1001 Songs: The Great Songs Of All Time And The Artists, Stories And Secrets Behind Them
Publish Date: 2006-09-01
Author: Toby Creswell
The fascinating stories behind more than a thousand best-loved songs from the last 50 years are explored in this entertaining collection. Intriguing background and biographical information on each song and its artist from Elvis and Fatboy Slim to Leonard Cohen and Pulp is included alongside more than 400 rare, full-color photographs of the musicians. Keeping in line with the way that iPods and other portable mp3 players have changed the way people listen to music with personalized playlists and mixes just a few clicks away this collection places more emphasis on specific songs than entire albums. The eclectic mix of profiled songs are randomly ordered, similar to a playlist, widening listeners' horizons while educating them on a variety of styles and artists.