Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Album, the Beatles, and the World in 1967

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

A carefully crafted and collectible volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of a legendary and groundbreaking Beatles album. Expert Brian Southall's unique edition recounts the story behind the music and the cultural climate of 1967 when Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band debuted. The "A-side" of this coolly curated title is all about the Beatles, the music on the album, the recording process, how the disc was received at the time and how it has been acknowledged as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. The "B-side" looks at the state of the world in 1967, from the Summer of Love to anti-war protests to the launch of Rolling Stone magazine to Jimi Hendrix's first UK tour as a solo artist--and so much, much more. Fascinating photographs and text build a complete picture of the world as it was when one of the most famous albums of all time was released.

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) represents the highpoint of the recording career of the Beatles. This is a detailed study of this album, and it demonstrates how serious discussion of popular music can be undertaken without failing either the approach or the music. Dr. Moore considers each song individually, tying his analysis to the recorded performance on disk, rather than the printed music. He focuses on the musical quality of the songs and the interpretations offered by a range of commentators. He also describes the context in which the album was written--both within the career of the group itself and within the development of popular music globally, both before and since.

Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles

It Was Forty Years Ago Today

Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles

The first concept album in the history of popular music, the soundtrack of the Summer of Love or 'Hippy Symphony No. 1': Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is first and foremost the album that gave rise to 'hopes of progress in pop music' (The Times, 29 May 1967). Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles commemorates the fortieth anniversary of this masterpiece of British psychedelia by addressing issues that will help put the record in perspective. These issues include: reception by rock critics and musicians, the cover, lyrics, songwriting, formal unity, the influence of non-European music and art music, connections with psychedelia and, more generally, the sociocultural context of the 1960s, production, sound engineering and musicological significance. The contributors are world renowned for their work on the Beatles: they examine Sgt. Pepper from the angle of disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, history, sociology, literature, social psychology and cultural theory.

The Act You've Known for All These Years

The Act You've Known for All These Years

It was forty years ago that "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles was released, an LP that changed the face of popular culture and continues to top public and critical polls of the greatest albums ever made. "The Act You've Known for All These Years" reconstructs the life and times of Sgt. Pepper, the cultural backstory of the band, and rock's turbulent early adulthood. Weaving the activities of the Beatles in with those of their contemporaries and rivals; notably Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, and Pink Floyd; heralded music critic Clinton Heylin reveals the inspirations and explodes the myths behind this talismanic, iconic album and the summer of love itself. In addition, the book surveys what happened next, telling the history of the LP's "afterlife" from 1967 to the present day. Featuring interviews with those who were there at the time and those who followed in the Beatles' wake, "The Act You've Known for All These Years" is the definitive book on the defining LP of the pop era.

Popular Music in America:The Beat Goes On

Popular Music in America:The Beat Goes On

Michael Campbell's best-selling POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, now in its fourth edition, remains the industry standard in breadth of coverage, readability, and musical focus. The text provides a rich account of the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present. Discussions highlight connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. Coverage of listening skills allows students to place music of their choice in context. The Fourth Edition expands the coverage of country, Latin, world, and late 20th century music to give instructors more options to teach the course as they choose to. A major reorganization replaces long chapters with units broken into small chapters to make the material easier for students to read and master. Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives. This edition features a vibrant, richly illustrated, magazine-like design, plus numerous online resources. Almost all listening examples are available on iTunes via dedicated playlists; instructors who adopt the text will also receives copies of the heritage 3-CD set from the 3rd edition for personal, library, and class use. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

An imaginatively constructed new literary history of the twentieth century.This companion with a difference sets a controversial new agenda for literary -historical analysis. Far from the usual forced march through the decades, genres and national literatures, this reference work for the new century cuts across familiar categories, focusing instead on literary 'hot spots': Freud's Vienna and Conrad's Congo in 1899, Chicago and London in 1912, the Somme in July 1916, Dublin, London and Harlem in 1922, and so on, down to Bradford and Berlin in 1989 (the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the new digital media), Stockholm in 1993 (Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize) and September 11, 2001.

Beyond and Before

Progressive Rock since the 1960s

Beyond and Before

A brilliant new survey and intelligent exploration of progressive rock, from its origins through to contemporary artists. Nicely illustrated, it includes rare photos of artists like Kate Bush and Genesis.

The Mini Mod Sixties Book

The Mini Mod Sixties Book

The Mini-Mod Sixties Fashion Book looks at youth culture through the hip fashion of the day. The book is filled with colour pictures of men and women's fashion, but most notably the miniskirt and gogo boots. Top models and actresses, from Stephanie Powers to Twiggy, wear the most outrageous and complimentary outfits of the time.

The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper

A Fans' Perspective

The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper

This new book from Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer explores the Beatles landmark album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" from the perspective of Beatles fans.

The Musical World of J.J. Johnson

The Musical World of J.J. Johnson

Now in Paperback! J.J. Johnson, known as the spiritual father of modern trombone, has been a notable figure in the history of jazz. His career has embodied virtually every innovation and development in jazz over the past half-century. The first comprehensive biography, filmography, catalog of compositions, and discography of J.J. Johnson.