• 1000 Record Covers
    1000 Record Covers
    ISBN: 9783836550581
    Title: 1000 Record Covers
    Author: OCHS MICHAEL

    Not just a look at the art of record cover design
    Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for-Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground.

    This edition of Record Covers presents a selection of the best ‘60s to ‘90s rock album covers from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs's enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an underappreciated art form.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 1965: the Most Revolutionary Year in Music
    1965: the Most Revolutionary Year in Music
    ISBN: 9781250181718
    Title: 1965: the Most Revolutionary Year in Music
    Author: JACKSON ANDREW GRANT

    Fifty years ago, friendly rivalry between musicians turned 1965 into the most ground-breaking year in music history. It was the year rock and roll evolved into the premier art form of its time and accelerated the drive for personal freedom throughout the Western world. The feedback loop between the artists and their times ignited an unprecedented explosion of creativity. The Beatles made their first artistic statement with Rubber Soul and performed at Shea Stadium, the first rock concert to be held in a major American stadium. Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone, arguably the greatest song of all time, and went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. And the Rolling Stones's "Satisfaction" catapulted the band to world-wide success. This was not only the year of rock as new genres such as funk and psychedelia were born. Soul music became a prime force of desegregation as Motown crossed out of the R&B charts on to the top of the Billboard Top 100. Country music reached new heights with Nashville and the Bakersfield sound and competition between musicians coincided with seismic cultural shifts wrought by the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, psychedelics and fashion with designer Mary Qaunt's introduction of the miniskirt. In 1965, Andrew Grant Jackson combines fascinating and often surprising personal stories with a panoramic historical narrative.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year
    1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year
    ISBN: 9781784162061
    Title: 1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year
    Author: HEPWORTH DAVID


    *THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER*


    The Sixties ended a year late âe" on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again.
    The next day would see the dawning of a new era. 1971 saw the release of more monumental albums than any year before or since and the establishment of a pantheon of stars to dominate the next forty years âe" Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, the solo Beatles and more.
    January that year fired the gun on an unrepeatable surge of creativity, technological innovation, blissful ignorance, naked ambition and outrageous good fortune. By December rock had exploded into the mainstream.
    How did it happen? This book tells you how. It's the story of 1971, rockâe(tm)s golden year.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 30-Second Opera
    30-Second Opera
    ISBN: 9781782407560
    Title: 30-Second Opera
    Author: SHIRLEY HUGO

    The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart.& Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one image, all digestible in just 30 seconds.&

    Live operatic performance was once part of popular culture yet in modern times it has become caricatured as exclusive, overwhelming and, often, very very long.& 30-Second Opera& raises the curtain so that anyone can enjoy& opera, classical or contemporary, without the elitism. Compiled by opera buffs, not the bourgeoisie, it serves up all you need to enjoy the spectacle, the music, and above all the voices - from Farinelli to& femme fatale.&
    &


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live
    50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live
    ISBN: 9781788400749
    Title: 50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live
    Author: BITOUN JULIEN

    A complete chronological account of Woodstock, hour by hour, performance by performance. Released to coincide with its 50th anniversary and with a foreword by festival co-founder, Michael Lang.
    Foreword by Woodstock co-founder, Michael Lang.
    3 days. 33 concerts. 2 deaths. 2 births. 500,000 people. And another 250,000 stuck in traffic trying to get in. Woodstock was a festival like no other. Now, on its 50th anniversary, relive every moment.
    Detailed text and evocative photographs tell the full story of every single act that performed - when they took to the stage, what songs they played, who was there, what they were like. From The Who to Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane to Creedence Clearwater Revival, every single second is an experience to enjoy over and over again.
    Also includes fascinating features on the stories around Woodstock, from the unique social and political context to the drugs, the free love, the film, the albums and the legacy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
    Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
    ISBN: 9781784700140
    Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI & OZAWA SEIJI

    A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

    Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and from The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" to Franz Liszt's "Years of Pilgrimage," the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books.
    Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk, over a period of two years, about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of the two maestros.
    It is essential reading for book and music lovers everywhere.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Across the Great Divide: the Band & America
    Across the Great Divide: the Band & America
    ISBN: 9781423414421
    Title: Across the Great Divide: the Band & America
    Author: HOSKYNS BARNEY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis & the Birth of Rock & Roll
    Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis & the Birth of Rock & Roll
    ISBN: 9783836559072
    Title: Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis & the Birth of Rock & Roll
    Author: WERTHEIMER ALFRED

