Quarta-feira, 15 Fevereiro, 2017

RICHIE UNTERBERGER Won’t Get Fooled Again: The Who From Lifehouse To Quadrophenia LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Jaw Bone

paperback, 306 páginas, 15,5 x 21,5 cm.

“From mid-1970 to early 1974, The Who undertook an amazing and peculiar journey in which they struggled to follow up “Tommy” with a yet bigger and better rock opera. One of those projects, “Lifehouse”, was never completed, though many of its songs formed the bulk of the classic 1971 album “Who’s Next”. The other, “Quadrophenia”, was as down-to-earth as the multimedia “Lifehouse” was futuristic; issued as a double album in 1973, it eventually became esteemed as one of the Who’s finest achievements, despite initial unfavourable comparisons to Tommy. Along the way, the group’s visionary songwriter, Pete Townshend, battled conflicts within the band and their management, as well as struggling against the limits of the era’s technology as a pioneering synthesizer user and a conceptualist trying to combine rock with film and theatre. The results included some of rock’s most ambitious failures, and some of its most spectacular triumphs. In “Won’t Get Fooled Again: The Who From Lifehouse to Quadrophenia”, noted rock writer and historian Richie Unterberger documents this intriguing period in detail, drawing on many new interviews; obscure rare archive sources and recordings; and a vast knowledge of the music of the times. The result is a comprehensive, articulate history that sheds new light on the band’s innovations and Pete Townshend’s massive ambitions, some of which still seem ahead of their time in the early 21st century.”

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Quarta-feira, 15 Fevereiro, 2017

GEOFF BROWN Otis Redding: Try A Little Tenderness LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Canon Gate

paperback, 228 páginas, 13,5 x 20 cm.

“Otis Redding’s extraordinary Southern soul voice resonates down the years as a thing of profound beauty and unfathomable emotional depth. His unique vocal delivery gave Motown’s pop artists a run for their money, while his stage presence matched pioneering funk magus – and fellow Georgia native – James Brown for sheer entertainment value. Crucial to the success of the Stax label, Redding quickly rose from obscurity and, thanks to his dizzying performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, was poised for major crossover success. However, on December 10, 1967, he was killed when his private plane crashed into Lake Monoma near Madison, Wisconsin. ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’, recorded just a week earlier, went straight to Number 1, prompting widespread speculation on what Otis Redding might have achieved had his life not been cut brutally short. In this, the first serious profile of the soul legend, Geoff Brown talks to Stax illuminati Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, plus many others, about his tragically brief life, infectious personality and incredible talent. The resulting biography is a wonderful testament to this greatly loved artist.”


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Quarta-feira, 15 Fevereiro, 2017

SEAN MAYES Life On Tour With Bowie – A Genius Remembered LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO John Blake Books

paperback, 228 páginas, 13 x 19,8 cm.

“When David sat down later, he tucked one leg up under him and I noticed that the sole of his shoe was as clean as the day he d bought it. OK, maybe the shoes were new, but it struck me that he hardly ever sets foot in the street. It s all hotel, limousines, sterilized airports the life I was about to lead. I shivered, feeling poised at the top of a rollercoaster about to sweep across the world.” On 11 January 2016, the world was stunned to wake up to the news that David Bowie had died the day before. A genuine icon, he left behind a body of work among the most important in music history. But only a lucky few were privileged to know the man behind that mystique, and know him well. Sean Mayes was one of them. In 1978, Sean toured the world with David Bowie, in what was one of the most important periods in the artist s history. Travelling first class and performing each night with one of the world s greatest rock stars at the height of his fame was an amazing experience fortunately, Sean had the foresight to document it.Here, in complete book form, Sean s tour diary is presented; a blow by blow record of how it felt to be part of a real rock circus. Providing page after page of fascinating insight into life on the road with Bowie, Sean’s account is a unique travelogue, a must for any Bowie fan or, indeed, anyone interested in life on a sell-out world tour.”


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Quarta-feira, 15 Fevereiro, 2017

DAVID BRUN-LAMBERT Nina Simone: The Biography LIVRO

€ 6,95 LIVRO Aurum Press

paperback, 356 páginas, 13 x 19,8 cm.

