I love XL. I use them as an example of how a brand is built. On great taste
Russell reveals his forensic love of music and its strategies. A fascinating read
Richard Russell's vision as a producer and guru to countless artists has always been progressive. This memoir is required reading for anyone who cares about the recent history of British music
If sound is the fifth element, then Richard has nurtured and enhanced some of the most important soundwaves of our time
Taking us from the rap 80s to the rave 90s into the grimy 21st century, Richard Russell isa Firestarter in his own right and his story is a riveting adventure
Rich is the fucking boss. Man has no shoes on
The music business is full of kneejerk hyperbole, but XL Recordings, the independent London label run by Richard Russell, remains the most extraordinary enterprise ... a refreshing account of how a tremendously successful record aficionado gradually worked his way round to a kind of Zen humility
The book is a hugely enjoyable personal trip through Russell's life as a producer, artist and label boss.