• Writings on Music, 1965-2000
    Writings on Music, 1965-2000
    ISBN: 9780195151152
    Title: Writings on Music, 1965-2000
    Author: REICH STEVE

    In the mid-1960s, Steve Reich radically renewed the musical landscape with a back-to-basics sound that came to be called Minimalism. These early works, characterized by a relentless pulse and static harmony, focused single-mindedly on the process of gradual rhythmic change. Throughout his career, Reich has continued to reinvigorate the music world, drawing from a wide array of classical, popular, sacred, and non-western idioms. His works reflect the steady evolution of an original musical mind.
    Writings on Music documents the creative journey of this thoughtful, groundbreaking composer. These 64 short pieces include Reich's 1968 essay "Music as a Gradual Process," widely considered one of the most influential pieces of music theory in the second half of the 20th century. Subsequent essays, articles, and interviews treat Reich's early work with tape and phase shifting, showing its development into more recent work with speech melody and instrumental music. Other essays recount his exposure to non-western music -- African drumming, Balinese gamelan, Hebrew cantillation -- and the influence of these musics as structures and not as sounds. The writings include Reich's reactions to and appreciations of the works of his contemporaries (John Cage, Luciano Berio, Morton Feldman, Gyorgy Ligeti) and older influences (Kurt Weill, Schoenberg). Each major work of the composer's career is also explored through notes written for performances and recordings.
    Paul Hillier, himself a respected figure in the early music and new music worlds, has revisited these texts, working with the author to clarify their central narrative: the aesthetic and intellectual development of an influential composer. For long-time listeners and young musicians recently introduced to his work, this book provides an opportunity to get to know Reich's music in greater depth and perspective.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Wu Tang Manual
    Wu Tang Manual
    ISBN: 9781594480188
    Title: Wu Tang Manual
    Author: WU TANG CLAN

    Long awaited and much anticipated, The Wu-Tang Manual is The RZA’s first written introduction to the philosophy and history of Hip-Hop’s original Dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan. Since the release of the revolutionary Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - over the course of four seminal group albums and a multitude of ambitious side projects - the Wu-Tang Clan has constantly redefined what hip-hop can do and where hip-hop can go. Now, after a decade of dark beats and mysterious lyrics hinting at a larger whole, the RZA, the abbot of the legendary Staten Island hip-hop collective, fully reveals, for the first time, the complex, multilayered Wu-Tang Universe in The Wu-Tang Manual. Written in a style that is at once personal and philosophical, The Wu-Tang Manual unravels the intricate web of personalities (and alter egos), warrior codes, numerological systems, and Eastern spiritual ethics that define the Wu-Tang dynasty. Packed with information that reflects the breadth and depth of the RZA’s - and rest of the Clan’s - intellectual interests and passions, The Wu-Tang Manual is divided into four books of nine chambers each, for a total of 36 chambers. All together, the book provides the breakdown of essential Wu-Tang components, from basic information about each of the nine core members of Wu-Tang Clan to deeper explorations of the key themes of the Wu-Tang universe, a dictionary-like Wu-Slang lexicon, and an entire section of lyrics with densely annotated explanations of what they mean. Elegantly laid-out and richly printed, the book is designed to reflect the Asian influence on the Wu-Tang universe, which, as the book explains, began with a fascination with kung-fu movies but quickly led to serious study of martial arts and Eastern philosophy and spirituality. The book also includes a map of Shaolin; a trove of never-before-seen photos of the Wu-Tang Clan, including shots of RZA’s trip to China with Sifu Shi Yan-Ming, live shots, and portraits-by Michael Lavine, Craig Wetherby, Sophia Chang, and Frank151; and original illustrations of many of the guiding lights of the Wu-Tang universe. For the hardcore Wu-Tang disciple and the recent initiate alike, The Wu-Tang Manual is the definitive guide to the essence of Wu, one of the most innovative hip-hop groups of all time.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Wyatt at the Coyote Palace
    Wyatt at the Coyote Palace
    ISBN: 9781468313819
    Title: Wyatt at the Coyote Palace
    Author: HERSH KRISTIN

    Kristin Hersh, author of Rat Girl& and 2015's Don't Suck, Don't Die, and founding member and lead singer of legendary alternative rock band Throwing Muses, is releasing her new solo album as a hardback book. With artwork, lyrics, essays and stories by Kristin, the book also includes a CD of the album, and details of how to download exclusive extra content.

