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Published on December 1st, 2014 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Dec. 2 and beyond)

DEC. 2

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
“The Leonard Bernstein Letters” (Paperback; author: John Byrne Cooke; Kindle; Yale University Press)

DISCO PATRICK & PATRICK VOGT
“Disco: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records” (Kindle; co-author: Robert Ashton; Soul Jazz Books, Nov. 30)

MICHAEL GARNICE
“The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae: The Complete Story of Reggae Told Through Its Greatest Songs, Famous and Forgotten” (Hardcover; Equinox Publishing, Nov. 30)

JOHN GLATT
“Live at the Fillmore East and West: Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock’s Greatest Legends” (Hardcover; Lyons Press)

MANIC STREET PREACHERS
“Assassinated Beauty: Photographs of Manic Street Preachers” (Hardcover: author: Kevin Cummins, NME’s chief photographer for more than a decade; Faber & Faber, Dec. 4)

LYLE OWERKO
“The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music, and the Urban Underground” (Kindle; Abrams Image, Dec. 1)

KEVIN PRESTED
“Punk USA: The Rise and Downfall of Lookout! Records” (Kindle; Microcosm Publishing, Dec. 1)

MICHAEL SANCHEZ
“Fiddle for Dummies” (Paperback; Kindle; For Dummies, Dec. 3)

MIKE SEEGER
“Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger’s Life and Musical Journey” (Paperback; author: Bill C. Malone; University of North Carolina Press, Dec. 1)

ANDY SIMONS
“Black British Swing: The African Diaspora’s Contribution to England’s Own Jazz of the 1930s and 1940s” (Hardcover; Northway Publications, Dec. 1)

ELIJAH WALD
“Talking ‘Bout Your Mama: The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap” (Paperback; Oxford University Press, Dec. 1)

DEC. 9

LEONARD COHEN
“On Tour with Leonard Cohen” (Hardcover; author: Sharon Robinson; powerHouse Books)

NICK DRAKE
“Remembered for a While” (Hardcover; Little, Brown and Company)

JON KIRBY & ROBBIE BUSCH
“Rock Covers” (Hardcover; Taschen, Dec. 8)

JOHN LENNON
“The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon’s Years of Revolution” (Paperback; author: James A. Mitchell; Seven Stories Press)

METALLICA
“Birth School Metallica Death: The Inside Story of Metallica (1981-1991)” (Paperback; authors: Paul Brannigan, Ian Winwood; Da Capo Press)

BRUCE PAVITT
“Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980–1988” (Paperback; Bazillion Points)

PRINCE
“Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain” (Hardcover; Kindle; author: Alan Light; Atria Books)

JOHN STEVENTON
“DJing for Dummies” (Paperback; For Dummies, Dec. 8)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“The Pitchfork Review Issue #4” (Paperback; Pitchfork Media)

DEC. 16

BOBBIE GENTRY
“Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Tara Murtha; Bloomsbury Academic, Dec. 18)

HOLE
“Hole’s Live Through This (33 1/3)” (Paperback; Kindle; author: Anwen Crawford; Bloomsbury Academic, Dec. 18)

TERRY O’NEILL (rock photographer)
“Terry O’Neill’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Album” (Hardcover; Antique Collectors’ Club, Dec. 18)

THE ROLLING STONES
“The Rolling Stones” (Hardcover; authorized illustrated history; foreword by former President Bill Clinton; Taschen, Dec. 15)

DEC. 23

KEITH HATSCHEK
“How to Get a Job in the Music Industry” (Paperback; Berklee Press)

JOHN LENNON
“John Lennon: The Collected Artwork” (Hardcover; Insight Editions)

DEC. 30

GRAHAM BONNET
“Graham Bonnet: The Story Behind the Shades” (Paperback; author: Steve Wright; Easy on the Eye Books, Dec. 28)

JASON HANLEY
“Music Lab: We Rock! A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History” (Paperback; Quarry Books, Jan. 1)

NORMAN JOPLING
“Shake It Up Baby! Notes From a Pop Music Reporter 1961-1972” (Paperback; RockHistory Ltd., Jan. 1)

ELVIS PRESLEY
“Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley” (Kindle), “Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley” (Kindle; author: Peter Guralnick; Little, Brown and Company)

TONY RETTMAN
“NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990” (Paperback; Bazillion Points)

MARK STRATFORD
“Boom Boom, Boom Boom: American Rhythm & Blues in England 1962-1966” (Paperback; Easy on the Eye Books, Dec. 28)

THE WHO
“Pretend You’re in a War: The Who & the Sixties” (Hardcover; author: Mark Blake; Aurum Press, Jan. 1)

JAN. 6, 2015

RICHARD BALLS
“Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story” (Paperback; Kindle; Soundcheck Books LLP, Jan. 5)

JAN. 13, 2015

HOWARD GOODELL
“The Story of Music: From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization” (Paperback; Pegasus, Jan. 15)

MARKY RAMONE
“Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone” (Hardcover; co-author: Richard Herschlag; Kindle; Touchstone)

