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Bento Araujo - Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 Psychedelic Records From Brazil (1968-1975)
Bento Araujo
Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 Psychedelic Records From Brazil (1968-1975)
35,99 €* 39,99 € -10%
Compiled by journalist, researcher and record collector Bento Araujo, Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975) is a fully illustrated celebration of the records that changed Brazilian music forever. The book features reproductions of all the record covers, information on the original releases and reviews in Portuguese and English.
Eilon Paz - Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting 2nd Edition
Eilon Paz
Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting 2nd Edition
49,99 €*
2nd edition featuring an intro by Questlove of The Roots.

The Book profiles over 130 vinyl collectors, featuring a foreward by the RZA and interviews with Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, the Gaslamp Killer, and more. “Dust & Grooves began as a labor of love but has become a worldwide phenomenon. Paz has gained access to the personal troves of well-known collectors from all over the globe, showcasing each collector as well as his or her collections.”– ABC News
Eilon Paz’s 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl connoisseurs and their collections in the most intimate of environments—
their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging. Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of world-renowned and lesser-known DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 fulllength interviews that delve deeper into collectors’ personal histories and
vinyl troves. It all started out several years ago as nothing more than a way for photographer Paz to engage in a personal project in his free time. Adrift in Brooklyn after emigrating from Israel, Paz—a record collector on the side—thought it might be fun to start taking photos of people whose record collections were both larger and weirder than his own. These portraits turned into the Dust & Grooves website, which quickly developed a global following that grew every time a new portrait was added to the mix. People all over the world seemed to dig not only the beauty of Eilon’s photos, but the interviews with the collectors—a motley, if generally charming, crew of non-violent obsessives who turned out to be at least as intriguing as the records they collected. Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, his book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from die-hard record enthusiasts to fans of pop culture, sharp photography, and music history.
Eilon Paz has shot for Israel’s top cultural publications and is a regular contributor for the US based food/travel magazine, Saveur, and his work appeared in worldwide publications such as Wax Poetics, Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler, Delta Airlines’ Sky magazine, and the French music magazine Vibrations.
Jörn Morisse & Felix Gebhard - Plattenkisten
Maurizio Baroni - Ennio Morricone: Master Of The Soundtrack
Maurizio Baroni
Ennio Morricone: Master Of The Soundtrack
38,93 €* 59,90 € -35%
Unique in its genre, Ennio Morricone: Discovery originates from the idea of the collector, author, and cinema expert Maurizio Baroni. Baroni draws on his own archive to give life to a rich selection highlighting over fifty years of a prestigious career, largely unseen before, which includes handwritten scores by the maestro himself, the original album and single cover sleeves from his soundtracks, and much more.

This book is a definite homage to this great Italian composer of film soundtracks, probably the most famous in the world. Texts included by: Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Liliana Cavani, Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero, Quentin Tarantino, and many more.
Bento Araujo - Lindo Sonho Delirante Vol. 2: 100 Daring Records From Brazil (1976-1985)
Bento Araujo
Lindo Sonho Delirante Vol. 2: 100 Daring Records From Brazil (1976-1985)
39,99 €*
Here is the second volume of Lindo Sonho Delirante, with information and commentary about 100 daring records from Brazil released between 1976 and 1985. Bento Araujo dug through his record collection, his interview archive and large amount of articles from the musical press of the period in order to immortalize one of the most dramatic, creative and revolutionary eras of Brazilian music. In this passionate, meticulous and captivating musical research, you will find a restless, sometimes utopic, but also genuine panorama. Each album, EP or single, is accompanied by a review in Portuguese and English, and faithful reproduction of the original cover art. The author investigates the records and trajectories of both the established acts and those who did not cause much impact at the time, but today are, or can become, sought after by collectors around the world. These are records of different musical genres, which, gathered under the banner of transgression, build a daring and peculiar scene. In this new volume, the digging begins in 1976, setting out on a journey of 10 years, which concludes in 1985 with the end of the military regime in Brazil. Lindo Sonho Delirante vol.2: 100 daring records from Brazil (1976-1985) is the follow-up to Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975), released in 2016.
Robert Dimery - 1001 Alben - Musik, Die Sie Hören Sollten, Bevor Das Leben Vorbei Ist
Bomml - Vinyl Forever - Totgesagte Leben Länger
Reuel Golden & Pearl Cleage - Bruce W. Talamon - Soul, R&B, Funk Photographs 1972-1982
Julius Wiedemann - Funk & Soul Covers
Michael Ochs - 1000 Record Covers
John Foster - Album Art - New Music Graphics
John Foster
Album Art - New Music Graphics
23,99 €*
We are in the middle of one of the greatest periods in music packaging. Collectible packaging is back at the cultural vanguard: physical records are coveted by millennials, and hip clothing outlets devote massive amounts of space to record players and racks of LPs.

