"McCartney writes as freelyand often as beautifullyas 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 eventcelebrated 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.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most admired contemporary poets and songwriters. He lives in England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.