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It's 1982 and the Ramones are in a gutter-bound spiral. Following a run of inconsistent albums and deep in the throes of internal tensions the legendary quartet is about to crash and burn.THEnter Richie Ramone.THThen a 26-year-old from New Jersey named Richard Reinhardt he's snapped up by the group to ...
I Know Better Now: My Life Before, During and After the Ramones
It's 1982 and the Ramones are in a gutter-bound spiral. Following a run of inconsistent albums and deep in the throes of internal tensions the legendary quartet is about to crash and burn.THEnter Richie Ramone.THThen a 26-year-old from New Jersey named Richard Reinhardt he's snapped up by the group to be their new drummer and instantly goes from the obscurity of the underground club scene to membership in the most famous punk-rock band of all time revitalizing the pioneering outfit with his powerful precise and blindingly fast beats a composing classic cuts like the menacing anthem Somebody Put Something in My Drink and becoming the only Ramones percussionist to sing lead vocals for the group. With the Ramones he performs over five hundred shows at venues all around the world and records three storming studio albums a before abruptly quitting the band and going deep underground. To most fans this crucial figure in the band's history has remained a mystery his tale untold.THUntil now.THEI Know Better Now: My Life Before During and After the RamonesE is the firsthand four-on-the-floor account of a life in rock 'n' roll and in one of its most influential acts a straight from the sticks of the man who kept the beat.
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42.66 USD

I Know Better Now: My Life Before, During and After the Ramones

by Peter Aaron
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Creed - Greatest Hits
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24.140000 USD

Creed - Greatest Hits

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Other people locked themselves away and hid from their demons. Townes flung open his door and said 'Come on in.' So writes Harold Eggers Townes Van Zandt's longtime road manager and producer in EMy Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music Genius and RageE a a gripping memoir revealing the inner ...
My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius and Rage
Other people locked themselves away and hid from their demons. Townes flung open his door and said 'Come on in.' So writes Harold Eggers Townes Van Zandt's longtime road manager and producer in EMy Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music Genius and RageE a a gripping memoir revealing the inner core of an enigmatic troubadour whose deeply poetic music was a source of inspiration and healing for millions but was for himself a torment struggling for dominance among myriad personal demons.THTownes Van Zandt often stated that his main musical mission was to write the perfect song that would save someone's life. However his life was a work in progress he was constantly struggling to shape and comprehend. Eggers says of his close friend and business partner that like the master song craftsman he was he was never truly satisfied with the final product but always kept giving it one more shot one extra tweak one last effort. THA vivid firsthand account exploring the source of the singer's prodigious talent widespread influence and relentless path toward self-destruction EMy Years with Townes Van ZandtE presents the truth of that all-consuming artistic journey told by a close friend watching it unfold.
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42.66 USD

My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius and Rage

by Harold F. Eggers
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New York Times Bestseller, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is the authorized biography of musician and vintner, Maynard James Keenan. Co-author Sarah Jensen's 30-year friendship with Keenan gives her unique insight into his history and career trajectory. The book traces Keenan's journey from his Midwest childhood to his years ...
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things
New York Times Bestseller, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is the authorized biography of musician and vintner, Maynard James Keenan. Co-author Sarah Jensen's 30-year friendship with Keenan gives her unique insight into his history and career trajectory. The book traces Keenan's journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on contemporary music and regional winemaking. A comprehensive portrayal of a versatile and dedicated artist, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things pays homage to the people and places that shaped the man and his art. Until now Maynard's fans have had access to only an abridged version of his story. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next to change direction to explore sometimes surprising opportunities. Included are sidebars in his own words, often humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative, as well as commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues. The book also features a foreword by Alex Grey, an American visionary artist and longtime friend of Keenan. Accompanying the text are photos of Keenan from childhood to the present. Maynard's story is a metaphor for the reader's own evolution and an encouragement to follow one's dreams, hold fast to individual integrity, and work ceaselessly to fulfill our creative potential.
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25.58 USD

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

by Maynard James Keenan
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Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz: from Godspell to Wicked
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42.66 USD

Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz: from Godspell to Wicked

by Carol De Giere
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Pianist Mike Garson was David Bowie's most frequent musician on record and onstage throughout Bowie's life. They played over a thousand shows together between 1972 and 2004 and Garson is featured on over 20 of Bowie's albums. EBowie's Piano ManE is the first-ever biography of Mike Garson written by Clifford ...
Bowie's Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson
Pianist Mike Garson was David Bowie's most frequent musician on record and onstage throughout Bowie's life. They played over a thousand shows together between 1972 and 2004 and Garson is featured on over 20 of Bowie's albums. EBowie's Piano ManE is the first-ever biography of Mike Garson written by Clifford Slapper a fellow pianist who also played for Bowie working closely with him on his last-ever television appearance. The book explores the special relationship between Garson and Bowie beginning with the extraordinary story of how Garson went overnight from playing in tiny jazz clubs to touring the world on arena rock tours with Bowie after one short phone call and audition.THA noted master of jazz classical and other genres Garson has composed thousands of original works and has taught countless students acting as mentor to many. EBowie's Piano ManE explores his roots and childhood in Brooklyn his ongoing strong presence in the jazz world and his collaborations with a huge range of other artists in addition to Bowie. Touring and recording with the Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails are given in-depth attention as is his approach to teaching and creating music. Explored in detail in particular is his commitment to improvisation as a form of composition a manifestation of his more general dedication to living in the moment and always moving forward a a trait he shared with Bowie.
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34.11 USD

Bowie's Piano Man: The Life of Mike Garson

by Clifford Slapper
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Roy Orbison emerged as an artist alongside his Sun Records contemporaries in the early days of rock 'n' roll. He did not possess the good looks of Elvis Presley or the everyman toughness of Johnny Cash nor did he conduct wild-child stage antics like Jerry Lee Lewis. But he did ...
Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison emerged as an artist alongside his Sun Records contemporaries in the early days of rock 'n' roll. He did not possess the good looks of Elvis Presley or the everyman toughness of Johnny Cash nor did he conduct wild-child stage antics like Jerry Lee Lewis. But he did possess a magnetic mystique that would captivate fans around the world and inspire countless musicians.THA quiet man who k.d. lang would refer to as Buddha Orbison was more interested in building model airplanes watching films and reading books in his den than talking about himself or partying hard. Yet he was nothing shy of a superstar a determined to succeed driven by a relentless love for music that started in childhood and blessed with some of the best pipes in the business. Standing still onstage hidden behind his perpetual Ray-Bans Orbison delivered his melodious songs with haunting emotional depth. His artful recordings mysterious image and angelic voice have left an indelible mark on popular music.THIn ERhapsody in BlackE John Kruth tells the story of Roy Orbison in prose as musical as the artist's melodies and does not shy away from or trivialize the personal pain alienation and tragic events that shaped Orbison's singular personality and music. Featuring interviews with people who worked closely with Orbison career-spanning photos a select discography and a new afterward for the paperback edition ERhapsody in BlackE is both celebratory and touching. It delves into the behind-the-music details of Orbison's collaborations recording sessions tours and business affairs as well as his personal life a his roots his marriages and his children a to present a telescopic view of his legacy.
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26.240000 USD

Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison

by John Kruth
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Over 30 million records sold. The most photographed British star of the '80s - alongside Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. Not since the Beatles has a British personality been so well known internationally, across a complete cross-section of ages, genders, races, and religions. Now, for the very first time, Samantha ...
Forever
Over 30 million records sold. The most photographed British star of the '80s - alongside Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. Not since the Beatles has a British personality been so well known internationally, across a complete cross-section of ages, genders, races, and religions. Now, for the very first time, Samantha Fox has decided to tell the whole, and sometimes painful, story of the bullied North London girl who managed to captivate an entire world. My first memory is of an explosion and the smell of burnt flesh. With those words, following a prologue in which readers are introduced to her backstage in 2015, Samantha Fox begins her story. Thoughts of Myra - the love of her life who has been battling an aggressive form of cancer for almost two years - whirl through her mind, then shortly she takes to the stage once more, to sing Touch Me the song which made her world famous almost 30 years earlier. Samantha Fox's autobiography is a captivating tale about a fighter who has gone through hell more than once, but who has always come out stronger; someone who has remained in the public's consciousness for almost four decades now - and who continues to play to sold-out crowds across the world.
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31.490000 USD

