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Mary Ameri & Torsten SchmidtFor The Record – Conversations With People Who Have Shaped The Way We Listen To Music (hardcover) ... Book
Gestalten (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 39.95
A very cool project from the Red Bull Music Academy – a surprisingly strong force in recent years for bringing together a range of different musical strands! The book features pairings of two different artists or musicians – each talking with the other about their music, the process of creation, and a range of different topics too – all on large, full-color pages that present the text in artbook style – which makes the whole thing as much of a visual joy as it is a musical one! Conversations include Bernard Purdie talking with Jaki Liebezeit, Martyn Ware and Nile Rodgers, Joao Barbosa with Mulatu Astatke & Kalaf Angelo, Benny Ill with Moritz Von Oswald, Matais Aguayo with Sly & Robbie, Ben UFO with DJ Harvey, Erykah BAdu with The Underachievers, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Void, and Modeselektor with Mykki Balanco. There's also a range of additional essays, too – penned by some of the above, as well as Patrick Adams, Adrian Sherwood, Lee Scratch Perry, and others – and the book is massive – hardcover, oversize, and a heavy 396 pages. Book

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Luca BeatriceNothing Is Real – When The Beatles Met The East/Quando I Beatles Incontrarono L'Oriente ... Book
Silvana Editoriale (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 35.00
A very cool book on the influence of Eastern spirituality on pop culture at the end of the 60s – one that not only looks at the way The Beatles discovered Indian music and religion, but also the way that moment exploded in so many other directions too! The presentation is great – full color pages that feature a lavish array of album covers, posters, and other artwork – alongside essays that are printed in both English and Italian, with titles that include "From Abbey Road To Himalaya", "Orient", "For A Few Sitars More", and "Journey Between The Milky Way & The Silk Road" – which will give you some idea of the way in which the book explores the influence of the East on the psychedelic and spiritual underground of the late 60s. Very nicely printed – 175 pages, softcover, and full color. Book
 
 
 



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