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    DescriptionThe Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear untangles the twists of fate, the fights and the sheer bad luck that prevented these sonic gems from being pressed. A Pink Floyd album with no instruments. A Sex Pistols record more incendiary than Never Mind The Bollocks. A sci-fi rock opera by Weezer. Rock 'n' roll history is littered with intriguing albums that never saw the light of day, let alone the charts. Self-destructive ambition, intra-band turmoil, record-company politics and even death have all played their part in creating a fascinating sub-genre of mythic masterpieces. Spanning more than half a century of music from all genres, these tales take in legends such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie, cult heroes like Brian Eno and Frank Zappa, and contemporary artists, including Green Day and Dr Dre. Each ill-fated record is accompanied by an imagining of the cover that might have been. These original artworks have been brought to life by a team of acclaimed designers and illustrators, including Vaughan Oliver (Pixies, Bush, Cocteau Twins), John Pasche (The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix) and Bill Smith (Genesis, The Jam, Led Zeppelin).


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    Title
    The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear
    Subtitle
    Unreleased Records by the World's Greatest Musicians
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Bruno MacDonald
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 718 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781312193
    ISBN 10: 1781312192
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    BISAC V2.8: MUS029000
    DC23: 781.66
    Thema V1.0: AVLP
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PB, 6RF
    Illustrations note
    Approx. 400 illustrations
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    04 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    BRUNO MACDONALD was a contributing editor on the acclaimed 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die. His other books include Pink Floyd: Through the Eyes of ..., Rock & Roll Heaven, Air Guitar: A User's Guide and Rock Connections. He has also contributed to Rock: The Rough Guide, Rock Chronicles, Guinness Hit Singles and Rockopedia, and has written for Time Out and Radio Times.