Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave. This highly collectable book invites the reader into the innermost core of the creative process and paves the way for an entirely new and intimate meeting with the artist, presenting Cave's life, work and inspiration and exploring his many real and imagined universes. It features full colour reproductions of original artwork, handwritten lyrics, photographs and collected personal artefacts along with commentary and meditations from Nick Cave, Janine Barrand and Darcey Steinke. Stranger Than Kindness asks what shapes our lives and makes us who we are, and celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit. The book has been developed and curated by Nick Cave in collaboration with Christina Back. The images were selected from 'Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition', opening at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen in March 2020.
In 1971, as her album Blue topped music charts around the world, Joni Mitchell created a dazzling and unforgettable holiday gift for her closest friends. Morning Glory on the Vine was an exquisite selection of Joni's handwritten lyrics and poems, accompanied by more than thirty full-colour illustrations, paintings and watercolours. The book was hand-produced in Los Angeles and limited to one hundred signed and numbered copies. Copies of the book have rarely been seen in the past half-century. Now, in conjunction with Joni's 75th birthday celebrations, Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings , will be made publicly available for the first time. This edition contains the book's complete original content, plus a new introduction written by Joni and a number of her additional paintings (made at the time of the book's creation).
'From her raging, handwritten letters to late-night phone calls with David Bowie, this biography gets up close and personal with the tempestuous Nina Simone' Observer Drawing on glimpses into previously unseen diaries, rare interviews and childhood journals, and with the aid of her daughter, What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of the classically trained pianist who became a soul legend, a committed civil rights activist and one of the most influential, provocative and least understood artists of our time. This is the story of the real Miss Simone.
Organised chronologically and spanning seven decades, this collection offers a guide to the history of the pop album via hundreds of long-playing masterpieces. It covers albums with chart histories - from The Beatles to The Verve, from Duke Ellington to King Tubby and from Peggy Lee to Sly Stone.
This definitive biography of Elvis Costello paints a detailed and accurate portrait of an intensely private and complex individual.
A reference guide to the biographical titbits, evolving bad lineups, anecdotes and track listings of modern pop and rock bands. This work includes facts useful for the ardent music lover, pub-quiz devotee and general pop fan.
When American teenager, Richard DiLello, wandered into the Beatles' Apple building in 1968, he was immediately appointed 'house hippie'; he began making tea, rolling joints and listening to dozens of demo tapes. By the time Apple crumbled a few years later he was director of public relations.
Split into four sections, the book reviews the soundtracks and summarise the films that spawned them. It covers the breadth of pop and rock musical feature films: from "Rock Around the Clock" through to "The Pick of Destiny". It also concentrates on documentary and performance films.
Here is the tome that tells you everything you want to know about everyone you need to know about: with thousands of hits from the likes of the B52s, L7 and U2 to the Four Tops, Sevendust and 10cc.