1001 Albums: You Must Hear Before You Die

1001 Albums: You Must Hear Before You Die

Paperback Cassell Illustrated

General editor Robert Dimery

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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 210mm x 58mm | 1,901g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844036243
  • ISBN 13: 9781844036240
  • Illustrations note: 800 full colour
  • Sales rank: 151,735

Product description

More than just a list of what contributions were worth the studio hours, "1001 Albums" is 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 the early twenty-first century, when inspiration drawn from bands of the '60s once again defined the musical landscape.With albums from Elvis Presley to The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, The Sex Pistols, ACDC, Ray Price, the Beach Boys, Dr. Dre, Pharcyde, Sonic Youth and the Zutons, "1001 Albums" covers all the works that have formed part of the soundtracks to all our lives, at one point or another. 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 Breaking into Heaven: The Rise and Fall of the Stone Roses, 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 London Time Out and Vogue.

Table of contents

A comprehensive compilation of the key albums that you really must listen to, including: Elvis Presley-Elvis Presley; Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles; The Jimi Hendrix Experience-The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Pet Sounds-The Beach Boys; Back in Black-ACDC; Joshua Tree-U2; The Wall-Pink Floyd; My Generation-The Who; LA Woman-The Doors; I am a Bird Now-Antony & the Johnsons; Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not-Arctic Monkeys; Fishscale-Ghostface Killah; Back to Basics-Christina Aguilera; Savane-All Farka Toure and many many more.