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The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen All The Answers Are Here by Leonard Cohen, Malka Marom The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen All The Answers Are Here
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Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Tearing the World Apart Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century by Nina Goss Tearing the World Apart Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Participates in the creation of the postmillennial Bob Dylan by exploring three central records of the twenty-first century - Love and Theft (2001), Modern Times (2006), and Tempest (2012) - along with the 2003 film Masked and Anonymous, which Dylan...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Quincy Jones His Life in Music by Clarence Bernard Henry Quincy Jones His Life in Music

Quincy Jones (b. 1933) is one of the most prolific composers, arrangers, bandleaders, producers, and humanitarians in American music history and the recording and film industries. Jones's career has spanned over sixty years, generating a substantial body of work with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Beatles Forever by Hugh Fielder The Beatles Forever

The Beatles were - are - probably the most famous and successful band in the world, and despite breaking up 40 years ago, their popularity remains rock solid. Organized by year, this brilliant book covers all the major events in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Led Zeppelin by Chris Welch Led Zeppelin

Documents the journey of four talented rockers on the path to musical glory, and reveals the stories behind all of their recordings. This book takes you closer than ever before to the heady days of the 1970s, with rare memorabilia...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Olivier Messiaen A Research and Information Guide by Vincent P., Jr. (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Benitez Olivier Messiaen A Research and Information Guide
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Olivier Messiaen: A Research and Information Guide, Second Edition presents researchers with the most significant and helpful resources on Olivier Messiaen, one of the twentieth century's greatest composers. With multiple indices, this annotated bibliography will serve as an excellent tool...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Rod Stewart Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Rod Stewart Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

Iron Maiden Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Iron Maiden Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

The Beatles Collector's Edition Official 2018 Calendar - Square Format With Record Sleeve Cover by The Beatles Collector's Edition Official 2018 Calendar - Square Format With Record Sleeve Cover


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

Olly Murs Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Olly Murs Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

Justin Bieber Official 2018 Calendar - Square Wall Format by Justin Bieber Official 2018 Calendar - Square Wall Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

Motorhead Official 2018 Calendar - Square Wall Format by Motorhead Official 2018 Calendar - Square Wall Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

Gary Barlow Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Gary Barlow Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

Ed Sheeran Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Ed Sheeran Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

Michael Jackson Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Michael Jackson Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/09/2017

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The Beatles Photographs from the Set of Help! by Emilio Lari, Alastair Gordon The Beatles Photographs from the Set of Help!
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The Beatles first movie filmed in colour, Help! is a madcap adventure featuring cinematography and film sequences widely considered to be hugely influential to the modern performance-style music videos of today. Specialist set photographer Emilio Lari was invited by director...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

KISS 1977-1980 by Lynn Goldsmith KISS 1977-1980

The comprehensive story, as well as an intimate look, at the legendary band KISS at their rock-god peak, as captured by celebrated rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and American Folk Outlaw Performance by Damian A. Carpenter Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and American Folk Outlaw Performance

With its appeal predicated upon what civilized society rejects, there has always been something hidden in plain sight when it comes to the outlaw figure as cultural myth. Damian A. Carpenter traverses the unsettled outlaw territory that is simultaneously a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Liszt and the Symphonic Poem by Joanne (University of Nottingham) Cormac Liszt and the Symphonic Poem

A fresh evaluation of Liszt's symphonic poems, based on contextual, philosophical and musical evidence.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Robbie Williams Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Robbie Williams Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/10/2017

Take That Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Take That Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/10/2017

Kylie Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format by Kylie Official 2018 Calendar - A3 Poster Format


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/10/2017

The Rolling Stones Kings Of Rock 'N' Roll by Glenn Crouch, Steve Appleford The Rolling Stones Kings Of Rock 'N' Roll
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How many bands have rocked the world solidly for 50 years? Played in front of 1,500,000 people at one concert? Had hit records in every decade since the 1960s? That's right, just one: the Rolling Stones. This book documents the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Treasures of Bob Dylan by Brian Southall Treasures of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's groundbreaking work and epochal impact on the art and music scene is encapsulated completely in this book, including coverage of his Nobel Prize for Literature awarded in 2016, making it an essential insight for music and culture fans...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Major Dudes A Steely Dan Companion by Barney Hoskyns Major Dudes A Steely Dan Companion

A Rock's Backpages anthology, edited and introduced by Barney Hoskyns, of Steely Dan, one of the defining and bestselling American rock acts of the last half-century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Experiencing Chick Corea A Listener's Companion by Monika Herzig Experiencing Chick Corea A Listener's Companion

Experiencing Chick Corea introduces this American jazz icon to audiences beyond the domain of fans already familiar with this work. Monika Herzig places Corea's creations in their historical and social contexts so any music lover can gain a fuller understanding...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Experiencing Bessie Smith A Listener's Companion by John Clark Experiencing Bessie Smith A Listener's Companion