JAN. 20, 2015

CHARLIE GRACE
“Rock & Roll’s Hidden Giant: The Story of Rock Pioneer Charlie Gracie” (Paperback; co-author: John A. Jackson; Alfred Publishing)

GRATEFUL DEAD
“No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead” (Hardcover; author: Peter Richardson; St. Martin’s Press)

GEORGE HARRISON
“George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door” (Hardcover; author: Graeme Thomson; Overlook Hardcover, Jan. 22)

BEN YAGODA
“The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song” (Hardcover; Kindle; Riverhead Hardcover, Jan. 22)

JAN. 27, 2015

DEBORAH VOIGT (operatic soprano)
“Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-To-Earth Diva” (Hardcover; Kindle; Harper)

FEB. 3, 2015

ANDREW GRANT JACKSON
“1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music” (Hardcover; Thomas Dunne Books)

PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS
“Wings Over New Orleans: Unseen Photos of Paul and Linda McCartney, 1975” (Hardcover; author: John Taylor; Pelican Publishing, Feb. 1)

STEVIE NICKS
“Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & Rumors” (Hardcover; author: Zöe Street Howe; Overlook Hardcover, Feb. 5)

MICHELE PRIMI
“Tragedies and Mysteries of Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Hardcover; White Star Publishers)

FEB. 10, 2015

BREAD
“Bread: A Sweet Surrender – The Musical Journey of David Gates, James Griffin & Co.” (Paperback; author: Malcolm Searles; Helter Skelter Publishing)

MARCH 3, 2015

RAY DAVIES
“Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story” (Paperback; Sterling)

TRACEY LAIRD, BRANDON LAIRD, SCOTT NEWTON
“Austin City Limits: Forty Years of Legendary Music” (Hardcover; Insight Editions)

LES McCANN
“Invitation To Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980” (Hardcover; Fantagraphics, March 5)

MARCH 17, 2015

TOM WHEELER
“The Stratocaster Continues: The Sixth Decade of the Fender Strat” (Paperback; Hal Leonard, March 15)

MARCH 24, 2015

LEONARD COHEN
“A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen” (Paperback; author: Liel Leibovitz; W.W. Norton & Company, March 23)

NELSON GEORGE
“The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style” (Paperback; William Morrow Paperbacks)

BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE
“It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era” (Hardcover; Rizzoli)

MARCH 31, 2015

AC/DC
“AC/DC FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the World’s True Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” (Paperback; author: Susan Masino; Backbeat Books)

TRAVIS BARKER (of Blink-182)
“Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums” (Hardcover; co-author: Gavin Edwards; Atlantic Publishing / Croxley Green)

THE BEATLES
“The Beatles: Then There Was Music” (Hardcover; author: Tim Hill; William Morrow, March 28)

TERRY BURROWS
“The British Invasion: The 1960’s Music Revolution Day by Day” (Hardcover; Chartbeat Books, April 1)

PRESTON LAUTERBACH
“Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis” (Hardcover; Kindle; W.W. Norton & Company, March 30)

NIRVANA
“I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana” (Paperback; author: Nick Soulsby; St. Martin’s Griffin)

THE ROLLING STONES
“The Rolling Stones FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Bad Boys of Rock” (Paperback; author: Gary J. Jucha; Backbeat Books)

APRIL 7, 2015

LISA ROBINSON
“There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll” (Paperback; Riverhead Trade)

APRIL 14, 2015

LITA FORD
“Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Kindle; Dey Street Books)

APRIL 28, 2015

BOB DYLAN
“Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964” (Hardcover; author: Ted Russell; Rizzoli)

GREIL MARCUS
“Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music: Sixth Edition” (Paperback; Kindle; Plume)

MAY 5, 2015

TOM HINGLEY
“Carpet Burns: My Life with Inspiral Carpets” (Paperback; Route Publishing, May 1)

BILL KREUTZMANN
“Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead” (Hardcover; co-author: Benjy Eisen; St. Martin’s Press)

MAY 12, 2015

JESSICA HOPPER
“The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic” (Paperback; Featherproof Books)

DAVID NICHOLS
“Dig: Australian Rock and Popular Music, 1960-85” (Paperback; Verse Chorus Press)

VARIOUS WRITERS
“Now Is the Time To Invent! Reports from the Indie-Rock Revolution, 1985-2000” (Paperback; Verse Chorus Press)

MAY 19, 2015

BOB MERSEREAU
“The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Paperback; Backbeat Books)

JON FINE
“Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)” (Hardcover; Kindle; Viking Adult)

MAY 26, 2015

JIM CROCE
“I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story” (Paperback; authors: Ingrid Croce, Jimmy Rock; Da Capo Press)

BOB DYLAN
“The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob” (Hardcover; author: David Kinney; Simon & Schuster)

MORRISSEY
“Morrissey FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About This Charming Man” (Paperback; author: D. McKinney; Backbeat Books)

JULY 7, 2015

MICHAEL RUFFINO (of Unband)
“Adios, Motherfucker: A Gentleman’s Progress Through Rock and Roll” (Paperback; ABEcco)

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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