Music Books

20 Products

Buy Music Books online from some of your favourite artists. With a range of Cheap Music Books at The Works, choose from biographies, how to play guides and dummies guides.

View

Beautiful, colourful artwork in this sing-along If You're Happy and You Know It Sound book! Each book has a big sound button, which is perfect for little hands! Product Information: ISBN: 9781838520854 Author: Sin Autor Publisher: Editorial Base Format: Hardback Pages: 10

5 ({1})
£5.00 RRP £7.99 Save £2.99 (37% Off RRP)

Read aloud with this fantastic Hickory Dickory Dock Sound Book! The perfect classic read for you and your little one at storytime! Push the button and sing along! Product Information: ISBN: 9781838520847 Author: Igloo Books Ltd Publisher: Igloo Books Ltd Format: Hardback Pages: 10

4.5 ({1})
£5.00 RRP £7.99 Save £2.99 (37% Off RRP)

Explore the story of the Fab Four from the very early years in 1960's Liverpool through to conquering world fame! Using the most iconic images and photographs to illustrate the Beatles' journey form the backstreets of Liverpool and Hamburg to sell-out concerts in the Shea Stadium in the USA. Take a trip down Abbey Road and reminisce like it was Yesterday. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912332410• Author: Michael O'Neill { Carolyn Thomas• Publisher: Danann Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 109• Dimensions: 27.5 x 27.5 x 3cm

5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

It was July 1985 at Wembley Stadium when Queen proved to their doubters that they were, in fact, they best live band in the world! The iconic performance is still voted 'The World's Greatest Rock Gig' in the music industry polls! There really is no other band with the sheer power, emotion, showmanship, charisma and magnetism that the classic line-up of Mercury, May, Taylor and Deacon performing live on stage. They really are the champions. Celebrate their 50 year legacy, from 1970-2020, with this stunning portrayal of the beauty of the rock legends. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912332557• Author: Danann Publishing• Publisher: Danann Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 109• Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 1.5cm

5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)
4.8 ({1})
£16.00 RRP £18.00 Save £2.00 (11% Off RRP)

Discover the inspiring story of Brian May's Red Special in this fantastic story of the legend and his life's work! Fully revised and updated, this is the story of the home-made guitar that rocked Queen and the World! Brian reveals all, from the guitar's origins to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the set of Bohemian Rhapsody to opening the Academy Awards in 2019 where the film scooped four Oscars.  All of this is accompanied by original diagrams, sketches and notes from the building of the guitar, as well as a selection of classic photographs including Brian on stage with his guitar, close-ups and even an X-ray.  Rare images are included throughout, as the entire guitar was dismantled and photographed for the book. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787394858 Author: Brian May Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 144 Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 x 2.2cm

3.9 ({1})
£8.00 RRP £16.99 Save £8.99 (53% Off RRP)

Everything in the story of Meat Loaf is big. From the place he was born; to the family he was born into; to the sound he made; and of course the records he sold - nearly 50 million in Britain and America alone. But when the messianic rock opera Bat Out of Hell was released in 1977, it became one of the biggest albums of all time, selling over 45 million copies worldwide to date. Its release marked the start of a rollercoaster ride of incredible highs and seemingly career-ending lows. Now, Mick Wall will bring this extraordinary story up to date, drawing on the hours he spent with Meat Loaf, both in interviews and on tour, as well as offering up a unique insight from those who have known him best. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409173557 • Author: Mick Wall • Publisher: Trapeze • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm

3.1 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £9.99 Save £6.99 (70% Off RRP)

Eric Clapton is acknowledged to be rock's greatest virtuoso, the unrivalled master of its most essential tool, the solid-body electric guitar. Clapton transformed three of the 1960s' most iconic bands - the Yardbirds, Cream and Blind Faith - walking away from each when it failed to measure up to his exacting standards. No life has been more rock 'n' roll than Clapton's in his epic consumption of drugs and alcohol, his insatiable appetite for expensive cars, clothes and women - most famously revealed when he fell in love with Pattie Boyd, the wife of his best friend, George Harrison, and the inspiration for 'Layla'. With the benefit of unrestricted access to family members, close friends and fellow musicians, and his encyclopaedic knowledge of Sixties music and culture, Philip Norman has created the definitive portrait of this brilliant insecure, often pain-racked man. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781474606578 • Author: Philip Norman • Publisher: W&N • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm

3.7 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £10.99 Save £7.99 (73% Off RRP)

The singer, movie star and cultural icon that is Elvis Presley was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century! Known as the King of Rock and Roll and popularising the music genre by bringing it to the mainstream during the 1950s. Celebrate his phenomenal impact on popular culture of the time, including his good looks, talent and sexualised performances that scandalised the mid-50s America. After his death, Elvis remains the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music and second, only to The Beatles, with record sales of over 250 million! So it is Now Or Never, celebrate the remarkable life of the artist Always On My Mind... Elvis Presley! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912332366• Author: Michael O'Neill { Carolyn Thomas• Publisher: Danann Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 109• Dimensions: 27.5 x 27.5 x 3cm

3.5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

Joni Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto, Ontario.  In 1965, she moved to the U.S. and began touring. Settling in Southern California, Mitchell, with popular songs like Big Yellow Taxi and Woodstock, helped define an era and a generation. Mitchell's fifth album, For the Roses, was released in 1972. She then switched labels and began exploring more jazz-influenced melodic ideas, by way of lush pop textures, on 1974's Court and Spark, which featured the radio hits Help Me and Free Man in Paris and became her best-selling album. With stunning photography and a riveting narrative, Lady of the Canyon is the story of one of the most important female recording artists of the last 50 years.  Product Information: • ISBN: 9781912918249 • Author: Michael A O'Neill • Publisher: Sona Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 26.67 x 20.96 x 1.27 cm

4.5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

Learn one of the most popular and remarkable instruments in the world with this Complete Beginners Guide to Guitar! Whether you aspire to play for fun or to live out your pop-star dreams at Wembley, strum your first chord today and in no time you'll be on your guitar journey. From developing basic skills to learn vital chords and understanding music, become a guitar legend. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912918034• Author: Sona Books• Publisher: Sona Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 158• Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 x 2cm

5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £19.99 Save £9.99 (50% Off RRP)

Celebrate the phenomenon that is Music and take a trip into all album's history in The Greatest 100 Albums To Own on Vinyl! Collating the greatest and most extraordinary albums to have ever been pressed and sold on vinyl since the '50s! From bands to solo artists that made music possible, dive into the sleeve art or the limited edition extras of records themselves. It is time to discover the ultimate artists and their best records for the definitive list of vinyl - a must-have companion for any music-lover! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912918058• Author: Sona Books• Publisher: Sona Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 143• Dimensions: 28 x 22 x 2cm

5 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £19.99 Save £9.99 (50% Off RRP)

In Paris, terror stalks the Opera Garnier. Stories of a terrifying ghost haunting the theatre create panic amongst the musicians and audience. But the ghost is no supernatural phenomenon, but a living, deformed man, Erik, who is hopelessly in love with a promising singer: the beautiful Christine Daae. When her childhood friend Raoul begins courting her, Erik erupts in jealousy and soon the phantom becomes violent and reckless. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788282352• Author: Gaston Leroux • Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 269• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.5cm

4.5 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £6.99 Save £3.99 (57% Off RRP)

Before he was responsible for some of the most iconic drumming in popular music, Stephen Morris grew up in industrial Macclesfield. Far removed from the bright lights and manic energy of nearby Manchester, he felt stifled by suburbia and feared he might never escape.  Then he joined Joy Division - a pioneer of the rousing post-punk sound that would revolutionise twentieth-century rock. Following widespread critical acclaim, Joy Division were at the height of their powers and poised to break the US, when lead singer, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. Part memoir, part scrapbook and part aural history: Stephen Morris recollects growing up in the North West to the founding of New Order. And by turns profound and wry, this book subverts the mythology and allows us to understand music's power to define who we are and what we become. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472126221 • Author: Stephen Morris • Publisher: Constable • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3 cm

