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1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
208(Ht mm) 138(Wdt mm) 960

From "Eight Miles High" to "Empire State of Mind," from Mississippi to Mali, and from Ella Fitzgerald to Elton John, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before you Die is a fascinating introduction to some of the greatest music e

Dimery, Robert

101 Artists to listen to before you die
Fully illustrated throughout 236

A graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolo's personal diary, which follows the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk. With over 100 uniqu

Cavolo, Ricardo

1813 Wagner and Verdi
Full colour images 232

Bassett, Peter

1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year

The Sixties ended a year late - on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again. The next day would see the dawning of a new era. 1971 saw the release of more monu

Hepworth, David

33 Revolutions Per Minute
234(Ht mm) 156(Wdt mm) 864

Why 33? Partly because that's the number of rotations performed by a vinyl album in one minute, and partly because it takes a lot of songs to tell a story which spans seven decades and five continents - to capture the

Lynskey, Dorian

365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play
Illustrationsstrations 320

Here is the ultimate bucket list of guitars, amps, and effects that aficionados must play. Included are classics, dream creations, the outrageous, and your beloved childhood guitar. Photographs and memorabilia make thi

Hunter, Dave

Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa

'My only purpose in this book was for me, as a music lover, to have a discussion of music with the musician Seiji Ozawa that was as open and honest as possible. I simply wanted to bring out the ways that each of us (though on vastly differen

Murakami, Haruki, Ozawa, Seiji, Rubin, Jay

American Beauties
285 x 285mm. 104 pages.

Hamilton, David

400 colour illustrations 208

Guitarists love amps-really love them. Amplifiers may look dull to the rest of the world, but to guitarists, they are full of mystique, romance, and rockin' sound. And while there are many strong-selling electric gui

Hunter, Dave

Anatomy of a Song
Integrated b&w photos throughout 336

Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits transcend commercial value, touching a generation of listeners and altering the direction of music. In Anatomy of a Song, writer and music h

Myers, Marc

Another Little Piece of My Heart

In 1966, at just twenty-two, New Yorker Richard Goldstein approached the Village Voice with a novel idea. 'I want to be a rock critic,' he said. 'What's that?' the editor replied. It was a logical question, since rock criticism didn't yet ex

Goldstein, Richard

Another Side of Bob Dylan
black & white illustrations, frontispiece, black & white plates, colour plates 288

August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his fourth album, "Another Side of Bob Dylan." Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his

Maymudes, Victor, Maymudes, Jacob, Maymudes, Jacob

Art of Mindful Singing
200(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 144

The Art of Mindful Singing is an enlightening insight into how we can all experience well-being through the meditative beauty and power of music. Jeremy Dion explores how singing can create a deeper connection with our

Dion, Jeremy

Aubade & Nocturne
Book and CD


Australia Rocks

Australian rock music has a rich history of performers and bands that have created not just the soundtrack for Australian lives but have also shaped the international music scene. In the early days of the 1950s and '60s, Australian rock saw

Desoto, Lucy

Bands on the Road
Paperback 324

The coolest bands in American, British, and German independent music share visual histories of important times in their lives. Guy Berryman gets lost in the Pompidou Center, James Valentine draws an LA "Everyman" (and worries abou

Leicher,S & Schreiner,M.

Beatles '66
228(Ht mm) 152(Wdt mm) 448

A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture. They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars pl

Turner, Steve

Beethoven for a Later Age
197(Ht mm) 128(Wdt mm) 272

'They are not for you but for a later age!' Ludwig van Beethoven, on the Opus 59 quartets Beethoven's sixteen string quartets are some of the most extraordinary and challenging pieces of music ever written. They have i

Dusinberre, Edward

Believer, Issue 91
illustrations 80

The "Believer" is a monthly magazine where length is no object. It features long articles, interviews, and book reviews, as well as poems, comics, and a two-page vertically-oriented Schema spread, more or less unreproduceable on

Julavits, Heidi, Leland, Andrew, Vida, Vendela

Blues: A Visual History

The Blues: A Visual History will be a unique, fully illustrated (over 250 colour images) account of the blues - the common denominator that has driven and permeated the popular music of the last hundred years. As well as tracing the story of

Evans, Mike

Bob Dylan All the Songs
Illustrated throughout 704

Bob Dylan: All the Songs focuses on Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 525

Margotin, Philippe, Guesdon, Jean-Michel

Born To Drum: The Truth About The World's Greatest Drummers - from John Bonham And Keith Moon To Sheila E. And Dave Grohl
203(Ht mm) 134(Wdt mm) 320

The much-maligned and long-overlooked role of the drummer finally gets its due as the backbeat of rock and roll. As every musician knows, to have a great band you need a great drummer. Just try to imagine The Beatles

Barrell, Tony


Bowie tells the story of one of the world's most iconic and influential figures in popular music. With a career spanning over four decades, David Bowie has consistently topped charts all over the world, selling an estimated 140 million albums

Evans, Mike

Bowie A-Z: The Life of an Icon: From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
100 colour illustrations 56

An illustrated alphabetical tribute that celebrates the many faces and facets of cultural icon David Bowie. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A-Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the r

Wide, Steve, VanderPloeg, Libby

Bowie Treasures

Bowie Treasures tells the story of one of the world's most iconic and influential figures in popular music. With a career spanning more than five decades David Bowie has consistently topped charts all over the world, selling an estimated 140

Evans, Mike


Irreverent, immensely popular, funny and charismatic, Emma Ayres is the queen of ABC Classic FM. Listeners nationwide wake up to her honeyed tones delivering fresh perspectives on timeless classics, introducing listeners to new composers, an

Ayres, Emma

Cello Suites
198(Ht mm) 128(Wdt mm) 336

One autumn evening, not long after ending a stint as a rock music critic, Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites. There, in a spine-tingling moment, something unlikely happened: he fell

Siblin, Eric

Classic FM Handy Guide to Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music

Trace the history of classical music from its birth through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods and right up to the present day. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the lives and works of the ke

Henley, Darren

Classical Music Eyewitness Companion
Eyewitness Companion Guides S. 512 pages.

The guide that shows you what others only tell you. Explore and enjoy 1,000 years of classical music with this unique collaboration from DK and Classic FM.

Burrows John Wiffen Charles

Collected Lyrics Patti Smith
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 352

An American original, Patti Smith is a multi-disciplined artist and performer. Her work is rooted in poetry, which infused her 1975 landmark album, Horses. A declaration of existence, Horses was described as 'three cho

Smith, Patti

Complete Pink Floyd

The Complete Pink Floyd is an incredible book. It lists every concert, every appearance, every song, every turn and twist in the amazing story of one of the world's most famous bands. Acknowledged expert Glenn Povey first published Echoes in

Povey, Glenn

Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence

Believer Books collects 35 interviews with some of today's most influential musicians and includes such conversational treasures as Bjork on e.e. cummings, Lucinda Williams on writing about sex, Trey Anastasio on improvisation games, M.I.A.

Vida, Vendela, Simonini, Ross

Cover Art of Blue Note Records
over 400 colour illustrations 288

Graham Marsh and Glyn Callingham's classic collection of a range of the finest record sleeves produced by the celebrated Blue Note Record is sure to appeal. With over 400 of the best covers in the label's histor

Marsh, Graham, Callingham, Glyn

David Bowie: the Last Interview

The latest addition to The Last Interview series concentrates on the late great David Bowie. Bowie was famous for his fascinating refusal to stay the same - the same as other trending artists, or even the same as himself. In this remarkable

Bowie, David

150 608

A comprehensive and highly readable history of the first quarter-century of Australian rock and pop music, Dig appeals to everyone with more than a passing interest in rock 'n' roll. Those whose knowledge of Australian rock and pop does

