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Passionate, personal, and articulated from the lens of a masterful historian with a sharp interest in the topic A book that feels immersive without being stuffy, authoritative without being dismissive, and historical without being boring It takes a rare writer to cover acts as disparate as Van Halen, The Dixie Chicks, and NWA with equal gravitas and knowledge, but in Lighters in the Sky Reiff has done just that. UPROXX Veteran music critic Corbin Reiff catalogs a well researched, year by year breakdown of the most seminal concerts in each of the last six decades Business Insider A first rate tribute The next best thing to actually being there It s pretty apparent from the onset that Reiff has put in a considerable amount of time and research into this project and by drawing from a plethora of various different sources he makes sure he gets it right Lighters in the Sky succeeds on all levels It s a splendid escapist, time travel trip through the greatest live concerts in history Classic Rock Revisited Must read Will no doubt spawn plenty of playful heated conversations SalonOne of the best music books of 2017 It s a great book to pick up and debate with and about Vinyl Me, Please In his carefully researched tome, Reiff captures the best performances of the last 50 plus years It s a way to travel back and vicariously live these shows Consequence of Sound Corbin has brilliantly captured the magic and excitement of being in the crowd at a historic concert If you were born too late to see Bruce Springsteen s Darkness on the Edge of Town tour or you couldn t score tickets to Kanye West s Yeezus show, you missed out but reading this smart, insightful, deeply researched book is the next best thing Simon Vozick Levinson, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, MTV News Both a comprehensive history of memorable concerts over nearly 60 years and an instant conversation starter Steven Hyden, author, Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me Reiff does a commendable job of translating a half century of intangible musical energy into a compelling panorama of cultural evolution Will Toledo, Car Seat HeadrestPerformance Energy Spectacle These Shows Are Legendary.Here s How They Went Down.Live In the age of the studio and digital downloads, that four letter word stands as the true test of the performer s talent and the fan s commitment.The true greats deliver in concert, and every once in a while they deliver with a sound and fury that rings through the ages James Brown at the Apollo Led Zeppelin at Earl s Court Nirvana at Reading The night Tupac, Biggie and Big Daddy Kane found a stage big enough to share at Madison Square Garden Radiohead at Glastonbury Some shows crystallize a particular moment in a great performer s career, like Bowie s farewell to Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith and Prince s epic set at the Forum at the height of his purple reign Some the original Woodstock, The Last Waltz, Lollapalooza 91 and Coachella 99 define an era.The live moment can be hard to capture with a microphone or a camera, let alone on the page In veteran music writer Corbin Reiff s deep dive through decades of epic gigs often including interviews with the participants he brings these concerts crackling back to life with revealing and lost details about what it was like on the stage and in the hall Here are the cultural contexts, the backstage dramas, the split second artistic decisions and the technical details behind the best shows of our amplified age Year by year, concert by concert, this is a book that s loud and guaranteed to start an argument.Corbin Reiff is a senior music writer for Uproxx He has written for some of the biggest music publications, including Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, The A.V Club, Ultimate Classic Rock, and Guitar World....

Title : Lighters in the Sky: The All-Time Greatest Concerts, 1960-2016
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ISBN : 1944713182
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Lesser Gods October 10, 2017
Number of Pages : 256 pages
File Size : 878 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Lighters in the Sky: The All-Time Greatest Concerts, 1960-2016 Reviews

  • Goodneighbor
    2019-03-01 10:33

    Great book! There's a lot of behind the scenes details that you'd never know if you didn't attend the concert yourself and the authors enthusiasm jumps off the pages. The book is written chronologically so if you have to put it down it's easy to pick right up at the year you left off and it flows just like the history...

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-08 13:18

    Reiff does an incredible job of picking you up and setting you down in the middle of every concert he writes about. Not only does he detail the experience itself, he provides context and circumstance behind each one. His passion for live music pours from the page and will inspire you. I definitely recommend listening to the featured artist's music while reading to fully immerse yourself in the experience. If you love music, you will love this book.

  • Jay
    2019-03-20 16:13

    If you are a music connoisseur or someone that can appreciate the history of the best concerts over the last 56 years, this is the book for you!

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-12 14:16

    This book puts you right in the venue of each concert! The realness of each and every chapter brings forth the music, the ambience, the artist! A real great collection of all time great bands/musicians! A must read!

  • Mary Pluth
    2019-02-28 14:13

    Very well-researched and highly interesting. This is a super-fun walk down Memory Lane, with some amazing little-known facts about some of the most famous, (and some not-so-famous) live performances. The author's passion for the subject is very evident, and he creates excitement in the reader. I absolutely recommend this as a holiday gift for the music lover in your life!

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-02-22 15:24

    Outstanding writing!!! The way the author writes the book it makes you feel like you attended the concerts! Well written and flows very well! Easy to read, great for all fans of music, covers all the genres! Excellent book can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • Kevin H.
    2019-03-15 15:17

    A must read for any true music fan. Awesome work Mr Reiff!

  • Fred Bethel
    2019-02-26 09:12

    This is an awesome read for those who love music. Well written and keeps you engaged from start to finish. Highly recommended!