• How to Play the Piano
    How to Play the Piano
    ISBN: 9781529410518
    Title: How to Play the Piano
    Author: RHODES JAMES

    Now you can master Bach's most beautiful prelude--even if you've never sat down at a piano before

    Do you have a piano (or keyboard) and forty-five spare minutes every day? Then spend the next six weeks with acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes. By the end, you'll be able to perform Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major--no prior musical experience required

    Rhodes reveals How to Play the Piano step by step--how to read the treble and bass clefs as well as sharp and flat notes, and then how to practice--before teaching the Prelude in easy, bite-size segments. His method is free of tedious drills, and filled with inspiration: "If listening to music is soothing for the soul, then playing music is achieving enlightenment."

    Before you know it, not only will you have learned how to play one of Bach's most beloved masterpieces--you also will have unleashed your creativity, exercising your mind (and fingers) and accomplishing something you never thought possible. Bravo

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • How to Write One Song
    How to Write One Song
    ISBN: 9780571367207
    Title: How to Write One Song
    Author: TWEEDY JEFF

    One of the century's most feted singer-songwriters, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, digs deep into his own creative process to share his unique perspective about song-writing and offers a warm, accessible guide to writing your first song.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • I'm Your Fan: the Songs of Leonard Cohen
    I'm Your Fan: the Songs of Leonard Cohen
    ISBN: 9781501355066
    Title: I'm Your Fan: the Songs of Leonard Cohen
    Author: PADGETT RAY


    When I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen hit stores in 1991, Leonard Cohen's career had plummeted from its revered 1960s high. Cohen's record label had refused to release his 1984 album Various Positions--including the song Hallelujah--in the United States. Luckily, Velvet Underground founder John Cale was one of the few who did hear Hallelujah, and he covered it for I'm Your Fan, a collection of Cohen's songs produced by a French fanzine. Jeff Buckley adored the tribute album and covered Cale's cover in 1994, never having heard Cohen's still-obscure original version.

    In 2016, Stereogum labeled the tribute album possibly the most universally derided format in pop music. However, without a tribute album, you wouldn't know the song Hallelujah. Through Buckley through Cale, Hallelujah is now one of the most often-performed songs in the world--and it wouldn't be without this tribute album. I'm Your Fan thus offers a particularly notable example of a much broader truth: Despite all the eye-rolling they inspire, tribute albums matter. They can resuscitate legends' fading careers, or expose obscure artists who never had much of a career to begin with.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • In the Country of Country
    In the Country of Country
    ISBN: 9780571359806
    Title: In the Country of Country
    Author: DAWIDOFF NICHOLAS

    In his critically acclaimed book, In the Country of Country, Nicholas Dawidoff travels to the origins of country music and talks to the musicians who created this original American art form

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Inner Game of Music
    Inner Game of Music
    ISBN: 9781447291725
    Title: Inner Game of Music
    Author: GREEN BARRY & GALLWEY TIMOTHY

    By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here's a book designed to helpmusicians overcome obstacles, help improveconcentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them toreach new levels of performing excellence andmusical artistry."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • It All Dies Anyway : L. A. , Jabberjaw, & the End of an Era
    It All Dies Anyway : L. A. , Jabberjaw, & the End of an Era
    ISBN: 9780847839964
    Title: It All Dies Anyway : L. A. , Jabberjaw, & the End of an Era
    Author: TURCOTTE BRYAN RAY

    The untold history of the seminal cultural venue Jabberjaw--the underground star of Los Angeles's historic indie scene of the 1990s. Billing itself as a "coffeehouse art gallery" when it opened in 1989, Jabberjaw quickly became not only the cornerstone of the Los Angeles post-punk scene but also a hub of the underground music scene nationwide. Bridging the gap between punk and indie, Jabberjaw was a bastion of counterculture that hosted shows for bands from the obscure (Hole, Unsane) to the legendary (Nirvana, Pearl Jam) in an environment that reflected a generation. In collaboration with the owners of the club, and with contributions from many of the musicians and artists who played and spent time there, It All Dies Anyway is a record of the venue's brief but influential existence. Designed and compiled by Bryan Ray Turcotte, the book is a visual feast, layering flyers and posters onto photographs, handmade record covers, and Polaroids of the gallery to paint an engrossing portrait not only of a venue but also of a forgotten time and place in music history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Jimi Hendrix: the Stories Behind the Songs
    Jimi Hendrix: the Stories Behind the Songs
    ISBN: 9781787394346
    Title: Jimi Hendrix: the Stories Behind the Songs
    Author: STUBBS DAVID


    In Jimi Hendrix: The Stories Behind the Songs, music journalist and author David Stubbs provides the definitive companion to Hendrix's recorded output, from the early years, including 'Hey Joe' and 'Purple Haze' through to his posthumously released trilogy that concluded with Both Sides Of The Sky.