Nichols, David

Dinner with Lenny
15 b/w photos 192

Leonard Bernstein was arguably the most highly esteemed, influential, and charismatic American classical music personality of the twentieth century. Conductor, composer, pianist, writer, educator, and human rights activist, Ber

Cott, Jonathan

Do Not Sell at Any Price
black & white plates 272

Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened to music on 78rpm records-those fragile, 10-inch shellac discs. While vinyl records have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, good 78s ar

Petrusich, Amanda

Dreams to Remember
8 pages of photographs 416

When he died suddenly at the age of twenty-six, Otis Redding (1941-1967) was the conscience of a new kind of soul music. Berry Gordy built the first black-owned music empire at Motown but Redding was doing something as

Ribowsky, Mark

Every Day Is Saturday
Paperback 208 pages.


Slater, Christopher, Doe, John

Fender Telecaster
276(Ht mm) 235(Wdt mm) 240

An in-depth history and celebration of over six decades of the Tele, now available in paperback. The Fender Telecaster is a working-class hero and the ultimate blue-collar guitar. It wasn't meant to be elegant, pretty,

Hunter, Dave, Johnson, Wilko, Volkaert, Redd

Fleetwood Mac
241(Ht mm) 282(Wdt mm) 208

This is the first-ever complete, illustrated history of Fleetwood Mac, the legendary band that has sold more than 48 million records worldwide. From this British-American band's blues origins in the 1960s to its pop su

Unterberger, Richie

Forbidden Music

When National Socialism arrived in Germany in 1933, Jews were dominating music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. The party's policy on music brought about

Haas, Michael

Gered Mankowitz Rock and Roll Photography

Gered Mankowitz was the man who created the enduring and defining image of not only Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones but of "the rock star". Now you can enjoy the best of his 50-year career in this defining tome of photography which chron

Southall, Brian, Mankowitz, Gered

Heart of Darkness
illustrations 202

In January 1982, Bruce Springsteen, then 32 and an established star, recorded a set of demos in his New Jersey bedroom for what was intended to be his follow up to 'The River', a double album issued in 1980 which had reached th

Burke, David

Hipgnosis Portraits
250 illustrations, 230 in colour 288

In just fifteen years, Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Po Powell and Peter Christopherson) established themselves as the most important design collective in music history. Their innovative cover art defin

Powell, Aubrey

History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

One of our finest critics gives us an altogether original history of rock n roll"

Marcus, Greil

History of Rock in 50 Guitars
190 black & white illustrations 192

Popular music in the 1920s called out for a guitar sound that was more dominant. Early experiments with steel cones or resonators, Hawaiian electric guitars and the first Electric Spanish style 6-string guitar

Wexler, Bruce

How Music Got Free

What links Taylor Swift to a factory worker? Kanye West to a German engineer? Beyonce to a boardroom mogul? They've all changed the face of the music business, in the most unexpected ways. How Music Got Free is the incredible true story of h

Witt, Stephen

How Music Got Free

This book is suitable for fans of The Social Network, the story of an accidental pirate, a mastermind, and a mogul. How Music Got Free is a blistering story of obsession, music and obscene money. It is a story of visionaries and criminals, t

Witt, Stephen

How To Play Guitar Step By Step
Illustrations 352

Get the fast-track to guitar stardom with this inspirational, step-by-step visual guide. From developing your skills as a performer to learning chord sequences and choosing the right kit, "How To Play Guitar Step By Step" is th

Dorling Kindersley

How to Play the Piano

An accessible and inspiring guide by the pianist and international bestselling writer James Rhodes, who promises that this book gives anyone with two hands, a piano or an electric keyboard and just 45 minutes a day the tools they need to lear

