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A Waldorf Song Book
- Paperback - Floris Books
A collection of over 100 songs, some well known, some less known, collected over the years by experienced Waldorf teacher Brien Masters.
Can's Tago Mago: Permission To Dream
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
Finally, a brilliant exploration of the German rock band Can's 1971 album Tago Mago . This hugely unique and influential album deserves close analysis from a fan, rather than a musicologist. Novelist Alan Warner details the concrete music we hear on the album, how it was composed, executed and recorded - including the history of the album in terms of its release, promotion and art work. This tale of Tago Mago is also the tale of a young man obsessed with record collecting in the dark and mysterious period of pop music before Google.
Man On The Run: Paul McCartney In The 1970s
- Paperback - Polygon
'Man on the Run' paints an illuminating picture: from McCartney's nervous breakdown following the Beatles' split through his apparent victimisation by the authorities to the rude awakening of his imprisonment for marijuana possession in Japan in 1980 and the shocking wake-up call of John Lennon's murder.
Take It Cool
- Paperback - Two Ravens
If you're born with a name like Pinnock, you are just two consonants away from disaster. Jonathan Pinnock knows this, and that wipes out any chance of being cool. But one day he finds out about Dennis Pinnock, a reggae singer who recorded over 20 singles on a dozen different labels but never made an album, despite working with some of the biggest names in black British music. So Jonathan embarks on a search to find out more about his namesake.
Creation Stories: Riots, Raves And Running A Label
- Paperback - Pan Books
Alan McGee's role in shaping British culture over the past 30 years is hard to overstate. As founder of Creation Records he brought us the music that defined an era. A charismatic Glaswegian who partied just as hard as any of the bands on his notoriously dissolute label, he became a star himself. In 'Creation Stories' he tells his story for the first time, from leaving school at 16 to setting up the Living Room club in London, which showcased many emerging indie bands, from managing The Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation when he was only 23.
A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord
- Hardback - Sandstone Press
In this philosophical biography, Liel Leibovitz looks at what it is that makes Leonard Cohen an enduring cultural icon. Born into a religious Jewish family - for years a reclusive lyricist on the Greek island of Hydra, known for his bold political commentary, his devotion to Buddhist thought and his later despair over contemporary Zionism - Cohen hardly follows the rules of rock convention. Yet the prophetic themes of his music, often filled with pessimism and apocalyptic visions, prove redemptive to an audience that spans generations, from those who listened in the 1960's to today.
Och Aye The Noo Wave: The Preposterous Story Of Postcard Records
- Hardback - Ebury Press
They had just a few hundred pounds, one band missing a drummer, a sock drawer for an office, more dreams than sense and not a clue between them how to run a record company. But when Alan Horne and Edwyn Collins decided to start their own label from a shabby Glasgow flat in 1979, nobody was going to stand in their way. This is the preposterous true story of Postcard Records, the renegade label which, with its mad DIY ethic, kickstarted the 1980s' indie music revolution.
Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus And Mary Chain Story
- Hardback - Polygon
Musically, culturally and in terms of sheer attitude, the Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their story begins in the bleak new town of East Kilbride, near Glasgow, at the dawn of the 1980s with two chronically shy brothers, James and William Reid, listening to music in their shared bedroom. What follows charts their stormy live performances, signing to Creation, fraternal tensions that rival those of the Gallaghers, and, ultimately, their total self-belief and passion.
Emeli Sandé: Read All About It
- Paperback - Omnibus Press
John Dingwall has talked to Emeli, her parents, her sister, schoolteachers and those who have been involved with her career to bring the first biography of Britain's hottest female singer/songwriter of the moment.
How To Pass National 5 Music
- Paperback - Hodder Gibson
This book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your National 5 exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from a top expert on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success.