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The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwritersby Daniel Rachel
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A collection of brand-new, in-depth, and revealing conversations about songwriting with some of the world's most-noted hitmakers
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.
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 songwriters makes this book the essential word of songwriting—as spoken by the songwriters themselves.
About the Author
DANIEL RACHEL is a writer and musician. He wrote his first song when he was sixteen and was the lead singer of Rachel's Basement. A specialist in Forum Theatre direction, he lives in north London with his partner and three children. The Art of Noise is his first book.
Table of Contents
Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe
List of Illustrations
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