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Most popular Discographies & buyer's guides books

The most popular Discographies & buyer's guides books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records
The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: the world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them.
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Classic Albums by Women
100+ of the best albums by women, as chosen by musicians, DJs, producers, journalists, radio hosts and music industry insiders
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Rare Record Price Guide: 2018
Record Collector's Rare Record Price Guide is the world's bestselling guide for the record collecting market. Launched in 1987 and published bi annually - the Rare Record Price Guide 2018 is the fourteenth edition of this comprehensive catalogue containing the prices of UK releases from 1950 to the current day. Compiled by the expert staff and contributors of Record Collector - the World's leading magazine in the field - the Rare Record Price Guide 2018 spans every musical genre from Rock, Pop, Soul, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dance, Rock n'Roll, Metal, Prog, Psych, Indie, Country, Folk, Exotica, Soundtracks and M.O.R. With over 100,000 entries, this 1400+ page publication provides an A to Z guide to rare and collectable UK releases with catalogue numbers, B-sides, release dates and current mint values for every UK single worth over £5, EP over £10, CD single over £8, LP over £12 and CD over £18. Whatever your taste in music, if the record you own is collectable, and it was released in the UK, then you'll find it in the Rare Record Price Guide.
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Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia
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Beach Boys: All The Songs
A detailed, chronological look at the Beach Boys recorded work from the '62 debut Surfin' Safari through to 2012's That's Why God Made the Radio, including B-sides and outtakes. Whether you are just starting out on your discovery of The Beach Boys or a longstanding fan, this detailed tome provides great insight into this most enduring band.
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Dead Straight Pocket Guide To Ska
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Beatles: An A-Z Guide to Every Song: On Track
The Beatles - on track analyses every single song that the Beatles recorded - whether live or in the studio - from the most famous, to the most obscure. If you're a Beatles collector, you need this book.
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Rare Record Price Guide 2020
Launched in 1987 and published bi annually - the Rare Record Price Guide 2020 is the fifteenth edition of the World's most comprehensive guide to prices of UK releases from 1950 to the current day.   Compiled by the expert staff and contributors of Record Collector – the World's leading magazine in the field – The Guide spans every musical genre from Rock, Pop, Soul, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dance, Rock n'Roll, Metal, Prog, Psych, Indie, Country, Folk, Exotica, Soundtracks and M.O.R. With over 100,000 entries, the 1400+ page publication provides an A to Z guide to rare and collectable UK releases with catalogue numbers, B-sides, release dates and current mint values for every UK single worth over £5, EP over £10, CD single over £8, LP over £12 and CD over £18. Rest assured that no matter how obscure your taste you'll find the most sought after items here whether your particular obsession is 50's rockabilly, 60's MOR, 70's jazz funk, 80's post punk, hip-hop, reggae, NWOBHM, Northern Soul, British Jazz or today's indie bands. If it is collectable, and it was released in the UK, then you'll find it in the Rare Record Price Guide!
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All Around my Hat: The Steeleye Span Story
Formed in 1969 as a traditional folk group, they gradually moved into folk-rock territory, with their disdain for the more purist elements, and a love of mixing original material with traditional songs and ambitious musical arrangements. This biography examines the music, line-up changes, highs and lows, and periods of their commercial success.
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Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums
A guide to jazz recordings that every fan should know. It includes 1001 essential recordings from the authors' acclaimed guide, adding new information, revising and reassessing each entry, and showing how these key pieces tell the history of the music - and with it the history of the twentieth century.
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Rush: Album by Album
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Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography
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Greatest Album Covers of All Time
With the resurgence of vinyl going from strength to strength, album cover art is as important as it's ever been. This sumptuous book brings together 250 of the greatest album covers of all time and is arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. This fascinating book forms a wonderful visual record of this popular art form.
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Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time
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Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings: The Must-Have CDs and DVDs
Downloads, CDs and DVD mean it is possible to listen to hundreds of thousands of classical recordings today - but how do you pick your way through the vast array of music now on offer? This title offers a treasury of music, whether you are just starting to build a collection or tracking down a particular favourite.
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Standard Catalog of American Records
Featuring more than 150,000 45s, albums, picture sleeve records, extended play singles and 12-inch singles, the Standard Catalog of American Records are the world's most comprehensive and detailed guide to American vinyl records on the market.
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Don't Talk Just Kiss: Pop Music Wisdom, Love Edition
A book full of pop music wisdom about love. It's the new edition of Don't Eat the Yellow Snow.
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Classic Tracks: Led Zeppelin, 1969 - 1982
Classic Tracks: Led Zeppelin gives an in-depth examination of the stories, events, characters and places that inspired what is easily one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
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Classic Tracks: David Bowie, 1970 - 1980
It would be difficult to think of a rock star who has had a more varied and influential career than David Bowie and the list of bands and musicians who have been influenced by Bowie reads like an A to Z of popular music.
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Chuck Berry International Directory: Volume II
Dedicated to rock'n'roll's most influential guitarist and composer, Chuck Berry, this title contains details of bootlegs; radio albums; movies; TV shows; video and DVD releases; international tour itineraries; hits, achievements and awards; Berry's songs, roots, and influence on other artists; tributes; and, Chuck Berry in print.
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Virgin Book of British Hit Albums
From Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band to Zoom by ELO, this indispensable, innovatively designed book celebrates fifty years of British album charts, telling you everything you could possibly want to know about every album to reach the Top 100.
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Virgin Book of British Hit Singles: Volume 2
The second in this new series, The Virgin Book of Hit Singles is the most-up-to-date and comprehensive record of the music charts available today and a perfect, collectable complement to The Virgin Book of Hit Albums and The Virgin Book of Top 75 Charts.
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Best-Selling Albums: From Vinyl Records to Digital Downloads
Based on industry sales figures, Best-Selling Albums is the definitive guide to more than 100 chart-topping records of the past six decades. Every album entry is illustrated with a sleeve artwork and packed full of information, including background on the album recording, a full track listing and detailed musician and production credits.
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Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music: An Annotated Discography of Published Sound Recordings
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Goldmine 45 RPM Records Price Guide
With an easy-to-use format organized alphabetically by artists and featuring 80,000 records and labels covering nearly 70 years of music that changed the world forever, Goldmine 45 RPM Records Price Guide is the only identification and price guide on the market dedicated to "the little record with the big hole.
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Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album
The Beatles, the 1968 double LP more commonly known as the White Album, has always been viewed as an oddity in the group's oeuvre. Many have found it to be inconsistent, sprawling, and self-indulgent. The Beatles through a Glass Onion is the first-ever scholarly volume to explore this seminal recording at length.