• Keep 'Er Lit: New Selected Lyrics
    Keep 'Er Lit: New Selected Lyrics
    ISBN: 9780571353897
    Title: Keep 'Er Lit: New Selected Lyrics
    Author: VAN MORRISON

    'This mix of genuine humility and hard-won hubris, of mysticism and technical mastery ... makes Van Morrison quite simply, and quite indisputably, "The Bard of Belfast".' Paul Muldoon

    If I ventured in the slipstream
    Between the viaducts of your dreams

    Keep 'Er Lit is the second volume of Van Morrison's collected lyrics containing one hundred and twenty songs from across his storied career. It contains love songs, work songs, songs about the pains and anxieties of existence, songs of consolation, songs about various kinds of spiritual quest and the realms of the mystical, and songs which deal with healing and reconciliation, both with the self and with others. Then there are the songs of memory and of childhood; songs about the natural world and about the perspectives it can provide on time.

    Taken together with Lit Up Inside, this volume gives an overview of his fifty-year career, revealing why he is celebrated as one of the most innovative and enduring songwriters of our time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife ... & Other Misheard Lyrics
    Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife ... & Other Misheard Lyrics
    ISBN: 9781788702126
    Title: Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife ... & Other Misheard Lyrics

    A collection of commonly misheard lyrics and outrageous earworms...
    'Six o'clock already I was just in the middle of a dream. I was kissing Danny DeVito by a crystal blue Italian stream.'

    'I was loooking for some action and all I found were cygnets and a waterfall.'

    'When I get that feeling I need saxophone cleaning.'

    Funny, surreal, absurd and occasionally embarrassing, everyone has a misheard lyric moment. From simple mistakes like 'If you don't Naomi by now. You will never never Naomi', to something completely off the wall 'Specs and rugs and sausage rolls, are all my mind and body needs' - these linguistic gaffes have been the source of fun ever since the dawn of popular music.

    Now everyone's favourite online goon - the one and only @trouteyes has amassed a heap of his own wonky earworms for our reading pleasure in this wonderful hashtag fire emoji humour book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $17.00
  • Letters of Note: Music
    Letters of Note: Music
    ISBN: 9781786895592
    Title: Letters of Note: Music
    Author: USHER SHAUN ED

    In Letters of Note: Music, Shaun Usher brings together a riveting collection of letters by and about some of the musicians and music that enrich our lives. It is a wonderfully wide-ranging and illuminating book that will delight music lovers of all stripes.Includes letters by:Ludgwig van Beethoven, Nick Cave, Helen Keller, Keith Richards,Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Waits, Erik Satie, Angélique Kidjo, Leonard CohenJohn Coltrane, Kim Gordon & many more

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
  • Listen to This
    Listen to This
    ISBN: 9780007319077
    Title: Listen to This
    Author: ROSS ALEX

    One ofThe Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011

    Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller,The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history--from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin--through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Bj#65533;rk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students ata Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing.

    Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight,Listen to Thisteaches us how to listen more closely.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Little Book of the Beatles: Over 170 Fab Four Quotes
    Little Book of the Beatles: Over 170 Fab Four Quotes
    ISBN: 9781787392557
    Title: Little Book of the Beatles: Over 170 Fab Four Quotes

    The Little Book of the Beatles is a superb book of quotations by, and about, the band that revolutionised popular music the world over. A perfect companion for Beatles fans everywhere, this collection of bite-sized quips helps capture exactly what made the Fab Four so special. From insightful quotes by fellow artists, collaborators and friends, to words of wit and wisdom from John, Paul, George and Ringo themselves, you'll find more than 170 amusing and inspiring soundbites inside.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
  • Lost Pianos of Siberia: A Far-Flung Search for Russia's Remarkable Survivors
    Lost Pianos of Siberia: A Far-Flung Search for Russia's Remarkable Survivors
    ISBN: 9780857524959
    Title: Lost Pianos of Siberia: A Far-Flung Search for Russia's Remarkable Survivors

    'An extraordinary, cadenced journey into music, exile and landscape.' EDMUND DE WAAL

    'An elegant and nuanced journey through literature, through history, through music, murder and incarceration and revolution, through snow and ice and remoteness, to discover the human face of Siberia. I loved this book.' PAUL THEROUX

    Siberia's story is traditionally one of exiles, penal colonies and unmarked graves. Yet there is another tale to tell.

    Dotted throughout this remote land are pianos - grand instruments created during the boom years of the nineteenth century, and humble, Soviet-made uprights that found their way into equally modest homes. They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood.

    How these pianos travelled into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is testament to noble acts of fortitude by governors, adventurers and exiles. That stately instruments might still exist in such a hostile landscape is remarkable. That they are still capable of making music in far-flung villages is nothing less than a miracle.

    But this is Siberia, where people can endure the worst of the world -- and where music reveals a deep humanity in the last place on earth you would expect to find it.

    'A masterpiece of modern travel literature with words that sing from its pages. A definitive exploration of Russia's wild east.' LEVISON WOOD

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Madonna: Album by Album
    Madonna: Album by Album
    ISBN: 9781787391796
    Title: Madonna: Album by Album

    Published for her 60th birthday, and featuring a wealth of rare and iconic photographs, Madonna: Album by Album is a unique and long-overdue exploration of the extraordinary output of this legendary artist. Exploring every hit record and every era-defining image, this authoritative illustrated book examines each one of Madonna's 13 pioneering studio albums in fine detail, placing each within the context of the time in which it was recorded and charting the music's subsequent influence on fashion and popular culture.

    Contents:& Introduction * The Early Years * Madonna * Like a Virgin * True Blue * Like a Prayer * Erotica * Bedtime Stories * Ray of Light * Music * American Life * Confessions on a Dance Floor * Hard Candy * MDNA * Rebel Heart * Who's That Girl * I'm Breathless * Evita * Discography

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Mozart: The Man Behind The Music
    Mozart: The Man Behind The Music
    ISBN: 9781988516196
    Title: Mozart: The Man Behind The Music

    Child prodigy, genius, freak, a man who lived frivolously and died a pauper... The myths surrounding Mozart, composer of some of the world's most sublime music, have long overtaken the known facts of his life. Now, in this charming and very personal tribute, artist Donovan Bixley offers a portrait of the composer that will forever change the way he is viewed. In nearly 100 original drawings and paintings, accompanied by text based on the many letters that he wrote during his life, beginning with the delightful, if misspelt, letters he wrote as a thirteen-year-old boy travelling in Italy with his father. Like his successful "Much Ado About Shakespeare", Bixley brings Mozart to life with humour but also reflects the turmoil of the times in which he lived. This is a newly rendered version of the book successfully published in 2006.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Music Industry: Music in the Cloud 3rd Edition
    Music Industry: Music in the Cloud 3rd Edition
    ISBN: 9781509530144
    Title: Music Industry: Music in the Cloud 3rd Edition

    Since the first edition was published in 2009, Patrik Wikstr m's The Music Industry has become a go-to text for students and scholars. This thoroughly updated third edition provides an international overview of the music industry and its future prospects in the world of global entertainment.

    The music industry has experienced two turbulent decades of immense change brought about in part by the digital revolution. How has the industry been transformed by these economic and technological upheavals, and how is it likely to change in the future? What is the role of music in this digital age? Wikstr m illuminates the workings of the industry, deftly capturing the dynamics at work in the production of musical culture between the transnational media conglomerates, the independent music companies and the public. New to this third edition are expanded sections on the changing structure of the music industry, the impact of digitization on music listening practices, and the evolution of music streaming platforms.

    Engaging and comprehensive, The Music Industry is a must-read for students and scholars of media and communication studies, cultural studies, popular music, sociology and economics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Musicophilia
    ISBN: 9781509870141
    Title: Musicophilia
    Author: SACKS OLIVER

    With an introduction by neuroscientist Daniel GlaserThe late Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds.Musicophilia is no different. In this breathtaking work, Sacks examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people - those struck by affliction, unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning - to show not only that music occupies more areas of our brain than language does, but also that it can torment, calm, organize and heal.Always wise and compellingly readable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function, and show us an essential part of what it is to be human.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • New Day Yesterday: UK Progressive Rock & The 1970s
    New Day Yesterday: UK Progressive Rock & The 1970s
    ISBN: 9781780389202
    Title: New Day Yesterday: UK Progressive Rock & The 1970s
    Author: BARNES MIKE

    Music journalist Mike Barnes (MOJO, The Wire, Prog, and author of the acclaimed biography Captain Beefheart) goes back to the birth of progressive rock and surveys the cultural conditions and attitudes that fed into, and were in turn affected by, this remarkable musical phenomenon. He examines the myths and misconceptions that have grown up around progressive rock and paints a vivid, colourful picture of the Seventies based on hundreds of hours of his own interviews with musicians, music business insiders, journalists and DJs, and from the personal testimonies of those who were fans of the music in that extraordinary decade.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Nirvana: The Stories Behind Every Song
    Nirvana: The Stories Behind Every Song
    ISBN: 9781787392045
    Title: Nirvana: The Stories Behind Every Song

    There have been precious few truly revolutionary events in rock history: Elvis Presley's first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show... the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the unforeseen, meteoric ascent of a band from Seattle: Nirvana. Unflaggingly faithful to its punk rock roots, Nirvana was the catalyst behind a sea of change the likes of which the music world had not seen since The Beatles spearheaded the British Invasion more than a quarter of a century before.

