Robert Dimery is the author of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die: And 10,001 You Must Downloadby Robert Dimery (Editor), Bruno MacDonald (Editor)
This latest addition to the best-selling 1001 series offers more than ever— the world’s biggest and best playlist, referencing over 10,000 must-download songs. This book offers more than any previous book in the series. While each main entry profiles and illustrates 1,001 primary songs, it places that song into a contextual web of music history with references to other songs that are musically related. Thus, each entry points to alternate versions, covers, riffs, and influences effectively expanding the total number to 10,000. From the Beatles to Beyoncé, from Elvis to Elvis Costello, from Frank Sinatra to Rufus Wainwright, the full spectrum is covered chronologically and includes additional ancillary lists of "must-hear" songs grouped by subgenre and other special categories. Each song is analyzed by an international team of critics who explain why you must hear it. Included are key details such as lyricist, composer, producer, and label, making this a music treasure trove perfect for anyone into music, addicted to downloading, or those just getting started.
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Recommended for music lovers who are not "one dimensional". If you pick up the book you will have to go through it. It's a good education for all but particularly the younger music lovers to find out that their favorite songs today were written during their grandparents or greatgrandparents time. I purchased it for a 17 year old as a gift and he loved it. It's a great education in music. It goes through times when a person could actualy understand the words in the song..... right up to today.