    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah: the Story of Modern Pop
    Yeah Yeah Yeah: the Story of Modern Pop
    ISBN: 9780571322404
    Title: Yeah Yeah Yeah: the Story of Modern Pop
    Author: STANLEY BOB

    Audacious and addictive, Yeah Yeah Yeah is a one-stop pop shop for the music lover everywhere.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! the Story of Modern Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncã©
    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! the Story of Modern Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncã©
    ISBN: 9780393242690
    Title: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! the Story of Modern Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncã©
    Author: STANLEY BOB

    Bob Stanley musician, music critic, and unabashed fan recounts the progression from the Beach Boys to the Pet Shop Boys to the Beastie Boys; explores what connects doo wop to the sock hop; and reveals how technological changes have affected pop production. Working with a broad definition of pop one that includes country and metal, disco and Dylan, skiffle and glam Stanley teases out the connections and tensions that animate the pop charts and argues that the charts are vital social history.

    Yeah Yeah Yeah is like the world s best and most eclectic jukebox in book form. All the hits are here: the Monkees, Metallica, Patsy Cline, Patti Smith, new wave, New Order, It s the Same Old Song, The Song Remains the Same, Aretha, Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Sgt. Pepper, A Tribe Called Quest, the Big Bopper, Fleetwood Mac, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Bikini Kill, the Kinks, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, and on and on and on. This book will have you reaching for your records (or CDs or MP3s) and discovering countless others.

    For anyone who has ever thrilled to the opening chord of the Beatles A Hard Day s Night or fallen crazy in love for Beyonce, Yeah Yeah Yeah is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00

    $63.00
  • Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! the Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonce
    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! the Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonce
    ISBN: 9780393351682
    Title: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! the Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonce
    Author: STANLEY BOB

    As much fun to argue with as to quote, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a monumental work of musical history, tracing the story of pop music through individual songs, bands, musical scenes, and styles from Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock around the Clock" (1954) to Beyonc#65533;'s first megahit, "Crazy in Love" (2003). It covers the birth of rock, soul, R&B, punk, hip hop, indie, house, techno, and more, and it will remind you why you fell in love with pop music in the first place.
    Bob Stanley-musician, music critic, and unabashed fan-recounts the progression from the Beach Boys to the Pet Shop Boys to the Beastie Boys; explores what connects doo wop to the sock hop; and reveals how technological changes have affected pop production. Working with a broad definition of "pop"-one that includes country and metal, disco and Dylan, skiffle and glam-Stanley teases out the connections and tensions that animate the pop charts and argues that the charts are vital social history.


    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is like the world's best and most eclectic jukebox in book form. All the hits are here: the Monkees, Metallica, Patsy Cline, Patti Smith, new wave, New Order, "It's the Same Old Song," The Song Remains the Same, Aretha, Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Sgt. Pepper, A Tribe Called Quest, the Big Bopper, Fleetwood Mac, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," Bikini Kill, the Kinks, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, and on and on and on. This book will have you reaching for your records (or CDs or MP3s) and discovering countless others.


    For anyone who has ever thrilled to the opening chord of the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" or fallen crazy in love for Beyonc#65533;, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ye-ye! the Girls of '60s French Pop Music
    Ye-ye! the Girls of '60s French Pop Music
    ISBN: 9781936239719
    Title: Ye-ye! the Girls of '60s French Pop Music
    Author: JEAN-EMMANUEL DELUXE; LIO (FOREWORD BY)

    Ye-Ye is a delightful style of pop music featuring young female singers that influenced France and many other countries, as says Susan Sontag, with its particular "camp" style throughout the 1960s. Ye-Ye pop had secondary explosions in the 1970s and 1990s in Japan and Europe through the likes of Lio (who provides this book's foreword), and in the United States through singers like April March, whose Ye-Ye number "Chick Habit" was heard in the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof. Interest in Ye-Ye revived again recently during the fifth season of the mega-popular television series Mad Men, when Don Draper's young, sexy wife sang the Ye-Ye number "Zou Bisou Bisou," originally made famous in the 1960s by blonde actress Gillian Hills. The most famous Ye-Ye practitioners include the glamorous Sylvie Vartan (married to rock star Johnny Hallyday), French lolita France Gall, beautiful actresses Brigitte Bardot and Chantal Goya, and the statuesque Francoise Hardy. This collection by French pop music expert Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe includes many interviews with the original singers and producers, visual excerpts of record covers, both 45s and LPs, and remarkable excerpts from a children's fan diary of the period. Ye-Ye means "Yeah Yeah" and many music lovers are ready for an immersion in this beloved but little-known genre. ""This lavishly illustrated compendium is like a passport to another time and place...a window into an era in which one could switch on the TV & see Bridget Bardot singing about Harley Davidson motorcycles while wearing thigh-high boots and a black leather mini-skirt. This book may well be the Bible of Ye-Ye ." --Boyd Rice"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack
    Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack
    ISBN: 9781501325854
    Title: Yoko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack
    Author: BRIDGES ROSE

    Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime series of all time, and if you ask its fans why, you can expect to hear about its music. Composer Yoko Kanno created an eclectic blend of jazz, rock, lullabies, folk and funk (to list just a few) for Cowboy Bebop's many moods and environments. Cowboy Bebop's blend of science fiction, westerns and gangster films promised to be "the work which becomes a new genre itself," and only Kanno's score could deliver.

