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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music with CDROM (Recent Releases)by Mark Allan Powell
Synopses & Reviews
This groundbreaking work covers both major and minor Christian music artists and those associated with Christian music from the '60s to the present day, highlighting their influences, their struggles, and their achievements. The CD-ROM (included) is Windows and Macintosh compatible, has a searchable version of the complete text with live links to artists' websites, album information, and music clips.
Book News Annotation:
Powell (Trinity Lutheran Seminary) presents some 1,900 entries listing and discussing Christian music artists and groups. Christian music is defined broadly, including many artists who are not thought of in specifically Christian terms, with techno artist Moby being a prime example. Entries contain brief biographies, career overviews, lists of albums, and reviews of the music. The CD-ROM contains a searchable version of the text, links to artist websites and audio clips, and album information.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The "Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music "is a comprehensive guide to contemporary Christian artists and to secular artists whose faith has affected their life and work. This definitive reference book for fans, families, libraries, and the music industry contains 1,900 informed and insightful entries on major and minor artists from the '60s to the present day. These essays provide band member lists, complete discographies, lists of awards, artist website addresses, biographies of the artists, and reviews of the work they have produced.
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