Music & Performing Arts from the 2014 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2014 Winter Newsletter.

 

Following up on the first installment of his memoirs, Waging Heavy Peace, Young brings us more of his personal history and meditations on life, music, and politics, this time structured around the various cars he’s owned. (I guess we’ll call it an “auto” biography—sorry, couldn’t help myself.) Like everything he’s ever done, the book is soulful, edgy, and alive with his unique off-beat vision and spirit.
Reviewed by: 
Rico
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$32.00
ISBN: 9780399172083
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blue Rider Press - October 14th, 2014

If you’re of a certain age and pop culture persuasion, I can say “Inconceivable!” or “My name is Inigo Montoya” and you, without even thinking about it, will reply with the corresponding line. This is the book for us, written by Westley himself. It’s all about how The Princess Bride—one of my favorite films of all time—came to fruition, and includes interviews with costars, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. An excellent treat for your favorite six-fingered count or the swashbuckling Dread Pirate in your life.
Reviewed by: 
Andrea
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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride Cover Image
By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476764023
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 14th, 2014

Possibilities is the long-awaited memoir from legendary jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, winning 14 Grammy awards along the way. “Melodically weaving the notes of his personal life around his exploration of numerous music genres from classical and R&B to funk and hip-hop, renowned pianist Hancock elegantly composes a tuneful sound track of his life in music.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
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$29.95
ISBN: 9780670014712
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Viking Books - October 23rd, 2014

In addition to their great songs and outstanding musicianship, Fleetwood Mac is known for their plethora of lineup changes and interpersonal drama—much, much drama. (The intra-band romantic couplings and uncouplings alone would require a heavily annotated flow chart.) Now Mr. Fleetwood himself, the only member to have never left the band, shares his stories—some triumphant, others tragic, most drug-fueled—of his nearly 50 (yes, 50) years in rock ’n’ roll.
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Rico
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ISBN: 9780316403429
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 28th, 2014

 

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