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'7' PUBLISHING is a hobby project publishing books on Amazon Direct Publishing specifically on DOCTOR WHO (Benedict) and MUSIC, HISTORY, and CULTURE (Phil). 

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Publication Date: 23 April 2022

Doctor Who Episode Guide The William Hartnell Years 

Whether you are already a Doctor Who fan or curious about the history of this iconic sci-fi TV series, Benedict Jackson's book tells you all you need to know about the First Doctor William Hartnell's time on the show. Meticulously researched and detailed the First Doctor Who episode guide will appeal to Whovians, TV and Film students and anyone who wants to relive the years of hiding behind the sofa on a Saturday evening. It reveals many fascinating facts about the first series and rates all 29 stories produced between 1963-1966. It is an indispensable guide to anyone interested in finding out more about why Doctor Who became one of the BBC's most successful TV dramas.

Publication Date: March 29 2023

Doctor Who Episode Guide The Jon Pertwee Years

Whether you are already a Doctor Who fan or curious about the history of this iconic sci-fi TV series, Benedict Jackson's book tells you all you need to know about the Third Doctor Jon Pertwee's time on the show. Meticulously researched and detailed the Third Doctor Who episode guide will appeal to Whovians, TV and Film students and anyone who wants to relive the years of hiding behind the sofa on a Saturday evening. It reveals many fascinating facts about the first series and rates all 24 stories produced between 1970-1974. It is an indispensable guide to anyone interested in finding out more about why Doctor Who became one of the BBC's most successful TV dramas

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Release Date: October 21 2015

pArAdOx OnE - Reality?

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Download containing both albums and EPs. First 4 original CDs released on Rick Ray's Neurosis label in Ohio. The first CD ‘reality Quake’ (2000) was well received and got much radio play as did the second, ‘Dimension of Miracles’ (2002). Start anywhere you like. 

PARADOX ONE was formed in 2000 as a mostly solo project by multi-instrumentalist Phil Jackson supported occasionally by other musicians. His first album REALITY QUAKE (2000) was released on Ohio guitarist RICK RAY’s Neurosis label. Phil was blown away by some of the comments on his first foray into recorded music. Paul Fraser, RIP, of Australian band Brainstorm and author of astronomy book “Beyond Space” spoke of “visionary music – each time you play it you hear something new.” Markus Weis, writing for the Progressive Rock Metal website: “spacey, ambient electro with prog rock influences (wide keyboard carpets); fine melodies; highly atmospheric songs.” European Progressive Rock Reviews (EPRR): “With a rating of 90% - unmissable; a major album of 2000.” Ed Macan, music professor, musician and author of “Rocking the Classics”: “Urbmon 116 is the finest new electronic tracks I have heard in a long time.”

DIMENSION OF MIRACLES (2002) (Phil had been regularly in touch with sci-fi author ROBERT SHECKLEY and this was based on one of his books) similarly attracted favourable comments, referring to: “Jackson’s intuitive and definitive mastery of analogue synth art rock” (Robert Urban, US musician and producer); “Imagine ultra-spaced out ELP (Emerson) jamming with Hawkwind” – with reference to the track ‘Alien Harvest’” said Jerry Kranitz at Aural Innovations. ‘From the Void’ was singled out as a key track in an 85% review by EPPR. ESCALATORS TO MARS (200?) divided opinion, but attracted a ***** review from Vitaly Menshikov in Progressor Magazine: “painted with rich, spacey, symphonic, colourful passages and synth solos; psychedelic, diverse and profound.” ALTERNATE REALITY (200?) completed a series of four albums for Neurosis, and Phil continued recording sporadically thereafter, all compiled on a double CD ‘best of’ REALITY? (Still available on Bandcamp), along with THIS FRAGILE PEACE (201?) recorded with members of Census of Hallucinations and guitarist John Simms ex CLEAR BLUE SKY, released on the STONE PREMONITIONS label (the CD can be bought from SP directly).

Much to Phil’s delight and surprise, PARADOX ONE music was played on various radio shows throughout the world on the same bill as the likes of Jethro Tull, Fish, Brand X, The Bevis Frond, Steve Hackett and even Frank Zappa!! Even more bizarrely ‘Angel Song in Neon’ reached #2 in the new Artist radio chart and ‘Son of Little Green Men’ made #15 on the Be Sonic UK rock chart (out of 76,000 songs!!)

All of this would not have been possible without the support and promotion of RICK RAY (his artwork for the albums was much commented on), the constructive reviews and the amazing radio play: Tony Currie of Radio 6 International had ‘Angel Song in Neon’ on continuous rotation for 10 weeks. STUART HAMILTON and TIM JONES and co were other major figures in the growth of Paradox One: the former for kindly creating and updating the website (now defunct and replaced by this one- at last!); the latter for his support and encouragement – I had the great honour of compiling the first two CD Stone Premonitions retrospective. And, last but certainly not least, were the ‘super fans’ – not many, granted – but devoted, giving me the inspiration to keep going: Ken Senior of Parallel or 90 Degrees etc, Kathy Bernstein from LA, who said that “listening to your albums reminds me of some of those great concept albums of the 70s – you’re never sure what’s coming nest; it’s all so interesting and engrossing.” And Don Williams, from New Zealand, who had Paradox One listening nights!! Please head on over to Bandcamp if you want to find out more.

Link Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtX5cjfe-mE for OUT OF THE VOID

Release Date: March 1 2015

pArAdOx OnE - This Fragile Peace

THIS FRAGILE PEACE was a collaboration between Phil Jackson and members of the STONE PREMONITIONS 'family' including Tim Jones, and John Simms. There is a wonderful video by Maxine Simms to accompany the album on YouTube. Link Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdCEsP1uHS0 
 
CD version of Space Rock progressive album from Paradox One

Includes unlimited streaming of This Fragile Peace via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Publication Date: November 30 2020

Within You, Without You: A Sociological, Cultural and Musical History of Great Britain, 1945 – 1967

 

Phil Jackson has had a lifelong passion for music and in his book Within You, Without You examines the post-war years to the year of the summer of love, 1967, from the perspective of a listener, a writer and collector, drawing on a variety of sources and his own personal experiences to provide an extensive, analytical and engaging account of a seminal period in the history of popular culture and music. His book is unique in examining the mystery and magic of the music that emerged in the 60s within its historical context with particular reference to the impact and influence of The Beatles whose Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was a high water mark in the development of pop and rock music and culture. A multiplicity of musical artists across various genres are discussed in a multi-faceted approach that includes a comprehensive reference guide with recommendations for fans, collectors and newcomers alike.

Publication Date: June 6 2023

LIBERTY: A Political, Economic, Cultural History and Study Guide of The United States of America (1492 - 1970)

 

LIBERTY leaves NO STONE UNTURNED in examining American history.
Its VERDICT may make UNCOMFORTABLEreading compared to more sanitised histories.

BIG QUESTIONS are asked and answered:

  • HOW did U.S.A. come into being?

  • WHY has it become embroiled in so many CONFLICTS, and WHAT has been achieved by this?

  • HOW does a fledging nation rise to think it has a GOD-GIVEN AUTHORITY over long established civilizations.


SPECIFIC QUESTIONS addressed include:

  • WHO killed JFK and why?

  • WHY did the U.S. become embroiled in VIETNAM and what was achieved?

  • WHY has RACIAL DISCRIMINATION sullied the image of the U.S. as a self-professed 'beacons of democracy?

  • WHY did many U.S. citizens think that REDS were under their BEDS?

  • WHAT great things has the U.S. achieved - and there are many of them - which makes the above even more incredible?


LIBERTY is ESSENTIAL reading for those of a serious and open-minded.
LIBERTY is UNIQUE in its integration of cultural aspects within the history: the music of Native Americans, of the Civil War, of Vietnam; film, TV; leisure the MANIPULATION OF THE MASSES, and more.
LIBERTY also works on another level; as a PRIMER and STUDY GUIDE: with helpful analysis on the ideas and issues behind the facts, including an assessment of U.S. Presidents.

If in doubt ask yourself not if you should read LIBERTY but if you can can afford not to read it.

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AROUND EUROPE

IN 180 PROGRESSIVE

ROCK GROUPS

 

 

By PHIL JACKSON and

THIERRY SPORTOUCHE

Publication Date: December 2023

AROUND EUROPE IN 180 PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUPS

AROUND EUROPE IN 180 PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUPS has a projected publication date of December, 2023, perhaps sooner. This is a condensed sampler, and the ‘180’ is an estimated figure. Still, after 35 years of ACID DRAGON we have plenty to choose from. But, it’s not only that: as musicians, listeners and reviewers we have done our best to constructively support thousands of groups. Now, we have written what we think is the most comprehensive book on European Progressive Rock music ever written. We are all aware of the debt that European progressive musicians owe to their UK progenitors, and it particularly saddens us that the UK is so disunited and disconnected from Europe. So this is a book for unity with Europe as well as music.

But, to realise our dream we really need your help. We will publish through Amazon Kindle. It would be best if it was a book and not a download, but that really depends on the interest in it. So, if you think this might be something of interest to you either drop an e-mail to Thierry at acidrago@club-internet.fr or Phil at phil7jackson@madasafish.com. Expressions of interest are all we ask for, not a specific commitment to buy. One final thing: if this is successful, we hope to invite nominations for inclusion in the book so that we can produce an updated version, as I am absolutely sure we have only touched the tip of the iceberg.

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