    The King of Rock 'n' Roll is born: The making of Elvis, behind the scenes "Elvis who?" was photographer Alfred Wertheimer response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was--as we now know--about to become a legend. Trailing Presley like a shadow, Wertheimer took nearly 3,000 photographs of Presley that year, creating a penetrating portrait of a man poised on the brink of superstardom. Extraordinary in its intimacy and unparalleled in its scope, Wertheimer's Elvis project immortalized a young man in the very process of making history. Now available as a TASCHEN standard edition, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll collects Wertheimer's most remarkable Elvis shots from that magical year, along with a selection of his historic 1958 pictures of the star being shipped off to an army base in Germany. Each chapter is illustrated with an original poster created for this book by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress print shops in America, which created many early Elvis posters in the 1950s. Text in English, French, and German.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $140.00
    $140.00
  • All Gates Open: The Story of Can
    All Gates Open: The Story of Can
    ISBN: 9780571311521
    Title: All Gates Open: The Story of Can
    Author: YOUNG ROB & SCHMIDT IRMIN

    An ambitious, collaborative work that captures the story and the spirit of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late 20th century: CAN. Young's biography of the band is paired with a "collage" by founding member Schmidt featuring interviews, art, photographs, and ephemera from the band's archive.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Arboretum
    Arboretum
    ISBN: 9781786899507
    Title: Arboretum
    Author: BYRNE DAVID


    For over thirty years, besides making music, David Byrne has focused his unique genius upon forms as diverse as the archaeology of music as we know it, architectural photography and the uses of PowerPoint. Now he presents his most personal work to date, a collection of drawings exploring the form of the tree diagram.


    Arboretum is an eclectic blend of science, automatic writing, self-analysis and satire. A journey through irrational logic - the application of scientific rigour and form to irrational premises, proceeding from careful nonsense to unexpected sense.


    The tree diagram is a form that might reveal more about yourself than you dreamed possible.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Astral Weeks: A Secret History Of 1968
    Astral Weeks: A Secret History Of 1968
    ISBN: 9780735221369
    Title: Astral Weeks: A Secret History Of 1968
    Author: WALSH RYAN H

    A mind-expanding dive into a lost chapter of 1968, featuring the famous and forgotten: Van Morrison, folkie-turned-cult-leader Mel Lyman, Timothy Leary, James Brown, and many more

    Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh unearths the album's fascinating backstory--along with the untold secrets of the time and place that birthed it: Boston 1968.

    On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, Walsh's book follows a criss-crossing cast of musicians and visionaries, artists and hippie entrepreneurs, from a young Tufts English professor who walks into a job as a host for TV's wildest show (one episode required two sets, each tuned to a different channel) to the mystically inclined owner of radio station WBCN, who believed he was the reincarnation of a scientist from Atlantis. Most penetratingly powerful of all is Mel Lyman, the folk-music star who decided he was God, then controlled the lives of his many followers via acid, astrology, and an underground newspaper called Avatar.

    A mesmerizing group of boldface names pops to life in Astral Weeks James Brown quells tensions the night after Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated; the real-life crimes of the Boston Strangler come to the movie screen via Tony Curtis; Howard Zinn testifies for Avatar in the courtroom. From life-changing concerts and chilling crimes, to acid experiments and film shoots, Astral Weeks is the secret, wild history of a unique time and place.

    One of LitHub's 15 Books You Should Read This March

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet
    Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet
    ISBN: 9783869305448
    Title: Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet
    Author: LEUTWYLER HENRY

    After four years of collaboration with choreographer Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet, Henry Leutwyler was granted unprecedented backstage access to the Company during the winter of 2012. The resulting book, Ballet, reflects thirty years of his passion for the art form, realized in thirty days of photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
    $130.00
  • Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated History
    Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated History
    ISBN: 9780241302316
    Title: Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated History
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballet dances, from The Nutcrackerand Swan Laketo The Rite of Spring. Learn the stories behind renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet. Explore the lives and achievements of ballet dancers across the centuries, such as Margot Fonteyn, Carlos Acosta, and Darcey Bussell, and meet composers and choreographers, from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to Matthew Bourne.

