Reimagining liner notes for the digital age is a guiding concept, but mr. Andy misters liner notes is a seminarrative prose poem, a meditation on alienation. In the end a life, like the book itself, is assembled from the detritus of pop culture. Liner notes is very much about being a son a status that dominates many of wainwrights songs. The author is 71, and in liner notes, while discussing his. Liner notes definition is comments or explanatory notes about a recording printed on the jacket or an insert. For one thing lightfoot reached the milestone age of 80, celebrating with a benefit concert in his hometown of orillia. The veteran singersongwriter delivers a memoir as album liner notes. Blurb distinct from the back book cover blurb is this 12 line endorsement of a book by a celebrity or another author that sits on the books front cover. Bob dylans basement tapes 1997 is a book by music critic greil marcus.
Liner notes that are an albumbyalbum, artistbyartist guides to rock performers. Each of the books 25 chapters includes lively, indepth, provocative interviews with artists, djs, producers and industry insiders. Seating is determined by letter group indicated on tickets and opens at 6. Restoring those old liner notes in musics digital era. Adrift on a sea of drug use, boredom and popular entertainment, mister traces his relationship to the obsessive collection of ephemera and the coterminous feelings of isolation and. This 128 page volume covers neil from 1945 through to 1995 and the author brian keizer seems to be a big neil young fan as. The first 150 or so pages feature a replay, or complete text transcription in screenplay format of an actual game session, complete with liner notes, explanations, and.
Trouble boys is a heartbreakingly tragic, frequently comic, and, ultimately, triumphant epic. Brian colemans writing is a lot like the albums he covers. He contributed liner notes to the grammywinning big star box set keep an eye on the sky, and has written essays for reissues by the replacements. Liner notes, the written accounts accompanying a record, cassette or cd, have been an important element in the presentation of commercial music. To get the loud bass sound, paul played a different bass, a rickenbacker instead of his old trusty hofner which had featured on the majority of beatles recordings. Is there any difference in the text or content of the book. Much had transpired since the publication of my book, lightfoot. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax.
Tarantula is an experimental prose poetry collection by bob dylan, written in 1965 and 1966. Lori is working to start fresh after some bad relationships and working towards a new career. The books approach is one that coleman calls invisible liner notes retracing the story of an album step by step, in collaboration with the artists themselves. Beginning with the beach boys unfinished masterpiece smile, mister describes a world populated by ghosts. Artists inspire artists, and liner notes64 ekphrastic poems describing 64 musicians as artists making musicexemplifies this rich, evocative tradition. Liner notes are descended from the program notes for musical concerts, and developed into notes that were printed on the inner sleeve used to protect a traditional 12inch vinyl record, i. This paperback contains english translations of all texts featured in the main volume. Madden is the story of cannon davis and lori banzini.
A book remainder mark is usually made with a stamp or permanent marker on the bottom edge of the book, though it may be on the back cover or another edge. The updated paperback edition 2011, picador is retitled the old, weird america, a term coined by marcus to. Fans of the selflacerating, painfully funny wainwright iii will find the memoir they want here. Gordon lightfoot just like a paperback novel gordon. The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to john lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain wilson pickett and otis redding recordings far exceeded the bass on any beatles records. The original books are all roughly paperback book sized, approx 4. Each of colemans 36 liner notes cover one album by a particular artist, beginning with a thorough background essay from coleman and continuing with comments on individual tracks by the artists, which range in length from a single line to pagespanning dialogue. As he writes of his club performances, often the response im going for is a shiver or a cringe. Liner notes also sleeve notes or album notes are the writings found in booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or the equivalent packaging for vinyl records and cassettes. Bob mehr is the music critic for the commercial appeal and a longtime correspondent for mojo magazine. Wainwright and his children sometimes perform together, but the barometric pressure between them can still be low. These are examples of terrific or otherwise notable liner notes. Madden has this ability to draw me in to the book and sucker punch me in the gut with all the emotions she writes with and the wonderful characters she brings to life. I love lori and cannons story and the way it flowed through the pages.
He is the author of two story collections, pilot season sunnyoutside, 2014, and liner notes subito press, 2014. Cd remainders are usually marked by cutting the spine of the case or punching a hole through the upc barcode. Reviews of the book liken it to his selfpenned liner notes to two of his albums. Brian coleman has been mesmerized and energized by hiphop since he first heard rundmcs rock box in 1984. Jeff chang, author of cant stop wont stop all producers and hiphop fans must read this book. I decicated this section to all these personal words from mark. Liner notes paperback october 15, 20 by andy mister author see all 5 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.
