• 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    With more than one and a half million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, classic and cult, must-see movies of all time, offering a treasure trove of incisive, witty, and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary cinema, this comprehensive volume brings together the most significant movies from every country and all genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance, and sci-fi.

    Completely revised and updated this definitive edition features a fresh new design, 500 original movie posters, and 200 new movie stills. Fifty previously overlooked or recently discovered masterpieces are reviewed for the first time, taking their place alongside the box-office smashes and critically acclaimed films of movie history. Quotes from movie directors and critics, together with little-known facts complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each movie to make this the most fact-filled edition ever. So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book you will ever turn to.

    ISBN: 9781760525323
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Schneider, Steven Jay
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 1965 the Most Revolutionary Year in Music
    1965 the Most Revolutionary Year in Music
    Fifty years ago, friendly rivalry between musicians turned 1965 into the most ground-breaking year in music history. It was the year rock and roll evolved into the premier art form of its time and accelerated the drive for personal freedom throughout the Western world.

    The feedback loop between the artists and their times ignited an unprecedented explosion of creativity. The Beatles made their first artistic statement with Rubber Soul and performed at Shea Stadium, the first rock concert to be held in a major American stadium. Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone, arguably the greatest song of all time, and went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. And the Rolling Stones's "Satisfaction" catapulted the band to world-wide success.

    This was not only the year of rock as new genres such as funk and psychedelia were born. Soul music became a prime force of desegregation as Motown crossed out of the R&B charts on to the top of the Billboard Top 100. Country music reached new heights with Nashville and the Bakersfield sound and competition between musicians coincided with seismic cultural shifts wrought by the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, psychedelics and fashion with designer Mary Qaunt's introduction of the miniskirt.

    In 1965, Andrew Grant Jackson combines fascinating and often surprising personal stories with a panoramic historical narrative.

    ISBN: 9781250181718
    Publication date: 10/07/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Jackson, Andrew Grant
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Acid for the Children A Memoir
    Acid for the Children A Memoir
    Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.

    Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ride as the renowned bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was in a far and distant future. Little Michael from Oz moved with his very conservative, very normal family to Westchester, New York, where life as he knew it was soon turned upside down. His parents split up and he and his sister moved into the home of his mother's free-wheeling, jazz musician boyfriend - trading in rules, stability, and barbecues for bohemian values, wildness, and Sunday afternoon jazz parties where booze, weed, and music flowed in equal measure. There began Michael's life-long journey to channel all the frustration, loneliness, love, and joy he felt into incredible rhythm.

    When Michael's family moved to Los Angeles in 1972, his home situation was rockier than ever. He sought out a sense of belonging elsewhere, spending most of his days partying, playing basketball, and committing petty crimes. At Fairfax High School, he met another social outcast, Anthony Kiedis, who quickly became his soul brother, the yin to his yang, his partner in mischief. Michael joined some bands, fell in love with performing, and honed his skills. But it wasn't until the night when Anthony, excited after catching a Grandmaster Flash concert, suggested they start their own band that he is handed the magic key to the cosmic kingdom.

    Acid for the Children is as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author. It's both a tenderly evocative coming of age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity

    ISBN: 9781472230836
    Publication date: 13/10/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Flea
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Adieu Audrey
    Adieu Audrey
    She was the physical embodiment of innocent beauty, living evidence that fairy tales come true and that angels reside on earth. From the moment America set its eyes upon her until her death in 1993, Audrey Hepburn charmed her way into our hearts and lives.

    ISBN: 9783829608602
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Apter, Jeff
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Beethoven the Man Revealed
    Beethoven the Man Revealed
    You know the music... but do you know the man?
    Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the world's best loved and most influential composers. His life - its dramas, conflicts, loves and losses - is played out in his music.
    Now John Suchet shows us the man behind the music in this compelling biography of a musical genius. He reveals a difficult and complex character, struggling to continue his profession as musician despite increasing deafness, alienating friends with unprovoked outbursts of anger one moment, overwhelming them with excessive kindness and generosity the next, living in
    a city in almost constant disarray because of war with France.
    This is the real Beethoven, and Suchet brings him faithfully and vividly to life.

    ISBN: 9781783964963
    Publication date: 13/02/2020
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Suchet, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Bowie A-z: the Life of an Icon: from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
    Bowie A-z: the Life of an Icon: from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
    This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A-Z, celebrates the many faces and facets of David Bowie. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A-Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the rock legend - from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts.

    Bowie's extraordinary cultural significance was highlighted by the worldwide outpouring of love following his tragic passing in January 2016. A huge influential source to many in the fields of music, art and fashion, David Bowie towers as a cultural figure of the twentieth (and into the twenty-first) century. Celebrate his enormous life in this fun, pop-cultural book.

