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Book Title: Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 (revised edition)|
The author of the book: Simon Goddard
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 553 KB
Edition: Titan Books
Date of issue: February 1st 2013
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Read full description of the books Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 (revised edition):The Smiths’ brief but brilliant career lasted only five years, long enough to carve their name as the greatest and most influential British band of the 1980s. From the perfect pop of �This Charming Man’ to their iconic masterpiece The Queen Is Dead, songwriters Morrissey and Johnny Marr created a body of work which saw them championed as the Lennon and McCartney of their day Songs That Saved Your Life has been hailed by both fans and critics as the essential book on The Smiths’ music. The first examination of the group by acclaimed Mozipedia author Simon Goddard, it details the writing and recording of the entire Morrissey/Marr catalogue from their first bedroom demo to the band’s sudden split including lost tracks and rare outtakes. This brand new edition has been thoroughly revised by the author to include an even more comprehensive studio chronology and easily referenced appendices covering live, radio and TV appearances. For new and diehard apostles alike, Songs That Saved Your Life remains the definitive document on the art of The Smiths.
Read information about the authorSimon Goddard is a British music journalist and the author of several books about pop. These include Ziggyology (the origins of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust), Simply Thrilled (the preposterous story of Postcard Records) and Rollaresque (The Rolling Stones retold as a picaresque novel), all published by Ebury.
His 2009 Mozipedia, an encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths – also the subject of his first book, Songs That Saved Your Life – was voted Mojo magazine readers’ Book of the Year and has also been published in the USA and Brazil.
He is represented by Jenny Brown Associates in Edinburgh.
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