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The Greatest Music Never Sold: Secrets of Legendary Lost Albums by David Bowie, Seal, Beastie Boys, Chicago, Mick Jagger, and More!
The Greatest Music Never Sold: Secrets of Legendary Lost Albums by David Bowie, Seal, Beastie Boys, Chicago, Mick Jagger, and More!
by Dan LeRoy
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.26
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and Enlightening, August 4, 2007
This is such a great idea for a book, I can't believe someone hasn't thought of it before now. LeRoy does the idea justice, as the book is thoroughly-researched (he spoke to just about everyone who is anyone) and informed. And, unlike many people who attempt books on rock music, LeRoy is a fine writer. An excellent book for anyone who is interested in popular music...and for anyone who just likes a good read!
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The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3)
The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3)
by Dan LeRoy
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.33
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meticulously researched, masterfully written, February 25, 2006
One of the best books ever written detailing the inspiration, creation, and on-going influence of a work of popular music. Leroy's thorough (almost obsessive) research and reporting, combined with his razor-sharp skills as a creative writer, offer a fitting tribute to one of the most interesting works of modern popular music of the late 20th century. If you don't own this book and the album it celebrates...well, YOU SHOULD!


As Is Now
As Is Now
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Return of "Fire and Skill", October 21, 2005
This review is from: As Is Now (Audio CD)
I will admit to being less than hopeful prior to purchasing Paul Weller's new album "As Is Now." His last few outings of original material were, in my opinion, too slow, unfocused, and meandering, with only occassional flashes of the Weller brilliance. But throughout his career, Weller has built a reputation for surprises -- and brand new starts. "As Is Now" delivers both.

From the ruggedly-gorgeous opening guitar chords of "Blink and You'll Miss It," through the Jam-like ravers "Come On/Let's Go" and "From the Floorboards Up," to the quitely beautiful numbers ("All on A Misty Morning," "Fly Little Bird"), Weller the songwriter re-establishes his knack for creating music that is passionate, direct, and insightful. Strands of sounds Weller has patented throughout his career in the Jam, Style Council, and under his own brand bubble up and filter through. "The Pebble and the Boy" evokes the beauty and grandeur of the Style Council's overlooked masterpiece "Confessions of a Pop Group," and "Bring Back the Funk" suggests that Weller, in the spirit of Bill Clinton, could be Britain's first black Prime Minister.

I had the opportunity to see Weller and his top band (with special kudos to the brilliant skinsman Stevie White, and Damon Minchella, who with the passing of John Entwistle earns my vote as rock's premier bassist) at Roseland in NYC last month. At 47, he is firing on all cylinders -- and that's a V8 under that hood. If the chain smoking doesn't catch up with him too early, "As Is Now" suggests Weller is only half-way through a brilliant career.


As Is Now - Deluxe Version CD/DVD Set
As Is Now - Deluxe Version CD/DVD Set
Offered by US SELLER: HEAR AND SEE MEDIA
Price: $16.99
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Return of "Fire and Skill", October 20, 2005
I will admit to being less than hopeful prior to purchasing Paul Weller's new album "As Is Now." His last few outings of original material were, in my opinion, too slow, unfocused, and meandering, with only occassional flashes of the Weller brilliance. But throughout his career, Weller has built a reputation for surprises -- and brand new starts. "As Is Now" delivers both.

From the ruggedly-gorgeous opening guitar chords of "Blink and You'll Miss It," through the Jam-like ravers "Come On/Let's Go" and "From the Floorboards Up," to the quitely beautiful numbers ("All on A Misty Morning," "Fly Little Bird"), Weller the songwriter re-establishes his knack for creating music that is passionate, direct, and insightful. Strands of sounds Weller has patented throughout his career in the Jam, Style Council, and under his own brand bubble up and filter through. "The Pebble and the Boy" evokes the beauty and grandeur of the Style Council's overlooked masterpiece "Confessions of a Pop Group," and "Bring Back the Funk" suggests that Weller, in the spirit of Bill Clinton, could be Britain's first black Prime Minister.

I had the opportunity to see Weller and his top band (with special kudos to the brilliant skinsman Stevie White, and Damon Minchella, who with the passing of John Entwistle earns my vote as rock's premier bassist) at Roseland in NYC last month. At 47, he is firing on all cylinders -- and that's a V8 under that hood. If the chain smoking doesn't catch up with him too early, "As Is Now" suggests Weller is only half-way through a brilliant career.


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