April 05, 2021

Another review about the TEB book.

A new (controversial) review of the book dedicated to Glen Sweeney and TEB has been published by the UK site/magazine Northern Sky edited by Allan Wilkinson. The reviewer seems to dislike the structure of the book, deliberately a "non-biography"...

Text of the review on the Web page:

https://northernskyreviews.com/2021/03/15/issue-1/

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April 04, 2021

Three historical magazine ads of TEB gigs found.

Here's below three historical ads for 1968, 1970 and 1971 TEB gigs, I've recently found in the Web.

TEB-Al Stewart English tour, January 3rd, 1970

November 29th, 1968

March 8th, 1971
 
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February 01, 2021

New Italian magazine review on the TEB book!

Here's is the first (and probably the only one) review on the TEB book published on Italian monthly magazine "Rumore" #349 (February 2021). 

Thanks  to Alessandro Besselva Averame for his kind attention.


 

English translation:

Glen Sweeney was an unusual character, even by the standards of a time when almost everything was unusual; he was a bit mystic and a bit trickster, an experimenter of ways and worlds, a man of another era (it seems that he was 45 years old in 1969 when the apocryphal and ancestral raga of his Third Ear Band made their debut). It's a great challenge to tell his story, and Luca Ferrari, a freelancer who has always been interested in heretics and outsiders, succeeds in doing so, drawing on the materials of the boundless online archive on the English band, which he has been feeding for a decade, ghettoraga.blogspot.com.
The book, in English, collects interviews with Sweeney (who died in 2005), his writings, illustrations, photos, correspondence with the author (responsible in the '80s for a brief reunion of TEB) and testimonies of anyone who crossed the path of this syncretist who perceived every single percussive beat "as if it were a symphony".  He provides at the same time a nice cross-section of the British underground '60s and '70s. Manic chronology and video/discography also attached a CD with unreleased recordings of the '70-'71. 

Alessandro Besselva Averame

 
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January 31, 2021

TEB's Gonzo Multimedia titles disappeared from the web site.

The drastic changes of the global record market forced Gonzo Multimedia to limit the production of physical albums, selling just digital editions of the records.

For this simple reason, Gonzo Multimedia's owner Rob Ayling recently explained to me that "we are now selling digital versions - the demand for physical copies drops off after the first pressing."

So this is the reason why all the TEB's catalogue (apart from some few last copies of "Spirits") is not available anymore with the original physical CD editions.

However, even though this is now established, I don't like the digital edition of an album, and I still prefer to have a traditional CD with a physical disc, case and paper booklet...

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