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The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond Hardcover – 9 Jun. 2022

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Chris Blackwell Music Autobiography Island Records

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'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. ****' ―

'Fascinating. 8/10' ―

'A rip-roaring yarn, the ultimate behind-the-scenes insider look at the coolest label ever on the planet.' ―

'Fascinating autobiography of the Island Records founder.
The Islander is a treasure.' ― PROG

'Highly recommended.' ―

'There are amazing insights. If you want to know how it
The Islander.' -- BOB LEFSETZ

'Highly readable' ―
The Guardian

'Highly entertaining, rapid fire, hard to put down memoir' ―
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'If you're even a minor fan of music this autobiography. Fascinating' ―

'A compelling autobiography' ―
The Observer

'A compelling juicy book' ―
The Irish Times

'An absorbing read' ―

'An extraordinary story and a wonderful book. It couldn't be more enthusiastically recommended' -- Mark Ellen ―
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The definitive autobiography by renowned Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, looking back across his phenomenal life and career.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nine Eight Books (9 Jun. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1788705750
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1788705752
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.2 x 3.8 x 24 cm
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