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martin hannett

pleasures of the unknown

ozit dandelion


Released: 26th May 2014


The first factual book on how a Manchester boy into Biggles and William books and visiting bus garages, would become a world renowned record producer who produced John Cooper Clarke, Joy Division, New Order, U2, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays & many more.

Hannett's weird ways of studio working are examined in detail. 'Pleasures of the Unknown' reveals new details of Hannett’s life on almost every page. Many are surprising, and all of them intriguing. The book covers a wider remit than the film, with more in depth interviews and discussions of Hannett's production techniques in the studio from a wealth of musicians and friends. Includes quite a lot of quotes from Hannett himself and quite a few rare photographs.

pleasures of the unknown