33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1

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David Barker
A&C Black, 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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Contents

1 Dusty in Memphis
1
2 Forever Changes
17
3 Harvest
34
4 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
46
5 Meat Is Murder
60
6 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
74
7 Abba Gold
87
8 Electric Ladyland
97
12 Let It Be
148
13 Live at the Apollo
157
14 Aqualung
171
15 OK Computer
181
16 Let It Be
191
17 omitted
201
18 Exile on Main St
214
19 Pet Sounds
234

9 Unknown Pleasures
112
10 Sign O the Times
122
11 The Velvet Underground and Nico
134
20 Ramones
248
21 I Aint Marching Anymore
261
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