Music: Photography & Gift Books


Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures
Edited by John Reynolds, Tiny Robinson. Text by Jack Kerouac, Glenn O’Brien, Mason Roberson, Pete Seeger, Tom Waits, et al. Poems by Tyehimba Jess.

This is a new edition of Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures, the rich visual biography of legendary Louisiana blues musician Lead Belly, originally published by Steidl in 2007. Here is a treasure trove of >>more

ISBN 9783958297036
US $45.00 CAN $63.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / 56 color / 110 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2022 Awaiting stock

Nigeria: The Cover Art of Nigerian Music
Edited by Stuart Baker.

This unique large-format book features hundreds and hundreds of unique and stunning record sleeve designs from Nigeria that span a period from the country’s independence in 1960 through much of the second half of the >>more

Soul Jazz Books
ISBN 9780957260078
US $50.00 CAN $68.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 208 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 11/23/2021 Awaiting stock

Foreword by Harry Allen. Introduction by Jeff Mao.

The last decade of the 20th century into the first decade of the 21st represent a High Renaissance age of hip hop—an era in which rap music had reached critical mass and was exploding, and >>more

Testify Books
ISBN 9781732062917
US $50.00 CAN $68.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 272 pgs / 200 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/16/2021 Awaiting stock



Art & Vinyl
Edited by Jeffrey Fraenkel, Antoine de Beaupré.

Art & Vinyl is an exhilarating new look into the history of the vinyl record as a medium for modern and contemporary visual art. This beautifully designed and printed publication is the first book to >>more

Fraenkel Gallery/Editions Antoine de Beaupré
ISBN 9782912794291
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 TRADE
Hbk, 12.5 x 12.5 in. / 450 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 Out of stock

Astrid Kirchherr with the Beatles
Introduction by Vladislav Ginzburg. Text by Maurizio Guidoni.

Astrid Kirchherr, an immensely talented art and fashion student in postwar Hamburg, was poised for a meteoric rise to success in the 1960s art scene thanks to her sense of style and keen eye. A >>more

ISBN 9788862085748
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock

Bill Owens: Altamont 1969
Edited with text by Claudia Zanfi. Text by Sasha Frere-Jones, Bill Owens.

Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 presents a new and previously unpublished series of photographs of the Rolling Stones’ infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.

The Altamont Speedway Free Festival has become an emblem of >>more

ISBN 9788862086233
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 48 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1975: Photographs by Barbara Pyle
Photographs by Barbara Pyle. Contributions by Eric Meola, Peter Doggett, Dave Brolan. Barbara Pyle’s intimate behind the scenes photographs from 1975 and the recording, rehearsing and touring of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Born to Run have been eagerly awaited for 40 years and are >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526341
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 228 pgs / 20 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/06/2015 In stock

Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs
Foreword by James Hillard. Text by Bill Bernstein, Nona Hendryx. The deluxe edition of Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs is limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. This collector’s item includes a signed photograph exclusive to this edition and is presented in a bespoke slipcase.

Containing >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526235
US $950.00 CAN $1260.00 SDNR20
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/22/2016 In stock

Festac ´77: 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture
Text by Alioune Diop, Barkley Hendricks, Audre Lorde, Dominique Malaquais, Marilyn Nance, Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Betye Saar, Wole Soyinka.

Early in 1977, thousands of artists, writers, musicians, activists and scholars from Africa and the Black diaspora assembled in Lagos for FESTAC ’77, the 2nd World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. The >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960984498
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 352 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 12/23/2019 In stock

Football Disco!
Edited with text by Pascal Claude. Text by Luciano Caldarelli, Christian Hahn, Grahame Waite.

As this fascinating book shows, the football record—which turns out to be a vast subgenre of its own—has more to offer than just music: the sleeves of these seven-inch records outline the history of football >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960985969
US $35.00 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 424 pgs / 930 color.
Pub Date: 12/23/2019 In stock

Gavin Watson: Oh What Fun We Had!
Text by Andrea Rosso.

Taking its name from the Madness song of the same name, British photographer Gavin Watson’s (born 1965) Oh What Fun We Had! disrupts the popular notion of skinheads and council-estate residents as problematic figures, while >>more

ISBN 9788862086349
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 12 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock

Goin’ Home with the Rolling Stones ’66: Photographs by Gered Mankowitz
Text by Gered Mankowitz. Foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham.

By the start of 1966, the Rolling Stones’ position as rock gods was established. They were making serious money and splashing out on new homes and cars. Their official photographer and friend, Gered Mankowitz, was >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526747
US $29.95 CAN $41.95 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 10 color / 90 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/03/2020 In stock

Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival
Edited by Amelia Davis, Tony Nourmand. Introduction by Nat Hentoff. Foreword by President Bill Clinton. Designed by Graham Marsh.

