Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-2001

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"McCartney writes as freely—and often as beautifully—as a blackbird sings....[He] is a genius with the common touch."—Stephen Logan, The Sunday Times [London]
The hardcover publication of Blackbird Singing, the first collection of Paul McCartney's poems and lyrics, was an international cultural event—celebrated in concert halls, at literary festivals, and in newspapers and magazines throughout the world. "While McCartney is of a completely different cast than Bob Dylan, his appeal may be even greater than that of...

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Overview

"McCartney writes as freely—and often as beautifully—as a blackbird sings....[He] is a genius with the common touch."—Stephen Logan, The Sunday Times [London]
The hardcover publication of Blackbird Singing, the first collection of Paul McCartney's poems and lyrics, was an international cultural event—celebrated in concert halls, at literary festivals, and in newspapers and magazines throughout the world. "While McCartney is of a completely different cast than Bob Dylan, his appeal may be even greater than that of the latter great poet-songwriter," wrote Publishers Weekly; The Guardian hailed McCartney's words as "a remarkable feat of historical imagination." The best-selling Blackbird Singing now includes several new poems and lyrics, including "Freedom," which McCartney performed in New York City at a benefit concert last fall. To actually read McCartney's poems, whether exuberant ballads of love or poignant messages of deepest grief, is to appreciate the electrifying power of the confluence of dream and song. Inspired by his late wife, Linda McCartney, Blackbird Singing gives us extraordinary access to the inner life of one of the most influential figures of our time.

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Stephen Logan
McCartney writes as freely—and often as beautifully—as a blackbird sings....[He] is a genius with the common touch.
The Sunday Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393324099
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 987,366
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most admired contemporary poets and songwriters. He lives in England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    Totally awesome

    His poems are just as great as his songs. I found myself singing the song lyrics instead of just reading them like a poem. Many many memories lie in this book for me.

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