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 2011

You Must Hear Before You Die

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Author: Robert Dimery,Michael Lydon

Publisher: Cassell Illustrated

ISBN: 9781844036998

Category: Popular music

Page: 960

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Now newly revised, this fascinating book is the ultimate critical guide to history's greatest albums, spanning more than 50 years of outstanding music across all genres, from the genesis of 1950s rock 'n' roll to the technological and electronic innovations of the 2000s. 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.

1001 Songs

You Must Hear Before You Die

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Author: Robert Dimery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844037177

Category: Music

Page: 960

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What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan and Black Betty? Whose gravestone inspired Phil Spector's first hit? And for which song did Johnny Rotten replace the singer from Def Leppard? The rich history of popular music is built on a foundation of classic songs. From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamor of "Tutti Frutti" and "Hound Dog" the Seventies without the anthemic "Le Freak" and "Anarchy in the UK" or the Noughties without the Leftfield pop of "Toxic" or "Crazy". This music mirrors the times, both reflecting society at large ("A Change is Gonna Come", "The Message") and mapping our own personal highs ("God Only Knows") or lows ("Hurt"). And from 'Saturday Night Fish Fry' to Saturday Night Fever, it has helped us simply forget our problems. 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Diepicks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You'll also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way.

1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

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Author: Robert Dimery

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN: 9781760523039

Category: Popular music

Page: 960

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An inspiring selection of the greatest song recordings ever made. 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 ever recorded. Updated for 2016, this acclaimed guide, written by an international team and illustrated with full-colour photographs, features nearly a century of timeless tracks. Delve into the inspirations, the influences, and the stories of the songs you love - and the ones you'll be delighted to discover.

1001 Songs

You Must Hear Before You Die

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Author: Robert Dimery

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781844038800

Category:

Page: 960

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From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamor of 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Hound Dog', the Seventies without the anthemic 'Le Freak' and 'Anarchy in the UK' or the Noughties without the leftfield pop of 'Toxic' or 'Crazy'. 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You'll also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way. Updated for 2016, this edition also includes new entries for songs such as Bowie's 'Where Are We Now?', Pharrell's 'Happy', The War on Drugs' 'Eyes to the Wind' and Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off', amongst other additions.

I Wrote You a Song

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Author: Guy Simons

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452530920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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I Wrote You A Song is a book that has been constructed like an album with twelve original songs written by Guy Simons that provides a sub-text for life’s journey. The author discusses the underlying theme of each song from a social context using autobiographical reflections, social observations and philosophical musings, intermingled with a large dose of satirical commentary, quirkiness and humour. The author invites readers to be inspired to find their true place in this world through twelve songs that take them on a journey of self-discovery and personal recollection. Covering topics of life, death, love, hate, joy, despair, health, sickness, hopes, fears, wealth and poverty, immerse yourself in an album unlike any other. Recall your own experiences within each song and reconnect to your past through subject headings that are actual popular song titles. Whether that is the “Start” or “The End” you are sure to find an affinity with the subject headings, and if you’re looking for “Good Vibrations” or the “Art of Dying” you will find it here. A prelude provides the insight prior to embarking on the journey through songs as diverse as “The New Elvis Presley”, “You Say You’re Leaving” to “Another Bad Day at the Office” and “Cyber Spaceman” culminating in the curtain raiser “I Wrote You a Song”. A coda followed by the encore brings the work to a close giving you a chance to confirm whether your soundtrack to this book mirrored the author’s, or whether you would have chosen alternate subject headings to align to your own personal experience. The author is a songwriter and he has written you a song.

Can't Be Arsed: Half Arsed Shorter Edition

63 Things Not To Do Before You Die

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Author: Richard Wilson

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909396117

Category: Humor

Page: 300

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Books, television shows and websites are forever ordering us around - 100 things to do before you're 30; 50 albums you must own; this year's must-have handbag; change your life in two weeks.

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.