Forever

by Samantha Fox
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Kinky Friedman has always maintained his Kinkster persona and hidden Richard Friedman from the public eye. Using one-liners humor and occasional rudeness he follows the advice of his friend Bob Dylan to keep an aura of mystery. Author Mary Lou Sullivan spent many contentious days and nights at Kinky's Texas ...
Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman
Kinky Friedman has always maintained his Kinkster persona and hidden Richard Friedman from the public eye. Using one-liners humor and occasional rudeness he follows the advice of his friend Bob Dylan to keep an aura of mystery. Author Mary Lou Sullivan spent many contentious days and nights at Kinky's Texas Hill Country ranch before he trusted her enough to open up and speak candidly.THBest known as an irreverent cigar-chomping Jewish country-and-western singer turned author turned politician Kinky has dined on monkey brains in the jungles of Borneo supped with presidents and vacationed with Bob Dylan in the tiny fishing village of Yelapa Mexico.THA satirist who loves pushing the envelope he's been attacked onstage received bomb threats and put on the only show in Austin City Limits' history deemed too offensive to air.THFrom the 1970s music scene in L.A. with Tom Waits and the Band to political platforms advocating legalized marijuana to friendships with John Belushi Joseph Heller Don Imus Willie Nelson Dwight Yoakam and Billy Bob Thornton this is the candid account a based on dozens and years of interviews a of the larger-than-life Texan who is still writing books and songs recording albums and performing for enthusiastic audiences throughout the world.
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42.66 USD

Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman

by Mary Lou Sullivan
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Here is the story of an often overlooked one-of-a-kind rock 'n' roll musician and the historic times he lived in. In spite of numerous opportunities for success he became a tragedy.THJerry Nolan came out of New York in the 1970s as part of two of the most influential and infamous ...
Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan's Wild Ride a A Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls and Punk Rock
Here is the story of an often overlooked one-of-a-kind rock 'n' roll musician and the historic times he lived in. In spite of numerous opportunities for success he became a tragedy.THJerry Nolan came out of New York in the 1970s as part of two of the most influential and infamous bands of the time the proto-punk New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers. Jerry had what it took to be a star but his battles with heroin continually stymied his career and ultimately ended his life. Despite this he is remembered as a cross between a Martin Scorsese film character and jazz legend Gene Krupa: a stylish urban wisecracking trendsetting raconteur who was also a powerhouse drummer.THEStranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan's Wild Ride a A Tale of Drugs Fashion the New York Dolls and Punk RockE tells Jerry's story through extensive research and interviews with those closest to him: bandmates friends lovers and family members including new interviews with members of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands the Sex Pistols the Ramones Talking Heads and Blondie. It gives firsthand accounts of not only Jerry's life and struggles but the earliest history of punk rock in both New York and London highlighting his notorious and incendiary musical partner Johnny Thunders.
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26.240000 USD

Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan's Wild Ride a A Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls and Punk Rock

by Curt Weiss
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ELeading TonesE is a glimpse into several aspects of the musical world. There are portions devoted to Leonard Slatkin's life as a musician and conductor portraits of some of the outstanding artists with whom he has worked as well as anecdotes and stories both personal and professional. Much of the ...
Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians and the Music Industry
ELeading TonesE is a glimpse into several aspects of the musical world. There are portions devoted to Leonard Slatkin's life as a musician and conductor portraits of some of the outstanding artists with whom he has worked as well as anecdotes and stories both personal and professional. Much of the book discusses elements of the industry that are troubling and difficult during this first part of the 21st century. Auditions critics fiscal concerns and labor negotiations are all matters that today's conductors must be aware of and this book provides helpful suggested solutions. ELeading TonesE is intended not only for musicians but also for the music lover who wishes to know more about what goes into being a conductor.
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29.390000 USD

Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians and the Music Industry

by Leonard Slatkin
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Truly great compositions spring like Athena from Zeus' skull at the juncture of genius and passion. In EMathilde Wesendonck: Isolde's DreamE author Judith Cabaud calls on a host of heretofore undiscovered resources to tell the story of Mathilde Wesendonck muse and paramour to Richard Wagner and later Johannes Brahms. Alma ...
Mathilde Wesendonck, Isolde's Dream
Truly great compositions spring like Athena from Zeus' skull at the juncture of genius and passion. In EMathilde Wesendonck: Isolde's DreamE author Judith Cabaud calls on a host of heretofore undiscovered resources to tell the story of Mathilde Wesendonck muse and paramour to Richard Wagner and later Johannes Brahms. Alma Mahler eat your heart out.THIn or about August 1857 Richard Wagner's character changed. He abandoned EDer Ring des NibelungenE the Gesamtkunstwerk he'd begun work on nearly a decade earlier tore through a short set of songs now known as the EWesendonck LiederE and dove headlong into ETristan und IsoldeE eine Handlung whose seminal influence would ricochet down the ensuing century of Western romantic music. Why the dramatic shift?THWagner had been struck by lightning a twice. The first bolt was sighted across Europe; his name was Arthur Schopenhauer. The second was restricted to a insular social world centered at the estate of Otto Wesendonck one of Wagner's patrons. Her name was Mathilde Wesendonck and this is her story.
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42.66 USD

