• 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
  • Ac Dc: Thunder from Down Under With Dvd
    Ac Dc: Thunder from Down Under With Dvd
    ISBN: 9780993017063
    Title: Ac Dc: Thunder from Down Under With Dvd
    Author: ANON

    This Illustrated Limited Edition hardback book together with four DVD's provides an insight into the unique journey of one of the most ground breaking hard rock groups of all time AC/DC. This hardback book set draws together a team of AC/DC insiders to review the legacy of probably the best hard rock band the world has ever seen. With candid interviews from Bon Scott and Angus Young, the book also features a chronology of the band and a comprehensive track-by-track analysis of AC/DC's studio albums from 1975 - 2000. AC/DC The Thunder from Down Under is accompanied by four companion DVDs. This powerful series of films draw together a team of leading critics and working musicians to review the legacy of probably the best hard rock band the world has ever seen.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • AC/DC Album by Album
    AC/DC Album by Album
    ISBN: 9780760353745
    Title: AC/DC Album by Album
    Author: POPOFF MARTIN

    Formed in 1973, AC/DC became one of the most popular and bestselling bands in rock history with their no-frills approach to loud, heavy, and sweat-drenched blues-based rock music. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band's discography by moderating in-depth and entertaining conversations about all 16 of AC/DC's studio albums, every page illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography and rare memorabilia.

    Popoff gathers 20 rock journalists and authors who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique history of the band, covering everything from early lineups; the role played by the Youngs' older brother, George; the songwriting and legendary antics of original vocalist Bon Scott; the mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs; the debut of singer Brian Johnson on the band's mega breakthrough, Back in Black; the band's fallow 1980s and 1990s resurgence; and later difficulties, such as Malcolm's onset of dementia and the legal problems of drummer Phil Rudd.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Ac/dc's Highway to Hell
    Ac/dc's Highway to Hell
    ISBN: 9781441190284
    Title: Ac/dc's Highway to Hell
    Author: BONOMO JOE

    Released in 1979, AC/DC's Highway To Hell was the infamous last album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980. Officially chalked up to "Death by Misadventure," Scott's demise has forever secured the album's reputation as a partying primer and a bible for lethal behavior, branding the album with the fun chaos of alcoholic excess and its flip side, early death. The best songs on Highway To Hell achieve Sonic Platonism, translating rock & roll's transcendent ideals in stomping, dual-guitar and eighth-note bass riffing, a Paleolithic drum bed, and insanely, recklessly odd but fun vocals.

    Joe Bonomo strikes a three-chord essay on the power of adolescence, the durability of rock & roll fandom, and the transformative properties of memory. Why does Highway To Hell matter to anyone beyond non-ironic teenagers? Blending interviews, analysis, and memoir with a fan's perspective, Highway To Hell dramatizes and celebrates a timeless album that one critic said makes "disaster sound like the best fun in the world."

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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • AC/DC: For Those About to Rock
    AC/DC: For Those About to Rock
    ISBN: 9781743794883
    Title: AC/DC: For Those About to Rock
    Author: ELLIOTT PAUL

    To millions of fans AC/DC will always be the greatest hard rock band of them all. From their formation in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC have made the most visceral and single-minded rock, and inspired generations of rock icons from Def Leppard to Guns N’ Roses and Metallica.

    The basic blueprint laid down in their early albums with Bon Scott – hard, no-nonsense, riff-driven rock’n’roll – has served them well with more than 200 million records sold, including the best-selling rock album of all time – Back in Black.
    Illustrated with more than 200 photographs acclaimed rock writer, Paul Elliott documents AC/DC’s career from backstory to their latest album, 2014’s Rock Or Bust, offering real insight into the band’s enduring success and rise to rock royalty.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Access All Areas: Hard Rock Stories from the Road
    Access All Areas: Hard Rock Stories from the Road
    ISBN: 9780306825231
    Title: Access All Areas: Hard Rock Stories from the Road
    Author: IAN SCOTT

    Entertaining, crazy, and hilarious stories from Scott Ian of Anthrax

    Scott Ian, famous for cofounding legendary thrash metal band Anthrax and only slightly less so for his iconic beard, has done and seen a lot in his decades of touring. Those of you who have read Scott's memoir I'm the Man may know the history of the band, but Access All Areas divulges all the zany, bizarre, funny, and captivating tales of what went on when the band wasn't busy crafting chart-topping albums.

