(dist. by HBG)
Fender: The Golden Age 1946—1970 (May, $29.99) by Martin Kelly et al. includes the largest collection of Fender advertising ever assembled.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
(dist. by IPG)
Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter (July, $26.95) by Randy L. Schmidt chronicles the singer's life, from stardom and struggles with anorexia to her untimely death.
DA CAPO PRESS
Thriller: The Musical Life of Michael Jackson (June, $25) by Nelson George views the iconic musician through the prism of his bestselling album. 50,000 first printing.
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland: A Visual Companion (Mar., $50) by Mark Salisbury. Behind-the-scenes glimpses of Burton's latest film, opening in March.
Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle (Aug., $50) follows a notable journey that began in 1977.
Advanced Recording Contract Negotiations for Music Business Professionals (Mar., $165) by Moses Avalon.
HAL LEONARD/AMADEUS PRESS
Working with Bernstein (May, $24.99) by Jack Gottlieb recounts the author's experiences as a composer working closely with Leonard Bernstein for more than 30 years.
The Gentleman Press Agent: Fifty Years in the Theatrical Trenches with Merle Debuskey (May, $29.99) by Robert Simonson remembers Broadway's all-time busiest theater publicist.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Opera for All Seasons: 60 Years of Indiana University Opera Theater (Apr., $39.95) by Marianne Williams Tobias et al. celebrates the company in more than 300 photos and drawings.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
(dist. by Univ. Press of New England)
Lotfi Mansouri: An Operatic Journey (July, $39.95) by Lotfi Mansouri with Donald Arthur. One of opera's driving forces recounts his life.
OHIO UNIV. PRESS
Stories from the Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music (June, $59.95), edited by Sara Grimes et al., recalls many top folksingers of the 1950s; includes CD.
The Man with the Golden Touch: How the Bond Films Conquered the World (Aug., $25.95) by Sinclair McKay examines how the Bond franchise owners have maintained its top box office performance.
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Take 100: The Future of Film (May, $75) by Phaidon Press editors. Ten influential film festival directors survey 100 emerging filmmakers.
REYNOLDS & HEARN
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The Complete ABBA (May, $27.95) by Simon Sheridan salutes the Swedish Fab Four and considers how they achieved their trademark harmonies.
(dist. by NBN)
Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz (Mar., $40) by Randall Sandke corrects the misconceptions surrounding this classic musical idiom.
The Collaborations of Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro (Apr., $40) by Andrew F. Rausch explores the working relationship between this cinema duo.
Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again (Apr., $19.95) by Gary Calamar and Phil Gallo. Two record store veterans recall the retail refuges that enthralled music lovers for some three generations.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Stan Kenton: This Is an Orchestra! (May, $24.95) by Michael Sparke remembers the pianist/composer/ arranger who led some of jazz's top bands.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers (Apr., $40) by Anthony Slide.
(dist. by Abrams)
My Generation: The Glory Years of Rock (Apr., $45) by Alwyn W. Turner, photos by Harry Goodwin, documents Top of the Pops, the British music TV show of the '60s and '70s, and the people who provided the soundtrack to those times.
Neil Young: Long May You Run, the Illustrated History (May, $30) by Daniel Durcholz and Gary Graff treats the musician's 41 studio albums, six live releases, and decades of touring.