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The Life of a Song Volume 2: The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs
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Jan Dalley David Cheal
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The Life of a Song Volume 2: The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs

Jan Dalley David Cheal


9781473668270

Hodder & Stoughton


Music;
Music reviews & criticism;
Easy listening, MOR music;
Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups


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208 pages

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The second installment of the fascinating back stories behind 50 of the world's best-known and best-loved songs as featured in the FT Weekend's Life of a Song column every Saturday.

If The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" had been released under its original title, "Liverpool Sunset", would it have had the same impact? Was "Greensleeves" really written by Henry VIII? And how did The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" become globally adopted as a football chant?

Like its bestselling predecessor, The Life of a Song Volume 2 contains the stories of 50 songs, originally published in FT Weekend, that unearth each song's biography. These are also the stories of how songs took on new life following their release: how, for instance, "Wild Thing" helped launch the career of Jimi Hendrix in America. Packed with intriguing factoids, these bite-sized essays will delight music lovers and send you scurrying back to listen to the songs in all their beauty and mystery.

By:   Jan Dalley, David Cheal
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   334g
ISBN:   9781473668270
ISBN 10:   1473668271
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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