Books: Annie Leibovitz – American Music (2004)

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by Mark Saleski

From the cool & creepy photo of the record left on Elvis’ turntable the day he died (“The Stamps”) to the beautiful and somewhat bittersweet picture of Johnny Cash and June carter, Annie Leibovitz’ American Music is just filled to overflowing with photo portraits of a wide range of musical Americana.

Mind you, this is not just “Americana” in the old-timey, tradition sense…as folks like Beck, Michael Stipe and Dr. Dre make appearances.

Very cool stuff.

My favorite is the picture of Tom Waits hunched over a calliope like the mad musical scientist that his is.

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Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski is a writer and music obsessive based out of the woods of central New Hampshire. A past contributor to Jazz.com, Blogcritics.org and Salon, he originated several of our weekly features including the Friday Morning Listen, (Cross the) Heartland, WTF! Wednesday, and Sparks Fly on E Street. Follow him on Twitter: @msaleski. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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