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Description - The 100 Greatest Cover Versions by Robert Webb

The first in the 'Playlist' series, The Ultimate Playlist, showcases the 100 greatest cover versions of some of the greatest songs ever written. Cover versions are an interesting concept, as it shows a song in a different light and may cause the song to gain a new audience through this experimental recording process. Each of the 100 tracks has the artist which covered the song and the name of the artist who wrote, or performed, the song originally. Through an engaging web of stories detailing the background of each track, how artists came to cover them and how sometimes these cover versions become more popular than the original. The book has surprises for the new and old music fans which may be surprised to find that their favourite artist, or groups, most famous single was a cover version. In the age of digital downloading, where music fans download single tracks rather than an artists entire album, the playlist is becoming the means for music fans of putting together a personal compilation album of their favourite songs.This 'digital mix-tape' is a principle feature of the main media players such as iTunes and Spotify and this book, and series, aims to guide listeners through large and often bewildering back catalogues of the major artists catalogues - as well as key genres in popular music - by suggesting key tracks which can form a thorough playlist for your computer or MP3 player.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857160195
ISBN-10: 0857160192
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 196
Imprint: McNidder & Grace
Publisher: McNidder & Grace
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Webb

Robert Webb combines a career in journalism with editing work for publishers. He has contributed music features, columns and interviews to The Independent, Mojo, Time Out and BBC Radio, amongst others. He has also edited several books on music. He is the co-author (with Nigel Williamson) of The Rough Guide to the Best Music You've Never Heard (Penguin).

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