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  • Pepper Adams' Joy Road

    An Annotated Discography

    by Gary Carner ...
    Series series Studies in Jazz
    Pepper Adams' Joy Road is more than a compendium of sessions and gigs done by the greatest baritone saxophone soloist in history. It's a fascinating overview of Adams' life and times, thanks to colorful interview vignettes, drawn from the author's unpublished conversations with Adams and other musicians. These candid observations from jazz greats about Adams and his colleagues reveal previously ... Read more

    $52.99 USD

  • Bob Dylan All the Songs

    The Story Behind Every Track

    Series series All the Songs
    The most comprehensive account of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize-winning work yet published, with the full story of every recording session, every album, and every single released during his nearly 60-year career.Bob Dylan: All the Songs focuses on Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Mr Cool's Dream - Paul Weller with The Style Council

    by Iain Munn ...
    Paul Weller wrote some of the best songs during his sabbatical with The Style Council - from savvy socially-conscious pop to effortless love songs. Between 1983 and 1985, its as if Paul was happiest taking chances, usurping expectations, borrowing magpie-like from the past and remoulding it for the present (in true Mod fashion). Iain Munn must be congratulated for flying the flag for Weller's ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Limelight: Rush in the ’80s

    by Martin Popoff ...
    Series Book 2 - Rush Across the Decades
    Part two of the definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the North — covering Rush’s most iconic and popular albums, Moving Pictures and Power WindowsIncludes two full-color photo inserts, with 16 pages of the band on tour and in the studioIn the follow-up to Anthem: Rush in the ’70s, Martin Popoff brings together canon analysis, cultural context, and extensive firsthand interviews to ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Pink Floyd All the Songs

    The Story Behind Every Track

    Series series All the Songs
    A comprehensive look at the unique recording history of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most commercially successful and influential rock bands. Pink Floyd All the Songs tells the full story of every recording session, album, and single that the band has released.Since 1965, Pink Floyd been recording sonically experimental and philosophical music, selling more than 250 million records worldwide, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Anthem: Rush in the ’70s

    by Martin Popoff ...
    Series Book 1 - Rush Across the Decades
    The definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the NorthIncludes two full-color photo inserts, with 16 pages of the early days of the band on tour and in the studioWith extensive, first-hand reflections from Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, as well as from family, friends, and fellow musicians, Anthem: Rush in the ’70s is a detailed portrait of Canada’s greatest rock ambassadors. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • All The Songs

    The Story Behind Every Beatles Release

    Series series All the Songs
    In this lively and fully-illustrated work, two music historians break down every album and every song ever released by the Beatles, from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The Long and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970).All the Songs delves deep into the history and origins of the Beatles and their music. This first-of-its-kind book draws upon decades of research, as music historians Margotin and Guesdon ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs Vol.1: From Savoy Stompers to Clock Rockers

    A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, #1

    by Andrew Hickey ...
    Series Book 1 - A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
    In this series of books, based on the hit podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, Andrew Hickey analyses the history of rock and roll music, from its origins in swing, Western swing, boogie woogie, and gospel, through to the 1990s, grunge, and Britpop.Looking at five hundred representative songs, he tells the story of the musicians who made those records, the society that produced them, and ... Read more

    $5.00 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Mad Love

    An Introduction to Opera

    A lively introduction to opera, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first centuryThere are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera -- and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a spirited and indispensable tour of opera's eclectic past and present, beginning with Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1607, generally considered the first successful opera, through classics like Carmen ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Driven: Rush in the ’90s and “In the End”

    by Martin Popoff ...
    Series Book 3 - Rush Across the Decades
    The conclusion to the definitive biography of the rock ’n’ roll kings of the North.Includes two full-colour photo inserts, with unearthed photos of the band.“Popoff’s long-time access to the three band members, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, and their associates continues to provide a phenomenal treasure trove of insight and detail.” — Library JournalIn this conclusion to his trilogy of ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Essential Jazz Recordings

    101 CDs

    by Ross Porter ...
    A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being recorded seemingly by almost every artist and band or trio, it’s very hard to know where to start or ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Is It Still Good to Ya?

    Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017

    Is It Still Good to Ya? sums up the career of longtime Village Voice stalwart Robert Christgau, who for half a century has been America's most widely respected rock critic, honoring a music he argues is only more enduring because it's sometimes simple or silly. While compiling historical overviews going back to Dionysus and the gramophone along with artist analyses that range from Louis Armstrong ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • The Pocket DJ

    With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by former Spin magazine writer and editor Sarah Lewitinn (aka Ultragrrrl), The Pocket DJ is the ultimate insider's reference guide for selecting music, downloading MP3s, and making all-purpose mixes for every occasion imaginable. Playlists include: Essential genres: with crowd-pleasing dance mixes for indie rockers, headbangers, and hip ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Penguin Jazz Guide

    The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums

    The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans should have and shows how they tell the history ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Led Zeppelin All the Songs

    The Story Behind Every Track

    Series series All the Songs
    Led Zeppelin All the Songs takes a deep dive into the innovative recording history of the one of the most influential rock bands of all time—covering every album and every track that Led Zeppelin has ever produced.More than fifty years after their first practice session in a London basement, Led Zeppelin continues to fascinate new generations of listeners. While their legendary backstage antics ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Beatles Book

    by Hunter Davies ...
    Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, has produced the essential Beatles guide. Divided into four sections – People, Songs, Places and Broadcast and Cinema – it covers all elements of the band’s history and vividly brings to live every influence that shaped them.Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of artefacts and memorabilia, this is ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s

    Guides to Music

    by Andrew Hickey ...
    Series series Guides to Music
    In 1960, a group of young men in California recorded an instrumental single, Moon Dawg, and started what would become known as surf music. Within a few years, those young men would have been important parts of records by the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Canned Heat, the Monkees, and many more.In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a look at the LA pop music scene of the 60s through the lens of its greatest ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The New York Times Essential Library: Classical Music

    A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings

    by Allan Kozinn ...
    Series series The New York Times Essential Library
    A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available todayFor classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling and exciting than the range of technique and emotion that can capture or transform the great works in the hands of a conductor and musicians. But with hundreds of recordings released every year, discovering the jewels is a challenge, for newcomers as well ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Queen All the Songs

    The Story Behind Every Track

    by Benoît Clerc ...
    Series series All the Songs
    Filled with fascinating photographs and juicy behind-the-scenes details, Queen All the Songs illuminates the unique recording history of a mega-bestselling and hugely influential rock 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 ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Ultimate Classic Rock

    A guide to the best rock music of the 60s, 70s and 80s

    From a 2014 perspective, the classic rock era falls basically between the years of 1965 and 1985, It is the rock music produced during these years that is the focus of this book. The book serves as a guide to that music, as well as later recordings produced by the artists that came to prominence during the classic rock era.The book provides biographical information on the greats of classic rock ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-74

    Guides to Music

    by Andrew Hickey ...
    Series series Guides to Music
    In the first ten years of their career, the Kinks underwent a creative explosion that was almost unparalleled in popular music.Starting with simple but potent garage rock tracks like You Really Got Me, the band, and lead singer/songwriter Ray Davies, quickly became one of the most idiosyncratic bands of the 60s, recording classic singles like "Days" and "Waterloo Sunset", and albums like The Kinks ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rush

    Album by Album

    by Martin Popoff ...
    Series series Album by Album
    Rush: Album by Album pays genuine tribute to this iconic rock band's discography by moderating frank, entertaining conversations about all 20 of Rush's studio albums.Formed in Toronto in 1968, the rock trio Rush has gone on to multiplatinum success behind the distinctive high register and virtuosic bass-playing of frontman Geddy Lee, the legendary drumming and lyric-writing of Neil Peart, and the ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1970-2015

    Rock Music Is Not Dead!It's just changing its course; rock music has a new direction. Which might not be to your tastes. What is a fan of rock music to do? The Underrated Rock Book is for you…This book is for any fan of rock music that is looking to go back and find lost classics, obscure albums, artists that were forgotten and some that never saw the light of day. The Underrated Rock Book covers ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Devil Take the Hindmost, The Otherworldly Music of Allan Holdsworth (Loose Cog Edition)

    by Ed Chang ...
    Originally published in an earlier, shortened form as a blog (A Thread of Lunacy: Appreciation and Analysis of the Otherworldly Music of Allan Holdsworth), this book is a biographical musical companion to the career of Allan Holdsworth, a guitarist revered by the greatest names in jazz and rock (such as Steve Vai, John McLaughlin, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus