1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
Robert Dimery, Bruno MacDonald, Tony Visconti
Universe Books, 2010 - Music - 960 pages
This latest addition to the best-selling 1001 series offers more than ever— the world’s biggest and best playlist, referencing over 10,000 must-download songs. This book offers more than any previous book in the series. While each main entry profiles and illustrates 1,001 primary songs, it places that song into a contextual web of music history with references to other songs that are musically related. Thus, each entry points to alternate versions, covers, riffs, and influences effectively expanding the total number to 10,000. From the Beatles to Beyoncé, from Elvis to Elvis Costello, from Frank Sinatra to Rufus Wainwright, the full spectrum is covered chronologically and includes additional ancillary lists of "must-hear" songs grouped by subgenre and other special categories. Each song is analyzed by an international team of critics who explain why you must hear it. Included are key details such as lyricist, composer, producer, and label, making this a music treasure trove perfect for anyone into music, addicted to downloading, or those just getting started.
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Review: 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die (1001 Before You Die)User Review - Kirsten Pedersen - Goodreads
It's a list book- so pretty much straight forward opinions about 1001 Songs by various music nerds/critics. It's not ground breaking in it's format, but I appreciate it's attempt to break out of the ... Read full review
Review: 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die (1001 Before You Die)User Review - Goodreads
As an audiophile I couldn't resist this book. So, I've listened to everyone of then, even made a play list. My verdict: about 500 are necessary tp listen to before you die, 500 are not, and one may hasten your death. Read/listen to find out which one!
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