    Quite possibly the greatest solo rock artist of all time, Jimi Hendrix was the supreme physical and musical emblem of rock music. And although he was an immense guitarist, he also connected with audiences as a performer and a songwriter. Songs like 'Voodoo Chile' and 'Third Stone From The Sun' were the brilliant products of a dazed yet expanded consciousness, full of casual epithets which illuminated the era: 'May you never hear surf music again'; ''Scuse me while I kiss the sky'; 'Gonna raise my freak flag high'. Each one of them is explored, dissected and celebrated.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • John & Yoko Plastic Ono Band
    John & Yoko Plastic Ono Band
    ISBN: 9780500023433
    Title: John & Yoko Plastic Ono Band
    Author: LENNON JOHN; ONO YOKO

    Described by Lennon as 'the best thing I've ever done', and widely regarded by critics as his best solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was released on 11 December 1970. With first-hand commentary by Lennon, Ono and other members of the Plastic Ono Band, and packed with previously unseen photographs by those who documented their lives, this incisive volume offers new insights into the raw emotions and open mindset of Lennon after marriage to Ono and the break-up of the Beatles. Following their wedding in March 1969, Lennon and Ono decided that their future musical endeavours should be credited to a conceptual vehicle, the Plastic Ono Band. The band featured an ever-changing line-up of musicians, including Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Ringo Starr, Alan White, George Harrison, Billy Preston and Jim Keltner, all of whom played live with Lennon and Ono, and contributed to their recordings. This period of intense personal soul-searching and fearless honesty that John & Yoko inspired in one another had a huge impact on Lennon's song writing, resulting in the creation of tracks that are intensely personal and unlike anything previously heard in popular music, including 'Mother', 'Working Class Hero' and 'God'. This book takes those lyrics as a starting point and explores Lennon's life, career and world view.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 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
    $33.00
  • Kim Gordon: No Icon
    Kim Gordon: No Icon
    ISBN: 9780847865819
    Title: Kim Gordon: No Icon
    Author: GORDON KIM

    An edgy and evocative visual self-portrait by musician and artist Kim Gordon, indie-underground cultural icon and muse of style for four decades.

    As cofounder of legendary rock band Sonic Youth, best-selling author, and celebrated artist, Kim Gordon is one of the most singular and influential figures of the modern era.

    This personally curated scrapbook includes a foreword by Carrie Brownstein and is an edgy and evocative portrait of Gordon's life, art, and style. Spanning from her childhood on Californian surf beaches in the '60s and '70s to New York's downtown art and music scene in the '80s and '90s where Sonic Youth was born. Through unpublished personal photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, fashion editorials, and advertising campaigns, interspersed with Gordon's song lyrics, writings, artworks, private objects, and ephemera, this book demonstrates how Kim Gordon has been a role model for generations of women and men.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $82.00

    $82.00
  • Kraftwerk Future Music from Germany
    Kraftwerk Future Music from Germany
    ISBN: 9780141986753
    Title: Kraftwerk Future Music from Germany
    Author: SCHUTTE UWE

    The story of the phenomenon that is Kraftwerk, and how one band revolutionized the cultural landscape of our time.

