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Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn
In November 2020, Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Dave Gahan, accepting the honour, said: "I'd like to thank Anton Corbijn who...
In November 2020, Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Dave Gahan, accepting the honour, said: "I'd like to thank Anton Corbijn who thank God came in at the right time and actually made us look cool." Also in the fall of 2020, TASCHEN released the limited edition Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn (81-18) signed by Depeche Mode and Anton Corbijn, and it became one of the fastest selling collector's editions in the publishing company's history. This equally epic, but more wallet friendly XL edition, is a testament to Corbijn's unique vision, and indeed "cool" as Gahan acknowledged so movingly in his speech; a detailed illustrated history of how Corbijn, who became in 1986 the band's de facto creative director, and helped cement Depeche Mode's reputation as the biggest cult band in the world.Featuring over 500 photographs from Corbijn's extensive archives, some never seen before, including formal and informal portraits from places such as Madrid, Hamburg, the California desert, Prague and Marrakech (some taken during the making of iconic videos such as "Enjoy the Silence" and "Personal Jesus"); a multitude of off-the-cuff, candid images; and stunning live shots from all their tours since 1988. In addition to the photographs, there are sketches and designs for stage sets and album covers, Corbijn's handwritten captions throughout the book, placing the reader right in the middle of the shoots, and an extended interview with the Dutch master.Created with the full collaboration of the band, who share some insights on working with Corbijn, Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn (81-18) trumpets how one man's original aesthetic, that has encompassed all of their photography, most of their music videos, album graphics and set designs, helped shape the band's enduring popularity. Reflecting on his role in Depeche, Corbijn recalls in the book's introduction: "A lot of it came down to me, and I wanted it to be right for them. I wanted to think for them. To be great for them." This book is a tribute to the depth and breadth of that greatness, a celebration of one of the most creative and enduring collaborations in rock history.
Dimensions: 243 x 340 mm
Publication Date: 25-05-2021
B B King : From Indianola To Icon
This book documents a great American story, that of B.B. King, the "King of the Blues," and one of America's most important popular musicians. With fascinating ...
This book documents a great American story, that of B.B. King, the "King of the Blues," and one of America's most important popular musicians. With fascinating images and history-most published for the first time-it traces his migration from the Chitlin' Circuit (the national network of Black theaters and roadhouses), to Club Ebony in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, and eventually to Carnegie Hall. What was it about Riley B. King that enabled him to become the worldwide "King of the Blues"? The author's quest to answer that question is chronicled here and tells the story of the once-impossible friendship between someone who grew up poor and Black in Mississippi and the white middle-class New Englander who fell in love with the blues and was determined to tell the story of his musical hero. King thrilled his audiences not only with his musical prowess, but with his capacity to establish intimacy, regardless of crowd size; he gave an estimated 18,000 concerts in 90 countries. B.B. King: From Indianola to Icon tells the story of King's journey from sharecropper to musical icon, one who brought the music of America-the blues-to the world. It is a book for blues fans and others who want to know how and why this transformation occurred.
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm
Publication Date: 26-07-2022
DUE > 30th Sep 2022
The Who : Concert Memories From The Classic Years 1964-1976
Most know that the legendary English rock band the Who performed concerts at ear-splitting volume, smashed their instruments, and became one of the world's most...
Most know that the legendary English rock band the Who performed concerts at ear-splitting volume, smashed their instruments, and became one of the world's most influential groups. Their period from 1964 to 1976 saw the creation of such classic songs as "My Generation," "Pinball Wizard," and "Won't Get Fooled Again," as well as the Tommy, Who's Next, and Quadrophenia albums. But how many know the stories of those fans affected by their music and live performances, or the angst and insecurities that drove bandleader Pete Townshend to new heights during this time? Who saw Pete Townshend handing his guitar from the stage to a grateful fan, and what happened next? Or who has seen photos of bassist John Entwistle being anything but the "Quiet One"? Or what happened backstage at Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival? This book offers what Pete Townshend himself describes as an "intriguing and extremely insightful take on the Who and myself." The reader will be thrown into untold stories, hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, and uncirculated recordings clarifying the misinformation, myths, and legends. It's a labor of love from a fan for fans that gives voice to a collective consciousness that might otherwise fall silent over time.
Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm
Publication Date: 28-05-2022
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
Kids Ukulele Songbook
The perfect next step for kids with a basic understanding of how to play the ukulele, Kids' Ukulele Song Book continues their musical practice with 30 new songs...
The perfect next step for kids with a basic understanding of how to play the ukulele, Kids' Ukulele Song Book continues their musical practice with 30 new songs for kids to learn and play! With a quick refresher in the opening section that reviews the four basic ukulele chords learned in author Emily Arrow's first book, Kids' Guide to Learning the Ukulele, children will then learn and practice brand new chords and single notes to build on their existing skills. From there, easy-to-follow guidance for 30 simple songs will have children strumming in no time - from songs about friendship and animals to nature, art, and more! Kids can also create their own original songs using the songwriting template pages, a practice chart for staying on track, and even online audio access so kids can play along with Emily for every song, Kids' Ukulele Song Book is the ultimate continuation to expand and grow their ukulele knowledge and skill set! Author Emily Arrow has over 10 years of experience working with children and teachers in music education. An award-winning children's songwriter, an official Kala Brand Music Co. artist, and popular YouTube personality, her work has also been featured on SiriusXM's Kid's Place Live, as well as Sesame Street Studios.
Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm
Publication Date: 15-03-2022
DUE > 30th Jun 2022
Clap On The 2 and 4
Magic happens when we all clap together. Clap on the 2 and 4 encourages parents and children to create that magic together. Across all styles of music, some peo...
Magic happens when we all clap together. Clap on the 2 and 4 encourages parents and children to create that magic together. Across all styles of music, some people clap on one beat while others clap on another, but we should all be clapping on the second and fourth. If we can come together on something so small, maybe we can come together on some bigger things as well. Children will learn the basics of clapping and be encouraged to try clapping on different beats. But, when it's time to hit the dance floor, it's important to always clap on the 2 and the 4.
Dimensions: 152 x 152 mm
Publication Date: 30-11-2021
Chanson : A Tribute to France's Most Romantic and Poetic Musical Tradition
Virtually no other musical discipline is as closely linked with the culture and essence of a country as the chanson with France. With roots in the Middle Ages a...
Virtually no other musical discipline is as closely linked with the culture and essence of a country as the chanson with France. With roots in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, this secular, lyric-driven form of song has been reborn throughout French history-and continues to influence today's pop artists. Featuring the work of such celebrated photographers as Robert Doisneau, this fascinating history of the chanson profiles some of its most beloved artists, their music, and the cultural moments they represent. Readers will learn about Aristide Bruant-the red scarf-wearing subject of one of Lautrec's most recognizable posters. It recounts the lives of Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, and their contemporaries as it peeks inside the Folies Bergere and the Moulin Rouge. It introduces readers to the "Piaf Generation," which produced the likes of Yves Montand and Georges Moustaki. And it explores the bohemian enclaves of postwar France, when revolutionary artists remade the chanson in their own melancholy image. In addition, this volume shows how classic songs of the all American song book, such as "My Way," or "September Morning" have their roots in the chanson tradition. Whether you're a fan of 1920s torch songs or prefer the electronica of ZAZ, you'll learn how the chanson is important to just about every French musical tradition-and why this genre is the perfect expression of the country's history and culture.
Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 05-10-2021
Art Record Covers 40th Anniversary Edition
An unprecedented collection of artists’ record covers from the 1950s to today Since the dawn of modernism, visual and music production have had a particularly...