An icon of musical talent and independence, Bessie Smith's contributions to the blues and the music industry earned her the title of Empress of the Blues. Learning how to listen to Smith's work in turn develops a greater understanding of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Experiencing the Beatles A Listener's Companion by Brooke Halpin Experiencing the Beatles A Listener's Companion

Brooke Halpin takes the reader on a magical adventure through the Beatles' entire catalog of remarkable, timeless songs to discover the circumstances that inspired the songs and brought four Liverpudlian musicians eternal fame. The volume includes personal vignettes to take...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation A Reading of the Lyrics 1965-1967 by Louis A. (Dartmouth College, USA) Renza Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation A Reading of the Lyrics 1965-1967
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Many critics have interpreted Bob Dylan's lyrics, especially those composed during the middle to late 1960s, in the contexts of their relation to American folk, blues, and rock `n' roll precedents; their discographical details and concert performances; their social, political...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Earthbound David Bowie and the Man Who Fell to Earth by Susan Compo Earthbound David Bowie and the Man Who Fell to Earth

A revealing exploration of The Man Who Fell To Earth, Nicolas Roeg s classic 1976 film starring David Bowie as an alien who comes to our planet in search of water.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017

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The Beat Makers The Unsung Heroes of The Mersey Sound by Anthony Hogan The Beat Makers The Unsung Heroes of The Mersey Sound

The stories of the bands and the people who made Liverpool the home of Rock 'n' Roll in the early sixties.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Do You Mr Jones? Bob Dylan with the Poets and Professors by Neil Corcoran Do You Mr Jones? Bob Dylan with the Poets and Professors

In 2016, Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition'. This collection of essays by leading poets and critics examine Dylan's poetic genius, as well as his cultural...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

Flyin' Saucers and Rock and Roll The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Flyin' Saucers and Rock and Roll The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips


Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Chopin by John Rink Chopin

This anthology brings together representative examples of the most significant and engaging scholarly writing on Chopin by a wide range of authors. The essays selected for the volume portray a rounded picture of Chopin as composer, pianist and teacher of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Spinal Tap: The Big Black Book by Wallace Fairfax Spinal Tap: The Big Black Book

Brings to the public, the story of the band in words, pictures and removable facsimile memorabilia. This book tells the story of the band, from the early days as The Originals, then The New Originals and The Thamesmen before they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Beatles by Terry Burrows The Beatles

Focusing on the Fab Four, this book shows the group's journey from the backstreets of Liverpool and Hamburg to their sell-out concerts in Shea Stadium and their quest for musical perfection. It takes you as close as you can get...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold War The Cultural Left in Britain and the Communist Bloc by Joanna (University of Oxford) Bullivant Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold War The Cultural Left in Britain and the Communist Bloc

The first major study of British communist composer Alan Bush, providing new perspectives on music and politics during the Cold War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Rethinking Mahler by Jeremy (Reader in Music, University of Surrey) Barham Rethinking Mahler
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In symphony and song, meaning and legacy, Mahler continues to present contradictory challenges. Rethinking Mahler locates the composer's music in a rich, multi-layered historical network in order to address these challenges, offering a fresh assessment of the debt he owed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano by Stewart Pollens Bartolomeo Cristofori and the Invention of the Piano

The first comprehensive study of Bartolomeo Cristofori's working life, featuring detailed technical documentation about his instruments.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Sting From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold by Paul Carr Sting From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold

Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold is the first book to examine the relationship between Sting's working-class background in Newcastle, his subsequent life and the creativity and inspiration behind his music.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Angels by Bob Yates The Angels


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Whisperin' Bill Anderson An Unprecedented Life in Country Music by Bill Anderson, Peter Cooper Whisperin' Bill Anderson An Unprecedented Life in Country Music
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Presents a revealing portrait of Bill Anderson, one of the most prolific songwriters in the history of country music. A follow-up to his 1989 autobiography, this honest and revealing book tells the story of a man with an unprecedented gift,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

The Words and Music of Taylor Swift by James E. Perone The Words and Music of Taylor Swift

This scholarly analysis of the music of Taylor Swift identifies how and why she is one of the early 21st century's most recognizable and most popular stars.* Provides the only scholarly critical analysis of the songs and recordings of megastar...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Who's Who and What's What in Wagner by Jonathan Lewsey Who's Who and What's What in Wagner

Who?s Who and What?s What in Wagner aims to fill a notable gap in the extensive literature surrounding the works of Richard Wagner. It is a comprehensive reference work in which all the many complexities of character, plot and language...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Elton John FAQ All That's Left to Know About the Rocket Man by Donald Gibson Elton John FAQ All That's Left to Know About the Rocket Man

An entertaining and topical look at living legend Elton John
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

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