Music and Film

Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall

Paperback, 18/05/2017, €19.85
The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? This title deals with the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995. It takes you on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more.

Set the Boy Free

Paperback, 01/06/2017, €12.75
Few groups have had a bigger impact than The Smiths and few guitarists are as celebrated as Johnny Marr. His signature sound was crucial to the Smiths success, but tensions within the band led to his departure in 1987 and the end of the group after just four albums. In this book, he tells his own side of the story.

Hamilton The Revolution

Hardback, 06/10/2016, €36.60
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Finest Music The: Early Irish Lyrics

Paperback, 16/03/2017, €14.20
In a series of timeless and modern-day renditions, the author introduces us to the poems that founded Ireland's rich literature.

Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography

Paperback, 18/05/2017, €10.95
As one of only three musicians to sell over 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air. This book tells Phil Collins' candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines.

Speed of Sound

Paperback, 01/06/2017, €19.95
The 'engaging, emotional, funny and surprising' (JJ Abrams) memoir of the electronic music and technology pioneer Thomas Dolby

From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars

Paperback, 25/04/2017, €19.95
An intimate portrait of what makes a rock star by Virginia Grohl, the mother of Dave Grohl, one of the generation's most gifted and loved musicians. My Son the Rock Star features an exclusive introduction by Dave Grohl.

sgt peppers lonely hearts club band

Hardback, 06/04/2017, €28.40
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of what many think is the greatest Beatles album. This book is all about the Beatles, the music on the album, the recording process, how the disc was received at the time and how subsequently it has been acknowledged as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. It also looks at the state of the world in 1967.

How to Play the Piano

Hardback, 06/10/2016, €12.95
"If listening to music is soothing for the soul, then playing music is achieving enlightenment. It's going from kicking a ball around with a few pals to playing alongside Messi."