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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is the ultimate critical guide to history's greatest music. You'll find a mouthwatering choice of listening here: from Miles Davis's jazz landmark Kind o..

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Acid For The Children

Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter..

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Aerosmith, 50th Anniversary Updated Edition: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Bad Boys from Boston

Updated and revised for Aerosmith's 50th anniversary as a band in 2020, this first complete illustrated history of one of the worlds most successful and popular bands includes hundreds of stunning per..

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Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn

'A compelling personal account of the dramas of a singular British band' Neil Tennant The trajectory of Suede - hailed in infancy as both 'The Best New Band in Britain' and 'effete souther..

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All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

The last major interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, conducted by New York Times bestselling author David Sheff, featuring a new introduction that reflects on the fortieth anniversary of Lennon's d..

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Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016

Ashes to Ashes covers every single Bowie song, whether it was sung, written, or produced by him, from 1976, when he first recorded with Iggy Pop on "The Idiot," to his last masterpiece "Blackstar," re..

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At Home in Our Sounds: Music, Race, and Cultural Politics in Interwar Paris

At Home in Our Sounds illustrates the effect jazz music had on the enormous social challenges Europe faced in the aftermath of World War I. Examining the ways African American, French Antillean, and F..

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Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah

The definitive biography of Aaliyah-the talented R&B singer and artist whose tragic death at only twenty-two years old shocked the entertainment world and solidified her as an unforgettable music lege..

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Bad Boy Boogie:  true story of AC/DC legend Bon Scott

Bon Scott was once asked if he was AC or DC. 'Neither,' he grinned, 'I'm the lightning flash in the middle.' And that's how he lived his life. No one had the same skill with lyrics as Bon, who ca..

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Beastie Boys

When they met for the first time in Los Angeles in 1993, the Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze were rising stars of their respective fields - the golden ages of both east coast hip-hop and MTV. Immediately..

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Beatles on the Roof, The

When the world's greatest pop band played their final public concert, in January 169m there were no tickets or posters printed. When John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr emerg..

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Beatles: Get Back

The book opens in January 1969, the beginning of The Beatles' last year as a band. The Beatles (The White Album) is at number one in the charts and the foursome gather in London for a new project. Ove..

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Beatles: The Illustrated Lyrics, The

The lyrics to the songs of the Beatles read like poetry. This book treats them as such, and deals with them artistically, awarding them the thought and detail they deserve. The stories, themes an..

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Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and Finding My Voice, 1967-75

'Thompson could be said to be an English Dylan - only in some ways he's even better than that.' - GUARDIAN 'I've been in love with the ballads of Richard's since I first heard him.' - BONNIE RAIT..

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Beethoven:  Life in Nine Pieces

An authoritative and refreshing account of Beethoven's life and music Ludwig van Beethoven- to some, simply the greatest ever composer of Western classical music. Yet his life remains shrouded in..

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Beethoven: The Man Revealed

You know the music... but do you know the man? Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the world's best loved and most influential composers. His life - its dramas, conflicts, loves and losses - is played o..

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Being John Lennon

John Lennon was a rock star, a school clown, a writer, a wit, an iconoclast, a sometime peace activist and finally an eccentric millionaire. He was also a Beatle - his plain-speaking and impudent reje..

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Berkmann's Pop Miscellany: Sex, Drugs and Cars in Swimming Pools

Marcus Berkmann was for many years the pop critic of the Spectator, waiting like most freelances to get fired. He's also the author of the bestselling Berkmann's Cricket Miscellany, concentrating on t..

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Bessie Smith

'The most vivid evocation of Bessie Smith I have ever read' - Ian Carr, BBC Music '[Bessie Smith] showed me the air and taught me how to fill it ... she's the reason I started singing, really' - ..

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Bicycle Diaries

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd...

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Biographic: Beethoven: Great Lives in Graphic Form

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of e..

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Blood:  Memoir by the Jonas Brothers

"This book is intense! I think I overshared." -Joe Jonas "We all did. That's what memoirs are about. Telling your truth." -Kevin Jonas "But what if your truth is different than mine..."-Nick..

