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1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

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The musical adventure of a lifetime. The most exciting book on music in years. A book of treasure, a book of discovery, a book to open your ears to new worlds of pleasure. Doing for music what Patricia Schultz--author of the phenomenal 1,000 Places to See Before You Die--does for travel, Tom Moon recommends 1,000 recordings guaranteed to give listeners the joy, the mystery, the revelation, the sheer fun of great music.

This is a book both broad and deep, drawing from the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks, and more. It's arranged alphabetically by artist to create the kind of unexpected juxtapositions that break down genre bias and broaden listeners' horizons-- it makes every listener a seeker, actively pursuing new artists and new sounds, and reconfirming the greatness of the classics. Flanking J. S. Bach and his six entries, for example, are the little-known R&B singer Baby Huey and the '80s Rastafarian hard-core punk band Bad Brains. Farther down the list: The Band, Samuel Barber, Cecelia Bartoli, Count Basie, and Afropop star Waldemer Bastos.

Each entry is passionately written, with expert listening notes, fascinating anecdotes, and the occasional perfect quote--"Your collection could be filled with nothing but music from Ray Charles," said Tom Waits, "and you'd have a completely balanced diet." Every entry identifies key tracks, additional works by the artist, and where to go next. And in the back, indexes and playlists for different moods and occasions.

1,001 Songs Your Must Hear Before You Die

1,001 Songs Your Must Hear Before You Die

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This latest addition to the best-selling 1001 series offers more than ever-- the world's biggest and best playlist, referencing over 10,000 must-download songs. This book offers more than any previous book in the series. While each main entry profiles and illustrates 1,001 primary songs, it places that song into a contextual web of music history with references to other songs that are musically related. Thus, each entry points to alternate versions, covers, riffs, and influences effectively expanding the total number to 10,000. From the Beatles to Beyoncé, from Elvis to Elvis Costello, from Frank Sinatra to Rufus Wainwright, the full spectrum is covered chronologically and includes additional ancillary lists of must-hear songs grouped by subgenre and other special categories. Each song is analyzed by an international team of critics who explain why you must hear it. Included are key details such as lyricist, composer, producer, and label, making this a music treasure trove perfect for anyone into music, addicted to downloading, or those just getting started.
10 Rules of Rock and Roll : Collected Music Writing 2005-11

10 Rules of Rock and Roll : Collected Music Writing 2005-11

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In his first book, Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster takes readers on an idiosyncratic journey through the past and present of popular music: from Bob Dylan to Cat Power, from AC/DC to Nana Mouskouri, from The Saints to Franz Ferdinand. With 30 years experience as a recording artist and performer and an undimmed love of popular music, Forster's observations about his fellow artists balance the enthusiasm of a fan with an insider's authority. He is that rare thing, a musician who can write about music, and he brings to this collection of critical essays the erudition, wit and craft of his songwriting. Originally published in Australia in 2009, The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll was praised for its fresh insights by a genuine master (Courier Mail) and for providing an assured guide to recent pop music from the perspective of a songwriter who has willingly kept up (Weekend Australian). This revised and updated edition features new material not included in the original book, as well as short fiction and two moving tributes to Forster's fellow Go-Between, Grant McLennan.

100 Best and Absolute Greatest Heavy Metal Albums in the World. Ever.

100 Best and Absolute Greatest Heavy Metal Albums in the World. Ever.

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This collection of the 100 greatest heavy metal albums honors those bands andalbums that have made the genre what it is today.
100 Best-selling Albums of the 70s

100 Best-selling Albums of the 70s

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From the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Supertramp, you'll love this stroll down memory lane!

From singer-songwriters like Billy Joel and the Bee Gees to folk artists like John Denver and James Taylor to the rock legends Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin, you won't find a more complete list of albums that defines the '70s music scene. Each listing features the full-color, original sleeve artwork, and is packed with information about the musician lineup, track listings, and number-one singles that resulted. A celebration of this funky era, this book will help you shake your groove thing!

100 Best-selling Albums of the 80s

100 Best-selling Albums of the 80s

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A totally righteous collection of tunes!