Rhodes, James

Howlin' Wind
8 354

Take a trip to a lost world. A world permeated by the odour of stale tobacco and overflowing toilets; a world where your feet stick to the carpet and the walls are covered in peeling flock wallpaper. The Watneys Red Barrel is warm, but th

Blaney, John

Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power
Illustrations (some col.) 224

Rock, Mick

Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom

In this first installment of acclaimed music writer David Toop's interdisciplinary and sweeping overview of free improvisation, Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970 introduces the philosophy and prac

Toop, David

It's Another World Record
Hardback 320

Hocking, Geoff

Jazz Covers
Illustrations (chiefly col.) 560

Vinyl mania. Jazz LP covers from the 1940s to 1990s. This volume features a broad selection of jazz record covers, from the 1940s through the decline of LP production in the early 1990s. Each cover is accompanied

Paulo, Joaquim, Wiedemann, Julius

Jazz Standards

Written by award-winning jazz historian Ted Gioia, this comprehensive guide offers an illuminating look at more than 250 seminal jazz compositions. In this comprehensive and unique survey, here are the songs that sit at the heart of the jazz

Gioia, Ted

Jazz. New York in the Roaring Twenties
Illustrations 144

Swing in the city. This title deals with big bands and big sounds in the New York jazz scene of the 1920s. It's the roaring twenties, and New York is exploding with jazz fever. People flock to the night clubs and dance halls in

Nippoldt, Robert, Schaal, Hans-Jurgen

Jazz: The Iconic images of Ted Williams
300 b&w, 15 colour 352

From the smoky backstage dressing rooms of New York and Chicago's pioneering jazz clubs to the acclaimed Jazz festivals that flourished to enthral legions of fans, Ted Williams' camera captured the intimacy and the wizardr

Williams, Ted

Jimi Hendrix Gear
150 color photos 176

How did he do it? So many years later, it's still the question guitar aficionados ask about Jimi Hendrix, whose music was like nobody else's. Song by song, album by album, concert by concert, this book analyzes how Hendrix

Heatley, Michael, Shapiro, Harry, Mayer, Roger

Johann Sebastian Bach
b/w photos 144

A new and fascinating biography of the most outstanding composer in musical history, covering Bach's earliest musical efforts in Eisenach, his cultural inheritance, his series of posts as organist or musician, and his stormy caree

Dowley, Tim

Kurt Cobain: The Last Session

In July 1993, Nirvana was the biggest band in the world, and Kurt Cobain was subject to an intense level of celebrity and public scrutiny. In New York City to play the famed Roseland Ballroom and promote their new album In Utero, Cobain and

Frohman, Jesse

Learning to Read Music
Illustrations 144

Whether you want to learn how to play an instrument, or just refresh your existing capability, whether you sing in a choir, or would simply like to follow scores while listening, this book will help you achieve your aim. It lea

Nickol, Peter

Life on Tour with Bowie
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 240

"When David sat down later, he tucked one leg up under him and I noticed that the sole of his shoe was as clean as the day he'd bought it. OK, maybe the shoes were new, but it struck me that he hardly ever sets foot in

Mayes, Sean

Light That Never Goes Out

They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Critics and sales figures told a similar story: every one of their seven albums between 1984 and 1988 made number one or number two in the UK charts. Twenty-five years after their br

Fletcher, Tony

Listen To This : Essays on Music

In LISTEN TO THIS Alex Ross combines a selection of his New Yorker essays with new material that will serve as an introduction to some basic classical-music concepts and figures and will give an alternative view of recent pop music. It will dem

Ross, Alex

Little Book of ABBA


Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism
65 illustrations 608

Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago's music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive

Brothers, Thomas

Love for Sale
228(Ht mm) 152(Wdt mm) 320

David Hajdu begins Love for Sale, his personal history of pop music, in an unexpected place - not with nostalgic reminiscences of the 45s of his youth but with the sheet music era at the end-of the nineteenth century.

