1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

You Must Hear Before You Die

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Author: Robert Dimery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844037142

Category: Music

Page: 960

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What did Time magazine consider the twentieth-century's greatest album? Which anthem by Prince was an attempt to emulate Bob Seger? And what links Count Basie and Batman? If you thought you knew your music, then think again. 1001Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, is totally revised and fully updated for 2013, and is the definitive guide to accompany your interest in music. Written by top UK and US music journalists, and includes a preface by Michael Lydon, the founding editor of the Rolling Stone magazine. It celebrates the great and ground-breaking albums throughout the eras - from the genesis of Fifties rock 'n' roll to the technological and electronic innovations of the 2000s. Each entry includes key tracks and explains exactly why each of these albums deserved to be included in the list, offering an insight into the process of their creation, development, and success. With albums from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, ACDC, Ray Price, the Beach Boys, Sonic Youth, P J Harvey, Jack White, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, and the latest from David Bowie, as well as new cutting-edge entries such as Kendrick Lamar and Django Django, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die covers all the works that have formed part of the soundtracks to all our lives, at one point or another. Illustrated with more than 900 iconic images of album covers, bands and artists, as well as photographs from many legendary gigs, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, covers from the 1950s to the present and is the single most comprehensive list of music that changed the world, an absolute must-have for all the musically inspired.

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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Author: Robert Dimery

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781788400800

Category:

Page: 960

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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is the ultimate critical guide to history's greatest music. You'll find a mouthwatering choice of listening here: from Miles Davis's jazz landmark Kind of Blue (1959) to David Bowie's tragic final release Blackstar (2016), alongside groundbreaking releases by contemporary artists. Explore musical history from the symphonic pop of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds to the gargantuan grunge of Nirvana's Nevermind. As well as the acknowledged milestones without which no collection is complete, you'll discover many unexpected treats, such as Einsturzende Neubauten's power tool-enhanced soundscapes and Aphex Twin's sonic troublemaking. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die pays homage to the forces that have shaped rock and pop - but also dips into dance, jazz, funk, punk, disco, soul, hip-hop, world music and the avant-garde. Fascinating insights and trivia accompany detailed reviews of each album. What did Time magazine consider the twentieth century's greatest album? Which anthem by Prince was an attempt to emulate Bob Seger? And what links Count Basie and Batman? With inside knowledge and incisive criticism from 90 internationally acclaimed music journalists, this updated edition provides an indispensable companion to the music itself. Illustrated with more than 900 iconic images of album covers, bands and artists, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a must-have for the musically inspired.

1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

A Listener's Life List

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Author: Tom Moon

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761149415

Category: Music

Page: 1007

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A guide to music provides recommendations on one thousand recordings that represent the best in such genres as classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, and opera, with listening notes, commentary, and anecdotes about performers

1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die

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Author: Matthew Rye,Steven Isserlis

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835822

Category: Music

Page: 960

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Lists top-recommended works by master composers from the past and present, providing a critical assessment of specific recordings and performances as identified by a team of leading music experts.

1001 TV Series

You Must Watch Before You Die

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Author: Paul Condon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788400461

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

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This is the ultimate book for the Netflix and boxset generation, featuring all the greatest drama series ever broadcast as well as the weirdest game shows, controversial reality TV experiments and breathtaking nature documentaries. It is a must for anyone who wants to know why India's Ramayan is legendary, why Roots was groundbreaking, or what the ending of Lost was all about. Written by an international team of critics, authors, academics, producers and journalists, this book reviews TV series from more than 20 countries, highlights classic episodes to watch and also provides cast summaries and production details.

Collins Gem Classic Singles

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Author: Robert Dimery,Mick Middles

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780004724867

Category: Music

Page: 192

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What are the classic singles of the past 50 years? Which songs and which singers would you choose? Gem Classic Singles makes a selection of over 90 singles, giving full details about the songs, the singers, the success and the impact of each of the singles.

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

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Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781743364536

Category: Painting

Page: 960

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With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of '1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die' brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in its scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an envable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organised chronologically, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the sumptuous pages. The paintings are listed by artist and by title, maing it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible - in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre in Paris or MoMA in New York, and in smaller collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

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Author: Tony Mott

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781743369104

Category: Computer games

Page: 960

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In fewer than fifty years video games have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment. But which are the best games, the ones you must play? Tony Mott, editor of popular gaming magazine Edge, presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world, from Donkey Kong to Doom, and from Frogger to Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 7th edition

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Author: Steven Jay Schneider,Ian Haydn Smith

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438065213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 960

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With over 1.75 million copies sold worldwide, this book is a must-have for all movie lovers! This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Selected and authored by a team of international film critics, every profile is packed with details, plot summaries and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film’s history. Each entry offers a fresh look at some the greatest films of all time. This all-new edition has been updated with: New films that span the globe ; Detailed, full-color images ;Key quotations from the movies ; More movie posters than ever ; Up-to-date facts and movie trivia. Learn the complete history of filmmaking, from silent-era sensations such as D.W. Griffith’s controversial "The Birth of a Nation" to recent Oscar nominees like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Mad Max: Fury Road." Discover little-known facts about Hollywood’s most memorable musicals, greatest dramas, noteworthy documentaries, screwball comedies, classic westerns, action and adventure films, and more. Movie lovers of all stripes will thoroughly enjoy this must-have compilation.

