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X-Ray Vision Ginger Baker – The Man Myth & Legend

Ginger Baker was, without question, the foremost drummer of his generation, having formed supergroups Cream and Blind Faith. In the early 1990s, author Geoffrey Giuliano received a call from Baker asking if he would be interested in writing his autobiography. From there, a turbulent, yet fruitful relationship ensued between the two. While the book they wrote together has yet to be published, here, at last, are the exclusive, in-depth, upfront, and highly personal conversations the two unlikely friends recorded in a Clarence, New York studio all those years ago. Ginger speaks his mind, holding forth on the particulars of his amazing life and work and in so doing reveals something he has always ardently tried to hide – that he is really a lovely, caring, sensitive man. For everyone interested in the history, art, and cultural significance of the popular music of the 20th century, this bold series is a once in a lifetime, must have audio event. Perfect for universities and all educational media as well as music fans everywhere, Contains adult language and mature themes. Not recommended for children. Parental warning – graphic content.

Wuthering Heights The Original Manuscript

Wuthering Heights is an 1847 novel by Emily Brontë, published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. It concerns two families of the landed gentry living on the West Yorkshire moors, the Earnshaws and the Lintons, and their turbulent relationships with Earnshaw’s adopted son, Heathcliff. It was influenced by Romanticism and Gothic fiction. Wuthering Heights is now considered a classic of English literature, but contemporaneous reviews were polarized. It was controversial for its depictions of mental and physical cruelty, and for its challenges to Victorian morality, and religious and societal values.

Wuthering Heights

Although Wuthering Heights is now a classic of English literature, contemporaneous reviews were deeply polarised; it was controversial because of its unusually stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty, and it challenged Victorian ideas about religion, morality, class and woman’s place in society. The English poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, although an admirer of the book, referred to it as “A fiend of a book – an incredible monster The action is laid in hell, – only it seems places and people have English names there.” Wuthering Heights was influenced by Romanticism including the novels of Walter Scott, gothic fiction, and Byron, and the moorland setting is significant. The novel has inspired many adaptations, including film, radio and television dramatisations; a musical and even a ballet.

Wrong Side of the Tracks The Rolling Stones – In Conversation

What is it which still drives The Rolling Stones, all well into their 70s (with the exception of guitarist Ron Wood) to continue to commit to the grueling grind of international touring year after year? Although they all have large families it certainly can’t be the money anymore. They pretty much all stopped drinking and drugging, and despite their sometimes outrageous appearance lead fairly conservative familial lives. The wild adulation of the fans, let’s face it, after 50+ years must, by definition, become rather tiresome. Yet still the answer as to why they continue to do what they do so well is very simple – it’s the music stupid. The fact is the Rolling Stones get the same incredible high-octane kick out of their music as the fans do. And why not play music into your 70s – all of their original heroes, the old Delta blues men certainly did! In this unique audiobook by actor, author, narrator Geoffrey Giuliano you’ll find the very best of the Stones in their own words and of those who know them best. For every committed fan, popular music historian, casual listener, student of 20th century art and culture, curious commuter, as well as all library and school systems, here is the perfect audio addition to your collection. Listen to it, learn from it, and enjoy the incredible spectacle, high art and unthinkable longevity of the fabulous and imaginative rock band founded so many years ago by the late great Brian Jones. Ladies and gentlemen The Rolling Stones!