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Even in this digital age, we haven't moved so far from our past that there's no room for the traditional musical format that is vinyl. In 100 Greatest Albums You Should Own On Vinyl, we collate the greatest albums to have ever been pressed and then sold on vinyl since the '50s. From the bands and solo artists that made the music possible, to the sleeve art and limited edition extras of the records themselves, take a trip back in time to discover the ultimate artists and their best records for the definitive list of vinyl that should be part of any collection! Van Morrison Def Leppard Bob Dylan The Beatles The Rolling Stones Dr Dre Kate Bush Sex Pistols Nirvana The White Stripes The Jimi Hendrix Experience
**Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year** The Penguin Classics Book is a reader's companion to the largest library of classic literature in the world. Spanning 4,000 years from the legends of Ancient Mesopotamia to the poetry of the First World War, with Greek tragedies, Icelandic sagas, Japanese epics and much more in between, it encompasses 500 authors and 1,200 books, bringing these to life with lively descriptions, literary connections and beautiful cover designs.
Since the shocking news first broke in 1876 of the Seventh
Cavalry's disastrous defeat at the Little Big Horn, fascination
with the battle--and with Lieutenant George Armstrong Custer--has
never ceased. Widespread interest in the subject has spawned a vast
outpouring of literature, which only increases with time. This
two-volume bibliography of Custer literature is the first to be
published in some twenty-five years and the most complete ever
Classic Tracks: Led Zeppelin gives an in-depth examination of the stories, events, characters and places that inspired what is easily one of the greatest rock bands of all time. What were 'The Houses of the Holy'? Where was the 'Stairway to Heaven'? Which strange encounters led to such classics as 'Kashmir' and 'Whole Lotta Love'? This book reveals the roots and origins of the songs on all nine of the band's celebrated studio albums, together with all the stories behind material released after Zeppelin's break-up in 1980, including Unledded: No Quarter and the BBC Sessions album.
The Beatles - on track analyses every single song that the Beatles recorded - whether live or in the studio - from the most famous, to the most obscure The songs that the Beatles performed are the history of Rock and Roll From the hard-won reputation as the thrilling live act in the Cavern and Hamburg, through to their own classic early songs, the Beatles developed as performers and songwriters of rare distinction. They were always one step ahead of their competition. And then, they mastered the studio. In 1965 and 1966 they increasingly pushed the boundaries of what a pop band could achieve, before breaking down the walls for `Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Writer and music collector Andrew Wild has gathered together every known Beatles song and every known performance-every studio take, every live recording, every release, every session. In this book, the full breadth of available Beatles music has been collected, catalogued, listened to and analysed, then presented in a format that's easy to read. Almost 1,000 songs, from the very famous to the very obscure, from the dazzling to the dire. Over one thousand recorded versions, over three hundred different songs performed in concert, nearly six hundred different songs recorded, close to four hundred different songs released. If you're a Beatles collector, you need this book.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were, without question, one of the great rock bands of the 1970s. Selling millions of albums across the globe, with all three members winning awards for their dazzling musical ability, ELP were no ordinary group. Their pioneering attitude was adored by their legions of fans, none more so than in the USA, where they toured widely. Despite ELP being the embodiment of the dinosaurs that punk sought to kill. However, just like their peers - Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd - they survived punk's onslaught, continuing to make albums until the mid-90s and touring right until their final concert, a headlining performance at London's High Voltage Festival in 2010. This book charts their rise, via every track on all nine of their studio albums recorded between 1970 and 1994 including Tarkus, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery. Key recorded live performances - such as 1971's Pictures at an Exhibition - are also included as well as overviews on all three member's solo projects, With informed insight and information, this is the ultimate guide to the band's music - a must-own companion to Emerson, Lake & Palmer's recorded legacy.
"The well-illustrated volume (over 750 illustrations, including some previously unpublished catalog material from the Corning archives) provides a history of the Corning glass industry from 1868 to the present. The contribution to American glass of Corning has been significant. (This book) is a careful and well-merited record of that achievement". -- The Antiques Journal
"(Recommended by) Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen.... A classic consulted by curators everywhere". -- House Beautiful
"A treasure hunter's find.... The authors provide exhaustive detail in relating the history of Coming during the period which led to its reputation as the Crystal City". -- New York Pennsylvania Collector
Invaluable for the collector, curator, and dealer alike, this classic edition brings to the field of glass collecting a rich store-house of detailed information of unpublished original catalog material from the Corning archives, including long-lost pattern identification.
A priceless aid to anyone trying to identify pieces of cut or engraved glass, the book is an in-depth account of Corning's history -- including craftsmen and technique -- and its unparalleled prestige as the country's largest producer of cut glass at the turn of the century. This book has been updated to reflect the present-day locations (museum or private residences) where the pieces are currently displayed. The Afterword describes the Corning Glass works and its activities of the last twenty years.
