Voices : How a Great Singer Can Change Your Life


by Coleman, Nick | The arts
Published 07/03/2019 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 320 pages

ISBN: 9781784701338 Category:


***ONE OF BILLBOARD’S TOP TEN MUSIC BOOKS OF 2018***’A brilliant book about singing… I have been talking to Nick Coleman about music, in person and in my head, for forty years now. [With Voices] you have the opportunity to hear what I have heard. I hope you take it’ Nick Hornby in The BelieverWhat happens when we fall in love with a voice; the siren call of someone singing? The history of post-war popular music is traditionally told sociologically or in terms of musicological influence and innovation in style. Voices takes a different tack. In ten discrete but cohering essays Coleman tackles the arc of that history as if it were an emotional experience with real psychological consequences – as chaotic, random, challenging and unpredictable as life itself.

Voices is the story of what it is to listen and learn. Above all, it is a story of what it means to feel.

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