From hair metal to the King of Pop, these 100 best-selling albums made up the soundtrack of the '80s. The wild success of artists Madonna, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, and Prince are chronicled here, along with more mellow musicians such as John Mellencamp, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, and Huey Lewis. Metal heads will also appreciate entries from Def Leppard, Metallica, Guns 'n' Roses, Quiet Riot, and more. Each listing features the full-color original sleeve artwork, and is packed with information about the musician lineup, track listings, and number-one singles that resulted. Return to the footloose years of the 1980s!

100 Best-selling Albums of the 90s

100 Best-selling Albums of the 90s

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Find your nirvana in this list of best-selling albums of the 1990s.

The music scene got a bit grungier in the 1990s, but these Top 100 albums wrapped up the 20th century with a big finish. From the Dixie Chicks and Spice Girls to Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette, women stepped up during this decade to make sure their voices were heard. Nirvana, Matchbox 20, Green Day, and the Backstreet Boys all had vastly different sounds, but were united in their popularity. Each listing features the full-color original sleeve artwork, and is packed with information about the musician lineup, track listings, and number one-singles that resulted.

100 Songs

100 Songs

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

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

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

100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

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Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base over half a century that is as significant and devoted as those of the Beatles, and this entertaining guide to all things Fab Four rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures that every Beatles fan should undertake, it ranks each item from one to 100. Fans of any generation will appreciate the songs, albums, places, personalities, and events that are relived and revealed from five decades of Beatles lore.
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated

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The ultimate compendium of a half century of the best music, now revised and updated. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a highly readable list of the best, the most important, and the most influential pop albums from 1955 through today. Carefully selected by a team of international critics and some of the best-known music reviewers and commentators, each album is a groundbreaking work seminal to the understanding and appreciation of music from the 1950s to the present. Included with each entry are production details and credits as well as reproductions of original album cover art. Perhaps most important of all, each album featured comes with an authoritative description of its importance and influence.
1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die

1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die

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Selected by a team of 22 leading music critics from around the world, the 1001 classical recordings featured here are absolute must hear pieces that will delight discerning music fans as well as those just discovering the joy of classical music. 800 photographs throughout.
1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

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Lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, authoritative--this definitive guide to the most important and groundbreaking guitars is the perfect book for aspiring musicians and serious fans alike. This latest volume in the hugely popular 1001 series surveys the world's most popular musical instrument. Popular culture has enjoyed an intense love affair with the guitar in both its acoustic and electric forms. Although quite ancient, the guitar only achieved recognition as a serious instrument in the late nineteenth century. Since then, it has become the world's most consequential instrument, and contemporary music is unimaginable without it. Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume, from the earliest Spanish baroque models to the latest Gibson Robot series with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features. From the classic and obscure to the simple and high-tech, the most notable guitars from Fender, Ibanez, Epiphone, Les Paul, Martin, and numerous other brands are featured in this one-of-a-kind book. Illustrated with striking color photographs, the book reveals what makes each model special, which well-known musicians use it, and the hit songs in which it can be heard. Details about technical and design specifications are included, and lively texts highlight some of the greatest guitar performances of all time.
101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die

101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolo's personal diary, which follows the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk. With over one hundred uniquely colorful illustrations and handwritten text, lists, notes, and personal anecdotes this is a book to delight in.

Ricardo Cavolo is fast becoming recognized as one of the most exciting illustrators to come out of Spain. He was previously art director at several advertising agencies before he realized his colorful tattooed beings and iconography should be shown to the world. His illustrations offer a wide range of narratives that invite the viewer to relate and form a notion of the subject. He has done commercial illustrations for Y&R, Leo Burnett, Urban Outfitters, Converse, and Nike. He now lives in Brighton.


101 Essential Rock Records

101 Essential Rock Records

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A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rocks most influential records from The Beatles 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the Golden Age. A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Undergrounds influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed Im Waiting For The Man at their last gig, and that it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me. Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrixs personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.
101 Movie Hits for Violin

101 Movie Hits for Violin

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(Instrumental Folio). Solo instrumentalists will love this collection of 101 film favorites, including: Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) * Beauty and the Beast * Can't Help Falling in Love * Chariots of Fire * Danger Zone * Don't You (Forget About Me) * Endless Love * Eye of the Tiger * Footloose * Forrest Gump - Main Title (Feather Theme) * The Heat Is On * I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow * Jailhouse Rock * Let It Go * Live and Let Die * Luck Be a Lady * Mission: Impossible Theme * My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from 'Titanic') * Nine to Five * The Pink Panther * Puttin' on the Ritz * The Rainbow Connection * Skyfall * Somewhere Out There * Stayin' Alive * Take My Breath Away (Love Theme) * Time Warp * Up Where We Belong * The Way We Were * and many more.
108 Rock Star Guitars

108 Rock Star Guitars

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Armed with a macro lens, an incredible eye for detail, and a truly groundbreaking vision, Lisa Johnson's guitar art is taking the world of fine art photography on a rock-and-roll ride. A compilation of Johnson's stunningly personal and intimate portraits, 108 Rock Star Guitars features the guitars of rock-and-roll luminaries, including Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Chrissie Hynde, and many others. Far from still life, Johnson's work conjures the abstract yet also possesses a very sensual and ethereal feel that intentionally illustrates intimate wear-and-tear details. Her unique presentation personifies and captures a musician's true spirit in these musical extensions of the artist's body. This ultra-deluxe, coffee-table photo book reveals through Johnson's signature macrophotography style the etchings, totems, and personal touches of each featured guitar. It is a rare perspective that few people outside of the musicians' stage crew have seen. Alongside these images, Johnson provides personal anecdotes describing her 17-year journey to photograph these iconic instruments, documenting her travels from the backstage hallways of some the world's most famous concert venues to the artists' private homes. 108 Rock Star Guitars is a music and fine-art photography aficionado's private backstage pass to witness up-close these six-stringed works of art.
11 Contracts That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know

11 Contracts That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know

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Most people regard legal contracts with an inherent suspicion. Having heard scores of horror stories, we in the music business, whether artists, songwriters, producers, or management, are especially cautious - perhaps even paranoid - of any binding agreement, and with good reason. If you could better understand the most common - and important - documents in the game, wouldn't you? Steve Gordon, an entertainment attorney with over twenty years of experience in the industry, is making just such an offer with his latest book, The 11 Contracts That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know. The 11 Contracts is an in-depth guide intended to assist any aspirant wary of navigating the music biz or struggling to interpret its insular jargon. This no-nonsense book follows a refreshingly simple format: Gordon presents a sample agreement, then breaks down the nuances of both the legal and business sides of the arrangement. Subjects covered include: - Management Agreements - Production Company and New Artist - Indie Label Deals - Sync Licenses - Producer Agreements - Music Publishing Deals - Composer Agreements - Live Performance Contracts - Music Video Production Contracts - Band Agreements Business Actions Artists Can Take Without an Attorney - Investment Agreements Every purchase also includes access to a library of streaming and downloadable video content touching on music clearances and licensing, management, artist, publishing, and producer agreements, the art of hiring a music attorney, the role of artist management and record companies in the music business today, and more. Ensure that you will never find yourself stuck on the wrong side of a bad deal - pick up your copy of The 11 Contracts today!
120 Studies for Right Hand Development

120 Studies for Right Hand Development

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These studies constitute an irreplaceable part of the standard study material for classical guitar. They are designed to aid in maximum development of right-hand technique.

Paperback Fiction

Bedrock Faith
By: May, Eric Charles
Memorial
By: Washington, Bryan
Lying Life of Adults
By: Ferrante, Elena
Infinite Country
By: Engel, Patricia
You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
By: Matthewson, Janina
Hench
By: Walschots, Natalie Zina

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
By: Ai Weiwei
Going There
By: Couric, Katie
Between the Lines
By: Beutter Cohen, Uli
David Copperfields History of Magic
By: Britland, David
Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
By: Wengrow, David
Welcome to Dunder Mifflin
By: Silverman, Ben

Hardcover Fiction

Noor
Author: Okorafor, Nnedi
Little Hope
Author: Joella, Ethan
Chouette
Author: Oshetsky, Claire
Termination Shock
Author: Stephenson, Neal
Sentence
Author: Erdrich, Louise
All of Us Villains
Author: Herman, Christine Lynn