Lighters in the Sky

The All-Time Greatest Concerts, 1960-2016
by Corbin Reiff
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Publisher: Lesser Gods

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

ISBN: 9781944713430

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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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**." —*Salon*

“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, ...