1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List (Paperback)

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    The musical adventure of a lifetime. The most exciting book on music in years. A book of treasure, a book of discovery, a book to open your ears to new worlds of pleasure. Doing for music what Patricia Schultz—author of the phenomenal 1,000 Places to See Before You Die—does for travel, Tom Moon recommends 1,000 recordings guaranteed to give listeners the joy, the mystery, the revelation, the sheer fun of great music.

    This is a book both broad and deep, drawing from the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks, and more. It's arranged alphabetically by artist to create the kind of unexpected juxtapositions that break down genre bias and broaden listeners’ horizons— it makes every listener a seeker, actively pursuing new artists and new sounds, and reconfirming the greatness of the classics. Flanking J. S. Bach and his six entries, for example, are the little-known R&B singer Baby Huey and the '80s Rastafarian hard-core punk band Bad Brains. Farther down the list: The Band, Samuel Barber, Cecelia Bartoli, Count Basie, and Afropop star Waldemer Bastos.

    Each entry is passionately written, with expert listening notes, fascinating anecdotes, and the occasional perfect quote—"Your collection could be filled with nothing but music from Ray Charles," said Tom Waits, "and you'd have a completely balanced diet." Every entry identifies key tracks, additional works by the artist, and where to go next. And in the back, indexes and playlists for different moods and occasions.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780761139638
    Genre MUSIC / History & Criticism
    Format Paperback
    Pages 1007
    Publisher Date 2008-08-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Workman Pub Co
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 2.11 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Listener's Life List
    Series Name 1,000 Before You Die
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Moon, Tom

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      This was a Christmas present to a friend who loves music and bands. He is always looking for new music and researching the artists. He loved this! Not only did he find some great artists that he really enjoys, but the book also gives you background information which was an added bonus. A great gift for those who consider themselves a fan of the musical arts.

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      My whole family has picked up this book from the coffee table and spent time enjoying it! Great for big music buffs!

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