    'We are not artists nor musicians. We are workers.' Ignoring nearly all rock traditions, experimenting in near-total secrecy in their D sseldorf studio, Kraftwerk fused sound and technology, graphic design and performance, modernist Bauhaus aesthetics and Rhineland industrialisation--even human and machine--to change the course of modern music. What they created changed the course of pop music forever, influencing artists as diverse as Bj rk, Joy Division, David Bowie, and Kanye West. This is the story of Kraftwerk the cultural phenomenon, who turned electronic music into avant-garde concept art and created the soundtrack to our digital age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape
    Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape
    ISBN: 9780571338801
    Title: Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape
    Author: KING RICHARD


    * A Rough Trade, Mojo and Evening Standard Book of the Year *


    'Peerless cultural history.' Ian Thomson, Evening Standard


    'Original.' Guardian


    'Fascinating.' Mail On Sunday


    'Exceptional.' Irish Times


    Over the course of the twentieth century, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams is the piece of music that has come to define the mythical concept of the English countryside, with its babbling brooks and skylarks. Yet, the landscape is not really an unaffected utopia, but a living, working and occasionally rancorous environment that has forged a nation's musical personality. On a journey that takes us from post-war poets and artists to the free party scene embraced by the acid house and travelling communities, Richard King explores how Britain's history and identity have been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and nature.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
    $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
    $28.00
  • Little Book of Beyonce: Words of Wisdom from Queen Bey
    Little Book of Beyonce: Words of Wisdom from Queen Bey
    ISBN: 9781787393752
    Title: Little Book of Beyonce: Words of Wisdom from Queen Bey
    Author: CROFT MALCOLM


    The Little Book of Beyoncéis filled with quotations by one of the most important pop artists ever. A perfect companion for fans, this collection of bite-sized quips helps capture exactly what makes Beyoncé so popular with her followers - the Beyhive - worldwide. Packed with words of wisdom from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter herself, you'll find more than 170 inspiring sound bites inside.


    'As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That's how I've gotten to where I am.
    Beyoncé.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Little Book of David Bowie: Words of Wit & Wisdom from the Starman
    Little Book of David Bowie: Words of Wit & Wisdom from the Starman
    ISBN: 9781787392939
    Title: Little Book of David Bowie: Words of Wit & Wisdom from the Starman
    Author: CROFT MALCOLM

    The Little Book of David Bowie is filled with quotations by, and about, one of the most innovative artists in history. A perfect companion for Bowie fans everywhere, this collection of bite-sized quips helps capture exactly what made Ziggy Stardust so special. From insightful quotes by fellow artists, collaborators and friends, to words of wit and wisdom from David Robert Jones himself, you'll find more than 170 amusing and inspiring soundbites inside.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Little Book of Prince: Wisdom & Wonder from the Lovesexy Superstar
    Little Book of Prince: Wisdom & Wonder from the Lovesexy Superstar
    ISBN: 9781787393745
    Title: Little Book of Prince: Wisdom & Wonder from the Lovesexy Superstar
    Author: CROFT MALCOLM

    Includes more than 170 quotes by and about Prince, covering his thoughts on everything from music and celebrity to sex and life itself.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $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
    Author: ROBERTS SOPHY


    '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
    $38.00
  • Mao's Last Dancer
    Mao's Last Dancer
    ISBN: 9781760899219
    Title: Mao's Last Dancer
    Author: CUNXIN LI

    The phenomenal international bestseller

    Before you can fly, you have to be free.

    In a small, desperately poor village in north-east China, a young peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, more interested in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strange men come to his school - Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mould into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China.

    This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star- Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West.

    Since its release in 2003, Mao's Last Dancerhas sold over 500,000 copies and been turned into a major feature film. Like millions of other peasants' lives, it was a story that nearly vanished amidst revolution and chaos. It's a story of courage, a mother's love, a young boy's longing for freedom - a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with honesty, dignity and pride.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth & Rock & Roll in New York City 2001-2011
    Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth & Rock & Roll in New York City 2001-2011
    ISBN: 9780062233103
    Title: Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth & Rock & Roll in New York City 2001-2011
    Author: GOODMAN LIZZY

    Joining the ranks of the classics 'Please Kill Me', 'Our Band Could Be Your Life', and 'Can’t Stop Won’t Stop', an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands.

    In the second half of the twentieth-century New York was the source of new sounds, including the Greenwich Village folk scene, punk and new wave, and hip-hop. But as the end of the millennium neared, cutting-edge bands began emerging from Seattle, Austin, and London, pushing New York further from the epicenter. The behemoth music industry, too, found itself in free fall, under siege from technology. Then 9/11/2001 plunged the country into a state of uncertainty and war—and a dozen New York City bands that had been honing their sound and style in relative obscurity suddenly became symbols of glamour for a young, web-savvy, forward-looking generation in need of an anthem.

    Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend—and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many others musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Mirror Sound: The People & Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music
    Mirror Sound: The People & Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music
    ISBN: 9783791386539
    Title: Mirror Sound: The People & Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music
    Author: TWEEDY SPENCER; AZERRAD LAWRENCE; TOPETE DANIEL

    A visual portrait that delves into the people and processes behind self-recorded music, featuring some of the biggest names in music today.

    Everywhere you look, musicians are creating, recording, and selling their music without the help of big-name studios, producers, or labels. This book offers tangible--and visually stunning--proof that self-recording is a path to artistic freedom. Each chapter takes on a specific aspect of self-recording through original interviews with musicians and all new photography, revealing the joys and complications of recording music on one's own terms. You'll learn how some of your favorite musicians charted their path to self-recording and how they use emerging technologies to make exceptional music. The book features intimate shots of artists recording in living rooms, backyards, and garages--such as Eleanor Friedberger, Mac DeMarco, Vagabon, Tune-Yards, Yuka Honda, and more. The first book devoted entirely to the practice of self-recording, Mirror Sound charts a way forward for any musician who aspires to make their own music and those who just love to listen.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $78.00

    $78.00
  • Mozart: The Man Behind The Music
    Mozart: The Man Behind The Music
    ISBN: 9781988516196
    Title: Mozart: The Man Behind The Music
    Author: BIXLEY DONOVAN

    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
    $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
    Author: WIKSTROM PATRIK

    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
    $39.00
  • Music Oracles: Creative & Life Inspiration from 50 Musical Icons
    Music Oracles: Creative & Life Inspiration from 50 Musical Icons
    ISBN: 9781786274229
    Title: Music Oracles: Creative & Life Inspiration from 50 Musical Icons
    Author: ELLCOCK STEPHEN

    Be guided and inspired by the gods of the music world with this creative set of oracle cards.

    Are you suffering from creative block? Struggling to make a difficult life decision? Find out what David Bowie, Grace Jones, Maria Callas, and other great artists would have done. Simply select a card from the pack and channel the oracle's advice on attitude, lifestyle, or inspiration--any obstacle will become surmountable.

    Contains 50 oracle cards plus a booklet featuring the artists' biographies and details of how to use the cards.

    Format: Cards
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Musicophilia
    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
    $20.00
  • Musicophilia
    Musicophilia
    ISBN: 9781400033539
    Title: Musicophilia
    Author: SACKS OLIVER

    "Powerful and compassionate. . . . A book that not only contributes to our understanding of the elusive magic of music but also illuminates the strange workings, and misfirings, of the human mind." --The New York Times The introduction, questions, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to stimulate your group's discussion of Musicophilia, a book in which Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Not for You: Pearl Jam & the Present Tense
    Not for You: Pearl Jam & the Present Tense
    ISBN: 9781501360688
    Title: Not for You: Pearl Jam & the Present Tense
    Author: GIVONY RONEN

    There has never been a band like Pearl Jam. The Seattle quintet has recorded eleven studio albums; sold some 85 million records; played over a thousand shows, in fifty countries; and had five different albums reach number one. But Pearl Jam's story is about much more than music. Through resilience, integrity, and sheer force of will, they transcended several eras, and shaped the way a whole generation thought about art, entertainment, and commerce.

    Not for You- Pearl Jam and the Present Tense is the first full-length biography of America's preeminent band, from Ten to Gigaton. A study of their role in history from Operation Desert Storm to the Dixie Chicks; "Jeremy" to Columbine; Kurt Cobain to Chris Cornell; Ticketmaster to Trump Not for You explores the band's origins and evolution over thirty years of American culture. It starts with their founding, and the eruption of grunge, in 1991; continues through their golden age (Vs., Vitalogy, No Code, and Yield); their middle period (Binaural, Riot Act); and the more divisive recent catalog. Along the way, it considers the band's activism, idealism, and impact, from "W.M.A." to the Battle of Seattle and Body of War.

