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Pink Floyd: Song by Song

Pink Floyd Song by Song takes a fresh look at the songs which led to Pink Floyd becoming the third best-selling band of all time. From 'Arnold Layne' to 'Louder Than Words', Pink Floyd wrote about ang..

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Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains

The first book ever produced with full access the Pink Floyd archive. Published to accompany the V&A's major summer exhibition, Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, celebrates 50 years of one of the grea..

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Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business c..

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Player's Guide to Chamber Music

Chamber music includes some of the world's greatest music. It is widely played in homes, without an audience, by players who are mostly amateurs, and much of the repertoire is playable even by those o..

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Pop Charts: 100 Iconic Song Lyrics Visualized

Test your musical knowledge with this fun compilation, filled with 100 beautifully designed infographics, that pays homage to the songs we can't get out of our heads-inspired by lyrics from artists su..

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Porcelain

In the late eighties and early nineties, Moby, then an underground DJ and musician, was scraping out a living in New York City. In a scene popular chiefly among working-class African-Americans and Lat..

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Portrait of Bowie: A Tribute to Bowie by His Artistic Collaborators and Contemporaries

HIS LIFE WAS A WORK OF ART Now, artists and musicians who worked with David Bowie during his lifetime - or who were his contemporaries - pay tribute to the icon through their own words on what it w..

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Present Tense: A Radiohead Compendium

A Rock's Backpages anthology of Radiohead, the most radical and fascinating rock band in modern music history, edited and introduced by Barney Hoskyns. For over 25 years, Radiohead have been the ..

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Prince

Prince was an icon of artistry and individuality, a symbol (quite literally, at one point in his career) of independence, a man who lived for the art of his music. He chose to position himself outside..

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Prince A to Z: The Life of an Icon from Alphabet Street to Jay Z

An illustrated A to Z, celebrating the unparalleled artistic impact of cultural icon Prince. This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A Z celebrates the many faces and facets of the legend that was Pr..

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Prince: Purple Reign

Prince was an icon. A man who defined an era of music and changed the shape of popular culture forever. There is no doubt that he was one of the most talented and influential artists of all time, and ..

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Prince: Purple Reign

Prince was an icon. A man who defined an era of music and changed the shape of popular culture forever. There is no doubt that he was one of the most talented and influential artists of all time, and ..

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Prince: The Last Interview

There is perhaps no musician who has had as much influence on the sound of contemporary American music than Prince. His pioneering compositions brought a variety of musical genres into a singular funk..

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Progressive Rock Drumming

A comprehensive, lesson by lesson guide covering all aspects of playing drums in a group; including: Rock Techniques and Timing, Solos, Rolls, Fill, Syncopation and Rudiments...

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Psychedelia: 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums, 1966-1970

It wasn't just clothes and hair that changed as the 1960s progressed - social awareness crept into youth culture and music ceased to be simply about dancing. A counter-culture gradually emerged, and r..

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Queen in 3D

There's no ghost writer for this book. Its just me. - Brian MayWith these words, the author announces the first book ever to be published about the legendary rock band Queen by a member of the band. A..

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Queen: Album by Album

A thoughtfully curated and gloriously illustrated retrospective of the band's studio releases, Queen, comes just in time for the 45th anniversary of their debut LP and biopic. Formed in 1970, Queen ..

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Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap as a genre became recognised as part of music's landscape and comes right up to the present. Shea S..

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Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music

Electronic dance music was once the utopian frontier of pop culture. But three decades after the acid house 'summer of love', it has gone from subculture to the global mainstream. Does it still have t..

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Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music

In the 90s, dance music was the euphoric, utopian frontier of youth culture. But what does it mean to people around the world today?In Detroit, techno is helping the city heal its economic wounds.In B..

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RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

'It's time to write down not only my legacy but also the story of nine dirt-bomb street thugs who took our everyday life-scrappin' and hustlin' and tryin' to survive in the urban jungle of New York Ci..

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Ray Davies: A Complicated Life

NOW UPDATED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE. In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led the Kinks to fame with their number one hit 'You Really Got Me'. Within months, they were established among the pop ..

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Read and Riot: A pussy riot guide to activism

'Stylish, striking, and elegantly packaged...as indispensible to confronting, say, your domineering mother-in-law or your local city council as it is to helping foment an ongoing and ever-escalating i..

