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33 1/3 Greatest Hits: Volume 1

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Publisher Comments:

The writings in this book are extracted from volumes 1 through 20 of our 33 1/3 series — short books about individual albums. In here you'll find a wide variety of authors, albums, and approaches to writing about those albums. So sit back, put on your headphones, cue up your favourite songs, and let our writers transport you to a time when:
  • Dusty Springfield headed south to Memphis to record a pop/soul classic
  • The Kinks almost fell to pieces, and managed to make their best album while doing so
  • Joy Division and their mad, brilliant producer created a debut record that still sounds painfully hip today
  • James Brown mesmerized a sell-out crowd at the Apollo, in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • The Rolling Stones shacked up in the South of France and emerged with one of the best double-albums ever
  • The Ramones distilled punk rock into its purest, most enduring essence...
33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1: it's like a compilation album, without the filler.

Review:

"The series standouts capture the tone and energy of the discs they're exploring. Devoid of photos, averaging 120 pages and printed as pocket sized, 6 1/2-inch-by-4-inch paperbacks &3151; handy for filing next to your favorite CDs — the books tend to be exceedingly brief in recapping the subjects' life and work before and after the album references in the title, keeping the focus squarely on the masterpiece. One of the best aspects of the 33 1/3 books may be that they don't intend to be the final work on these albums, only the ultimate conversation starters." Chicago Sun-Times

Synopsis:

The writings in this book are extracted from volumes 1 through 20 of our 33 1/3 series - short books about individual albums. In here you'll find a wide variety of authors, albums, and approaches to writing about those albums. So sit back, put on your headphones, cue up your favourite songs, and let our writers transport you to a time when: Dusty Springfield headed south to Memphis to record a pop/soul classic; The Kinks almost fell to pieces, and managed to make their best album while doing so; Joy Division and their mad, brilliant producer created a debut record that still sounds painfully hip today; James Brown mesmerized a sell-out crowd at the Apollo, in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis; The Rolling Stones shacked up in the South of France and emerged with one of the best double-albums ever; The Ramones distilled punk rock into its purest, most enduring essence... 33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1: it's like a compilation album, without the filler.

Synopsis:

From Dusty Springfield to The Ramones, this book features selected writings from the 33 1/3 series, Volumes 1 through 20. Readers will find information on a wide variety of albums as the authors transport them to the not-so-distant past.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Dusty in Memphis
2. Forever Changes
3. Harvest
4. Kinks Village Green
5. Meat is Murder
6. Piper at the Gates of Dawn
7. Abba Gold
8. Electric Ladyland
9. Unknown Pleasures
10. Sign O the Times
11. Velvet Underground and Nico
12. Let It Be
13. Live at the Apollo
14. Aqualung
15. OK Computer
16. Let It Be
17. Led Zeppelin IV
18. Exile on Main St.
19. Pet Sounds
20. Ramones
21. Student Essay Prize Winner

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826419033
Author:
Barker, David
Publisher:
Continuum
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
33 1/3
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.47 x 5.76 x 0.74 in

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Product details 272 pages Continuum International Publishing Group - English 9780826419033 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The series standouts capture the tone and energy of the discs they're exploring. Devoid of photos, averaging 120 pages and printed as pocket sized, 6 1/2-inch-by-4-inch paperbacks &3151; handy for filing next to your favorite CDs — the books tend to be exceedingly brief in recapping the subjects' life and work before and after the album references in the title, keeping the focus squarely on the masterpiece. One of the best aspects of the 33 1/3 books may be that they don't intend to be the final work on these albums, only the ultimate conversation starters."
"Synopsis" by ,
The writings in this book are extracted from volumes 1 through 20 of our 33 1/3 series - short books about individual albums. In here you'll find a wide variety of authors, albums, and approaches to writing about those albums. So sit back, put on your headphones, cue up your favourite songs, and let our writers transport you to a time when: Dusty Springfield headed south to Memphis to record a pop/soul classic; The Kinks almost fell to pieces, and managed to make their best album while doing so; Joy Division and their mad, brilliant producer created a debut record that still sounds painfully hip today; James Brown mesmerized a sell-out crowd at the Apollo, in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis; The Rolling Stones shacked up in the South of France and emerged with one of the best double-albums ever; The Ramones distilled punk rock into its purest, most enduring essence... 33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1: it's like a compilation album, without the filler.
"Synopsis" by , From Dusty Springfield to The Ramones, this book features selected writings from the 33 1/3 series, Volumes 1 through 20. Readers will find information on a wide variety of albums as the authors transport them to the not-so-distant past.
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