• 10 Rules of Rock & Roll Collected Music Writings 2005-09
    10 Rules of Rock & Roll Collected Music Writings 2005-09
    ISBN: 9781863954501
    Title: 10 Rules of Rock & Roll Collected Music Writings 2005-09
    Author: FORSTER ROBERT

    "Sometimes I play a game in my head: name the five best American rock bands of the '60s. My list goes: The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Doors, and then I stall on the fifth. Creedence? The Band - although they're mostly Canadian. Simon and Garfunkel? Jefferson Airplane? The Lovin' Spoonful? But I plump for The Monkees."
    In "The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll," Robert Forster takes readers on an exhilarating trip through the past and present of popular music - from Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Nana Mouskouri through to Cat Power, Franz Ferdinand and ... Delta Goodrem.
    To accompany Forster's acclaimed writing for the "Monthly," there are some stunning new pieces - 'The 10 Rules' and 'The 10 Bands I Wish I'd Been In' and an appreciation of Guy Clark - as well as a reflection on The Velvet Underground, a short story about Normie Rowe and a moving tribute to fellow Go-Between Grant McLennan.
    Funny and illuminating, "The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll" shows a great critic at work.
    Robert Forster was a founding member of The Go-Betweens. His most recent solo album is "The Evangelist." "The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll" is his first book. His writing won the Pascall Prize for Critical Writing in 2006 and was featured in "The Best American Music Writing 2007." He is the music critic for the "Monthly."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 100 Best Albums of All Time
    100 Best Albums of All Time
    ISBN: 9781742703015
    Title: 100 Best Albums of All Time
    Author: ODONNELL JOHN

    This book names the best albums of the last 50 years from across the globe. It tells the story behind the making of the album, where the album fits in the artist's career and the album's impact on the local and world stage. The entries will feature new interviews with the artists and the producers/managers involved in the recording and the release of the album. Finally, here is a much-needed list of argument-starting top 100 seminal/influential/essential albums of all time. Let the fight begin!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own
    100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own
    ISBN: 9780810889217
    Title: 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own
    Author: KOMARA E & JOHNSON G

    Search the Internet for the 100 best songs or best albums. Dozens of lists will appear from aficionados to major music personalities. But what if you not only love listening to the blues or country music or jazz or rock, you love reading about it, too. How do you separate what matters from what doesn t among the hundreds sometimes thousands of books on the music you so love? In the Best Music Books series, readers finally have a quick-and-ready list of the most important works published on modern major music genres by leading experts. In 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own, Edward Komara, former Blues Archivist of the University of Mississippi, and his successor Greg Johnson select those histories, biographies, surveys, transcriptions and studies from the many hundreds of works that have been published about this vital American musical genre. Komara and Johnson provide a short description of the contents and the achievement of each title selected for their Blues 100. Entries include full bibliographic citations, prices of copies in print, and even descriptions of specific editions for book collectors. 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own also includes suggested blues recordings to accompany each recommended work, as well as a concluding section on key reference titles or as Komara and Johnson phrase it: The Books behind the Blues 100. 100 Books Every Blues Fan Should Own serves as a guide for any blues fan looking for a road map through the history of and even history of the scholarship on the blues. Here Komara and Johnson answer the question of not only what is a blues book, but which ones are worth owning."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • 100 Songs
    100 Songs
    ISBN: 9781471167164
    Title: 100 Songs
    Author: DYLAN BOB

    "Dylan remains the rare singer whose work is worth reading on the page. His words are consistently funny, alive to the sound of language, and of course appealingly cryptic." --The New York Times Book Review

    A new collection of Bob Dylan's most essential lyrics--one hundred songs that represent the Nobel Laureate's incredible range through the entirety of his career so far.