Mathilde Wesendonck, Isolde's Dream

by Judith Cabaud
Hardback
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If you attended public school in the United States between 1973 and today odds are you've heard Dave Frishberg's songs a just see if any of these Schoolhouse Rock classics ring a bell: The Number Cruncher Seven Fifty Once a Week Dollars and Sense Walking on Wall Street Hardware and ...
My Dear Departed Past: Includes 20 Recordings of Frishberg Classics
If you attended public school in the United States between 1973 and today odds are you've heard Dave Frishberg's songs a just see if any of these Schoolhouse Rock classics ring a bell: The Number Cruncher Seven Fifty Once a Week Dollars and Sense Walking on Wall Street Hardware and of course the classic I'm Just a Bill. Of course Frishberg is much more than the writer of beloved civics-minded ditties a he's also the brilliant lyricist and composer behind well-known songs including Peel Me a Grape I'm Hip My Attorney Bernie Blizzard of Lies and Van Lingle Mungo a top-flight jazz pianist and sardonic wit in tow an exemplar of American ideals. From his boyhood and university days in St. Paul Minnesota to his Air Force service in Salt Lake City and then on to his life as a pianist and songwriter in New York City and Los Angeles EMy Dear Departed PastE is a pointed poignant sagacious look back on a fascinating career in music at the height of the jazz scene and a storied life flush with wit imagination and good humor.THFor Frishberg an internationally-known jazz pianist songwriter and lyricist it all began in his WWII elementary school days. Mentored by his brother Mort seven years his senior Dave discovered the music of Count Basie Benny Goodman Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby while listening to Mort's 78-rpm records. For good measure Mort also taught Dave how to play boogie-woogie and blues on the piano a a musical indoctrination that perfectly sharpened the younger Frishberg's musical tastes and laid the foundation for a lifelong love of music and the camaraderie of musicians. In this book populated with colorful characters a especially the brilliant jazzmen and women he played with in iconic clubs and studios during the scene's heyday a Dave brings his stories of being on the road and his experiences in the music business vividly to life. While EMy Dear Departed PastE is a must-read for jazz aficionados it's just as suitable for anybody who ever wondered about the composer behind those classic tunes singing the praises of active citizenship and financial security.THThis book includes online access to recordings of 20 Frishberg classics.
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38.39 USD

My Dear Departed Past: Includes 20 Recordings of Frishberg Classics

by Dave Frishberg
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EThe WallE was Roger Waters's first album. So begins Dave Thompson's Thompson's ERoger Waters: The Man Behind the WallE the first full biography on this notoriously guarded personality that has eluded probing queries and papertrail dissection for the entirety of his career. As he prepares to release his first solo ...
Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall
EThe WallE was Roger Waters's first album. So begins Dave Thompson's Thompson's ERoger Waters: The Man Behind the WallE the first full biography on this notoriously guarded personality that has eluded probing queries and papertrail dissection for the entirety of his career. As he prepares to release his first solo album in twenty-five years buff up on your Waters know-how with the paperback edition of Thompson's incisive profile first published in 2013.THBorn in 1943 amidst the bombs and shrapnel of the Second World War Waters abandoned a career in architecture to pursue his myriad demons through song. Over the years imbued with an utter brilliant mind and a general tendency toward belligerence Waters has regularly butted heads with his bandmates fellow musicians fans acquaintances family political figures and entire nations a but why? Leaning on original research conducted among Waters' inner circle of friends and associates Thompson cautiously dismantles every wall Waters has erected between himself and the public a brick at a time in pursuit of an answer. As the mass of apparent contradictions stack up and the saga of this publicly isolated man unravels Thompson arrives at a portrait of an artist every bit as nuanced and recalcitrant as his work would suggest.
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27.29 USD

Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall

by Dave Thompson
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In a way that no prior rock act had done the Band assimilated remade and contagiously celebrated the rich deep tributaries of American vernacular music. Blues country jazz folk gospel soul rock'n' roll a the members soaked it all up distilling what they heard and felt into an alchemical brew ...
The Band FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Fathers of Americana
In a way that no prior rock act had done the Band assimilated remade and contagiously celebrated the rich deep tributaries of American vernacular music. Blues country jazz folk gospel soul rock'n' roll a the members soaked it all up distilling what they heard and felt into an alchemical brew all their own. Via this vibrant concoction the group a Levon Helm Robbie Robertson Rick Danko Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson a reshaped popular music creating the genre now known as roots rock and giving us classic songs like The Weight Up on Cripple Creek and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. THThe Band wove a history that rivals the epic scenes they sang about: from their early years as rockabilly wild man Ronnie Hawkins's group the Hawks and their groundbreaking tours and EBasement TapesE period with Bob Dylan through their emergence as the Band with 1968's landmark album EMusic from Big PinkE they reigned as one of rock's most popular acts culminating with rock's greatest concert movie EThe Last WaltzE and their 1980s reunion and ultimate demise with the tragic deaths of Manuel and Danko.THEThe Band FAQE digs deep to discuss different facets of the Band's collective and individual stories a providing intensive analysis of their recordings; highlighting their key concerts collaborations with Bob Dylan outside projects musical and non-musical influences and their contemporary artists; and examining the group's formidable effect on popular music and their still-thriving legacy. A host of rare images rounds out the book which is a must-have for new and longtime fans.
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27.29 USD

The Band FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Fathers of Americana

by Peter Aaron
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Covering three generations of Hank Williams, Family Tradition is both unique and vast in scope. Beginning in the present day with Hank III - who gave the author unprecedented access - and time - traveling across the years, this examines just what kind of rebel mojo inspired this crazed family ...
Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams
Covering three generations of Hank Williams, Family Tradition is both unique and vast in scope. Beginning in the present day with Hank III - who gave the author unprecedented access - and time - traveling across the years, this examines just what kind of rebel mojo inspired this crazed family of country music, from Hank Sr., often regarded as one of the most influential of American musicians; to Hank Jr. to this year's model, Hank III, who has somehow found a way to reconcile his legacy's deep-rooted twang and high-lonesome sound with particularly searing strains of punk and heavy metal, launching an all-out war with traditional Nashville in the process.
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22.17 USD

Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams

by Susan Masino
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Jimi Hendrix FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Voodoo Child
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30.70 USD

Jimi Hendrix FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Voodoo Child

by Gary J Jucha
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EHearts of DarknessE is the story of a generation's coming of age through the experiences of its three most atypical pop stars. James Taylor Jackson Browne and Cat Stevens could never have been considered your typical late-sixties songwriters a self-absorbed and self-composed all three eschewed the traditional means of delivering ...
Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-Songwriter
EHearts of DarknessE is the story of a generation's coming of age through the experiences of its three most atypical pop stars. James Taylor Jackson Browne and Cat Stevens could never have been considered your typical late-sixties songwriters a self-absorbed and self-composed all three eschewed the traditional means of delivering their songs instead turning its process inward. The result was a body of work that stands among the most profoundly personal art ever to translate into an international language and a sequence of songs a from Sweet Baby James and Carolina in My Mind to Jamaica Say You Will and These Days to Peace Train and Wild World a that remain archetypes not only of what the critics called the singer-songwriter movement but of the human condition itself.THAuthor Dave Thompson himself a legend among rock biographers takes on his subjects with his usual brio and candor leaving no stone unturned in his quest to shine a light on the dark side of this profoundly earnest era in popular music. Penetrating pointed and laced with vivid insight and detail EHearts of DarknessE is the story of rock when it no longer felt the need to roll.
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29.390000 USD

Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

by Dave Thompson
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John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre from the time of the great actor/managers like Tree and du Maurier and star actresses like Sarah Bernhardt and his own great aunt Ellen Terry to his famous partnerships with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.
An Actor and His Time
John Gielgud tells the story of his life in the theatre from the time of the great actor/managers like Tree and du Maurier and star actresses like Sarah Bernhardt and his own great aunt Ellen Terry to his famous partnerships with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.
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17.800000 USD

An Actor and His Time

by John Gielgud
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The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide
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26.240000 USD