Hajdu, David

Illustrated throughout 768

Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE in Literature 2016 For the first time, a comprehensive, definitive collection of lyrics of music legend and poet Bob Dylan, complete with expert annotations. A major publishing event - a beau

Dylan, Bob, Ricks, Christopher, Nemrow, Lisa, Nemrow, Julie

Meet the Beatles
black and white photographs throughout 38

A uniquely first-hand introduction to the Beatles as they were in 1963. With features on the band?s background their life in Liverpool, Beatropolis, and a photographic record of a day in the life of t

Barrow, Tony

250 color & 100 b/w photos 192

Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, Metallica have become the single bestselling heavy metal act in music history, with more than 100 million album sales to its credit. But how did a band that began as heavy metal misfi

Popoff, Martin

Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil are one of the most 'Australian' rock bands this country has produced. Born from the Australian pub rock scene that gave us AC/DC, Cold Chisel and INXS, the Oils were able to break out of that scene without compromising themselv

Lawrence, Michael

Motown - Artist by Artist
220(Ht mm) 220(Wdt mm) 128

This book looks at all of the great artists that made the Motown sound famous around the world. From Smokey Robinson to Diana Ross and the Supremes to modern day artists such as the Jacksons, this book covers all of th

Morgan, Pat

Music for Life
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 224

How does music reflect the key moments in our lives? How do we choose the works that inspire, delight, comfort or console? Fiona Maddocks selects 100 classical works from across nine centuries, arguing passionately, pe

Maddocks, Fiona

Music in the Air

The co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, Ralph J. Gleason was among the most respected journalists, interviewers, and critics writing about popular music in the latter half of the twentieth century. As a longtime contributor to the San Fran

Gleason, Ralph J., Gleason, Toby, Wenner, Jann, Scanlon, Paul

Music in the Castle of Heaven
16pp colour 672

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 oc

Gardiner, John Eliot

Music That Maton Made

From a small backyard workshop on the outskirts of Melbourne, Maton Guitars has grown into a truly inspiring Australian success story. In 1946, Bill May crafted a guitar in his Melbourne garage that he wanted the world to hear and to play

McUtchen, Andrew, Jenkins, Jeff, Divola, Barry

Musicophilia - Tales of Music and the Brain

'A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders' Daily Telegraph Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt t

Sacks, Oliver

New York Rock
104 black and white photograph 480

As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock represented a connection between art f

Blush, Steven

200 color & 100 b/w photos 192

Nirvana formed in 1987, released their first LP in 1989, and unintentionally tore the music world asunder two years later with the video and single for "Smells Like Teen Spirit." At the time, MTV and rock 'n' roll

Cross, Charles, Gaar, Gillian G., Gendron, Bob, Yarm, Mark, Martens, Todd, Earles, Andrew, Kot, Greg, DeRogatis, Jim, di Perma, Alan

Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80

A compelling visual portrait of a time, place, and subculture that raised a middle finger to modern society Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britain's punk subculture. It pres

Poynor, Rick, Mott, Toby

Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past

In Old Records Never Die, Eric Spitznagel sets out on a quest to find the original vinyl artefacts from his past. Not just copies. The exact same records. As he embarks on his hero's journey, he reminisces about the actual records, the music

Spitznagel, Eric, Tweedy, Jeff

On Bowie

On Bowie is a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 20

Sheffield, Rob

Outside the Lines

Uncover lost photographs from punk and new wave's most iconic albums, and the stories behind them. Everyone recognises the iconic photo from the cover of the Ramones' self-titled album of 1976. But how many have seen the image, taken with th

Beazley, Mitchell and Matte Torcinovich and Girardi

Pigs Might Fly
Paperback , 197 x 129mm. 416

Mark Blake's history of Pink Floyd - the first for fifteen years - has already been acknowledged as the final word on this remarkable band's life. Lucidly written, incorporating over a hundred new and exclusive inter

Blake, Mark


The art of Damien Hirst and the music of the Prodigy, the attitude of Liam Gallagher and the hair of Eminem - all owe a great debt to the cultural movement that burrowed through Andy Warhol's Factory and the early 1970s' New York underground

Colegrave, Stephen, Sullivan, Chris, Morgan, Simon, Colegrave, Stephen

Punk London 1977

Punk. London.1977. Most people blinked and missed it. Many spent a decade trying to catch up. Derek Ridgers stumbled across it by accident, where it was, in the beating filthy heart of the Roxy in middle of a derelict slum called Covent Garden.