    Bob Dylan is one of the most important cultural figures of our time, and the first American musician in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. 100 Songs is an intimate and carefully curated collection of his most important lyrics that spans from the beginning of his career through the present day. Perfect for students who may be new to Dylan's work as well as longtime fans, this portable, abridged volume of these singular lyrics explores the depth, breadth, and magnitude of one of the world's most enduring bodies of work.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • 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
  • 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
    1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781844038909
    Title: 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
    Author: DIMERY ROBERT


    Written by top UK and US music journalists, and including a preface by Michael Lydon, the founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine, this book celebrates the great and ground-breaking albums throughout the eras - from the genesis of Fifties rock 'n' roll to the technological and electronic innovations of the 21st century.


    Each entry includes key tracks and explains exactly why each of these albums deserved to be included in the list, offering an insight into the process of their creation, development, and success.


    With albums from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, ACDC, the Beach Boys, Sonic Youth, Jack White, Green Day, and the latest from David Bowie, Beyonc#65533;, Taylor Swift and The War On Drugs, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is the single most comprehensive list of music that changed the world.


    Illustrated with more than 900 iconic images of album covers, bands and artists, as well as photographs from many legendary gigs, this is an absolute must-have for the musically inspired.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
    1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760292874
    Title: 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
    Author: RYE MATTHEW (GENERAL EDITOR)

    1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Dieis written by experts who care about the music - it is the key to a lifetime's passion and listening pleasure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die 2014
    1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die 2014
    ISBN: 9781743369098
    Title: 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die 2014
    Author: DIMERY ROBERT

    An inspiring selection of some of the greatest song recordings ever made.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 101 Essential Rock Records: the Golden Age of Vinyl from the Beatles to the Sex Pistols
    101 Essential Rock Records: the Golden Age of Vinyl from the Beatles to the Sex Pistols
    ISBN: 9781584234883
    Title: 101 Essential Rock Records: the Golden Age of Vinyl from the Beatles to the Sex Pistols
    Author: GOLD JEFF


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 101 Hits for Ukulele: the Blue Book
    101 Hits for Ukulele: the Blue Book
    ISBN: 9781783058686
    Title: 101 Hits for Ukulele: the Blue Book
    Author: MUSIC SALES

    101 Hits For Ukulele is a bumper collection of 101 easy-to-play songs that will get you strumming and singing along to the best old and new tunes.

    Each song included in this compendium features full lyrics, chord symbols and the melody line - everything you need to sound exactly like the record. With such a fantastic selection of songs, there is something from every era, to suit every taste. Classic songs like Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix, Stand By Me by Ben E. King and Dusty Springfield's Son Of A Preacher Man are included to satisfy the '60s-lover in you. On the other hand, contemporary Ukulele classics like I'm Yours by Jason Mraz and Hey, Soul Sister by Train were basically made to be played on a summer's evening among friends. To see the entire list of songs included, please see below.

    The beauty of the Ukulele is that its recent resurgence in popularity has meant that more and more popular songs are including the instrument, while basically any song from the past sounds great on one. With the sheet music in this songbook, you will never be stuck for tunes to pick up and play, and with the most accurate transcriptions of the best songs from today and yesterday, you and your Uke can put a fun and bright spin on all of these familiar hits.

    The book is sturdy and folds flat so is as easy as possible to use, and the range of genres and styles covered makes the 101 Hits For Ukulele an essential addition to any serious or casual Uke player's repertoire.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • 101 Hits for Ukulele: the Red Book
    101 Hits for Ukulele: the Red Book
    ISBN: 9781783058693
    Title: 101 Hits for Ukulele: the Red Book
    Author: MUSIC SALES

