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

Left: the video from David Hepworth and Mark Ellens  “Word in You Ear” channel.  A long interview with Neil Storey about the piano on the beach, Dr.No, and how he found Traffic’s cottage during his school camping trip.