    In this volume of 33 1/3 Japan, musicologist Rose Bridges helps listeners make sense of the music of Cowboy Bebop. The book places it within the context of Bebop's influences and Kanno's larger body of work. It analyzes how the music tells Spike, Faye, Jet and the rest of the crew's stories. Cowboy Bebop and its music are like nothing else, and they deserve a guide to match.

    33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960-1974
    Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960-1974
    ISBN: 9780870709661
    Title: Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960-1974
    Author: BIESENBACH KLAUS

    Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 19601971 examines the beginnings of Onos extensive career, demonstrating her pioneering role in visual art, performance and music during the 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition begins in New York in December 1960, where Ono initiated a performance series with La Monte Young in her Chambers Street loft. Over the course of the decade, Ono earned international recognition, staging Cut Piece in Tokyo and Kyoto in 1964, exhibiting at the Indica Gallery in London in 1966, and launching her global War is Over! campaign in 1969. Ono returned to New York in the early 1970s and organized an unsanctioned one woman show at The Museum of Modern Art. Over forty years after Onos unofficial MoMA debut, the Museum will present its first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artists work. The publication evaluates the broader cultural context of Onos early work and features five sections reflecting her geographic locations during this period and the corresponding evolution of her artistic practice. Each chapter includes an introduction written by a guest scholar, artwork descriptions, new interviews with key figures from the time, and a selection of primary documents culled from newspapers, magazines and journals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • You are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to be Human
    You are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to be Human
    ISBN: 9781848316539
    Title: You are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to be Human
    Author: WILLIAMSON VICTORIA

    'You are the music / While the music lasts' T.S. Eliot, The Four QuartetsDo babies remember music from the womb? Can classical music increase your child's IQ? Is music good for productivity? What is going on in your brain when Ultravox's Vienna, Schönberg's Verklärte Nacht or Dizzle Rascal's Bonkers transport you to back to student life?In this brilliant new exploration of the place of music in all our lives - whether we're a professional musician or just often find ourselves humming The Archers theme tune - music psychologist Victoria Williamson asks: from the womb to old age, why is music SO important to so many of us?From the child who takes music lessons to the commuter who cannot travel to work without an iPod, this upbeat, eye-opening book reveals for the first time the extent of the universal language of music that lives deep inside us all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • You are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to be Human
    You are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to be Human
    ISBN: 9781848317437
    Title: You are the Music: How Music Reveals What It Means to be Human
    Author: WILLIAMSON VICTORIA

    "You are the music / While the music lasts."--T.S. Eliot, "The Four Quartets"

    In this brilliant new exploration of the place of music in all our lives, music psychologist Victoria Williamson examines the many ways in which music affects us, from our first in utero experiences of sound through to adult life, and the part it plays in shaping who we are as individuals.

    Victoria Williamson is a lecturer and researcher in music psychology who holds academic posts in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Her research has been presented across international media including CNN, MSNBC, and CBC (Canada).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock & the Mwandishi Band
    You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock & the Mwandishi Band
    ISBN: 9780226300047
    Title: You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock & the Mwandishi Band
    Author: GLUCK BOB


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $72.00
    $72.00
  • Young Soul Rebels
    Young Soul Rebels
    ISBN: 9781846973338
    Title: Young Soul Rebels
    Author: COSGROVE STUART

    Nothing will ever compare to the amphetamine rush of my young life and the night I was nearly buggered by my girlfriend's uncle in the Potteries...The opening line of Stuart Cosgrove's Young Soul Rebel sets up a compelling and intimate story of northern soul, Britain's most fascinating musical underground scene, and takes the reader on a journey into the iconic clubs that made it famous - The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes Pier - the bootleggers that made it infamous, the splits that threatened to divide the scene, the great unknown records that built its global reputation and the crate-digging collectors that travelled to America to unearth unknown sounds.The book sweeps across fifty years of British life and places the northern soul scene in a social context - the rise of amphetamine culture, the policing of youth culture, the north-south divide, the decline of coastal Britain, the Yorkshire Ripper inquiry, the rise of Thatcherism, the miners' strike, the rave scene and music in the era of the world wide web.Books have been written about northern soul before but never with the same erudition and passion.Young Soul Rebel nails a scene that is as popular today as it was in its heyday in the 1970s.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Your Song Changed My Life: ...thirty-five Beloved Artists on Their Journey & the Music that Inspired It
    Your Song Changed My Life: ...thirty-five Beloved Artists on Their Journey & the Music that Inspired It
    ISBN: 9780062344458
    Title: Your Song Changed My Life: ...thirty-five Beloved Artists on Their Journey & the Music that Inspired It
    Author: BOILEN BOB


    From the beloved host and creator of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including Dave Grohl, Jimmy Page, Michael Stipe, Carrie Brownstein, Smokey Robinson, and Jeff Tweedy, among others--published in association with NPR Music.


    Is there a unforgettable song that changed your life?


    NPR's renowned music authority Bob Boilen posed this question to some of today's best-loved musical legends and rising stars. In Your Song Changed My Life, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), St. Vincent, Jonsi (Sigur Ros), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Cat Power, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Jenny Lewis, Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney), Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Jackson Browne, Valerie June, Philip Glass, James Blake, and other artists reflect on pivotal moments that inspired their work.


    For Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, it was discovering his sister's 45 of The Byrds' -Turn, Turn, Turn.- A young St. Vincent's life changed the day a box of CDs literally fell off a delivery truck in front of her house. Cat Stevens was transformed when he heard John Lennon cover -Twist and Shout.- These are the momentous yet unmarked events that have shaped these and many other musical talents, and ultimately the sound of modern music.


    A diverse collection of personal experiences, both ordinary and extraordinary, Your Song Changed My Life illustrates the ways in which music is revived, restored, and revolutionized. It is also a testament to the power of music in our lives, and an inspiration for future artists and music lovers.


    Amazing contributors include: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia, Wild Flag), Smokey Robinson, David Byrne (Talking Heads), St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), James Blake, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Sturgill Simpson, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Cat Power, Jackson Browne, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Philip Glass, Jonsi (Sigur Ros), Hozier, Regina Carter, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, and others), Courtney Barnett, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Leon Bridges, Sharon Van Etten, and many more.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story
    Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story
    ISBN: 9780008354190
    Title: Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story
    Author: ACOSTA CARLOS

    NOW AN AWARD-WINNING FEATURE FILM STARRING CARLOS ACOSTA 'The dazzling Carlos Acosta is the Cuban Billy Elliot, a poor kid who triumphed over prejudice and humble origins ... Frankly, you couldn't make it up.' Daily MailIn 1980, Carlos Acosta was just another Cuban kid of humble origins, the youngest son in a poor family named after the planter who had owned his great-great-grandfather. With few options and an independent spirit, Carlos spent his days on the streets, dreaming of a career in football. But even at a young age, Carlos had extraordinary talent. At nine, he was skipping school to win break-dancing competitions as the youngest member of a street-gang for whom dance contests were only a step away from violence. When Carlos's father enrolled him in ballet school, he hoped not only to nurture his son's talent, but also to curb his wildness. Years of loneliness, conflict and crippling physical effort followed, but today the Havana street-kid is an international star. This magical memoir is about more than Carlos's rise to stardom, however. It is the story of a childhood where food is scarce but love is abundant, where the soul of Cuba comes alive to influence a dancer's art. It is also about a man forced to leave behind his homeland and loved ones for a life of self-discipline, displacement and brutal physical hardship. Carlos Acosta makes dance look effortless, but the grace, strength and charm have come at a cost - here, in his own words, is the story of the price he paid. Previously published as 'No Way Home'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Zapple Diaries: the Rise & Fall of the Last Beatles Label
    Zapple Diaries: the Rise & Fall of the Last Beatles Label
    ISBN: 9780720618600
    Title: Zapple Diaries: the Rise & Fall of the Last Beatles Label
    Author: MILES BARRY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Zen & the Art of Mixing: Rev 2
    Zen & the Art of Mixing: Rev 2
    ISBN: 9781480366572
    Title: Zen & the Art of Mixing: Rev 2
    Author: MIXERMAN

    (Technical Reference). Here, in a replica of a recently exhumed tome (miraculously preserved within the chassis of a Sound Tools rig at the bottom of the La Brea Tar Pits), we present Mixerman's philosophies on the art of mixing. Well known for his hilarious exploits in The Daily Adventures of Mixerman , the author now provides his tactical reasoning without the colored lens of absurdist big-label disasters. In Rev 2 , Mixerman distills a successful mixing career's worth of lessons and realizations into understandable and sensible terms for both enthusiastic musician and professional technician alike. This enhanced multimedia edition brings mixers deeper into the concepts covered in the text. In nearly two hours of video clips, Mixerman provides invaluable insight into the various aspects of mixing: creating the rough mix, EQ, parallel compression, automation, and more. As Mixerman points out, "If you change how you think about mixing, you'll be well on your way to learning how to mix." This new edition features an updated "Gear" chapter.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Zen Guitar
    Zen Guitar
    ISBN: 9780684838779
    Title: Zen Guitar
    Author: SUDO PHILIP TOSHIO

    Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
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