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  • Voicesby Nick Coleman

    Random House 2018; US$ 26.78

    Food. Shelter. Warmth. Love. Voices. Other people’s voices, singing – the fifth essential necessity of life. Nick Coleman’s new book is an exploration of what singing means and how it works. What does it do to us to listen hard and habitually to somebody else’s singing? And why is the singing of others so essential to human life? Why do we love... more...

  • Crónica Jondaby Silvia Cruz Lapeña

    Primento Digital Publishing 2018; US$ 6.99

    Crónica jonda es una road movie flamenca , un viaje por España y por el tiempo, con desvíos que llevan a festivales de música en Ámsterdam y a hospitales al borde del colapso. Hay castañuelas de imitación y castañuelas viejas de ébano que suenan a duende zascandileando dentro de un tonel. Guardianes de las esencias y renovadores que siguen la... more...

  • Eric Bogle, Music and the Great Warby Michael J. K. Walsh

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    Eric Bogle has written many iconic songs that deal with the futility and waste of war. Two of these in particular, ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ and ‘No Man’s Land (a.k.a. The Green Fields of France)’, have been recorded numerous times in a dozen or more languages indicating the universality and power of their simple message. Bogle’s other... more...

  • At Your Own Riskby Derek Jarman

    Random House 2017; US$ 15.50 US$ 12.99

    Spanning his entire life and divided into decades from the forties to the nineties, this book brings together Jarman's poetry, prose, memoirs, photographs and film transcripts and includes newspaper extracts on aspects of gay culture. The result is a rounded portrait of homosexuality through the twentieth century seen through a fiercely personal perspective.... more...

  • Made in Turkeyby Ali C. Gedik

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Made in Turkey: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of Turkish popular music. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars of Turkish music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Turkey. Each essay provides adequate context... more...

  • Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessionsby Duane Tudahl; Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 36.00

    Prince and the Purple Rain Era pulls back the curtain on the details of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to unrivaled stardom with the creation and popularization of the Purple Rain album. Firsthand accounts from Prince’s friends and colleagues provide unprecedented views of his creative process and secretive studio sessions. more...

  • So Here It Isby Dave Hill

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    ‘No Slade = No Oasis. It’s as devastating and as simple as that’ Noel Gallagher Slade’s music and style dominated and defined the 1970s. With six consecutive number one singles they were the UK’s number one group and sold millions of records all over the world. At their peak, Slade enjoyed success and adulation not seen since The Beatles. Now,... more...

  • Jonas Kaufmannby Thomas Voigt

    Orion 2017; US$ 24.99

    'The most sought-after tenor in the world', the greatest tenor of today', 'the new king of tenors' - for years Jonas Kaufmann has occupied a unique status among the world's greatest opera singers. Thomas Voigt's revealing biography, written in collaboration with Kaufmann, reflects on the singer's artistic development in recent years; his work in... more...

  • The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albumsby Will Friedwald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 40.00

    The author of the magisterial A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers now approaches the great singers and their greatest work in an innovative and revelatory way: through considering their finest albums, which is the format in which this music was most resonantly organized and presented to its public from the 1940s until the very... more...

  • Made in Franceby Gérôme Guibert; Catherine Rudent

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Made in France: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary French popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of French popular music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in France. The book first presents a general description... more...