    From its origins at court and the first national ballet companies, to the contemporary scene and extraordinary venues that stage the production, this ballet book covers an impressive history of ballet and provides an invaluable overview of the subject. Filled with rarely seen photographs covering all the key figures, pieces, and performances, and compelling facts about each dance - the sources they draw from, their production history, and their reception over time - Ballet- The Definitive Illustrated Storyis an essential gift for all ballet enthusiasts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Bastien Piano Basics: Primer Level
    Bastien Piano Basics: Primer Level
    ISBN: 9780849752650
    Title: Bastien Piano Basics: Primer Level
    Author: BASTIEN JAMES

    Never before, nor since, has there been a piano method as easy to follow, as pedagogically sound, as exciting to look at, as musical to play - and as well-designed for motivation, achievement, and success as BASTIEN PIANO BASICS.
    The Bastien Piano Basics method is comprised of five completely correlated course books — PIANO, THEORY, PERFORMANCE, TECHNIC, and A LINE A DAY SIGHT READING. Bastien Piano Basics uses a gradual multi-key approach, with reading beginning in the C five-finger position. Five levels of carefully graded lesson material provide constant opportunities for reinforcing basic concepts. It's the smoothest, most heart-warming, most entertaining, most musical way to teach eager youngsters the joys of playing the piano. And comprehensive, page-by-page correlation makes Bastien Piano Basics remarkably easy to teach!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Beastie Boys Book
    Beastie Boys Book
    ISBN: 9780571308040
    Title: Beastie Boys Book
    Author: DIAMOND MICHAEL & HOROVITZ ADAM

    A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself--by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson,& Luc Sante, and more.
    &
    Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1,& Licensed to Ill--and the album's messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam;& their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece& Paul's Boutique;& their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums& Check Your Head, Ill Communication,& and& Hello Nasty& and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam "MCA" Yauch;& and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.
    &
    With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album,& Beastie Boys Book& upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.

    Advance praise for Beastie Boys Book

    "This entertaining look at Beastie Boys history is as innovative and raucous as the band's music."--Publishers Weekly& (starred review)

    "Beastie Boys fans will devour this book, as will anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop, the art/music/street life of New York City in the 1980s, and the alternative-nation zeitgeist of the '90s."--Kirkus Reviews

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Beatles
    Beatles
    ISBN: 9783836533225
    Title: Beatles
    Author: BENSON HARRY

    Behind Beatlemania "These photos convey a really happy period for them and for me. It all comes down to music, they were without a doubt the greatest band of the 20th century, and thats why these photographs are so important." Harry Benson, 2012 In early 1964, Harry Benson was getting on a plane for a foreign assignment in Africa, when he got a call from the photo editor of London newspaper The Daily Express. He was now going with The Beatles to Paris to document French Beatlemania and what followed was the biggest (ticket to) ride of his life. Benson was warmly welcomed into The Beatles inner sanctum, resulting in some of the most intimate photographs ever taken of the band, then on the cusp of world domination. In Paris,he took the famous photograph of the Fab Four having a pillow fight at the George V Hotel; he shot their groundbreaking first visit to the United States, the full impact of New York hysteria, their famous appearance on The Ed Sullivan show, the band in Florida, including their surprising encounter with Cassius Clay; as well as on the set ofA Hard Days Night. The relationship continued in 1966, including Georges honeymoon in Barbados and their notorious US tour, under the shadow cast by Lennons comment that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus Christ. Bensons luminous black and white photographs show at close quarters The Beatles composing, performing, encountering their fans, relaxing, and engaging with each other, while trying to cope with their increasingly isolating fame. In addition tohundreds of photographs, many previously unseen, there is an introductory essay by Benson as well as quotes and newspaper clippings from the period. First published in TASCHEN's limited edition - now available in this unlimited popular edition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Beatles 1964-1966
    Beatles 1964-1966
    ISBN: 9783836533157
    Title: Beatles 1964-1966
    Author: BENSON HARRY


    Behind Beatlemania
     

    These photos convey a really happy period for them and for me. It all comes down to music, they were without a doubt the greatest band of the 20th century, and that’s why these photographs are so important.- Harry Benson, 2011

    In early 1964, Harry Benson was getting on a plane for a foreign assignment in Africa, when he got a call from his photo editor of London newspaperThe Daily Express. He was now going with the Beatles to Paris to document French Beatlemania and what followed was the biggest (ticket to) ride of his life.

