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  • Different Every Timeby Marcus O?Dair; Jonathan Coe

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 20.00

    Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves' garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt... more...

  • Cathy Berberianby Pamela Karantonis; Francesca Placanica; Anne Sivuoja-Kauppala; Pieter Verstraete

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with (and listening to) the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, she went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work. This volume celebrates... more...

  • Popular Music Mattersby Lee Marshall; Dave Laing

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith’s achievements, but they are not merely ‘about Frith’. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including... more...

  • Epic Soundby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...

  • Richard Wagner's Beethoven (1870)by Roger Allen

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    Indispensable reading for historians and musicologists as well as those interested in Wagner's philosophy and the aesthetics of music. more...

  • The Youngsby Jesse Fink

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It?s a family empire built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. One of the most original music biographies of recent times, The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you?ve read before. It tells the extraordinary story... more...

  • The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment Englandby Tim Eggington

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Amidst the cosmopolitan, fashion-obsessed concert life of later eighteenth-century London there existed a discrete counterculture borne of native musical culture. more...

  • Chasing the Lightby Mark Allister

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 17.00

    ?Cloud Cult?s grand, unkempt indie rock is at once jam band, emo, and avant-garde. Their songs, born out of personal tragedy, are otherworldly lessons in being human.? ? Pitchfork During the past decade, Minnesota-grown band Cloud Cult has become one of the most inspirational indie bands, with a deeply devoted fan base and an approach to music... more...

  • Eminem and Rap, Poetry, Raceby Scott F. Parker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Eminem is the best-selling musical artist of the 21st century. He is also one of the most contentious and most complex artists of our time. His verbal dexterity ranks him among the greatest technical rappers ever. The content of his songs combines the grotesque and the comical with the sincere and the profound, all told through the sophisticated layering... more...

  • Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?by Mark Zwonitzer; Charles Hirshberg

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.99

    Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? is the first major biography of the Carter Family, the musical pioneers who almost single-handedly established the sounds and traditions that grew into modern folk, country, and bluegrass music -- a style celebrated in O Brother, Where Art Thou? A.P. Carter was a restless man, seemingly in a constant state of motion.... more...