Reckless Daughter
n/a 320

Joni Mitchell has only visited the U.S. Top 40 singles chart four times in her long recording career - and the Top 20 just once. So much for "stoking the starmaker machinery behind the popular song", as she sang in her 1974 song 'Free Ma

Hoskyns, Barney

Rest is Noise

Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award A sweeping musical history that goes from the salons of pre-war Vienna to Velvet Underground shows in the sixties. In 'The Rest is Noise', Alex Ross, music critic of the New Yorker, gives us a

Ross, Alex

Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of OurLives
230(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm)

Brendan Sullivan was an up-and-coming New York City DJ when he met Stefani Germanotta, then a struggling artist, in 2006. She was a go-go dancer who sewed her own outfits but had bigger ambitions - she wanted nothing less

Sullivan, Brendan

Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 112

Robert Schumann was far ahead of his time, not least in his attitude to children and young people; his 'Advice for Young Musicians', originally created to accompany his famous 'Album for the Young', remains as relevant

Isserlis, Steven

Rock Chronicles
illustrations 576

Incisive, engaging band histories chart the evolving lineups, sounds, labels and achievements of 250 of the greatest acts in rock, era by glorious era. A peerless rock encyclopedia especially configured for the twenty-first

Roberts, David, Cooper, Alice

Rock N Roll Photography Is The New Trainspotting

This is a retrospective of Australian Photographer Tony Mott's work. The book covers 30 years of stunningly reproduced images of international iconic figures in rock taken by one of Australia's best loved rock photographers.

Mott, Tony

Rolling Stones 1972

The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band meets the world's best rock photographer. Shot by Marshall for Life Magazine while touring with the band on their monumental 1972 tour, this collection captures both photographer and band at the height

Marshall, Jim, Richards, Keith

Rolling Stones All The Songs
500 b&w & colour 704

Since 1963, The Rolling Stones have been recording and touring, selling more than 200 million records worldwide. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the stu

Margotin, Philippe, Guesdon, Jean-Michel

Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions 1962-2012
Illustrations 424

The definitive guide to the band's studio activity. This updated edition brings the story up to date and includes detailed commentary and analysis of each recording, along with information on recording locations, the context of

Elliott, Martin (Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London Great Ormond Street Hospital, London Great Ormond Street Hospital, London Great Ormond Street Hospital, London Great Ormond Street Hospital, London Great Ormond Street Hospital, London)

Shock and Awe
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 704

As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice

Reynolds, Simon

Sophistopunk : The Story of Mark Opitz and Oz Rock

Mark Opitz and the inside story of making the great albums of Oz rock. I'd like to take this opportunity to say my career wouldn't be anything without Mark Opitz, and I say that on behalf of many Australian musicians. -Jimmy Barnes

Opitz, Mark/Walllis, Luke

Sounds and Sweet Airs
216(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 384

Sounds and Sweet Airs: the Forgotten Women of Classical Music reveals the hidden stories of eight remarkable composers, taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz. Re

Beer, Anna

Star Guitars
700 illustrations 272

These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King's Lucille, Eric Clapton's Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Wife, Billy F Gibbons' Pearly Gates, Neil Young's Old Black, and many more

Hunter, Dave

Stratocaster Manual

This is the ultimate owner's manual for the world's most popular guitar! This is a step-by-step, heavily illustrated guide to everything about the legendary Fender electric guitar, the Stratocaster! It shows owners and dreamers the basics of

Burrows, Terry

Sweet Dreams
21 b&w photographs 232

One of the most influential and acclaimed female vocalists of the twentieth century, Patsy Cline (1932-63) was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expressive voice. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley, she launched he

Hofstra, Warren R.