    Benson was warmly welcomed into the Beatles’ inner sanctum, resulting in some of the most intimate photographs ever taken of the band, then on the cusp of world domination. In Paris,he took the iconic photograph of the Fab Four having a pillow fight at the George V hotel;he shot their groundbreaking first visit to the United States,the full impact of New York hysteria, their famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, the band in Florida, including their surprising encounter with Cassius Clay; as well as on the set ofA Hard Day’s Night. The relationship continued in 1966, including George’s honeymoon in Barbados and their notorious US tour, under the shadow cast by Lennon’s comment that the Beatles were “bigger than Jesus Christ.”

    Benson’s luminous black and white photographs show at close quarters the Beatles composing, performing, encountering their fans, relaxing, and engaging with each other, while trying to cope with their increasingly isolating fame. As well ashundreds of photographs, many previously unseen, there is an introductory essay by Benson as well as quotes and newspaper clippings from the period.

    Collector’s Edition of 1,764 copies, all numbered and signed by the photographer.
    Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies each and coming with a silver gelatin print.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $1250.00
    $1,250.00
  • Beatles a Hard Day's Night: a Private Archive
    Beatles a Hard Day's Night: a Private Archive
    ISBN: 9780714871851
    Title: Beatles a Hard Day's Night: a Private Archive
    Author: LEWISOHN MARK

    In March of 1964 director Richard Lester began shooting A Hard Day's Night, a black-and-white feature film starring the Beatles. With slapstick humor and a fantastic soundtrack, the movie imagines the excitement and chaos of thirty-six hours in the life of the Fab Four, and stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, with Wilfrid Brambell portraying McCartney's grandfather. The Making of A Hard Day's Night is a collection of photographs and rare ephemera that documents the band on set and behind the scenes. This private archive captures the infectious energy and anarchic spirit of this groundbreaking film. An authoritative essay and lively captions by Beatles' historian Mark Lewisohn provide context and explores its impact and enduring legacy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
    $195.00
  • Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour
    Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour
    ISBN: 9781250209597
    Title: Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour
    Author: ASHER PETER


    A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.


    Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members. He had a front-row seat as they elevated pop music into an art form, and he was present at the creation of some of the most iconic music of our times.


    But Asher was also a talented musician in his own right, with a great ear for what was new and fresh. Once, when Paul McCartney wrote a song that John Lennon didn't think was right for the Beatles, Asher asked if he could record it. "A World Without Love" became a global number-one hit for his duo, Peter and Gordon. A few years later Asher was asked by Paul McCartney to help start Apple Records and the first artist Asher discovered and signed up was a young American singer-songwriter named James Taylor. Before long he would be not only managing and producing Taylor but also (having left Apple and moved to Los Angeles) working with Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Robin Williams, Joni Mitchell and Cher, among others.


    In The Beatles from A to Zed, based upon twenty-six episodes of his current and highly popular radio show "From Me to You" on the Beatles Channel of SiriusXM, Peter Asher shares his memories and insights about the Fab Four, weaving his reflections into a whimsical alphabetical journey that focuses not only on songs whose titles start with each letter, but also on recurrent themes in the Beatles' music, the instruments they played, the innovations they pioneered, the artists who influenced them, the key people in their lives, and the cultural events of the time.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Beatles Little Black Songbook
    Beatles Little Black Songbook
    ISBN: 9781846092169
    Title: Beatles Little Black Songbook


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Beethoven: The Man Revealed
    Beethoven: The Man Revealed
    ISBN: 9781783963249
    Title: Beethoven: The Man Revealed
    Author: SUCHET JOHN

    "An ideal 'first book' on Beethoven" from one of the world's most eminent classical music aficionados (Booklist).

    Beethoven scholar and classical radio host John Suchet has had a lifelong, ardent interest in the man and his music. Here, in his first full-length biography, Suchet illuminates the composer's difficult childhood, his struggle to maintain friendships and romances, his ungovernable temper, his obsessive efforts to control his nephew's life, and the excruciating decline of his hearing. This absorbing narrative provides a comprehensive account of a momentous life, as it takes the reader on a journey from the composer's birth in Bonn to his death in Vienna.

