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Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #69 Frank Zappa Hot Rats By Charlie Freak
eBook (ePub): $5.60
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Book #69 in the series, Frank Zappa, Hot Rats. Thought of as THE Jazz/Rock Fusion record, the album has become legendary on so many levels. The performances were absolutely stunning & it was Ian... More > Underwood's time to shine. His work on the Sax, Clarinet, Flute & Keyboards was groundbreaking & brought him International notoriety. Max Bennett (bass), John Guerin, Paul Humphrey & Ron Selico (drums), Sugarcane Harris & Jean-Luc Ponty (violin) all gave career best performances & yet, this album was still dominated by Frank Zappa! His Production & Engineering demands for the album pushed forward the recording industry by a decade. Hot Rats was also the album where Zappa unleashed his guitar prowess to the world, stunning fans with his originality & fluidity, along with the sonic masterpieces he created. But more than anything, it was his songwriting. These pieces truly defied categorization, as Zappa merged the Blues, Jazz, R&B & Soul all into a collection of timeless Rock & Roll songs for the ages!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #69 Frank Zappa Hot Rats By Charlie Freak
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Book #69 in the series, Frank Zappa, Hot Rats. Thought of as THE Jazz/Rock Fusion record, the album has become legendary on so many levels. The performances were absolutely stunning & it was Ian... More > Underwood's time to shine. His work on the Sax, Clarinet, Flute & Keyboards was groundbreaking & brought him International notoriety. Max Bennett (bass), John Guerin, Paul Humphrey & Ron Selico (drums), Sugarcane Harris & Jean-Luc Ponty (violin) all gave career best performances & yet, this album was still dominated by Frank Zappa! His Production & Engineering demands for the album pushed forward the recording industry by a decade. Hot Rats was also the album where Zappa unleashed his guitar prowess to the world, stunning fans with his originality & fluidity, along with the sonic masterpieces he created. But more than anything, it was his songwriting. These pieces truly defied categorization, as Zappa merged the Blues, Jazz, R&B & Soul all into a collection of timeless Rock & Roll songs for the ages!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #83 the Guess Who Share the Land By Charlie Freak
eBook (ePub): $11.00
(1 Ratings)
For far too long the Guess Who have been "written off", especially in America, as nothing more than a prolific singles band, but it does not come near to telling the whole truth. Two of... More > their outstanding albums have found their way into this Book Series, including American Woman & this stunning achievement, Share the Land. Every single song is of the finest quality, with many becoming Rock Classics. The music ranges from straight-ahead Rock & Roll, to the Blues, Jazz, R&B and even Country, plus the lyrics were written in the aftermath of the Massacre at Kent State University. Here, Burton Cummings was at his very best laying out most of the ways in which the Status Quo has us trapped into living our lives for the benefit of society and not ourselves...all the while looking up towards God and wondering why? This book digs deep into both the music & lyrics and helps the reader to understand why this brilliant collection of songs is so very important for humanity, especially today in this upside down world!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #83 the Guess Who Share the Land By Charlie Freak
Paperback: $19.31
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For far too long the Guess Who have been "written off", especially in America, as nothing more than a prolific singles band, but it does not come near to telling the whole truth. Two of... More > their outstanding albums have found their way into this Book Series, including American Woman & this stunning achievement, Share the Land. Every single song is of the finest quality, with many becoming Rock Classics. The music ranges from straight-ahead Rock & Roll, to the Blues, Jazz, R&B and even Country, plus the lyrics were written in the aftermath of the Massacre at Kent State University. Here, Burton Cummings was at his very best laying out most of the ways in which the Status Quo has us trapped into living our lives for the benefit of society and not ourselves...all the while looking up towards God and wondering why? This book digs deep into both the music & lyrics and helps the reader to understand why this brilliant collection of songs is so very important for humanity, especially today in this upside down world!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album # 42 Dan Fogelberg Phoenix By Charlie Freak
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Most Rock critics & historians have somehow labelled Dan Fogelberg as a Soft-Rock specialist & a crafter of fine melodies & Love Ballads. However, this is so far from the truth! His music... More > ROCKS & defines him as one of the most brilliant songwriters, guitarists & producers in the history of Rock & Roll. Fogelberg's discography ranks amongst the very best ever assembled, at the same level as say, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell & Stevie Wonder. However, with his albums Phoenix & The Innocent Age, Fogelberg created two absolute masterpieces that represent pure genius! On the Phoenix album, Fogelberg conceived an eternal song cycle crafted around the ancient Sanskrit word, Samsara, the true Cycle of Life (Birth, Life, Death & Re-birth). Thus, the title track, Phoenix, became the physical representation of this eternal journey through our Life Cycle. On the album, Fogelberg wove these important lyrics to his brilliant music seamlessly, as each was an extension of the other! Every fan of his music will cherish this book!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album # 42 Dan Fogelberg Phoenix By Charlie Freak