    In his more than thirty years immersed in the hard rock scene, Scott has witnessed haunting acts of depravity backstage, punched a legendary musician, been a bouncer at an exclusive night club, guest-starred with Anthrax on Married with Children, invaded a fellow rock star's home, played poker professionally, gone on a non-date with a certain material girl, appeared on The Walking Dead, and much more.

    Access All Areas allows its readers to do just that. With humor, candor, hindsight, and writing chops that would make Stephen King jealous (nope, not even on Bizarro world), Scott Ian takes his fans along for the ride at all the parties, hot spots, and behind-the-scenes shenanigans they will never hear about from anyone else. And none of it would have happened without a bit of divine inspiration from KISS. (No, seriously. Read chapter two.) Best of all, Scott seemingly lacks the ability to be embarrassed, making Access All Areas howlingly funny, self-deprecating, and every bit as brash and brazen as one would expect from one of the original architects of speed metal.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • According to the Rolling Stones
    According to the Rolling Stones
    ISBN: 9780753818442
    Title: According to the Rolling Stones
    Author: JAGGER MICK ET AL

    'The definitive story of the Rolling Stones' HEAT In this remarkable book, the Stones themselves reveal the story behind the legend, getting right to the heart of what makes the group tick. It's the band's-eye view of their history, punctuated by pithy comments on album and single releases, on memorable performances and on the ups and downs of their private world, and also includes stunning illustrations, many from their own personal archives. The book begins with their roots and what brought them together. It then charts their rise from playing in tiny clubs to their success as 'the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world'. They describe how their music has evolved and how it has changed their lives. 'It wasn't so much a question of being a wizard on the guitar. You also had to be quite a magician to live with the Stones' Ronnie Wood

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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
  • Africa Speaks, America Answers Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times
    Africa Speaks, America Answers Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times
    ISBN: 9780674046245
    Title: Africa Speaks, America Answers Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times
    Author: KELLEY ROBIN D G

    In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, pianist Randy Weston and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik celebrated with song the revolutions spreading across Africa. In Ghana and South Africa, drummer Guy Warren and vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin fused local musical forms with the dizzying innovations of modern jazz. These four were among hundreds of musicians in the 1950s and 60s who forged connections between jazz and Africa that definitively reshaped both their music and the world.

    Each artist identified in particular ways with Africa s struggle for liberation and made music dedicated to, or inspired by, demands for independence and self-determination. That music was the wild, boundary-breaking exultation of modern jazz. The result was an abundance of conversation, collaboration, and tension between African and African American musicians during the era of decolonization. This collective biography demonstrates how modern Africa reshaped jazz, how modern jazz helped form a new African identity, and how musical convergences and crossings altered politics and culture on both continents.

    In a crucial moment when freedom electrified the African diaspora, these black artists sought one another out to create new modes of expression. Documenting individuals and places, from Lagos to Chicago, from New York to Cape Town, Robin Kelley gives us a meditation on modernity: we see innovation not as an imposition from the West but rather as indigenous, multilingual, and messy, the result of innumerable exchanges across a breadth of cultures."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00

    $43.00
  • 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
  • Alfred's Drum Method, Bk 1
    Alfred's Drum Method, Bk 1
    ISBN: 9780882847931
    Title: Alfred's Drum Method, Bk 1
    Author: FELDSTEIN SANDY & BLACK DAVE

    Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 (of 2) is the ideal teaching tool to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. This best-selling book contains 80 pages of excellent sequential instruction covering rudimental studies, roll studies, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique, as well as 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. This title is available through SmartMusic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • All the Mad Men: Barrett Bowie Drake the Floyd the Kinks the Who & the Journey to the Dark Side of English Rock
    All the Mad Men: Barrett Bowie Drake the Floyd the Kinks the Who & the Journey to the Dark Side of English Rock
    ISBN: 9781849018807
    Title: All the Mad Men: Barrett Bowie Drake the Floyd the Kinks the Who & the Journey to the Dark Side of English Rock
    Author: HEYLIN CLINTON

    By the end of 1968 The Beatles were far too busy squabbling with each other, while The Stones had simply stopped making music; English Rock was coming to an end. All the Mad Men tells the story of six stars that travelled to edge of sanity in the years following the summer of love: Pete Townshend, Ray Davies, Peter Green, Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, and David Bowie. The book charts how they made some of the most seminal rock music ever recorded: Pink Moon; Ziggy Stardust; Quadrophenia; Dark Side of the Moon; Muswell Hillbillies - and how some of them could not make it back from the brink. The extraordinary story of how English Rock went mad and found itself

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • All the Madmen: Barrett, Bowie, Drake, the Floyd, the Kinks, the Who & the Journey to the Dark Side of English Rock
    All the Madmen: Barrett, Bowie, Drake, the Floyd, the Kinks, the Who & the Journey to the Dark Side of English Rock
    ISBN: 9781780335537
    Title: All the Madmen: Barrett, Bowie, Drake, the Floyd, the Kinks, the Who & the Journey to the Dark Side of English Rock
    Author: HEYLIN CLINTON

    By the end of 1968 The Beatles were far too busy squabbling with each other, while The Stones had simply stopped making music; English Rock was coming to an end. All the Mad Men tells the story of six stars that travelled to edge of sanity in the years following the summer of love: Pete Townshend, Ray Davies, Peter Green, Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, and David Bowie. The book charts how they made some of the most seminal rock music ever recorded: Pink Moon; Ziggy Stardust; Quadrophenia; Dark Side of the Moon; Muswell Hillbillies - and how some of them could not make it back from the brink. The extraordinary story of how English Rock went mad and found itself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • All the Songs: the Story Behind Every Beatles Release
    All the Songs: the Story Behind Every Beatles Release
    ISBN: 9781579129521
    Title: All the Songs: the Story Behind Every Beatles Release
    Author: GUESDON JEAN-MICHEL & MARGOTIN PHILLIPE

    Musical historians Phillippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon delve deep into the history and musical origins of every Beatles album, recounting the circumstances that led to the composition of each song, the recording process and the instruments used. This intimate and revealing look at the music of The Beatles draws on decades of research. For example, readers learn that one of John Lennon's favourite guitars was a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he bought for GBP100 in 1960 in Hamburg.

    He had it painted black and used it on the Ed Sullivan Show and in the Hollywood Bowl concerts. It now belongs to his son Sean. Readers will also get an inside look at each song's recording.

    Love Me Do was recorded in Abbey Road Studios in September 1962. The song took 18 takes to get right, though it was one of the first songs John and Paul had written together. John was originally supposed to sing lead vocals, but when George Martin suggested adding a harmonica, Paul took over as lead.

    Stories of performances are also included throughout, like when the Beatles played I Want to Hold Your Hand on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't turned on, so viewers only heard Paul singing. Hundreds of photographs range from rare black-and-white publicity stills to images of Beatles instruments to intimate shots of the musicians in the studios.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • All Tomorrows Pictures
    All Tomorrows Pictures
    ISBN: 9781900300537
    Title: All Tomorrows Pictures
    Author: ICA


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
    $69.00
  • All You Need to Know About the Music Business
    All You Need to Know About the Music Business
    ISBN: 9780670918867
    Title: All You Need to Know About the Music Business
    Author: PASSMAN DONALD


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • All You Need to Know About the Music Business
    All You Need to Know About the Music Business
    ISBN: 9781439153017
    Title: All You Need to Know About the Music Business
    Author: PASSMAN DONALD S

    'The industry bible'& Los Angeles Times& In recent years the music industry has changed profoundly. Everyone in the business has had to adapt to the new filesharing technology, whether they're a record-company executive or a creative artist.No one understands the industry and the changes it's undergone better than lawyer Donald Passman. For twenty years All You Need to Know about the Music Business has offered detailed advice to artists and executives, novices and experts alike on how to thrive in these volatile times.This completely revised seventh edition sets out recent developments in record deals, copyright, new technologies and film music. It also offers unique advice on how to navigate your way through the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, merchandizing and performing. So whether you're a newcomer or an established professional musician, All You Need to Know about the Music Business is an essential companion.'Required reading for anyone planning or enduring a career in the biz'& Rolling Stone& 'An easy-to-understand overview of the complicated music business'& Randy Newman'I highly recommend Don's book ... an indispensable work'& Quincy JonesSEVENTH EDITION

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • All You Need to Know About the Music Business 8ed
    All You Need to Know About the Music Business 8ed
    ISBN: 9780241001639
    Title: All You Need to Know About the Music Business 8ed
    Author: PASSMAN DONALD S.

    In recent years the music industry has changed profoundly. Everyone in the business has had to adapt to the new filesharing technology, whether they're a record-company executive or a creative artist.No one understands the industry and the changes it's undergone better than lawyer Donald Passman. For twenty years All You Need to Know about the Music Business has offered detailed advice to artists and executives, novices and experts alike on how to thrive in these volatile times.This completely revised seventh edition sets out recent developments in record deals, copyright, new technologies and film music. It also offers unique advice on how to navigate your way through the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, merchandizing and performing. So whether you're a newcomer or an established professional musician, All You Need to Know about the Music Business is an essential companion.'The industry bible.' Los Angeles Times'Required reading for anyone planning or enduring a career in the biz.' Rolling Stone 'An easy-to-understand overview of the complicated music business.' Randy Newman'I highly recommend Don's book . . . an indispensable work.' Quincy JonesSeventh Edition

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • American Epic: When Music Gave America Her Voice
    American Epic: When Music Gave America Her Voice
    ISBN: 9781501135606
    Title: American Epic: When Music Gave America Her Voice
    Author: WALD ELIJAH & MCMAHON BERNARD

    The companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music-blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American-without which there would be no jazz, rock, country R&B, or hip hop today.

    Jack White, T. Bone Burnett, and Robert Redford have teamed up to executive produce American Epic, a historical music project exploring the pivotal recording journeys of the early twentieth century, which for the first time captured the breadth of American music and made it available to the world. It was, in a very real way, the first time America truly heard herself.

    In the 1920s and 1930s, as radio took over the pop music business, record companies were forced to leave their studios in major cities in search of new styles and markets. Ranging the mountains, prairies, rural villages, and urban ghettos of America, they discovered a wealth of unexpected talent-farmers, laborers, and ethnic minorities playing styles that blended the intertwining strands of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. These recordings form the bedrock for modern music as we know it, but during the Depression many record companies went out of business and more than ninety percent of the fragile 78 rpm discs were destroyed. Fortunately, thanks to the continuing efforts of cultural detectives and record devotees, the stories of America's earliest musicians can finally be told.

    Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, who directed and produced the documentary with American musician Duke Erikson, spent years traveling around the US in search of recollections of those musical pioneers. Their fascinating account, written with the assistance of prize-winning author Elijah Wald, continues the journey of the series and features additional stories, never-before-seen photographs, and unearthed artwork. It also contains contributions from many of the musicians who participated including Taj Mahal, Nas, Willie Nelson, and Steve Martin, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible journey across America.

    American Epic is an extraordinary testament to our country's musical roots, the transformation of our culture, and the artists who gave us modern popular music.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Anarchy Tour
    Anarchy Tour
    ISBN: 9781780383996
    Title: Anarchy Tour
    Author: O'SHEA MICK

    Author Mick O'Shea has interviewed members of the bands, managers, roadies and audience members in order to tell the tale of this iconic tour.

    In December 1976, a coach drove off down a London street.& On board were the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Heartbreakers and their respective management while The Damned, who were also on the bill, were traveling separately.

    The Anarchy in the UK Tour should have been just another rock 'n roll tour, and surely would have been had it not been for The Sex Pistols' anarchic antics on the Today show two days earlier.& What should have been a inconsequential three-minute interview to plug the tour descended into farce when the show's host Bill Grundy goaded the Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones into saying something outrageous.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Anatomy of a Song
    Anatomy of a Song
    ISBN: 9781611855258
    Title: Anatomy of a Song
    Author: MYERS MARC


    Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits transcend commercial value, touching a generation of listeners and altering the direction of music. In Anatomy of a Song, writer and music historian Marc Myers tells the stories behind fifty rock, pop, R&B, country and reggae hits through intimate interviews with the artists who wrote and recorded them.


    Hits range from Lloyd Price's 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' to Pearl Jam's 'Go' and include oral histories with Mick Jagger, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, Loretta Lynn, the Clash, Elvis Costello, Ron Isley, Roger Waters, Jimmy Cliff and many more.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Anatomy of a Song: the Inside Story Behind 50 Iconic Hits
    Anatomy of a Song: the Inside Story Behind 50 Iconic Hits
    ISBN: 9781611856194
    Title: Anatomy of a Song: the Inside Story Behind 50 Iconic Hits
    Author: MYERS MARC


    Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits transcend commercial value, touching a generation of listeners and altering the direction of music. In Anatomy of a Song, writer and music historian Marc Myers tells the stories behind fifty rock, pop, R&B, country and reggae hits through intimate interviews with the artists who wrote and recorded them.


    Hits range from Lloyd Price's 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' to Pearl Jam's 'Go' and include oral histories with Mick Jagger, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, Loretta Lynn, the Clash, Elvis Costello, Ron Isley, Roger Waters, Jimmy Cliff and many more.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Angelina Ballerina
    Angelina Ballerina
    ISBN: 9780140568615
    Title: Angelina Ballerina
    Author: HOLABIRD KATHARINE

    Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants more than anything else to become a ballerina. She dances all the time - even when she's supposed to be doing chores or getting ready for school. Her parents are in despair. Then one day they think of a plan that changes Angelina's life and makes her the happiest mouse in the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Anthology of Rap
    Anthology of Rap
    ISBN: 9780300141900
    Title: Anthology of Rap
    Author: BRADLEY ADAM ED & DUBOIS ANDREW ED

    From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In The Anthology of Rap,editors Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois demonstrate that rap is also a wide-reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes. This pioneering anthology brings together more than three hundred lyrics written over thirty years, from the ""old school"" to the ""golden age"" to the present day. Rather than aim for encyclopedic coverage, Bradley and DuBois render through examples the richness and diversity of rap's poetic tradition. They feature both classic lyrics that helped define the genre, including Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's ""The Message"" and Eric B. & Rakim's ""Microphone Fiend,"" as well as lesser-known gems like Blackalicious's ""Alphabet Aerobics"" and Jean Grae's ""Hater's Anthem."" Both a fan's guide and a resource for the uninitiated, The Anthology of Rapshowcases the inventiveness and vitality of rap's lyrical art. The volume also features an overview of rap poetics and the forces that shaped each period in rap's historical development, as well as a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and afterwords by Chuck D and Common. Enter the Anthologyto experience the full range of rap's artistry and discover a rich poetic tradition hiding in plain sight.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going)
    Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going)
    ISBN: 9781788701518
    Title: Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going)
    Author: GALLAGHER NOEL

    'I've been on six-week tours of America and it breaks you open, but to do it straight off the bat, in the middle of winter, with three new girls... I was thinking, If we survive this, it'll be a miracle... but it was the best time we've ever had.' The first official book from Noel Gallagher, this is the behind-the-scenes story of his biggest ever solo tour and the making of the critically acclaimed album Who Built The Moon? Join Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds as they embark on the Stranded On The Earth world tour - a phenomenal year-long journey around the globe, taking in dates across the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Europe and Southeast Asia. With photography by Sharon Latham, who was granted unprecedented access, this fully illustrated book documents life on the road for one of the world's most successful artists; featuring unseen images and candid interviews with Noel and the band.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume Ii
    Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume Ii
    ISBN: 9781623568900
    Title: Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume Ii
    Author: WEIDENBAUM MARC

    Extravagantly opaque, willfully vaporous -- Aphex Twin's" Selected Ambient Works Volume II," released by the estimable British label Warp Records in 1994, rejuvenated ambient music for the Internet Age that was just dawning. In the United States, it was his first full length on Sire Records (home to Madonna and Depeche Mode), which helped usher in Richard D. James, for whom Aphex Twin is but one of numerous monikers, as a major force in music, electronic or otherwise.Faithful to Brian Eno's definition of ambient music, "Selected Ambient Works Volume II" was intentionally functional: it furnished chill out rooms, the sanctuaries amid intense raves. Choreographers and film directors began to employ it to their own ends, and in the intervening decades this background music came to the fore, adapted by classical composers who reverse-engineer its fragile textures for performance on acoustic instruments. Simultaneously, "ambient" has moved from esoteric sound art to central tenet of online culture. This book contends that despite a reputation for being beat-less, the album exudes percussive curiosity, providing a sonic metaphor for our technologically mediated era of countless synchronized nanosecond metronomes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
    Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
    ISBN: 9781847082565
    Title: Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
    Author: HOMANS JENNIFER

    This is a history of ballet by a dancer turned historian and critic. It begins in the courts of Europe, where ballet was a form of aristocratic etiquette and a political event as much as it was an art.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres
    Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres
    ISBN: 9780062688880
    Title: Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres
    Author: KING IAN


    Part reference book, part history, and part road map to the connectivity of popular music, this book is a must for all rock 'n' roll fans as it brings together a compilation of over two hundred genres of rock music--an entertaining, enlightening, knotty family tree of America's favorite musical genre.


    In the six decades since rock 'n' roll stole America's soul, the single genre has produced over two hundred sub-genres. The days of being able to walk in to a Tower Records and seek out recommendations from an aloof, all-knowing staffer has been relegated to a long-lost Generation X paradise preserved in John Hughes films. From iTunes to Spotify, listeners now regularly turn to algorithms instead of human advice to develop relationships with the music they love.


    The essential companion for any rock lover's collection--be it on vinyl or Spotify playlists--Appetite for Definition breaks down algorithms into their human stories and interconnected histories. It provides and pulls up recommendations from a deeper well of consideration and gives you the tools to do the same. Operating on a macro level it surveys the myriad microlevel movements into an accessible map that readers can use to navigate the vast, craggy terrain of rock music and take their rock knowledge--whether casual or obsessive--to the next level.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Arrl Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs
    Arrl Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs
    ISBN: 9780872595965
    Title: Arrl Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs
    Author: GRUBER MIKE ET AL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Art of Classic Rock
    Art of Classic Rock
    ISBN: 9781847960290
    Title: Art of Classic Rock
    Author: ROTH ROB & GRUSHKIN PAUL

    For forty years Rob Roth has collected rare examples of rock tour posters, advertising posters, rock memorabilia, original artwork and items of merchandise. His spectacular collection is so vast that it has never all been put on public display but when visitors to his spacious New York loft apartment - visitors like Elton John and Alice Cooper - caught a glimpse of some of the material Rob has collected over the years, they were amazed and urged him to let rock fans see the dazzling array of artefacts from the 70s and 80s. For many, the images lovingly catalogued in the pages of this book will evoke nostalgic memories of the blazing lights, drifting smoke and all-pervading audio power of the rock concerts of their youth. It is also, however, a lavishly produced presentation of some of the most vivid and exciting artwork from the rock world featuring bands such as The Rolling Stones, Queen, Pink Floyd, The Who, Led Zeppelin and every other major rock act of the era. Each section of the book features a particular band covering different tours and different albums to show how design and graphic styles changed and to provide an overview of rock history from the period. An introduction to the section puts the images in context, outlining the stage the bands and acts had reached in their development and discussing the art and artists. Each piece that is portrayed carries a caption describing exactly what it is, while items with a particular story to tell are accompanied by longer, more detailed texts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art of Godmachine
    Art of Godmachine
    ISBN: 9780992836603
    Title: Art of Godmachine
    Author: GODMACHINE

    A true original that bleeds passion with every stroke. Godmachine is a powerhouse. This lavishly produced art book is the first ever collection of the unique and ground breaking art of one of the UKs leading cult artists. The book showcases many of his best art pieces, sketches and through many quotes taken from interviews the book gives insight into the mind and humour of the artist himself. In The Art of Godmachine you will see the artist who is at the peak of his powers and who is revered by his contemporaries. This book will inspire you and its power will stay with you.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Art of Gothic
    Art of Gothic
    ISBN: 9781783052639
    Title: Art of Gothic
    Author: SCHARF NATASHA

    Dressed head-to-toe in black, often with extreme make-up, the gothic look has been a popular one since the 1980s. Gothic art is about more than just album covers and ephemera; its about fashion, book jackets, cinematography, computer graphics, and fine arts. And its influence frequently seeps through into mainstream culture. This book presents a collection of gothic photographs and artwork.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Art of Metal
    Art of Metal
    ISBN: 9781783050420
    Title: Art of Metal
    Author: DOME MALCOM

    Spanning the entire 50 year history of metal, this book showcases 400 of the finest examples of metal poster and cover art. It also contains special features on groups and artists and an introduction to each metal sub-genre.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Art of Mindful Singing: Notes on Finding Your Voice
    Art of Mindful Singing: Notes on Finding Your Voice
    ISBN: 9781782404194
    Title: Art of Mindful Singing: Notes on Finding Your Voice
    Author: DION JEREMY

    The Art of Mindful Singing is an enlightening insight into how we can all experience well-being through the meditative beauty and power of music. Jeremy Dion explores how singing can create a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us through& its sacred notes of melody, bliss, and joy.&

    Through personal anecdote and expert insight, he reveals how mindful singing provides a pathway to experiencing flow, a pure psychological state of bliss. Alongside practical meditations, we realize how releasing our voices is a universal, healing chord to promoting harmony and meaning in modern life.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Art of Movement: NYC Dance Project
    Art of Movement: NYC Dance Project
    ISBN: 9780316318587
    Title: Art of Movement: NYC Dance Project
    Author: ORY DEBORAH & BROWAR KEN

    A stunning celebration of movement and dance in hundreds of breathtaking photographs of more than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Ballet, and many more.
    "The Art of Movement" is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there's a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them.
    Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. "The Art of Movement" is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.
    Ken Browar is a renowned fashion and beauty photographer whose work has appeared in "Vogue," "Elle," "Marie Claire," and many other European fashion magazines. His passion for dance began when he lived in Paris and photographed dancers for the Paris Opera Ballet. Deborah Ory has been a dancer since age seven. She began her photography career while injured as a dancer, photographing rehearsals. She has worked as a photo editor at "House & Garden" and "Mirabella," and has shot editorial work for "Self," "Health," "Martha Stewart Living," and "Real Simple." Browar and Ory are the creative team behind NYC Dance Project. NYC Dance Project's work has been featured in magazines worldwide including "Harper's Bazaar," "Vogue Italia," "L'Uomo Vogue," and "Glamour."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Art of Music Production
    Art of Music Production
    ISBN: 9780199921744
    Title: Art of Music Production
    Author: BURGESS RICHARD JAMES