    Chronicling the landmark events in Beethoven's career--from his competitive encounters with Mozart to the circumstances surrounding the creation of the well-known "F r Elise" and Moonlight Sonata--this book enhances understanding of the composer's character, inspiring a deeper appreciation for his work. Beethoven scholarship is constantly evolving, and Suchet draws on the latest research, using rare source material (some of which has never before been published in English) to paint a complete and vivid portrait of the legendary prodigy.

    "A gripping and thought-provoking read." --Howard Shelley, pianist and conductor

    "By exercising a genuine authority in identifying how Beethoven, the man, manifests himself in our appreciation of the music, Suchet brings an incisive freshness to an extraordinary life." --Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal of the Royal Academy of Music

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Benjamin Britten: a Life in the Twentieth Century
    Benjamin Britten: a Life in the Twentieth Century
    ISBN: 9781846142338
    Title: Benjamin Britten: a Life in the Twentieth Century
    Author: KILDEA PAUL

    Benjamin Britten was Britain's greatest twentieth-century composer, who broke decisively with figures such as Elgar and Vaughan Williams and recreated English music in a fresh, modern, European form. Paul Kildea's biography has been acclaimed as the definitive account of Britten's extraordinary life, exploring his deeply held and controversial pacifism; his complex forty-year relationship with Peter Pears; and his creation of an artistic community in Aldeburgh. Above all, however, this book helps us understand the relationship of Britten's music to his life, and takes us as far into its unique alchemy as we are ever likely to go.& 'Delightful and compelling& . . . it makes you want to drive straight to Aldeburgh and hear Britten's music.'& Matthew Bell, Independent on Sunday'Definitive.'& Sunday Times'Enthralling . . . a truly fascinating portrait of a genius.' Richard Morrison, The Times& 'Kildea's bracingly opinionated and beautifully articulated book brings all Britten's complexities vividly to life.'& Rupert Christiansen, Spectator& 'Indispensable . . . this is a masterly, highly readable account and the most comprehensive to date.'& Barry Millington, Evening Standard'This book is a major achievement. And Kildea is a dazzling writer. Seldom will you encounter someone who writes so naturally and musically and well. There are a million brilliant, beautiful or striking sentences.'& Jay Nordlinger, Standpoint

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Big Book of BTS: The Deluxe Unofficial Bangtan Book
    Big Book of BTS: The Deluxe Unofficial Bangtan Book
    ISBN: 9781629377599
    Title: Big Book of BTS: The Deluxe Unofficial Bangtan Book
    Author: SPRINKEL KATY

    THE HOTTEST GROUP IN THE WORLD! Already K-pop's hugest artist, the members of BTS are looking to make 2020 their most successful year ever! Between selling out arenas, dropping mixtapes, and filming a surprise concert documentary, BTS has still found time to release wildly popular hits like "Boy with Luv" and "Idol." For these icons, the best may still be yet to come. The Big Book of BTS is the biggest and most complete guide to all things Bangtan. Including more than 100 fullcolor photographs, you'll get an in-depth look at the lives of RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin, and Jungkook. It also explores their meteoric rise, musical influences, unbeatable style, far-reaching activism, and bond with fans. The Big Book of BTS is a must-have for ARMYs as well as new K-pop fans everywhere!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne
    Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne
    ISBN: 9781787392700
    Title: Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne
    Author: CLERK CAROL ; ELLIOTT PAUL

    Immerse yourself in the glorious story of Black Sabbath with the stories of their classic songs, in one beautifully illustrated volume. This celebration of 50 years of Sabbath includes rare-on-the-page memorabilia throughout the book as it tells the story of the band and all their classic songs, as well as the hugely popular hits from Ozzy as a solo artist.&

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Blue Note Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz
    Blue Note Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz
    ISBN: 9780500517444
    Title: Blue Note Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz
    Author: HAVERS RICHARD

    Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the coolest and best- known label in jazz, this book celebrates over seven decades of extraordinary music from a company that has stayed true to its founders commitment to Uncompromising Expression. Tracing the evolution of jazz from the boogie- woogie and swing of the 1930s, through bebop, funk and fusion, to the eclectic mix Blue Note releases today, the book also narrates a complex social history from the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany to the developments in music and technology in the late 20th century. Blue Note is not only known as the purveyor of extraordinary jazz but is also famous as an arbiter of cool. The photography of co-founder Francis Wolff and the cover designs of Reid Miles were integral to the labels success and this highly illustrated, landmark publication featuring the very best photographs, covers, and ephemera from the archives, including never-before-published material commemorates Blue Notes momentous contribution to jazz, to art and design as well as to revolutionizing the music business.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • Book of Cohen
    Book of Cohen
    ISBN: 9780947493882
    Title: Book of Cohen
    Author: COHEN DAVID