eBook (ePub): $9.65
Most Rock critics & historians have somehow labelled Dan Fogelberg as a Soft-Rock specialist & a crafter of fine melodies & Love Ballads. However, this is so far from the truth! His music... More > ROCKS & defines him as one of the most brilliant songwriters, guitarists & producers in the history of Rock & Roll. Fogelberg's discography ranks amongst the very best ever assembled, at the same level as say, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell & Stevie Wonder. However, with his albums Phoenix & The Innocent Age, Fogelberg created two absolute masterpieces that represent pure genius! On the Phoenix album, Fogelberg conceived an eternal song cycle crafted around the ancient Sanskrit word, Samsara, the true Cycle of Life (Birth, Life, Death & Re-birth). Thus, the title track, Phoenix, became the physical representation of this eternal journey through our Life Cycle. On the album, Fogelberg wove these important lyrics to his brilliant music seamlessly, as each was an extension of the other! Every fan of his music will cherish this book!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #53 Joni Mitchell the Hissing of Summer Lawns By Charlie Freak
eBook (ePub): $11.22
The Hissing of Summer Lawns was a landmark album for Joni Mitchell as it followed up her biggest selling album (& one of the best ever released), Court & Spark. Mitchell could have chosen to... More > play it safe & release Court & Spark part 2, but she didn't. She challenged her fan base with her growing appreciation of complex rhythms, Jazzy chords & a style of musical progression that reflected rhetorical questions. Her lyrics were no longer easy to decode personal confessions but convoluted essays that observed the human condition. Mitchell began to write about characters that portrayed the most controversial aspects of our controlled society, demonstrating that when we allow others to think for us, we are victims in life; whereas, when we take control of our thoughts we begin to experience true freedom, often for the first time. All of the questions that Mitchell asked on Hissing led her to the brilliant conclusion, Shadows & Light, that all life is DUALITY, "this & that" & not "this or that"! An incredible book!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #53 Joni Mitchell the Hissing of Summer Lawns By Charlie Freak
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The Hissing of Summer Lawns was a landmark album for Joni Mitchell as it followed up her biggest selling album (& one of the best ever released), Court & Spark. Mitchell could have chosen to... More > play it safe & release Court & Spark part 2, but she didn't. She challenged her fan base with her growing appreciation of complex rhythms, Jazzy chords & a style of musical progression that reflected rhetorical questions. Her lyrics were no longer easy to decode personal confessions but convoluted essays that observed the human condition. Mitchell began to write about characters that portrayed the most controversial aspects of our controlled society, demonstrating that when we allow others to think for us, we are victims in life; whereas, when we take control of our thoughts we begin to experience true freedom, often for the first time. All of the questions that Mitchell asked on Hissing led her to the brilliant conclusion, Shadows & Light, that all life is DUALITY, "this & that" & not "this or that"! An incredible book!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #16 Dire Straits Love Over Gold By Charlie Freak
eBook (ePub): $11.00
The Dire Strait's album, Love Over Gold, saw songwriter, lead singer & guitarist Mark Knopfler take full control over not only his band but the finished product as well, as he added the title of... More > Producer to his credits. The result? The #16 Most Important Album of all time! From beginning to end, Knopfler created another masterpiece, to follow up Dire Strait's previous gem, Making Movies. And while Knopfler continued his new style of massive soundscapes on "Gold", lyrically he directed his genius wit towards the controlling elements of society, scathing the status quo over five, unforgettable songs that represented perhaps the finest songwriting in the history of Rock music. Knopfler took the listener on a moving journey across society's landscape pointing out how the masses were being controlled & by whom. At times the album was intense & moving, suspenseful, painfully truthful, hysterically funny, caustic & severe & painstakingly tender & honest, it was unforgettable & taught us the value of Love Over Gold!< Less
Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #16 Dire Straits Love Over Gold Abridged Edition By Charlie Freak
eBook (ePub): $9.65
The Dire Strait's album, Love Over Gold, saw songwriter, lead singer & guitarist Mark Knopfler take full control over not only his band but the finished product as well, as he added the title of... More > Producer to his credits. The result? The #16 Most Important Album of all time! From beginning to end, Knopfler created another masterpiece, to follow up Dire Strait's previous gem, Making Movies. And while Knopfler continued his new style of massive soundscapes on "Gold", lyrically he directed his genius wit towards the controlling elements of society, scathing the status quo over five, unforgettable songs that represented perhaps the finest songwriting in the history of Rock music. Knopfler took the listener on a moving journey across society's landscape pointing out how the masses were being controlled & by whom. At times the album was intense & moving, suspenseful, painfully truthful, hysterically funny, caustic & severe & painstakingly tender & honest, it was unforgettable & taught us the value of Love Over Gold!< Less

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