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U2: Achtung Baby (33 1/3 Series)

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33 1/3 is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 50 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike.

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"It was only a matter of time before a clever publisher realized that there is an audience for whom Exile on Main Street or Electric Ladyland are as significant and worthy of study as The Catcher in the Rye or Middlemarch. The series... is freewheeling and eclectic, ranging from minute rock-geek analysis to idiosyncratic personal celebration." The New York Times Book Review

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"Ideal for the rock geek who thinks liner notes just aren't enough." Rolling Stone

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"One of the coolest publishing imprints on the planet." Bookslut

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"These are for the insane collectors out there who appreciate fantastic design, well-executed thinking, and things that make your house look cool. Each volume in this series takes a seminal album and breaks it down in startling minutiae. We love these. We are huge nerds." Vice

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"A brilliant series... each one a word of real love." NME

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"Religious tracts for the rock 'n' roll faithful." Uncut

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"We... aren't naive enough to think that we're your only source for reading about music (but if we had our way... watch out). For those of you who really like to know everything there is to know about an album, you'd do well to check out Continuum's 33 1/3 series of books." Pitchfork

Synopsis:

Stephen Catanzarite takes a close look at what many consider to be U2's most fully formed album through the prisms of religion, politics, spirituality, and culture,  illuminating its previously unexplored depths, arguing that it's a concept album about love and the fall of man.

About the Author

Stephen Catanzarite is the managing director of the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Centre, just outside of Pittsburgh. He has created a course tracing the history and development of American popular music from Tin Pan Alley to today — which will be delivered, online, to thousands of high school students across the U.S.

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JohnnyC, January 21, 2009 (view all comments by JohnnyC)
This exquisitely written book is at once a review of the album in the context of this insightful series and an offering to anyone curious to interpret music in their own, unique way. Catanzarite has pitched a strong, thoughtful theological interpretation of U2's great record that is easy to read, succinct in style and without dogma. Music is my religion and Stephen's religion includes U2.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780826427847
Author:
Catanzarite, Stephen
Publisher:
Continuum
Subject:
U2 (musical group)
Subject:
Fall of man in music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
Music-Music Appreciation
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
33 1/3
Series Volume:
49
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
6.51 x 4.76 x 0.34 in

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Product details 128 pages Continuum International Publishing Group - English 9780826427847 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It was only a matter of time before a clever publisher realized that there is an audience for whom Exile on Main Street or Electric Ladyland are as significant and worthy of study as The Catcher in the Rye or Middlemarch. The series... is freewheeling and eclectic, ranging from minute rock-geek analysis to idiosyncratic personal celebration."
"Review" by , "Ideal for the rock geek who thinks liner notes just aren't enough."
"Review" by , "One of the coolest publishing imprints on the planet."
"Review" by , "These are for the insane collectors out there who appreciate fantastic design, well-executed thinking, and things that make your house look cool. Each volume in this series takes a seminal album and breaks it down in startling minutiae. We love these. We are huge nerds."
"Review" by , "A brilliant series... each one a word of real love."
"Review" by , "Religious tracts for the rock 'n' roll faithful."
"Review" by , "We... aren't naive enough to think that we're your only source for reading about music (but if we had our way... watch out). For those of you who really like to know everything there is to know about an album, you'd do well to check out Continuum's 33 1/3 series of books."
"Synopsis" by ,
Stephen Catanzarite takes a close look at what many consider to be U2's most fully formed album through the prisms of religion, politics, spirituality, and culture,  illuminating its previously unexplored depths, arguing that it's a concept album about love and the fall of man.
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