Record Redux: Donna Summer On Sale Now!

Book 3 in the Record Redux Series now on and


It's hard to believe that within a two year period, author Quentin Harrison and I are celebrating the completion of book #3 -- RECORD REDUX: DONNA SUMMER. Each book has truly been a labor of love, and I think it's becoming clear to people who have purchased and read these volumes that Quentin is dedicated to restoring the full legacy of these music icons.

For those who live in the Atlanta area, I invite you to attend our book launch party on Thursday, January 25 at Noni's Bar & Deli in the Edgewood neighborhood. Festivities start at 7pm with great music and a limited quantity of book available for purchase!
Check out our e-vite promo below.

And just because we're taking some time to raise a glass on finishing another book, that doesn't mean we'll be idle for too long! Quentin is starting work on the fourth volume coming this August, RECORD REDUX: MADONNA. Sure to be our largest book to date, we have some special surprises lined up to spotlight one of the most enduring, captivating and provocative women in pop music.  

Stay tuned for future updates (and possible sneak-peeks at the Madonna cover design!) -- and in the meantime, I hope you start discovering the music catalogs of the Record Redux Series spotlight artists: Spice Girls, Carly Simon and Donna Summer. I know that my music appreciation has greatly broadened since I've started this creative journey with Quentin. My personal music collection has grown considerably, as has my thirst to learn more about the music artists I thought I knew well.

Peace. Love. Music.  :-)


Record Redux Updates: Carly Simon and Donna Summer

Spring Greetings! A quick update on what's going on in Alter Ego world.

Record Redux: Carly Simon has hit the (virtual) bookshelves this month on The book is the first of its kind to cover the entire catalog of this music icon, whose career has spanned five decades.

My favorite way to enjoy this book (and Record Redux: Spice Girls) is to go page by page and play each single and b-side. I turn to YouTube for the songs I don't have or cannot access otherwise. Quentin's sharp and insightful reviews help me listen to each song with a fresh ear -- and I appreciate the music that much more.

The layouts below are some page spreads from the book. Enjoy!

Next in the Record Redux queue is the legendary Donna Summer, whose book will publish December 2017. I'll be starting the cover art soon, so I'll share something this summer.

Cover art revealed for "Record Redux: Carly Simon"

I'm excited to share the final cover illustration for the second book in the Record Redux series spotlighting iconic singer/songwriter Carly Simon. Written by music historian Quentin Harrison, this complete discography and critical review spanning five decades will be available from Amazon on April 10, 2017.

With Quentin's first book, "Record Redux: Spice Girls" (released in July 2016), he succeeded in attracting the interest of renowned British music journalist David Sinclair to write the book's foreword. Quentin has struck gold a second time, with David Mauro providing the Carly foreword. David wrote the liner notes for Simon's 2002 anthology album and also wrote for her last studio release, 2009's Never Been Gone.

Details around the launch of the book are in the initial planning stages, so I'll be sure to share those details once Quentin and I can nail down specifics.

As for book number three in the series? I'll work on capturing the magnificent likeness of the one and only Donna Summer, which will publish in December 2017.