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Publisher Description

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*

The brand new memoir from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Road Beneath My Feet.

Taking 36 songs from his back catalogue, folk-punk icon Frank Turner explores his songwriting process. Find out the stories behind the songs forged in the hedonistic years of the mid-2000s North London scene, the ones perfected in Nashville studios, and everything in between. Some of these songs arrive fully-formed, as if they've always been there, some take graft and endless reworking to find 'the one'. In exploring them all, Turner reflects with eloquence, insight and self-deprecating wit on exactly what it is to be a songwriter.

From love songs and break-up songs to political calls-to-arms; songs composed alone in a hotel room or in soundcheck with the Sleeping Souls, this brilliantly written memoir - featuring exclusive photos of handwritten lyrics and more - is a must-have book for FT fans and anyone curious about how to write music.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2019
March 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Headline
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

danbaker13 ,

Essential reading for any Turner fan

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, learning about the sources of inspiration for all the songs I love (and a few I was unfamiliar with) and the process he used to write and arrange them.

The book is written in Frank’s unique style; emotionally charged, articulate, self-deprecating and funny, just like so many of his songs.

Some of the language used requires a knowledge of music theory, which was a bit over my head, but I still feel I got a lot from the book and it has inspired me to pick up my guitar more often than I was before.

An absolute must for any Frank Turner fan!

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