“This first-ever biography of Nina Simone caused quite a stir among reviewers. “A chastening read”, said the Sunday Times; “Simone’s story is as harrowing as it is remarkable”, said the Yorkshire Post. No-one was quite prepared for the life story of the singer of such enduringly uplifting classics as “My Baby Just Cares for Me” turning out to be such a chilling litany of mental disorder, vile temper, terrible abuse at the hands of bad men, and a self-destructively hostile attitude all too often to the acolytes who came to see her perform.
Brun-Lambert shows how Simone saw herself as a lifelong victim of racism, right from being turned down by the prestigious music school that would have enabled her to become a classical musician. Undiagnosed bipolar disorder, he argues, added to her torment. But it was her unforgettable voice, and, at best, her utterly magnetic performances, that kept people coming to a sold-out Ronnie Scott’s every time she was in residency, and the way she sang her hardest songs like “Mississippi Goddam”with such fire and fury that they became anthems of political change, and means so many people can only be curious about the real life of the mecurial woman behind the piano.”


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Quarta-feira, 15 Fevereiro, 2017

SIMON SPENCE The Stone Roses: War And Peace LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Penguin

paperback, 350 páginas, 13 x 19,8 cm.

“Based on 400 hours of interviews with over seventy of The Stone Roses’ closest associates, including six former band members, War and Peace is the first major biography of the band that defined a generation.
Originally planned in collaboration with Reni, the reclusive drummer, this book had been a year in the making when the Roses, against all odds, announced their re-formation. It is a remarkable coda to an astonishing story. In 1989 their debut album and the single ‘Fools Gold’ made them the most exciting British export since the Sex Pistols. With their incendiary aura the Roses became figureheads of the ‘Madchester’ movement.
War and Peace traces the band’s genesis, studded with violent gigs and abandoned recordings, and shaped by their infamous manager Gareth Evans. The Roses’ legendary gigs culminated in the era-defining Spike Island show in 1990. From this pinnacle the unravelling was spectacular.
But the true story behind their rise and fall – and resurrection – has never been told. Until now.
* With 40 unseen photos, including from renowned rock photographer Dennis Morris”


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Quinta-feira, 15 Dezembro, 2016

NUNO MOITA / CARLOS SANTOS Cinza LIVRO + CD

€ 19,95 LIVRO + CD Grain Of Sound

Carla Carbone cita Susan Sontag no texto introdutório de “Cinza”, escrevendo que graças ao olhar do fotógrafo, “o presente transforma-se em passado”. Cinzento é a cor absolutamente dominante nas fotografias de Nuno Moita, sobressaindo numa delas a frase “days of gray”. As sobreposições, exposição prolongada e colagem de referências e locais são os elementos que desviam de forma clara estas imagens da mera representação para o domínio do irreal, como a ideia de que os sonhos são nebulosos. Estas fotografias não são os sonhos mas sim a neblina que julgamos envolvê-los. Moita pediu a Carlos Santos uma banda sonora e , enquanto nas fotografias vemos e sentimos o corte, a “descontinuação”, a música incluída no CD oferece uma experiência constante de quase tranquilidade, parecendo por vezes ilustrar a tal neblina, outras vezes um local que se reconhece numa ou outra imagem. O som parece estabilizar o caos visual, mas também instala o seu próprio caos quando, numa das faixas, a voz que sussurra vai questionando as palavras “música” e “som”, o que são, o que podem ser. Tomados em conjunto, livro e CD são uma experiência forte de recolhimento.

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Quinta-feira, 24 Novembro, 2016

PETER HOOK Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Simon & Schuster

paperback, 352 páginas, 13 x 19,8 cm.

“Joy Division changed the face of music. Godfathers of the current alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the post-punk era, creating a new sound – dark, hypnotic, intense – that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead and many others. This is the story of Joy Division told by the band’s legendary bassist, Peter Hook.”


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Quinta-feira, 24 Novembro, 2016

PHILIP NORMAN The Stones: The Acclaimed Biography LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO HarperCollins

paperback, 544 páginas, 13 x 19,7 cm.

