One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem - with letterpress print by Neil Tennant. First edition. Third impression (2018). Medium format hardback in new condition. This book comes with a letterpress print made by Neil Tennant containing lyrics from 'left to my own devices' (one of 500). No markings. This is a new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
Over a career that spans four decades and thirteen studio albums with Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant has consistently proved himself to be one of the most elegant and stylish of contemporary lyricists. Arranged alphabetically, One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem presents an overview of Neil Tennant's considerable achievement as a chronicler of modern life: the romance, the break-ups, the aspirations, the changing attitudes, the history, the politics, the pain.
The landscape of Tennant's lyrics is recognisably British in character. It is restrained and preoccupied with the mundane, occasionally satirical. Yet, also yearning for escape and theatrical release. Often surprisingly revealing, this volume is contextualised by a personal commentary on each lyric and a fascinating introduction by the author which gives an insight into the process and genesis of writing.
Flamboyant, understated, celebratory and elegiac, Neil Tennant's lyrics are a document of our times.
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