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Anatomy of a Song : The Inside Story Behind 50 Iconic Pop Hits

Anatomy of a Song : The Inside Story Behind 50 Iconic Pop Hits
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Meyers, Marc
ISBN: 
9780802125590

Every great song has a fascinating backstory. In Anatomy of a Song , based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. Bringing readers inside the making of a hit, Anatomy of a Song includes the Isley Brothers' memorable song "Shout," Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz," and R.E.M's "Losing My Religion." After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and reworks Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to come up with "Proud Mary." Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the "mean old daddy" who inspired her 1971 hit "Carey." Elvis Costello talks about writing "(The Angels Wanna War My) Red Shoes" in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners.

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Kill or Be Killed

Kill or Be Killed
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Patterson, James; Paetro, Maxine (As told to)
ISBN: 
9780316320047

Four first-rate thrillers--one killer collection! A BOOKSHOTS special edition THE TRIAL An accused murderer called Kingfisher is on trial. And Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club are in for a courtroom shocker you'll never see coming. LITTLE BLACK DRESS Can a little black dress change everything? What begins as one woman's fantasy is about to go too far. HEIST A band of ruthless thieves is about to pull off the perfect diamond heist-until a rival crew arrives at the exact same time. THE WOMEN'S WAR Former Marine Corps colonel Amanda Collins and her lethal team of women warriors have vowed to avenge her family's murder. And they have nothing left to lose.... BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

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