33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1

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David Barker
Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 12, 2006 - Music - 272 pages
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The writings in this book are extracted from volumes 1 through 20 of our 33 1/3 series - short books about individual albums. In here you'll find a wide variety of authors, albums, and approaches to writing about those albums. So sit back, put on your headphones, cue up your favourite songs, and let our writers transport you to a time when:
Dusty Springfield headed south to Memphis to record a pop/soul classic;
The Kinks almost fell to pieces, and managed to make their best album while doing so;
Joy Division and their mad, brilliant producer created a debut record that still sounds painfully hip today;
James Brown mesmerized a sell-out crowd at the Apollo, in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis;
The Rolling Stones shacked up in the South of France and emerged with one of the best double-albums ever;
The Ramones distilled punk rock into its purest, most enduring essence...

33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1: it's like a compilation album, without the filler.

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Geeking out on 'story behind the albums' of some cult favorites or various rock eras. Read full review

Review: 33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (33⅓)

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Almost done - the chapter on Velvet Underground made me want to read more. The chapter on Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" reinforced how badly I want to read "When Giants Walked the Earth" which I ... Read full review

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