    Now in its fourth edition, The Art of Music Production has established itself as the definitive guide to the art and business of music production and a primary teaching tool for college programs. It is the first book to comprehensively analyze and describe the non-technical role of the music producer. Author Richard James Burgess lays out the complex field of music production by defining the several distinct roles that fall under the rubric of music producer. In this completely updated and revised fourth edition of a book already lauded as "the most comprehensive guide to record production ever published," Burgess has expanded and refined the types of producers, bringing them fully up to date. The first part of the book outlines the underlying theory of the art of music production. The second part focuses on the practical aspects of the job including training, getting into the business, day-to-day responsibilities, potential earnings, managers, lawyers, and - most importantly - the musical, financial, and interpersonal relationships producers have with artists and their labels. The book is packed with insights from the most successful music producers ranging from today's chart-toppers to the beginnings of recorded sound, including mainstream and many niche genres. The book also features many revealing anecdotes about the business, including the stars and the challenges (from daily to career-related) a producer faces. Burgess addresses the changes in the nature of music production that have been brought about by technology and, in particular, the paradigmatic millennial shift that has occurred with digital recording and distribution. Burgess's lifelong experience in the recording industry as a studio musician, artist, producer, manager, and marketer combined with his extensive academic research in the field brings a unique breadth and depth of understanding to the topic.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Art of Practicing: a Guide to Making Music from the Heart
    Art of Practicing: a Guide to Making Music from the Heart
    ISBN: 9780609801772
    Title: Art of Practicing: a Guide to Making Music from the Heart
    Author: BRUSER MADELINE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Art of Sound: A Visual Composition for Audiophiles
    Art of Sound: A Visual Composition for Audiophiles
    ISBN: 9780500519288
    Title: Art of Sound: A Visual Composition for Audiophiles
    Author: BURROWS TERRY


    The Gramophone Company and The Columbia Phonograph Company merged in 1931 to become EMI: the Apple of its day. Organized chronologically, this richly illustrated resource tells the incredible story of the development of sound recording throughout the acoustic era (1877 1925), the electrical era (1925 45), the magnetic era (1945 75), and the digital era (1975 present), and it showcases specially commissioned photography of the beautiful, iconic, and rarely seen objects housed within the diverse collections of the EMI Archive Trust.


    Recording equipment, playback devices, catalogues, artist files, records, master tapes, radios, and televisions are all here, accompanied by obsessively detailed specifications and intriguing archival photographs. Interspersed with the images, in-depth texts tell the complete stories of the pioneering advances in the evolution of sound technology, from the invention of the Gramophone method to the development of electronic signal amplifiers, and from the arrival of magnetic tape recording to the advent of CDs and the dawn of the digital age.

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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • As Serious As Your Life: John Coltrane & Beyond
    As Serious As Your Life: John Coltrane & Beyond
    ISBN: 9781788160711
    Title: As Serious As Your Life: John Coltrane & Beyond
    Author: WILMER VALERIE

    In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s, celebrated photographer and jazz historian Val Wilmer tells the story of how a generation of revolutionary musicians established black music as the true vanguard of American culture.Placing the achievements of African-American artists such as Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sun Ra in their broader political and social context, Wilmer evokes an era of extraordinary innovation and experimentation that continues to inspire musicians today.As vital now as when it was first published in 1977, As Serious As Your Life is the essential story of one of the most dynamic musical movements of the twentieth century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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