“In 2012 the Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary. Their story – the band’s meteoric rise to fame, the Marianne Faithfull, Brian Jones and Altamont scandals, the groundbreaking hits – is the stuff of twentieth century legend, and core to popular culture.
But it is Norman’s skills as a researcher and biographer which bring a whole new dimension to such a story. Written with the personal knowledge, trust and co-operation of the participants, this fully updated version is indisputably the best book on The Stones ever written.
Norman spares no detail, covering the Jerry Hall/Mick Jagger split and the Stones’ lives as tax exiles, the recording of Exile on Main St. as well as the iconic stage performances, Mick’s control of the band’s affairs and his contractual disputes with managers and promoters.
This a story of fame, money, drugs, booze, sex, hedonism and the greatest rock band of all time.”


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Quinta-feira, 24 Novembro, 2016

ALAN McGEE Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Sidgwick & Jackson

paperback, 356 páginas, 13,1 x 19,6 cm.

“Alan McGee’s role in shaping British musical culture over the past thirty years is hard to overstate. As the founder of Creation Records he brought us the bands that defined an era. A charismatic Glaswegian who partied just as hard as any of the acts on his notoriously hedonistic label, he became an infamous character in the world of music.
In Creation Stories he tells his story in depth for the first time, from leaving school at sixteen to setting up the Living Room club in London which showcased many emerging indie bands, from managing the Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation when he was only twenty-three. His label brought us acts like My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Ride and, of course, Primal Scream. Embracing acid house, Alan decamped to Manchester and hung out at the Hacienda, and took Creation into the big time with Screamadelica. His drug-induced breakdown, when it came was dramatic. But as he climbed back to sobriety, he oversaw Oasis’s rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world. Alan himself becoming one of the figureheads of Britpop. Having sold the label to Sony to stave off bankruptcy, he became disenchanted with the increasingly corporate ethos and left in 1999. Since then he’s continued to be an influential figure in the music industry, managing the Libertines and most recently setting up a new label, 359 Music, with Cherry Red.”


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Quinta-feira, 24 Novembro, 2016

LESLEY-ANN JONES Riding A White Swan: The Lives and Death of Marc Bolan LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Hodder Paperbacks

paperback, 400 páginas, 15,1 x 22,9 cm.

“From mod folk artist to flower power pixie elfin to the king of glam rockers, Marc Bolan was the ultimate chameleon. His far-reaching musical and stylistic influence is more relevant today than ever with hits such as ‘Ride A White Swan’, ‘Children Of The Revolution’, ‘Get It On’ and ‘Hot Love’ as fresh and exhilarating as when first released.
At the peak of his popularity during his lifetime Bolan was outselling Jimi Hendrix and The Who, and yet relatively little is really known about the hypnotic, enigmatic 20th century boy turned 21st century icon. At last, in the 35th anniversary year of his tragic death, Marc Bolan represents the definite biography.
Here rock biographer, Lesley-Ann Jones, paints a meticulous portrait of the T-Rex front man. From his childhood growing up in Hackney to his untimely death at the age of 29, Bolan’s life was one of relentless experimentation and metamorphoses. Hallucinogenic drugs, wizardry and levitation, alcoholism, tax evasion and a spectacular fall from grace were to punctuate his short life, as he continued to strive to reinvent himself and his music over and over again.
Lesley-Ann has been granted access to those who knew Bolan best, including his partner and the mother of his only son, Gloria Jones and his brother, Harry Feld.”


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Quinta-feira, 24 Novembro, 2016

CICILY JANUS The New Face of Jazz: An Intimate Look at Today’s Living Legends and the Artists of Tomorrow LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Billboard

paperback, 352 páginas, 15,1 x 22,9 cm.

“The New Face of Jazz is for all those jazz fans who want an in-depth look at who and what is hot on the jazz scene today, rather than another survey of the history and long-gone legends of yesteryear. The jazz scene is hotter than ever and the jazz community is passionate, eclectic and inspirational. This book spotlights more than 150 artists, as well as covers venues, festivals, media and educational programs across America, so that anyone can learn where and how they can see a live jazz concert, hear jazz on the radio, or learn about new artists.”