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Bob Dylan - No Direction Home

Robert Shelton met Bob Dylan when the young singer arrived in New York in 1961. He became Dylan's friend, champion, and critic. His book, first published in 1986, was hailed as the definitive unauthor..

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Bob Marley: Look Within

In honour of the 75th birthday of Bob Marley, this glorious oversized book collects more than 150 photographs that celebrate the life and influence of the godfather of reggae and one of the greatest s..

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Born to Run

The international Number One bestseller. Over a million copies sold in the English language. Published in 23 foreign languages. `A heartfelt memoir . . . there is a fearlessness to his pro..

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Bowie Quizpedia

These 450+ questions will test even the biggest Bowie fanatics' knowledge of Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke. In what film did he play Andy Warhol? How did he meet Iman? Whi..

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BOWIE: A Michael Allred Coloring Book

Color your way through the kaleidoscopic career of David Bowie and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust in this one-of-a-kind coloring book. From the unauthorized and New York Times best-selling graphic ..

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Boy On Fire: The Young Nick Cave

The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue. A beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative year..

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Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs

Important insight into the work of a truly great songwriter. Updated to include the albums Western Stars and Letter To You and packed full of insightful stories from Springsteen's long career, Br..

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Bunnyman: A Memoir

Growing up in Liverpool in the 1960s and '70s, when skinheads, football violence and fear of just about everything was the natural order of things, a young Will Sergeant found the emerging punk scene..

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Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America

__________ 'Essential reading' Rolling Stone 'A must read. The best bit of literature currently out there on Kendrick Lamar' VICE __________ Kendrick Lamar is at..

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Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020

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Carole King's Tapestry

Carole King's Tapestry is both an anthemic embodiment of second-wave feminism and an apotheosis of the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter sound and scene. And these two elements of the album's historic s..

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Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur

A New Yorker writer's intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur's life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. In the summer of 202..

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Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions

A modern take on a classical icon: this "luminous book" (Susan Orlean, New York Times bestselling author of The Library Book) tells the story of when, where, and how Chopin composed his most famous wo..

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Reissued for the 40th Anniversary of the Oscar-winning, Sissy Spacek-starring film of the same name, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER recounts Loretta Lynn's astonishing journey to become one of the original que..

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Codex Metallum:  secret art of metal decoded

*** Decode the secret language of metal. Metal music has a rich and powerful visual language like no other genre. From death and the devil to mythology and the occult, the artwor..

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Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics

The definitive anthology of Jim Morrison's writings with rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks. ..

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Dave Brubeck:Life in Time

WINNER OF THE PRESTO JAZZ BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 An articulate, scrupulously researched account based on first-hand information, this book presents Brubeck's contribution to music with the c..

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David Bowie FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Finest Actor

David Bowie was one of the world's most famous rock stars. But, as David Bowie FAQ shows, he was also far more than that. After spending the latter part of the 1960s searching for the best medium thro..

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Dead People I Have Known

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Death Of Music Journalism

Simon Sweetman - blogger, reviewer, podcaster, and author of On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics - releases his first poetry collection, The Death of Music Journalism. Simon's been writ..

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend. As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimita..

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Don't Look Back In Anger

The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the 'Swinging Sixties' had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and m..

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Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan

For Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, a revised and updated edition of Howard Sounes' classic biography of the rock legend. 'Engagingly written and scrupulously researched' Observer An UPDATED EDIT..

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Dreamer: An Autobiography

In celebration of his 80th birthday and 60 years in music, Cliff Richard tells the story of his incredible life in this definitive autobiography, published alongside a new music project. 'Before ..

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Dunedin Sound, the

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Electric Guitar Evolution: Classic 50s and 60s Models from Past to Present

'Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years, to make sounds no one has heard before, is truly what gets me off.' - Jeff Beck Electric Guitar Evolution: Classic 50s & ..

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Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers

At more than 120 bpm, electronic music sets the tempo on dancefloors around the globe. Accompanying the exhibition Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers, this book offers an insight into..

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Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show

"Outstanding pop-culture history." -Newsday The "smart and zippy account" (The Wall Street Journal) of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all..

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