    Crisafulli tells the story behind every track on the band's albums. Why did Cobain feel moved to write 'Polly'? What is Teen Spirit? Who is Floyd the Barber? All is revealed in this book, which discusses and examines all of the band's output.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • NZ School of Dance: 50 Years 1967-2017
    NZ School of Dance: 50 Years 1967-2017
    ISBN: 9780473383572
    Title: NZ School of Dance: 50 Years 1967-2017

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
  • Out Loud: A Memoir
    Out Loud: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780571356669
    Title: Out Loud: A Memoir

    Before Mark Morris became "the most successful and influential choreographer alive" (The New York Times), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe.
    Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. . Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. This collective, led by Morris's fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group.

    Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by The New Yorker's critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo's David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative.

    Out Loud is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris's memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant misfit who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015
    Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015
    ISBN: 9780062345165
    Title: Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015
    Author: SMITH PATTI

    An American original, Patti Smith is a multi-disciplined artist and performer. Her work is rooted in poetry, which infused her 1975 landmark album, Horses. A declaration of existence, Horses was described as 'three chords merged with the power of the word'; it was graced with the now iconic portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe, the subject of her award-winning memoir Just Kids.
    Initially published in 1998, Patti Smith's Complete Lyrics was a testimony to her uncompromising poetic power. Now, on the fortieth anniversary of the release of Smith's groundbreaking album, Collected Lyrics has been revised and expanded with more than thirty-five additional songs, including her first, 'Work Song', written for Janis Joplin in 1970, and her most current, 'Writer's Song', to be recorded in 2015. The collection is liberally illustrated with original manuscripts of lyrics from Smith's extensive archive.
    Patti Smith's work continues to retain its relevance, whether controversial, political, romantic or spiritual. Collected Lyrics offers forty-five years of song, an enduring commemoration of Smith's unique contribution to the canon of rock and roll.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Point of View: Me, New York City, & the Punk Scene
    Point of View: Me, New York City, & the Punk Scene
    ISBN: 9780847862184
    Title: Point of View: Me, New York City, & the Punk Scene
    Author: STEIN CHRIS

    A new collection of unseen photographs of New York City's 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city's golden age of new wave, Blondie's Chris Stein.

    A new collection of unseen photographs of New York City's 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city's golden age of music, Blondie's Chris Stein.

    For the duration of the 1970s - from his days as a student at the School of Visual Arts through the foundation of the era-defining band Blondie and his subsequent reign as epicenter of punk's golden age - Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene.
    Following in the footsteps of the successful book Negative, this spectacular new book presents a more personal and more visceral collection of Stein's photographs of the era. The images presented here take readers from self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment to candid photographs of pop-cultural icons of the time and evocative shots of New York City streetscapes in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction. An eclectic cast of cultural characters - from William Burroughs to Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol to Iggy Pop - appear here exactly as they were in the day, juxtaposed with children playing hopscotch on torn-down blocks, riding the graffiti-ridden subway, or cruising the burgeoning clubs of the Bowery.
    At once a chronicle of one music icon's life among his punk and New-Wave heroes and peers, and a love letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those scenes, Point of View transports us to another place and time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $119.00

  • Present Tense: A Radiohead Compendium
    Present Tense: A Radiohead Compendium
    ISBN: 9781472129420
    Title: Present Tense: A Radiohead Compendium

    'Present Tense is an anthology to savour . . . giving you as sharp a portrait of this unknowable band as you could hope for . . . Radiohead fans will love it' Classic Rock

    A Rock's Backpages anthology of Radiohead, the most radical and fascinating rock band in modern music history, edited and introduced by Barney Hoskyns.

    For over 25 years, Radiohead have been the most radical and fascinating rock band in the world. Fearless in their desire to change and shape-shift, the Oxfordshire quintet has - through the nine studio albums from 1993's Pablo Honey to 2016's A Moon-Shaped Pool - consistently stretched the boundaries of what 'rock' means and does. Anchored in Thom Yorke's soaring voice and elliptical lyrics, and in the compositional genius of guitarist/keyboardist Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead continue to astonish as they approach their fourth decade.

