Coming soon…the extraordinary story of this transcendent British band
The story of Raspberry Parade has been a long time in the telling. My involvement began in 2007 when as a sound engineer, I appealed to collectors around the world for copies of all existing Raspberry Parade recordings. My initial aim was to restore and remaster only the unreleased album Time is Honey; however… it became apparent that the true story of the band had suffered from distortion and drop-out over the years, so I took on the additional task of setting the record straight and filling in the many gaps.
My primary source was a lengthy series of interviews conducted in England, 2008, with former band-members Danny Peverel, Dave Samuels and Ian Shepherd. ‘Spanky’ Hoffman, as Brian’s Heddon’s closest friend in San Francisco, was the one person who could shed light on Brian’s later years, so many missing gaps were filled at last. Sadly there are still gaps, but I believe this book to be the truest possible account of Brian Heddon and his legendary psychedelic band Raspberry Parade.
Coming in 2019…