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Sexta-feira, 18 Novembro, 2016

NICK KENT Apathy For The Devil: A 1970s Memoir LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Faber & Faber

paperback, 416 páginas, 12,4 x 19,6 cm.

“Pitched somewhere between Almost Famous and Withnail & I, Apathy for the Devil is a unique document of this most fascinating and troubling of decades – a story of inspiration, success and serious burn out.
As a 20-something college dropout Nick Kent’s first five interviews as a young writer were with the MC5, Captain Beefheart, The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed. Along with Charles Shaar Murray and Ian MacDonald he would go on to define and establish the NME as the home of serious music writing. And as apprentice to Lester Bangs, boyfriend of Chrissie Hynde, confidant of Iggy Pop, trusted scribe for Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, and early member of the Sex Pistols, he was witness to both the beautiful and the damned of this turbulent decade.”


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Sexta-feira, 18 Novembro, 2016

NEIL YOUNG Waging Heavy Peace: His Acclaimed Autobiography LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Penguin Books

paperback, 512 páginas, 12,9 x 19,8 cm.

“Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Reflective, insightful and disarmingly honest, Waging Heavy Peace is his long-awaited memoir. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his re-emergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock ‘n’ roll – this is Neil’s story told in his own words.
Young presents a kaleidoscopic view of personal life and musical creativity; it’s a journey that spans the snows of Ontario to the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Along the way he writes about the music, the victims, the girls and the drugs; about his happy family life but also about the health problems he and his children have experienced; about guitars, cars and sound systems; about Canada and California and Hawaii. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards.”


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Sexta-feira, 18 Novembro, 2016

PHILIP NORMAN Shout! The True Story Of The Beatles LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Pan

paperback, 528 páginas, 13 x 19,7 cm.

“The first and best Beatles biography, Norman had close working relationships with each of the Fab Four, having interviewed them many times since 1965 and observed first hand the events that led to the split during 1969-70. The resulting book contained unique insights into the rise of the Beatles, their final years, the chaos of Apple and the collapse of hippy idealism.
Now fully updated, and written with all of Norman’s trademark verve and skill, this is an essential book for anyone with an interest in pop music, the Sixties and the pleasures and perils of god-like fame.”


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Quinta-feira, 3 Novembro, 2016

SIMON SPENCE Just Can’t Get Enough: the making of Depeche Mode LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Jawbone

paperback, 320 páginas, 15,2 x 22cm.

“Nobody who saw Depeche Mode in 1980 could have predicted that those four fresh-faced, synth-pop innocents would transform themselves into stadium-filling rock gods within a few years. Yet Depeche Mode went on to become one of the Top 10 best-selling British acts of all-time, ranked alongside such exalted company as the Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie. And, after three decades together, the group continues to thrive, both critically and commercially. In “Just Can’t Get Enough”, author Simon Spence charts that transformation, from a tiny nightclub residency in their native Essex to facing tens of thousands in huge stadiums in Europe and America by the mid-80s; a musical journey that took them from early ‘ultra-pop’ hit singles to the stark Black Celebration album. Hailing from Basildon, an experimental post-war New Town, the all-electronic Depeche Mode were, in the words of singer Dave Gahan, a new sort of band from a new sort of town. And Basildon itself, Spence argues, defined them – its brutal Modernist architecture imposed on a rural landscape dotted with primitive shacks a mirror for the angular sound and dark loneliness of the band’s music. Part musical odyssey, part cultural history, Spence draws on dozens of first hand interviews to give us an inside view of one of the most unlikely stories in pop and rock.”

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Quinta-feira, 3 Novembro, 2016

SYLIVIE SIMMONS I’m Your Man: the life of Leonard Cohen LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Vintage Books

paperback, 546 páginas, 13 x 20cm.