    Present Tense collects the best writing on this most literate of pop groups, from the earliest local reports about On A Friday - Radiohead's first moniker - through the inspired commentary of Mark Greif and Simon Reynolds to the trenchant profiles of Will Self, John Harris and others. It's an anthology that goes a long way towards explaining what Rock's Backpages editor Barney Hoskyns describes as the band's 'seriousness, emotional grandeur and willingness to stare humanity's dystopian hi-tech future in the face'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Psychology of Music
    Psychology of Music
    ISBN: 9781138098541
    Title: Psychology of Music
    Author: HALLAM SUSAN

    This book covers key concepts relating to the psychology of music including the evolutionary purpose of music, the processing of music, musical ability, and musical skills. It also examines the impact music has on everyday life and on health and well-being, and the benefits of music to intellectual functioning. It covers the way in which music enriches humanity, how it relates to religion and spirituality, and how it used to enhance and manipulate people. This is the ideal introductory resource for students on a range of courses who are exploring music in relation to psychology, as well as general readers interested in this topic

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Queen: Album by Album
    Queen: Album by Album
    ISBN: 9780760362839
    Title: Queen: Album by Album

    A thoughtfully curated and gloriously illustrated retrospective of the band's studio releases, Queen, comes just in time for the 45th anniversary of their debut LP and biopic.

    Formed in 1970, Queen went on to become one of the most popular--and most successful--rock bands of all time. Even following the untimely death of beloved and magnetic frontman Freddie Mercury, and nearly 50 years after their formation, interest in the band has continued, evidenced by scores of reissues, arena tours with surviving members, and a feature-film biopic.

    In this new installment in Voyageur Press's Album by Album series, rock journo Martin Popoff convenes a cast of 19 Queen experts and superfans to discuss all 15 of the band's studio albums (including their soundtrack for the 1980 film Flash Gordon). Panelists include Queen experts, rock journalists, musicians, and record industry figures. The results are freewheeling discussions delving into the individual songs, the circumstances that surrounded the recording of each album, the band and contemporary rock contexts into which they were released, and more.

    The engaging text of this beautifully designed book is illustrated throughout with rare live performance and candid offstage photography, as well as scads of rare Queen ephemera.

    The Album by Album series is a unique approach to the rock bio, injecting the varied voices of several contributors. The results have even the most diehard fans rushing back to their MP3 players (or turntables) to confirm the details and opinions expressed

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Re-Make/Re-model Art, Pop, Fashion & the Making of Roxy Music, 1953-1972
    Re-Make/Re-model Art, Pop, Fashion & the Making of Roxy Music, 1953-1972
    ISBN: 9780571359790
    Title: Re-Make/Re-model Art, Pop, Fashion & the Making of Roxy Music, 1953-1972

    A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

    Re-make/Re-model tells the little known and fascinating story of the individuals and circumstances which combined to form the groundbreaking band Roxy Music -- how the art school avant-garde of the 1960s met the sweat, luck and attitude of chart-topping pop. Written with the co-operation of all of those involved, including Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera, this is also the definitive account of a new pop vision that would dominate the 1970s. From student digs and provincial nightclubs to emerald-green eyeshadow and fake leopard skin, Re-make/Re-model is about a band which invented an era.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
    Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
    ISBN: 9781841154763
    Title: Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
    Author: ROSS ALEX

    Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2008. A sweeping musical history that goes from the salons of pre-war Vienna to Velvet Underground shows in the sixties.In 'The Rest is Noise', Alex Ross, music critic of the New Yorker, gives us a riveting tour of the wild landscape of twentieth-century classical music: portraits of individuals, cultures, and nations reveal the predicament of the composer in a noisy, chaotic century. Taking as his starting point a production of Richard Strauss's Salome, conducted by the composer on 16 May 1906 with Puccini, Schoenberg, Berg and Adolf Hitler seated in the stalls, Ross suggests how this evening can be considered the century's musical watershed rather than the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring seven years later. Ross goes on to explore the mythology of modernism, Sibelius and the music of small countries, Kurt Weill, the music of the Third Reich, Britten, Boulez and the post-war avant-garde, and interactions between minimalist composers and rock bands in the sixties and seventies.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Rite of Spring
    Rite of Spring
    ISBN: 9781786696823
    Title: Rite of Spring