    This is a story of two Cohens, the famous singer and not- so-famous lifelong New Zealand fan. It spans several generations and locations, from the refugee waves of Europe of the 19th century to suburban NZ in the late 1970s, late-night Montreal and New York and the menacing frontiers of the Middle East.
    Part memoir, part travelogue, part biography, part
    philosophical reflection, Book of Cohen is as stimulating,
    eclectic and surprising as its subject, full of sharp-eyed
    observation and hard-won wisdom. You will enjoy this book,
    even its gaps and silences. After all, as the man himself might
    say, that’s how the light gets in.
    — Jonathan Freedland
    From the Hutt to Tel Aviv, music writing to memoir, David
    Cohen takes an intimate, erudite voyage around that other
    Cohen, the immortal Leonard. Questions of identity —
    Jewishness, lost fathers — are at the heart, the gravelly
    undertow of well-earned weltschmerz always backlit by both
    Cohens’ dry-as-desert-dust humour.
    — Diana Wichtel

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bound for Glory
    Bound for Glory
    ISBN: 9780141187228
    Title: Bound for Glory
    Author: GUTHRIE WOODY

    Bound For Glory is the funny, cynical and earthy autobiography of Woody Guthrie, the father of American folk music. He tells of his childhood running wild in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, the tragedies that struck his family and of his life on the open road during the Great Depression - hell-raising and brawling in boxcars, all the while singing to raise a dime for his next meal. But above all, this is a song for an America Woody saw from the lonesome highway, as he travel led from one end of the country to the other with guitar in hand and the songs that made him a legend drifting out over the Dust Bowl.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Bowie by O'Neill: The Definitive Collection with Unseen Images
    Bowie by O'Neill: The Definitive Collection with Unseen Images
    ISBN: 9781788401012
    Title: Bowie by O'Neill: The Definitive Collection with Unseen Images
    Author: O'NEILL TERRY


    This book is the breathtaking result of iconic photographer Terry O'Neill's creative partnership with David Bowie that spanned over many years.
    Containing rare and never-before-seen photographs, their work together includes images from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, recording sessions for Young Americans and the renowned studio portraits for Diamond Dogs - plus live shows, film shoots, backstage moments and more.
    With more than 200 photographs, this is the ultimate portrait of an inspiring, challenging and ever-changing artist.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs
    Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs
    ISBN: 9781787391215
    Title: Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs
    Author: HIATT BRIAN

    Bruce Springsteen is the rare recording artist who is both an iconic figure and an acknowledged master of music and lyrics. Songs like "Blinded by the Light," "Born to Run," "Hungry Heart," and "Dancing in the Dark" have made him a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning artist and earned him an enormous cult-like following among generations of fans. In Bruce Springsteen, Brian Hiatt, a senior editor at Rolling Stone, examines these songs and all the others that Springsteen has written and performed on his studio albums from 1973 to the present, resulting in a unique look at the legendary rocker's methods, along with historical context, scores of colorful anecdotes, and around 150 photographs. Hiatt has interviewed Springsteen himself numerous times in the past and has conducted many new interviews with musical collaborators for this book--from longtime producers to members of the E Street Band--to create an authoritative and profusely illustrated journey through Springsteen's entire songbook and career.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R & B, Funk, Photographs 1972-1982
    Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R & B, Funk, Photographs 1972-1982
    ISBN: 9783836572408
    Title: Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R & B, Funk, Photographs 1972-1982
    Author: TALAMON BRUCE W

    Let's Get It On
    Behind the scenes of the music explosion of the 1970s

    "For ten glorious years, I had the best seat in the house."

    Bruce W. Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene. He caught his first big break landing a position as a staff photographer at SOUL Newspaper in LA in the early 1970s, just as soul, R&B, and funk were becoming part of the mainstream. He captured the rehearsals and sound checks, recording sessions and costume fittings, the quiet reflective moments and life on the road, and, of course, the wild photo shoots and memorable performances. These photographs define an era famed for its glamour, fabulous fashions, and utter devotion to the groove.

