Welcome to the official website of record producer and writer Joe Boyd.
UK - Joe to present his 40 top World Music tracks from the past 40 years on BBC Radio 3 October 1st and 8th at 10:15pm.(BBC internet also)
US - Review of White Bicycles in the New York Times
Germany - Seven-city tour in support of the German edition of White Bicycles , with musical accompaniment by Geoff Muldaur.
White Bicycles: Making Music in the the 1960s.
"The simple brilliance of... an irresistible tale. Boyd's wit and candor are rare enough, but what truly makes his writing stand out are his insights into an era when rock 'n' roll still seemed exciting and strange."
"Boyd tells...this thoroughly entertaining memoir....with the kind of tender precision that raises 'White Bicycles' far above the ordinary rock bio and into the realm of valuable cultural commentary."
"One of the most balanced and engaging look-backs of the '60s yet" NY DAILY NEWS
"One of the most lucid and insightful music autobiographies I've read. Captures evanescent history with remarkable clarity (and) has enough of a grasp of larger issues - historical, philosophical, psychological - to be of interest to readers unfamiliar with the records Boyd produced."
"Joe Boyd's memoir of his musical adventures is as acute and natural-sounding as his record productions. White Bicycles is as good an adjunct to great popular music as any that's been written."
"What a wonderful book! I was so engrossed I missed my train station. A gripping piece of social history and the best book about music I've read in years."
"Terrific book. The stories he tells are so enthralling and his sense of the period and the characters are so vivid..this engaging and readable book is an important addition to the history of its time."
"A deliciously detailed memoir."
"the best music book I've ever read. A colorful clear-headed chronicle and an essential archival document"
"the book brims with breezy anecdotes conveyed vividly and with a gentle sentimentality. Far above the ordinary rock bio."
"Mixes deft sociology with riotous scatology to create one of the most balanced and engaging '60s looks-back yet."
"It's an extraordinarily entertaining book; Boyd pulls from a bottomless bag of great stories, and his understated way with a punchline catches you by surprise. The result is a rock memoir marked by the drollery of an old-fashioned show-biz memoir."
I was recently one of the speakers at the Release 40th Anniversary Conference
Compilation wins Mojo Award!
White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s - The Joe Boyd Story