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Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell's Blue Period

by Michelle Mercer

Joni Mitchell is one of the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and her landmark 1971 album, Blue, is one of her most beloved and revered works. Generations of people have come of age listening...


Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day

by Jack Boulware

An oral history of the modern punk-revival?s West Coast Birthplace

Outside of New York and London, California?s Bay Area claims the oldest continuous punk-rock scene in the world. Gimme Something Better brings...


Punk Rock: An Oral History

by John Robb & Lars Fredriksen

Vibrant and volatile, the punk scene left an extraordinary legacy of music and cultural change, and this work talks to those who cultivated the movement, weaving together their accounts to create a raw and unprecedented...


Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

by Will Hermes

Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were...


The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century

by Vivien Goldman

Follow the Sacred Journey to Create One of the Lasting Musical Masterpieces of Our Time

Bob Marley is one of our most important and influential artists. Recorded in London after an assassination attempt on his...


Best Seat in the House: Drumming in the '70s with Marriott, Frampton, and Humble Pie

by Jerry Shirley, Jon Cohan & Tim Cohan

(Book). Here is a hard rock memoir essentially an authorized bio on the endearing British rock band Humble Pie as told from the drum throne and backstage hallways during the emerging days of the Seventies classic...


Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

by Ian MacDonald

This “Bible of the Beatles” captures the iconic band’s magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed...


Woodstock Revisited

by Susan Reynolds

This collection contains fifty stories written by people who attended the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. Since all the books that preceded it have focused on the musicians, promoters, and staff, this book...


When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison

by Greil Marcus

This book is a quest to understand Van Morrison's particular genius through a close look at the most extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in his long career, beginning in 1965 and continuing in full force...


Black Music

by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka's seminal work, Blues People.


Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with Music

by John Lucas

Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This acclaimed biography places him -...


The Riot Grrrl Collection

by Lisa Darms, Kathleen Hanna & Johanna Fateman

The original manifestos, calls to arms, and rallying cries of the Riot Grrrl revolution, collected here for the first time.


Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

by Jan Swafford

The definitive book on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, written by the acclaimed biographer of Brahms and Ives.


Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practice: English 'Singing Psalms' and Scottish 'Psalm Buiks', c. 1547-1640

by Timothy Duguid

During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all backgrounds memorized and sang poetic versifications...


Barefoot in Babylon: The Creation of the Woodstock Music Festival, 1969

by Bob Spitz

"Mr. Spitz feeds us every riveting detail of the chaos that underscored the festival. It makes for some out-a-sight reading, man." The New York Times Book Review

Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2014, the...


Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 19801984

by IAN GLASPER

The product of years of research, travel, and countless conversations, Burning Britain is the true story of the UK punk scene from 1980 to 1984 told for the first time by the bands and labels that created it....


Music Theory in Mamluk Cairo: The gayat al-ma¿lub fi 'ilm al-adwar wa-'l-¿urub by Ibn Kurr

by Owen Wright

The ġāyat al-maṭlūb by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half of the fourteenth century CE....


Pig City: 10th Anniversary Edition

by Andrew Stafford

From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost...


Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records

by Amanda Petrusich

The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: The world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them—by acclaimed music critic and author Amanda Petrusich, who contributes regularly...


Life of R Wagner Vol 4

by Ernest Newman

Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first...