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Why Dylan Matters by Richard F. Thomas Why Dylan Matters

`At last an expert classicist gets to grips with Bob Dylan' Mary Beard
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984 by Duane Tudahl, Ahmir Thompson Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984
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Duane Tudahl pulls back the curtain on the details of Prince's rise from cult favorite to unrivaled stardom with the creation and popularization of the Purple Rain album. Firsthand accounts from Prince's friends and colleagues provide unprecedented views of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Bach Perspectives 11 J. S. Bach and His Sons by Mary Oleskiewicz Bach Perspectives 11 J. S. Bach and His Sons

Among his numerous children, Johann Sebastian Bach sired five musically gifted sons. The eleventh volume of Bach Perspectives presents essays that explore these men's lives and careers via distinctive and, in several cases, alternative and interdisciplinary methodologies. Robert L. Marshall...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Bruce Springsteen Like a Killer in the Sun by Leonardo Colombati Bruce Springsteen Like a Killer in the Sun

An unprecedented look at the heart of Bruce Springesteen's writing, this is the only authorized book of his lyrics
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Maestros And Their Music by John Mauceri Maestros And Their Music


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Adventures Of A Waterboy Remastered by Mike Scott Adventures Of A Waterboy Remastered

An evocative memoir by one of the great British songwriters of the past four decades, revised and updated with `extra scenes and new photos handpicked by Scott, and republished to coincide with the release of the Waterboys new album, Out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2017

The Beatles on the Roof by Tony Barrell The Beatles on the Roof

Beatles on the Roof studies the rooftop concert in penetrating detail, uncovering new truths and debunking old myths about the event. Nobody knew it yet - not even the band - but this was the last time they would play...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Beatles Lyrics The Unseen Story Behind Their Music by Hunter Davies, The Beatles The Beatles Lyrics The Unseen Story Behind Their Music
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The first-ever collection of the original handwritten Beatles' lyrics.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Experiencing Black Sabbath A Listener's Companion by Nolan Stolz Experiencing Black Sabbath A Listener's Companion

Stolz explores Black Sabbath's nineteen studio albums, several live albums, and additional studio tracks, urging readers to reassess the work of this seminal act in American rock music history. The book uncovers how Black Sabbath's song catalog explored and defined...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Patti Smith American Artist by Frank Stefanko Patti Smith American Artist

A stunning collection of photographs from Frank Stefanko featuring the Godmother of Punk herself, iconic musician-turned-author Patti Smith. -Frank always shot your internal life. He let your external imperfections show. His photos had a purity and poetry; there was some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Alma Mahler and Her Contemporaries A Research and Information Guide by Susan M. Filler Alma Mahler and Her Contemporaries A Research and Information Guide

This selective annotated bibliography places Alma Mahler with three other female composers of her time, covering the first generation of active female composers in the twentieth century. It uncovers the wealth of resources available on the lives and music of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Beatles And Then There Was Music by Tim Hill Beatles And Then There Was Music

The Complete Story of the world's biggest band
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

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: 26/10/2017

The Ballad of John Latouche An American Lyricist's Life and Work by Howard (John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Music, University of Houston) Pollack The Ballad of John Latouche An American Lyricist's Life and Work
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In his short life, the Virginia-born John Treville Latouche (1914-56) made a profound mark on America's musical theater as a lyricist, book writer, and librettist. His signature achievements include theatrical works with composers Earl Robinson, Vernon Duke, Duke Ellington, Jerome...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

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

Coming Soon

Wolfgang Rihm, a Chiffre The 1980s and Beyond by Yves Knockaert Wolfgang Rihm, a Chiffre The 1980s and Beyond


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Cambridge Berlioz Encyclopedia by Julian (University of Leeds) Rushton The Cambridge Berlioz Encyclopedia

Comprehensive coverage of Hector Berlioz as composer, author, and conductor in the society and culture of his time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Nobel Lecture by Bob Dylan The Nobel Lecture

Published for the first time in book form, the lecture delivered by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Peter Maxwell Davies, Selected Writings by Peter Maxwell Davies Peter Maxwell Davies, Selected Writings

A varied and wide-ranging collection in which the celebrated post-war composer Peter Maxwell Davies presents his work and his opinions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Delbert McClinton One of the Fortunate Few by Diana Finlay Hendricks, Don Imus Delbert McClinton One of the Fortunate Few
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Today, more than sixty years after he first stepped onto a stage, Delbert McClinton shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to play sold-out concert and dance halls, theaters, and festival events across America. This book offers readers a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2017

Iron Maiden by Chris Welch Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden is the ultimate Maiden book to cover every possible aspect of the band's amazing 40-year career.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Brahms and the Shaping of Time by Scott Murphy Brahms and the Shaping of Time

Combines fresh approaches to the life and music of the beloved nineteenth-century composer with the latest and most significant ways of thinking about rhythm, meter, and musical time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Schoenberg's Program Notes and Musical Analyses by J. Daniel (Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of South Carolina) Jenkins Schoenberg's Program Notes and Musical Analyses

Schoenberg's Program Notes and Musical Analyses is a comprehensive study of the composer's writings about his own music. The texts include program notes, letters, sketch materials, pre-concert talks, public lectures, scholarly writings, newspaper articles, interviews, pedagogical materials, publicity fliers, radio...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017

Phil Spector Sound of the Sixties by Sean MacLeod Phil Spector Sound of the Sixties

MacLeod explores Phil Spector's rise and fall as a musician, songwriter, and producer whose musical ability and visionary foresight radically influenced popular music and culture of the 20th century. Spector's legendary wall of sound became a hallmark of 1960's pop...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

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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

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

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: 06/10/2017

The Real Rock Follies The Great Girl Band Rip-Off of 1976 by Annabel Leventon The Real Rock Follies The Great Girl Band Rip-Off of 1976


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

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

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

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


Format: Calendar - Released: 01/10/2017

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

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: 28/09/2017

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: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

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

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