1001 Albums: You Must Hear Before You Die

1001 Albums: You Must Hear Before You Die


By (author) Robert Dimery

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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 208mm x 58mm | 1,941g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844033929
  • ISBN 13: 9781844033928
  • Illustrations note: 800 full colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 381,235

Product description

If you thought you knew your music this will make you think again. 1001 Albums is more than a simple guide to music, it is a critical list, packed with insights into why each album is significant, the key tracks, the circumstances of its creation, the critical reception in its day, and why it stands the test of time. The text contains fascinating anecdotes that will amaze even the most dedicated muso. Written by top UK and US music journalists, 1001 Albums covers the period from the late '50s, when albums began to be considered as an oeuvre, to 2005 when inspiration drawn from bands of the '60s once again defined the musical landscape. With a focus on rock music and a peppering of hip-hop and R&B, these are the soundtracks of our lives. In short, no other publication crams so much endlessly readable information and insight into one volume.

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Author information

Robert Dimery is a freelance writer and editor who has worked on Tony Wilson's 24 Hour Party People, Pump Up the Volume: A History of House, and 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, plus countless other popular music publications. He has also contributed to books on classic albums and classic singles, and has worked for a variety of magazines, including Time Out London and Vogue. He lives in London.

Table of contents

Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley; Here's Little Richard - Little Richard; Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles; The Times They Are A-Changing - Bob Dylan; The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones; The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground; LA Woman - The Doors; The Jimi Hendrix Experience-The Jimi Hendrix Experience; My Generation - The Who; Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys; The Stooges - The Stooges; Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel; Off the Wall - Michael Jackson; The Wall - Pink Floyd; Back in Black - ACDC; Never Mind the Bollocks - The Sex Pistols; The Clash - The Clash; Harvest - Neil Young; The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowle; The New York Dolls; - The New York Dolls; Joshua Tree - U2; Purple Rain - Prince; Run DMC - Run DMC; Out of Time - REM; Nevermind - Nirvana; Elephant - The White Stripes.