A Visual Document


The definitive history of the iconic independent label Mute Records.


ISBN: 9780500519721 Category:

Terry Burrows


Rough Trade’s Book of the Year

Electronic Sound Magazine’s Book of the Year

Mute Records is one of the most revered and influential independent music labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists – ranging from Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Nick Cave’s The Birthday Party and Einst├╝rzende Neubauten to Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Laibach and Goldfrapp – it has had an incalculable impact on popular music for forty years.

This authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of the label features stunning artwork and photography – much of it previously unseen – and insights from those who have worked with the label. Text contributions from key players, together with ground-breaking shots and video stills from lengendary photographers, make this book the definitive chronicle of the iconic label, which today has offices in the USA, UK, Germany and France and an unparalleled reputation worldwide.

Additional information

Weight 1359 g
Dimensions 18.8 x 24.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 November 2017
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Dimensions 18.8 x 24.3 cm
Weight 1359 g


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