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Author Rachel, Daniel, author.

Title The art of noise : conversations with great songwriters / Daniel Rachel.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.


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 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  782.4216 RACHEL    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  782.4216 RAC    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  782.4216 RACHEL    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xiv, 514 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Note Reprint. Originally published as: Isle of noises : conversations with great British songwriters. London : Picador, 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-487) and index.
Summary "The art of noise offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing, to the inspiration behind their most successful songs, to the techniques and methods they have independently developed to foster their creativity. Contributors include: Sting, Ray Davies, Robin Gibb, Jimmy Page, Joan Armatrading, Noel Gallagher, Lily Allen, Annie Lennox, Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher, Laura Marling, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, and many more. Each interview is approached with depth of understanding--of the practice of songwriting, but also of each musician's catalog. The result is a collection of conversations that's probing, informed, and altogether entertaining--what contributor Noel Gallagher called "without doubt the finest book I've ever read about songwriters and the songs they write." The collected experience of these artists makes this book the essential word on songwriting--as spoken by the songwriters themselves. "-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Ray Davies -- Robin Gibb -- Jimmy Page -- Bryan Ferry -- Joan Armatrading -- Chaz Jankel -- John Lydon -- Mick Jones -- Paul Weller -- Sting -- Andy Partridge -- Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook -- Madness -- Annie Lennox -- Billy Bragg -- Johnny Marr -- Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe -- Lee Mavers -- Damon Albarn -- Noel Gallagher -- Jarvis Cocker -- Lily Allen -- Laura Marling.
Subject Composers -- Great Britain -- Interviews.
Lyricists -- Great Britain -- Interviews.
Popular music -- Writing and publishing -- Great Britain.
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Songwriting.
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Composition.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians.
Added Title Conversations with great songwriters
Isle of noises : conversations with great British songwriters.
ISBN 9781250051295 (paperback)
1250051290 (paperback)
9781466865211 (e-book)
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