mans the cover of this months Wire. His lung busting catalogue, life and attitudes on art are explored in depth at home in Wuppertal with David Keenan, alongside feature articles on Jamaican dub pioneer Niney The Observer, and avant-garde filmmaker Stuart Wynn Jones. Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille face off with the Invisible Jukebox and you'll also find articles on Holly Herndon, Robin The Fog, and Schimpfluch, beside all the usual news, reviews, and listings.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

THE WIRE - Issue 343 : September 2012, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 343 : September 2012

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE343

September's issue places Josephine Foster on the cover and in conversation covering her spellbinding mix of lieder, opera, folk and psych. Grime's elder statesman gives an enlightening Invisible Jukebox session and Robert Hood discusses his new album and Detroit. Elsewhere, Crass's Penny Rimbaud & Gee Vaucher talk about their current actions, and we're introduced to the work of unsung UK composer Terence Dwyer. Includes all usual reviews, listings and comment. Always worth your time.
STEFAN GOLDMANN - Parameter, Macro Recordings
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STEFAN GOLDMANN

Parameter

Macro Recordings

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £8.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: MACROM27

**DVD PAL. 16:9. German with English subtitles. 41 minutes. Region Code free** 'Parameter' is a documentary film about the music and practice of Macro label owner, DJ and producer, Stefan Goldmann. The press notes allude to Goldmann as "Techno's most restless innovator" which is probably more hyperbolic than true, because to be fair, his profile outside of Berlin isn't so noticeable (to us, at least). But for what it's worth, this is probably one of the best DVDs on the Berlin Techno thing that we've seen: Goldmann gives lucid, intelligent and straightforward answers to director and intervie… Read more
STEFAN GOLDMANN - Parameter, Macro Recordings

Thursday, 26 July 2012

NOEL HAWKS & JAH FLOYD / BUNNY 'STRIKER' LEE - Reggae Going International 1967-1976: The Bunny 'Striker' Lee Story, Jamaican Recordings
**Excellent 190-page hardback biography with 22-track 'Greatest Hits' CD documenting Bunny Lee's foundational work in establishing the reggae scene both at home and abroad. Includes chapters of King Tubby, Pama Records, Lee Perry, Niney and more, plus nuff unseen photographs** "In a career that has lasted for over forty years Bunny 'Striker' Lee has faithfully met the needs of his audience for music that accurately reflected their concerns and, in the process, enjoyed huge hits and provided work for dozens of sin… Read more
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NOEL HAWKS & JAH FLOYD / BUNNY 'STRIKER' LEE - Reggae Going International 1967-1976: The Bunny 'Striker' Lee Story, Jamaican Recordings

Thursday, 28 June 2012

PIXIES - Pixies, 4AD

PIXIES

Pixies

4AD

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £13.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: VAD2407DVDN

*PAL compatible* "Released straight to DVD in 2004 as a love letter to the famed four-piece from Boston, 4AD’s ode to the Pixies is a long-awaited dream come true for rabid fans everywhere. Combining live footage, videos, and not one, but two documentaries, the disc gives love to the seminal outfit who changed the face of rock music and then disappeared all-too-soon into infamy. Recorded live on May 1, 1988, at the Town & Country Club in London, the complete live show features the foursome at their best. Stripped down, with their dynamics working on overdrive, this is the time and moment when the Pixies … Read more
PIXIES - Pixies, 4AD
BAUHAUS - Shadow Of Light / Archive, Beggars Banquet

BAUHAUS

Shadow Of Light / Archive

Beggars Banquet

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £10.99

VIDEO COMPILATION

Cat. Number: BB022DVD

*Fully compatible with PAL systems.* "This DVD contains all the Bauhaus promotional videos and live performances recorded at the Old Vic Theatre, London in 1982. Originally released on two VHS tapes, this is a contemporaneous document of the first incarnation of this legendary band who stole the show with their performance at Coachella 2005. When they disbanded in 1983, members Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins found success both as solo artists and as members of Love And Rockets, Tones On Tail, and Dalis Car. However, there’s a certain night music that only happens … Read more
BAUHAUS - Shadow Of Light / Archive, Beggars Banquet

Thursday, 21 June 2012

DEAD CAN DANCE - Toward The Within, 4AD
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DEAD CAN DANCE

Toward The Within

4AD

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £12.49

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Cat. Number: VAD4015DVDN

*NTSC DVD compatible in the UK* "‘Toward The Within’ was recorded in one take in November 1993 in the Mayfair Theatre in Santa Monica, California, and was released by 4AD as an album and a video (VHS and Laserdisc) a year later. It was the last major event to take place in the Mayfair Theatre before it was severely damaged in an earthquake in January 1994 and had to be closed indefinitely. The video was filmed by producer Mark Magison, known for his work on 1992’s ‘Baraka’, and contains interviews with Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, as well a music video for ‘Yulunga (Spirit Dance)’,… Read more
DEAD CAN DANCE - Toward The Within, 4AD