Album Art profiles thirty-three designers at the forefront of this movement, among them Braulio Amado, Chris Bigg, Brian Roettinger and Jonathan Barnbrook. They reveal and analyse the creative process behind each design, offering exclusive insights into how they are able to elevate the simple record cover into something more, something special, something unique, something memorable. Exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in the field, including Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher, accompany the profiles. The designers aren’t the only stars of the show – the book reproduces and discusses sleeve designs for such artists as David Bowie, Tame Impala, Kesha, Kim Deal, David Sylvian, The Flaming Lips, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.

Packed with innovative artworks by one-of-a-kind designers, this is the definitive guide to album cover design in the 21st century.
Adam White - Motown - The Sound Of Young America
Adam White
Motown - The Sound Of Young America
34,99 €*
Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, beautifully produced visual history of Motown, the most successful independent record company in the world.

Motown became a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the 60s, 70s and 80s. This exceptional book features extensive specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives. It also captures the graphic and design iconography that underpinned Motown’s extraordinary creativity.

Packed with fresh insights gleaned from scores of interviews with key players, this revealing book delves into the workings of the Motown machine and details how a dedicated team of backroom believers, white and black, turned a small family business into a popular music powerhouse. This was the home of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Temptations and many more.

Motown: The Sound of Young America is a spectacular labour of love befitting an incredible story.

Awarded a Certificate of Merit in the category of Best Historical Research in Record Labels, from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence 2017
Aubrey Powell & Peter Gabriel - Vinyl • Album • Cover • Art - Hipgnosis: Das Gesamtkunstwerk
Graham Marsh / Glyn Callingham - The Cover Art Of Blue Note Records - The Collection
Mike Evans - Vinyl - Die Magie Der Schwarzen Scheibe: Grooves, Design, Labels, Geschichte Und Revival
Gilles Peterson & Stuart Baker - Freedom, Rhythm & Sound - Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83 Paperback Edition
Gilles Peterson & Stuart Baker
Freedom, Rhythm & Sound - Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83 Paperback Edition
36,99 €*
Soul Jazz Records are issuing a new flexibound paperback edition of their long out of print ground-breaking deluxe art book Freedom, Rhythm and Sound – Revolutionary Jazz Cover Art 1965-83. This large format 200+ page book is edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records).

The book is released to coincide with the new major art exhibition Soul of a Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power which is at Tate Modern this summer (showing for 3 months). The exhibition then travels to the USA showing at Crystal Bridges Museum and Brooklyn Museum of American Art in 2018.
A selection of the original rare revolutionary jazz record sleeves (all of which appear in the book Freedom, Rhythm and Sound) will be on display throughout the exhibition.
Soul Jazz Records are also releasing a new album Soul of a Nation – Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power to coincide with the exhibition.
The book is a unique collection of cover artwork of revolutionary jazz released in the USA in the 1970s, a time of great political and social importance for African-American artists. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and John Coltrane loom large as self-determination, economic power and musical freedom led to artists finding new paths—both musical and economic.
Away from the mainstream, many of these musicians chose to take control of their economic worth by recording, releasing and distributing their own material. Thirty years later and these artefacts are a striking reflection of the time, pre–desktop publishing, pre-internet, these small-run (sometimes as low as 500 copies), self-made sleeves are as iconic and historically important as the revolution of DIY culture that sprang out of punk.
The book provides a large introduction contextualizing the music and artwork, as well as interviews with many of the people involved. Alongside the musicians mentioned above, these include Kelan Phil Cohran, Charles Tyler, Steve Reid, Mary Lou Williams, Horace Tapscott, Lloyd McNeil, Phil Ranelin, Marcus Belgrave, Paris Smith, Jayne Cortez, Joe McPhee, Weldon Irvine, Shamek Farrah, Cecil McBee, Stanley Cowell, Tribe, The Last Poets, The Pharoahs and many others. 40 years on, their works are exemplary in their untamed DIY energy and graphic boldness.