    ISBN: 9781925418217
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Vanderploeg, Libby
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Bruce Springsteen an Illustrated Biography
    Bruce Springsteen an Illustrated Biography
    Through story, images, and removable memorabilia, Bruce Springsteen: An Illustrated Biography chronicles the life of The Boss-one of America's favorite rock stars and one of the biggest-selling artists in history. Springsteen's monolithic music career spans a full half-century, from 1968 to present, and has included dozens of tours, awards, and 20 Grammys. Incredibly, Springsteen's stage presence, star power, and musicianship is as strong as ever-he continues to consistently sell out live musical performances. This book showcases Springsteen's life, both on and off the stage.
    Readers will find removable memorabilia (such as Springsteen's draft card that saved him from being shipped off to Vietnam, a concert poster for Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom, a photograph of Bruce and Clarence on stage at the Palace Theater, a concert poster for the E Street Band at the Paramount Theater, a Rolling Stone magazine cover, a promotional sticker, and more) .

    ISBN: 9780760363249
    Publication date: 29/08/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Ochs, Meredith
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Cinephile A Card Game
    Cinephile A Card Game
    This card-based party game is a well-crafted mix of sleek design, pop culture, and film--sure to be a hit at any game night, family gathering, movie night, or even as an ice breaker for your new book club. With multiple ways to play based on difficulty level ranging from casual movie-goer to bonafide film nerd, Cinephile will have you and your friends racking your brains for Sean Connery's lesser-known films, Cate Blanchett's filmography, and Steve Buscemi's most memorable cameos.

    ISBN: 9781984825575
    Publication date: 27/08/2019
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Everett, Cory
    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $38.00
  • Classical Music Book
    Classical Music Book
    From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series.

    Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music theory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers.

    Including an insightful foreword by Katie Derham, The Classical Music Book analyses over 90 works by famous composers. From Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel, to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day, The Classical Music Book explores the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and defines their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.

    The unique approach to the subject makes this book the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover in The Classical Music Book.

    ISBN: 9780241301975
    Publication date: 03/09/2018
    Price: $48.00
    Author: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $48.00
  • Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
    Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
    The most influential, enduring, and iconic metal band of the 1980's reveals everything a tell-all of epic proportions.

    This unbelievable autobiography explores the rebellious lives of four of the most influential icons in American rock history.

    Moetley Crue was the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV's first "power ballad." Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D'Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies have included collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty.

    Provocatively written and brilliantly designed, this book includes over 100 photos, many never before published, for the most exciting and insightful look ever into the Crue.

    ISBN: 9780060989156
    Publication date: 04/07/2002
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Lee, Tommy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Dreamer An Autobiography
    Dreamer An Autobiography
    'Before Cliff Richard and the Shadows, there was nothing worth listening to in British music.' - John Lennon.

    Cliff Richard tells his story, in his own words, in his highly anticipated new autobiography.

    Achieving a hit in every decade since the 1950s, Cliff Richard stands alone in pop history. Coming of age in 1950s London, he began his music career at Soho's legendary 2i's Cafe, and now he's approaching his 80th birthday with record sales of over 250m and counting.

    Cliff Richard was a pioneer, forging the way for British rock 'n' roll with his unique sound. The original British teen idol, his incredible story takes us into the studio of TV's first pop show Oh Boy!, through 40 years of Top of the Pops, and playing live up and down the country and across the world, with a constant backdrop of screaming fans.

    Cliff looks back on his humble upbringing, and how he went on to fulfil his wildest dreams by becoming a pop star and even a film star. He talks about finding Christianity, reflects on the ups and downs of life in the public eye, and reveals how the false allegations against him changed his life forever.

    He's seen era-defining pop stars come and go, and he's still making new music, with a new project to be released this year. As a teenage Elvis-fan in Cheshunt, this may have seem a distant dream. Here's his story of how he made it all happen.

    ISBN: 9780957490772
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Richard, Cliff
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Four Little Girls and Desire Caught by The Tail
    Four Little Girls and Desire Caught by The Tail
    In the 1940s, Picasso wrote two plays in French: the first, Desire Caught by the Tail, was conceived during the German occupation of Paris and features a cast of grotesque allegorical characters such as the Onion, Silence or Fat Anxiety discussing the crucial wartime themes of hunger, cold and love; the second, The Four Little Girls, came about a few years after the end of the war on the French Riviera, and presents the stream-of-consciousness thoughts of four unnamed girls in a vegetable garden, revealing an unexpectedly evil aspect of childhood.

    These surreal compositions, which were meant to be read aloud rather than formally staged, are a testament to the great artist's imaginative powers, and have been considered as forerunners to the theatre of the absurd of the 1950s, as exemplified by Beckett, Ionesco and Adamov.

    ISBN: 9781847498021
    Publication date: 25/09/2019
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Picasso, Pablo
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
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