    On 29 May 1913, at the Theatre de Champs-Elysées in Paris, a new ballet by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, received its premiere. The audience for this opening night of Igor Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps(The Rite of Spring) included Picasso, Proust, Debussy and Gertrude Stein, alongside theatregoers of more conservative hue. When the curtain rose on a cast of frenziedly stamping dancers, a near-riot ensued, ensuring the evening would enter the folklore of modernism. While it was the dancing that triggered the mayhem, Stravinsky's score contained shocks enough, with its experiments in tonality, metre, rhythm and dissonance. The Ritewould achieve recognition in its own right as a concert piece, and is now seen as one of the most influential works of the 20th century.

    Gillian Moore explores the cultural climate and the individual artistic sensibility that created The Rite, analyses the music itself, and explains how a scandalous novelty of 1913 became a 21st-century concert staple. As well as considering its influence on 20th-century classical composers, she probes The Rite's impact on film music (including the score for Jaws); its extensive use by jazz musicians (including Charlie Parker) and by artists as diverse as Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa and King Crimson.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians Revisited by Steven Isserlis
    Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians Revisited by Steven Isserlis
    ISBN: 9780571355686
    Title: Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians Revisited by Steven Isserlis

    'No musician or music lover should be without it.' BBC Music Magazine

    Robert Schumann was far ahead of his time: his music anticipated a multitude of trends that would spread in the 150 years after his death, and almost every major composer who followed him acknowledged his influence. He was also revolutionary in his attitude to young people; in 1848 he wrote his famous Advice to Young Musicians, a book that is still deeply relevant today. In this volume, celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis has taken Schumann's words of wisdom and set them in a modern context with his own extensive commentary. By turns practical, humorous and profound, this book is a must for aspiring musicians and music-lovers of all ages.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print
    Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print
    ISBN: 9780500293539
    Title: Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print

    As part of the '60s and '70s fashion movement, Peter Golding's famous ACE boutique in London's Chelsea district brought him into regular contact with the biggest names in rock 'n' roll, and he went on to create one of the most comprehensive collections of rock 'n' roll graphics in existence. Showcasing the cream of this collection and more, Rock Graphic Originals is packed with vibrant poster art, logos, stage set designs, and promotional ephemera created for artists such as the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and many others.
    Barry Miles's concise introduction places the key protagonists and their work within their cultural and political context, while reflections from the artists themselves lend unique perspectives on their influences and methods. The book is punctuated throughout with special illustrated features on the social, political, and cultural phenomena that influenced the music scenes and design approaches of the period, including radical collective, The Diggers, US and UK underground comics, the psychedelic shops, and the legalize pot rallies. Rock Graphic Originals is a unique, insightful record of the 20th century's most exciting and productive periods of rock poster art and graphic design.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Rock 'n' Roll London
    Rock 'n' Roll London
    ISBN: 9781788840163
    Title: Rock 'n' Roll London
    Author: BARRELL TONY

    London teemed with top-rated singers and musicians during the '60s and '70s, whether they were squatting, playing gigs or investing in multi-million pound mansions. Follow McCartney and co. to the quiet flat on Green Street that was their refuge before the Beatlemaniacs sought them out. Wind back time to when Loog Oldham locked Mick and Keith in their flat and demanded they compose a song. From the zany to the tragic - it was in St Mary Abbot's Hospital, Kensington where Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead - this is a guidebook like no other, a pilgrimage dedicated to the rock 'n' roll greats. AUTHOR: Tony Barrell been a writer and journalist for more than 30 years. From 1998 to 2007 he was Chief Sub-Editor on The Sunday Times Magazine, during which time he wrote many major articles for the newspaper and interviewed many celebrities. Tony is the author of The Beatles on the Roof, the first book about The Beatles' rooftop performance in Savile Row, London, in January 1969. He has also written Born to Drum: The Truth About the World's Greatest Drummers, a book featuring interviews with 40 professional drummers, including Phil Collins (Genesis), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Debbi Peterson (The Bangles). SELLING POINTS: * Discover the London landmarks associated with some of the biggest names in musical history * The culmination of detailed research into where the greats stayed, rehearsed, recorded and died * Forms part of a wider series that explores the UK capital Also in the series: Vinyl London ISBN 9781788840156 200 colour images

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Rock-&-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers
    Rock-&-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers
    ISBN: 9781454930624
    Title: Rock-&-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers

    Celebrate the women who rock, with this fully illustrated tribute to 50 iconic female musicians and bands.