    Including close to 300 photographs from 1972 to 1982, the extensive Talamon archives are presented in full detail for the first time. Whether you're a diehard soul fan or a thrilled newcomer to the aesthetic magic of the 1970s, the collection exudes the infectious spirit of an exuberant age. Featuring icons such as Earth, Wind & Fire; Marvin Gaye; Diana Ross; Parliament-Funkadelic; Al Green; Gil Scott-Heron; James Brown; Barry White; Rick James; Aretha Franklin; the Jackson Five; Donna Summer; and Chaka Khan and many others; there are also several stops at the legendary Soul Train studios. Talamon documented a visual period in black music that lasted way past the midnight hour and will never come again.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $136.00
    $136.00
  • BTS: Icons of K-Pop
    BTS: Icons of K-Pop
    ISBN: 9781782439684
    Title: BTS: Icons of K-Pop
    Author: BESLEY ADRIAN


    Seven good-looking boys - Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook - who can dance as well as they can sing, are tearing up the global music charts. Nothing new? Think again. BTS, who rose to fame in their native South Korea in 2013 and who sing almost entirely in Korean, are now a sensation in the US, the UK, Australia and the rest of the world.


    K-pop is a growing phenomenon in the West. Over the last three years, it's steadily garnered a huge following among social-media-savvy teen girls. With their clean-cut good looks, fabulously choreographed and perfectly executed dance moves, and catchy blend of pop, soft hip hop and RnB, BTS are leading the advance.

    Extensively researched, and written in an upbeat and accessible style, this book interweaves the success stories of each of the boys with how the band got together, while documenting their amazing rise to fame in Southeast Asia, and then the world. It includes 16 pages of full colour photographs of the band playing live, posing and having fun.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Can't Stand Up for Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories
    Can't Stand Up for Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories
    ISBN: 9781408885925
    Title: Can't Stand Up for Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories
    Author: JONES ALLAN

    Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You 've Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a gilded time for the music press.

    By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and powerful, the Stop Me...stories collected here include encounters with some of rock 's most iconic stars, including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam. From backstage brawls and drug blow-outs, to riots, superstar punch-ups, hotel room confessionals and tour bus lunacy, these are stories from the madness of a music scene now long gone.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Cassette Culture: The Past & Present of a Musical Icon
    Cassette Culture: The Past & Present of a Musical Icon
    ISBN: 9783716518489
    Title: Cassette Culture: The Past & Present of a Musical Icon
    Author: KOMURKI JOHN Z.

    From videos by Frank Ocean to the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, tapes have become increasingly prominent in cinema, advertising, and, of course, the music industry. And as tape sales in the US grew by 74 percent last year, it is time to address past, present and future of the "Compact Cassette" as icon of popular culture. New generations of individuals, record labels and DIY communities are rediscovering its unique characteristics, adapting them to a contemporary context. In the age of soulless MP3s and similar digital formats there is a real appreciation for the physical qualities of an item that can be collected, exchanged and individually designed. This volume covers themes such as recording and design, "distro" as distribution source, interviews and provides a step-by-step manual to conducting own tape experiments.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Celine Dion Lets Talk About Love 33 1/3 Series
    Celine Dion Lets Talk About Love 33 1/3 Series
    ISBN: 9780826427885
    Title: Celine Dion Lets Talk About Love 33 1/3 Series
    Author: WILSON CARL

    Non-fans regard Céline Dion as ersatz and plastic, yet to those who love her, no one could be more real, with her impoverished childhood, her (creepy) manager-husband's struggle with cancer, her knack for howling out raw emotion. There's nothing cool about Céline Dion, and nothing clever. That's part of her appeal as an object of love or hatred - with most critics and committed music fans taking pleasure (or at least geeky solace) in their lofty contempt. This book documents Carl Wilson's brave and unprecedented year-long quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan, and explores how we define ourselves in the light of what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Chain: The 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac
    Chain: The 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac
    ISBN: 9781912332090
    Title: Chain: The 50 Years of Fleetwood Mac
    Author: CHRISP PETE

