Today is Record Store Day, a day with its story beginning in the United States as late as 2007 (officially). Today, Record Store Day is a worldwide celebration of music, records and independent record shops – the places that continue to act as hubs for music lovers to engage and immerse themselves in sound – even in these days of the iPod, audio streaming subscription services and online media. For such a day, at the Book People we thought we would go through some of our products which could help you better appreciate the music you listen to… and could even give you a new-found appreciation for music you’re not so keen on!
Take your music listening to the next level, or find yourself your next record store purchases with 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Packed full of pictures, production insight and opinions from the world’s leading music journalists, the book offers readers the opportunity to dig a little deeper into their favourite music, and offers suggestions for classic albums that must be listened to for various sonic, visual and cultural reasons. From Billie Holiday to the Beatles to Bowie and beyond, this book will enlighten your ears and open your eyes to new music.
We’ve all been asked this question a million times: if you were stuck on a deserted island, what album would you take with you? When it comes to music I think we all have an album that we struggle to imagine life without. Fully loaded with facts, figures and interesting trivia you’re unlikely to find elsewhere, Desert Island Discs: Flotsam & Jetsam takes readers through decades of the extensive archives of the hugely popular BBC Radio 4 programme, including information on everything from Beethoven to the Beatles.