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Bijelo Dugme: Sta Bi Dao Da Si Na Mom Mjestu

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Šta Bi Dao Da Si Na Mom Mjestu Dušan Vesić 352 Pages Laguna, Serbia 2014 These days composer/guitarist Goran Bregovic is revered for his soundtrack work and more than that, he is better known for his explosive cocktail of Balkan Gypsy music and various other folk musics from the region, thus becoming the best known exponent of world music. His concerts are a different affair as he and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra easily ...

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Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

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In any kind of art form, music including, there are pathfinders who probe new territory and establish new trails, and this breed of people is indeed of a rare kind than the many who follow behind and eventually benefit from their trailblazing. One such pathfinder in the 20th century music was the great Miles Davis.Throughout his entire career, Miles was propelled in strange new musical ways which in turn galvanized not only jazz, but contemporary music as well. Unlike some ...

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Oliver Josifovski: Neizgasnati Ognishta

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With the privately commissioned record “Nezgasnati Ognista" (Unextinguished Hearths) Olivier Josifovski, multiinstrumentalist and band leader of band Ljubojna, adds another chapter in his illustrious career. Even though this project may not bear the name Ljubojna on the cover sleeves, it was recorded with many musicians that are part or were of it, so in a way, this is its “undercover record." Some artists are inspired by musical legacies and traditions, but choose to work strictly within the confines ...

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Hipgnosis Portraits

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Hipgnosis Portraits Aubrey Powell 288 pages ISBN: 0500517630 Thames & Hudson 2014 When I was a kid I used to regularly search through my uncle's vinyl collection and there was one particular photograph that continuously arrested my attention and imagination -the inner sleeves of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. (Harvest, 1975) The photograph of two people shaking hands while the other one of them was in flames was very fascinating and ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniel Lanois: For the Beauty of Wynona

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While Daniel Lanois spent most of the '80s and the first years of the '90s honing his craft as a producer, he cautiously emerged as a songwriter and recording artist with Acadie. (Red Floor Records, 1989) A mere four years after this beautiful debut he returned with another intriguing and haunting collection of songs titled For the Beauty of Wynona. Recorded during a period when Lanois was producing landmark records with U2 and Peter Gabriel created a record with startling ...

RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Real World Records: Passion and Authenticity are Fundamental

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Last year Real World Records celebrated its 25th anniversary with an exclusive box set that dig deep into the label's vaults and shed light on the plethora of artists that have released for the renowned world music label. Founded in 1989, with collaboration with singer Peter Gabriel, it exposed some of the finest world music artists and became a playground for musicians who performed new music which is influenced by or is rooted in traditional musics. The label began its ...

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Rock Covers

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Rock Covers Jon Kirby, Robbie Busch 552 pages ISBN: 978-3836545259 Taschen 2014 Most common opinion is that fine art is something that can be found adorning the walls of galleries, studios or museums. But one of the most unusual places where interesting, engaging and groundbreaking art can be found is on various album covers. Many visual artists, throughout the years and regardless of genre, have created visual artworks for various ...

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On Tour With Leonard Cohen

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On Tour With Leonard Cohen Sharon Robinson 221 ISBN: 1576877256 PowerHouse Books 2014 When singer and poet Leonard Cohen got back on the road in 2008 after years of absence and seclusion in a Zen monastery beset by management and financial woes, his comeback was universally greeted by audiences worldwide. Despite the age when most musicians of his generation are retired or about to it seems that the return to stage rekindled ...



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