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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 >
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Please Be With Me
Please Be With Me
Written by Galadrielle Allman, Read by Galadrielle Allman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804165129
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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 >
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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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Musorgsky and His Circle
Musorgsky and His Circle
Written by Stephen Walsh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385350488
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Musorgsky and His Circle
A Russian Musical Adventure
Written by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $18.99

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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Days that I'll Remember
Days that I'll Remember
Written by Jonathan Cott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307951281
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Days that I'll Remember
Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Written by Jonathan Cott


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95

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Bach
Bach
Written by John Eliot Gardiner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375415296
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Bach
Music in the Castle of Heaven
Written by John Eliot Gardiner


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $35.00

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?

John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of...

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Bach
Bach
Written by John Eliot Gardiner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385351980
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Bach
Music in the Castle of Heaven
Written by John Eliot Gardiner


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $16.99

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?

John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of...

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Tune In
Tune In
Written by Mark Lewisohn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400083053
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Tune In
The Beatles: All These Years
Written by Mark Lewisohn


Format: Hardcover, 944 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00

Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo...

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Tune In
Tune In
Written by Mark Lewisohn
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804139342
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Tune In
The Beatles: All These Years
Written by Mark Lewisohn


Format: eBook, 944 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $19.99

Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo...

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Tune In
Tune In
Written by Mark Lewisohn, Read by Clive Mantle
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804164818
Our Price: $45.00

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Tune In
The Beatles: All These Years
Written by Mark Lewisohn
Read by Clive Mantle


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $45.00

Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo...

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Legends, Icons & Rebels
Legends, Icons & Rebels
Written by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine
Format: Package
ISBN: 9781770495715
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Legends, Icons & Rebels
Music That Changed the World
Written by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine


Format: Package, 128 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $29.00

Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal -- one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages.

Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ...
Music industry veterans...

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Light and Shade
Light and Shade
Written by Brad Tolinski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307985750
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Light and Shade
Conversations with Jimmy Page
Written by Brad Tolinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $15.00

This “oral autobiography” of Jimmy Page, the intensely private mastermind behind Led Zeppelin—one of the most enduring bands in rock history—is the most complete and revelatory portrait of the legendary guitarist ever published.
   More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad... Read more >
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Miss Shirley Bassey

Written by John L. Williams


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $16.95

From "Hot from Harlem" to "Goldfinger," the story of how a two-bit jazz singer from Cardiff became an immortal icon: In 1954, Shirley Bassey was seventeen years old. She had just returned from a cheesy revue tour called "Hot from Harlem". Depressed, disillusioned and four months’ pregnant, she decided that her... Read more >
Running with Monsters
Running with Monsters
Written by Bob Forrest and Michael Albo
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770435981
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Running with Monsters
A Memoir
Written by Bob Forrest and Michael Albo


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $26.00

Celebrity Rehab star and Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest's memoir about his drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the '80s and '90s and his life-changing decision to become a drug counselor who specializes in reaching the unreachable.

Life has been one strange trip for Bob Forrest. He started out as a...

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Running with Monsters
Running with Monsters
Written by Bob Forrest and Michael Albo
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770435998
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Running with Monsters
A Memoir
Written by Bob Forrest and Michael Albo


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $12.99

Celebrity Rehab star and Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest's memoir about his drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the '80s and '90s and his life-changing decision to become a drug counselor who specializes in reaching the unreachable.

Life has been one strange trip for Bob Forrest. He started out as a...

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Wild Tales
Wild Tales
Written by Graham Nash
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385347549
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Wild Tales
A Rock & Roll Life
Written by Graham Nash


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $28.00

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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Wild Tales
Wild Tales
Written by Graham Nash
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385347556
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Wild Tales
A Rock & Roll Life
Written by Graham Nash


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $13.99

This ebook includes 4 videos, 34 audio clips, and 11 additional photos from Graham Nash’s personal collection. Audio and video content does not play on all reading devices. Check your user manual for details.

From Graham Nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The...

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Wild Tales
Wild Tales
Written by Graham Nash, Read by Graham Nash
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385367516
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Wild Tales
A Rock & Roll Life
Written by Graham Nash
Read by Graham Nash


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $45.00

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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Wild Tales
Wild Tales
Written by Graham Nash, Read by Graham Nash
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385367523
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Wild Tales
A Rock & Roll Life
Written by Graham Nash
Read by Graham Nash


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $22.50

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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