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Michael Jackson, INC.

Zack O'Malley Greenberg

Label Atria Books Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781476706375

The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business.

Coal Black Mornings - SIGNED COPIES

Brett Anderson

Released 03/01/18 Label Little Brown Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781408710500

***SIGNED COPIES***Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as 'a snotty...

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Sundog

Scott Walker

Released 01/16/18 Label Faber Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780571328574

Scott Walker is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant, serious and intelligent of artists today. As one of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century and front man of globally loved pop t...

Sundog (LIMITED EDITION)

Scott Walker

Released 01/11/18 Label Faber Genre Music Books

Limited to 300 copies.This item will be shipping to the NYC store after street date. Please allow for delay for US release.Each copy will be signed by Scott Walker, numbered and slipcased...

Sundog (DELUXE EDITION)

Scott Walker

Released 01/11/18 Label Faber Genre Music Books

Limited to 100 copies of this deluxe editionThis item will be shipping to the NYC store after street date. Please allow for delay for US release.Each leather-bound edition is housed in a ...

Cover Me - The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

Ray Padgett

Released 01/02/18 Label Sterling Pub Co Inc Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781454922506

Jimi Hendrix doing “All Along the Watchtower.” The Beatles singing “Twist and Shout.” Aretha Franklin demanding “Respect.” Ray Padgett, the founder of the popular website covermesongs.com...

Extraordinary Records

Giorgio Moroder and Alessandro Benedetti

Released 12/20/17 Label Taschen Genre Music Books Cat no. 9783836559355

This dazzling catalog of vinyl brings new meaning to the “album art.” Produced in collaboration with Colors magazine, it brings together over 500 remarkable records from the collection of...

Eskiboy (SIGNED COPIES)

Wiley

Released 12/06/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781785151590

Richard Kylea Cowie, or Wiley, is one of the most innovative and influential musicians of today. Over the course of twenty years he has redefined British music: releasing ten top-twenty s...

Mute: A Visual Document

Terry Burrows and Daniel Miller

Released 11/28/17 Label Thames and Hudson Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780500519721

Rough Trade Exclusive - initial copies include a Mute 2017 CD sampler. Mute Records is one of the most revered and influential independent music labels of all time. Through the music of i...

Why Bob Dylan Matters

Richard F. Thomas

Released 11/21/17 Label Dey Street Books Genre 60s & 70s Cat no. 9780062685735

In Why Bob Dylan Matters, Harvard Professor Richard F. Thomas answers this question with magisterial erudition. A world expert on Classical poetry, Thomas was initially ridiculed by his c...

I'm Not With the Band: A Writer's Life Lost in Music

Sylvia Patterson

Released 11/21/17 Label Spheres Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780751558685

This is a three-decade survivor's tale ... a scenic search for elusive human happiness through music, magazines, silly jokes, stupid shoes, useless blokes, hopeless homes, booze, drugs, l...

Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars

David Hepworth

Released 11/21/17 Label Henry Holt & Co. Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781250124128

An elegy to the age of the Rock Star, featuring Chuck Berry, Elvis, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, and more, uncommon people whose lives were transformed by rock and who, in turn, shaped our cul...

Tales of the Smiths: A Graphic Biography

Con Chrisoulis

Released 11/14/17 Label Omnibus Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781468312713

ales of The Smiths is a comic book retelling of the band members’ teenage years, before the group was famous, and includes fascinating digressions about their influences (the New York Dol...

Life of a Song: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-Loved Songs

David Cheal and Jan Dalley

Released 11/07/17 Label Chambers Harrap Pub Ltd Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781473668195

Who knew that Paul McCartney originally referred to Yesterday as 'Scrambled Eggs' because he couldn't think of any lyrics for his heart-breaking tune? Or that Patti LaBelle didn't know wh...