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Reckless

By the time she was 14, Chrissie Hynde knew she had to get out of Akron, Ohio. Her perfect '50s American childhood upturned by a newly acquired taste for rock 'n' roll, motorbikes and the 'get down bo..

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Reckless Daughter: A Joni Mitchell Anthology

Joni Mitchell has only visited the U.S. Top 40 singles chart four times in her long recording career - and the Top 20 just once. So much for "stoking the starmaker machinery behind the popular song", ..

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Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin begain life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who have birth to two sons in her teens and le..

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Rest is Noise: Listening To The Twentieth Century

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Revolution in the Head: The

As dazzling as the decade they dominated, The Beatles almost single-handedly created pop music as we know it. Today, their songs are cited as seminal influences by stars like Oasis and Blur. Eloquentl..

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Ring of the Nibelung, The

The scale and grandeur of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung has no precedent and no successor. It preoccupied Wagner for much of his adult life and revolutionized the nature of opera, the orchestra, t..

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Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung

'The ideal interpreter of the Ring ...a fascinating and valuable study ...absorbing and convincing' Sunday Times The Ring of the Nibelung is one of the greatest works of art created in modern times...

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Rip it Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984

In this, the first book to take a big-picture view of the entire post punk period, acclaimed author and music journalist Simon Reynolds recreates a time of tremendous urgency and idealism in pop music..

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Rite of Spring, The

The story behind the scandalous first performance of one of the most influential works in the history of music. On 29 May 1913, at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, a new ballet by Diag..

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Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll
Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians

Robert Schumann was far ahead of his time, not least in his attitude to children and young people; his 'Advice for Young Musicians', originally created to accompany his famous 'Album for the Young', r..

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Rock Bottom: A Music Writer's Journey into Madness

'One of the best music books ever written, because Michael Odell knows music isn't about the musicians - it's about what it does to the listener, even if what it does ends up being wholly disastrous. ..

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Rock Covers

Rock on. From Elvis to Nirvana: the most important record covers in rock history. Album art is indelibly linked to our collective musical memories; when you think of your favorite albums, you picture ..

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Rockonomics

Alan Krueger, the former chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from rock artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain th..

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Rolling Stone Covers / 50 Years

For the past 50 years, the covers of Rolling Stone have depicted the icons of popular culture-from John Lennon, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Steve Martin to Rihanna, Louis C.K., Adele, ..

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Rolling Stones All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Since 1963, The Rolling Stones have been recording and touring, selling more than 200 million records worldwide. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history ..

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Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World

Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolu..

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Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World

Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolu..

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Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

Punk has been romanticised and embalmed on TV, in books and on the catwalk. An English youth revolt that became a world-wide fashion statement, punk's idols were the Sex Pistols, and Johnny Rotten was..

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Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More

Stephen Hough is indisputably one of the world's leading pianists, winning global acclaim and numerous awards, both for his concerts and recordings. He is also a writer, composer and painter and was r..

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Runnin' with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen

Beginning in 1978, Van Halen's rise was one of the most thrilling the rock world had ever seen-their mythos an epic party with a sweaty, sexy, finger-tapping guitar solo as an encore. During this infa..

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Scar Tissue

In SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis, charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. Raised in the Midwest, h..

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Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

Franz Schubert's Winterreise is at the same time one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In his new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obses..

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Schumann: The Faces and the Masks

Schumann: The Faces and the Masks is a groundbreaking account of a major composer whose life and works have been the subject of intense controversy ever since his attempted suicide and early death in ..

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Searches for Tradition: Past and Present in New Zealand Music

In Douglas Lilburn's famous address to the 1946 Cambridge Summer School of Music, the composer described his `search for tradition' in the music of New Zealand and spelled out his hopes that a distinc..

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Second Summer of Love: How Dance Music Took Over the World, The

In 1987, four friends from London, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker, took a week-long holiday to Ibiza. What they saw there, and brought back home, would give rise to a..

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Secret DJ

The glamour, the parties, the excess, the highs: and, of course, the lows. The life of an international DJ playing at the most exotic destinations worldwide, in the most precarious of psychic circumst..

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Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on NIRVANA, a critically acclaimed new band from the underground music scene in Seattle. He had no idea that the band's leader, Kurt Coba..

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