So this is permanence, edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis, presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis.
The songs of Joy Division, infused with the energy of punk but steeped in a resigned longing, were born of Manchester in the late seventies - a once flourishing industrial city in decline. They were the songs too of Ian Curtis's inner tragedies, as he battled depression, epilepsy and debilitating stage fright. Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980, on the eve of the band's first American tour.
Interspersed with the lyrics are previously unpublished facsimile pages of Ian's notebooks, which throw his highly emotive lyrics into fascinating relief and cast light on the creative process of this singularly poetic songwriter.
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So This is Permanence: Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks is an incredible visual collection of the personal writings of musical icon Ian Curtis.L'autore:
Ian Curtis was born in Stretford, Lancashire, and grew up in Macclesfield. He met his Joy Division bandmates Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook at a Sex Pistols gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, in 1976. Later joined by drummer Stephen Morris, Joy Division released two seminal post-punk albums: Unknown Pleasures (1979) and the posthumous Closer (1980).
Jon Savage is the author of England's Dreaming: Sex pistols and Punk Rock, Teenage: The Creation of Youth, 1875-1945 and The England's Dreaming Tapes. He has written sleevenotes for Wire, St Etienne and the Pet Shop Boys, among others, and his compilations include: Meridian 1970 (Heavenly/EMI 2005), Queer Noises 61-78: From the Closet to the Charts (Trikont 2006) and Dreams Come True: Classic Electro 1982-1987 (Domino 2008).
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria ABC557662
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110571309550