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Stuart Baker & Steve BarrowReggae 45 Soundsystem – The Label Art Of Reggae Singles (paperback) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy Book ... $19.99 49.99
The most massive book of record art we've ever stocked – and a groundbreaking look at the art of reggae 45s, put together by the folks at Soul Jazz Records! Albums are usually featured in a book like this, but the authors do a great job of illustrating the diversity of 45 labels on the Jamaican scene – the wealth of designs and colors that make collecting reggae 45s a past time that's almost as pleasing from a visual perspective as it is from an audio one! Plus, given the obscurity of most of these records, the book's even more valuable – a much-needed record of these small pressings that never got much distribution – laid out here in beautiful full color images. The book is super-heavy, with a cool cover that's between a hardcover and soft cover – and almost 500 pages of images throughout! Book

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Pat Benatar with Patsi Bale CoxBetween A Heart & A Rock Place – A Memoir ... Book
It Books, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
Pat Benatar has had surprisingly long legs over the years – a musical impact we never would have guessed during her early years and MTV fame – one that's summed up pretty well by the lady herself in this book of memoirs! Pat works with writer Patsi Bale Cox, and recounts her journey in music from the early days onwards – with plenty of insights to those key years when Benatar was taking America by storm, and lots more on the later years when some of us might have lost track of her career. Turns out, she's a heck of a family person, with the same romantic partner for over 30 years – who figures strongly in Benatar's surprisingly personal story. Book is softcover, 245 pages, with a number of great images. Book

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John Bertram & Yuri Leving (editors)Lolita – The Story Of A Cover Girl – Vladimir Nabokov's Novel In Art & Design ... Book
Print, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 30.00
A very lively look at Vladimir Nabokov's famous book Lolita – one that's served up here in a host of full color images that include dozens of historical covers used for the book, images from ad campaigns inspired by the book, and many images from contemporary artists, proposing their own covers for the story! This last section is perhaps the biggest portion of the book – about half its content, and framed by some very good critical essays – but the historical material gets a fair bit of space, too – and also includes vintage covers for Lolita from around the world, and paperback covers from other Naobokov novels as well. Given the quality of the critical writing, the volume feels more like an art monograph than just a paperback history – and the glossy book is 251 pages, and full color. Book

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Jon BurlingameMusic Of James Bond (hardcover) ... Book
Oxford University Press, 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 35.00
Over the years, the music of the James Bond movies has become almost as notable as its stories and stars – not just the famous themes from John Barry, but also the participation of singers and groups as diverse as Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Madonna, and Adele! Author Jon Burlingame looks at the music of the films on a movie-by-movie basis – with chapters on the films that not only offer up stories behind the music, but also dig deeper into the scores as well – and sometimes offer up tales of sounds that never saw the light of day – like Frank Sinatra's proposed performance for Moonraker, the unused Eric Clapton guitar for License To Kill, and the possible Amy Winehouse music for Quantum Of Silence. The book includes a number of photos and album covers – and is 291 pages, hardcover, with lots of black and white images. Book
 
 
 



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