    Award-winning radio personality Meredith Ochs takes an insightful look at 50 rock icons who indelibly shook up the music scene, whether solo or in a band. Profiling women from the 1950s to today, and from multiple genres, Ochs tells the dramatic stories behind their journeys to success, their music, and their enduring impact. More than 100 photographs make this a rich volume, and the idols include Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Heart, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Joan Jett and the Runaways, the Go-Go's, Karen O, Sleater-Kinney, Grace Potter, and more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music & More
    Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music & More
    ISBN: 9780571350476
    Title: Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music & More

    A collection of essays on music and life by the famed classical pianist and composer

    Stephen Hough is one of the world's leading pianists, winning global acclaim and numerous awards, both for his concerts and his recordings. He is also a writer, composer, and painter, and has been described by The Economist as one of "Twenty Living Polymaths."

    Hough writes informally and engagingly about music and the life of a musician, from the broader aspects of what it is to walk out onto a stage or to make a recording, to specialist tips from deep inside the practice room: how to trill, how to pedal, how to practice. He also writes vividly about people he's known, places he's traveled to, books he's read, paintings he's seen; and he touches on more controversial subjects, such as assisted suicide and abortion. Even religion is there--the possibility of the existence of God, problems with some biblical texts, and the challenges involved in being a gay Catholic.

    Rough Ideas is an illuminating, constantly surprising introduction to the life and mind of one of our great cultural figures.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
    Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
    ISBN: 9780349009827
    Title: Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
    Author: RAPHAEL AMY

    In Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock (Virago, 1995; published as Grrrls: Viva Rock Divas in the US by St Martin's Griffin, 1996), writer and critic Amy Raphael interviewed twelve female musicians, from Courtney Love to Kim Gordon, from Bjork to Kristin Hersh. As Debbie Harry wrote in the foreword, each artist's life was 'so different and similar and intriguing.' More than two decades on, Raphael asks a group of contemporary female musicians to tell their stories, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, from Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • She Can Really Lay It Down 50 Rebels, Rockers, & Musical Revolutionaries
    She Can Really Lay It Down 50 Rebels, Rockers, & Musical Revolutionaries
    ISBN: 9781452171654
    Title: She Can Really Lay It Down 50 Rebels, Rockers, & Musical Revolutionaries

    In She Can Really Lay It Down, author Rachel Frankel tells the fascinating stories of fifty female musicians who left their indelible mark on music and culture. From under-celebrated industry greats like Carol Kaye - the kickass bass player who we've all listened to but never heard of - to legends like Nina Simone - the American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist - She Can Really Lay It Down showcases outstanding female-identified musicians from the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Featuring a foreword by music critic and New Yorker& staff writer Amanda Petrusich and an exposed black-and- white spine, this one-of-a-kind book will inspire a whole new generation of fearless, talented performers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Silent Musician Why Conducting Matters
    Silent Musician Why Conducting Matters
    ISBN: 9780571337910
    Title: Silent Musician Why Conducting Matters

    A conductor is one of classical music's most recognisable but misunderstood figures, attracting so many questions:

    'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you? '

    'Do you really make any difference to the performance?'

    'Are the musicians even watching you?'

    The Silent Musician is not a manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting. It is for all who wonder what conductors actually do, and why they matter.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Siren Song: My Life in Music
    Siren Song: My Life in Music
    ISBN: 9781250081018
    Title: Siren Song: My Life in Music

    Seymour Stein is America's greatest record man. Not only has he signed and nurtured more important artists than anyone alive, over sixty years in the game, but he's still the hippest label head, travelling the globe in search of the next big thing. Since the late fifties, Stein's been wherever it's happening: Billboard, Tin Pan Alley, The British Invasion, CBGB, Studio 54, Danceteria, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, the CD crash. Along that winding path, Stein discovered and broke out a skyline full of stars: Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Madonna, The Smiths, The Cure, Ice-T, Lou Reed, Seal, and many others. Brimming with hilarious scenes and big personalities, Siren Song's bigger story is about modernity in motion, and the slow acceptance of diversity in America--thanks largely to daring pop music. Including both the high and low points in his life, The Song touches on everything from Stein's discovery of Madonna to his wife Linda's violent death. Seymour Stein is a legend. Sung from the heart, Siren Song will etch his story in stone.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
  • Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments & Lullabies
    Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments & Lullabies
    ISBN: 9781760640118
    Title: Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments & Lullabies

    Often today, the word 'song' is used to describe all music. A free-jazz improvisation, a Hindustani raga, a movement from a Beethoven symphony, a Springsteen anthem or a Leonard Cohen ballad- they're all songs.

