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See, hear, read: experts from Suspect Video, HMV Superstore and Ben McNally Books offer their selections

They love it. We want it. Three red-hot releases

Cave of Forgotten Dreams“Werner Herzog got rare access to film inside the Chauvet Cave in France, the location of some of the earliest known human drawings. His sense of wonder is what elevates Cave of Forgotten Dreams from a documentary about art to art itself. We get his impressions of the site, as well as his meditations on what he is seeing and what he shares with these anonymous artists. If film is our only access to the caves, I’m grateful to have Herzog as our guide.”
—Luis Ceriz Owner of Suspect Video

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
directed by Werner Herzog
(Nov. 29)


The SMiLE Sessions“For Beach Boys fans like me, this box set is the Holy Grail. After Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson teamed up with Van Dyke Parks to create SMiLE, which Wilson hoped would be a ‘teenage symphony to God.’ The project was abandoned because of band tensions and Wilson’s deteriorating mental health, making it one of rock’s great lost records. He re-recorded it in 2004, and there are more bootlegs than you can shake a surfboard at, but they don’t compare to the real deal.”
—Bryson Parks Staffer at HMV Superstore

The SMiLE Sessions
The Beach Boys
(Nov. 1)


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines“Natalie MacLean is an award-winning sommelier who believes wine should be enjoyed by everybody, but she doesn’t get wrapped up in ideological battles in her new book. Instead, she offers engaging anecdotes about her travels in search of delicious but inexpensive vino. This book isn’t just for neophytes or experts— it can be enjoyed by both.”
—Rupert McNally Staffer at Ben McNally Books

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines
By Natalie MacLean
(Oct. 25)

(Illustrations by Mia Overgaard. Photographs: top courtesy of Alliance Atlantis; middle courtesy of Capitol Records; bottom courtesy of Random House of Canada)

 

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