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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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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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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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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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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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Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia

In a 1970s commuter town, Tracey Thorn's teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about not buying things, not going to the disco, the school coach not ..

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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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Awfully Big Adventure, The

Michael Jackson died on June 25 2009 in Los Angeles, from of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication (according to Wikipedia). The one-time King of Pop was preparing for one last assault on the..

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Backstage Passes

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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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Beatles: Tom Murray's Mad Day Out

"Were they really mad? Well, you know what pop stars are like." - Tom Murray When the acclaimed photographer Tom Murray, was invited to tag along on an early morning photoshoot in 1968, he had no..

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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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Big Book of Rock & Roll Names, The

The Big Book of Rock & Roll Names tells the behind-the-scenes stories of how the world's most popular and influential rock and pop acts got their names. By turns fascinating, funny, and bizarre, the p..

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Biographic: Beatles: 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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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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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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Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest Manager

Bring it on Home is a celebration, a cautionary tale and a compelling human drama. Written with the full co-operation of the Grant family and with access to Grant's private correspondence, busine..

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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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Careless Love: Unmaking of Elvis Presley

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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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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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CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

"A must for CSNY fans." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review The first ever biography focused on the formative and highly influential early years of "rock's first supergroup" (Rolling Stone) Crosby, ..

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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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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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David Bowie: Icon: Definitive Photographic Collection

When David Bowie passed away on 10 January 2016, the world lost an icon. And yet, his legacy lives on. From his humble origins as a teen musician in the 1960s up until the very end, David Bowie's musi..

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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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Decade That Rocked: The Photography Of Mark Weissguy Weiss

"Mark is the real deal. He may not play the guitar, but that camera is his guitar. He's a rockstar." - Gene Simmons "Mark's energy, his creativity, his drive, his positive attitude and his enthu..

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Decca: The Supreme Record Company: The Story of Decca Records 1929-2019

Decca is one of the great global names in recorded music. From pioneering techniques that revolutionised classical recording, to the 1960s and 70s pop explosion, through to the classical revival in th..

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