1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Autore: Robert Dimery
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844037142
Grandezza: 56,64 MB
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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? If you thought you knew your music, then think again. 1001Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, is totally revised and fully updated for 2013, and is the definitive guide to accompany your interest in music. Written by top UK and US music journalists, and includes a preface by Michael Lydon, the founding editor of the Rolling Stone magazine. It celebrates the great and ground-breaking albums throughout the eras - from the genesis of Fifties rock 'n' roll to the technological and electronic innovations of the 2000s. Each entry includes key tracks and explains exactly why each of these albums deserved to be included in the list, offering an insight into the process of their creation, development, and success. With albums from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, ACDC, Ray Price, the Beach Boys, Sonic Youth, P J Harvey, Jack White, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, and the latest from David Bowie, as well as new cutting-edge entries such as Kendrick Lamar and Django Django, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die covers all the works that have formed part of the soundtracks to all our lives, at one point or another. Illustrated with more than 900 iconic images of album covers, bands and artists, as well as photographs from many legendary gigs, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, covers from the 1950s to the present and is the single most comprehensive list of music that changed the world, an absolute must-have for all the musically inspired.

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Autore: Robert Dimery
Editore: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781743369081
Grandezza: 38,49 MB
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Now newly revised, this fascinating book is the ultimate critical guide to history's greatest albums . Freshly revised and updated - and now in its seventh year - 1001 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE is your essential guide to the best recorded music. You'll find a mouth-watering choice of listening here: from Miles Davis's jazz landmark Kind of Blue (1959) to The White Stripes' triumphant Elephant (2003), alongside groundbreaking releases by contemporary artists. Explore musical history, from the symphonic pop of The Beach Boy's Pet Sounds to the gargantuan grunge of Nirvana's Nevermind. As well as the acknowledged milestones without which no such list would be 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 many forces who have shaped the world of contemporary music and dips into a multitude of genres - incorporating a vast quota of rock and pop, but also slices of jazz, funk, punk, disco, soul, hip-hop, experimental directions, world music, and a wide cross section of dance music. Detailed descriptions of each album are accompanied by fascinating insights and trivia. What album did Time magazine consider the greatest of the 20th Century? Which anthemic Prince song was his attempt to write Bob Seger-style country rock? And what links Count Basie and Batman? Relive Bob Dylan's darkly visionary Highway 61 Revisited, recorded in 1965 in an America at war with itself as well as Vietnam. Skip forward to Johnny Cash's remarkable renaissance in the 1990s and Ali Farka Toure's final masterpiece. From lesser-known cult gems to acknowledged classics, this new edition of 1001 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE opens up a world of inspirational music for you to discover.

1001 Albums 2011

Autore: Robert Dimery
Editore: Cassell Illustrated
ISBN: 9781844036998
Grandezza: 80,33 MB
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Now newly revised, this fascinating book is the ultimate critical guide to history's greatest albums, spanning more than 50 years of outstanding music across all genres, from the genesis of 1950s rock 'n' roll to the technological and electronic innovations of the 2000s. 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.

1001 Songs

Autore: Robert Dimery
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844037177
Grandezza: 77,85 MB
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What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan and Black Betty? Whose gravestone inspired Phil Spector's first hit? And for which song did Johnny Rotten replace the singer from Def Leppard? The rich history of popular music is built on a foundation of classic songs. 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". This music mirrors the times, both reflecting society at large ("A Change is Gonna Come", "The Message") and mapping our own personal highs ("God Only Knows") or lows ("Hurt"). And from 'Saturday Night Fish Fry' to Saturday Night Fever, it has helped us simply forget our problems. 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Diepicks 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.

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Autore: Stephen Jay Schneider
Editore:
ISBN: 9781844038893
Grandezza: 12,58 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

Autore: Tony Mott
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844037150
Grandezza: 77,42 MB
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In fewer than fifty years videogames have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment, but which are the best games, the ones you must play? This action packed book presents the best videogames from around the world - from 80's classic Donkey Kong to Doom, Frogger and Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed. Video game expert Tony Mott presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world and on all formats, from primitive pioneering consoles like Atari's VCS to modern-day home entertainment platforms such as Sony's PlayStation 3. 1001 VIDEO GAMES defines arcade experiences that first turned video gaming into a worldwide phenomenon such as Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man - games that made the likes of Atari, Sinclair and Commadore household names. It also includes the games that have taken the console era by storm from Nintendo Wii to Sony Playstation and beyond - games of the modern era that have become cultural reference points in their own right including multi-million selling series such as Halo, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil. For aficionados this is a keepsake - charting the highlights of the past fifty years giving them key information for games they must play. For those just discovering the appeal of gaming this extensive volume will provide everything they need to ensure they don't miss out on the games that revolutionized this overwhelmingly popular medium.

The Greatest Albums You Ll Never Hear

Autore: Bruno MacDonald
Editore: Cassell
ISBN: 9781844037773
Grandezza: 47,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8946
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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Autore: Peter Boxall
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844037193
Grandezza: 50,88 MB
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Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

Autore: Mark Irving
Editore:
ISBN: 9781844039203
Grandezza: 65,43 MB
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1001 Songs

Autore: Toby Creswell
Editore: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742731481
Grandezza: 21,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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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.