    SONGS INCLUDE: The A Team (Ed Sheeran); Chasing Pavements (Adele), Counting Stars (OneRepublic); Creep (Radiohead); Get Lucky (Daft Punk); Happy (Pharrell Williams); Ho Hey (The Lumineers); How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding); Jolene (Dolly Parton); Pompeii (Bastille); Royals (Lorde); Scarborough Fair (Traditional); Smile (Lily Allen); Sugar Man (Rodriguez); Video Games (Lana Del Rey); Viva La Vida (Coldplay); Wake Me Up (Avicii). Plus 84 more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 1963 Year of the Revolution - How Youth Changed the World With Music, Art, & Fashion
    1963 Year of the Revolution - How Youth Changed the World With Music, Art, & Fashion
    ISBN: 9780062120441
    Title: 1963 Year of the Revolution - How Youth Changed the World With Music, Art, & Fashion
    Author: LEVE ARIEL & MORGAN ROBIN

    Ariel Leve and Robin Morgan's oral history 1963: The Year of the Revolution is the first book to recount the kinetic story of the twelve months that witnessed a demographic power shift--the rise of the Youth Quake movement, a cultural transformation through music, fashion, politics, and the arts. Leve and Morgan detail how, for the first time in history, youth became a commercial and cultural force with the power to command the attention of government and religion and shape society.While the Cold War began to thaw, the race into space heated up, feminism and civil rights percolated in politics, and JFK's assassination shocked the world, the Beatles and Bob Dylan would emerge as poster boys and the prophet of a revolution that changed the world.1963: The Year of the Revolution records, documentary-style, the incredible roller-coaster ride of those twelve months, told through the recollections of some of the period's most influential figures--from Keith Richards to Mary Quant, Vidal Sassoon to Graham Nash, Alan Parker to Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton to Gay Talese, Stevie Nicks to Norma Kamali, and many more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded
    1966: The Year the Decade Exploded
    ISBN: 9780571277636
    Title: 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded
    Author: SAVAGE JON

    The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical politics -- often fueled by perception-enhancing substances and literature -- the 'Sixties', as we have come to know them, hit their Modernist peak. A unique chemistry of ideas, substances, freedom of expression and dialogue across pop cultural continents created a landscape of immense and eventually shattering creativity. After 1966 nothing in the pop world would ever be the same. The 7 inch single outsold the long-player for the final time. It was the year in which the ever lasting and transient pop moment would burst forth in its most articulate, instinctive and radical way.
    Jon Savage's 1966 is a monument to the year that shaped the pop future of the balance of the century. Exploring canonical artists like The Beatles, The Byrds, Velvet Underground, The Who and The Kinks, 1966 also goes much deeper into the social and cultural heart of the decade through unique archival primary sources.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Best Year
    1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Best Year
    ISBN: 9780593074879
    Title: 1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Best Year
    Author: HEPWORTH DAVID

    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: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • 20th Century Classical Music: A Ladybird Expert Book
    20th Century Classical Music: A Ladybird Expert Book
    ISBN: 9780718187866
    Title: 20th Century Classical Music: A Ladybird Expert Book
    Author: MADDOCKS FIONA

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, 20th Century Classical Music is an accessible, authoritative, and entertaining introduction to the Western classical music that captured the defining moments of the contemporary world. Written by The Observer's classical music critic Fiona Maddocks, 20th Century Classical Music will take you on an acoustic journey through history with a curated playlist on each page. Early in the century, Schoenberg pioneered musical experiments which turned old traditions on their head. Then Stravinsky's sensational Rite of Spring, written on the eve of WWI dramatically altered the course of all classical music that followed. From the influence of the jazz age and the sounds of cities, the nationalism of folk revival, Russian revolutions from the Bolsheviks to Stalin, to the fall of the Berlin Wall, you'll learn how Western composers painted with a new orchestral palette to capture the sentiments of their time. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • 30 Second Classical Music
    30 Second Classical Music
    ISBN: 9781782404255
    Title: 30 Second Classical Music
    Author: CORMAC JOANNE

    The 50 Most Significant Genres, Composers and Innovations, Each Explained in Half a Minute