If michelle osullivan is in the lyricalpastoral line of influence, berrys work embodies the unmistakeable neoaugustanism that is the inheritance of the muldoonian. This leads her to find a new talent cannon, a young up and coming musiciansigner. Subscriptionbased streaming music service rhapsody may change the way we discover music. Andy misters liner notes is a seminarrative prose poem, a meditation on alienation and pop culture. As box sets should have good and extensive liner notes, standards for box sets are higher than those for single cds. Mary queen of apostles paperback book free shipping used. Although these cutouts dont damage the cd or liner notes, they are visible. Liner notes conversations about making books, leipzig for.
Paperback edition with foreword by musician will johnson available december 2018. Jerry jazz musician is a noncommercial website whose mission is to explore the. Great writing but not necessarily, and often great presentation. Adrift on a sea of drug use, boredom and popular entertainment, mister traces his. Over time, i have developed a musical geography of sorts, mapping the places where i hear certain songs more clearly and which, as a result, have become inextricably bound up with those songs in a way that is now impossible to untangle. Written entirely in the first person by the biographer in the form of those same wildly digressive liner notes, the book is a nonstop collection of clever, edgy, cutting, and often witty oneliners, putdowns. When you hear about authors being asked to blurb a book, its this endorsement theyve been asked to provide. Written by journalists, critics, copywriters, fans, or other interested parties. John coltrane, thelonious monk, miles davis, ornette coleman, cecil taylor, archie shepp, sun ra, and others.
This book is as candid, moving, and hilarious as loudon wainwrights music. Like seeing an animal in its natural habitat instead of in a zoo. Why digital liner notes will change the way you listen to. Published october 7th 2003 by gallery books first published september 30th 2003. Changes in the way music is delivered to listeners, however, have changed the function and utility of liner notes, which have also been affected by. Liner by james barlow and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. On parents and children, exes and excess, death and decay, and a few of my other favorite things by loudon, iii wainwright 2017, hardcover at the best online prices at ebay. Album liner notes survived format changes from vinyl lp to cassette to cd. Ciaran berrys third collection, liner notes gallery press, 81pp, 11. Wainwrights song lyrics are represented throughout the book, amplifying his prose and showing the connections between the songs and real life. I have never ever come across another book in this series anywhere. This book is a rare one the gimmick is actually wellexecuted, making this story as good as it sounds.
What extra goodness might be found in said paperback. Liner notes for hiphop junkies by brian coleman isbn. Apart from these liner notes, mark has also written forewords for a couple of books. The cover art and liner notes are included for a cd. By the end of 20, the company will be the first such service to include digital liner notes in song data. Liner notes is, unsurprisingly, as good as its authors songs, with moments of sharp humor alternating with reallife pain, and vivid reflections on love, death, and the whole damn thing. The stories in james brubakers liner notes are extraor. Loyer, tunesmaps director of user experience, said the company has tried to avoid the nostalgia of oh, remember when. Crawford discusses his book and the man he has described as a fresh voice of the jazz age who challenged americans to rethink their assumptions about composition and performance, nationalism. Liner notes definition of liner notes by merriamwebster. See all 8 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.
But it is also about being a parent, a brother, and a grandfather. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Liner notes conversations about making books, leipzig for example. Well send you an email confirmation, plus a second email with more details usually within 24 hours. Get your book and ticket click add to cart at the bottom of the page. Selected press coverage mtv pitchfork chicago reader popmatters indy week winnipeg free press flood. The term descends from the name record liner or album liner.
In liner notes, loudon wainwright looks squarely at his. Liner notes for hiphop junkies paperback june 12 2007 by brian coleman author, questlove introduction 4. Black music is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s. Andy misters liner notes is a seminarrative prose poem, a meditation on. He attended loyola university and the university of montana. With realistic characters, fantastic flashbacks, and a great soundtrack, you are sure to laugh, cry and sing along with laney as you read her liner notes. A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords plus some liner notes by new york times bestselling and pulitzer prize winning author michael chabonone of contemporary literatures most gifted prose stylists michiko kakutani, new york times in bookends, pulitzer prize winning author michael chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literatureageold. Paperback book covers reddicovers paperback book covers. Since the section with the forewords covers just a few books, i also added various other books i have about dire straits and mark knopfler.797 1036 643 1065 457 265 887 1373 180 414 264 1278 918 469 649 1510 1359 54 1100 1428 512 1091 196 770 1200 465 323 1147 759 43 1492 356 1312 438 281 937 78 499 177 1018 11 631 1101 292 885 154 1136