“I’m Your Man is the definitive account of that extraordinary life. Acclaimed music journalist Sylvie Simmons crafts a portrait of Cohen as nuanced as the man himself, drawing on a wealth of research that includes Cohen’s personal archives and more than a hundred exclusive interviews with those closest to Cohen—from his lovers, friends, monks, professors, rabbis and fellow musicians to his muses, including Rebecca De Mornay, Marianne Ihlen, Suzanne Elrod and Suzanne Verdal—and most important, with Cohen himself, whose presence infuses these pages.
Starting in Montreal, Cohen’s birthplace, where he first found fame as a poet in the fifties, Simmons follows his trail, via London and the Greek island of Hydra, to New York in the sixties, where he launched his music career. From there she traces the arc of his prodigious achievements to his remarkable retreat in the mid-nineties—when on the cusp of marriage to a beautiful actress and enjoying the success of his best-selling album to date, he entered a monastery on a rocky mountaintop above Los Angeles—and finally to his reemergence for a sold-out world tour almost fifteen years later. Whether navigating Cohen’s journeys through the back streets of Mumbai or the countless hotel rooms where he has stayed along the way, Simmons explores with equal focus every complex, contradictory strand of Cohen’s life—from the halls of academia to the arenas of rock ’n’ roll—and presents a deeply insightful portrait of both the artist and the man whose vision, spirit, depth and talent continue to move people like no one else.”

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Quinta-feira, 3 Novembro, 2016

BILL BREWSTER and FRANK BROUGHTON Last Night A DJ Saved My Life: The Centenary Edition LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Headline

paperback, 608 páginas, 13 x 20cm.

“The DJ was born on Christmas Eve, 1906 when Reginald Fessenden became the first person to play a record over the radio. A century later and the DJ is the central figure in popular music. From these humble ‘talking jukebox’ origins to today’s DJ superstars earning rock star salaries with a fanbase to match, the history of the DJ is fascinating and unpredictable. The story of these unlikely cultural icons takes the reader through the swinging sixties, through the sequinned revolution that was disco, via hip hop and house to mass-market global domination.”


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Quinta-feira, 3 Novembro, 2016

MILES DAVIS with QUINCY TROUPE Miles: The Autobiography LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Picador

paperback, 432 páginas, 13 x 20cm.


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Quinta-feira, 3 Novembro, 2016

BOB DYLAN Chronicles Volume One LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Simon & Schuster

paperback, 304 páginas, 13 x 20cm.

“The bulk of the book is a captivating evocation of Dylan’s first year in New York city (1961), with flashbacks to his boyhood in Minnesota. Here he draws a touching portrait of himself as an ambitious young artist, trembling on the brink of self-realisation. In the middle, there are less enjoyable but revealing excursions into two later junctures in the singer’s career, studies in alienation, frustration and compromise.
What’s not in the book could fill tomes (and already has). There’s nothing about singing at the 1963 march on Washington or going electric at Newport in 1965 or the “Judas!” heckle in Manchester in 1966. Nothing about drugs or sex. Nothing about the fundamentalist Christian phase or about his Jewishness.
None the less, in the course of his meandering narrative, Dylan touches on a fascinating variety of topics – personal, musical, historical. New York at the dawn of the 60s is recreated with warmth and detail. This is the flickering urban landscape of “Visions of Johanna”, peopled with “all kinds of characters looking for the inner heat”, mingling in cluttered, carefully observed Greenwich Village apartments. In Dylan’s memory New York is “cold, muffled, mysterious”, a city of epiphanies: “I passed a horsedrawn wagon full of covered flowers, all under a plastic wrap, no driver in sight. The city was full of stuff like that.”

Chronicles is peppered with vivid sketches of the stars of New York’s folk demimonde: Fred Neill, Cisco Houston, Len Chandler, Paul Clayton (whose suicide a few years later Dylan does not mention), the blues guitarist and Marxist intellectual Dave Van Ronk (“no puppet strings on him ever”). John Hammond, the veteran leftwinger who produced Dylan’s first albums, is recalled with awe: “There were maybe a thousand kings in the world and he was one of them.”
Among the book’s pleasures are brief, acute appreciations of, among others, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, Harry Belafonte, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, “the bittersweet, lonely, intense world of Harold Arlen”, composer of “the cosmic ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’”. There are also intriguing, off-the-wall observations about figures ranging from Clausewitz and Thucydides to Joe Hill and Balzac (“He wears a monk’s robe and drinks endless cups of coffee… one of his teeth falls out, and he says, ‘What does this mean?’”), plus a tip of the hat to the flamboyant professional wrestler Gorgeous George, who was also an influence on Muhammad Ali.

