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Self-destructive ambition, inter-band turmoil, record company politics, the theft of tapes, and even death have played their part in creating a sub-genre of mythic masterpieces. The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear untangles the twists of fate, fights, and sheer bad luck that doomed these sometimes magnificent, sometimes misguided, masterpieces.
These tales take in legends like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, cult heroes like Brian Eno and Frank Zappa, modern-day million-sellers like Green Day and Dr Dre, and mavericks like Prince and Neil Young, whose catalogs of unreleased material are as revered by fans as their official releases.
Some of the ideas evolved into classic albums, like Who's Next, Let It Be, Sign "o" the Times, and Nebraska. Some became must-have bootlegs, like Danger Mouse's The Grey Album, an epic mashup of The Beatles and Jay-Z. Some endured a torturous journey to belated release, like The Beach Boys' Smile. And others remain, tantalisingly, unreleased and unheard, like Pink Floyd's Household Objects and Green Day's Cigarettes and Valentines.
Each ill-fated work is examined in an in-depth article that tells the full, unabridged story. Accompanying the engaging text are spectacular original artworks of the album covers that might have been as created by acclaimed designers and illustrators today.
At once fascinating and heartbreaking, The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear is a guided tour of rock 'n' roll's most intriguing unmade marvels-and a must-read for all music lovers.Biografía del autor:
Bruno MacDonald co-edited 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die. He edited Pink Floyd:Through The Eyes of Its Fans, Friends, and Foes, and wrote Rock Connections and Air Guitar: A User's Guide. He was a contributing editor on Rock Chronicles and worked on Guinness Hit Singles and Rock: The Rough Guide.
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Descripción Cassell. 1 Flexi-binding(s), 2014. soft. Condición: New. A Pink Floyd album with no musical instruments; a Who album that predicted the World Wide Web; a Sex Pistols album more incendiary than Never Mind the Bollocks; a sci-fi rock opera by Weezer—the history of rock 'n' roll is littered with intriguing albums that never saw the light of day. Presenting dozens of derailed masterworks, this heavily illustrated history untangles the self-doubts, clashing egos, record company politics, thefts, and even deaths that doomed them, along with cover art imagined by veteran album designers and "What Happened Next" and "Will It Ever Happen?" sidebars. Here are lost gems by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Prince and Neil Young, Brian Eno and Frank Zappa, Green Day and Dr. Dre. 256. Nº de ref. del artículo: 73815
Descripción Cassell & Co., 2014. Flex-cover. Condición: NEW. First Edition. Large flex-cover, NEW. Immediate shipping w/tracking included. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. del artículo: 017974
Descripción Cassell, 2014. Flexibound. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P111844037770
Descripción Cassell. FLEXIBOUND. Condición: New. 1844037770 New Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: NEW7.0770789