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Present Tense

By Barney Hoskyns
Authors:
Barney Hoskyns
'Present Tense is an anthology to savour . . . giving you as sharp a portrait of this unknowable band as you could hope for . . . Radiohead fans will love it' Classic RockA Rock's Backpages anthology of Radiohead, the most radical and fascinating rock band in modern music history, edited and introduced by Barney Hoskyns.For over 25 years, Radiohead have been the most radical and fascinating rock band in the world. Fearless in their desire to change and shape-shift, the Oxfordshire quintet has - through the nine studio albums from 1993's Pablo Honey to 2016's A Moon-Shaped Pool - consistently stretched the boundaries of what 'rock' means and does. Anchored in Thom Yorke's soaring voice and elliptical lyrics, and in the compositional genius of guitarist/keyboardist Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead continue to astonish as they approach their fourth decade.Present Tense collects the best writing on this most literate of pop groups, from the earliest local reports about On A Friday - Radiohead's first moniker - through the inspired commentary of Mark Greif and Simon Reynolds to the trenchant profiles of Will Self, John Harris and others. It's an anthology that goes a long way towards explaining what Rock's Backpages editor Barney Hoskyns describes as the band's 'seriousness, emotional grandeur and willingness to stare humanity's dystopian hi-tech future in the face'.
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Pink Floyd All The Songs

By Jean-Michel Guesdon, Philippe Margotin
Authors:
Jean-Michel Guesdon, Philippe Margotin
The newest addition to the best-selling All the Songs series details the unique recording history of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most commercially successful and influential rock bands.Since 1965, Pink Floyd been recording sonically experimental and philosophical music, selling more than 250 million records worldwide, including two of the best-selling albums of all time Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. In Pink Floyd All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their nearly 200 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the tensions that helped drive the band.Organized chronologically by album, this massive, 544-page hardcover begins with their 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the only one recorded under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership; through the loss of Barrett and the addition of David Gilmour; to Richard Wright leaving the band in 1979 but returning; to Roger Waters leaving in 1985 and the albums recorded since his departure, including their 2014 farewell album, The Endless River, which was downloaded 12 million times on Spotify the week it was released. Packed with more than 500 photos, All the Songs is also filled with stories fans treasure, such as Waters working with engineer Alan Parsons to employ revolutionary recording techniques for The Dark Side of the Moon at Abbey Road Studios in 1972 or producer Bob's Ezrin's contribution in refining Water's original sprawling vision for The Wall.

PandoraHearts Odds and Ends

By Jun Mochizuki
Authors:
Jun Mochizuki
The dark whimsy of Jun Mochizuki's world comes to vivid life in this art book that features over 120 color and black-and-white illustrations from the New York Times-bestselling PandoraHearts series, as well as her first work, Crimson-Shell, among others. Favorite characters from the series take center stage in elaborate, breathtaking, full-color tableaus that fans of Mochizuki's work will instantly recognize. Also included in this beautiful hardbound, slipcased book are brand-new, never-before-published pieces, as well as countless rough and colored sketches! Readers of Mochizuki's series and art lovers alike will not want to miss this sumptuous feast for the eyes!

PandoraHearts, Vol. 22

By Jun Mochizuki
Authors:
Jun Mochizuki
A question is posed to Oz Vessalius once more. The answer he deduces after overcoming the chains of infinite despair that bound him becomes a blinding light, piercing through the jet-black darkness. As though hope can be spun out of the fragile threads of one's heart...

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, Vol. 3

By Magica Quartet
Authors:
Magica Quartet
When she fails to save Sayaka, Mami is overcome by despair and loneliness. With the fate of every Magical Girl made clear before her, Mami chooses to embrace death rather than fight on. As Mami sets out to deliver herself into the hands of the witch, Kyouko rushes to confront her former mentor. Mami's soul gem steadily darkens-soon her doom will be certain. Can Kyouko give Mami a reason to fight on before her gem turns jet-black?

PandoraHearts, Vol. 21

By Jun Mochizuki
Authors:
Jun Mochizuki
What you have been granted is the 'possibility' of survival.'I want you to be 'happy'...' With these parting words, one man sacrifices himself to save Oz and his companions, who have been chased into a corner. That sentiment succeeds in awakening Oz's heart, long held captive in the depths of his own soul, as though breaking all the chains that bind him... But when Oz learns of the heavy price of his revival, can his resolve withstand it?

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, Vol. 2

By Magica Quartet
Authors:
Magica Quartet
Mami has joined with a new magicalgirl partner in her efforts to rid the city of witches. Miki Sayaka is a little green, but her swordsmanship is an undeniable asset to the cause. But Sayaka brings more than her blade to battle: her friend Madoka has joined the girls on their latenight missions. Mami doesn't want to pressure Madoka into a decision about becoming a magical girl, but how long can Madoka remain on the sidelines as a passive witness when her friends are in danger?

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, Vol. 5

By Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu, Takashi Tensugi
Authors:
Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu, Takashi Tensugi
Trapped inside the witch's barrier with the vengeful Kanna, Umika and Kaoru struggle to protect Kazumi as their beloved friend slowly succumbs to her darkening soul gem. If the girls can rally, the witch's grief seed could be used to purify all of their gems, but even that would be only a temporary solution. Facing cruel fate and questions of her own identity, Kazumi will make the ultimate choice whether or not to join her friends in their vendetta against destiny in the final volume of The Innocent Malice!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, Vol. 1

By Magica Quartet
Authors:
Magica Quartet
Mami's warm personality has made it difficult for her to adjust to her solitary life as a magical girl, where survival often takes precedence over kindness. When she meets Kyouko Sakura, a fellow lone wolf, she is excited at the prospect of working together with another magical girl and forging a friendship built on ultimate trust. But many are the sacrifices all magical girls must make, and the consequences of Kyouko's choice are only just becoming clear to her. When the pain becomes unbearable, will Kyouko remain standing beside Mami as a force for the greater good...?