Boogie lightning

how music became electric

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Author: Michael Lydon,Ellen Mandel

Publisher: Da Capo Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

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The music world's response to the electric era is the author's primary concern in this study of blues singers and musicians

1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die

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Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788400496

Category: Music

Page: 960

View: 3423

Find out why Chet Atkins had a Gretsch guitar named after him, why The Who's John Entwistle called his favourite guitar "Frankenstein", and how John Lennon elevated the Rickenbacker 325 to one of the most desirable guitar brands of the 1960's. 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die showcases the greatest instruments from across the globe: some are of historical or cultural significance and some were made famous by well-known musicians; others are included as examples of technological breakthroughs, innovative design or extraordinary sound quality. From the earliest models produced by Belchior Dias in the sixteenth century to the latest Gibson "Robot" series of guitars with computer-controlled self-tuning capabilities and onboard sound-processing features, 1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before Your Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one. All the classic names are here - Fender, Roland, Martin, Gretsch and Rickenbacker - as well as important Japanise brands, such as Ibanez, Yamaha and Teisco; European classics of the 1960's including Burns, Hagstrom, Eko and Hofner; obscure models from behind the "Iron Curtain", such as Defil, Aelita, Resonet and Musima; and present-day oil-can guitars built in South Africa. Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume. A striking colour photograph of each guitar is accompanied by specification details and illuminating text that traces the guitar's history and reveals which famous musicians like to play the instrument and on what albums it can be heard. Contents includes... Introduction Pre -1930s 1930 - 1949 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga

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Author: Terry Gilliam

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789327314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 960

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Presents a year-by-year chronicle of comic books, graphic novels, and manga worldwide, from the earliest one-off albums to the latest in online comics and including some series and characters that have run for decades.

The Blamed

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Author: Emily Hourican

Publisher: Hachette Ireland

ISBN: 1473681103

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The compelling, thought-provoking new novel from bestselling author Emily Hourican. It was the best summer of Anna's life. The summer she fell in love. The summer she found out who she was, and felt for the first time the great, magnetic pull of life, and knew she could have all of it. But she was wrong -- and has been keeping a painful secret ever since. Now, fifteen years later, Anna is struggling to get through to her troubled daughter -- named Jessie in memory of Anna's best friend. While once they were close, now Jessie keeps her mother at a distance, her every word and action a mystery. Though, sometimes, Anna wonders if Jessie can see right through her. And when her daughter starts to ask questions about the past, and her namesake, Anna realises that the truth is threatening to escape and tip the delicate balance of their lives forever.

1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

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Author: Rae Spencer-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844037377

Category: Gardens

Page: 960

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1001 Gardens is an extraordinary showcase of the best examples of man's artistic taming of nature from the world's most outstanding landscape gardeners. From the famous gardens of the Moorish Alhambra to hidden gems, such as the Leichtag family's Healing Garden, created for patients at the San Diego Children's Hospital, this lavishly illustrated guide will delight both lovers of natural beauty and gardeners alike. Covering the entire globe, the guide presents the very best example of every gardening style, whether it is the inspirational European floral display of impressionist painter Claude Monet's garden at Giverny in France or the exuberant diversity of the lush tropical gardens of Bali. Everywhere, gardens speak of the intimate relationship between man and the environment. Worldwide and from person to person our conceptions of beauty may differ, but gardeners are united in their desire to create visions of heaven on earth, places that stimulate the imagination and restore the spirit.

Ray Charles

Man and Music

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Author: Michael Lydon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

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Ray Charles: Man and Music is a complete biography of this seminal singer/pianist who has been active on the American music scene since the mid-'50s. Originally published in 1995 by Penguin Books, and universally hailed as the definitive biography, this new edition will bring Charles's life up to date, covering the last 7 years of his life.

Emotional Resilience

How to safeguard your mental health

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Author: Harry Barry

Publisher: Spring

ISBN: 1409174581

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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THE BRAND NEW BOOK FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR DR HARRY BARRY. There are many challenges facing our mental health. We are living in the middle of an anxiety epidemic, depression is the one of the most significant mental health issues of our time, self-harm is endemic amongst school children and technology and social media are insidiously and pervasively invading our lives leading to toxic stress. In this book, bestselling author and GP Dr Harry Barry reveals how you can unlock your inner emotional resilience reserves, deal with the challenges of life, and protect your mental health. He explores the key skills needed to transform your emotional capacity and reach your full potential. He covers: Personal skills teaching you how to deal with self-acceptance, perfectionism, frustration, failure and success, the physical symptoms of anxiety, procrastination, problem solving and catastrophising. Social skills such as how to develop and practice empathy, read social cues and how to deal with anxiety in social and performance situations. Life skills such as how to deal with the unfairness and discomfort of life, pragmatism and conflict resolution, how to develop a work/life balance and what to do when stress comes calling.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781760524036

Category:

Page: 960

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Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and take a tour of the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Fully updated for 2018.