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Published on August 28th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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Your Music Book Store (Aug. 28 and Beyond)

Here’s our weekly rundown of upcoming new music book releases …

Read on.

AUG. 28 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“Yellow Submarine” (Hardcover; fully authorized graphic novel adaptation; illustrator: Bill Morrison; Digital Book; Titan Comics)

JORMA KAUKONEN (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna co-founder and guitarist)
“Been So Long: My Life and Music” (Hardcover; foreword by Grace Slick; Digital Book; Audiobook; Thomas Dunne Books)

VARIOUS EDITORS
“The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained” (Hardcover; DK)

SEPT. 4 RELEASES

THE BEATLES
“The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962-1970” (Hardcover; author: Mark Lewisohn; eBay; Merch; Hamlyn)

SEX PISTOLS
“The Sex Pistols – 1977: The Bollocks Diaries” (Hardcover; Cassell)

SEPT. 8 RELEASES

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
“The Music of Charlie Chaplin” (Paperback; author: Jim Lochner; McFarland Publishing)

SEPT. 14 RELEASES

STEVE FORBERT
“Big City Cat: My Life in Folk-Rock” (Paperback; co-written with Therese Boyd; the book is accompanied by a CD soundtrack titled “The Magic Tree,” featuring songs gleaned from previously recorded acoustic demos with new backing tracks; PFP Inc.)

SEPT. 17 RELEASES

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
“Don’t Stop Believin’: A Memoir” (Hardcover; BookDepository.com; eBay; Penguin Books Australia)

SEPT. 18 RELEASES

DESSA
“My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dutton)

K.K. DOWNING (Judas Priest co-founder and guitarist)
“Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest” (Hardcover; contributor: Mark Eglinton; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Da Capo Press)

PEARL JAM
“Pearl Jam: Art of Do The Revolution” (Hardcover; author: Joe Pearson; IDW Publishing)

OCT. 2 RELEASES

JESSIE JAMES DECKER
“Just Jessie: My Guide to Love, Life, Family, and Food” (Paperback; Digital Book; Dey Street Books)

BOB DYLAN
“That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound: Dylan, Nashville, and the Making of Blonde on Blonde” (Hardcover; author: Daryl Sanders; Digital Book; Chicago Review Press)

LED ZEPPELIN
“Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin” (Hardcover; the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band; Reel Art Press)

EDDIE VAN HALEN
“Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story” (Hardcover; author: Paul Brannigan; Digital Book; Da Capo Press)

OCT. 9 RELEASES

JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO
“Imagine” (Hardcover; eBay; Merch; Grand Central Publishing)

PUSSY RIOT
“Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism” (Hardcover; author: Nadya Tolokonnikova; Digital Book; HarperOne)

OCT. 15 RELEASES

PRINCE
“Prince: Before the Rain” (Hardcover; author: photographer Allen Beaulieu; eBay; Merch; Minnesota Historical Society Press)

OCT. 16 RELEASES

LEONARD COHEN
“Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen” (Hardcover; author: longtime friend Eric Lerner; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Da Capo Press)

IRON MAIDEN
“Iron Maiden: Album By Album” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; eBay; On Tour; Merch; Voyageur Press)

CHRIS STEIN (of Blondie)
“Point of View: New York City and the Birth of New Wave” (Hardcover; Rizzoli)

VIKKI TOBAK
“Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop” (Hardcover; foreword by Questlove; Digital Book; Clarkson Potter)

TINA TURNER
“My Love Story: A Memoir” (Hardcover; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Atria Books)

TOWNES VAN ZANDT
“My Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music, Genius, and Rage” (Hardcover; author: longtime road manager and producer Harold F. Eggers, with L.E. McCullough; Backbeat Books)

OCT. 18 RELEASES

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
“Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Peepshow (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Samantha Bennett; eBay; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic)

OCT. 23 RELEASES

CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD
“Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Touchstone)

ROGER DALTREY
“Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Henry Holt and Co.)

CHRIS DIFFORD
“Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze” (Hardcover; Paperback; Digital Book; On Tour; Free Preview; Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

MEREDITH OCHS
“Rock-and-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Sterling)

ARTIMUS PYLE
“Street Survivor: Keeping the Beat in Lynyrd Skynyrd” (Hardcover; co-author: Dean Goodman; Backbeat Books)

FRANK SINATRA
“The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra” (Paperback; author: longtime manager Eliot Weisman, with Jennifer Valoppi; Free Preview; eBay; Merch; Hachette Books)

PATTI SMITH
“Just Kids (Illustrated Edition)” (Hardcover, with new material and never-before-seen photographs; Digital Book; Ecco)

OCT. 26 RELEASES

ROBERT CHRISTGAU
“Is It Still Good to Ya? Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017” (Paperback; Bibliography; Duke University Press Books)

OCT. 30 RELEASES

BEASTIE BOYS
“Beastie Boys Book” (Hardcover; authors: Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Spiegel & Grau)

JAMES BROWN
“James Brown: Black and Proud” (Hardcover graphic novel, originally released in France in 2016; author: Xavier Fauthoux; Digital Book; IDW Publishing)

GORDON LIGHTFOOT
“Lightfoot” (Paperback; author: Nicholas Jennings; eBay; On Tour; Penquin Canada)

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
“Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me” (Hardcover; Harper Design)

NOV. 1 RELEASES

TORI AMOS
“Tori Amos’s Boys for Pele (33 1/3)” (Paperback; author: Amy Gentry; eBay; Merch; Bloomsbury Academic)

NOV. 6 RELEASES

ERIC CLAPTON
“Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton” (Hardcover; author: Philip Norman; Digital Book; eBay; Merch; Little, Brown and Company)

STEVIE NICKS
“Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks” (Paperback; author: Stephen Davis; St. Martin’s Griffin)

NOV. 13 RELEASES

ALICE IN CHAINS
“Alice in Chains: The Untold Story” (Paperback; author: David de Sola; Free Preview; eBay; Merch; Thomas Dunne)

THE BEATLES
“The Roof: The Beatles’ Final Concert” (Hardcover; author: Ken Mansfield; eBay; Merch; Post Hill Press)

BING CROSBY
“Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star – The War Years, 1940-1946” (Hardcover; author: Gary Giddins; Digital Book; eBay; Little, Brown and Company)

QUEEN
“Queen: Album By Album” (Hardcover; author: Martin Popoff; eBay; On Tour, with Adam Lambert; Merch; Voyageur Press)

LOU REED
“Lou Reed: A Life” (Paperback; author: Anthony DeCurtis; Free Preview; Little, Brown and Company)

JEFF TWEEDY
“Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.” (Hardcover; Digital Book; Dutton)

NOV. 27 RELEASES

GLENN SHORROCK
“Now, Where Was I?: My career with The Twilights, Axiom & Little River Band and back again” (Hardcover; New Holland Publishers)

DEC. 4 RELEASES

GEDDY LEE
“Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass” (Hardcover; Harper Design)

JONI MITCHELL
“Joni Mitchell: The Norman Seeff Sessions” (Hardcover; author/photographer: Norman Seeff; Insight Editions)

DEC. 11 RELEASES

PETER GRANT
“Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond – The Story of Rock’s Greatest Manager” (Hardcover; author: Mark Blake; Da Capo Press)

APRIL 16, 2019 RELEASES

COCTEAU TWINS
“Stars and Topsoil: Unearthing the Cocteau Twins” (Paperback; author: Nicola Meighan; Jawbone Press)

JUNE 11, 2019 RELEASES

ELTON JOHN
“Elton John FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Rocket Man” (Paperback; author: Donald Gibson; Backbeat Books)

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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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