    Do you know a capella from zarzuela, or your major from your minor? Can you distinguish between a serenade and a symphony? If you only have 30 seconds, there is time - using this book - to understand the creative journey taken by classical music from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Our early ancestors understood pitch and rhythm, the basic tools that have been worked and ordered by composers and performers over the past 400 years into an extraordinary body of music written for soloists, chamber musicians and entire orchestras. Today, everyone has access to a prodigy of classical music which, far from being traditional or elitist, is alive and magical. From plainsong to programme music, appreciate the magnitude and majesty, the passion and the pathos of sounds that have the power to stir our emotions to great joy or infinite sadness. Here's music to your ears.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 30 Second Opera: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Roles & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30 Second Opera: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Roles & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782402725
    Title: 30 Second Opera: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Roles & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    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: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 30-second Jazz: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Styles, & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-second Jazz: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Styles, & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782403098
    Title: 30-second Jazz: the 50 Crucial Concepts, Styles, & Performers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: GELLY DAVE

    For its initiates, jazz is instinctive and engaging - the way that popular music should be. For non-aficionados, it can be slippery and difficult to grasp: without familiar forms or a hard-and-fast format, and largely ruled by improvisation, jazz leaves the novice baffled, not sure how to listen, and asking "how is it that they know what to play?" 30-Second Jazz explains, in easy, short riffs that keep you engaged, taking readers from the African-American roots of jazz all the way to today's global mix of musicians and styles. Along the way, it looks at the shape, style, and instruments of jazz, at key personalities and recordings in the jazz canon - and at what might be expected next from this most diverse of musical forms.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 31 Songs
    31 Songs
    ISBN: 9780241951095
    Title: 31 Songs
    Author: HORNBY NICK

    'Good fun, fresh vulnerable . . . fans of Hornby's novels will be happy'Andrew Motion, THE TIMES'Smart, entertaining and moving. A manifesto on why pop is so glorious, beautiful and important'SUNDAY EXPRESSThrough thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. These personal and passionate pieces refreshingly free of pretension are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him. Together with additional writings on music from his column in the New Yorker seen in the UK for the first time 31 Songs is for Hornby what many of us have always wanted: a soundtrack to accompany life.'Funny, provocative, immensely readable. It is not simply about music . . . it is about Hornby, and us, and about being alive. His enthusiasm is such that he makes me want to be a better listener and I can offer no better compliment. A triumph'Tim Lott, EVENING STANDARD'Original, well written and wholly lacking in pretension . . . as good a book about pop music as I have read in many years and the most accomplished of Hornby's books so far'SPECTATOR'Refreshing, candid, very moving. Reminds you why you loved music before you knew enough to explain your love away'UNCUT

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • 31 Songs
    31 Songs
    ISBN: 9780241969793
    Title: 31 Songs
    Author: HORNBY NICK

    'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved . . . Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.'In his first non-fiction work since Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other things, guitar solos and losing your virginity to a Rod Stewart song and singers whose teeth whistle and the sort of music you hear in Body Shop.'The soundtrack to his life . . . a revealing insight into one of Britain's most popular writers.' Evening Standard

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 33 Revolutions Per Minute: a History of Protest Songs
    33 Revolutions Per Minute: a History of Protest Songs
    ISBN: 9780571241354
    Title: 33 Revolutions Per Minute: a History of Protest Songs
    Author: LYNSKEY DORIAN

    Why 33? Partly because that's the number of rotations performed by a vinyl album in one minute, and partly because it takes a lot of songs to tell a story which spans seven decades and five continents - to capture the colour and variety of this shape-shifting genre. This is not a list book, rather each of the 33 songs offers a way into a subject, an artist, an era or an idea. The book feels vital, in both senses of the word: necessary and alive. It captures some of the energy that is generated when musicians take risks, and even when they fail, those endeavours leave the popular culture a little richer and more challenging. Contrary to the frequently voiced idea that pop and politics are awkward bedfellows, it argues that protest music is pop, in all its blazing, cussed glory.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 360 Sound: the Columbia Records Story
    360 Sound: the Columbia Records Story
    ISBN: 9781452107561
    Title: 360 Sound: the Columbia Records Story
    Author: WILENTZ SEAN