Tait's Modern Guide to Record Collecting

Are records making a comeback? The reality is they never went away! Collectors have never stopped seeking out the rare and unusual. But now there is a whole new generation of twentysomethings and thirtysomethings - born in the CD era - who a

Tait, John

Talking Smack

Honest, intimate conversations with some of Australia's best musicians, including Paul Kelly, Gotye, Tina Arena, Phil Jamieson, Steve Kilbey, Mick Harvey and Holly Throsby. Of all the creative industries, the starkest and most distinct link

McMillen Andrew

Tamla Motown
Illustrations 712

While providing a full discography of Tamla Motown's UK singles, this book tells the stories behind them in fascinating detail, turning what could have been a dry listing into a very human narrative. Terry Wilson's painstaking

Wilson, Terry

Taylor Swift
4-c thru-out 304

Listen up Swifties! Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. She's been hailed for her songwriting ta

Conroy, Tyler

Total Piano Tutor
120 colour & duotone photographs 192

This unique audio-visual course provides all the guidance and information you need to develop basic keyboard skills from scratch, or perhaps for those who took piano lessons as a child but whose skills have l

Burrows, Terry

Total Records
colour illustrations 448

The history of photography is teeming with portraits of musicians made iconic by their album covers: Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith, Miles Davis by Irving Penn, Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude, Laurie Anderson by Robe

Denis, Jacques, Mondino, Jean-Baptiste

U2: Revolution
250 240

They've frequently been described as the biggest band in the world. The Joshua Tree alone has sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. They hold the record for the most Grammy wins by a rock act. And their 360 tour, which started

Snow, Mat

Ukulele Handbook
215(Ht mm) 168(Wdt mm) 144

The definitive guide to the uke, its legends and history (plus a fantastic songbook) The ukulele has gone from strength to strength in recent years, undergoing a massive resurgence. You can hear the uke all over the pl

Pretor-Pinney, Gavin and Hodgkinson, Tom

Understanding Italian Opera
illustrations 288

Ever since its invention in Florence around 1600, opera has exerted a peculiar fascination for creative artists and audiences alike. A "Western" genre with a global reach, it is often regarded as the pinnacle of high art, where

Carter, Tim

Unknown Pleasures
16pp colour plates 336

This is a rollercoaster, inside-story of life, love and loss with Joy Division. As co-founder of Joy Division, Peter Hook was the inspiration behind a band that would shape the course of popular music. He provided the prop

Hook, Peter

Up from Down Under

Up From Down Under tells the remarkable untold story of how Australian music took over the world.

Apter, Jeff

Who Is That Man?

Few American artists are as important, beloved and endlessly examined as Bob Dylan, yet he remains something of an enigma. This kaleidoscopic biography, full of the voices of Dylan's family, friends, and fellow travelers through the 60s, off

Dalton, David

Why We Love Music

Why does music affect you so profoundly? It impacts the way you think, talk, feel, behave, and even spend money. With his conversational style, humour, and endless knowledge, scientist and musician John Powell showcases fascinating studies -

Powell, John

Wild About You!
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The astonishing outpouring of rock 'n' roll in the 1960s in Australia and New Zealand gave birth to such iconic bands such as the Easybeats, the Masters Apprentices, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, the Purple Hearts, a

McIntyre, Iain, Marks, Ian

Yeah Yeah Yeah
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Bob Stanley's Yeah Yeah Yeah tells the chronological story of the modern pop era, from its beginnings in the fifties with the dawn of the charts, vinyl, and the music press, to pop's digital switchover in the year 2000

Stanley, Bob