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

BONAFIDE - Issue 06, Bonafide

BONAFIDE

Issue 06

Bonafide

Format_dot_stuffMag // £3.99

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: BON6

Bonafide ledges allegiance to all strands of underground Hip Hop and street culture, and their mutual relatives. Their latest issue stars Doom's mask on the cover and the man himself in interview, beside features on Juan Atkins, Lex Records, Rusko, Pete Rock, Adult Swim and graffiti from Daim and Sick Boy. Ch-ch-check it oot, pal.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

CHILLY GONZALES - The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales Live With Orchestra, Gentle Threat
"Chilly Gonzales left Canada for Berlin in 1998. Daft Punk, Bjork remixes did him well, but it wasn't enough. So on to Paris, and collaborations with Feist on her Let It Die and The Reminder albums. Solo Piano then became Gonzales' own best selling album, introducing Gonzo to an audience who actually buy music sometimes. The piano pieces were used in documentaries, in films. But to fully satisfy his insatiable ambition, only one thing was left to do and he did it in 2009: Chilly Gonzales broke Guinness' World Record for longest solo concert with 27 h… Read more
CHILLY GONZALES - The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales Live With Orchestra, Gentle Threat

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

VARIOUS / NOW AGAIN - Soul Cal: Funky Diso & Modern Soul 1971-1982, Now Again Records

VARIOUS / NOW AGAIN

Soul Cal: Funky Diso & Modern Soul 1971-1982

Now Again Records

Format_dot_stuffBook and CD // £14.99

DISCO / BOOGIE / FUNK

Cat. Number: NA5084

"A decade in the making, Soul Cal is the definitive survey of America's best independent 70's soul-ensembles. Profiled within this album and book are the bands that transitioned from funk to disco; the bands that kept up the backbeat as rhythm moved to the back- seat. Collected here for the first time are the musical dreams of dozens, dreams that were deferred but were never discarded. From the positively-funky sound of Luther Davis' "You Can Be a Star" to the airtight hi hats and space-bass that guides Pure Essence's "Wake Up," Soul Cal offers the enthused a chance to listen, read and reflect on this great burst of black American creativity."
VARIOUS / NOW AGAIN - Soul Cal: Funky Diso & Modern Soul 1971-1982, Now Again Records

Thursday, 15 March 2012

THE WIRE - Issue 338: April 2012, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 338: April 2012

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE338

*Comes with a bonus Wire Tapper CD* Sun Araw's on the cover of this month's Wire, and in conversation on "the theories of Marshall McLuhan, deep focus production, and a vision of paradise" with Derek Walmsley. Also, the hyper-complexities of Conlon Nancarrow's life and work are revisited by Philip Clark, disco legend Tom Moulton does the Invisible Jukebox, and Simon Reynolds ponders our interconnected musical landscape under the heading "We are all David Toop now". All the usual reviews, listings and regular discourse feature, too.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

THE WIRE - Issue 337: March 2012, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 337: March 2012

Wire

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MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE337

A stately-looking Earth adorn March's edition of Wire magazine and inside discuss their shift into new realms with Jospeh Stannard. Elsewhere, KIng Tubby is the subject of this month's primer; :zoviet*france: disclose their current sonic whereabouts; Ghost Box undertake the Invisible Jukebox; Julia Holter gives an extensive, intriguing interview; Vicki Gittens of People Like Us contributes to the ongoing 'Collateral Damage' discourse. The usual features, reviews and listings also feature.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

RADIOHEAD - The King Of Limbs: Live From The Basement, TICKER TAPE
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RADIOHEAD

The King Of Limbs: Live From The Basement

TICKER TAPE

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £22.99

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Cat. Number: TICK12

**DVD documenting Radiohead's 'From The Basement' performance of 'King Of Limbs', including unreleased songs 'The Daily Mail' and 'Staircase', plus bonus track 'Supercollider', housed in an embossed, 32 page hardback book of photos from the recording session**
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THE WIRE - Issue 336: February 2012, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 336: February 2012

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE336

Based G, Lil B lords it over the Bay Bridge on the front cover of February's Wire edition. He features in an extensive interview, while Keith Fullerton Whitman gives a fascinating discussion with Derek Walmsley and Daniel Martin-McCormick sheds light on his Ital and Sex Worker sound. Also, This Heat drummer Charles Hayward is tested by the Invisible Jukebox and Terre Thaemlitz contributes to the ongoing discourse surrounding digital music and culture in the excellent 'Collateral Damage' section. All the usual reviews, features and listings, too.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

THE HEATWAVE / ROLLO JACKSON - The Heatwave Presents: Showtime! The History of UK Dancehall Live on Stage, The Heatwave
Swiftly following his brilliant 'Tape Crackers' DVD, director Rollo Jackson linked with Dancehall institution The Heatwave to celebrate the UK's deeply rooted soundsystem culture. Spanning all flexes since the rave era, in just over an hour 'Showtime' features in-depth interviews and performances from the likes of Wiley, General Levy, Stush and Skibadee, charting an oral history of UK music from a bassbin perspective. It documents an airhorn-fuelled party held on 15th June 2011 where, in a rare instance, Grime spitters… Read more
THE HEATWAVE / ROLLO JACKSON - The Heatwave Presents: Showtime! The History of UK Dancehall Live on Stage, The Heatwave
THE WIRE - Issue 335: January 2012, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 335: January 2012

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE335

The annual rundown of the Wire's favourite releases of 2011, plus tonnes of genre and guest charts.