The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide

by Scott Yanow
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Few would dispute U2's position as the biggest rock band in the world. Active and relevant for nearly thirty-five years, Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr. have been masters of reinvention, thriving artistically while continuing to sell out concerts across the globe. From their start at Dublin's ...
U2 Faq: Anything You'd Ever Want to Know About the Biggest Band in the World...and More!
Few would dispute U2's position as the biggest rock band in the world. Active and relevant for nearly thirty-five years, Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr. have been masters of reinvention, thriving artistically while continuing to sell out concerts across the globe. From their start at Dublin's Mount Temple School in 1976 up to the 2009 Rose Bowl show that shattered a U.S. concert attendance record (previously set by the group in 1987), U2's members have experienced some amazing collective highs. But in its ascent, the band has seen its share of personal, artistic, and commercial setbacks. These are just some of the topics U2 FAQ explores: How did Bono recover his cherished suitcase of lyrics 23 years after its 1981 disappearance? What movie dialogue is sampled in the middle of Seconds? What effect did bull's blood have on Larry's drumming? How did Bono's visit to Central America inform The Joshua Tree? What are the details of Adam's 1989 marijuana bust? How did Mick Jagger wind up on All That You Can't Leave Behind ? Award-winning music journalist John D. Luerssen goes beyond the essential facts, delving into the legendary fables and unique anecdotes that make U2 FAQ an indispensable read for all U2 disciples.
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20.990000 USD

U2 Faq: Anything You'd Ever Want to Know About the Biggest Band in the World...and More!

by John D. Luerssen
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In this candid and perceptive memoir of his 45-year career bassist Jerry Scheff takes us onto Elvis's private jet on tour with Bob Dylan and into the studio with The Doors. A stalwart presence behind some of the greatest names of popular music Scheff has also played with Roy Orbison ...
Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, The Doors and More: The Autobiography of Jerry Scheff
In this candid and perceptive memoir of his 45-year career bassist Jerry Scheff takes us onto Elvis's private jet on tour with Bob Dylan and into the studio with The Doors. A stalwart presence behind some of the greatest names of popular music Scheff has also played with Roy Orbison Elvis Costello the Association Neil Diamond Johnny Mathis the Everly Brothers John Denver and Nancy Sinatra to name just a few. Eschewing hype Scheff provides a behind-the-scenes perspective from having worked sleeves rolled up side by side with the great artists in their factories.THThe book opens with the TCB band's learning of the King's death while en route to a tour date a pivotal moment for him the rest of the band and the world at large. He then proceeds on a nonlinear journey that mirrors the process of true life-reflection from his roots in San Francisco to his touring all over the world.THThis is a tale of a man who has truly grown a career from a genuine love of music and of his instrument proving how following that gift can bring a person to places beyond his wildest dreams. It is an exciting inside view of the evolution and craft and work of making rock and roll a a must-have for true music craftsmen and music junkies in general.
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20.990000 USD

Way Down: Playing Bass with Elvis, Dylan, The Doors and More: The Autobiography of Jerry Scheff

by Jerry Scheff
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ERingo: With a Little HelpE is the first in-depth biography of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr who kept the beat for an entire generation and who remains a rock icon over fifty years since the Beatles took the world by storm. EWith a Little HelpE traces the entire arc of Ringo's ...
Ringo: With a Little Help
ERingo: With a Little HelpE is the first in-depth biography of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr who kept the beat for an entire generation and who remains a rock icon over fifty years since the Beatles took the world by storm. EWith a Little HelpE traces the entire arc of Ringo's remarkable life and career from his sickly childhood to his life as The World's Most Famous drummer to his triumphs addictions and emotional battles following the breakup of the Beatles as he comes to terms with his legacy.THBorn in 1940 as Richard Starkey in the Dingle one of Liverpool's most gritty rough-and-tumble neighborhoods he rose from a hardscrabble childhood a marked by serious illnesses long hospital stays and little schooling a to emerge against all odds as a locally renowned drummer. Taking the stage name Ringo Starr his big break with the Beatles rocketed him to the pinnacle of worldwide acclaim in a remarkably short time. He was the last member of the Beatles to join the group but also the most vulnerable and his post-Beatles career was marked by chart-topping successes a jet-setting life of excess and alcohol abuse and ultimately his rebirth as one of rock's revered elder statesman.
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20.990000 USD

