The first edition of this book published in 2001 followed the band from their inception in Des Moines, Iowa in the mid-1990s through to the release of their second album: an updated edition followed in 2003.
It’s now a decade since the first volume appeared, and in that time Slipknot have evolved into a completely different band from the one that first emerged into the limelight in 1999. Everyone knows their faces now.
The band’s music is darker, deeper and more adult after four studio albums, three DVDs and a live release.
Most strikingly, the sudden death of their bass player Paul Gray in 2010 has changed the face and the attitude of the group, although their commercial profile is, if anything, greater than it was before.
Slipknot: All Hope Is Gone explores this unlikely and tragic evolution, with new chapters covering the band’s career to date – and it also asks what their future will be.
The Beatles: Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated The Beatles lyrics available. Originally published in 1969, this book has become a symbol of an era, a must-have for Beatles fans and a brilliant tribute to the band that changed a generation.
Quotes from John, Paul, George and Ringo provide candid, witty, insightful commentary on the songs and their origins. Clarification of controversial lyrics is offered by the only true authorities, The Beatles themselves.
All the famous songs are included – from Can’t Buy Me Love and A Hard Day’s Night to Rocky Raccoon, Revolver and Yellow Submarine.
Lavish full colour illustrations by internationally famous artists and specially commissioned photographs reflect the psychedelic world The Beatles lived in and the whole generation and pop culture they influenced.
These 142 pieces by the masters of piano literature date from the second half of the 17th century to the present day.
Book 1 is the definitive exercise book on tone – the foundation of all good flute playing. This book takes you through a series of steps in tone building (including exercises in all registers), developing different tone colours, breath and pitch, control and flexibility.
Arranged for solo piano, this folio includes multiple works by:
This book provides a step by step guide to developing good flute technique, with plenty of helpful exercises for all registers of the instrument. Each section of the book is accompanied by useful practice and performance tips.
Good articulation is an essential part of flute technique – it is the speech of music. This book provides a step by step guide to securing good articulation, and covers slurring, single, double and triple tonguing, problem notes and overcoming nerves and anxiety.
The volume is notable for the accuracy and elegance of its translations, and for its fidelity to the German verse: every care has been taken to print the words of the sung text, while adhering to the versification and punctuation of the original poem.
Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, Goethe, Heine and Schiller are among the highlights of a book which illuminates one of the great musical traditions and will be an indispensable handbook for every music lover.