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Message 152: Book Update

I received word today from Ashgate Publishing that The Music and Art of Radiohead is scheduled for an early 2005 publication. If all goes as planned, the book will be available January 2005.

There are several ways to pre-order. The book is available for pre-ordering online directly from Ashgate in both paperback and hardback versions. The book is also listed for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk in both paperback and hardback versions.

The book is also available via Amazon.fr (France), Amazon.de (Germany), and Amazon.co.jp (Japan).

Here is the book’s description: The Music and Art of Radiohead includes compelling close readings of the English band’s music, lyrics, album cover art and music videos as well as critical commentary on interviews, reviews and the documentary film Meeting People is Easy. Established and emerging academic scholars engage Radiohead’s music and art via concerns of broader implication to contemporary cultural studies. Topics range from the band’s various musical and multivalent social contexts to their contested situation within a global market economy; from asking the question, ‘how free is art?’ to considering the band’s musical influences and radical sonic explorations. Together, the essays form a comprehensive discussion of Radiohead’s entire oeuvre, from Pablo Honey to Hail to the Thief, with a special focus on the critically acclaimed best-selling albums Kid A and Amnesiac.

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