The Island Book of Records brings the early years of this iconic record label to life. The lavishly illustrated LP-sized book  documents the analogue era of the coolest label on the planet. A comprehensive archive of album cover design and photography – with exclusive interviews from musicians, designers, photographers, producers, studio engineers and record company personnel . The book shows in unique depth the workings of the label and every LP. Published by Manchester University Press, issued in October 2023. Order direct here

Music pro’s David Hepworth and Mark Ellens get very excited in the interview with Neil Storey about –  the piano on the beach, Dr.No, and how he found Traffic’s cottage during his school camping trip.