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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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

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1966: The Year the Decade Exploded

The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the..

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2,000 Guitars

With guitars you've never seen in your life, this collection is a must-have for any guitar enthusiast or beginner. Not only is this volume the go-to place for classic guitar styles, bass guitars are a..

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50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live: Relive the Magic, Artist by Artist

Foreword by Woodstock co-founder, Michael Lang. 3 days. 33 concerts. 2 deaths. 2 births. 500,000 people. And another 250,000 stuck in traffic trying to get in. Woodstock was a festival like..

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666 Songs to Make You Bang Your Head Until You Die:  Guide to the Monsters of Rock and Metal

Featuring 666 standout metal songs from 1960 to the present day and illustrated with sleeves, flyers, posters and magazine ads, this is a feast for fans who love it loud. 666 Songs to Make You Ba..

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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 Gates Open: The Story of Can

All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. It consists of two books. In Book One, Rob Young giv..

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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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American Utopia

From former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman-an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connection..

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Annoying Music in Everyday Life

Just as music has the power to inspire, it has the power to irritate and enrage. Why does certain music annoy us? Why does it force us to leave rooms, invade our personal space and affect us on a visc..

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Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age

This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years. The blues ha..

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Art Sex Music

A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that ha..

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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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Bananarama - Really Saying Something

MUSIC, FAME AND A LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP. In the early eighties, best friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward arrived at the YWCA in London, with their sights set on careers in journalism and the med..

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Barefoot Pilgrimage

Andrea Corr's Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir. In part, an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father; ..

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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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Beastie Boys Book

A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself - by band members AD-ROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonz..

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Beatles from a to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour, The

Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members. He had a front-row seat as they elevated pop music into an art form, and he was pr..

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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: 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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Been So Long: My Life and Music

In a career that has spanned a half-century, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen has been at the forefront of American music and culture. A pioneer of the 1960s San Francisco scene, Jorma is best known for co-fo..

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Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces

Ludwig van Beethoven- to some, simply the greatest ever composer of Western classical music. Yet his life remains shrouded in myths, and the image persists of him as an eccentric genius shaking his fi..

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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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Beginner's Step-by-Step Guitar:  Complete Guide

From Jimi Hendrix to Ed Sheeran, every guitar hero started somewhere - so stop dreaming and start playing! Covering acoustic and electric, this book includes everything you need to know, from cho..

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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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Bessie Smith: A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

'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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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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Blues: A Visual History

Charting the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, and focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide, The Blues: A Visual History is a uniqu..

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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: 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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Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

Carly Simon is a household name. She was the staple of the '70s and '80s Billboard charts and was famously married to James Taylor with whom she has two children. She has had a career that has spanned..

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Brian May's Red Special: The Story of the Home-made Guitar that Rocked Queen and the World

In Brian May's Red Special you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian May's unique, home-made guitar. Brian talks about every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing..

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Bruce Springsteen: All the Songs

The most in-depth exploration of Springsteen's songs ever written. Spanning nearly 50 years of albums, EPs, B-sides, and more, this is the full story behind every single song that The Boss ..

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

Kendrick Lamar understands and employs blues, jazz, and soul in his music, which makes it startling. His work is more than merely brilliant; it is magic. - Toni Morrison Kendrick Lamar has..

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Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020

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Chronicles Vol 1   Bob Dylan

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Clash: All the Albums, All the Songs

Formed in London in 1976 by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon at the outset of that citys punk rock boom, The Clash went on to outlast their peers and create some of the most influential albu..

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Classic FM Family Music Box, The

The perfect introduction to the world of classical music for all ages. Produced in collaboration with Classic FM, this entertaining book includes a comprehensive overview of classical music accompanie..

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Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series. Easy to understan..

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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as sh..

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Composers: Their Lives and Works

Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured composer, more than 90 biographical entries trace the friendships, loves, and rivalries that inspired each musical genius and their work. Prof..

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Confess

Rob Halford is the legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time. Known as 'The Metal God' by his devoted, global fan base, Rob Halford has al..

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

'In what is the most comprehensive biography of the group to date, Browne compiles a fun and fast-paced music history.... an authoritative chronicle.' --Publishers Weekly The first and most..

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Crossroads: In Search of the Moments that Changed Music

Standing at the crossroads - the Mississippi crossroads of Robert Johnson and the devil's infamous meeting - Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal juncture. Aged sixty, he had just mour..

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Cult Musicians: 50 Progressive Performers You Need to Know

Cult Musicians handpicks 50 notable figures from the modern world of music and explores the creative genius that earned them the cult label, while celebrating the works that made their names. Wh..

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David Bowie - Changes: A Life in Pictures 1947-2016

David Bowie - Changes is a celebration of the international figure all starry-eyed hopefuls aspired to be when setting out on a path to fame and fortune in the music industry - whether they know it or..

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