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    1000 Record Covers
    R330.00 inc. VAT

    Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for—Andy Warhol‘s covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground.

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    Album Art: New Music Graphics
    R420.00 inc. VAT

    We find ourselves square in the middle of one of the greatest periods in music packaging. Events such as Record Store Day have pushed collectible packaging back to the cultural forefront; millennials have started buying physical records; and hip clothing outlets devote massive amounts of space to record players and racks of LPs.
    The designers collected here are at the forefront of this movement. Some have been working in the music industry for decades, while others are fresh on the scene. They all share a desire to elevate the simple record cover and the wrapping that surrounds these products into something more, something special, something unique, something memorable.

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    Bhangra: Birmingham and Beyond
    R180.00 inc. VAT

    The World’s First book on British Bhangra Music

    As part of the Soho Road to the Punjab Exhibition currently taking place at Bristol Library, Punch are proud to present the World’s first ever published book on the music genre of Bhangra.

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    Book of Songs – Shabbir Banoobhai
    R150.00 inc. VAT

    Written over a month of fasting and inspired by the poetry of Rumi, these poems are all, ultimately, songs of love.

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    But Beautiful – A Book About Jazz
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    “May be the best book ever written about jazz.”—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times

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    Composing Apartheid: Music for and Against Apartheid
    R190.00 inc. VAT

    Composing Apartheid is the first book ever to chart the musical world of a notorious period in world history, apartheid South Africa. It explores how music was produced through, and was productive of, key features of apartheid’s social and political topography, as well as how music and musicians contested and even helped to conquer apartheid. The collection of essays is intentionally broad, and the contribution includes historians, sociologists and anthrologists, as well as ethnomusicologists, music theories and historical musicologists. This is one of the best books to have emerged from South Africa musicology in the last decade. I opens a new level of discourse about music during the apartheid are.

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    Keeping Time: 1964 – 1974 The Photographs and Cape Town Jazz Recordings of Ian Bruce Huntley
    R700.00 inc. VAT

    This book celebrates the public emergence of an extraordinary visual and audio archive that was initiated by Ian Bruce Huntley in Cape Town fifty years ago. In addition to a biographical sketch of Ian Huntley, the book offers a substantial essay by Jonathan Eato as well as a full discography of all the recordings by Huntley.

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    M Train

    From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as “a roadmap to my life.”

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    Patti Smith :Simply a Concert
    R600.00 inc. VAT

    Rock legend Patti Smith is famed for her powerful onstage presence, depicted by many of photography’s own legends. Robert Mapplethorpe’s portraits of the young poet/singer were instrumental in defining her groundbreaking persona in 1970s.

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    Paul Simon :Lyrics 1964-2008
    R400.00 R180.00 inc. VAT

    landmark compilation of popular music, this collection contains Paul Simon’s lyrics from his first album in 1964 to the present, now with 2016’s Stranger to Stranger.

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    The Rolling Stones 50
    R400.00 inc. VAT

    This is our story of fifty fantastic years. We started out as a blues band playing the clubs and more recently we've filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago.

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    The Violin – An Illustrated History
    R225.00 inc. VAT

    The Violin charts the journey of the violin from its origins in the bow and arrow through to the legendary Stradivarius.


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    You Say You Want A Revolution? Records & Rebels 1966-1970
    R550.00 inc. VAT

    The late 1960s were a period of great turbulence and rapid social and political change. You Say You Want a Revolution? examines that moment when youth culture drove an optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question established power structures across every area of society. It shows how many of the issues that dominate contemporary discourse – environmentalism, globalization, individualism or mass-communication – have roots that can be traced back to the 1960s.

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