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"Frank always shot your internal life. He let your external imperfections show. His photos had a purity and poetry; there was some humor..." - Bruce Springsteen Patti Smith was a favorite photographic subject for Frank Stefanko during his college years. "Patti had jet-black hair and pale blue eyes that could see right through... read more

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From its birth in the vibrant Kingston ghettos through it phenomenal popularity in the 1970s to its iconic standing in today's global culture, reggae and its close relations - ska, rock steady, dj, dub, dancehall, and raggamuffin - have taken the world by storm. In The Reggae Scrapbook, scintillating words and images propel o... read more

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From its origins in the bow and arrow through to the legendary Stradivarius, Yehudi Menuhin weaves the history of the violin with his own incredible career, sharing memories of composers such as Stravinski, Bartok, and Elgar, and of fellow performers Fritz Kreisler, Bruno Walter, Stephane Grappelli, and Ravi Shankar. Hardb... read more

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Who holds the record for the world's loudest band? Which composer invented a notation system for tennis games? How much did a three-day ticket to the Woodstock festival cost? What is the most expensive music video clip ever made? Who were Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Umm Kulthum, and Janis Joplin? What are the be... read more

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In the early 1980s, The Police went on tour accompanied by a photographer who documented the band behind the scenes in a series of candid and striking black and white photos. This talented photographer also happened to be the band's guitarist, Andy Summers. Yes, it's true - the man responsible for the guitar lick from "Every ... read more

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A fascinating survey of cover art (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary special edition) Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many ... read more

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This magnificent 928 page volume, with 1500 illustrations, will help a new generation of opera-goers discover the fascination and vividness of opera. It contains a work-by-work guide to 338 operas by 124 composers. Written by a team of international experts, the texts describe the origins of each opera, explore aspects of the... read more

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Opera portrays pieces in their historical context and highlights key events in the history of music, as well as important performances and interpretations. The most important details including everything from the characters, sequences of scenes, and premieres through to examples of the sheet music for important themes and pop... read more

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This book descibes vinyl-mania. This highly original collection, made in collaboration with "Colors" magazine, brings new meaning to the term 'album art' - what's featured is not record covers but records themselves, in a plethora of colors, shapes, and forms. This book showcases over 400 records owned by Guinness-award-winni... read more

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'Lead Belly', born Huddie Ledbetter on a Louisiana farm in 1888, won international fame as an interpreter of African- American folk songs and blues. Between 1935 and 1949 he displayed his mastery of his big 12-string guitar and sang folk songs, spirituals, blues and ballads to enthusiastic audiences at universities, nightclub... read more

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This title contains book & 4 CDs. For the first time ever internationally famed music journalist Roy Carr has opened his vaults to produce this unique project. From a treasure trove of hundreds of interviews he has selected, to highlight, ten of the most iconic figures in rock music for inclusion on "A Talk on the Wild Side".... read more

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This title includes a book & 6 CDs. The history of jazz, which began at the start of the 20th century, is the story of artists who developed their music especially in big cities like New Orleans, Chicago or New York. The roads of jazz are marked by great names and they present different styles; they do not end in America but ... read more

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This title contains book & 4 CDs. The three centuries covered in this series offer a broad range of artists and their works. Sometimes it is hard to find access and to maintain an overview. The "Masterpieces Series" offers an ideal package, which gives the reader a compact, comprehensible, and entertaining overview of the pai... read more

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