    For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonc , and many more. Written by distinguished historian Sean Wilentz, 360 Sound tells the story of the label's rich history as it interweaves threads of technical and social change with the creation of some of the greatest albums ever made. Featuring over 300 rare and revealing images from the Columbia archives, this lavishly illustrated celebration is a must-have for any serious music fan.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 3d & the Art of Massive Attack
    3d & the Art of Massive Attack
    ISBN: 9780957391475
    Title: 3d & the Art of Massive Attack
    Author: DEL NAJA ROBERT

    The Vinyl Factory presents 3D and the art of Massive Attack by Robert del Naja (aka 3D) a 300-page 12"x12" hardback reversible book format with two different covers starting at the past or the present (with screen printed front covers) on the visual history of the artist and his band who have sold over 11 million records worldwide. Compiled and designed by 3D using images from a personal archive and original artifacts scanned by the artist for the record. Robert's artwork has come to define the iconic style of his band and the book explores their visual history, presenting both familiar and previously unseen work, from his influential graffiti and stencil art in the Wild Bunch-era of the 80s to Massive Attack cover designs and paste-ups and paintings. Also included is his work made in collaboration with Nick Knight, Tom Hingston, Judy Blame and Michael Nash Associates, as well as unseen photographs documenting Del Naja's ongoing LED work with United Visual ArtistsUnited Visual Artists, and his recent work with filmmaker Adam Curtis. The 300-page book also features an in-depth interview with the artist, where he describes the development of the band's artwork and record sleeve designs, as well as offering insight into his process and inspirations. Del Naja's background as a graffiti artist has shaped his evolving aesthetic, as well as a strong ethos of do it yourself creativity. His instincts as an artist were forged in an atmosphere of spontaneity and innovation - from making flyers to throwing warehouse parties - and this way of working informed the first record sleeves he created. Inspired by magazine culture and comics, 3D drew on wide-ranging influences, from New Yorks hip-hop scene and Japanese graphics, Jean-Michel Basquiats cultural juxtapositions to Warhols pop imagery, politics and punk.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
    $130.00
  • 50 Greatest Musical Places
    50 Greatest Musical Places
    ISBN: 9781785781896
    Title: 50 Greatest Musical Places
    Author: WOODS SARAH

    Music forms a backdrop to everything we do. More and more of us are spurred on to travel to pay homage to the music that we love - from pop pilgrimages to iconic music venues, trailblazing studios and RIP rock memorials where devotees flock to pay their R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

    The 50 Greatest Musical Placeshas gathered together a fascinating variety of places inextricably linked with some of the most momentous songwriters, musicians, music moguls, composers and rock legends the world has ever known. Places where songs were written, groups were formed, music superstars were born, tragic lives were lost and extraordinary talent is cherished.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 50 Licks: Myths & Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones
    50 Licks: Myths & Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones
    ISBN: 9781408833827
    Title: 50 Licks: Myths & Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones
    Author: FORNATALE PETER

    On July 12, 1962, London's Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song - The Rolling Stones. They were a hard-edged band with a flair for the dramatic, styling themselves as the devil's answer to the sainted Beatles.A young, inexperienced producer named Andrew Loog Oldham first heard the band at a session he remembers with four words: 'I fell in love.' Though unfamiliar with such basic industry practices as mixing a recording, he made a brilliant decision - he pitched the band to a studio that had passed on the Beatles. Afraid to make the same mistake twice, they signed the Stones, and began a history-making career.This is just one of the 50 classic stories that make up50 Licks. Many are never-before told, some are from exclusive interviews - including with elusive bassist Bill Wyman - and all are illustrated and told by the people who lived them.Half a century on, the Rolling Stones are still the greatest band working. And this is the book to commemorate their unparalleled achievement in rock music.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ Icons
    50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ Icons
    ISBN: 9781784881504
    Title: 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ Icons
    Author: LARNACH-JONES WILL

    Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queer Musicians Who Changed the World is a tribute to queer ground breakers who changed the face of music and popular culture.

    LGBTQ musicians have been pushing for change since the 1920s, with singers such as Bessie Smith crooning about same-sex liaisons almost 100 years ago - long before Frankie Goes to Hollywood were telling everyone to 'Relax'. This book is a celebration of artists who became icons, and broke new ground through song. From legendary figures such as Freddie Mercury, Little Richard, and George Michael, to bands like Bronski Beat, The Scissor Sisters, The XX, and The Petshop Boys, and more contemporary figures including Frank Ocean, Beth Ditto, and Rufus Wainright, these are the people who made an unforgettable impact. Elegantly illustrated and packaged, these stories make utterly inspirational reading.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00

    $23.00
  • 50 Years of Rolling Stone: the Music, Politics & People that Changed Our Culture
    50 Years of Rolling Stone: the Music, Politics & People that Changed Our Culture
    ISBN: 9781419724466
    Title: 50 Years of Rolling Stone: the Music, Politics & People that Changed Our Culture
    Author: WENNER JANN S

    For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and--above all--music. This landmark book documents the magazine's rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography. From the 1960s to the present day, the book offers a decade-by-decade exploration of American music and history. Interviews with rock legends--Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen, and more--appear alongside iconic photographs by Baron Wolman, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, and other leading image-makers. With feature articles, excerpts, and exposes by such quintessential writers as Hunter S. Thompson, Matt Taibbi, and David Harris, this book is an irresistible and essential keepsake of the magazine that has defined American music for generations of readers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • 500 of the Greatest Songs of All Time: Volume 01 61 Selections
    500 of the Greatest Songs of All Time: Volume 01 61 Selections
    ISBN: 9780739052204
    Title: 500 of the Greatest Songs of All Time: Volume 01 61 Selections
    Author: ROLLING STONE

    Sixty-one of the best songs of the rock era, all chosen from Rolling Stone(R) magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." The book covers 61 classic songs spanning 1954 to the late 1960s all arranged to include all important guitar parts and yet remain easily playable.
    Songs include: 96 Tears * All Along the Watchtower * All I Have to Do Is Dream * Be-Bop-A-Lula * Blowin' in the Wind * Born to Be Wild * Both Sides, Now * The Boxer * Bye Bye Love * A Change Is Gonna Come * Dance to the Music * Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood * Eight Miles High * Everyday People * For What It's Worth * Gimme Some Lovin' * Gloria * God Only Knows * Great Balls of Fire * Heartbreak Hotel * Help * Higher and Higher * Honky Tonk Women * Hound Dog * House of the Rising Sun * I Can See for Miles * I Got a Woman * I Got You Babe * I Want to Hold Your Hand * In the Midnight Hour * Jumpin' Jack Flash * The Letter * Like a Rolling Stone * Maybellene * Mr. Tambourine Man * Mustang Sally * My Generation * Mystery Train * Papa's Got a Brand New Bag * People Get Ready * Piece of My Heart * Ring of Fire * Rock Around the Clock * Runaway * Satisfaction * Soul Man * The Sound of Silence * Spoonful * Stand By Me * Subterranean Homesick Blues * Summertime Blues * Sunshine of Your Love * Sympathy for the Devil * That's All Right * Wake Up Little Susie * The Wanderer * The Weight * What'd I Say * White Room * A Whiter Shade of Pale * Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • 500 of the Greatest Songs of All Time: Volume 2 67 Selections
    500 of the Greatest Songs of All Time: Volume 2 67 Selections
    ISBN: 9780739052211
    Title: 500 of the Greatest Songs of All Time: Volume 2 67 Selections
    Author: ROLLING STONE

