My Life in Music and Beyond
In the vein of Sound Man and The Soundtrack of My Life, a lyrical memoir from the founder of one of the greatest music labels of all time, Island Records, about his astonishing life and career helping to bring reggae music to the world stage and w...
'As you're about to find out through the pages in this book, Chris Blackwell - who looms large in U2's life and was in fact our lifeline into the music world - is an adventurer, an entrepreneur, a buccaneer, a visionary and a gentleman. I'm proud to know him.' -- Bono 'C.B. had this way of throwing me in the deep end knowing that I would thrive on being challenged. As you'll read in The Islander, he knows how to get the very best out of people - he's a mover and a shaker and a mischief-maker.' -- Grace Jones 'I read Chris Blackwell's autobiography in one sitting, unable to tear myself away. From "My Boy Lollipop" and Bob Marley, via Swinging London and punk, all the way to Talking Heads and U2, I felt like I was reading the inside story of the music of my life.' -- Salman Rushdie 'A thoroughly quotable autobiography, a book that's hard to put down. 4/5' -- Mojo 'Fascinating. 8/10' -- Uncut 'Highly readable.' -- The Guardian 'A compelling autobiography.' -- The Observer 'A story told with disciplined coherence that plunges deep beneath the surface.' -- Daily Telegraph 'Highly recommended.' -- Kirkus 'If you're even a minor fan of music books ... buy this autobiography. Fascinating.' -- Variety 'A page-turner of an autobiography.' -- Record Collector 'Fascinating autobiography of the Island Records founder. The Islander is a treasure.' -- Prog 'A rip-roaring yarn, the ultimate behind-the-scenes insider look at the coolest label ever on the planet.' -- The Quietus 'A compelling, juicy book.' -- Irish Times 'An absorbing read.' -- Echoes 'An extraordinary story and a wonderful book. It couldn't be more enthusiastically recommended.' -- Mark Ellen 'Highly entertaining, rapid-fire, hard-to-put-down memoir.' -- Air Mail 'There are amazing insights. If you want to know how it was ... read The Islander.' -- Bob Lefsetz
Chris Blackwell (Author) Chris Blackwell is a celebrated record producer, businessman and founder of the hugely influential Island Records music label. Paul Morley (Contributor) Paul Morley is an acclaimed British music journalist and music industry executive.