Songs That Saved Your Life (Revised Edition): The Art of The Smiths 1982-87

Songs That Saved Your Life (Revised Edition): The Art of The Smiths 1982-87

by Simon Goddard
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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"Songs That Saved Your Life is an essential volume for Smiths fans, a labor of love where the love clearly shows and fanaticism is forgiven." - Spectrum Culture

“An exhaustive look at all things Morrissey...even the most diehard fan is bound to learn something new.” – USA Today’s Pop Candy

“If The Smiths did indeed craft the songs that saved your life, The Smiths: Songs That Saved Your Life will be the ideal literary companion to your music library.” – Blogcritics

“Goddard’s book is an invaluable resource for Smiths fans who’ve ever wondered where Morrissey’s wordplay came from.” – AV Club

“If you are a Smiths fan and you want to know every single thing about every song they ever wrote, this will become your new Smiths bible!” – Pop Cults

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781162590
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
03/26/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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