    Sixty-seven of the best songs of the rock era, all chosen from Rolling StoneA(R) magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The book covers 67 classic songs spanning the classic rock era to the modern rock era all arranged to include all important guitar parts and yet remain easily playable.
    Songs Include: Alison * Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 * Back in Black * Bad Moon Rising * Beat It * Billie Jean * Bitter Sweet Symphony * Bizarre Love Triangle * Black Dog * Blitzkrieg Bop * Born in the U.S.A. * Born to Run * The Boys of Summer * Brown Sugar * Come Together * Comfortably Numb * Fake Plastic Trees * Family Affair * Fast Car * Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine * Gimme Shelter * Go Your Own Way * God Save the Queen * Good Times * Graceland * Heartbreaker * Highway to Hell * Hotel California * I Wanna Be Sedated * Into the Mystic * Iron Man * Kashmir * Knocking on Heaven's Door * Layla * Like a Prayer * Lola * London Calling * Losing My Religion * Lust for Life * Maggie May * Moondance * No Woman, No Cry * Paradise City * Paranoid * Paranoid Android * (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding? * Personality Crisis * Radio Free Europe * (Donat Fear) the Reaper * Respect * Sheena Is a Punk Rocker * Should I Stay or Should I Go * Spirit in the Sky * Stairway to Heaven * Stayina Alive * Sweet Child O' Mine * Tangled Up in Blue * Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) * Thunder Road * Walk on the Wild Side * Welcome to the Jungle * Whatas Going On * Whipping Post * Whole Lotta Love * Wild Horses * Wish You Were Here * You Can't Always Get What You Want.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • 90s the Inside Stories from the Decade that Rocked
    90s the Inside Stories from the Decade that Rocked
    ISBN: 9780061779213
    Title: 90s the Inside Stories from the Decade that Rocked
    Author: ROLLING STONE

    At no time since the rock & roll explosion of the 1960s did music matter more than in the 1990s-the decade of grunge, gangsta rap and Britney Spears. The Nineties might have kicked off with Vanilla Ice, but music changed forever the following year when Nirvana's ""Smells Like Teen Spirit"" exploded onto the airwaves, giving birth to the alternative nation. The decade spawned dozens of new stars (Pearl Jam, Eminem, Dave Matthews, Christina Aguilera and Jay-Z among them); top artists from U2 to Madonna made their most adventurous records; and hip-hop icons Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls met violent ends. Rolling Stone was there to tell all those stories and more-and The '90s collects the best of them: the last major interview with Kurt Cobain, conducted by David Fricke three months before the Nirvana singer took his life in 1994; Jonathan Gold's 1993 trip to Compton to check in with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre; Carrie Fisher's intimate one-on-one with Madonna following her 1991 film, Truth or Dare; Kim Neely partying with a riot-starting Guns n' Roses in 1991; Anthony Bozza riding along with an Ecstasy-gobbling Eminem in 1999; and, that same year, Steven Daly's visit to the bedroom of a teenage Britney Spears. Packed with over fifty stories, portraits by the biggest names in photography including Mark Seliger, David LaChapelle and Steven Meisel, and a guide to the decade's hundred greatest albums, The '90s is a definitive look back at the decade that rocked.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Abba Songs: Legendary Piano Series
    Abba Songs: Legendary Piano Series
    ISBN: 9781849389600
    Title: Abba Songs: Legendary Piano Series
    Author: MUSIC SALES

    This lavishly produced volume is the ultimate collection of songs by Abba. Carefully selected, meticulously transcribed and beautifully presented, these songs represent some of the greatest songs ever written by one of the world's most renowned bands. Individually numbered, luxuriously bound with a unique, flocked and embossed design and an exquisite presentation box, Abba Songs will be treasured for years to come as a book to play from, read and re-read. Songs include: Dancing Queen; The Day Before You Came; Does Your Mother Know; Fernando; I Have A Dream; Knowing Me, Knowing You; Mamma Mia; Money Money Money; The Name of the Game; S.O.S.; Super Trouper and Waterloo.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Abba the Treasures
    Abba the Treasures
    ISBN: 9781780974941
    Title: Abba the Treasures
    Author: PALM CARL MAGNUS

