HOTPRESS in its June 1st issue announced the forthcoming publication of Beautiful Day. Here is what they said:
Shamrock & Roll
Their usual academic tomes get the heave-ho on September 1 when Cork
University Press publish Beautiful Day: 40 Years of Irish Rock. Penned
by Sean Campbell and Gerry Smyth, it's billed as "the story of modern
Ireland from the perspective of the music produced across the island
during a period of rapid, decisive change."
Each year gets its own song and essay, with DickieRock 'ComeBack and
Stay' (1966); Thin Lizzy 'The Rocker' (1973); Stiff Little Fingers
'Johnny Was' (1979); My Bloody Valentine 'Soon' (1991); The Frames
'Revelate' (1996); U2 'Beautiful Day' (2000); and Snow Patrol
'Chocolat' (2004) among the diverse selections.