After four decades in the music industry, Michael Bolton has become one the most successful musicians of our time. "The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life" is his backstage pass into his life lived thus far-into the venues, busses, limos, and hotel rooms of stardom, and finally into his home and heart. His story will go long and dive deep, not only into his self-proclaimed "vagabond vampire" life, but also into the belly of the beast that is the music industry, with its joys, follies, and torments. From a 14 year old kid performing in dive bars in his hometown of New Haven, CT, to struggling to provide for his wife and kids, to finally breaking through with the Soul Provider album, and going on to sell more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, Bolton has fought for and earned a life most just dream of. "The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life" is his life, chock-full of all the incredible stories, and the star-studded cast you'd expect, including: Luciano Pavarotti, Paula...
From "The Beatles" patronage of his 1968 debut album to his Grammy awards for Hourglass, James Taylor has remained a universally acclaimed songwriter of effortless eloquence and power. In this major biography, the late Timothy White explores the myths and reality behind the personal journey of legendary singer. White examines the roots of Taylor's anguish, and his recurring problems with heroin and alcohol. There is an epic family history, an exploration of the stories behind "Fire and Rain", and a frank account of the artist's time spent at Apple Records and Warner Brothers. With contributions from Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Sting, the Taylor family and many other key figures, this edition is destined to become the definitive biography of the troubled hero. There is also an epilogue concerning the memorial concerts arranged by Taylor for the late author White, as well as an extensive discography and bibliography.
This is the indispensible consumers' guide to the music of Michael Jackson and the members of the Jackson family. Now updated to include Michael Jackson's solo album "Invincible". An album by album, track by track, examination of every song released by The Jackson 5, both as a group and as individuals, together with a special section on Michael's phenomenally successful solo ventures and the success of his sister Janet. It also covers the Motown era and all subsequent recordings. Features include: a detailed album by album, track by track analysis; a separate index on compilation albums; a song index for easy reference; and an eight page colour section.
Book DescriptionClassic guides to the music of the world?s best-known acts. Written by experts, each book examines every song in a given artist?s recorded repertoire, making it an invaluable guide for collectors and fans alike.
Book Description Impeccably researched and written with a novelist's narrative mastery, this biography of the great conductor is a modern tragedy. Mitropoulos was a passionate advocate of difficult modern music and an early champion of Mahler; his emotionally charged performances brought the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra into the first rank of American orchestras. Generous and self-effacing, he was an innocent in the game of musical politics, unprepared for the intrigues and treachery in store when he became music director of the New York Philharmonic, "the orchestra that took no prisoners." Формат: 16 см x 23,5 см.