320pp hardback. The first comprehensive account of British recording studios ever published, it was written with the cooperation of the British APRS (Association of Professional Recording Services, he..
Nick Hornby's internationally bestselling first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups? Rob does. He kee..
By Peter Ames Carlin. 432pp hardback. 2016 Biography. To have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored his first hit record in 1..
What links Taylor Swift to a factory worker? Kanye West to a German engineer? Beyonce to a boardroom mogul? They've all changed the face of the music business, in the most unexpected ways. How Music G..
376pp paperback. How Music Works is David Byrne's bestselling, buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Drawing on his own work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian..
By Sean Wilentz. 400pp paperback. A brilliantly written and groundbreaking book about Dylan's music - now the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 - and its musical, political and cultural..
280pp paperback. Danny Goldberg is probably one of the purest, most reasonableguides you could ask for to 1967. Ex-Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham. Weaves together rollicking, rousing, wonde..
With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single 'Planet Earth' right up to their latest number one album All You Need is Now, Du..
640pp paperback. Autobiography. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll lif..
Beware the novelist . . . intimate and indiscreet . . . pompous, prophetic airs . . . here is the fact of fiction . . . an American tale where, naturally, evil conquers good, and none live happily eve..
384pp paperback. 'A must-read for any music fan' (Boston Globe). Crime was everywhere, the government was broke and the city's infrastructure was collapsing, but between 1974 and 1978 virtually all fo..
M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose th..
By Tom Doyle. 304pp paperback. The most famous living rock musician on the planet, Paul McCartney is now regarded as a slightly cosy figure, an (inter)national treasure. Back in the 1970s, however, Mc..