Ringo: With a Little Help

by Michael Seth Starr
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There is no book about Hollywood as riveting as this documentary. - Allan Carr Vanity Fair There is no question that the 1954 version of A STAR IS BORN holds a special place in the pantheon of classic movies. It was director George Cukor's first foray into musicals his first ...
A Star Is Born: The Making of the 1954 Movie and Its 1983 Restoration
There is no book about Hollywood as riveting as this documentary. - Allan Carr Vanity Fair There is no question that the 1954 version of A STAR IS BORN holds a special place in the pantheon of classic movies. It was director George Cukor's first foray into musicals his first color film and it was without a doubt Judy Garland's greatest screen performance.With incredible detail and color Ronald Haver gives us the fascinating story of the making marketing and restoration of this groundbreaking classic. Here is how producer Sid Luft orchestrated the deal for his wife how Cukor was selected to direct how James Mason was cast to co-star and how Moss Hart's script was developed. Here are the myriad techincal problems the clashes of personalities and the shocking emotional ups and downs of the film's star. Here finally is the author's own mission to restore the film to its original length and glory in the 1980s.
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17.840000 USD

A Star Is Born: The Making of the 1954 Movie and Its 1983 Restoration

by Ronald Haver
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A 2017 Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Nominee!THEConfessions of a Serial SongwriterE is an amusing and poignant memoir about songwriter Shelly Peiken's journey from young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to working professional songwriter writing hits of her own. It's about growing up the creative process a ...
Confessions of a Serial Songwriter
A 2017 Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Nominee!THEConfessions of a Serial SongwriterE is an amusing and poignant memoir about songwriter Shelly Peiken's journey from young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to working professional songwriter writing hits of her own. It's about growing up the creative process a the highs and the lows the conflicts that arise between motherhood and career success the divas and schemers but also the talented and remarkable people she's found along the way. It's filled with stories and step-by-step advice about the songwriting process especially collaboration. And it's about the challenge of staying relevant in a rapidly changing and youth-driven world.THAs Shelly so eloquently states in EConfessions of a Serial SongwriterE: If I had to come up with one X factor that I could cite as a characteristic most hit songs have in common (and this excludes hit songs that are put forth by an already well-oiled machine...that is a recording artist who has so much notoriety and momentum that just about anything he or she releases as long as it's 'pretty good ' will have a decent shot at succeeding) I would say it would be: EA universal sentiment in a unique frameE. Peiken has tapped the universal sentiment again and again; her songs have been recorded by such artists as Christina Aguilera Natalie Cole Selena Gomez Celine Dion the Pretenders and others. In EConfessions of a Serial SongwriterE she pulls the curtain back on the music business from the perspective of a behind-the-scenes hit creator and shares invaluable insight into the craft of songwriting.
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20.990000 USD

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter

by Shelly Peiken
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The English pianist Paul Roberts probes the sources of Debussy's artistic inspiration, relating the 'impressionist' titles to the artistic ferment in France at the turn of the century. This is a study of Debussy's piano music.
Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy
The English pianist Paul Roberts probes the sources of Debussy's artistic inspiration, relating the 'impressionist' titles to the artistic ferment in France at the turn of the century. This is a study of Debussy's piano music.
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26.200000 USD

Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy

by Paul Roberts
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ERush FAQE documents the amazing story of the world's greatest Canadian prog rock power trio from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale Ontario to its induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Covering 40 albums 10 DVDs thousands of mesmerizing live shows and millions of ...
Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio
ERush FAQE documents the amazing story of the world's greatest Canadian prog rock power trio from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale Ontario to its induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Covering 40 albums 10 DVDs thousands of mesmerizing live shows and millions of rock's most loyal fans the story of Rush is as epic and unique as its music. Rush has been maligned by the press for decades and misunderstood by a legion of mainstream rock fans and rock glitterati. And yet only the Beatles and Rolling Stones have earned more gold and platinum records. Few artists if any have been as influential as Rush's three virtuoso a bassist-keyboardist-vocalist Geddy Lee guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer-lyricist Neil Peart.THRush's focus has always been about its muse and its music. As such ERush FAQE studies the evolution of the band's sound from the early days of Zeppelin-esque blues-rock to complex synth-laden opuses to the return of concept-album bombast with the critically acclaimed EClockwork AngelsE.THWith wit humor and authority music industry veteran and unabashed Rush geek Max Mobley examines the music gear personalities and trials and tribulations of one of rock and roll's truly legendary acts. It is a story Rush fans will treasure and rock and roll fans will admire.
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20.990000 USD