An unprecedented collection of artists’ record covers from the 1950s to today Since the dawn of modernism, visual and music production have had a particularly intimate relationship. From Luigi Russolo’s 1913 Futurist manifesto L’Arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noise) to Marcel Duchamp’s 1925 double-sided discs Rotoreliefs, the 20th century saw ever more fertile exchange between sounds and shapes, marks and melodies, and different fields of composition and performance. In Francesco Spampinato’s unique anthology of artists’ record covers, we discover the rhythm of this particular cultural history. The book presents 500 covers and records by visual artists from the 1950s through to today, exploring how modernism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art, postmodernism, and various forms of contemporary art practice have all informed this collateral field of visual production and supported the mass distribution of music with defining imagery that swiftly and suggestively evokes an aural encounter. Along the way, we find Jean-Michel Basquiat’s urban hieroglyphs for his own Tartown record label, Banksy’s stenciled graffiti for Blur, Damien Hirst’s symbolic skull for the Hours, and a skewered Salvador Dalí butterfly on Jackie Gleason’s Lonesome Echo. There are insightful analyses and fact sheets alongside the covers listing the artist, performer, album name, label, year of release, and information on the original artwork. Interviews with Tauba Auerbach, Shepard Fairey, Kim Gordon, Christian Marclay, Albert Oehlen, and Raymond Pettibon add personal accounts on the collaborative relationship between artists and musicians.
Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm
Publication Date: 01-08-2021
Hellzapoppin'! : The Art of Flying Nun
Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork an...
Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the founding of Flying Nun Records in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Hellzapoppin’! brings together original artwork and design, film, record covers, posters and photography from the label’s early years. From rare collectible records and vintage posters to original artworks and paste-up designs, this book explores the art and artists behind some of New Zealand’s favourite bands. Entertaining essays from Peter Vangioni, Kath Webster, Russell Brown and Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd will be interspersed with brief interview-style contributions from some of the people responsible for creating the art of the label. Heavily illustrated, it will feature original artwork for the records and posters, photography from the archives, and rarely seen vinyl releases and posters. The Flying Nun aesthetic was foundational to a generation of impressionable young creators and agitators. By talking to the people responsible, this book will burst a few enduring myths, and maybe start some new ones.
Dimensions: 270 x 330 mm
Publication Date: 16-08-2021
Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a...
Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd. Between her record-shattering award-winning music and her uncompromising and unapologetic attitude, it's no surprise that her fanbase continues to grow by millions month after month. She is that rare combination of wildly popular and highly respected for her prodigious talent, a once in a generation superstar. Now in this stunning visual narrative journey through her life, she is ready to share more with her devoted audience for the first time, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos. This gorgeous book will capture the essence of Billie inside and out, offering readers glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more. A must-have for any fan. Recommended for ages 14 and over.
Dimensions: 198 x 236 mm
Publication Date: 11-05-2021
Soul R&B Funk Photographs 1972-1982
Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles...
Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene. He caught his first big break landing a position as a staff photographer at SOUL Newspaper in LA in the early 1970s, just as soul, R&B, and funk were becoming part of the mainstream. He captured the rehearsals and sound checks, recording sessions and costume fittings, the quiet reflective moments and life on the road, and, of course, the wild photo shoots and memorable performances. These photographs define an era famed for its glamour, fabulous fashions, and utter devotion to the groove. Including close to 300 photographs from 1972 to 1982, the extensive Talamon archives are presented in full detail for the first time. Whether you're a diehard soul fan or a thrilled newcomer to the aesthetic magic of the 1970s, the collection exudes the infectious spirit of an exuberant age. Featuring icons such as Earth, Wind & Fire; Marvin Gaye; Diana Ross; Parliament-Funkadelic; Al Green; Gil Scott-Heron; James Brown; Barry White; Rick James; Aretha Franklin; the Jackson Five; Donna Summer; and Chaka Khan and many others; there are also several stops at the legendary Soul Train studios. Talamon documented a visual period in black music that lasted way past the midnight hour and will never come again.
Dimensions: 226 x 316 mm
Publication Date: 20-05-2021