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Author Thompson, Dave, 1960 January 3-

Title Hearts of darkness : James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the unlikely rise of the singer-songwriter / Dave Thompson.

Imprint Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Southington Library - Adult  781.6409 THO    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  781.64 THO    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 322 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index.
Contents Prologue: But satisfaction brought him back -- Where the children play -- Sweet Baby James -- Before the deluge -- Fire and rain -- Wild world -- Places in my past -- Nothing but time -- Another Saturday night -- You love the thunder -- Hey Mister, that's me! -- Silent sunlight -- Night owl -- The cat that came back (they thought they'd seen the last of it) -- Shaky town -- On the road to find out -- Under the falling sky -- The blues is just a bad dream -- Epilogue: Where are they now?
Summary Hearts of Darkness is the story of a generation's coming of age through the experiences of its three most atypical pop stars. James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Cat Stevens could never have been considered your typical late-sixties songwriters. Self-absorbed and self-composed, all three eschewed the traditional means of delivering their songs, instead turning its process inward. The result was a body of work that stands among the most profoundly personal art ever to translate into an international language, and a sequence of songs. From Sweet Baby James and Carolina in My Mind, to Jamaica Say You Will and These Days, to Peace Train and Wild World. That remain archetypes not only of what the critics called the singer-songwriter movement, but of the human condition itself.
Subject Taylor, James, 1948-
Browne, Jackson.
Stevens, Cat, 1948-
Popular music -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Subject Browne, Jackson. (OCoLC)fst00088013
Stevens, Cat, 1948- (OCoLC)fst01917168
Taylor, James, 1948- (OCoLC)fst00255798
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
Added Title James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the unlikely rise of the singer-songwriter
ISBN 9781617130311
Standard No. 40020742319
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