Everything is Combustable: Television, CBGB's and Five Decades of Rock and Roll

Richard Lloyd

Released 11/02/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780997693768

Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB's & Five Decades Of Rock & Roll: The Memoirs Of An Alchemical Guitarist by Richard Lloyd

Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys

Lol Tolhurst

Released 10/31/17 Label Da Capo Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780306825811

As two of the first punks in a provincial English town, Lol Tolhurst and Robert Smith didn't have it easy. Outsiders from the start, theirs was a friendship based initially on proximity a...

Under My Thumb

Rhian E Jones And Eli Davies

Released 10/24/17 Label Repeater Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781910924617

Discussions and analyses of music whether on TV, in books or in the music press have always been full of the stories of men. When female fans appear in these stories it is often through t...

Smithsonian Rock and Roll

Bill Bentley

Released 10/24/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781588346001

In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, clo...

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe

Released 10/17/17 Label Sarah Chrichton Books Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780374248130

Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, hear...

Set The Boy Free

Johnny Marr

Released 10/17/17 Label Dey Street Books Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780062438737

An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid and arresting as his music. The Smiths, the band with the signature sound he cofo...

Released 11/15/16 Label Dey Street Books Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780062438690

An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid and arresting as his music. The Smiths, the band with the signature sound he cofo...

The Strokes: The First Ten Years

Cody Smyth, Mick Rock and Gabriel Kuo

Released 10/10/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781944713171

The first authorized visual record of one of New York's greatest bands from the close friend who saw it all.

Inside Studio 54: The Real Story of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll from Former Studio 54 Owner

Mark Fleischman, Denise Chatman and Mimi Fleischman

Released 10/10/17 Label Rare Bird Books Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781945572579

In Inside Studio 54, the former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world, through the crowd, to a place where celebrities, friends, and the beautiful pe...

The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique 33 1/3

Dan LeRoy

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780826417411

Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before e...

Nas's Illmatic 33 1/3

Matthew Gasteier

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780826429070

Nas was playing a role on Illmatic, even if it was himself. By constructing this persona, Nas not only laid out his own career for the next decade plus, but the careers of dozens of other...

Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 33 1/3

Kirk Walker Graves

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781623565428

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, Kanye West created the most compelling body of pop music by an American artist during the period. Having risen from obscurity as a precoci...

Belle and Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister 33 1/3

Scott Plagenhoef

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780826428189

If You're Feeling Sinister shows how Belle & Sebastian transformed themselves over the space of a decade, from a slightly shambolic cult secret into a polished, highly entertaining, m...

Pavement's Wowee Zowee 33 1/3

Bryan Charles

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780826429575

Pavement wrapped up at Easley Recording in Memphis. They mixed the tracks and recorded overdubs in New York. They took a step back and assessed the material. It was a wild scene. They had...

Dinosaur Jr.'s You're Living All Over Me

Nick Attfield

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781441187789

This 33 1/3 offers a fascinating glimpse into the dysfunctional world of Dinosaur Jr. where nobody talks to anyone else, resentment grows to alarming proportions and some avowedly non-pos...

They Might Be Giants' Flood 33 1/3

S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781623569150

For a few decades now, They Might Be Giants' album Flood has been a beacon (or at least a nightlight) for people who might rather read than rock out, who care more about science fiction t...

Richard Hell and the Voidoids' Blank Generation 33 1/3

Pete Astor

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781623561222

To wander the streets of a bankrupt, often lawless, New York City in the early 1970s wearing a T-shirt with PLEASE KILL ME written on it was an act of determined nihilism, and one often r...

Sigur Ros's ( ) 33 1/3

Ethan Hayden

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781623568924

Words like "inspiring," "expansive," and "moving" are regularly used to describe Sigur Rós's ( ), and yet the only words heard on the record itself are a handful of meaningless nonsense s...

Hole's Live Through This 33 1/3

Anwen Crawford

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781623563776

Courtney Love has never been less than notorious. Her intelligence, ambition and appetite for confrontation have made her a target in a music industry still dominated by men. As Kurt Coba...