The celebrated Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, contains over sixty manuscripts of importance for medieval French studies, including chronicles and genealogies, royal statutes, religious works, sermons, prayers, meditations, commentaries and glosses, romances, songs and lyrics, letters, treatises on medicine, law, morality, language, spelling, alchemy, astrology and geography. Some of these are well known, but others are obscure, unedited, or new discoveries. This important new reference work, a Catalogueof the French manuscripts in the library, makes available detailed information about these sources, with full bibliographical references.
Chameleon, entertainer, actor, and iconoclast. It would be difficult to think of a rock star who has had a more varied and influential career than David Bowie and the list of bands and musicians who have been influenced by Bowie reads like an A to Z of popular music. But Bowie himself has skillfully and consistently maintained his credibility as the most innovative performer of his generation by staying one jump ahead of the many who seek to imitate him. Classic Tracks: David Bowie explores this icon in detail. While his many artistic incarnations are known, few know David Bowie the man, and as this book will show, through its exploration of his diverse body of work, the only real constant factors in his career are his incredible voice, his imagination and his supreme talent for artistic reincarnation. Every track of each of his albums is examined in great detail, giving you an insight to both the music, and the enigmatic man who created it.
The library at Hereford Cathedral is famous as one of the few surviving chained libraries'; but the contents of the books secured to the seventeenth century presses are less well known. There are 227 western manuscripts, of which about half have been at the cathedral since before the Reformation. They range in date from the eighth to the fifteenth century, and include finely-illustrated patristic books of the twelfth century, a large collection of Oxford University legal textbooks, and books of civil and canon law from the end of the thirteenth century. Over half the volumes survive in largely intact medieval bindings. The catalogue, begun by the late Sir Roger Mynors and completed by Professor Thomson, reflects the particular strengths of the collection. The many glossed books are described using a particularly effective system devised by Sir Roger Mynors. An introductory essay by Michael Gullick describes the medieval bindings, and the plates cover not only illumination and bindings, but medieval pressmarks and ownership inscriptions, as well as examples of scripts.
The 19th Century produced some of the most popular coinage in world monetary history, as evidenced by the number of high-profile auctions worldwide bringing record prices and further driving demand for these classic coins. The Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, is designed to meet the needs of researchers, collectors, auctioneers and dealers of this vast range of coins produced during the critically important time. With a more than 40 year tradition of excellence in the hobby, the Standard Catalog of World Coins gathers and vets data from more than 140 worldwide experts to produce the most respected and referenced resource on the subject. Featuring 27,500 actual-size images, the volume covers all mint-issue coins of the world, as well as tokens, patterns, sets and more. Arranged alphabetically by country, each coin listing provides: Current values listed by date, variety and grade Universal KM reference number Detailed descriptions of obverse and reverse designs Clear images to aid in identification What's more, coins struck in gold, platinum and silver are detailed with: Total coin weight Fineness Actual precious metal weight
Samuel Pepys's unique collection of 3000 books has been, as he directed, preserved intact at his old Cambridge college since 1724. Its various facets were not widely appreciated until the publication between 1978 and 1994 of a complete catalogue under the editorship of Robert Latham. The present volume presents a detailed conspectus of the Collections, pamphlets bound up as books. There are five such 'collections' in the Pepys Library, which are catalogued only as volumes containing a number of items on the same subject. This is a full listing of the pamphlets, tracts and other material in each of these bound collections, information which is otherwise unavailable except in the library's own archive. The collections are Maritime, Political and Religious in the present volume. Those entitled Popular, Dramatic, Shorthand, Almanacs and General will be in the second volume.
The fifty-ninth volume of "Studies in Bibliography" continues its tradition of presenting a wide range of articles by international scholars on bibliography, textual criticism, and other aspects of the study of books.
This volume opens with an excerpt from a forthcoming memoir by the eminent bibliographical and textual scholar G. Thomas Tanselle. Articles range in topic from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century and from manuscript production to the distribution of books by American bookstores. In a tour de force of bibliographical analysis, one piece examines the implications of inked pages that leave their images on adjacent leaves, and another provides new insights into the vexed question of the canon of Daniel Defoe. An advertisement for an early piracy of writings by Mark Twain and Bret Harte provides a springboard for a deeply contextual essay that demonstrates the complex interrelationships of the world of publishing and authorship, while another article on nineteenth-century books brings to light rare bindings issued by a major English publisher.
Among the articles and their authors are:
"Extracts from The Living Room: A Memoir," G. Thomas Tanselle, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; "Merton College, MS 68: Production and Texts," Ralph Hanna, Keble College, Oxford; "Beyond Furbank and Owens: A New Consideration of the Evidence for the 'Defoe' Canon," Ashley Marshall, University of Nevada, Reno; "Offset Evidence in Edward Young's The Centaur Not Fabulous," James E. May, Penn State University, DuBois; "Mark Twain and Bret Harte: A Mysterious Early Piracy in Context," Richard Bucci, Mark Twain Project; "Wilkie Collins in Smith, Elder Boards 1865-66," Geoffrey Hargreaves; "Directories of American Bookstores to 1950: Addenda & Corrigenda," Michael Winship, University of Texas at Austin.
Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia
A new and important bibliographical addition to travel and adventure in the American West, this work expands on the basic reference work in the field, "The Plains and the Rockies: A Critical Bibliography of Exploration, Adventure and Travel in the American West, 1800-1865, " begun by Henry R. Wagner and continued by Charles L. Camp and Robert H. Becker.
A direct but independent outgrowth of David A. White's 8-volume series, "News of the Plains and Rockies, 1803-1865" (Spokane, Washington, 1996-2001), this bibliography contains accounts discovered during the series' development and production which fit the guidelines of Wagner-Camp and Becker, but that were not included in their listings.
Wagner's basic bibliography expanded from 349 items to 700 from its first issue in 1920 to the Becker revision of 1982. This new work adds 120 items to the catalog. The additions proposed emphasize genuine travels, but also include a few historic armchair documents and one piece of fiction. Many are from government documents, some from magazine articles, and a few from the more important and early newspaper accounts. Some promotional tracts are added, as well.
The names of those whose sources are listed include Ezekiel Williams (his pioneering journeys to Colorado), John Ball (his earliest printed account of Oregon settlers), William Walker (the 1833 letter that touched off the Oregon missionary movement), Virginia E.B. Reed (her account of the Donner Party, 1847), Julia Archibald Holmes (her letter on her 1858 ascent of Pike's Peak), Gov. James Douglas (his 1858-62 first reports of the Fraser River and Cariboo gold rushes), Theodore Judah (his 1860 defining document for the Central Pacific Railroad), Charles Farrar Browne (humorist Artemus Ward's 1864 travels among the Mormons), and Lucinda Eubank and Nancy Morton (their 1864-65 captivities).
The Reprints: A sampling of 33 of the 120 additions to the bibliography, judged to be the more important or appealing, is reprinted here in the format adopted by the News of the Plains series, with detailed introductions by the editor. The items reprinted are the best of the shortest accounts. Many of these short items are also of the greatest historical interest, including the first good record of fur hunting in the Rocky Mountains, the first enunciation of the Great American Desert concept, the first government report on the Missouri fur trade, the first tribute to the explorations of Jedediah Smith, the first article on white women crossing the Rockies, the first notice of Whitman's famous winter ride, the first official Mormon confirmation of their intended Western haven, the first word on Aubry's record horseback ride, the first news of the Gunnison and Grattan massacres, and the first reports of American scientific explorations overland to Alaska.
Though independent of the "News of the Plains and Rockies" series, this volume offers a fine conclusion to the eight volume set, and is designed to complement the series.
The book contains an introduction, annotated bibliography, reprints, appendix listings and index, as well as facsimiles and illustrations. Printed on acid-free paper and bound in maroon linen cloth with foil stamped spine and front cover. Issued in an edition of 1000 copies.
The original impetus for our bibliography project was to locate unpublished materials which are useful to researchers but not generally known about, such as the detailed works completed as part of an M.A. or Ph. D. The result has been a collaborative effort (begun in 1988) to list and annotate in one place as many source materials on the Irish in the five boroughs as we could find.
The Beatles, the 1968 double LP more commonly known as the White Album, has always been viewed as an oddity in the group's oeuvre. Many have found it to be inconsistent, sprawling, and self-indulgent. The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album is the first-ever scholarly volume to explore this seminal recording at length, bringing together contributions by some of the most eminent scholars of rock music writing today. It marks a reconsideration of this iconic but under-appreciated recording and reaffirms the White Album's significance in the Beatles' career and in rock history. This volume treats the White Album as a whole, with essays scrutinizing it from a wide range of perspectives. These essays place the album within the social and political context of a turbulent historical moment; locate it within the Beatles' lives and careers, taking into consideration the complex personal forces at play during the recording sessions; investigate the musical as well as pharmaceutical influences on the record; reveal how it reflects new developments in the Beatles' songwriting and arranging; revisit the question of its alleged disunity; and finally, track its legacy and the breadth of its influence on later rock, pop, and hip-hop artists. The Beatles through a Glass Onion features the scholarship of Adam Bradley, Vincent Benitez, Lori Burns, John Covach, Walter Everett, Michael Frontani, Steve Hamelman, Ian Inglis, John Kimsey, Mark Osteen, Russell Reising, Stephen Valdez, Anthony D. Villa, Kenneth Womack, and Alyssa Woods. John Covach's Afterword summarizes the White Album's lasting impact and value. As the first essay collection focusing on the White Album, The Beatles through a Glass Onion represents a landmark work of rock music scholarship. It will prove to be an essential and enduring contribution to the field.
This is the first paper edition of Adams' ( Western words ) great deeply annotated bibliography (cum biography) of western gunmen. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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