IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: UK/IRELAND REVIEWS
“Fletcher’s account of this fractious and extraordinary man is enthralling and rigorously researched … captivating book.” – The Sunday Times
“(Fletcher’s) descriptions of both process and the end product are exemplary and he analyses important recordings with a musician’s ear.” – New Statesman.
“Beautifully written, especially when describing the classic songs… the Wicked’s first biography is destined to be the definitive statement.” – Record Collector.
“…charts the highs, the lows, the greatest hits and the demons in painstaking detail, with insight, objectivity and sympathy.” – The Bookbag
“Beautifully written but beautifully honest.” – Shindig! (5-star review.)
“a captivating account of the wild, pugnacious and swaggering soul singer Wilson Pickett.” – The Sunday Times (Must Reads)
“Compelling stuff.” – Hot Press (Music Book of the Fortnight)
“Solid first biography of the Wicked Pickett” – Mojo. (4-star review.)
“Entertaining and briskly written… enthralling.” – Echoes.
“An assured and illuminating book on the great soul singer … a lively and entertaining read.” – Just Backdated
“All power to Tony Fletcher for a highly readable biography.” – Blues & Rhythm
“Fletcher places Pickett’s …. personality in the context of these early traumas, as well as the wider racial prejudice he endured.” – Uncut (featured review.)
“an authoritative study of the development of one of the finest singers of any generation.” – Louder Than War
“Fletcher’s analysis and descriptions of Pickett’s music are enthralling… He does what any good music biographer should, and sends the reader back to the records.” – Monkey Picks