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              Books by Professor Russell Reising

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              'Speak to Me': The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon
               

              'Speak to Me': The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (Hardback)

              Edited by Reising, Professor Russell

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              The endurance of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon on the Billboard Top 100 Chart is legendary, and its continuing sales and ongoing radio airplay ensure its inclusion on almost every conceivable list of rock's greatest albums. This collection of essays provides indispensabl...e studies of the monumental 1973 album from a variety of musical, cultural, literary and social perspectives. The development and change of the songs is considered closely, from the earliest recordings through to the live, filmed performance at London's Earls Court in 1994. The band became almost synonymous with audio-visual innovations, and the performances of the album at live shows were spectacular moments of mass-culture although Roger Waters himself spoke out against such mass spectacles. The band's stage performances of the album serve to illustrate the multifaceted and complicated relationship between modern culture and technology. The album is therefore placed within the context of developments in late 1960s/early 1970s popular music, with particular focus on the use of a variety of segues between tracks which give the album a multidimensional unity that is lacking in Pink Floyd's later concept albums. Beginning with 'Breathe' and culminating in 'Eclipse', a tonal and motivic coherence unifies the structure of this modern song cycle. The album is also considered in the light of modern day 'tribute' bands, with a discussion of the social groups who have the strongest response to the music being elaborated alongside the status of mediated representations and their relation to the 'real' Pink Floyd.
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              ISBN 9781138459663
              Released NZ 28 Jun 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              'Every Sound There Is': The Beatles' Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll
               

              'Every Sound There Is': The Beatles' Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll (Hardback)

              Edited by Reising, Professor Russell

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              'Every Sound There Is': Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll assesses and celebrates the Beatles' accomplishment in their 1966 masterpiece. The essays of Every Sound There Is examine Revolver from a large number of complementary starting points that help us to underst...and both the album's contemporary creation and reception and the ways in which it continues to shape the creation and reception of popular music in the twenty-first century. Responding to the incredible diversity of Revolver, this gathering of international scholars focuses on the Beatles' 1966 album as one of rock and roll history's threshold moments. Bringing to bear approaches from the disciplines of musicology, cultural studies, poetics, gender studies, these essays address matters as diverse as the influence of American R&B on Revolver as well as its influence on Pink Floyd, each Beatle's contributions to the album, the musicological significance of the Beatles' harmonies and chord progressions, its status and coherence as a work of art, the technological and marketing significance of Revolver's recording and distribution, and its influence on the development of rock music.
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              ISBN 9781138459700
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2017
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              Loose Ends: Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text
               

              Loose Ends: Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text (Hardback)

              By Reising, Professor Russell

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              A study of American cultural production since colonial era. It takes up the loose ends of popular American narratives to craft a theory of narrative closure. It elaborates on topics ranging from the roots of domestic violence and mass murder in early American religious texts to t...he pornographic imperative of mid-century nature writing.
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              ISBN 9780822318873
              Released NZ 20 Dec 1996
              Publisher Inbooks
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              Series New Americanists
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              Loose Ends: Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text
               

              Loose Ends: Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reising, Professor Russell

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              Offering a study of American cultural production, from the colonial era to the present, this book takes up the loose ends of popular American narratives to craft a theory of narrative closure. It is useful to general readers interested in American literature, as well as students ...of literary theory.
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              ISBN 9780822318910
              Released NZ 20 Dec 1996
              Publisher Inbooks
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              Series New Americanists
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