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ULTIMA THULE / A FISTFUL OF SPAGHETTI

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A Fistful Of Spaghetti - Italian music encyclopedia

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A FISTFUL OF SPAGHETTI

A4 soft-bound book

A Fistful Of Spaghetti

encyclopedia of Italian progressive rock, experimental, electronic music, etc.
by Steven Freeman & Alan Freeman

From the writers of The Crack In The Cosmic Egg

specifications...

 

A4 276 pages total, sewn perfect binding

internal pages: 272

240 numbered black & white pages

16 colour picture pages insert

16 black & white picture pages insert

 

Total artists included: 1,294

Albums: 2,145

Singles: 795

 

contents...

 

Introduction, including: the spaghetti-rock scene, legacy of the Futurists, the Morricone factor, etc.

A concise history by Charles Imperatori

The Italian top 100

A short guided tour, including: setting the scene, cities, the 7 major scenes, family trees, etc.

About the book, including: layout, information, clichés & terminology

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA

1. The Italian prog scene - 328 artists

2. The second wave - 233 artists

3. New Wave & Industrial - 36 artists

4. Synthesizer & Ambient - 24 artists

5. Soundtracks & Library Music - 101 artists

6. Avant-Garde & Experimental - 51 artists

7. Foreigners & Ex-Pats - 30 artists

8. Everything Else - 490 artists

 

9. Other Useful Info, including: producers & engineers, studios, cover art & design, festivals & concerts, various artists / samplers, library & soundtracks, record labels, group / artist index, cross reference index, further reading, acknowledgements

 

Due out sometime in 2022, subject to costs and financing. Estimated price: £30 + p&p/shipping.

A fund-raising campaign...

Fund donations via PayPal to utle2uk@btconnect.com are preferred.

You can fund/donate any amount.

Donations of £30 or more will secure you a copy of the book.

We will advise closer to the publishing date if you owe extra to cover the p&p/shipping costs.
The book is liable to weigh around 900g to 1kg, so international postage won't be cheap.

Pre-orders will get some discount, and books will be signed, numbered, and dedicated to you if you wish.

Funding via PayPal
This method is preferred, as it means I can keep the funds separate from our business capital.
To make sure we get all your payment, please use the PayPal service option that charges any funds to the sender. In the UK there is the "friends & family" option which incurs no fees at all. If using this option, please also supply your postal address and an email address (as these aren't automatically included with the payment).
If you use regular PayPal, that means PayPal take a % fee and any currency conversion fees (if applicable) out of the payment amount we get (i.e. a £30 payment usually results in us receiving £28.44)


Funding by other payment methods
UK: cheques or postal orders payable to Alan Freeman. All major credit and debit cards accepted.
non-UK: credit and debit cards, international money transfer (i.e. Moneygram, Western Union, etc.) to Alan Freeman.
to supply card details, either phone, post, or supply the info via email (split data into multiple emails for security)
address: Alan Freeman, 21 Heather Road, Leicester, LE2 6DF, England. telephone: 0116 270 2354

Small print
About funding
: Fund raising in advance and pre-orders are essential, as it is unlikely we'd be able to finance this all ourselves. Help from publishing partners will also be considered. Advertisers are also welcome (ask for details). We may also use the services of a "crowd funding" site as well, although my initial investigations into this make me wary of using such a service.
A reassurance to investors: The book will definitely be published, no matter how many investors we manage to get onboard. Simply, the more that do invest, the sooner the book will be published!
Refunds: Funding campaigns only usually consider refunds in the case of a project failing, and then only in the case when the funding campaign allows for refunds. If you demand a refund (and we really hope no one does, as this jeopardises the funding campaign), then what you get back would be minus any PayPal, currency exchange or bank fees. Thus, if you made a regular PayPal payment of £30, of which we got £28, it is likely you'll only get £26 back.

Advertising
These pages are available: 21 & 22 (at prime price), 237-240 (at cheaper price), plus 1 column of page 233, and  are also other odd bits of pages that are empty and could benefit from adverts. Ask for prices.

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The cover text & opening paragraph in the book...
What you hold in your hands is a landmark publication, our long awaited extensive survey of the amazing Italian "Spaghetti-Rock" scene. Although centred on the progressive rock scene of the 1970s, we have attempted to cover all related genres here, amounting to more than just another prog rock guide. Indeed, we believe that "A Fistful Of Spaghetti" is the first English encyclopedia of Italian rock and new-music to fully examine this too-often overlooked but amazingly prolific and innovative scene in all its facets, tracing its roots from the avant-garde and pop music, via the new freedom of the post psychedelic era that gave birth to it.

Here's a listing of the 328 artists in the main "Italian prog scene" section...

Abissi Infiniti, Acid Group, Acqua Fragile, Acroama , Agorà, Aktuala, Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale, Alberomotore, Gli Alisei, Gli Alluminogeni, Alphataurus, Alusa Fallax, Amleti, Andromeda, Anonima Sound Ltd., Antares, Antonius Rex, Apologia Lupi, Gli Apostholi, Apoteosi, Le Aquile, Maurizio Arcieri, Area, Arpaderba, Ars Nova, Art Fleury, Arti+Mestieri, Ash, Aurora Lunare, Automat, Azienda Tranviaria, Victor Bacchetta, Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Guido Ballo, Bambibanda e Melodie, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Baffo Banfi, Barabba, Mario Barbaja, Il Baricentro, Luciano Basso, Franco Battiato, Bauhaus, Beia Come Aba, Bella Band, Belve Dentro, Dario Baldan Bembo, Pierpaolo Bibbò, Biglietto Per l'Inferno, Black Blowing Flowers, Black Sound, Blocco Mentale, Blue Morning, The Blues Right Off, I Boom, La Bottega Del Fabbro, Francesco Buccheri, Buon Vecchio Charlie, Francesco Cabiati, Roberto Cacciapaglia, I Cadmo, I Califfi, Camisasca, Campo Di Marte, Canzoniere Del Lazio, Capitolo 6, Marcello Capra, Capricorn College, Capricorno, Capsicum Red, Carnascialia, Carpineta, Il Castello Di Atlante, Ivan Cattaneo, Celeste, Fabio Celi e Gli Infermieri, Andrea Centazzo, Il Cerchio d'Oro, Cervello, Charisma, Cherry Five, Chrisma, Cincinnato, Luigi Cinque, Circus 2000, Città Frontale, I Cocai, Roberto Colombo, Colonnello Musch, La Compagnia Digitale, Consorzio Acqua Potabile, Corte Dei Miracoli, Count Down, Crash, Crema, Crystals, Dallaglio, Dalton, Data, Dedalus, De De Lind, Delirium, Alessandro De Lucchi, Claudio Dentes, Tullio De Piscopo Revolt Group, Diapason, Dietro Noi Deserto, I Dik Dik, Dirty, Duello Madre, E.A. Poe, Electric Frankenstein, Elektriktus, Emphasis , Eneide, Equipe 84, Era Di Acquario, Era Terziaria, Gli Eremiti, Errata Corrige, Esagono, Escalation, Toni Esposito, L'Estate di San Martino, Le Estensioni, Etna, Exploit, Lucio Fabbri, Maurizio Fabrizio, Franco Falsini, La Famiglia Degli Ortega, The Feed~Back, Festa Mobile, I Fholks, Fiori Di Campo, I Flashmen, Flea On The Honey, Flea, Formula 3, Forum Livii, Free Love, Free Wave System, Garybaldi, Robert Genco, Genco Puro & Co., Genfuoco, The Ghosts Of Nottingham, Gialma 3, I Giganti, Il Giro Strano, Gleemen, Goblin, Gramigna, Greenwich Park, Grosso Autunno, Le Groupe "X", Gruppo d'Alternativa, Gruppo Folk Internazionale, Gruppo 2001, Guercia Figura Goffa, Hellza Poppin, Horus, Hot Underground Group, Hunka Munka, Hydrus, Ibis, Ice & High Society Selection, Le Impressioni, Insiememusicadiversa, Invisible Force, I.P. Son Group, Jacula, Janus, J.E.T., Jumbo, Kaleidon, I Krel, Kundalini Shakti Devi, Laser, Latte e Miele, Franco Leprino, Libra, Living Life, Living Music, Locanda Delle Fate, Emilio Locurcio, Logan Dwight, Luna, Lydia e Gli Hellua Xenium, Maad, Le Macchine Per Sognare, Madrugada, Pepe Maina, Malvasia, Mamma Non Piangere, Mandillo, Le Mani, Mass Media, Maxophone, Maya, Mediterranea, Mellonta Tauta, Metamorfosi, I Migrants, Mo.Do., Il Mucchio, Murple, Museo Rosenbach, Napoli Centrale, Nascita Della Sfera, Natural Arkestra Da Maya Alta, Leo Nero, New Trolls, Nico Gianni Frank Maurizio, Nicosia & C. Industria Musicale, Noi Tre, I Nomadi, Nova, I Numi, Nuova Idea, Le Nuvole Di Paglia, Odissea, Officina Meccanica, Oliver O. Cook, Opus Avantra, Orchestra Njervudarov, Le Orme, Osage Tribe, Osanna, Oz' Master Magnus Ltd., Il Paese Dei Balocchi, Mauro Pagani, Pangea, Panna Fredda, Paradiso A Basso Prezzo, Paradiso Di Robots, Paride e Gli Stereo 4, Gigi Pascal e La Pop Compagnia Meccanica, Claudio Pascoli, La Pentola Di Papin, Perdio, Perigeo, Ciro Perrino, Persimfans, Pholas Dactylus, Armando Piazza, Piazza Delle Erbe, Picchio Dal Pozzo, Pierrot Lunaire, Ping Pong, Planetarium, I Pooh, Posto Blocco 19, Preghiera Di Sasso, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Procession, Quella Vecchia Locanda, La Quinta Stagione, 5° Grado Mercalli, Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno, Alberto Radius, I Raminghi, Raptus, Reale Accademia Di Musica, Il Reale Impero Britannico, The Revelations, Reverberi, Ricordi d'Infanzia, Roberto Righini, Il Ritratto Di Dorian Gray, Claudio Rocchi, Rocky's Filj, Il Rovescio Della Medaglia, Rustichelli & Bordini, Saint Just, I Salis, Samadhi, Sandeman, Roberto Sanesi, Sangi, Sangiuliano, I Santoni, Tito Schipa Jr., Scorpyo, La Seconda Generazione, La Seconda Genesi, Semiramis, Sensations' Fix, Sensitiva Immagine, Showmen 2, Tony Sidney, Carlo Siliotto, Il Sistema, SNC, Alan Sorrenti, Spettri, Spirale, Arturo Stalteri, La Statale 17, Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano, Stormy Six, St. Tropez , Sway, Tavola Rotonda, Telaio Magnetico, I Teoremi, Andrea Tich, Alfredo Tisocco, Giovanni Tommaso, Trans Vita Express, Triade, The Trip, Ultima Spiaggia, Uno, L'Uovo di Colombo, UT, Lino Capra Vaccina, Venegoni & Co., Venetian Power, Toni Verde, I Vermi, Il Volo, Il Volo Di Icaro, Vuolo & Grande, Riccardo Zappa, Zauber, Zeit, Zucchero

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