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Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music

UK Publisher: Faber

The perfect gift for music fans and anyone who loves artists like Elvis Presley, Randy Newman, Sly Stone, Robert Johnson, and Harmonica Frank.

In 1975, Greil Marcus’s Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock ‘n’ roll and continues to be sought out today by music fans and anyone interested in pop culture. Looking at recordings by six key artists–Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman, the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley–Marcus offers a complex and unprecedented analysis of the relationship between rock ‘n’ roll and American culture.

In the latest edition, Marcus provides an extensively updated and rewritten Note and Discographies section, exploring the recordings’ evolution and continuing impact.

Greil Marcus is the author of Double Trouble, Dead Elvis, Lipstick Traces, The Old, Weird America and Mystery Train. His...