Reluctant Heroes the Story of Elbow

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Following an organic 17 year-long career marked by four classic albums and a cult following that cast them as Manchester's best kept secret, Elbow finally achieved critical acclaim in 2008 when they won the Mercury Prize. This book charts the band's long journey from their humble roots through to international recognition.

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Mick Middles has written about rock music for Sounds and the Manchester Evening News and is the author of several biographies including the critically acclaimed Torn Apart: The Life of Ian Curtis, also published by Omnibus Press as well as books on The Smiths, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Simply Red, Lisa Stansfield and the history of Factory Records.

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