The Dylan of these chapters is a true believer in the religion of folk, which “exceeded all human understanding, and if it called out to you, you could disappear and be sucked into it.” He claims that the old songs taught him there was nothing new on this earth. History was cyclical: societies emerge, flourish, decline (but “I had no idea which of these stages America was in”). Here he seems to be reading back into his youth some of the attitudes he struck later on. The young man who wrote “Hattie Carroll”, “With God on Our Side”, “Masters of War” and “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” was a poet of urgency, and he would have found the fatalism of the later Dylan far too pat. “I had a primitive way of looking at things and I liked country fair politics,” he insists. “My favourite politician was [rightwing] Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, who reminded me of Tom Mix.” Maybe, but this “primitive” also dissected the political psychology of the fallout-shelter craze in “Let Me Die in My Footsteps”, lambasted anti-communist hysteria in “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues”, and explored the link between race and class in “Only a Pawn in Their Game”.
At first glance the chapters in the middle of the book appear to concern the making of New Morning (1970) and Oh Mercy (1989). One’s heart sinks. Why not Highway 61 or Blonde on Blonde or Blood on the Tracks or even Love and Theft ? Yet there’s a surprise hidden in these chapters, for they tell stories most artists avoid telling, stories of unresolved crisis. Of failure.

The Dylan of the middle chapters is spectral, even to himself. And this is immediately apparent when one returns, in the final chapter, to the heady early days in New York. Here he provides a step-by-step account of the influences that led him to his ferocious synthesis of tradition and individuality. First, there’s Guthrie, whose songs had “the infinite sweep of humanity in them”. Then there’s Brecht and Weill’s Pirate Jenny: “a wild song… a nasty song … there was no love for people in it.” Then Robert Johnson: “The stabbing sounds from the guitar could almost break a window.” Wrap it all up with Rimbaud and a beautiful leftwing girlfriend, and “I was sitting at the gateway”.

Chronicles ends with Dylan on the verge of his breakthrough. But this breakthrough will also – we know from the intervening chapters – be a tragic rupture. The pathos of Dylan is that his self was ripped from his grasp at a time when he had barely begun to know it. It’s clear that these wounds still smart, that Dylan still reels from the trauma, and that the memory of those early months in New York, those months of discovery, remains precious. “The folk music scene had been like a paradise that I had to leave.” Mike Marqusee, The Guardian

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Terça-feira, 27 Setembro, 2016

JULES VERNE / JONNY TRUNK 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea LIVRO + LP

€ 23,95 LIVRO + LP (+ mp3) Four Corners Books

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Aparentemente, Jonny Trunk nem sequer hesitou quando lhe foi perguntado que livro escolheria para musicar, quando foi abordado pela Four Corner Books. O argumento apresentado por Jonny tem a ver com a possibilidade de compôr “música subaquática”, uma ideia antiga que aqui encontra uma expressão correcta e sedutora. A clássica história de aventuras novecentista, uma das incontornáveis de Júlio Verne, ganha assim uma banda sonora para além dos filmes que já foram realizados, aqui ligada directamente ao livro, bebendo da fonte, por assim dizer. A apresentação gráfica luxuosa é então acompanhada por música certamente inspirada por vários heróis obscuros de Jonny Trunk, um rico universo de Library Music aqui aplicado com claro propósito ilustrativo para as várias cenas da história. Orgão, ambiência profunda, orgão, exotica de baile de salão, Martin Denny de submarino, tensão orquestral de cordas sob a ameaça do Kraken (não distante da banda sonora de Scott Walker que comentámos na semana passada), BBC Radiophonic Workshop em manifestação etérea. Momentos especiais em vinil azul.

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