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Touching From a Distance

Deborah Curtis

The only in-depth biographical account of the legendary lead singer of Joy Division, written by his widow. Includes a foreword by Jon Savage and an introduction by Joy Division drummer,…

Lit Up Inside

Van Morrison

Lit Up Inside contains the lyrics of about one third of the songs that Van Morrison has written over his 50 year career. In this representative selection from the work…

MEATliquor Chronicles

Scott Collins

There are many ways to cook a burger, to mix a drink, to serve some fries. Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins, the men behind #MEATEASY, MEATliquor and MEATmission, share their…

Future Days

David Stubbs

The definitive guide to Kosmische music, from one of Britain’s most acclaimed writers. West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history,…

One Three One

Julian Cope

When drugged-up Time Traveller and ’80s musical burnout Rock Section and his fellow English hooligans get kidnapped during Italia ’90, there are ruinous implications. But now Rock has returned to…

Birth School Metallica Death

Ian Winwood

Metallica have sold in excess of 100 million albums and won seven Grammys. Their journey from scuzzy Los Angeles garages to the stages of the world’s biggest stadia has been…

Unreal City

Michael Smith

Strolling through this wide sweep, gazing across the fleet of trains bound for Paris or Brussels, the powder blue steel vaulting soaring above them, the inside of a giant whale’s…

Singing from the Floor

JP Bean

In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, where the stage was little more than a scrap of carpet and sound systems were unheard of,…

Birth School Metallica Death

Ian Winwood

Metallica have sold in excess of 100 million albums and won seven Grammys. Their journey from scuzzy Los Angeles garages to the stages of the world’s biggest stadia has been…

Prince

Matt Thorne

Legendarily reticent, perverse and misleading, Prince is one of the few remaining 80s superstars who still, perhaps, remains unexplained. Now a firm fixture in the pop canon, where such classics…

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