Jim Marshall is known as the defining father of music photography and his intimate photographs of the greats of rock & roll, country, folk, blues and jazz are legendary. Renowned for his extraordinary access and >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526327
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 336 pgs / 600 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 In stock

Jimmy Katz: Closed Session
Edited by Marco Pierini.

In a career spanning nearly 30 years, the New York–based music photographer Jimmy Katz (born 1957) has become a key figure on the American jazz scene, and is best known for his photographs of the >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836643790
US $35.00 CAN $49.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 110 color.
Pub Date: 03/17/2020 In stock

Johnny Cash at Folsom and San Quentin
Introduction by Marty Stuart. Text by Scott B. Bomar.

Carefully curated with full access to the Jim Marshall Archive, this powerful oversize volume offers the definitive view of Johnny Cash's prison concerts at Folsom in 1968 and San Quentin in 1969. Jim Marshall was >>more

Reel Art Press/BMG Books
ISBN 9781909526563
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 13.25 in. / 144 pgs / 30 color / 120 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 In stock

Kai Schäfer: Worldrecords
Foreword by Peter Hook. Interview by Michael Bracewell.

WORLDRECORDS compiles highlights from the eponymous photo series by German artist Kai Schäfer (born 1971) of the great albums of music history, photographed on classic turntables. Albums featured include David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall >>more

Heni Publishing
ISBN 9781912122134
US $35.00 CAN $49.95 TRADE
Hbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 108 pgs / 45 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 In stock

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book ever to be produced in full collaboration with the members of the band. Celebrating 50 years since their formation, this definitive 400-page >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526501
US $69.95 CAN $92.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 12 in. / 400 pgs / 150 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/09/2018 In stock

Marilyn Manson by Perou
Text by Marilyn Manson, Perou.

“I often get asked, ‘Who was your favorite person to photograph?’ or ‘Who is the best person you’ve photographed?’” says photographer Perou. “It’s always ‘Marilyn Manson.’ Which is just as well, considering how many times >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526693
US $69.95 CAN $98.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 272 pgs / 325 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/09/2020 In stock

Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Edited with text by Nicholas Cullinan. Text by Margo Jefferson, Zadie Smith.

Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Michael Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in contemporary art. But while his impact on music, music video, dance, choreography and fashion is widely >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855147119
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 10.75 x 11 in. / 252 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

Michael Stipe: Volume 1

Volume 1 is the first in a series of publications presenting different aspects of Michael Stipe’s multifaceted artistic practice.

Volume 1 includes a focused presentation of 35 images, bringing together 37 years of Stipe’s practice >>more

ISBN 9788862085915
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 13 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

My Ramones: Photographs by Danny Fields
Text by Danny Fields, Michael Stipe, Seymour Stein, David Johansen.

Danny Fields first saw the Ramones play at CBGBs in New York in 1974, and instantly offered to manage them, also setting them up with a record deal. Originally published in a rare limited edition, >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526556
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 24 color / 202 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock

Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted
Foreword by Cameron Crowe. Introduction by Dave Brolan.

Neal Preston is one of the greatest rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his 40-year career. Produced in collaboration with Preston, this book marks the first time >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526457
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 336 pgs / 100 color / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017 In stock

Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs
Edited by Dave Brolan. Art direction by Richard Gray. Text by Neal Preston, Brian May, Roger Taylor.

Neal Preston is one of the most prolific and highly regarded rock photographers of all time. He began working with Queen in the mid 1970s as their tour photographer. He was present on the legendary >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526716
US $59.95 CAN $83.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 304 pgs / 100 color / 220 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2020 In stock

Ronnie Scott’s 1959–69
Introduction by Simon Whittle.

Ronnie Scott’s in London is one of the world’s most celebrated jazz clubs. Freddy Warren began photographing Ronnie Scott’s when it was still a construction site, and went on to photograph every major happening at >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526631
US $39.95 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/03/2019 In stock

Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool
Introduction by Carl Abrahamsson.

Spanning music, art and literature, the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and early 1980s were diverse but united by a DIY, anti-authoritarian attitude. Photographer Ruby Ray was there to >>more

Trapart Books
ISBN 9789198451238
US $39.95 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 8.25 in. / 200 pgs / 12 color / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock

Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance
Edited with text by Jens Hoffmann. Foreword by Elysia Borowy-Reeder. Text by Marsha Music, Joel Peterson, Robin K. Williams.

Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance is inspired by the vital history of music in Detroit and the legacy of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. It connects Detroit’s musical and political histories with a wide range of >>more

Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
ISBN 9780979199172
US $29.00 CAN $39.50 TRADE
Flexi, 9 x 12 in. / 140 pgs / 40 color / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock

The "Odessey": The Zombies in Words and Images
By The Zombies. Foreword by Tom Petty. Text by Scott B. Bomar, Cindy da Silva. Contributions by Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Paul Weller.

I remember first hearing 'She’s Not There' on the radio in my bedroom. So ethereal. So spooky ... the DJ said it was The Zombies from England. 'Of course,' I thought. 'That is exactly what >>more

Reel Art Press/BMG Books
ISBN 9781909526440
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 10 in. / 152 pgs / 62 color / 43 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/30/2017 In stock

The Beat Scene
Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

This magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. This amazing, untouched treasure trove of images was discovered when Reel Art Press was >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526266
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018 In stock

The Rat Pack
Edited by Tony Nourmand. Text by Shawn Levy.

Frank Sinatra's legendary clique defined life in the fast lane throughout the late fifties and early sixties, dominating American culture and epitomising a life of cocktails, love affairs and Hollywood glamour.

A select group of photographers, >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9780956648709
US $950.00 CAN $1260.00 SDNR20
Slipcased Hbk, 13.5 X 15.75 in. / 448 pgs / illustrated throughout
Pub Date: 10/01/2010 In stock

The Verve: Photographs by Chris Floyd
Edited by Dave Brolan. Foreword by Michael Holden. Introduction by Chris Floyd.

It has been 20 years since the colossal global success of The Verve’s era-defining Urban Hymns, and it remains one of the biggest-selling British albums of all time. Photographer Chris Floyd was embedded with the >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526532
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color / 45 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017 In stock

Total Excess
Edited by Dagon James. Foreword by David Talbot. Afterword by Peter Frampton. It has been said of Michael Zagaris’ photographic oeuvre that it is the “last untouched rock archive.” Zagaris was responsible for shooting everyone in the rock music scene in San Francisco in the 1970s and >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526402
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 272 pgs / 30 color / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/15/2016 In stock

Wobbly Sounds
By Jonny Trunk.

For this book, the acclaimed music and ephemera aficionado Jonny Trunk (editor of The Music Library and Dressing for Pleasure) has brought together over 150 of the most remarkable flexi discs. Cheap, disposable, often with >>more

Four Corners Books
ISBN 9781909829145
US $24.95 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Flexi, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 In stock

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music
By Michael Lang.

This is the official 50th-anniversary celebration of Woodstock, by the festival's co-creator and co-founder, Michael Lang. A large illustrated edition, it includes hundreds of photographs and documents accompanied by Lang's fascinating memories and insights into >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526624
US $59.95 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 150 color / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/25/2019 In stock



Black Dice & Jason Frank Rothernberg: Gore
Artwork by Black Dice. Photographs by Jason Rothenberg. Underground rock darlings Black Dice just released their fourth album, Broken Ear Record from DFA/EMI. Music enthusiasts may consider this first book--an extension of their highly visual melange of sound, performance, and art, with a >>more

ISBN 9780971367081
US $30.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 04/01/2006 Not available

Bob Dylan: 5 Songs
Edited by Ingrid Mössinger, Wolfram Ette. Text by Heinrich Detering, Rainer Vesely. Watercolors and gouches by Bob Dylan, produced between 1989 and 1992 for paintings that he planned to complete later, alongside texts from a series of talks that accompanied their exhibition: for each decade of Dylan's >>more

ISBN 9783866782457
US $55.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 288 pgs / 33 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2009 Not available

Patti Smith: Simply a Concert
Foreword by Fernanda Pivano. Text by Claudio Marra, John Rockwell. Rock legend Patti Smith is famed for her powerful onstage presence, depicted by many of photography's own legends. Robert Mapplethorpe's portraits of the young poet/singer were instrumental in defining her groundbreaking persona in 1970s. Still >>more

ISBN 9788862080996
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hbk, 12.5 x 9 in. / 96 pgs / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2009 Not available

The Times They Are The Changes
The international band of artist/musicians The Changes consider and conflate the influence and experience of the cultural explosions of the 80s and 90s: Rave, Metal, Acid, Punk, Gangster Rap, Krautrock and Disco, black, silver, gold, >>more

Nieves/Pam Books/Mu
ISBN 9783905714579
US $36.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 10 in. / 62 pgs / 62 color.
Pub Date: 06/30/2009 Not available


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