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Like the kid in high school who always made mix tapes, Tom Moon has compiled an authoritative cross-section of music, from classical composers to modern electronica artists, in 1,000 Recording to Hear before You Die. Each of his selections features not only an entire album, but also spotlights choice tracks and suggests further listening. For example, along with Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, Moon recommends The Cure's Head on the Door and Jeff Buckley's Grace. Though artists are primarily listed alphabetically, a unique index allows for navigation by such genres as "Lazy Sunday Morning" and "Headphone Journey." Following the advice from his high-school band instructor, Moon promises that "if you listen closely, there's always more to hear."
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Like the kid in high school who always made mix tapes, Tom Moon has compiled an authoritative cross-section of music, from classical composers to modern electronica artists, in 1,000 Recording to Hear before You Die. Each of his selections features not only an entire album, but also spotlights choice tracks and suggests further listening. For example, along with Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, Moon recommends The Cure's Head on the Door and Jeff Buckley's Grace. Though artists are primarily listed alphabetically, a unique index allows for navigation by such genres as "Lazy Sunday Morning" and "Headphone Journey." Following the advice from his high-school band instructor, Moon promises that "if you listen closely, there's always more to hear."
Recommended by Tavis, Powells.com

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The musical adventure of a lifetime. The most exciting book on music in years. A book of treasure, a book of discovery, a book to open your ears to new worlds of pleasure. Doing for music what Patricia Schultz — author of the phenomenal 1,000 Places to See Before You Die — does for travel, Tom Moon recommends 1,000 recordings guaranteed to give listeners the joy, the mystery, the revelation, the sheer fun of great music. This is a book both broad and deep, drawing from the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks, and more. It's arranged alphabetically by artist to create the kind of unexpected juxtapositions that break down genre bias and broaden listeners' horizons — it makes every listener a seeker, actively pursuing new artists and new sounds, and reconfirming the greatness of the classics. Flanking J. S. Bach and his six entries, for example, are the little-known R&B singer Baby Huey and the '80s Rastafarian hard-core punk band Bad Brains. Farther down the list: The Band, Samuel Barber, Cecelia Bartoli, Count Basie, and Afropop star Waldemer Bastos.

Each entry is passionately written, with expert listening notes, fascinating anecdotes, and the occasional perfect quote — "Your collection could be filled with nothing but music from Ray Charles," said Tom Waits, "and you'd have a completely balanced diet." Every entry identifies key tracks, additional works by the artist, and where to go next. And in the back, indexes and playlists for different moods and occasions.

Synopsis:

Drawing from classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, opera, and more, this reference is arranged alphabetically by artist to create unexpected juxtapositions. Dozens of indexes and playlists for different moods and occasions are included.

Synopsis:

Celebrate the joy, the revelation, the mystery, the fun, the sheer shivers-up-the-spine pleasure of great music. Essential operas. Milestone rock albums. An education in the blues. The world of world. Classical from Bach to Bartók to Beethoven to Brahms. And dozens of unexpected gems, surprising discoveries, and long-lost masterpieces. The entries are arranged alphabetically, to break down genre bias and broaden every listener's horizons--think Miles Davis to Claude Debussy to the melodic story-songs of The Decemberists. And the writing is passionate, informed, opinionated. Includes indexes for every mood and occasion.

About the Author

Tom Moon, a former professional saxophone player, has been writing about music since college. He spent almost 20 years as a staff critic at the Philadelphia Inquirerand contributes to NPR's All Things Considered, Rolling Stone, Blender, and more. He lives with his wife, daughter, and thousands of CDs in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

A        ABBA to Albert Ayler

B        Baby Huey and the Babysitters to David Byrne and Brian Eno

C        Café Tacuba to Cypress Hill

D        I.K. Dairo and His Blue Spots to Bob Dylan

E        The Eagles to Cesaria Evora

F         John Fahey to Funkadelic

G        Peter Gabriel to Buddy Guy

H        Charlie Haden to Huun-Huur-Tu

I, J      Abdullah Ibrahim Trio to Joy Division

K        Henry Kaiser and David Lindley with Musicians from 

          Madagascar to Fela Kuti and the Afrika 70   

L         Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron to Lynyrd Skynyrd

M        Baaba Maal with Mansour Seck to My Morning Jacket

N, O    Nas to Buck Owens

P         Augustus Pablo to Tito Puente and His Orchestra

Q, R    Queen to Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

S         Kaija Saariaho to System of a Down

T         Taj Mahal to McCoy Tyner

U, V     Francisco Ulloa to Kevin Volans

W        Richard Wagner to Tammy Wynette

X, Y, Z   X to ZZ Top

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761139638
Author:
Moon, Tom
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Author:
Moon, Tom
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Genres & Styles - General
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Discography & Buyer's Guides
Subject:
MUSIC / Genres and Styles / General
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Sound recordings
Subject:
Music
Subject:
MUSIC / Reference
Subject:
Music-Genres & Styles - General
Subject:
MUSIC / History & Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
1,000...Before You Die Books
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 in

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Like the kid in high school who always made mix tapes, Tom Moon has compiled an authoritative cross-section of music, from classical composers to modern electronica artists, in 1,000 Recording to Hear before You Die. Each of his selections features not only an entire album, but also spotlights choice tracks and suggests further listening. For example, along with Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, Moon recommends The Cure's Head on the Door and Jeff Buckley's Grace. Though artists are primarily listed alphabetically, a unique index allows for navigation by such genres as "Lazy Sunday Morning" and "Headphone Journey." Following the advice from his high-school band instructor, Moon promises that "if you listen closely, there's always more to hear."

"Staff Pick" by ,

Like the kid in high school who always made mix tapes, Tom Moon has compiled an authoritative cross-section of music, from classical composers to modern electronica artists, in 1,000 Recording to Hear before You Die. Each of his selections features not only an entire album, but also spotlights choice tracks and suggests further listening. For example, along with Arcade Fire's Neon Bible, Moon recommends The Cure's Head on the Door and Jeff Buckley's Grace. Though artists are primarily listed alphabetically, a unique index allows for navigation by such genres as "Lazy Sunday Morning" and "Headphone Journey." Following the advice from his high-school band instructor, Moon promises that "if you listen closely, there's always more to hear."

"Synopsis" by , Drawing from classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, opera, and more, this reference is arranged alphabetically by artist to create unexpected juxtapositions. Dozens of indexes and playlists for different moods and occasions are included.
"Synopsis" by ,
Celebrate the joy, the revelation, the mystery, the fun, the sheer shivers-up-the-spine pleasure of great music. Essential operas. Milestone rock albums. An education in the blues. The world of world. Classical from Bach to Bartók to Beethoven to Brahms. And dozens of unexpected gems, surprising discoveries, and long-lost masterpieces. The entries are arranged alphabetically, to break down genre bias and broaden every listener's horizons--think Miles Davis to Claude Debussy to the melodic story-songs of The Decemberists. And the writing is passionate, informed, opinionated. Includes indexes for every mood and occasion.

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