“Like the uncompromising music they represent, all the covers broadcast a sense of bold, brazen ideology.” - Pitchfork
Bernd Jonkmanns - Record Stores
Karla L. & James T. Murray - Store Front II (Mini) - A History Preserved: The Disappearing Face Of New York
Karla L. & James T. Murray
Store Front II (Mini) - A History Preserved: The Disappearing Face Of New York
59,99 €*
James and Karla Murray have been capturing impeccable photographs from the streets of New York City since the 1990s; Store Front II chronicles their continued efforts to document a little-known but vitally important cross-section of New York’s “Mom and Pop” economy. The Murrays’ penetrating photographs are only half the story, though. In the course of their travels throughout the city’s boroughs the Murrays have taken great care to document the stories behind the scenery. Their copious background texts, gleaned largely from interviews with the stores’ owners and employees, bring wonderful color and nuance to the importance of these unique one-off establishments. The Murrays have rendered the out of the way bodegas, candy shops and record stores just as faithfully as the historically important institutions and well known restaurants, bars and cafes. From the Stonewall Inn to the Brownsville Bike Shop and The Pink Pussycat to Smith and Wolensky, the Murrays reveal how New York’s long-standing mom & pop businesses stand in sharp contrast to the city’s rapidly evolving corporate facade.
Eilon Paz - Dust & Grooves - Plattensammler Und Ihre Heiligtümer
Disco Patrick & Patrick Vogt - Disco: An Encyclopadic Guide To The Cover Art Of Disco Records
Richard Havers - Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression
Richard Havers
Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression
54,99 €*
Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the coolest and best- known label in jazz, this book celebrates over seven decades of extraordinary music from a company that has stayed true to its founders commitment to Uncompromising Expression. Tracing the evolution of jazz from the boogie- woogie and swing of the 1930s, through bebop, funk and fusion, to the eclectic mix Blue Note releases today, the book also narrates a complex social history from the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany to the developments in music and technology in the late 20th century. Blue Note is not only known as the purveyor of extraordinary jazz but is also famous as an arbiter of cool. The photography of co-founder Francis Wolff and the cover designs of Reid Miles were integral to the labels success and this highly illustrated, landmark publication featuring the very best photographs, covers, and ephemera from the archives, including never-before-published material commemorates Blue Notes momentous contribution to jazz, to art and design as well as to revolutionizing the music business.

400 pages, 21 x 15 cm, hardcover.
Albert D. Patterson - Beats to the Rhyme: Collection of Instrumental Hip-Hop
Albert D. Patterson
Beats to the Rhyme: Collection of Instrumental Hip-Hop
19,99 €*
Author Al Patterson started collecting vinyl in elementary school. He’s since amassed a serious collection and deep knowledge of instrumental-only Hip Hop records. Some are “performance” records that were pressed in very small numbers for use exclusively by the MC or group’s DJ during live shows, while others
were commercially released. These instrumental records, whether from the obscure depths of the underground or well-known Hip Hop acts, are cataloged alphabetically by artist and accompanied by a photograph of the record’s label. Each entry specifies the artist, title, format, producer, label, year, and catalog
number as well as notes and anecdotes about the disc. Many are very rare and totally unknown. All have stories attached to them. Patterson once asked Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) to tell him more about a certain rare pressing. Raekwon replied “I thought they destroyed all of those.” Many of these records were pressed in such small numbers that they’ll never be seen outside the pages of this book, but it doesn’t hurt to look….

112 Pages
Hardcover
248 x 196 mm
350 Illustrations
V.A. - Reggae Soundsystem! - Original Reggae Album Cover Art: A visual history of Jamaican music from Mento to Dancehall
V.A.
Reggae Soundsystem! - Original Reggae Album Cover Art: A visual history of Jamaican music from Mento to Dancehall
26,99 €*
Reggae Soundsystem! is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12” book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span the history of reggae music.
Steve Barrow And Stuart Baker - The Cover Art of Studio One Records
Steve Barrow And Stuart Baker
The Cover Art of Studio One Records
24,99 €*
This deluxe 200 page hard-back 12”x12”book features hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs from the legendary Studio One Records.

Described by Chris Blackwell as the University of Reggae, Studio One is by far the most important record label in the history of Reggae music, an A-Z of Jamaican music as iconic as Motown was to soul, or Blue Note for Jazz.

The book features classic artwork from Bob Marley and the Wailers, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, The Skatalites, Marcia Griffiths, Burning Spear, The Heptones, Toots and the Maytals and many more artists all of whom launched their careers at Studio One.

As well as many classic sleeves there are numerous rare designs including a collectors’ section featuring many alternate, silkscreen and rarely seen designs.

As Jamaica approaches the 50th anniversary of independence, this stunning deluxe book is a timely look at Reggae music’s legendary record label and the artists and musicians that it made famous.

The book also introductory essay by Steve Barrow (author of Rough Guide to Reggae) and is edited by Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records).
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