Far from being ´´the quiet one,´´ George Harrison was a writer and arranger of terrific power and beauty, and his guitar playing was fundamental to the Beatles´ sound and success. Now fully revised and expanded, this new edition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison is the most comprehensive evaluation of George Harrison´s musical career ever published. Treating each of Harrison´s songs with unprecedented analysis, author Simon Leng reveals Harrison´s eclectic approach from teenage Nashville twang through Indian raga, psychedelia, gospel, soul, and pure pop and thoroughly defines Harrison´s role in the Beatles. First-hand accounts of the Concert for Bangladesh and the making of All Things Must Pass take the reader deep into the most fertile and controversial periods of Harrison´s long solo career that culminated with Brainwashed. Enhanced with insights from key figures who worked closely with Harrison throughout his extraordinary career, While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a remarkably stirring study and portrait of a great artist whose musical and spiritual quest changed the lives of millions of people around the world while redefining popular music and rock ´n´ roll. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Leng. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016115de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Liam Gallaher is a man of controversy, arguments, rivalry and sensationalism. ´´Fans want to see their stars shining,´´ says Liam, ´´We play the game and give the fans what they want and Oasis is a real rock n´ roll band´´. When brother Noel gave up his roadie job with Inspiral Carpets and joined the band, it was the turning point for Oasis - although Liam would never allow you to say that - and the greatest music industry sensation since the Beatles were born. Great music and outrageous behaviour is the trademark for the band - even to the point of being arrested for fighting with crew and police onboard a ferry. The outlandish reputation was enhanced even further when Liam and Noel started fighting during an NME interview, and then Oasis were banned from a chain of hotels because they smashed up rooms. This is not a music release by the artist or record company and sound quality may vary. In this exclusive and unique audiobiography Liam reveals details about his personal life, the fights, the touring life on the road, the chemistry between him and his brother Noel, his musical inspiration, the competition with Pop´s BLUR and what makes him and Oasis different. A revealing and exceptional Oasis recording from one of rocks controversial characters, Liam Gallagher. A must for fans, music historians, and collectors. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Bruen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rock/000041de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Def Leppard led the way, in 1980, for Britain’s new wave of heavy metal. They were catapulted to stardom within months alongside other bands such as Iron Maiden, Saxon and Whitesnake.Their trademark was multi vocal harmonies and melodious songs, which appealed to America and gave them instant success.This exclusive audiobiography is not an official music release by the artist or record company but is of studio quality and features Joe Elliot and Rick Savage who share their passion for Heavy Metal. They talk about the brilliant album ´´Pyromania´´, the relentless touring their motivation and how they handled success. A must buy for the collector, music historian and fan. Language: English. Narrator: Rockview. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rock/000030de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I had experienced absolute freedom - I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn´t matter, that nothing mattered at all - and it intoxicated me.´´ In 2010 more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramović´s MoMA retrospective for the chance to sit across from her and communicate with her nonverbally in an unprecedented durational performance that lasted more than 700 hours. This celebration of nearly 50 years of groundbreaking performance art demonstrated once again that Marina Abramović is truly a force of nature. The child of Communist war-hero parents under Tito´s regime in postwar Yugoslavia, she was raised with a relentless work ethic. Even as she was beginning to build an international artistic career, Marina lived at home under her mother´s abusive control, strictly obeying a 10:00 p.m. curfew. But nothing could quell her insatiable curiosity, her desire to connect with people, or her distinctly Balkan sense of humor - all of which inform her art and her life. The beating heart of Walk Through Walls is an operatic love story - a 12-year collaboration with fellow performance artist Ulay, much of which was spent penniless in a van traveling across Europe - a relationship that began to unravel and came to a dramatic end atop the Great Wall of China. Marina´s story, by turns moving, epic, and dryly funny, informs an incomparable artistic career that involves pushing her body past the limits of fear, pain, exhaustion, and danger in an uncompromising quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. A remarkable work of performance in its own right, Walk Through Walls is a vivid and powerful rendering of the unparalleled life of an extraordinary artist. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Marina Abramovic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004771de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The daughter of an international financier, Mona Martinsen was a tall, striking, visionary sculptor studying in Paris with the renowned Auguste Rodin. The son of an American pioneer family on the Great Plains, John G. Neihardt was a short, brilliant but impoverished poet and writer. It seemed like a colossal mismatch, yet both were irresistibly drawn to the same things. In the beginning as in the end, it was a passion for beauty and a celebration of the marvelous that bound Mona and John. While studying sculpture and exhibiting in Paris, Mona Martinsen was captivated by a little book of poems, A Bundle of Myrrh, a gift from her mother. Mona wrote to the young poet, he replied, and through a series of letters the poet in Bancroft, Nebraska, and the sculptor in Paris, France, discovered much in common. Drawing on correspondence, interviews, archival research, and her own memories, Hilda Martinsen Neihardt tells the story of how the sculptor and the poet met, fell in love, raised a family, and grew old together. Warm and revealing, this timeless love story will delight the admirers of John G. Neihardt and illuminate the life and work of the artist Mona Martinsen. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Coralie Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032237de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This exclusive and unique audiobiography features Jimi Hendrix together with Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding at their last concert by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Cologne, Germany. A month later Jimi would appear at Woodstock with his Gypsy Sun and Rainbows Band. The Experience was a major attraction by this time and in the same constellation as other artists at the Festival, including Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frank Zappa, and Tim Buckley. Jimi is considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music and one of the most important and influential musicians of his era. In the early ´60s Jimi, who was an Elvis fan, played and recorded with artists such as The Isley Brothers, The Walker Brothers, and Little Richard. Jimmy said, ´´I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice.´´ With initial success in Europe he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later Jimi headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival, and in 1970 the Isle of Wight Festival. This rare recording is most likely one of 27-year-old Jimi´s last interviews, given several months before his tragic and untimely death in September 1970 in London. Jimi talks about his music, humour, how he reaches the fans, the drugs, how he enjoys classical music, and his greatest wish of spending more time with his parents and family. This is not a music release by the artist or record company and sound quality may vary. We hear the real Hendrix, totally at ease and enjoying his success. Fans, critics, and music historians cannot afford to miss this classic and revealing audiobiog of this rock legend. Language: English. Narrator: Otto Schulz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rock/000040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ruled by numbers and into chaos, Slipnot are metal´s messed up hardcore sensation. Iowa used to be the middle of nowhere and then there was Slipnot. The frightening persona and bar-coded number assignment, with faces shrouded in masks deliver complete brutality. Putting on the masks reveal what´s inside each of the characters, something they live 24 hours a day and is an extension of their personalities.This is not a music release by the artist, record company, and management but an exclusive revealing audiobiog. Slipknot demand your attention; however, they don´t want fans, they only want friends and family. Are they misfits - maybe. Freaks... definitely. Whatever you think of them, Slipknot know who they are, they do what they want and they take on the world. Language: English. Narrator: Rockview. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rock/000016de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook profiles the life and music of the King. There will never be a performer quite like Elvis Presley, and this wonderful tribute fondly remembers the most successful recording artist of all time. This splendid audiobook brings to life his incredible story. From bursting on the music scene as a rebellious youngster to the sad and unforgettable day in 1977, celebrate the extraordinary life of the greatest rock ´n´ roller of them all. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Kromer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052079de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Margaret Collyer´s beautifully written autobiography describes her life as an artist and pioneer farmer in Kenya during the first half of the 20th century. Language: English. Narrator: Hilary Neville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adrt/000005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this star-studded autobiography, Clive Davis shares a personal, candid look into his remarkable life and the last 50 years of popular music as only a true insider can. In the history of popular music, no one looms as large as Clive Davis. His career has spanned more than 40 years, and he has discovered, signed, or worked with a staggering array of artists: Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keyes, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and hosted the world’s highest profile parties. In this personal account, Davis tells all, from becoming an orphan in high school and getting through college and law school on scholarships, to being falsely accused of embezzlement and starting up his own record company, J Records. His wealth of experience offers valuable insight into the evolution of the music business over the past half-century and into the future. Told with Davis´s unmatched wit, frankness, and style, Clive exposes a trove of never-before-heard stories - some hilarious, others tragic, all revealing - that will captivate and inspire all music lovers. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris, Clive Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006260de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although we often think of an artist´s work as a window into their own inner world, that is not always the case. In the life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, however, we can see perhaps the closest link to be found anywhere between a creative product and the shifting moods of a turbulent soul, which found its outlet through the glorious music created by the great Russian composer.To know his music, you must know the man, and this fast-moving series of eight lectures from an award-winning composer and accomplished teacher offers an insightful look into both the circumstances of Tchaikovsky´s life and the impact that life had on his music. You´ll learn about his fear of conducting, his disastrous marriage and subsequent suicide attempt, his depression, and the constant anxiety that his closeted homosexuality would become public-a fear that proved prophetic and led to a second, and successful, attempt to take his own life. Torn by the conflicts between his own Romantic inclination for expression and the requirements of Classical structure - he was the first full-time, formally trained, professional composer in Russian history - Tchaikovsky´s music is a delicate balancing act. Heart versus head, emotion versus reason, release versus control, the expressiveness demanded of his Russian soul and the strictures of Classical technique - all of these conflicts find their way into his music, and give it its extraordinary emotional power. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Robert Greenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000126de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don´t they try to understand the song of the birds? Why do they love a night, a flower, everything which surrounds man, without attempting to understand them? Whereas where painting is concerned, they want to understand. Let them understand above all that the artist works from necessity; that he, too, is a minute element of the world to whom one should ascribe no more importance than so many things in nature which charm us but which we do not explain to ourselves. Those who attempt to explain a picture are on the wrong track most of the time.´´ (Pablo Picasso, 1934) In their biography of Pablo Picasso, Hans Ludwig and Chris Jaffe note that ´´(F)or him, art was always adventure: ´To find is the thing.´´´ Indeed, there is perhaps no artist who produced more art than Picasso, whose enormous oeuvre (which spanned most of his 91-year life) contained a countless number of paintings and drawings. Picasso worked in other mediums as well, notably sculpture and lithography, and his constant experimentation with form makes him a useful case study through which to chart the growth of modernism as an artistic movement, and many of the artistic trends that would dominate the 20th century. At the same time, one of the challenges involved in examining Picasso´s body of work is the sheer breadth of it all. In addition to the many different mediums involved, Picasso´s works within each medium are also vastly differed. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jannie Meisberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035551de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.