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Five Years Ahead of My Time Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9781789140651, Reaktion Books, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present" tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep. The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was rea...
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Arnold Schoenberg
ISBN: PB: 9781789140873, Reaktion Books, February 2019
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
The most radical and divisive composer of the twentieth century, Arnold Schoenberg remains a hero to many, and a villain to many others. Born in the Jewish quarter of his beloved Vienna, Schoenberg's early career took him to Berlin, as a leading ligh...
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Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley
ISBN: PB: 9781780239903, Reaktion Books, September 2018
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 22 illus.
Elvis Aaron Presley is more popular today than ever, yet he died nearly forty years ago. His music is constantly remixed and re-released to a new generation of fans, and his image thrives in popular art and culture. Elvis's Graceland home and Tupelo...
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Peter Gabriel Global Citizen
ISBN: PB: 9781780239767, Reaktion Books, July 2018
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 25 illus.
Peter Gabriel is one of contemporary music's great experimenters. From his work in the progressive group Genesis, through his pioneering solo albums, to his enthusiastic embrace of world music and new technologies, Gabriel has remained steadfastly co...
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Leonard Bernstein
ISBN: PB: 9781780239101, Reaktion Books, February 2018
216 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Leonard Bernstein was one of twentieth-century music's most successful and recognizable figures. In a career spanning five decades he conducted many of the world's leading orchestras, and composed scores for landmark musicals such as "Candide" and "W...
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Counterpoints Dialogues between Music and the Visual Arts
ISBN: HB: 9781780238111, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 40 illus.
?Multimedia experiments are everywhere in contemporary art, but the collaboration and conflict between the various arts has a long history. From opera to the symphonic poem, to paintings inspired by music, many attempts have been made to pair sounds...
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Live Wires A History of Electronic Music
ISBN: HB: 9781780238241, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 8 illus.
We live in an electronic world. Many of the sonic signals of our lives are electronic. Electronic sounds and electronic music have long permeated our sonic landscape. What began as the otherworldly sounds of the film score for the 1956 film Forbidden...
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£16,00
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Gypsy Music The Balkans and Beyond
ISBN: PB: 9781780238234, Reaktion Books, September 2017
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
The figure of the gypsy is simultaneously vilified and romanticized. Gypsies have for centuries been associated with criminality and dirt, but also with colour, magic and music. Gypsy music is popular around the world and often performed with gusto a...
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Sting ?From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold
ISBN: PB: 9781780238135, Reaktion Books, September 2017
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 30 illus.
?Born in a mainly working-class area of North Tyneside in 1951, Gordon Sumner would become one of the world's best-selling music artists. Known professionally as Sting, he was the lead singer for the band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launchin...
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Sex Pistols Poison in the Machine
ISBN: HB: 9781780237541, Reaktion Books, November 2016
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 45 illus.
The explosive story of the Sex Pistols is now so familiar that the essence of what they represented has been lost in a fog of nostalgia and rock'n'roll cliche. In 1976 the rise of the Sex Pistols was regarded in apocalyptic terms, and the punks as vi...
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