The Modern Music Masters book series expands into the stories of beloved British acts, Arctic Monkeys and Amy Winehouse.
One of British music’s brightest shining stars, Amy Winehouse was also one of its most tragic losses. She had the voice, the style, the attitude, and the beehive, but was also a troubled soul who was taken from us far too soon. Amy took jazz and soul and reimagined them for the modern day, using the backdrop to tell early 21st century stories of modern love, loss, pain, joy and cherry-red guitars.
From the Ritz to The Car, Arctic Monkeys have been sitting at rock’s top table for nearly two decades, perpetually subverting expectations. After soaring to the top of the charts with a classic debut album in 2006, these four teenagers from Sheffield took a trip to the desert and came back as men, delivering a second generation-defining record in 2013. This book is a chronological journey through their extraordinary career and attempts to make sense of Alex Turner’s lyrical ideas.
Now published in their second editions, and in partnership with the Official Charts Company, ‘Modern Music Masters’ is a series of books about the artists you know and love, or are discovering for the first time. With a strong focus on the UK charts, placing the artists in a social and political environment, MMM do not claim to be exhaustive, but offer an accessible route into the music and the history.
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Buy Modern Music Masters - Amy Winehouse by Tom Boniface-Webb
Buy Modern Music Masters - Arctic Monkeys by Richard Bowes
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