    More than the first critical study, Not for You is a tribute to a famously obsessive fan base, in the spirit of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch. It's an old-fashioned if, at times, ambivalent appreciation; a reflection on pleasure, fandom, and guilt; and an essay on the nature of adolescence, nostalgia, and adulthood. Partly social history, partly autobiography, and entirely outspoken, discursive, and droll, Not for You is the first full-length treatment of Pearl Jam's odyssey and importance in the culture, from the '90s to the present.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • 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
    Author: REVFEIM TURID


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, & Music
    One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, & Music
    ISBN: 9781419738203
    Title: One Last Song: Conversations on Life, Death, & Music
    Author: AYERS MIKE

    An ironically upbeat book that asks some of today's most inimitable musicians which song they would choose to be the last one they ever hear

    If you could choose the last song you'd hear before you died, what would it be and why? Your favorite song of all time? Perhaps the one you danced to at your wedding? The song from that time you got super stoned and just let the chords speak to you? It's a hard question that Mike Ayers has thought about for years.

    In One Last Song, Ayers invites 30 musicians to consider what song they would each want to accompany them to those pearly white gates. Weaving together their explanations with evocative illustrations and poignant interludes--what your song to die to says about you, what songs famous people have died to, and more. The book offers insight into the minds of famous artists and provides an entry point for considering how integral music is to our own personal narratives.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

    $40.00
  • Out Loud: A Memoir
    Out Loud: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780571356669
    Title: Out Loud: A Memoir
    Author: MORRIS MARK; STACE WESLEY


    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
    $45.00
  • Overpaid, Oversexed & Over There: How a Few Skinny Brits with Bad Teeth Rocked America
    Overpaid, Oversexed & Over There: How a Few Skinny Brits with Bad Teeth Rocked America
    ISBN: 9781787632776
    Title: Overpaid, Oversexed & Over There: How a Few Skinny Brits with Bad Teeth Rocked America
    Author: HEPWORTH DAVID

    The Beatles landing in New York in February 1964 was the opening shot in a cultural revolution nobody predicted. Suddenly the youth of the richest, most powerful nation on earth was trying to emulate the music, manners and the modes of a rainy island that had recently fallen on hard times.

    The resulting fusion of American can-do and British fuck-you didn't just lead to rock and roll's most resonant music. It ushered in a golden era when a generation of kids born in ration card Britain, who had grown up with their nose pressed against the window of America's plenty, were invited to wallow in their big neighbour's largesse.

    It deals with a time when everything that was being done - from the Beatles playing Shea Stadium to the Rolling Stones at Altamont, from the Who performing their rock opera at the Metropolitan Opera House to David Bowie touching down in the USA for the first time with a couple of gowns in his luggage - was being done for the very first time.

    Rock and roll would never be quite so exciting again.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
    $38.00
  • Podcasting for Dummies
    Podcasting for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781119711810
    Title: Podcasting for Dummies
    Author: MORRIS TEE & TOMASI CHUCK

    • Understand the do's and don'ts of podcasting
    • Produce unique content that attracts listeners
    • Build a studio that rivals pro podcasters

    How to talk your way to the top
    As more and more people turn to podcasts for entertainment, information, and education, the market for new players has never been bigger--or more competitive. And with corporations and A-list celebs moving in on the action, it's more important than ever to know how to stand out from the crowd. Written by two podcasting veterans, this book gives you everything you need to launch a podcast. Get the insider info on how to produce quality audio (and even video), keep your content fresh, find your voice, and build an audience.
    Inside...
    • Building your podcasting studio
    • Developing your podcast theme
    • Conducting great interviews
    • Recording and editing episodes
    • Distributing your podcast
    • Adding sponsorships
    • Expanding your podcast consumption


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, in Your Face, 1977-1989
    Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, in Your Face, 1977-1989
    ISBN: 9781419748547
    Title: Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, in Your Face, 1977-1989
    Author: GRECCO MICHAEL

    Iconic and never-before-seen images of punk and post-punk's quintessential bands

    In the late 70s, punk rock music began to evolve into the post-punk and new wave movements that dominated until the early 90s. During this time, prolific photographer and filmmaker Michael Grecco was in the thick of things, documenting the club scene in places like Boston and New York, and getting shots on- and backstage with bands such as The Cramps, Dead Kennedys, Talking Heads, Human Sexual Response, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, the Ramones, and many others. Grecco captured in black and white and color the raw energy, sweat, and antics that characterized the alternative music of the time. Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991 features stunning, never-before-seen photography from this iconic period in music. In addition to concert photography, he also shot album covers and promotional pieces that round out this impressively extensive photo collection. Featuring a foreword from Fred Schneider of the B-52's, Punk, Post Punk, New Wave is a quintessential piece of music history for anyone looking for backstage access into the careers of punk and post punk's most beloved bands.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00

    $65.00
  • Queen All The Songs
    Queen All The Songs
    ISBN: 9780762471249
    Title: Queen All The Songs
    Author: CLERC BENOIT


    The newest addition to the bestselling All the Songs series, Queen: All the Songs details the unique recording history of the mega-bestselling and hugely influential rock band. Filled with fascinating photographs (some rarely seen), and juicy behind-the-scenes details, Queen: All the Songs tells the story of the band, album-by-album and track-by-track.

    A lovingly thorough dissection of every album and every song ever released by the beloved rock group, Queen: All the Songs follows Freddie, Brian, Roger, and John from their self-titled debut in 1973 through the untimely passing of Freddie, all the way up to their latest releases and the Oscar winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody. The writing and recording process of each and every track is dissected, discussed, and analyzed by author Benoît Clerc, and page after page features fascinating and sometimes rarely seen images of the band.

    Queen: All the Songs delves deep into the history and origins of the band and their music. This one-of-a-kind book draws upon decades of research and recounts the circumstances that led to the composition of every song, as well as the recording process, and the instruments used. Featuring hundreds of photographs, including rare black-and-white publicity stills, images of instruments used by the band, and engaging shots of the musicians in-studio, Queen: All the Songs is the must-have book for any true fan of classic rock.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, & Deconstructed
    Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, & Deconstructed
    ISBN: 9781419718182
    Title: Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, & Deconstructed
    Author: SERRANO SHEA

    "The Rap Year Book" takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music from artists backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, "The Rap Year Book" is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation.
    Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, "The Rap Year Book" is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.
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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Rave Art Flyers, Invitations & Membership Cards
    Rave Art Flyers, Invitations & Membership Cards
    ISBN: 9781787394988
    Title: Rave Art Flyers, Invitations & Membership Cards
    Author: BERLIN CHELSEA LOUISE


    In the mid- to late 1980s, rave culture developed. It influenced music, design, art, drugs, fashion, language and even the law. Originally emerging in the USA, it was refined in the UK by people who wanted to dance, party and express themselves in terms of art and music. It started in in small, sweaty clubs but such was the popularity that soon enormous Raves, with tens of thousands of people, were common.


    'House' music and illegal drug ecstasy were the driving forces behind what turned into a global phenomenon. Events that started as secretive nights in underground clubs, with word-of-mouth advertising grew from one-off take-overs of unusual venues into huge open land-based events. Pager and telephonic communication became the medium of message-passing, and flyers were key to it all: informing the right people about the right place at the right time. Chelsea Berlin was there from the beginning, attending many of the now legendary events, from Club Shoom to Energy and beyond.


    In Rave Art, the whole exciting movement is documented through the flyers that were handed out freely (often privately) to inform partygoers of the next venue. Flyer design became an artform, and this book contains hundreds of the most significant and rare examples from Chelsea's huge collection.


    Together with personal reminiscences and quotes from famous, infamous and not-so-famous attendees, Rave Art paints a vivid picture of what is probably the last significant youth culture movement of modern times.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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
    Author: BRACEWELL MICHAEL


    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
    $25.00
  • Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner' Ring of the Nibelung
    Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner' Ring of the Nibelung
    ISBN: 9780141980720
    Title: Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner' Ring of the Nibelung
    Author: SCRUTON ROGER


    'The ideal interpreter of the Ring ... a fascinating and valuable study ... absorbing and convincing' Sunday Times

    The Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times. Roger Scruton's brilliant and passionate exploration of the drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of Wagner's masterpiece - with its themes of love, death, sacrifice and freedom - shows how, ultimately, it expresses the truth about the human condition.


    'Highly original and penetrating ... tremendous' Tim Blanning, Literary Review


    'A rich, historical account ... After reading this book, only the most unadventurous reader would turn down the chance to see Wagner's masterpiece' Economist


    'A brilliant gallop through the master's religious, musical and philosophical contexts' Sue Prideaux, Spectator


    'Scruton is one of the finest philosopher-musicians since Schopenhauer' Jonathan Gaisman, Standpoint



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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