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Lou Reed: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by Lou Reed


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $15.95

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Lou Reed: The Last Interview

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Lou Reed: The Last Interview
Written by Lou Reed
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612194783
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Lou Reed: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
Written by Lou Reed


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $15.95

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Schubert's Winter Journey

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Schubert's Winter Journey
Written by Ian Bostridge
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307961631
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Schubert's Winter Journey
Anatomy of an Obsession
Written by Ian Bostridge


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $29.00

An exploration of the world’s most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert's Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary, historical, psychological—that weave through the twenty-four songs that make up this legendary masterpiece.

Completed in the last months of the young Schubert’s life, Winterreise has...

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Schubert's Winter Journey
Anatomy of an Obsession
Written by Ian Bostridge


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $14.99

An exploration of the world’s most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert's Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary, historical, psychological—that weave through the twenty-four songs that make up this legendary masterpiece.

Completed in the last months of the young Schubert’s life, Winterreise has...

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Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Written by Fred Schruers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780804140195
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Billy Joel

Written by Fred Schruers


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $29.00

The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend

In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon.

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Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Written by Fred Schruers
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ISBN: 9780804140201
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Billy Joel

Written by Fred Schruers


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $14.99

The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend

In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon.

Exhibiting unparalleled... Read more >
Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Written by Fred Schruers, Read by Kirk Thornton
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804194044
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Billy Joel

Written by Fred Schruers
Read by Kirk Thornton


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $45.00

The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend

In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon.

Exhibiting unparalleled... Read more >
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Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Written by Fred Schruers, Read by Kirk Thornton
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804194051
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Billy Joel

Written by Fred Schruers
Read by Kirk Thornton


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.50

The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend

In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon.

Exhibiting unparalleled... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a hardcover.
Please Be with Me
Please Be with Me
Written by Galadrielle Allman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812981193
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Please Be with Me
A Song for My Father, Duane Allman
Written by Galadrielle Allman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $17.00

A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter
 
In 1969, Duane Allman had a vision for a band with two drummers, two guitarists, and a bass player, anchored by his brother’s soulful lead vocals—and the Allman Brothers Band... Read more >
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Wild Tales
Wild Tales
Written by Graham Nash
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385347563
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Wild Tales
A Rock & Roll Life
Written by Graham Nash


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $16.00

From Graham Nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan.
 
Graham Nash's songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll—he’s written over...

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Thirty Years' Musical Recollections
Thirty Years' Musical Recollections
Written by E Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830791
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Thirty Years' Musical Recollections

Written by E Newman


Format: eBook, 366 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2014
Price: $19.99

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Life of R Wagner Vol 2
Life of R Wagner Vol 2
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152365
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Life of R Wagner Vol 2

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 647 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's life and reconstructs his role in the Dresden rising of 1849. Newman also discusses the changes that the Ring poem underwent during this... Read more >
Life of R Wagner Vol 3
Life of R Wagner Vol 3
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152372
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Life of R Wagner Vol 3

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 606 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the Tannhäuser debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna, the first production of Tristan und Isolde and the flight from Munich. Read more >
Life of R Wagner Vol 4
Life of R Wagner Vol 4
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804152389
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Life of R Wagner Vol 4

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 768 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

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 Study of Wagner was first published in 1899), these books present a detailed portrait of perhaps the most influential... Read more >
Man on the Run
Man on the Run
Written by Tom Doyle
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780804179140
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Man on the Run
Paul McCartney in the 1970s
Written by Tom Doyle


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $27.00

An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon—the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself.
 
As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney to face the new decade with only his wife Linda by his... Read more >
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Man on the Run
Man on the Run
Written by Tom Doyle
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804179157
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Man on the Run
Paul McCartney in the 1970s
Written by Tom Doyle


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $13.99

An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon—the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself.
 
As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney to face the new decade with only his wife Linda by his... Read more >
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With the Beatles

Written by Lewis Lapham


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $15.00

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES is a remarkable book of cultural commentary on that seminal '60s moment.

The ashram in Rishikesh, India was the... Read more >
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Secret Lives of Great Composers
What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters
Written by Elizabeth Lunday
Illustrated by Mario Zucca


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.95

True tales of murder, riots, heartbreak, and great music.
 
With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music. You’ll learn... Read more >
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Please Be with Me
Please Be with Me
Written by Galadrielle Allman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400068944
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Please Be with Me
A Song for My Father, Duane Allman
Written by Galadrielle Allman


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $28.00

A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter
 
Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenage mother’s arms. Playing was her father—Duane Allman, who would become one of the... Read more >
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Please Be with Me
Please Be with Me
Written by Galadrielle Allman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369604
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Please Be with Me
A Song for My Father, Duane Allman
Written by Galadrielle Allman


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $12.99

A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter
 
Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenage mother’s arms. Playing was her father—Duane Allman, who would become one of the... Read more >
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Please Be With Me
Please Be With Me
Written by Galadrielle Allman, Read by Galadrielle Allman
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804165112
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Please Be With Me
A Song for My Father, Duane Allman
Written by Galadrielle Allman
Read by Galadrielle Allman


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $45.00

A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter
 
Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenage mother’s arms. Playing was her father—Duane Allman, who would become one of the most influential... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.
Please Be With Me
Please Be With Me
Written by Galadrielle Allman, Read by Galadrielle Allman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804165129
Our Price: $22.50

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Please Be With Me
A Song for My Father, Duane Allman
Written by Galadrielle Allman
Read by Galadrielle Allman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $22.50

A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter
 
Galadrielle Allman went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenage mother’s arms. Playing was her father—Duane Allman, who would become one of the most influential... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD.
Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach
Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach
Written by Peter Schickele
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307769626
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Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach

Written by Peter Schickele


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 5, 2014
Price: $11.99

What little-known son of a famous genius has been called:

"A musical blight"

"A one-man plague"

"History's most justifiably neglected composer"

"The worst musician ever to trod organ pedals" "A pimple on the face of music"

In this long-awaited hoax, possibly the most unimportant piece of scholarship in over two thousand years, Professor Peter Schickele has... Read more >
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Musorgsky and His Circle
Musorgsky and His Circle
Written by Stephen Walsh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385353854
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Musorgsky and His Circle
A Russian Musical Adventure
Written by Stephen Walsh


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $37.50

The emergence of Russian classical music in the nineteenth century in the wake of Mikhail Glinka comprises one of the most remarkable and fascinating stories in all musical history. The five men who came together in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, all composers of talent, some of...

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A Light That Never Goes Out
A Light That Never Goes Out
Written by Tony Fletcher
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307715968
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A Light That Never Goes Out
The Enduring Saga of the Smiths
Written by Tony Fletcher


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $16.00

The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history.

They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were critical and popular favorites throughout their mid-1980s heyday... Read more >
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