Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback – Available again.

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback – Available again.

‘This book is a masterpiece!!

Just loved this book!

If any musician deserves to have a celebration of his work none can be more deserving than Roy Harper.

Wonderful book written by a man who clearly has a deep love and understanding of Roy’s work and the passion really comes through here.

The Roy Harper book has been reprinted and is available once more!!

If you want a signed copy then email me at:

Nick Harper: The Wilderness Years – Paperback

This book illuminates the genius that I feel is Nick Harper and is designed to accompany ‘The Wilderness Years’, a trilogy of vinyl albums. Nick talks candidly about many aspects of his music and career.

‘This is not just a book, it is a Labour of love.’

Really great read…It just flows…I was on page 48 before the need for a brew kicked in…

The book is available from Amazon. A signed copy can be obtained by emailing me at It will also be available to purchase from Nick on his tour (I’m sure he’ll sign it for you!).

Visions From The Pits Of Love and Despair – Kindle Edition available now!

Commentaries on life, from a planet ruled by psychopaths and sociopaths, in a world of inequality, war, poverty and misery, created by us.
Commentaries on a planet of awesome beauty in a universe of wonder.
Written post Brexit and Trump, in the midst of a pandemic, in a country governed by extremist nationalists led by a clown – in a world on the brink of environmental catastrophe.

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) – Paperback – Reviews and Thanks.

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) – Paperback 

Thank you all so much for the 23 glowing reviews and ratings on Amazon!! It’s been a thrill to read them!

Thank you for the 105 likes on the Burning Shed site (they don’t offer reviews).

The book actually sold out in three weeks. However, another batch has been run off and should be with us very shortly. Sorry about the slight delay.

If you would like a copy you can purchase them from Burning Shed:

Roy Harper On Track (

Or Amazon:

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) : Opher Goodwin: Books

Or you can purchase a signed copy from myself:

Below is a selection of extracts taken from the reviews so many of you have kindly written:

This book is a masterpiece!!

Just loved this book!

If any musician deserves to have a celebration of his work none can be more deserving than Roy Harper.

Wonderful book written by a man who clearly has a deep love and understanding of Roy’s work and the passion really comes through here.

I have to declare that this is one heck of a read! 

Incredible amount of interesting information and beautifully written too.

Opher Goodwin offers many enlightening thoughts and personal recollections as he takes you on a fabulous musical journey from Sophisticated Beggar to the magnificent Man And Myth.

This was an epic undertaking…And it doesn’t fall short…I absolutely loved it!

 An Enlightening Read.

Brilliantly written and flows nicely!

Extremely well written in a nice easy flowing casual style.

The writing flows along and draws you in. I read it in one sitting and then went back to read it again. 

His writing and humour lifts it above the usual book.

The writing is never ‘dry’ – there is entertainment alongside education.

The writing is energetic, insightful and, in many places, inspired. 

As soon as I started reading “on track…..Roy Harper” I was hooked.

Makes me want to play every song (again). 

Excellent and enjoyable – thorough, detailed, super anecdotes and “eye witness”, and an easy and fun read.

The book gives new insights into familiar tunes and lyrics, brings knowledge about recently heard gems and adds a greater depth to our collective knowledge about one of the most loved singer/songwriters of his generation.

A wonderfully insightful and personal journey through Roy’s songs.

I have had a most enjoyable week reading Opher Goodwins’ book about Roy Harper’s songs while relistening to my own albums.

This book deserves to sit by your side, in any reading of this masterful lyricist, singer, songwriter, and poet.

Opher has a longstanding friendship with Roy and this shines through in this very interesting book.

No-one but Opher could have released a book on Roy Harper’s songs quite like this one, I say….. Full marks!

Highly recommended!

Over 50 years of special memories.

Essential Reading for the Roy Harper Fan.

On the first day it’s sparked a ten hour listening session of some early Harper albums and given me amazing new insight into songs.

Find out what you have been missing.

Simply the best way to discover new songs and add deeper meaning!

Fantastic insight into Roy’s work!!


Opher xx

Poetry – Rebirths


Life is full of rebirths –

An endless cycle

Of rebirths.

Each a new start,

A new set of opportunities,

A further set of hopes.


Each day

As the eyes open

Into a new world

And we see it again


From the oblivion.


Out of our minds.


Each year

As the world

Is born again.

Green shoots

Thrust upwards

Into the strengthening light

To brighten

The dead

Skeletal brown.

Opher 26.12.2018

Sleep is the little death from which we are reincarnated anew each and every day – refreshed and revitalized.

Is it the same universe?

Who knows?

Each morning is a rebirth – a new set of opportunities.

Each year the sun ebbs and the leaves fall. The world becomes brown and dead. Skeletal trees raise their fingers into the sky on the horizon – reaching for warmth and light.

Out of the brown soil and twigs green shoots give hope for the resurrection of life.

Roy Harper book Sold Out!

Great news on the Roy Harper book.

The publisher has just informed me that it has sold out and he has ordered a new print run which should arrive mid-September.

Amazon has a couple left

and there are three left at Burning Shed

I too have three copies left out of my three batches if anyone wants a signed copy.

Thank you all so much for your support and the fabulous reviews. They really cheer me up.

What is more important is that so many of you feel that I’ve done justice to Roy’s incredible body of work. It is time we had a celebration of the songs of Britain’s best singer-songwriter. He deserves much greater recognition.

Roy Harper – On Track – Every Album Every Song

I have just received a new batch of books if anybody would like a signed copy off me please email –

The book is now available on Amazon:

For those who do not like Amazon it is also available at the Publishers own site – Burning Shed

Thanks for looking.

A big thank you to all those who have left such great reviews!!