In One Ear - Simon Raymonde book preorder

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IN ONE EAR
COCTEAU TWINS, IVOR AND ME
by Simon Raymonde
Published in hardback, audio and ebook by Nine Eight Books
12th September 2024

As one-third of seminal band Cocteau Twins, Simon Raymonde helped create some of the most
beautiful and memorable albums of the ’80s and ’90s. This is the first autobiography from one of
the Cocteau Twins, a band which continues to bewitch new generations of fans (as testified by
over 3 million monthly Spotify listeners) and around whom many myths have been woven which
are now dispelled for the first time. For the past twenty-seven years, Simon has discovered,
developed and worked with renowned artists like Fleet Foxes, Flaming Lips, Beach House, Ezra
Furman, Laura Veirs, Mercury Rev, Father John Misty and John Grant on his Bella Union label,
which has helped define the independent music scene.

In One Ear charts Simon Raymonde’s extraordinary life and times in music: from his relationship
with his father, Ivor Raymonde (the legendary producer and songwriter), his first steps as a
recording artist (standing in the rain outside Broadcasting House to hand a tape to John Peel), the
glorious and sometimes turbulent times with Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil and the three
decades he has spent running Bella Union, one of the UK’s top independent record labels. In 2001
Bella Union was on the up (at least artistically if not financially) when Simon found himself totally deaf in one ear – ‘I keep waking up wondering if that desire to listen to the next demo in my Inbox will have deserted me overnight. So far it hasn’t. As long as my one good ear still works, I’ll keep listening.’ As new generations continue to discover and fall under the spell of the profoundly influential sound of the Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil, this is the story of a man whose love of music has defined his life and continues to bring joy to fellow musicians and music lovers around the world.

‘This is a wonderful book of pop music history. A man obsessed with the beauty of creative artists and wanting to create his own legacy and to enable other musicians to have a voice by releasing their magic. We need more of people like him in a world full of mass-produced
mediocrity.’ Elton John

‘A beautiful insightful and honest look into the life of legend and musical polymath Simon Raymonde.’ Cillian Murphy

‘Like his father before him Simon’s musical journey makes for a fascinating read that’s a very
British take on the story of rock n’ roll.’ Don Letts

‘Simon Raymonde has helped write some of the most celestial and influential music ever created
and that is just one part of his remarkable story. He recounts it here with great command, insight
and wit. So moving, so honest and disarmingly charming. I was riveted and I remain devoted.’
Shirley Manson of Garbage

‘Simon Raymonde likes to credit serendipity for the storied life that music has given him
– seemingly unaware that his genial joie de vivre might have influenced the outcome of his
successes. Therein lies perhaps the greatest of this book’s myriad charms.’ Pete Paphides

‘The depth and honesty when describing everything from his youth, to being a vital part of one of
the most influential bands ever, to setting up and running probably the most important
independent label of this era, is addictive.’ Pat Nevin

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