Thursday, 03 November 2011

JOHN FAHEY - 1978 Live At Audimax Hamburg, BLAST FIRST PETITE
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JOHN FAHEY

1978 Live At Audimax Hamburg

BLAST FIRST PETITE

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £10.99

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Cat. Number: PTYT037DVD

"Shot live for TV by the legendary German music show “Rockpalast” this DVD represents the earliest example of a complete Fahey concert performance. The multi-camera filming features detailed close-ups of Fahey’s playing style giving fans a rare insight into what Pete Townsend has called the William Burroughs of the guitar. Fahey’s 1978 visit to Europe saw him in fine wild form performing an 11 track set and as an incredibly rare bonus a short interview with the maverick iconoclast. All Regions DVD In CD Digipak. Year: 1978 Month: 03 Day: 17 Location: Audimax Hamburg John Fahey… Read more
JOHN FAHEY - 1978 Live At Audimax Hamburg, BLAST FIRST PETITE

Thursday, 20 October 2011

SOUL JAZZ - The Album Cover Art of Studio One Records, Soul Jazz Records
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SOUL JAZZ

The Album Cover Art of Studio One Records

Soul Jazz Records

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BOOKS

Cat. Number: SJR247

This deluxe 200 page hardback 12"x12"book features hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs from the legendary Studio One Records. Described by Chris Blackwell as The University Of Reggae, Studio One is by far the most important record label in the history of Reggae music, an A-Z of Jamaican music as iconic as Motown was to soul, or Blue Note for Jazz. The book features classic artwork from Bob Marley And The Wailers, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, The Skatalites, Marcia Griffiths, Burning Spear, The Heptones, Toots and the Maytals and many … Read more
SOUL JAZZ - The Album Cover Art of Studio One Records, Soul Jazz Records
THE WIRE - Issue 333: November 2011, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 333: November 2011

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE333

This month The Wire features DJ Rupture on the cover and in conversation with Peter Shapiro talking about post-colonial cultural hybrids and his recent version of The Shining soundtrack set in a Dubai. Also, Gang Gang Dance step up to the Invisible Jukebox, David Lynch is interviewed for the Cross Platform column, David Toop analyses The Beach Boys' 'SMiLE' sessions, and Drew Daniel of Matmos proposes a radical philosophy of "queer sound", besides all the usual reviews, listings and columns.

Thursday, 06 October 2011

FIERCE COUNTY - The Woodsman EP, Bomb Shop

FIERCE COUNTY

The Woodsman EP

Bomb Shop

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.99

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: BMS012

Fierce County's debut release for Bomb Shop contains four tracks of exquisitely crafted modern folk, recorded and produced by Rough Fields. Fierce County are Benjamin Clough, Chris Rice and Tim Mosley. Their ethos is simple; play anywhere they are welcomed and record only live, with each take appearing totally unique and fiercely proud of its imperfections
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Thursday, 25 August 2011

MARK KOZELEK - On Tour, CALDO VERDE
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MARK KOZELEK

On Tour

CALDO VERDE

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £19.49

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: CV015

"For 19 years, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek has toured solo and as front man of both Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon. Until now, he has never given filmmakers access into his life on the road. Filmed during portions of Mark Kozelek’s European and North American tours of 2010 and 2011, this is a rare glimpse into Mark’s backstage areas and passenger seat travels. Shot in black and white, this dynamic film captures the fast paced travel of a singer on a solo-acoustic journey, giving viewers an inspirational look at its high points, and also a stark view of its mundane rea… Read more
MARK KOZELEK - On Tour, CALDO VERDE

Thursday, 14 July 2011

VARIOUS / BFI - Here's A Health To The Barley Mow, BFI
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VARIOUS / BFI

Here's A Health To The Barley Mow

BFI

Format_dot_stuff2 X DVD // £18.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: BFIVD920

Amazing collection of poetic documentaries, long un-seen television reports and rare silent film footage revealing just how powerful and enduring the folk traditions of Great Britain are. From the sexy, savage' Cornish May Day rites of Alan Lomax's Oss Oss Wee Oss, to Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane's footage of ferociously fought traditional football; from children's games in London's bombed East End to intricate sword and step dances - this double-disc set of newly remastered films is accompanied by an illustrated 58-page booklet including detailed notes and essays by folk… Read more
VARIOUS / BFI - Here's A Health To The Barley Mow, BFI