    Fifty years later, as they prepare for their gigantic farewell world tour throughout 2018, they remain one of the biggest bands of all time - a position they have held since 1977 when, with the help of John's wife, Christine McVie, and two virtually unknown American musicians called Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, they released an LP titled Rumours that went on to become the world's best-selling album. That, in itself, is a remarkable story. Now consider the highs and lows, the successes and failures, the personal turmoil, tragedy and heartbreak through which this band has journeyed over the last 50 years ... and the story of Fleetwood Mac becomes one of pure drama. The greatest ever rock 'n' roll soap opera.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism
    Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism
    ISBN: 9780141980560
    Title: Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism
    Author: KILDEA PAUL

    Chopin's Piano begins in November 1838, when George Sand, her children and Frederick Chopin took a boat to Majorca for the winter. It describes their circumstances there, and how Chopin completed one of the most revolutionary works in the history of music - his Preludes - on 'a small Mallorquin piano' which he picked up when they arrived and carted up to the monastery in the mountains where he and Sand lodged. Kildea traces the history of the Preludes, their pianists, their interpretations, and the history of the Mallorquin piano itself, to find an unexpected path through the history of romantic music - via Wanda Landowska in Berlin in 1913, Paris in 1940-41 when the Nazis seized the piano, down to the end of romantic music. It is an astonishing narrative and detective story, an unclassifiable and thrilling book, which explores in an original way the changing meaning of music through time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs
    Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs
    ISBN: 9780760359341
    Title: Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs
    Author: POPOFF MARTIN

    Formed in London in 1976 by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon at the outset of that city's punk rock boom, The Clash went on to outlast their peers and create some of the most influential albums in rock 'n' roll--not just punk--even breaching the mainstream in 1982 and earning the title "The Only Band That Matters" along the way. In their eight-year career, The Clash offered six CBS Records studio releases, including one double and one triple LP, and increasingly melded influences ranging from rockabilly to ska, reggae, and even hip-hop into their sound.

    Veteran music journalist Martin Popoff dissects each of the 103 tracks, including the circumstances that led to their creation, the recording processes, the historical contexts, and more. In addition, an introductory essay sets the scene for each album, while sidebar features explore influences on the band, album art, non-LP singles, the band's staunch political stance, and song details, such as running time, instruments played, engineers, and studios.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ISBN: 9780241301975
    Title: Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideasseries.

    Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music theory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers.

    The Classical Music Bookanalyses over 90 works by famous composers from Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day in order to explore the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.

    Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover inThe Classical Music Book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Complete Classical Music Guide
    Complete Classical Music Guide
    ISBN: 9780241422984
    Title: Complete Classical Music Guide
    Author: DK

    What makes Mozart's music so great? Why does a minor chord sound sad and a major chord sound happy? What's the difference between opera and operetta? From Bach to Bernstein, this definitive guide offers a complete survey of the history of classical music.

    Whether you already love classical music or you're just beginning to explore it, The Complete Classical Music Guide invites you to discover the spirituality of Byrd's masses, the awesome power of Handel's Messiah, and the wonders of Wagner's operas, as well as hundreds more composers and their masterpieces. This guide takes you on a journey through more than 1,000 years, charting the evolution of musical instruments, styles, and genres. Biographies of major and lesser-known composers offer rich insights into their music and the historical and cultural contexts that influenced their genius.

    The book explores the features that defined each musical era - from the ornate brilliance of the Baroque, through the drama of Romantic music, to contemporary genres such as minimalism and electronic music. Timelines, quotes, and colour photographs give a voice to this music and the exceptionally gifted individuals who created it. Covering both music history and the fundamental building blocks of music theory, The Complete Classical Music Guideexplains not just the who, what, and where of classical music, but the how and why.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
    Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
    ISBN: 9780525573883
    Title: Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
    Author: TOBAK VIKKI; QUESTLOVE (FOREWORD BY)

    ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST ART & PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS 0F 2018
    AN NPR AND PITCHFORK BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018 PICK
    NEW YORK TIMES, ASSOCIATED PRESS,&
    WALLSTREET JOURNAL, ROLLING STONE,& AND& CHICAGO SUN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE PICK


    The perfect gift for music and photography fans, an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries--their contact sheets.

    Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop's early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today.

    With essays from BILL ADLER, RHEA L. COMBS, FAB 5 FREDDY, MICHAEL GONZALES, YOUNG GURU, DJ PREMIER, and RZA&


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
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