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            Before We Was We: The Making of Madness by Madness
             

            Before We Was We: The Making of Madness by Madness (Paperback)

            By Madness; Welsh, Irvine; Foreman, Chris; McPherson, Graham; Smyth, Cathal

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            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 20

            It's a journey full of luck, skill and charm, as they duck and dive by day and make the name in London's exploding music scene by night, zipping around the capital in their Morris Minor vans.

            ISBN 9780753553954
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Brian May's Red Special: The Story of the Home-made Guitar that Rocked Queen and the World
             

            Brian May's Red Special: The Story of the Home-made Guitar that Rocked Queen and the World (Hardback)

            By May, Brian; Bradley, Simon

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            In Brian May's Red Special Guitar you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian May's unique guitar. All of this is accompanied by original diagrams, sketches and notes dating from the building of the guitar, as well as a great selection of photographs includin...g Brian on stage with his guitar, close-ups and x-rays.
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            ISBN 9781787390782
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Ray Columbus: The Modfather : the Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
              

            Ray Columbus: The Modfather : the Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Columbus, Ray

            The Modfather is the first authorised account of Ray Columbus's unique life in music - growing up in the 1950s, early days as a teenage bandleader, stardom at home and abroad, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, reflections on an ever-changing music industry - and his ong...oing influence.
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            ISBN 9780143206576
            Published NZ 27 Jun 2011
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Living Years
             

            The Living Years (Hardback, Digital original)

            By Rutherford, Mike

            • RRP: $60.00
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            Spans the entire history of Genesis, from the earliest days as a school band to the triumphant 2007 reunion tour when Genesis played to over 500,000 people in Rome. This rock'n'roll memoir is also about two men whose lives and complex relationship reflect the seismic social and c...ultural shifts that took place during the twentieth century.
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            ISBN 9781472109811
            Released NZ 1 May 2014
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Assassinated Beauty: Photographs of the Manic Street Preachers
             

            Assassinated Beauty: Photographs of the Manic Street Preachers (Hardback, Main)

            By Cummins, Kevin

            • RRP: $69.99
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            In the early nineties, a group of disaffected and fiercely political young men from the Welsh valleys exploded onto a British music scene still in thrall to rave and acid house. This is a selection of photographs of the most iconoclastic British band of the late twentieth century..., Manic Street Preachers.
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            ISBN 9780571312139
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2014
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem
              

            Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem (Paperback)

            By Moon, Paul

            • RRP: $79.99
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            From its earliest performances in the late 1860s, doubts have been expressed about the extent of the religiosity in Brahms' German Requiem. On the surface, such persistent questioning might seem unusual, particularly in our modern, more secular age. After all, Brahms specifically... designated his opus 45 work A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures, and the roots of the term 'requiem' run deep in the Catholic tradition, as a mass for the dead. In addition, the texts selected by Brahms for the various movements of the German Requiem were all sourced exclusively from the Bible (ironically, unlike those used for the Catholic requiem), and it was first performed in a Cathedral, on Good Friday. On these bases, its specifically Christian orientation seems beyond dispute, at least from a lay perspective. The main basis for questioning to what extent the German Requiem is primarily a Christian work as opposed to what has loosely been described as a 'humanist' one with merely a Christian veneer revolves around the specific texts that Brahms chose for the work, and equally, those he rejected. This ambiguity surrounding the extent of the requiem's Christian nature is further compounded by more recent suggestions that the religiosity of the work (to whatever extent it exists) is less important or even incidental to the requiem's musical significance, and furthermore, that its text is better interpreted as a general consolation for the grieving rather than anything explicitly Christian. This work explores the text of the German Requiem from several angles and reveals that Brahms' selection of verses was closely in keeping with a specific German Protestant tradition of religious music extending back to Bach and even to Luther. The debate about the German Requiem's religiosity, that has lasted almost one and a half centuries, is now a step closer to being resolved through the findings contained in this monograph.
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            ISBN 9780994119209
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2015
            Publisher Campus Press
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            Bill Clifton: America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World
             

            Bill Clifton: America's Bluegrass Ambassador to the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Malone, Bill C.

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            The most atypical of bluegrass artists, Bill Clifton has enjoyed a long career as a recording artist, performer, and champion of old-time music. Bill C. Malone pens the story of Clifton's eclectic life and influential career. Born into a prominent Maryland family, Clifton connect...ed with old-time music as a boy. Clifton made records around earning a Master's degree, fifteen years in the British folk scene, and stints in the Peace Corps and Marines. Yet that was just the beginning. Closely allied with the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Mike Seeger, and others, Clifton altered our very perceptions of the music--organizing one of the first outdoor bluegrass festivals, publishing a book of folk and gospel standards that became a cornerstone of the folk revival, and introducing both traditional and progressive bluegrass around the world. As Malone shows, Clifton clothed the music of working-class people in the vestments of romance, celebrating the log cabin as a refuge from modernism that rang with the timeless music of Appalachia. An entertaining account by an eminent music historian, Bill Clifton clarifies the myths and illuminates the paradoxes of an amazing musical life.
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            ISBN 9780252082009
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2016
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Music in American Life
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            Debussy
             

            Debussy (Hardback)

            By Jensen, Eric Frederick; Frederick Jensen, Author Eric

            • RRP: $63.99
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            Nearly one hundred years after the death of its composer, the music of Claude Debussy has lost none of its appeal. In this authoritative biography, author Eric Frederick Jensen brings together the most recent biographical research, including a revised catalogue of Debussy's compo...sitions and the first complete edition of his correspondence.
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            ISBN 9780199730056
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2014
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Series Master Musicians Series
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            The Golden Years: David Bowie
             

            The Golden Years: David Bowie (Hardback)

            By Griffin, Roger

            • RRP: $148.50
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            The exquisitely designed, day-by-day history of David Bowie in the 1970s.

            ISBN 9781468310696
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2016
            Publisher Omnibus Press
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            Paul Simon: The Life
             

            Paul Simon: The Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Hilburn, Robert

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            This is an intimate, candid, and definitive biography written with Simon's participation and encouragement by acclaimed biographer and music writer Robert Hilburn.

            ISBN 9781471174186
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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