    With its irresistible brand of pop, ABBA was the band that made dancing queens groove, the group that never met its Waterloo, the winner that took it all. They outsold and outperformed all their rivals throughout the 1970s, inspired a hit show that's run for decades, and served as the soundtrack for beloved movies. This magnificent tribute, written by the director of the ABBA Museum in Stockholm, takes an intimate, humorous look at the iconic quartet. In addition to brand-new interviews with all four members and backstage staff who have rarely if ever spoken about their work, it features never-before-seen images and removable facsimile memorabilia--including diaries, lyrics, a hand-written set list, and more. Every fan will treasure this unique volume

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Abba: the Official Photo Book
    Abba: the Official Photo Book
    ISBN: 9781742707365
    Title: Abba: the Official Photo Book
    Author: KARLSSON PETTER

    This is the first complete and authorized official visual history of ABBA, one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century.
    ABBA has sold a stunning 400 million records, and in some markets has even surpassed the Beatles. This first and only official book on ABBA was created with the full cooperation of the band members themselves and containing more than 600 rare and heretofore unseen images from throughout the band s career. Publishing with the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest, which is what put the band on the map, publication is being synchronized worldwide to great media attention. With a foreword and commentary throughout the book by the band s four members, this is truly the complete story of one of the most popular bands of all time."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Abbey Road: the Best Studio in the World
    Abbey Road: the Best Studio in the World
    ISBN: 9781408832417
    Title: Abbey Road: the Best Studio in the World
    Author: LAWRENCE ALISTAIR

    The first photographic celebration of the most famous recording studio in the world, publishing in its 80th year. Unprecedented access to the Abbey Road archive - from Edward Elgar to the Beatles, Kate Bush to Elbow the most famous artists in the world have recorded here. This gorgeous book includes material on the artists, the engineers, the technology and the history of Abbey Raod. It's an incredible document of cultural history, for anyone who values music and how it's made.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Abbey Road: the Best Studio in the World
    Abbey Road: the Best Studio in the World
    ISBN: 9781408884201
    Title: Abbey Road: the Best Studio in the World
    Author: LAWRENCE ALISTAIR

    The first photographic celebration of the most famous recording studio in the world, publishing in its 80th year. Unprecedented access to the Abbey Road archive - from Edward Elgar to the Beatles, Kate Bush to Elbow the most famous artists in the world have recorded here. This gorgeous book includes material on the artists, the engineers, the technology and the history of Abbey Road.
    Published: June 2016

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Absolute Beginners Keyboard (book & Dvd)
    Absolute Beginners Keyboard (book & Dvd)
    ISBN: 9780825619236
    Title: Absolute Beginners Keyboard (book & Dvd)
    Author: MUSIC SALES

    Absolute Beginners has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you play your keyboard.

    In one great book you get a look and learn course that uses video instruction and clear pictures instead of long explanations.

    Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know to get you playing, fast!

    Video and audio tracks on the DVD to show you how things should sound plus full length accompaniment tracks to play along with.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • Absolutely on Music: Conversations With Seiji Ozawa
    Absolutely on Music: Conversations With Seiji Ozawa
    ISBN: 9781846559181
    Title: Absolutely on Music: Conversations With Seiji Ozawa
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI & OZAWA SEIJI & RUBIN JAY


    âe~My only purpose in this book was for me, as a music lover, to have a discussion of music with the musician Seiji Ozawa that was as open and honest as possible. I simply wanted to bring out the ways that each of us (though on vastly different levels) is dedicated to music.'


    Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and 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 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 two maestros.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
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