    But, in fact, a song is a specific musical form. It's not so much that they all have verses and choruses - though most of them do - but that they are all relatively short and self-contained; they have beginnings, middles and ends; they often have a single point of view, message or story; and, crucially, they unite words and music. Thus, a Schubert song has more in common with a track by Joni Mitchell or Sia than with one of Schubert's own symphonies.

    The Song Remains the Same traces these connections through seventy-five songs from different cultures and times- love songs, anthems, protest songs, lullabies, folk songs, jazz standards, lieder and pop hits; 'When You Wish Upon a Star' to 'We Will Rock You', 'Jerusalem' to 'Jolene'. Unpicking their inner workings makes familiar songs strange again, explaining and restoring the wonder, joy (or possibly loathing) the reader experienced on first hearing.

    Featuring songs by The Beatles, Cole Porter, Kate Bush, Carole King, Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Violeta Parra; musical numbers by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim and the Gershwins; and works from great composers, including Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Spice Girls
    Spice Girls
    ISBN: 9780008267575
    Title: Spice Girls
    Author: SMITH SEAN

    Intimate and revealing, Spice Girls is the definitive story of the world's most iconic girl group.

    Through compelling new research and interviews, Sunday Times best-selling biographer Sean Smith reveals what life was really like for five fiercely independent and ambitious young women who were propelled to international fame in the 90s with unstoppable momentum.

    Quickly establishing themselves as the biggest success in British pop music since The Beatles, they were adored and admired in equal measure: the Spice Girls made a connection with millions of young women across the globe who were inspired by their enthusiasm for life and their famous Girl Power philosophy. The fab five became one of the most successful music acts in history, with more than 85 million record sales world-wide and nine UK number one singles.

    Throughout the years, their lives have garnered unprecedented levels of media interest and fans have keenly followed their ups and downs - the personal conflicts, celebrity break-ups, controversies and parenthood. One thing's for sure: they are never boring.

    In 2019, the prospect of their reunion tour has led to an outpouring of adoration and excitement, proving that the Spice Girls truly are an enduring cultural phenomenon.

    ir ups and downs - the personal conflicts, celebrity break-ups, controversies and parenthood. One thing's for sure: they are never boring.
    In 2019, the prospect of their reunion tour has led to an outpouring of adoration and excitement, proving that the Spice Girls truly are an enduring cultural phenomenon.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Stoned Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones
    Stoned Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones
    ISBN: 9781788401494
    Title: Stoned Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones
    Author: WOOD JO

    "These images are great and have been tucked away for years"

    Take a look inside rock 'n' roll history with over 500 never-before-seen photographs, notes, artworks, diary entries and mementoes from life behind the scenes of the Rolling Stones.

    Married to legendary Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood for 30 years, Jo Wood lived the rock star life. Her incredible collection of treasures from that time is a once-in-a-lifetime look inside the biggest band in the world.

    Accompanied by personal memories and behind the scenes anecdotes from Jo, Stoned is a love letter to the rock 'n' roll life and a truly unique window into the eye of the Rolling Stones hurricane.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Stranger Than Kindness
    Stranger Than Kindness
    ISBN: 9781838852245
    Title: Stranger Than Kindness
    Author: CAVE NICK

    Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave.This highly collectable book invites the reader into the innermost core of the creative process and paves the way for an entirely new and intimate meeting with the artist, presenting Cave's life, work and inspiration and exploring his many real and imagined universes. It features full colour reproductions of original artwork, handwritten lyrics, photographs and collected personal artefacts along with commentary and meditations from Nick Cave, Janine Barrand and Darcey Steinke.Stranger Than Kindness asks what shapes our lives and makes us who we are, and celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit.The book has been developed and curated by Nick Cave in collaboration with Christina Back. The images were selected from 'Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition', opening at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen in March 2020.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Supreme Glamour
    Supreme Glamour
    ISBN: 9780500022009
    Title: Supreme Glamour

