Here are the best music-related books of 2013 — in alphabetical order, of course — that we saved a place for on the Spin Cycle bookshelf this past year.
by John M. Borack It’s always a beautiful thing when great musicians get together for a great cause, and that very thing occurred in North Hollywood, CA earlier this year when a talented and eclectic array of more than 50 …
by John M. Borack Here’s some quick ruminations on a handful or two of discs both new and not-so-new… Maxi Dunn’s Edmund & Leo finds the UK songstress back with another pleasant collection of tunes. “Change the Record” is one …
This first-rate documentary looks back at George Martin’s incredible career as a producer, both with The Beatles and well beyond the band.
“Return of the Stuff That Dreams of” presents two CDs of rustic American music from the 1920s and ’30s.
The deluxe edition of this set packages Harrison’s “Early Takes Volume 1” CD, DVD and Blu-ray editions of the Martin Scorcese documentary.
John, Paul, George and Ringo are together again in a limited-edition, screen-printed collection based on the animation art from The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.”
Considering the key period it was in their career, it’s surprising there aren’t more books about The Beatles’ time in Germany. Spencer Leigh remedies this.
2012 was a great year for new music, with albums from former major label favorites sharing space with releases from relative upstarts from the indie pop world. For my money, here’s a look at the best of the best from last year.
Learn some of the basic ins and outs of George Harrison’s handwriting during the Beatle years.