First and foremost, thanks again to everyone for your hard work on your proposals, and for your patience. We received some truly outstanding proposals and it was very tough to make the final call, but we are very excited with what we have planned!

We are pleased to announce the next batch of 15 books for the series. We have a great range – everything from Elvis to Leonard Cohen to Janet Jackson. Below you will find our brilliant new additions to the 33 1/3 series, which will be publishing from Fall 2020 through Fall 2021.


Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall, by Manuel Betancourt

Suicide’s Suicide, by Andi Coulter

Various Artists’ I’m Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, by Ray Padgett

Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope, by Ayanna Dozier

Elvis Presley’s From Elvis in Memphis, by Eric Wolfson

24-Carat Black’s Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth, by Zach Schonfeld

Sam Cooke’s Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963, by Colin Fleming

Elton John’s Blue Moves, by Matthew Restall

Donna Summer’s Once Upon a Time, by Alex Jeffery

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads, by Santi Elijah Holley

Carole King’s Tapestry, by Loren Glass

Janelle Monáe’s The Archandroid, by Alyssa Favreau

Duran Duran’s Rio, by Annie Zaleski

Pearl Jam’s Vs., by Clint Brownlee

Roxy Music’s Avalon, by Simon Morrison


Congratulations to all the authors whose projects were chosen. We truly appreciate the support of all of our readers and contributors alike. Happy reading!

And, as you know, we have four exciting 33 1/3s publishing this spring:  Tom Petty’s Southern Accents, by Michael Washburn, The Shangri-Las’ Golden Hits of the Shangri-Las, by Ada Wolin, Odetta’s One Grain of Sand, by Matthew Frye Jacobson, and Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible, by David Evans.

Which of the new books are you most excited about? Give us a shout on Twitter @333books and continue to follow along for more updates.

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