Object Lessons: Personal Stereo

Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

Released 10/05/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781501322815

When the Sony Walkman debuted in 1979, people were enthralled by the novel experience it offered: immersion in the music of their choice, anytime, anywhere. But the Walkman was also denou...

Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth 33 1/3

Michael Blair and Joe Bucciero

Released 10/05/17 Label bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781501321146

Welsh post-punk band Young Marble Giants released one LP in 1980 and then, like their vanishing portraits on the album's cover, disappeared. Even though Colossal Youth received positive r...

Arcade Fire's The Suburbs 33 1/3

Eric Eidelstein

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781501336461

The Suburbs is an incredibly sentimental and nostalgic album, which generally moved critics but was jarring to others. But it also made a heavy impact on fans and – to the surprise of man...

Bob Mould's Workbook 33 1/3

Walter Biggins and Daniel Couch

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781501321351

In 1989, Bob Mould took a left turn. Already legendary before his 30th birthday for his noise-and-nuance work in Hüsker Dü, Mould had recently walked away from his old band. He re-emerged...

Camp Lo's Uptown Saturday Night 33 1/3

Patrick Rivers and Will Fulton

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781501322723

Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba are Camp Lo. These two emcees from the Bronx, NY entered the American hip hop scene with an insider slang that bewildered listeners as they radiated the look...

Bjork's Homogenic 33 1/3

Emily Mackay

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781501322747

In recent years, Björk's artistry has become ever more ambitious and ever more respected. With the release of her conceptual app-album Biophilia in 2011, and a huge retrospective exhibiti...

The Raincoats' The Raincoats 33 1/3

Jenn Pelly

Released 10/05/17 Label Bloomsbury Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781501302404

In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, the Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic....

Colloquium: Sound Art and Music

Thomas Gardner and Salome Voegelin

Released 10/03/17 Label Zero Books Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781782798958

Declares the relationship between sound art and music “colloquial”: spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries.

Why Vinyl Matters

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Released 10/02/17 Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781851498635

In 2015, vinyl sales in the US increased by 30% - a raise for the tenth year in succession - and 1.29 million vinyl albums were sold in the UK in 2014, the first time the million mark has...

The Catastrophist Tour Book

Tortoise

Released 09/22/17 Label Thrill Jockey Records Genre Music Books Cat no. BK-THRILL-452

The Catastrophist Tour Book intimately captures Tor- toise during their 2016 west coast tour in support of The Catastrophist The 6” x 8.5” 80 page perfect bound book features photographs ...

Enlarge Image Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979

Tim Lawrence

Released 09/20/17 Label Duke University Press Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780822331988

A history of dance music culture from 1970 to 1979, detailing the first major dance clubs in New York through the memories of DJs from the time.

Nick Cave: Have Mercy on Me

Reinhard Kleist

Released 09/19/17 Label Selfmadehero Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781910593363

Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave (b. 1957) is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output—always uncompromising, hypnotic, and intense—is defined by an extraordinary gif...

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No Depression

Released 09/13/17 Label No Depression Genre Music Books Cat no. NODP8MG

When people ask what roots music is, it’s all too easy to name-check the greats: Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and so on. These foundational artists are often cons...

Good Things Happen Slowly

Fred Hersch

Released 09/12/17 Label crown publishing Genre Music Books Cat no. 9781101904343

Hersch’s prodigious talent as a sideman—a pianist who played with the giants of the twentieth century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer and Joe Henderson—blossomed furt...

When the Screaming Stops: The Dark History of the Bay City Rollers

Simon Spence

Released 09/12/17 Label Omnibus Pr & Schirmer Trade Books Genre Music Books

Simon Spence traces every band member and key associates of their notorious manager Tam Paton (who died in 2009) - including the band's various co-managers - and speaks with their record ...

Devotion

Patti Smith

Released 09/12/17 Label Yale Univ Pr Genre Music Books Cat no. 9780300218626

From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention