1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die


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 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die


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
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 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die


Author: Robert Dimery
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
ISBN: 9781844039876
Category: Music
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. Fully updated for 2017, this is the ultimate playlist of the most iconic songs of the past century.

1001 TV Series

You Must Watch Before You Die
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.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die


Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781788400794
Category:
Page: 960
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With more than 1.75 million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary cinema, this comprehensive volume brings together some of the most significant movies from every country andall genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance and sci-fi. Newly revised and updated, this definitive edition features 500 original movie posters and hundreds of stunning movie stills. Quotes from movie directors and critics, together with little-known facts, complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each movie to make this the most fact-filled edition ever. So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book to which you will ever turn.

The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear

Unreleased Records by the World's Greatest Artists
Author: Bruno MacDonald
Publisher: Cassell
ISBN: 9781844037773
Category: Music
Page: 256
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Tony Visconti: The Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy


Author: Tony Visconti
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007343574
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David Bowie and U2. This is the compelling life story of the man who helped shape music history, and gives a unique, first-hand insight into life in London during the late 1960s and '70s.

Classic Albums


Author: Robert Dimery
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780004724850
Category: Music
Page: 192
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What have been the classic albums of the last fifty years? Which Beatles album would you choose? Gem Classic Albums makes a selection of over 90 albums, giving full details on the songs, the performers, the sleeve designs and impact of the recordings.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die


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.

1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die


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 Songs


Author: Toby Creswell
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742731481
Category: Poetry
Page: 1409
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When RocKwiz, the hugely popular SBS TV rock trivia show, look for questions, there is one resource they continually turn to Toby Creswell's 1001 Songs. The stories behind the great songs of all time from Gershwin to Missy Elliott, from Bob Dylan to Alicia Keys, Sinatra to Offsping, Leonard Cohen to Pulp are all in there. RocKwiz 1001 Songs tells the stories behind the best and most popular songs of the last century. It reveals background facts that will fascinate and intrigue, biographical information on each performer and also boasts a guide to the definitive and the oddball covers of songs. The book also features over 400 showstopping photographs and album covers. Not bound by ranking, era or album, RocKwiz 1001 Songs is presented just like an iPod on random. Discover how Ike and Tina Turner stole River Deep, Mountain High, how matching Body Shop shampoo inspired Courtney Love to write a song after the death of Kurt Cobain, and just who the other members of Sheryl Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club actually were. RocKwiz 1001 Songs provides endless entertainment and insider information on over a thousand artists and songs, right up to the minute the perfect book for music buffs, keen listeners, and anyone who's ever had a song stuck in their head.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die


Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764166136
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 960
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Lists "must-see" movies in a chronological arrangement, providing information on director, producer, screenplay writer, music, cast members, and awards, along with a detailed review of each.

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die


Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781743364536
Category: Painting
Page: 960
View: 1248
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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 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga
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.

Collins Gem Classic Singles


Author: Robert Dimery,Mick Middles
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780004724867
Category: Music
Page: 192
View: 812
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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.

The Road to Robert Johnson

The Genesis and Evolution of Blues in the Delta from the Late 1800s Through 1938
Author: Edward M. Komara
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634009075
Category: Music
Page: 91
View: 1988
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(Guitar Educational). This highly anticipated book traces the development of the legendary Robert Johnson's music in light of the people and songs that directly and indirectly influenced him. It includes much information about life in the Delta from the late 1800s to Johnson's controversial death in 1938, and features fascinating historical photos, maps, musical examples, and much more. Required reading for all blues fans!

1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die


Author: Tony Mott
Publisher: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781743369104
Category: Computer games
Page: 960
View: 8434
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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 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die


Author: Terry Burrows
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781788400879
Category: Guitar
Page: 960
View: 740
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Never before have so many guitars been profiled within a single illustrated volume. 1001 Guitars To Dream Of Playing Before You 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 You Die tells the fascinating stories behind the creation of each one. 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. Chronologically structured, this visually stunning reference will enable you to trace the evolution of the guitar in sound and design and observe how and why it has altered over time. It is certain to be essential reading for guitar aficionados, guitar players and all those with an affection for this influential, beautiful and diverse instrument.

1001: Quotations to Inspire You Before You Die


Author: Robert Arp
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781844038954
Category:
Page: 960
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From the bestselling 1001 series, comes a collection of 1001 quotations from numerous brilliant minds of the Ancient World through to the present day. With quotes from everyone including Marcus Aurelius, Sun Tzu, Shakespeare and Nietzsche through to Ellen DeGeneres, Nelson Mandela, Mark Zuckerberg and Monty Python's Flying Circus, there is an immense range of ideas, witticisms and musings to ponder. The quotations cover a wide range of topics, including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion, made accessible and brought to life by being placed in their historical contexts and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations.