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Everybody Loves Our Town
Everybody Loves Our Town
Written by Mark Yarm
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307464446
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Everybody Loves Our Town
An Oral History of Grunge
Written by Mark Yarm


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $15.00

A Time Magazine Best Book of 2011, Featuring Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney and more!

Twenty years after the release of Nirvana’s landmark album Nevermind comes Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, the definitive word on the grunge era, straight from the mouths of those at the...

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Quasi Una Fantasia
Quasi Una Fantasia
Written by Theodor Adorno
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ISBN: 9781844677924
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Quasi Una Fantasia
Essays on Modern Music
Written by Theodor Adorno


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2012
Price: $15.95

This collection covers a wide range of topics, from a moving study of Bizet’s Carmen to an entertainingly caustic exploration of the hierarchies of the auditorium. Especially significant is Adorno’s “dialectical portrait” of Stravinsky, in which Adorno both reconsiders and refines his damning indictment of the composer in Philosophy on Modern... Read more >
How to Wreck a Nice Beach
How to Wreck a Nice Beach
Written by Dave Tompkins
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ISBN: 9781612190921
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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
Written by Dave Tompkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $25.95

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular... Read more >
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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
Written by Dave Tompkins


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $22.95

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular... Read more >
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Written by Dave Bidini
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ISBN: 9780771012594
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972
Written by Dave Bidini


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that... Read more >
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Bob Dylan in America
Bob Dylan in America
Written by Sean Wilentz
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ISBN: 9780767931793
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Bob Dylan in America

Written by Sean Wilentz


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

Sean Wilentz discovered Bob Dylan’s music as a teenager growing up in Greenwich Village. Now, almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan’s work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan.
 
Beginning with Dylan’s explosion onto the scene in 1961, Wilentz follows the...

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Guitars Illustrated
Guitars Illustrated
Written by Terry Burrows
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780823082698
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Guitars Illustrated
A Stunning Visual Catalog Charting the Origins of Over 250 of the Most Influential Makes and Models
Written by Terry Burrows


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $40.00

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The Strangest Tribe
The Strangest Tribe
Written by Stephen Tow
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781570617430
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The Strangest Tribe
How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge
Written by Stephen Tow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $18.95

Grunge isn’t dead – but was it every truly alive? Twenty years after the height of the movement, The Strangest Tribe redefines grunge as we know it. Stephen Tow takes a second look at the music and community that vaulted the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden to international fame... Read more >
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The Strangest Tribe
How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge
Written by Stephen Tow


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $18.95

Grunge isn’t dead – but was it every truly alive? Twenty years after the height of the movement, The Strangest Tribe redefines grunge as we know it. Stephen Tow takes a second look at the music and community that vaulted the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden to international fame... Read more >
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Close to the Edge
Close to the Edge
Written by Sujatha Fernandes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844677412
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Close to the Edge
In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
Written by Sujatha Fernandes


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2011
Price: $19.95

At its rhythmic, beating heart, Close to the Edge asks whether hip hop can change the world. Hip hop—rapping, beat-making,b-boying, deejaying, graffiti—captured the imagination of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes in the 1980s, inspiring her and politicizing her along the way. Years later, armed with mc-ing skills and an urge to immerse... Read more >
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Everybody Loves Our Town
Everybody Loves Our Town
Written by Mark Yarm
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ISBN: 9780307464453
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Everybody Loves Our Town
An Oral History of Grunge
Written by Mark Yarm


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

Twenty years after the release of Nirvana’s landmark album Nevermind comes Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, the definitive word on the grunge era, straight from the mouths of those at the center of it all.
 
In 1986, fledgling Seattle label C/Z Records released Deep Six, a compilation featuring a...

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The Romantic Revolution
The Romantic Revolution
Written by Tim Blanning
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679605003
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The Romantic Revolution
A History
Written by Tim Blanning


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $2.99

“A splendidly pithy and provocative introduction to the culture of Romanticism.”—The Sunday Times
 
“[Tim Blanning is] in a particularly good position to speak of the arrival of Romanticism on the Euorpean scene, and he does so with a verve, a breadth, and an authority that exceed every expectation.”—National Review
 
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Classical Music
Classical Music
Written by Phil G. Goulding
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307760463
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Classical Music
The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1,000 Greatest Works
Written by Phil G. Goulding


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: March 16, 2011
Price: $13.99

MAKE A SOUND INVESTMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Who are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" cause a riot? Which five of each important composer's works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata?
Maybe... Read more >
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Elvis: My Best Man
Elvis: My Best Man
Written by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli
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ISBN: 9780307452757
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Elvis: My Best Man
Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley
Written by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.00

When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn’t have known how important the new kid with the guitar—the boy named Elvis—would later become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley... Read more >
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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
Written by Will Friedwald
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307379894
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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers

Written by Will Friedwald


Format: eBook, 832 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $24.99

Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern...

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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
Written by Will Friedwald
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375421495
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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers

Written by Will Friedwald


Format: Hardcover, 832 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $45.00

Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland to lesser-known artists like Jeri Southern...

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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369819
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $13.99

The premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year—and the work remains one of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions in the history of music. Described in vibrant detail by eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this symbol of freedom and... Read more >
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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs, Read by Patrick Egan
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307715692
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs
Read by Patrick Egan


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $20.00

“All men become brothers . . .
Be embraced, ye millions!”
 
The Ninth Symphony, a symbol of freedom and joy, was Beethoven’s mightiest attempt to help humanity find its way from darkness to light, from chaos to peace. Yet the work was born in a repressive era, with terrified Bourbons, Hapsburgs, and... Read more >
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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
How to Wreck a Nice Beach
Written by Dave Tompkins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781933633886
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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
Written by Dave Tompkins


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $35.00

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Elvis: My Best Man
Elvis: My Best Man
Written by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307452764
Our Price: $13.99
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Elvis: My Best Man
Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley
Written by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn’t have known how important the new kid with the guitar—the boy named Elvis—would later become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley... Read more >
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The Jazz Loft Project
The Jazz Loft Project
Written by Sam Stephenson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307267092
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The Jazz Loft Project
Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965
Written by Sam Stephenson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2009
Price: $40.00

In 1957, Eugene Smith, a thirty-eight-year-old magazine photographer, walked out of his comfortable settled world—his longtime well-paying job at Life and the home he shared with his wife and four children in Croton-on-Hudson, New York—to move into a dilapidated, five-story loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue (between Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets)... Read more >
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An Orchestra Beyond Borders
An Orchestra Beyond Borders
Written by Elena Cheah, Foreword by Daniel Barenboim
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844674084
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An Orchestra Beyond Borders
Voices of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Written by Elena Cheah
Foreword by Daniel Barenboim


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2009
Price: $19.95

Bringing together young musicians from Palestine, Israel and other countries of the Middle East, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is both one of the most acclaimed youth orchestras in the world and a rare note of hope in a war-torn region. Founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said in 1999, it aims... Read more >
Stardust Melodies
Stardust Melodies
Written by Will Friedwald
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307559982
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Stardust Melodies
The Biography of Twelve of America's Most Popular Songs
Written by Will Friedwald


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $13.99

In Stardust Melodies, Will Friedwald takes each of these legendary songs apart and puts it together again, with a staggering wealth of detail and unprecedented understanding.

Each chapter gives us an extended history of one song—the circumstances under which it was written and first performed—and then explores its musical and lyric content... Read more >
Temperament
Temperament
Written by Stuart Isacoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307560513
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Temperament
How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization
Written by Stuart Isacoff


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

Few music lovers realize that the arrangement of notes on today’s pianos was once regarded as a crime against God and nature, or that such legendary thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton and Rousseau played a role in the controversy. Indeed, from the time of the Ancient... Read more >
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The Life and Death of Classical Music
The Life and Death of Classical Music
Written by Norman Lebrecht
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307487469
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The Life and Death of Classical Music
Featuring the 100 Best and 20 Worst Recordings Ever Made
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $13.99

In this compulsively readable, fascinating, and provocative guide to classical music, Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators tells the story of the rise of the classical recording industry from Caruso’s first notes to the heyday of Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Callas, and von Karajan.

Lebrecht compellingly demonstrates that classical recording... Read more >
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