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, Vol. 4

By Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu, Takashi Tensugi
Authors:
Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu, Takashi Tensugi
From the very start, it was Kazumi who drew the girls of the Pleiades Saints together. But no magical girl, however beloved by her friends, is exempt from the fate that awaits them all. Fearing that the evil nut may be accelerating Kazumi's transformation, the girls are divided - can the process be delayed, or should they take out Kazumi while they still can?

PandoraHearts, Vol. 20

By Jun Mochizuki
Authors:
Jun Mochizuki
The pathetic farce that has unfolded in earnest is no more than an absurd yarn spun by the man who caused the Tragedy of Sablier by following his heart's desires. The players in his tale begin dancing with abandon, their emotions bottled up inside, as though they are marionettes manipulated by a master puppeteer . . .

PandoraHearts, Vol. 19

By Jun Mochizuki
Authors:
Jun Mochizuki
The truth of the being known as Oz Vessalius is exposed to Pandora, which has been captured by Leo and the Baskervilles. Amidst the warped tragedy that plays out mercilessly, the one who has lost everything catches a glimpse of the ridiculous fairy tale contrived by one man. The forbidden box has just been opened . . . What will be found within?

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, Vol. 3

By Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu, Takashi Tensugi
Authors:
Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu, Takashi Tensugi
A teen girl named Kazumi is roused one evening to find that she was kidnapped while she slept! Bursting from the trunk that held her, Kazumi discovers that not only has she been stripped of her clothes, but also of the memories of her life before the kidnapping. When she is recovered by a pair of schoolgirls, she doesn't recognize them as her best friends and roommates, Umika and Kaoru. As Kazumi tries to settle back into her normal life, she quickly realizes that her former "normal" was anything but! Kazumi has taken a vow to fight evil witches...as a Magical Girl?!

PandoraHearts, Vol. 18

By Jun Mochizuki
Authors:
Jun Mochizuki
The tragedy that befell a bustling city a hundred years earlier. Eyes of ill omen. Stone seals. The warped gears that have continued turning since long ao play out a requiem for one who was much loved. The solemn sound of the dirge colors the world that hears it a melancholy gray... as though it was always meant to be....

Puella Magi Oriko Magica, Vol. 2

By Magica Quartet
Authors:
Magica Quartet
Oriko, a magical girl with the gift of foresight, knows the fate that awaits any girl who accepts Kyubey's offer of supernatural powers. But when she is struck with a terrible vision of the future-of the devastation caused by the transformation of a single, powerful witch-she decides to take action and prevent the girl from becoming a magical girl in the first place. To draw Kyubey away from the girl's potential, she directs him instead to Yuma, a little girl whose parents were killed by a witch. Despite Yuma's eagerness to gain powers that will enable her to protect herself, that gift will be the thing that ultimately destroys her...

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, Vol. 2

By Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu, Takashi Tensugi
Authors:
Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu, Takashi Tensugi
Once again, Kazumi has been abducted, stolen away from the Pleiades Saints, a group of Magical Girls who were her companions before she lost her memory. Her captor, Yuuri, bears a grudge against the Pleiades Saints and intends to kill Kazumi as payment for the one who was taken from her. Yuuri's magical powers allow her to artificially create witches like the ones Kazumi and her friends encountered earlier - and she intends to use her magic on Kazumi! Why destroy the Pleiades Saints herself when Yuuri can have one of the Saints do it for her?!

PandoraHearts, Vol. 17

By Jun Mochizuki
Authors:
Jun Mochizuki
The determined feelings of one man cross the divides of time and space, bringing to light the past hidden in the depths of his memories. Thus, reality begins to swirl and shift, as if the desires of his heart have been the darkness gnawing at everything all along . . .

Puella Magi Oriko Magica, Vol. 1

By Magica Quartet, Kuroe Mura
Authors:
Magica Quartet, Kuroe Mura
Oriko, a magical girl with the gift of foresight, knows the fate that awaits any girl who accepts Kyubey's offer of supernatural powers. But when she is struck with a terrible vision of the future - of the devastation caused by the transformation of a single, powerful witch - she decides to take action and prevent the girl from becoming a magical girl in the first place. To draw Kyubey away from the girl's potential, she directs him instead to Yuma, a little girl whose parents were killed by a witch. Despite Yuma's eagerness to gain powers that will enable her to protect herself, that gift will be the thing that ultimately destroys her ...

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, Vol. 1

By Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu
Authors:
Magica Quartet, Masaki Hiramatsu
A teen girl named Kazumi is roused one evening to find that she was kidnapped while she slept! Bursting from the trunk that held her, Kazumi discovers that not only has she been stripped of her clothes, but also of the memories of her life before the kidnapping. When she is rescued by a pair of schoolgirls, she doesn't recognize them as her best friends and roomates, Umika and Kaoru. As Kazumi tries to settle back into her normal life, she quickly relizes that her former 'normal' was anything but!Kazumi has taken a vow to fight evil witches ... as a Magical Girl?!

PandoraHearts, Vol. 16

By Jun Mochizuki
Authors:
Jun Mochizuki
Oz. Leo. Inescapable tragedy assaults and binds the two. He is no more. That simple truth tears their hearts apart like castles of sand caving in . . . But will history repeat itself when, in the midst of their sorrow, the two are pitted against each other in a struggle that could end in catastrophe?