33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1

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The writings in this book are extracted from volumes 1 through 20 of our 33 1/3 series - short books about individual albums. In here you'll find a wide variety of authors, albums, and approaches to writing about those albums. So sit back, put on your headphones, cue up your favourite songs, and let our writers transport you to a time when:
Dusty Springfield headed south to Memphis to record a pop/soul ...

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Overview

The writings in this book are extracted from volumes 1 through 20 of our 33 1/3 series - short books about individual albums. In here you'll find a wide variety of authors, albums, and approaches to writing about those albums. So sit back, put on your headphones, cue up your favourite songs, and let our writers transport you to a time when:
Dusty Springfield headed south to Memphis to record a pop/soul classic;
The Kinks almost fell to pieces, and managed to make their best album while doing so;
Joy Division and their mad, brilliant producer created a debut record that still sounds painfully hip today;
James Brown mesmerized a sell-out crowd at the Apollo, in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis;
The Rolling Stones shacked up in the South of France and emerged with one of the best double-albums ever;
The Ramones distilled punk rock into its purest, most enduring essence...

33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1: it's like a compilation album, without the filler.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826419033
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/12/2006
  • Series: 33 1/3 Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 631,700
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Dusty in Memphis

2. Forever Changes

3. Harvest

4. Kinks Village Green

5. Meat is Murder

6. Piper at the Gates of Dawn

7. Abba Gold

8. Electric Ladyland

9. Unknown Pleasures

10. Sign O the Times

11. Velvet Underground and Nico

12. Let It Be

13. Live at the Apollo

14. Aqualung

15. OK Computer

16. Let It Be

17. Led Zeppelin IV

18. Exile on Main St.

19. Pet Sounds

20. Ramones

21. Student Essay Prize Winner

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  • Posted November 4, 2008

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    The 33 1/3 Equivalent of Dipping Your Toes in the Shallow End

    "Volume 1" is a (mostly) random selection of what the superbly addictive 33 1/3 series has to offer. Chapters seem to also be chosen blindly and, having read some of the full books that are sampled here, the "best" or most interesting (even from a cold-reading standpoint) aren't used.<BR/><BR/>That being said, it's a great place to start if you are curious about the series and have no inclination where to start.

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