Books for music lovers

By Canongate

By Canongate

Kid A Mnesia: A Book of Radiohead Artwork

Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood

£30.00 £28.50

While Kid A and Amnesiac were being conceived, rehearsed, recorded and produced, Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood made hundreds of images from obsessive, insomniac scrawls in biro to six-foot-square painted canvases. What emerges is a deeply strange portrait of the years at the start of this century.

Fear Stalks the Land!: A Commonplace Book

Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood

£9.99 £9.49

This commonplace book includes faxes, notes, fledgling lyrics, sketches, lists of all kinds and scribblings towards nirvana, sent between the two authors during the creation of Kid A and Amnesiac. This is a document of the creative process and a mirror to the fears, portents and fantasies invoked by the world as its citizens faced a brave new millennium.

Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres

Kelefa Sanneh

£20.00 £19.00

“The most elegant history of popular music ever written” Alex Ross

How Music Works

David Byrne

£17.99 £17.09

“Brilliantly original” New York Times Book Review

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings

Joni Mitchell

£30.00 £28.50

“Glorious” Guardian, “Revelatory” New Yorker, “Evocative” Los Angeles Times

Stranger Than Kindness

Nick Cave

£40.00 £38.00

“Goes deep into Cave’s creative process, via his artwork, lyrics and photographs, and his ever-succinct commentary” Guardian

Beneath The Underdog

Charles Mingus

£10.99 £10.44

“A fascinating insight into Mingus’ mind - unforgettable” The Times

Now And Then

Gil Scott-Heron

£9.99 £9.49

“Accessible, intelligent, rhythmic writing which makes poetry seem worthwhile again” The List

The Flame

Leonard Cohen

£16.99 £16.14

“We’ll be listening to Cohen – still smirking and smiling – for decades to come, with this collection as our companion” Spectator

What Happened, Miss Simone?: A Biography

Alan Light

£9.99 £9.49

“Her willingness to speak her mind shines out of every page” The Times

My Rock 'n' Roll Friend

Tracey Thorn

£16.99 £16.14

“As well as providing a portrait of a mercurial and brilliant musician, the book exposes the sexism and hypocrisy of an industry … Entertaining, affectionate and righteous” Guardian

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