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!!

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If you want a signed copy then email me at: opher@hotmail.co.uk

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback  – Reprinted and restocked.

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

‘Just loved this book! The writing flows along.’

The book has now been reprinted and restocked at both Burning Shed and Amazon. It is also available at bookshops and you can obtain a signed copy off me directly by emailing at opher@hotmail.co.uk.

https://burningshed.com/opher-goodwin_roy-harper-on-track_book?filter_tag=Opher%20Goodwin

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

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

https://burningshed.com/opher-goodwin_roy-harper-on-track_book?filter_tag=Opher%20Goodwin

If you want a signed copy then email me at: opher@opher2014

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR GREAT REVIEWS!!

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 (burningshed.com)

Or Amazon:

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) : Opher Goodwin: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Or you can purchase a signed copy from myself:

opher@hotmail.co.uk

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!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TROUBLE TO LEAVE A REVIEW!

Opher xx

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback – 29 July 2021

Thank you all for the likes, purchases and wonderful reviews. I really appreciate it.

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Top reviews from United Kingdom

Adrian Mcgachie5.0 out of 5 starsShould sit beside any serious reading of the music by Roy Harper.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2021Verified PurchaseRoy Harper is not for everyone, and can be divisive, contrary, thought provoking, beautiful and lyrical, and that can be all in the space of just one twenty minute song.

This book though is an anthology that deserves to sit by your side, in, as I say in the title, any reading of this masterful lyricist, singer, songwriter, and poet. The music, by any standards, is so complex, that it deserves to one day to sit besides the greatest works of the greatest authors, lyricists, and poets, to be contemplated over for decades, nay, centuries, to come.

This book will hopefully reveal a corner of that tapestry, to assist scholars to unveil for themselves…

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Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback – 29 July 2021

Top reviews from United Kingdom

Adrian Mcgachie5.0 out of 5 stars Should sit beside any serious reading of the music by Roy Harper.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2021Verified PurchaseRoy Harper is not for everyone, and can be divisive, contrary, thought provoking, beautiful and lyrical, and that can be all in the space of just one twenty minute song.

This book though is an anthology that deserves to sit by your side, in, as I say in the title, any reading of this masterful lyricist, singer, songwriter, and poet. The music, by any standards, is so complex, that it deserves to one day to sit besides the greatest works of the greatest authors, lyricists, and poets, to be contemplated over for decades, nay, centuries, to come.

This book will hopefully reveal a corner of that tapestry, to assist scholars to unveil for themselves, for years to come.

If you’re not a scholar, just enjoy, as a music lover!

A very enjoyable companion to Roy’s music, to have by your side.

Stewart Harper5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading if you are a Harper Fan!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2021This was an epic undertaking…And it doesn’t fall short…I absolutely loved it! Even as a long term Fan…There is lots of brilliant insights into forging of the Songs…Anecdotal discourse from Someone who was there…Who Himself was an instant Fan…Then a Friend…Long before any kind of Spotlight truly hit Roy…It is extremely informative and details alot of hidden aspects…Observations and revelations…Which only serve and deepen your appreciation…For Roy’s Body of Work…It is the perfect Companion…And is a must…IMHO…You’ll find yourself reconnecting…With alot of the albums…And tracks…On another level…I raced through it…And started to reread it immediately again…I don’t do that with alot of books…The only spoiler alert…It’s a must…For any lover of Roy’s output!

david hughes5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know about Roy Harper recordings

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 August 2021 Verified Purchase

Excellent and enjoyable – thorough, detailed, super anecdotes and “eye witness”, and an easy and fun read. Written by a true fan but not sycophantic – Harper is not that sort of writer/performer. Makes me want to play every song (again). Nice job

M J Wilkinson5.0 out of 5 stars Highly informative

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 August 2021 Verified Purchase

As a fan of Roy Harper for 50 years, I was really pleased to discover this writer and this great, highly informative book. Highly recommended

M. Ruston5.0 out of 5 stars A Biography of Sorts

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2021

The closest we have come to a Roy Harper autobiography is 2003’s ‘The Passions of Great Fortune’, Roy’s own book of lyrics, pictures and reminiscences. It leaves more questions than answers. Goodwin’s song by song semi-biography is a really welcome addition to the Roy Harper history that many of us only half know. Goodwin manages to review each song in context and gives us a domestic structure that we’ve previously had to guess at. He’s obviously a fan (who isn’t?) and his passion even extends to ruminating on what would have made a better single in 1970. (‘I Hate The White Man’ or ‘Another Day’?). The writing is energetic, insightful and, in many places, inspired. The book provides a perfect companion to the music and the music provides a perfect companion to your life. 6 people found this helpful

Paul Laidler5.0 out of 5 stars A treat for Roy Harper fans.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 August 2021

As soon as I started reading “on track…..Roy Harper” I was hooked. This is an excellent idea that has been well executed by Opher Goodwin.
The level of detail is brilliant and it has added a slightly different dimension to my love of Roy Harper’s music.
Opher clearly knows the man and his music very well.
It does as the title suggests, going through the songs on each album one by one. There are lots of descriptions of playing style and personal thoughts from the author.
Highly recommended. 3 people found this helpful

It is also available at Burning Shed (The publisher’s own site)

https://burningshed.com/opher-goodwin_roy-harper-on-track_book?filter_tag=Opher%20Goodwin

Copies signed by myself can be purchased directly from me – email opher@hotmail.co.uk

A BIG THANKYOU TO ALL THOSE LEAVING REVIEWS!!!

Thank you!

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

The book is out now though it appears that Amazon is experiencing difficulties with meeting its obligations on delivery and Burning Shed have temporarily sold out.

However, I have been informed by the publisher that Amazon (completely automated – ne’er a human hand goes near) will resolve its issues in a matter of days and Burning Shed will receive another batch shortly. So these outlets should be available as a source.

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) : Opher Goodwin: Amazon.co.uk: Books

For those who like a more ethical purchase there is Burning Shed:

Search – Roy Harper (burningshed.com)

If, on the other hand, you would prefer a signed copy directly from me then email: opher@hotmail.co.uk I will endeavour to oblige. I am expecting a second batch today!

Thanks for your support! I really appreciate the encouraging reviews.

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback – 16 July 2021

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track) Paperback – 16 July 2021

The celebration of Roy’s superb songs and song-writing is complete and due for release on 16th July on Amazon.

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos. My publisher selected the ones he wanted to use. Don’t worry if yours isn’t in there. I shall include a number of others when I complete the second book.

The book is available for pre-order from Amazon:

Roy Harper: Every Album, Every Song (On Track): Amazon.co.uk: Opher Goodwin: Books

It is also available for pre-order from BurningShed.com:

Roy Harper On Track (burningshed.com)

I will also have a number for anybody who wants a signed copy (I will have to add postage though!