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Later ... With Jools Holland: 30 Years of Music, Magic and Mayhem

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By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. A holdout in this respect was Van Morrison, who insisted on recording his contribution first and separately. Mark began writing about music when he reviewed The Sex Pistols’ last ever show at San Francisco’s Winterland in January 1978.

Mark Cooper is the co-creator and founding producer of Later… with Jools Holland and the Annual Hootenanny, booking and shaping both for 26 years without missing a single recording.That and seeing him and Dave sat next to each other in the photo of the 25th anniversary line-up, with Taylor looking a bit like he's sitting for a school photo, hands neatly on his knees, even as he's distracted, looking off to the side.

Written by the show’s co-creator and 26-year showrunner, music journalist Mark Cooper, this is the story of how Later… grew into a musical and TV institution. Across three decades on BBC Two, and more recently on iPlayer as well, it has, of course evolved – changing studios, running times, transmission time and, for a while, was even broadcast live. You never knew what you were going to be confronted with when you went on Later Nick CaveLater is a voyage of discovery for us as well as the viewers Dave Grohl Dave Grohl and Alicia Keys loved it, Bjoerk treasured it, Ed Sheerans life was changed by it, Kano felt at home while Nick Cave was horrified but inspired, and they all kept coming back.

It was Mark who had to explain to Jay-Z why he couldn’t just do his numbers and split, who told Seasick Steve why he had to play ‘Dog House Boogie’ on the Hootenanny and persuaded Johnny Cash that he simply had to come in, even when The Man in Black wasn’t feeling well. Mark’s talk was a triumph and I’d like to say a particular thank you to Tony who came over from Bonchurch to do all the sound and vision – the clips from the show were great. I'm still likely to get a drink or visit the loo when those contributions are playing cos they do nothing for me but at least I appreciate the reason for including these acts now. Dave Grohl and Alicia Keys loved it, Björk treasured it, Ed Sheeran’s life was changed by it, Kano felt at home whilst Nick Cave was horrified but inspired, and they all kept coming back. A must-read for music fans everywhere, Later… with Jools Hollandpulls back the curtain on classic performances to reveal that the show is just as magical, if even more chaotic, than you imagined.

Interesting to read about which performers 'got' the concept and which ones were not too keen on the format. It is an engaging book, regardless of your music taste, and makes me want to go back and find some of those earlier episodes that I'm not old enough to have seen in the early days of the show. The idea then occurred to him that perhaps it would make sense to put all these different styles of performance in one room and film them. Icon or newbie, the performer is likely to receive the same welcoming patter from Jools Holland, whose mix of nonchalance and enthusiasm puts even the biggest egos at ease. Mark began writing about music when he reviewed The Sex Pistols' last ever show at San Francisco's Winterland in January 1978.

Cooper co-created Later… with director Janet Fraser Crook, whose idea it was to film the show in the round, itself something of a revolution in studio craft. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Part of what has made the show so special is the format – all those bands, singers, stars and newbies brought together to listen as well as to perform in Jools’ circle of dreams. began, evolved and has endured, accompanied by exclusive interviews with some of the show’s regular stars as well as the unique pictorial record of Andre Csillag who photographed the show for over 20 years.

Of course, this eclecticism is what has made Later… what it is, less a TV show than a BBC institution, a place where music legends such as Van Morrison can hang out in the same studio as a new artist who has still to make their first recording. Which is fun in itself to browse through and see the variety; household names next to artists you've never heard of, and from many corners of the world. They loved the way they looked, the way they sounded and the mixture of musicians they were on with. There are also contributions from artists who have guested on the show over the years - and at the back of the book there is a full, alphabetical list of every single one of them.It takes us behind the screen from the beginnings of Later… as a segment in BBC Two’s arts and media showcase The Late Show, to its latest incarnation, which is recorded in its new home at Alexandra Palace.

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