4.7 ({1})
£3.00 RRP £9.99 Save £6.99 (70% Off RRP)

Achieving a hit in every decade since the 1950s, Cliff Richard stands alone in pop history... Join the phenomenal legend as he tells his story, in his own words, in this highly anticipated new autobiography!  Coming of age in 1950's London, he began his music career at Soho's legendary 2i's Cafe. Now, approaching his 80th birthday with record sales of over 250m and counting...  Discover his story, from forging the way for British rock 'n' roll with his unique sound to playing live across the world, with a constant backdrop of screaming fans. Delve into Cliff's life as he looks back on his humble upbringing, and how he went on to fulfil his wildest dreams by becoming a pop star and even a film star. Talking of finding Christianity, reflecting on the ups and downs of life in the public eye, and revealing how the false allegations against him changed his life forever, this is the must-have read for all Cliff Richard fans. He's seen era-defining pop stars come and go, and he's still making new music, with a new project to be released this year! Here's his story of how he made it all happen. 'Before Cliff Richard and the Shadows, there was nothing worth listening to in British music.' - John Lennon. Product Information: ISBN: 9780957490765 Author: Cliff Richard Publisher: Ebury Press Format: Hardback Pages: 416 Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.8cm

4.1 ({1})
£10.00 RRP £20.00 Save £10.00 (50% Off RRP)

Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate? This book distills the fruits of a lifetime's immersion as one of Bach's greatest living interpreters. Product information: ISBN: 9780141977591 Author: John Eliot Gardiner Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Format: Paperback Pages: 672

5 ({1})
£8.99 RRP £12.99 Save £4.00 (31% Off RRP)

* The frank, shocking and inspiring autobiography of Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'the world's biggest band' (MOJO)* 'Book of the Year' N.M.E. Product information: ISBN: 9780751535662 Author: Anthony Kiedis Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Format: Paperback Pages: 480

4.9 ({1})
£7.99 RRP £10.99 Save £3.00 (27% Off RRP)

Fundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of more than forty years in Schoenberg's life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. Product information: ISBN: 9780571196586 Author: Arnold Schoenberg Publisher: Faber & Faber Format: Paperback Pages: 240

3.7 ({1})
£11.99 RRP £16.99 Save £5.00 (29% Off RRP)

The definitive no-holds-barred biography of John Entwistle, The Who's legendary bass guitarist! It is an unequivocal fact that in terms of rock bands, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who represent Year Zero; the beginning of all things, ground-breakers all. To that end, John Entwistle - the Who's beloved bassist - is also without question one of the most important and influential figures in the annals of rock. He is also among an even more rarefied few by virtue of his being such a fascinating, transfixing and gloriously oversized character. However, Entwistle has not been the subject of a major biography. With the full co-operation of the Entwistle family, The Ox will correct this oversight and in doing so, shine a long overdue light on one of the single greatest, and most impactful figures in rock history. After his untimely death, many of these stories were shuttered away into the memories of his family, friends, and loved ones, but now, for the first time, The Ox will introduce us to the man behind the myth-the iconic and inimitable John Entwistle. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472129383 • Author: Paul Rees • Publisher: Constable • Format: Hardback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 3.8cm

4.9 ({1})
£6.00 RRP £20.00 Save £14.00 (70% Off RRP)

The Sixties ended a year late on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again. The next day would see the dawning of a new era. 1971 saw the release of more monumental albums than any year before or since and the establishment of a pantheon of stars to dominate the next forty years Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, the solo Beatles and more. January that year fired the gun on an unrepeatable surge of creativity, technological innovation, blissful ignorance, naked ambition and outrageous good fortune. By December rock had exploded into the mainstream. How did it happen? This book tells you how. It's the story of 1971, rock's golden year. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784162061 • Author: David Hepworth • Publisher: Black Swan • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.7 cm

3.5 ({1})
£7.00 RRP £9.99 Save £2.99 (30% Off RRP)