Rush FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Greatest Power Trio

by Max Mobley
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Originally conceived as a companion to the groundbreaking 2011 3-disc DVD set of the same name, this book combines astonishingly detailed musical transcriptions, historical writing, instructional text, and a beautiful collection of photographs to create a book that every drummer and every fan of Neil and Rush will want to ...
Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage: a Lifetime of Live Performance
Originally conceived as a companion to the groundbreaking 2011 3-disc DVD set of the same name, this book combines astonishingly detailed musical transcriptions, historical writing, instructional text, and a beautiful collection of photographs to create a book that every drummer and every fan of Neil and Rush will want to add to their collection. At the heart of the book are note-for-note musical transcriptions of 17 songs that are included on the Taking Center Stage DVD . These transcriptions are exclusive to this book, since they are taken from the performances on the DVD, documenting how Neil currently approaches the songs. Some of the tracks included are Tom Sawyer , Red Barchetta , The Spirit of Radio , Free Will , Subdivisions , Time Stand Still , Marathon , La Villa Strangiato , The Trees , Caravan , BU2B , Far Cry , and many others. But this is much more than a mere transcription book. The book is divided into chapters corresponding to each and every Rush tour from the time Neil joined the band in 1975, up to the present. Each of these chapters contains extensive text discussing the musical approach of the band at the time, the construction of the drum parts, and Neil's set up. Accompanying this are exquisitely detailed diagrams of each of Neil's drumsets, produced after extensive research into the exact instruments that were used on every tour. Tying everything together is a beautiful collection of dozens of photographs taken over the past 30 years, including exclusive shots from the archives of Fin Costello and Andrew McNauhgtan, which show Neil and his drums in vivid detail. The book also contains color reproductions of just about every drum company advertisement that featured Neil during his career. Written, transcribed, and researched by well-known drummer, author, and educator Joe Bergamini (who also co-produced and appeared in the DVD), and overseen and edited by Neil himself, Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance is the most complete, accurate, and definitive work on Neil Peart's career as a drummer.
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34.11 USD

Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage: a Lifetime of Live Performance

by Joe Bergamini
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Why is Elvis Presley's body of recorded work still so relevant nearly 60 years after he began recording? EElvis Music FAQE is for anyone who has been inspired by an Elvis Presley record. Following in the tradition of the FAQ series in EElvis Music FAQE a lot of rare information ...
Elvis Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King's Recorded Works
Why is Elvis Presley's body of recorded work still so relevant nearly 60 years after he began recording? EElvis Music FAQE is for anyone who has been inspired by an Elvis Presley record. Following in the tradition of the FAQ series in EElvis Music FAQE a lot of rare information is woven together in one concise entertaining package.THThere are chapters about every year of Elvis's career including a look at his pioneering original record label Sun; insight on his management; the continued importance of television in his career; a summation of each Presley concert tour; the inside scoop about the role Elvis's band members and songwriters played in his sound; stories about the amusing musical oddities created by those trying to ride on the Elvis success train; details about the contentious role drugs played in his career; and finally a full review of every record the King ever issued.THOne might say that the only truths about Elvis Presley can be found in the grooves of his records where his natural talent and passion for music comes through always. EElvis Music FAQE aims to be the one essential companion that explains the reason why the voice heard over the speakers still carries such resonance. Dozens of rare images accompany this engaging text.
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26.240000 USD

Elvis Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King's Recorded Works

by Mike Eder
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The first entry in a multivolume set that will be essential reading for aspiring producers and artists everywhere, Q on Producing presents the master's approach to making music. Told to and compiled by author and audio expert Bill Gibson, Quincy's observations, culled from over a year of in-depth interviews, are ...
Q on Producing: The Soul and Science of Mastering Music and Work
The first entry in a multivolume set that will be essential reading for aspiring producers and artists everywhere, Q on Producing presents the master's approach to making music. Told to and compiled by author and audio expert Bill Gibson, Quincy's observations, culled from over a year of in-depth interviews, are collected and presented in book form and on an accompanying DVD-ROM, providing an unparalleled course of instruction from one of the true legends of American music. Reaching back to his early successes, Quincy discusses the techniques learned as an arranger for such legendary performers as Count Basie and Ray Charles, as a touring bandleader, and as a young producer with his first pop successes. Coauthor Gibson, in chapters such as Discovering Talent, The Producer/Engineer Relationship, and Tools for Success, outlines the many skills Quincy developed and broadened as he graduated to film and TV work, his solo recordings, and his game-changing albums with Michael Jackson, as well as more recent productions. With invaluable advice on subjects such as songwriting, scoring, and the modern music business - to be expanded on in subsequent volumes - Q on Producing provides the foundation for what is sure to be the most anticipated series of tutorials on music production ever created.
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36.740000 USD

Q on Producing: The Soul and Science of Mastering Music and Work

by Bill Gibson, Quincy Jones
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