    As Motown's leading act in the 1960s, The Supremes became synonymous with glamorous, elegant, coordinated ensembles. Supreme Glamour& presents founding member Mary Wilson's unparalleled collection, showcasing thirty-two of the group's most eye-catching gowns, meticulously reassembled and photographed on the Grammy Museum stage. Detailed captions accompany each photograph, providing information about the design, fabric, and embellishments of each ensemble, as well as the occasion on which each was first worn.
    In addition to the fashion history of The Supremes, the book chronicles the evolution of the group and celebrates the cultural icons they became. Engaging and insightful narrative text by Mary Wilson and close personal friend Mark Bego is interspersed among hundreds of archival photos. Packed with anecdotes and insights, Mary Wilson tells the complete story of The Supremes, both on- and off- stage, from their founding in Detroit in 1959 as The Primettes to their 1964 breakthrough hit, "Where Did Our Love Go," and from the departure of Diana Ross to The Supremes' disco hits of the 1970s. Supreme Glamour builds a complete picture of the charm, sophistication, and magic of The Supremes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Syd Barrett A Very Irregular Head
    Syd Barrett A Very Irregular Head
    ISBN: 9780571359783
    Title: Syd Barrett A Very Irregular Head
    Author: CHAPMAN ROB

    A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

    Syd Barrett was the lead guitarist, vocalist, and principle songwriter in the original line up of Pink Floyd. During his brief time with the band (1966-68) he was the driving force behind the unit. After he left the band he made just two further solo albums which were both released in 1970, before withdrawing from public view to lead a quiet, and occasionally troubled life in Cambridge, the town of his birth.

    Rob Chapman's book is the first authoritative and exhaustively researched biography of Syd Barrett that fully celebrates his life and legacy as a musician, lyricist and artist, and which highlights the influence that he continues to have over contemporary bands and music fans alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Together Forever Beastie Boys & RUN-DMC
    Together Forever Beastie Boys & RUN-DMC
    ISBN: 9780847866472
    Title: Together Forever Beastie Boys & RUN-DMC

    In the early 1980s iconic skate and punk photographer Glen E. Friedman had a front row seat to the rise of hip-hop music and culture. He was able to get with both Run-DMC and Beastie Boys on their meteoric rise to fame. Befriending both groups, Friedman's eye composed the photos that have become synonymous with how we remember both groups when they first came into our collective consciousness. And then the moment when it all came together: the seminal, popular, and highly publicized 1987 joint concert tour, Raising Hell.

    Together Forever& is not only a visual time capsule of hip-hop on the cusp of becoming mainstream, but a record of the strong bond of friendship between these two groups and how they significantly influenced each other, all while having a massive impact on music history and the industry. Including scores of never-before-published photos made by Friedman - the bands in concert, goofing around with celebrities, portraits, and, of course, hanging out together - Together Forever includes a foreword by Chris Rock, plus text contributions by the surviving members of both groups and others who were there, proving that the originals still reign.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
  • Tom Petty's Southern Accents
    Tom Petty's Southern Accents
    ISBN: 9781501333446
    Title: Tom Petty's Southern Accents

    By 1985 Tom Petty had already obtained legendary status. He had fame. He had money. But he was restless, hoping to stretch his artistry beyond the confining format of songs like "The Waiting" and "Refugee." Petty's response to his restlessness was Southern Accents. Initially conceived as a concept album about the American South, Southern Accents's marathon recording sessions were marred by aesthetic and narcotic excess. The result is a hodgepodge of classic rock songs mixed with nearly unlistenable 80s music. Then, while touring for the album, Petty made extensive use of the iconography of the American Confederacy, something he soon came to regret. Despite its artistic failure and public controversy, Southern Accents was a pivot point for Petty. Reeling from the defeat, Petty reimagined himself as deeply, almost mythically, Californian, obtaining his biggest success with Full Moon Fever.

    Michael Washburn explores the history of Southern Accents and how it sparked Petty's reinvention. Washburn also examines how the record both grew out of and reinforced enduring but flawed assumptions about Southern culture and the Lost Cause of the Confederacy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin
    Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin
    ISBN: 9781419739095
    Title: Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin

    A collection of wildly inventive portraits of musician Tom Waits, the result of a 30-year collaboration with photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin

    This visually arresting book is a testament to the unique collaboration, going back three decades, between the photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin and the musician Tom Waits.

    Having shot magazine portraits, album covers, and music videos of Waits, Mahurin was inspired to resurrect 100 dormant film negatives as a jumping off point to explore his own surreal, poetic, and occasion-ally dark vision. The images vary from traditional por-traits to ones that capture Waits in concert--but the majority are richly imagined scenes in which Waits is more muse than musician. In addition to the diverse images, the book includes a foreword by Waits, an essay by Mahurin on their longtime collaboration, and 20 original paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital images inspired by Waits's song titles.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
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